I have some rather ambitious goals for my YJ from this point forward.
-I want to step up to 35's, and I want to do it right. I don't do things half assed. I have a Ford 9" for the rear and a detroit locker sitting in my living room for it. I want to maybe put some disc brakes on it and get some superior gears in a 4.88 or 5.13 ratio. I'm looking into the proper dana 44 with manual locking hubs for it. So I can just drop a spool in it and just use my hubs as the selectable locker. I will rebuild it to make sure its a solid axle to start with. Drop in the same superior gears and bolt it in.
-My Ford 9"
-I'm building a custom bumper for the rear on it, because the 33" that's on the tire carrier now is loosening up the tailgate hinge a little.
Eventually I will come up with a matching custom front bumper.
Probably most important I am needing some frame repair. The front drivers side frame where the steering box bolts to is in rough shape. As you could see from my broken shackle picture. This is needing attention because if this goes I'm boned. So I will either need to fab some reinforcement, or buy a pre made end and weld it on there.
But my YJ story is just beginning and I will keep adding to this build post as things continue to materialize on it.
-33" mud rovers
-about 3.5 inches of lift. 1"bl 2.5 suspension
-posi lock for dana 30
-some off brand off road lights
-home brew fromt and rear bumpers
-new brake lines
-removal of all emissions componenets
-push button start
My current parts/mods list:
-New LUK clutch
-31" rugged terrains
-15x8 procomp rock crawler wheels
-all new fluids when first bought
-new radio, amp, and sound system
-MC2100 rebuild kit
-MSD plug wires
-front disks and calipers
-rear brake rebuild
-new posi lock for dana 30
-rear main seal
-engine overhaul kit (flatlanderracing.com)
-entire underside painted flat black
-ruff stuff shackle mounts and .5" shackles
-removed carpet. Herculined entire interior floor.
-Yakima bike rack on spare tire
-valve cover gasket
My future plans:
-Ford 9" in rear with 4.88 gears, detroit locker, rebuilt internals, set up for SUA.
-Dana 44 (HP?) in front matching 4.88 gears, spooled up, manual locking hubs to make spool work in front, rebuilt internals, also SUA
-35" anything decent. Duratracks, MTR/Ks, KM2s, Grabbers, ect.
-Frame repair on front drivers side. Its rusted and needs attention. So either one of those pre fab sections, or better yet some 1/4" reinforcement plate welded on it.
-Custom front and rear bumpers. Custom tailored by me for me.
Future future plans:
-Crate motor, better trans, maybe a tera low 4:1,