So I'm new to this forum so I thought I might add my build. Just to say HI and give others ideas on what to do to there YJ's. I built this with the intent of rocks and trails so heres the specs
History - Bought this jeep for 1700$ with only 106k miles even had a nice hard top and full doors. It was a in a wreck hit a rock at 50 mph. Frame was bent and needed new front fenders. Picked up a frame from a 95 2.5L YJ for 100$ and swapped everything over
Lift - +1.5in SOA using Rubicon Express springs and custom perches. Top that all off with Rancho 9000xl shocks. I wouldn't recommend them the shock body is way to fat and after 4 trips they are dented bad from the leaf spring plates. I will be replacing them soon haven't decided with what yet.
Tires - I picked up a set of 37 12.50 17R Goodyear MT/R's on MB72 black alloy wheels.
Steering - Tera flex front passenger knuckle. Built my own tie rod bar used 44in length of 1.5in molly tubing and Tera Flex tie road ends. Used the stock YJ drag link just cut it and sleeved it length.
Drivetrain - Stock 4.0l with AX-15 trans, Stak 4x4 3 speed mini monster box. 2.97:1 low and 5.22:1 Low. I would not recommend a Stak case for anyone. Company was horrible to work with, pops out of gear often. Kept the Dana 30 up front and added 30 spline molly axles with Eton electric lockers with 4.56 gears. Rear used a Dana 44 out of a 87 XJ and top that off with molly axles, Eton locker, 4.56 gears and disc brakes off of a ford 8.8.
Interior - I used the Smittybuilt seats and hurculined the whole inside. Makes easy to wash up.
Exterior - I built custom front and rear bumpers out of 5"x2"x1/4" HSS and in the front used a harbor freight winch plate to mount a warn 9.5ti winch. New bumpers are being build soon. Installed Metalcloak front arched fenders, rear corner guards, rocker armor and 6 in flares.
Ditch the hard top too hard to get on and off. So I replaced it with Rampage frameless soft top. Its a very good top would recommend it.
So it begins
Got a 982 on the RTI ramp just little more to get 1K
Looking sexy at Moab
Couple local trail pics
Thanks for reading hope this gives you ideas