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Unread 08-02-2014, 12:23 AM   #1
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Zombie Outbreak Response Team YJ

So I bought an '88 YJ. Of course it came with a bundle of issues (I'm not talking comcast bundle and save). I put $2500 into the initial purchase. From there I have put Put $1000 into a fuel injection, $350 into a new cat (the old one was hollow), $150 into a center console (got tired of burning my nuts in the morning) and now I'm about to do a $75 wiring harness (pulled an old one from a '91 YJ sahara which I shed a tear and played tapps for).

So when I'm done emptying my pockets for the 12th paycheck in a row I still have to make tube doors, a roll cage and perform a spring over conversion.

I'll keep a running list here
Fuel injection: $1000
Catalytic Conv: $350
Wiring Harness: $75/$50(beer and pizza)
Center Console: $150
Used Bestop Factory replacement: $250

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Spring over Conversion:$106 new
Air Lockers: Unk (looking for suggestions)
Air compressor: $170
Suspension: $900
Tube Doors: $35


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Unread 08-02-2014, 08:09 PM   #2
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Well, pics or it never happened! Joking, but everybody does seem to like picture heavy posts on here.

Just looking at your list, it looks a little ambitious, unless I'm misunderstanding your $106 spring over conversion. In my experience, there's a lot more to it than just whacking a new set of perches on and bolting them back up. The $900 suspension allocation is a bit more realistic for the SOA lift.

As far as lockers go, the only decent selectable lockers I am aware of are the OX and the ARB. The ARB kits can come with a compressor, and are fairly pricey. The OX units can be had with a cable shifter as well as air, and are a bit cheaper. With my moderate trail rig I'm going with the cable selector, just to simplify operations a bit. Also, you might think hard about spending for a selectable locker in the rear. I have always held the opinion that a regular unit will serve just fine back there, and at well under half the cost. I do like a selectable for the front axle, so you can unlock it and make steering easier.

Hope some of what I've said is helpful, if you have any questions feel free to drop a PM.
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Unread 08-03-2014, 12:47 AM   #3
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Well, pics or it never happened! Joking, but everybody does seem to like picture heavy posts on here.
Thank you I will get to it ASAP. pics are a thousand words on this forum.

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Just looking at your list, it looks a little ambitious, unless I'm misunderstanding your $106 spring over conversion. In my experience, there's a lot more to it than just whacking a new set of perches on and bolting them back up. The $900 suspension allocation is a bit more realistic for the SOA lift.
I will do some more research into my options here definitely food for thought.

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As far as lockers go, the only decent selectable lockers I am aware of are the OX and the ARB. The ARB kits can come with a compressor, and are fairly pricey. The OX units can be had with a cable shifter as well as air, and are a bit cheaper. With my moderate trail rig I'm going with the cable selector, just to simplify operations a bit. Also, you might think hard about spending for a selectable locker in the rear. I have always held the opinion that a regular unit will serve just fine back there, and at well under half the cost. I do like a selectable for the front axle, so you can unlock it and make steering easier.
One of the SGT's wives in my unit who helps her dad run Offroad Ltd in Aurora CO strongly advised against having the rear permanently locked. I do have a POSI-LOC manual actuator for the 4wheel on the front diff but I'm still looking at Options for what will be a good locker system.

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Hope some of what I've said is helpful, if you have any questions feel free to drop a PM.
Thank you very much for your input I will be posting my pics soon and hopefully I'll get some positive feedback. The heep will be a project and I know she will piss me off, but damn I love that gorgeous black shine.
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So as I was driving with my gf downtown today my jeep completely cut out without warning. I have no clue what caused it I didn't hit a bump I depressed the clutch went to shift and had no power. Luckily the jeep started right back up and didn't do this again further down the road. I'm going to blame it on the crap wiring harness that is currently in the jeep. If you don't think this is my issue please let me know.
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Howell TBI

So a TBI is supposed to eliminate the majority of the vaccum in a jeep and its supposed to eliminate the pulse air system. This is TBI done incorrectly.
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TBI Done correctly.
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Wiring Harness

Doing a wiring Harness is a nightmare I went from a fried wiring harness to a used harness

Check out the Fried one:
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From there I decided it would be a good idea to install one that would actually work. The overall Project was fairly simple, but it was very time consuming. We went through the entire harness and soldered any bad connections and taped everything off so it would look professional. Here is the section that was burned out before. It is now contained in the tubing and far away from any heat source.
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Here we had to get the old components for the Carb out of the way so we zipped them to the fire wall.
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At the same time we removed the pulse air system and extra vacuum lines that were not necessary for what I have installed already. Keep in mind I bought the Jeep with a POSI-LOC manual actuator for my 4WD.
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Does anyone Know what this plug is for it came from the light harness and is identical on both sides. If it helps I pulled this harness from a 91 YJ Sahara. It has a Green and a dark Brown wire.
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The jeep!!!

It really exists I promise Here are the pictures to prove it DpDave

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Looks like a good start! I have projects backing up on me, and no time to do any of them...

Also have a nice hard top for you if you fancy a run down to Florida to pick it up!
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Thanks for the offer I'm actually getting rid of my hard top
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