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Unread 01-07-2010, 03:57 PM   #16
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Bought this YJ at the end of Sept. for crawling around the TX hill country and in NM.

Ive replaced the cooling system, new Optima yellow top, Brown Dog MM, RE 2.5" lift with RE 5" greasable shackles, MT signature classicII wheels, 31"x10.5" MTR kevlars, Smitty XRC8 comp winch, Smitty SRC rear bumper, new rotors/pads, few things on the interior..... Next is a SYE for the TC and drive shaft.

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What lift did you install ?
He already said: Rubicon Express (RE)

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Unread 01-07-2010, 05:43 PM   #17
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Nice clean looking Sahara. It's really hard to find them in that good of condition. I plan on putting a build thread on here once I get the time to snap some pictures and really go into detail about some of the mods I've done. Keep the pics and mods coming .

I know everyone here is telling you to ditch the SYE plans, but I am behind you. The SYE will allow you to remove your t-case drop and pull the skid plate back up where it should be. I had some slight vibes after installing my 2.5", even with the 1" t-case drop. I went with a SYE and TW CV shaft and now everything is butter smooth. It's also just good maintenance, as the slip yoke is one of the weaker parts of the NP231. If you ever break a shaft you don't have to worry about the yoke sliding out an emptying you t-case fluid (making a bad situation worse). Doing the SYE is not a necessity in your situation, but probably a good idea. If you don't have any other more important projects to tackle, it's a good one to take on.

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I agree with him. It takes a week link out of your driveline. I dumped the clutch on a jeep I had on 31's trying to smoke the tires(don't ask what I was thinking). The Dana35 held up fine. No SYE- The rear tail shaft didn't, neither did the back half of the TC housing. It was ugly.

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Unread 01-07-2010, 06:43 PM   #18
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I agree with him. It takes a week link out of your driveline. I dumped the clutch on a jeep I had on 31's trying to smoke the tires(don't ask what I was thinking). The Dana35 held up fine. No SYE- The rear tail shaft didn't, neither did the back half of the TC housing. It was ugly.
I did the same thing on my 30x10.5's and all my stuff held up fine after attempting it a few times on dry ground. It powered them like a champ on wet.

And free revving is one of the worst things you can do to the engine really.
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Unread 01-11-2010, 06:00 PM   #19
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Put a OME steering stab on. And straightened my steering wheel from the lift.....ah much better lol



Oh and I got the replacement rubber corners for my hardtop, and a seal kit, Hopefull Ill pull the top Saturday if it aint raining.

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Unread 01-13-2010, 04:07 PM   #20
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Hey man thanks for the reply.. How do you like the kit? Also with your 31s did you re-gear Nice YJ

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Unread 01-13-2010, 06:19 PM   #21
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Hey man thanks for the reply.. How do you like the kit? Also with your 31s did you re-gear Nice YJ

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I didnt regear, but Its fine, just a little slower getting up to 60-70 on the HWY, but nothing I cant deal with. Its not my DD, so not too critical. I love the lift, it was easy to put on, took one day with help from a friend.....with hand tools lol. Have yet to take it off roading, but here in a couple weeks Im headed to do some rock climbing, cant wait!
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Unread 01-13-2010, 07:24 PM   #22
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alright thanks man your help is appreciated... did you need to buy anything besides the lift like shackles or anything like that? Also what did you find to be the hardest part of the lift ?


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Unread 01-14-2010, 12:37 AM   #23
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you got any more pictures ? Thanks -MIKE-
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Unread 01-14-2010, 07:17 AM   #24
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alright thanks man your help is appreciated... did you need to buy anything besides the lift like shackles or anything like that? Also what did you find to be the hardest part of the lift ?


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I bought the RE 5" greasable shackles. Hardest part was had to drop the gas tank to get the top bolts on the shackles off, and back in. And the brake line under the stock air box was a pain. Other than that it was pretty easy.

Any specific pics? I can take more tonight...
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Unread 01-14-2010, 05:05 PM   #25
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Just some pictures side shots anything, if you can thanks man.
I'm planning on ordering the lift tomorrow...
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Unread 01-14-2010, 05:07 PM   #26
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So with the 5" greasable shackles from RE , did it really lift 1" ?
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Unread 01-15-2010, 07:32 AM   #27
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So with the 5" greasable shackles from RE , did it really lift 1" ?
I think the 5" shackles lift it 1/2".....Im guessing the stock springs were worn out, thus giving me the 1/2-1" more than I thought it would. Im anxious to see what they settle to. It was raining yesterday after work, Ill try and pull her out of the garage after work today and get some more pics
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Unread 01-15-2010, 08:20 AM   #28
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I think every Jeep is a little different from the experiences I've read on here. Some people need one, and some don't. If you don't have vibes, then it's probably not a big issue.

I went ahead and went with the SYE because I plan on keeping my Jeep for a long time and I was getting some slight vibes. I also like the fact that I went ahead and addressed one of the weak spots in my YJ's drive train. I'm planning on doing a 8.8 swap later on down the road to take care of the other weak link.

My Jeep is my DD and I figure getting a SYE is cheaper than fixing my undercarriage after a drive shaft flails around under there on the highway.
Mne would rattle your teeth out with only a 2.5" lift.
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Unread 01-15-2010, 01:01 PM   #29
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if u want to seee a real truck look at mine maybe eventaully ill upgrade the pictures 89 yj those pictures are old as hell i have there almost a year
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Unread 01-15-2010, 01:07 PM   #30
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if u want to seee a real truck look at mine maybe eventaully ill upgrade the pictures 89 yj those pictures are old as hell i have there almost a year
sorry man, 20's with 33's just isn't appealing to me
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