My 98 Sahara build/ long arm thread! - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 01-15-2009, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
98blacksahara
Registered User
1951 CJ3A 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Littleton NH
Posts: 663
My 98 Sahara build/ long arm thread!

It all started because my frame went to hell. I got a "new" frame with 40k on it from South Carolina. I decided since it was essentially a bare frame, now would be a great time to upgrade to a long-arm type suspension and put in the disc braked 8.8 rear I got for $50. The build, like many others, is based on the Clayton kit.

Here is the Jeep before the "make over"
Rough Country 4 inch lift
36' TSL Sx's (33's in pic)
D35 rear with trac loc limited slip


Here is the start of my rear axle brackets

[IMG]


I am using Trail-Gear creeper joints

Here is my explorer 8.8


98blacksahara is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 01-15-2009, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
98blacksahara
Registered User
1951 CJ3A 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Littleton NH
Posts: 663
Here is the rear axle with Mad 4wd axle brackets installed and my axle truss also installed



For the axle end of the control arm, I will be using ballistic's poly joints in the DOM sleeve for now. eventually I am gonna change them to the Creeper joints in a year or so.
I'll try to get some more pics when I get back to the shop on monday. Hopefully they will be pics of the rear 4 link installed!!
98blacksahara is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 01-15-2009, 07:23 PM
never monday
Registered User
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: In my own world
Posts: 6,836
it's a lot easier to work on without the body in the way.
never monday is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 01-15-2009, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
98blacksahara
Registered User
1951 CJ3A 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Littleton NH
Posts: 663
Quote:
Originally Posted by never monday View Post
it's a lot easier to work on without the body in the way.
Right!!!! And I have never really been happy with the short arm set-up.
98blacksahara is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 01-25-2009, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
98blacksahara
Registered User
1951 CJ3A 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Littleton NH
Posts: 663
Finally got the rear mocked up. Not quite finished, needs paint, and I need to finish welding the tube inserts (their just tacked for now)


Gotta order some more parts and then I'll start the front!

Last edited by 98blacksahara; 01-25-2009 at 07:45 AM.
98blacksahara is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 03-18-2009, 02:45 PM
swis217
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 11
Any updates?
swis217 is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 03-18-2009, 04:04 PM
izanuff
Registered User
 
izanuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fredericksburg
Posts: 437
Whats your squat adjustments? The arms at the diff seem a little far apart.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luckyduck View Post
I just went and grabbed 2 rubi axles locked and everything for $100 each then $1000 for 2 entirely new stronger housing and bingo I got 2 locked 44's that are as strong as 1 tons for $1200
1 TONS!
izanuff is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 03-26-2009, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
98blacksahara
Registered User
1951 CJ3A 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Littleton NH
Posts: 663
the rear uppers are 25*'s off the bottoms, or 50* total from each other. as far as anti-squat etc, I am not sure of actual numbers, I built in alot of adjustment because I can't seem to get a 4 link calculator to function on my computer, I am just gonna play with it until I am happy with it. I have a pretty good understanding of how to adjust the arms to get more of less antisquat/ rollcenter etc.
98blacksahara is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 04-04-2009, 06:59 PM
izanuff
Registered User
 
izanuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fredericksburg
Posts: 437
any updates?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luckyduck View Post
I just went and grabbed 2 rubi axles locked and everything for $100 each then $1000 for 2 entirely new stronger housing and bingo I got 2 locked 44's that are as strong as 1 tons for $1200
1 TONS!
izanuff is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 04-04-2009, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
98blacksahara
Registered User
1951 CJ3A 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Littleton NH
Posts: 663
Quote:
Originally Posted by izanuff View Post
any updates?
Working on it, Camera is dead. Will try an take some tomorrow. Front end is all in and I started swapping parts today. Got almost the whole drivetrain in as well.
98blacksahara is offline  
post #11 of 12 Old 04-05-2009, 02:12 PM
izanuff
Registered User
 
izanuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fredericksburg
Posts: 437
Cool. I sold my Jeep last week so I have a pile of parts and no chassis. I need other stuff to look at to keep me from being sad. haha

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luckyduck View Post
I just went and grabbed 2 rubi axles locked and everything for $100 each then $1000 for 2 entirely new stronger housing and bingo I got 2 locked 44's that are as strong as 1 tons for $1200
1 TONS!
izanuff is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old 04-07-2009, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
98blacksahara
Registered User
1951 CJ3A 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Littleton NH
Posts: 663
Update: suspension is all in minus shocks. Motor is in and trans/ xfer case are going in tomorrow



98blacksahara is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
'89 YJ Sahara build thread green89yj YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 248 04-25-2013 07:35 PM
99 Sahara Build. Need your Help! PurpleWave TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 5 01-28-2010 02:45 PM
90 Sahara Build jaminb YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 32 01-28-2009 05:48 PM
92 Sahara Build jsahara24 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 9 02-02-2008 07:29 AM
98 TJ Build Thread - Long Arm Alternative woodkrawler TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 56 01-14-2008 11:18 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome