copied from my intro thread, see below
just purchased a 1991 YJ with 133,333 miles on her with a little surface rust on the rockers but frame is clean. Im still trying to figure what lift i have and will post pics later if anyone can help me with that. Im pretty certain its a 3 or 4" skyjacker kit. I think if it was an add a leaf the springs would be a little flatter now but not sure. Tires are 31x10.50 on stock wheels. Handles awesome on the road and drives straight with no death wobble at all. cruises at 70 just fine.
straight 6, new stock exhaust and its super quiet so i plan on eventually installing a super 44 on it to give it a little more rumble. So right now i have a little build list of what id like to do, first ill get some new wheels, soft 8s 15" and not sure if i want 33x10.5 or 33x12.5..i feel if i get the skinnys im going to want wider so probably just run with the 12.50s. metal cloak front and rear flares, new bumper and buy a new winch. It has a 10k lb one on her now but going to sell to a friend. repalce the front bumper and rear with a rear bumper with swingout tire carrier. add a CB and firestick. grab some rocker guard armor while im at it and a new tow strap. and probably some KC's on the windshield. Has a bestop soft top on it now and just need a tailgate bar so it is secure in the back
i havent researched, and im going to look around on the site, effects of takng the front and rear track bars off? axle should be just fine since the leafs are mounted there and i was going to remove the sway bars as well to make this rock flex a little more.
any suggestions and good common mods?
heres some pics
So for some random problems that already happend were some loose wiring connections...On a YJ??? whoda thunk? sooo turn signal would stay solid for front signal when turn signal was on the left and wouldnt evenlight up in the rear.. replaced the front turn signal bulbs because one was out and put in a new flasher and that did the trick. The wiring harnesses were all duct taped together and my brake light was out because of a loose connection so had to extened the wires to be able to reach up there and actually connect the harness. Noticed my U bolt on the front left leaf was a little loose on one end and could have more thread showing so decided to tighten it and snapped the U bolt off..so now i need a new u bolt..also took my front side steps off and the end piece of the flare which exposed quite a bit of rust..
so replacing that one broken u bolt led to some good things. i then replaced the front bushings for the leaf springs, removed the front and rear trackbar and removed the front sway bar. havent had the time to drive it yet to see how it feels but cant wait and then maybe a little light offroading to see how it feels. i also wired up some Raxiom LED lights and used some nice windshield mounts but have yet to really use them. The rust areas in the floor and where the jeep logo are i cut out and will be welding in some new floors then adding som black diamond plate to the side to hide the welds since i dont feel like repainting it. below are some links to items ive bougt, i have yet to install the side armor but i will once the floors are completed.
two of these
mounted with these ^
small strap but will do the job
since i havent had time to wire up my sound bar light i bought one of these
replaced the air filter and have an extra incase
bought these as well so they could be used as a step but would be good armor as well
so now im waiting to save for some tires and wheels that i have in mind and a front and rear bumper
7/21/14- Got to rewire my sound bar over the weekend so now all 6/6 speakers work comapred to 2 that did before lol. also trimmed the flares and cut the fenders for a flat flare looks which im very happy with. im not sure if i want to find a set of used TJ flares to mod for the front or what i want to do really. i wanted flat tube fenders but trying to keep this on a tight budget so will most likely get some used or new replacement TJ flares. who knows what i will end up with. she will sit this way for a bit until some wheels and tires and bumpers come in.