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Unread 01-21-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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Full Width White YJ BUILD

OK guys this is my first post on this forum, but not my first build. Ive had a xj in the past and a fully built toyota buggy, but after i got the buggy finished i hated the fact it had to sit in the garage and i only could enjoy it when i trailered it to the trails and also i have a 2 year old son i want to start taking wheeling . So i decided to sell the buggy and look for me a yj wrangler to build. i wanted to build something really strong that i could enjoy on and off the trails. so i ended up with a 1992 yj buggy with a inline 6 and a auto trans. i love this thing . im hoping there will be guys on this forum that can guide me thru this cause i have never built on that drives on the road also. so here we go.

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Unread 01-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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Here is what the jeep looked like when I brought it home .

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Then I added a rough country 4.5 inch lift and 33s


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Unread 01-21-2013, 05:28 PM   #3
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Looks like you got a nice foundation, i am after the same thing with my cherokee with it being driven on road and off, my build thread for it is in my signature if you want to check it out
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JK - only 33s for now until she is paid off
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Unread 01-21-2013, 05:58 PM   #4
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Looks like you got a nice foundation, i am after the same thing with my cherokee with it being driven on road and off, my build thread for it is in my signature if you want to check it out
Will do .im still trying to navigate this forum on my phone. Lol
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Unread 01-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #5
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Well after the first trip out at The Flats I really missed my lockers that I had on the yota . So I decided there needed to be a change and a big one ! So the plan is 1 ton axles out of a 78 F250 , factory yj leafs , and lockers front and rear .


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Unread 01-21-2013, 06:25 PM   #6
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Why stock springs if you don't mind me asking?? Because iirc don't a lot of guys run the 52" leafs on the yj's
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Unread 01-21-2013, 06:51 PM   #7
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Well with xj springs you need to move your gas tank and don't have the money for that right now. I'll prob stretch it a couple inches in the rear with some waggy springs later.
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Unread 01-21-2013, 07:34 PM   #8
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Just curious that's all I didn't realize you had to move the tank like I said I will be watching this and asking questions because I'm set on building a yj buggy for my next project
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Unread 01-21-2013, 09:20 PM   #9
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Unread 01-21-2013, 09:24 PM   #10
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Had both axles torn down by Metalwerx in hickory install 4.56 gears front and rear . Spartan locker in the rear and a Yukon grizzly locker in the front . Also had high steer arms installed .
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Unread 01-21-2013, 09:26 PM   #11
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Then I yanked out the stock axles to get ready to install the big sticks !

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Unread 01-22-2013, 03:56 PM   #12
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Got the axles rolled up under it .
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Unread 01-24-2013, 08:35 PM   #13
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What size tires you gonna run
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Unread 01-25-2013, 06:07 AM   #14
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36 inch TSLs right now . Got them at a steal .
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Unread 02-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #15
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ok im at road block guys , been looking for some waggy front leaf springs so i can stretch the wheel base a bit, i know rancho makes the rs44044's but not in my budget right now. any of you guys in nc that may want to sell some ?
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