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Unread 05-11-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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My FIRST Jeep, BUILDING it my self..HELP.

So im building my first jeep / car ever in my life. And at the moment its a clean stock 1997 yj. I've looked for a few parts online on some well know jeep parts manufactures and wanted to get some professional options if any of these items seem like a good idea to you guys. thanx again and i would LOVE to have some comments so i can know what to go for and what NOT to go for. here are the links im looking at for the kits.

The Beast!!


Lift, and Width

suspension lift kit http://www.extremeterrain.com/rough-...j-perf659.html Q1

Dana front and rear axle kits http://www.rustysoffroad.com/jeep-dr...eep-axle-kits/ Q 2

18x39.5x15 super swamper bogger tires
http://4wheelonline.com/SuperSwamper...res.341.124016 each Q 4

Wheels http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/n...page.php?id=15 Q4

Body lift kit http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kits...pn=RUG18303.10





Performance, and Reliability
Performance Chip http://www.performancechipsdirect.com/Jeep/Wrangler/ Q 1

Air intake http://www.protuninglab.com/injen-ai...-wrangler.html Q1

Exhaust Kit http://www.rustysoffroad.com/jeep-pe...haust-systems/ Q1

engine Unkown

Battery http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1..._tnt=39869:4:0 Q1

Clutch Kit http://www.extremeterrain.com/omix-a...j-1690118.html Q1

Spark Plugs http://www.carparts.com/details/Jeep...FaxaMgodMgEA8A Q6

Spark Plug wires http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fr...4/media/images Q1

Alternator http://www.4wheelparts.com/Electrica...pn=CRO56005685 Q1

fuel injector Undecided

fuel pump Undecided

Radiator Undecided

transmission Undecided

motor mounts http://www.rustysoffroad.com/rustys-...-xj-tj-yj.html Q2

supercharger, turbo or procharger Undecided







Safety, and looks

brake kit http://shop.blackmagicbrakes.com/Sta...t-Standard.htm Q1


Head Lights http://www.discountjeepparts.com/pro...ducts_id/44155 Q2

Roll bars http://www.autopartsnetwork.com/jeep...FQTd4AodhlcApA Q 1

Hood lights http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lighting-...&t_pn=K%2fC127 Q 2

Side rails http://www.ebay.com/itm/200865704071?hlp=false
Q 2

AC unit http://www.extremeterrain.com/omix-a...j-1795003.html Q1

Making it official

Paint Job Bright Orange

And a Rabbits foot, dream catcher, and bird feather to hang on the read view mirror


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Unread 05-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #2
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Woah.

Wowee! thats a lot of upgrades for a new guy LOL

I think the best advise I've heard is to wheel it first, then decide on order of upgrade

All depends on what you have planned to run, Mud/trails or Rocks ??

Also, the first thing I would do is find a local Jeep club to join, wrenching with others and and meeting with other on group trail rides is the BEST part of the community IMO. Another bonus is that you get a chance to discover the areas you can legally wheel in your area

I'll let others comment on your parts list.

Welcome and have fun!!

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Unread 05-11-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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i think you should go with a dana 44 out of a wagoneer and a 8.8 ford explorer (97 or newer) rear in the back disk brakes and its stronger then the dana 35
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Unread 05-11-2013, 01:50 PM   #4
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Thanks! and ill look into joining a local group to go off ro..i mean exotic sight seeing with in the glades!
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Unread 05-11-2013, 01:52 PM   #5
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and the one link you put up for you 4in lift isnt for your yj thats for a jk just figured i should let you know
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Unread 05-11-2013, 01:54 PM   #6
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and that is exactly why i joined this sight lol ^ ^ so i can get some PROFESSIONAL advice..ill be a noobie for awhile
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Unread 05-11-2013, 01:59 PM   #7
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i can give you a parts list of what im doing to my 88 yj but youd need some different parts
first im dropping my amc 4 banger out of it and putting in a ford 351w out of an f250
then im running a t18 trans 4 speed with a granny gear transfer case is gonna be the np 231 with (sye) and Cv drive shafts
SOA kit with drop pitman arm and the M.O.R.E. high steer kit with a dana 44 and a 8.8 rear getting my leaf springs out of a 88 toyota they measure the same and give me 2 to 3ins of lift
and im running 38.5 boggers
rears both have 4.88 gears with Detroit lockers
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Unread 05-11-2013, 02:01 PM   #8
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also 4inchs of lift in a (sua) system gives you less flex and i cheaper way of doing your lift that will give you 5.5in to 6in is a (SOA)kit but ull need more then just the soa kit
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Unread 05-11-2013, 02:07 PM   #9
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so heres the one im looking at now

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Drivetrai...FXSVMgodXSIA6Q

instead on the dana 35 but could i just make it a dana 44?
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Unread 05-11-2013, 02:15 PM   #10
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and heres a the lift that should fit a 97 yj?

http://www.extremeterrain.com/rough-...j-perf659.html

or no
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Unread 05-11-2013, 02:17 PM   #11
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First off if it is a 1997 it should be a TJ, not YJ. The YJ's are what came before the TJ.
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Unread 05-11-2013, 02:20 PM   #12
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okay so THIS should be the correct brake you were referring to right?

http://shop.blackmagicbrakes.com/Sta...t-Standard.htm
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Unread 05-11-2013, 02:23 PM   #13
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okay thats what google just told me to lol thanx scott! wanna give me some good ideas for parts to replace on that list i posted?

> noobie < here please have patients with me ^ ^ please and thank you!
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Unread 05-11-2013, 02:28 PM   #14
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Hummmm

Round lights TJ or square lights YJ 97-06 are TJs--correct! :-D
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Unread 05-11-2013, 02:37 PM   #15
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what would you guys say would be the best "reliable" battery that you can trust when your in the middle of the everglades? or where ever it is you like to be lost in on your jeep?
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