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post #1 of 1155 Old 07-12-2016, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Another YJ / LJ build..

I'm back after a brief sabbatical, and a switch to ranger rovers...

UGH, Dont do it is all I can say... Very capable but the Brits and their crappy electrical.... They love relays...Damn rover had about 30 of them...

Anyhow, after building my YJ and then the LJ, I was always a fan of the simplicity of the YJ and the cargo of the LJ. Lilviper was doing his build before I moved on, and I was impressed...

Plan is to build my YJL, (YJ stretched to LJ length). I picked up a frame today... Thats a start...and about as far as I've gotten... General idea

Staying with leaf springs... considering SOA, .
Engine, stay 4.0 or do a chevy 4.3...
Beef up the D30, w aussie
8.8 rear w selectable
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Lift...TBD
LJ soft top
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Reviewing Lilviper and dukegnarleys threads, and some 4.3 swaps threads...

Time to get the pencil and pad out....

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post #2 of 1155 Old 07-13-2016, 09:34 AM
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Good to see you back! Gonna have to change your name again Excited to see this come together


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post #4 of 1155 Old 07-13-2016, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Don't hold your breath Que, Its going to slow going... Haven't even bought a doaner Jeep.

Did find an 8.8 for pick up after work today.

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Good to see you back! Gonna have to change your name again Excited to see this come together
Thanks, Yeah haha...

Questions as I have been gone since the newer website... Runs terribly slow and freezes often... Chrome and IE, common?

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Haven't had problems with Chrome or IE and I use IE at work and Chrome at home. Even running IE11, the forum has been pretty peppy.

Excited to see your build come together.

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Picked up an 8.8 on the way home...

May have starting base jeep... Guy who had the 8.8, father in law has a toy not being used. Was built prior to thier ownership, 88yj with 92 reman cherokee 4.0 and automatic conversion...

Alot blah blah blah goes with it...Guess its on 6" lift and 3" BL and a D35 locked with chromo shafts...

Going to look at it saturday. Most of it sounds like I'll be CL parts.

So was really thinking stroker but if this engine is in good shape it would save a bundle


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Picked up an 8.8 on the way home...

May have starting base jeep... Guy who had the 8.8, father in law has a toy not being used. Was built prior to thier ownership, 88yj with 92 reman cherokee 4.0 and automatic conversion...

Alot blah blah blah goes with it...Guess its on 6" lift and 3" BL and a D35 locked with chromo shafts...

Going to look at it saturday. Most of it sounds like I'll be CL parts.

So was really thinking stroker but if this engine is in good shape it would save a bundle
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I can't to see this build. I want to push mine out to scrambler length. Lots of photos please!

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I like I-6's more than V-6's as long as the room is there. But that's me.

If that Jeep on Saturday doesn't work out...
ever think of having a desert Jeep shipped to you?

The shipping cost might be worth it to avoid rust.

I sent a friend out east a 67 Mustang. It was @ $600 bucks

Just a thought...

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Looks like you're back at it. Don't know if I would have the motivation for another build if I already had an LJ built in the driveway...but power to you. I'm looking forward to the potential build. I really enjoyed dukegnarleys build as well as Lilviper. Either are good ones to get ideas from.

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I like I-6's more than V-6's as long as the room is there. But that's me.

If that Jeep on Saturday doesn't work out...
ever think of having a desert Jeep shipped to you?

The shipping cost might be worth it to avoid rust.

I sent a friend out east a 67 Mustang. It was @ $600 bucks

Just a thought...

Never thought about that, But I'll keep that in mind, Great idea. You may official be on the hook..


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Looks like you're back at it. Don't know if I would have the motivation for another build if I already had an LJ built in the driveway...but power to you. I'm looking forward to the potential build. I really enjoyed dukegnarleys build as well as Lilviper. Either are good ones to get ideas from.

I sold the LJ last year....
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So, the jeep I looked at was a bust.. hacked together by 2 POs, and although it ran wiring was a mess thru out.. really needs a whole new rewire... it was an engine dash fire waiting to happen... Unknown miles on engine / tranny too

I was looking for 4.0 YJs, I'll expand my donor YJ search to 2.5's and I'm also looking for XJ donors w 4.0 /auto to swap in... The 4.3 swap is not off the table, but its not as cheap as it use to be.. the damn harness from painless is almost $650 and the salvage yards are getting a premium for parts. CL search for a whole donor S10 blazer and the like, is very weak...

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post #15 of 1155 Old 07-16-2016, 09:40 AM
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Eh, the 4.3 is a good motor. But really i'd stick with the inline if it were me.

Fwiw I bought a rusted out 98XJ for like $120 (that was the dollar value for weight from the junkyard at that time) that ran well and drove in spite of the rear springs poking into the rear hatch floor area.

That's a pretty cheap way to get a 4.0. It gave up a front CV driveshaft to mid for SYE, a 231 transfer case, ebrake mech, roof rack, and overhead console light before it went to heaven for junks. Even at $400 it would've been worth it.

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