Hey I'm Lightning (or some people call me Scott). New to this forum, been in San Diego alittle over year but still don't know many people around here. Picked up a 93 YJ this past week and stoked to fix it up and have a good time with it. I haven't done any trails around here so hoping to tag along on some easy stuff (for now) and meet some people. I have done smaller trails a lot like Lytle Creek and Silverwood lake stuff in my old ZJ when I lived up there. I'm also on Glamis dunes.com forum with the same name.
Lytle Creek. You must be a IE 909'er transplant... I haven't done Lytle Creek in 20 yrs but remember it being not much more than a somewhat scenic fire road. Ever do Big Bear. What are your build plans? And welcome...
Ya I'm born and raised 909 ;-) grew up in Norco area. I haven't been up lytle creek in a few years but it's still pretty much a scenic fire road. really fun when it's snowing though. silver wood is a lot more fun. Never did cleghorn or big bear, never had a rig to do it. My zj was all stock and my chevy 2500 does great in Glamis sand but has little clearance and would high center on any little obstacle.
Well, Scooott, welcome to the group. Glad you reached out, hopefully you come out and join us whether for a M&G or a trail. I'd invite you on a trail run, but that didn't work out so great for the last person I invited who came out, he rolled it. Keep an eye on the section and come out.
I have a Dana 44 with the arb air locker and both geared correct. And I believe I have the sye kit. Already have plans to fab a cage in the coming months. The jeep is lift 4" with leaf springs. I need to look more into the under armor and side rocker bars/plates.
I'm not sure to be honest. I just picked it up last week and haven't had the time to go through everything quite yet. I'll be under it more tomorrow morning. I've been sprint car and stock car racing my whole life but this is my first wrangler so I have a lot to learn about them. The only reason I could see to lower the skid plate under the transfer case is to lower the transfer case too and get a better pinion angle since it's lifted. I think the guy I bought it from said it had a sye installed. But I can't be sure until tomorrow.
Usually the drop is because guys lift it and don't get a sye. Causing the shafts to be short and screwing up the driveshaft angles. The SYE allows for a longer shaft, giving a better angle. Also allowing the ds to not fall out if you blow a ujoint.