I eventually got fed up with messing around with the old pitman arm and took the angle grinder to it then put an impact chisel on it for a few seconds then smacked the hell out of the top with a bfh and popped off. PITA
Did away with the trac bars completely. Sway bar is connected but the "quick" disconnects that I have on there are terrible so now I'm looking for a replacement set. The brake line on the drivers side is also stretched a little farther than I feel comfortable with so extensions are on the to do list as well.
To be honest it's not as bad as I thought it would be. I can still use 5th at lower highway speeds, but on the interstate I have to run it in 4th. Starting off isn't bad either, you just have to be gentle on the clutch. It is slow, but then again I didn't buy my Jeep for speed haha. The trade off is definitely worth it though, I love the way my YJ looks now. Now it's time to take it on the trails
Took it on some trails today, it flexes great but I have a little bit of rubbing on the fender flares so some trimming is now on the to do list. The next big thing I am planning is a 4.0 swap. I'm thinking it will be perfect with the 4.10 gears that are already in. And also a locker in the front because I'm sick of spinning wheels and not moving anywhere.
Decorated the Jeep for Christmas and got a little snowfall this week.
Also went winter wheeling for the first time this year but didn't get any good shots of the Jeep climbing the mountain because I was concentrating on driving and my friends didn't want to stand in the cold.