My only suggestion for you is to take it slow (like you've been doing) and don't get too far a head of yourself. Too many kids start something like this be it a car/truck/jeep, then enter college and end up selling it. Keep it simple. When you spend money, do so on the things that matter (gears, lockers, SYE CV shaft). The pretty stuff can some later.
As far as school goes, good choice on the subject.
Oh, by the way. Nice build so far. I'm getting back to working on my 91 Wagoneer. So I'm up to my elbows with you.
Thanks for the tips Bryan! I am reaching that point where I am focusing more on the things that matter, sye, cv drive shaft, lockers, or limited slip. This is still my DD so I have to keep it road worthy however I want it more than capable off road. I recently discovered a PO rehear to 4.56 so I am solid there for now!
And good luck on your rig! You sound like you know where your priorities are so you're set my friend!
I had a 06 LJ with the auto trans. I don't know the YJ's transmissions, but I do know that with 33 in tires, the 456 gears that I put in it set it up nice. I was able to use my OD and my gas mileage went back to the 16 mpg that I had when I bought it new. One thing you might check is what gear ratio your transmission is and your tcase. I thought the newer TJ's liked 411's. That these are newer than yours.
Drove it for the first time in a while after spending a couple weeks in New Mexico on a missions trip. We went to see the Arches in Utah also. Had to drive through Moab to get there which made me miss her that much more! Needless to say I spent a bit of gas today going nowhere.
Loving the lift. Rides so much better now! Still haven't put the sway bar and track bar back on, haven't felt any crazy body roll yet so they may not go back on. I did realize that the Brake light was on on the dash. Without my brake on. My dad said he drove it once and let the brake off after backin up with it on. The light never went off. Any one else have that issue?
I have one on my baja car at school, its nice and bright and works great
I found a thread with LED tail lights in the TJ section.
look at post 33 and 36. gives you some idea how they will look. sorry the pics not on a YJ lol
2004 WJ I6 4.0L DD
1987 YJ I6 4.2L Weber 34 DGEC carb, 4in RC, Custom 1 inch BL,Custom Steering box skid, homemade rear bumper with tire carrier, 33x12.5x15 KM2's on
Cragar Soft 8's, and a few other things
In the process of putting in an 8.8, d30, 4.10's, SOA, and a homemade belly up skid
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A little late night thinking has led me I get a To Do list up here as reference for me.. Feel free to chime in any thoughts in reference to the list...
Finish rocker guards an steps
Brake lines extended
Change tranny fluid
Get the wheels for my 33s
Rear swing out tire carrier
Full sized spare
Possibly flick mounted tail lights.
For now that is the list. Other things Id like to do can wait. Brake lines are priority at the moment. They're fine on the street. No so fine for the trails.
[quote=8pitcher;13820702]Originally Posted by Superyj
bumper looks cool, how long did it take to make on auto cad?
About 20 min.
hahahaha I wish I could run Autocad like that, I'm trying to learn it self taught, never used any cad programs before, so it is tough, I have a CNC Plasma table here is why I am trying to learn it, I need to build a rear receiver bumper and a front (with receiver) as well
'83 CJ-7 6cyl, 4 speed manual - as I bought it - http://tinyurl.com/83cj7now
have done a lot of repairs already to her though, (upgrades in progress)
'06 4wd CTD Ram 3500 dually - with 35's - http://tinyurl.com/06ctddually
Made it over to my metal guy today. Dropped off the step tubing. We made the final measurements for the rocker guards and steps. He said he would probably be done by next week! I'm stoked! I'll be sure to throw up measurements and such on here along with a ton of pictures once they're done, including install. Since I had some extra tubing I got my guy to bend it and we will use it for my swing out tire carrier. Hopefully that will be done soon after the steps.
Gonna sell the chrome steps I bought a couple weeks ago. Craigslist king at work. Okay maybe prince.
Washed it up an filled the tank. Now it clean!
hopefully picking up my new to me set of wheel for the 33s Friday as well.