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Unread 04-27-2015, 01:03 AM   #1
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My 1988 Jeep YJ build!

Hey y'all!

First thread on here but starting in the next few weeks I'm going to start my basically full rebuild on my Jeep!


Few things i have planned right now is:

-Repaint
-Swap rear axle with an ford 8.8 with ARB lockers in them
-Possibly a Dana 44 front end with ARB lockers
-Rebuild my 4.2 inline 6 (just got a brand new ax15 in January)
-Howell fuel injection system
-Rebuild front end and put a 4.5 lift on
-New tires (obviously)
and many more but when I get started I'll be updating with Pictures and all that good stuff!

This is my first jeep and by summer end (and about 6 grand later..) this thing is going to be amazing hopefully

Some suggestions being new to some of this is what Gears should I run if I'm running 34's on this thing.

Keep on the lookout in the next few weeks for the build to start!

This is what she looks like right now!



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Roll tide y'all!

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Unread 04-27-2015, 07:12 AM   #2
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Looks like you have a good plan and great starting point. As far as gears go it really depends your budget, the 8.8 has 4.10s stock so you can save money by keeping that and picking up a stock dana 30 from a 4CYL which has 4.10s. If your going to stay with 34's the dana 30 up front should do just fine. Also is there any reason you wouldn't just pick up a 4.0 out of a 90+? If your going to rebuild the 4.2 and add fuel injection it will be easier/cheaper to just grab a used 4.0 seeing as you already have an ax-15. Just my opinion and I'm by no means an expert, I'm sure smarter people than me will chime in. I'll make sure to follow along and give some input when I can
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Unread 04-28-2015, 09:21 AM   #4
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Looks like you have a good plan and great starting point. As far as gears go it really depends your budget, the 8.8 has 4.10s stock so you can save money by keeping that and picking up a stock dana 30 from a 4CYL which has 4.10s. If your going to stay with 34's the dana 30 up front should do just fine. Also is there any reason you wouldn't just pick up a 4.0 out of a 90+? If your going to rebuild the 4.2 and add fuel injection it will be easier/cheaper to just grab a used 4.0 seeing as you already have an ax-15. Just my opinion and I'm by no means an expert, I'm sure smarter people than me will chime in. I'll make sure to follow along and give some input when I can

Actually, that sounds like a way better idea than putting in all the money to rebuild my 4.2 and then another 1300 for the howell system. This is my first jeep and I love yjs so i figured it would be better to build mine because its basically rust free all around. Did you do the SOA conversion on yours? If so what lift and tires are you running?
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Unread 04-28-2015, 04:45 PM   #5
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Actually, that sounds like a way better idea than putting in all the money to rebuild my 4.2 and then another 1300 for the howell system. This is my first jeep and I love yjs so i figured it would be better to build mine because its basically rust free all around. Did you do the SOA conversion on yours? If so what lift and tires are you running?

I have a 4" lift with 33's to get extra clearance I cut the rear wheel wells and added poison spyder corner guards, also flat fenders up front. Check out my build for some pictures. I'll be doing my 8.8 swap this winter (already have all the stuff) and will be staying spring under
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Unread 05-07-2015, 11:37 PM   #6
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Little update! Finally got around to putting a new windshield hinge on. And it was a B**** to do. Next up im getting the bedliner done. My dads bestfriend owns the rinoliner store around here so I'm getting them to do it instead of me!
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Unread 05-25-2015, 01:22 PM   #8
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So yesterday as I was driving my rear diff blew up so now I'm thinking of just doing the replacement now. Or seeing if it's just the spider gears that blew up and replace those for the time being.
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