Ok, so after a few friends requests to make a build thread guess i will work on one.
Here is my rig, nicknamed: Dirty *****:
95 YJ, 2.5l AX5, NP231, D30/D35, bought with 2" shackle and 3" body lift. Running 31's, Pro Comp ATs.
All above was prior to moving to maryland and joining ESJA.
This pic below was after moving down, cleaned it all up, got a new used set of rims and tires, 31 Dunlop ATs
Got a set of 32 TSL SX's for a good price and threw them on, trimmed the fender flares, front fenders and front bumper. Moved KC lights from windshield to front bumper:
Wheeled with her like this for bout 6 months, then disaster struck with the shackle lift and stock springs. I entered a obstacle I was repeatedly trying to beat, when the front shackle dug in and snapped off the frame on the pass side.
Loaded up on friends trailer and heading to Psycho Squirrel Fab Shop: Thats me right side of pic. I have the big a$$ grin because my wife was with me and didnt tell me not to do it, so now that it finally broke i can get a real lift kit!
with any vaccum disconnect axle like the stock axle in YJ (either 4 or 6 cyl) the locker is not present unless your in 4wd, if in 4wd then your steering auto centeres (when you turn it always goes back to center) and you just can not go full lock when turning, but it was the cheapest/best mod so far, now im losing it going to the one piece axle but i will make due with the lock right...
Going this Sunday Jan 31st to pick up new axles, HP30 and 8.8 with 4.88 gears and a mini spool in the rear.
Currently the front is open and still stock YJ (meaning still a vaccum disco axle)
Im debating either lincoln locking the front as is right now, and either going to the vaccum switch like many are running, or POSI lock device, but I am also looking into upgrading the shafts to chromo's and long shaft and totally eliminate the need for the disco portion. Right now I am looking at money. If I can find a good deal on shafts for it, I will go that route and put a lunch box locker up front, but if money doesnt allow, i will do the lincoln locker and work on the disco system! Before people start bout it, I know BLAH BLAH BLAH, basically i dont care bout the issues with the vaccum, mine is already not working but may just be the transfer case issue, but either way I know IT SUCKS, im working on it.
Also going to get the Frame repaired and my body lift repaired and replaced, either 1.5 or 2" or something like that, prolly 1.5 or under. Getting the transmission flushed. 4.0 Throttle Body if Jerry has one, and maybe some exhaust issues addressed.
Then will be placing my order for 35's, Still going BF Goodrich KM2's.