Originally Posted by paragod
Id like to say high and happy new yr ! i have a 1993 YJ with a v-8 conversion with TRB 350 NP231 suspesion is all stock now but has anyone done this ? Ive been looking at the SOA lift and need to get this thing to pass emissions ? How hard is that ? after i get the suspension done I wont to break it down froame off and clean it all up also what about rear brake conversion to disc? Can I hook up this engine to the factory gauges? I see yall reccomend different axles ? Just give me any help you can !Thanks I wont this think to be tough streetable and dependable !
Holy Cow, you weren't kidding! One thing at a time..
Emissions; I'm guessing you bought it like this, so I'd start w/ the previous owner. Assuming it was street legal then, it shouldn't be too hard to get it back to legal, if it isn't now. I don't know what the emissions laws are where you live, so I'd say the PO is your best first step there.
I'd definitely do the frame of clean up BEFORE you do any kind of lift, much easier to work on clean parts, plus you can replace your body mounts while you are at it, maybe get an inch or 2 of body lift in addition to the SOA?
As far as axles, it kinda depends on what you have now as far as what to do later, and again, I'd do this while you have it all torn apart as well. I can't imagine the stock axles holding up to a v-8 for long in a rig that old, unless maybe they are Dana 44's already. HOPEFULLY, whoever did the engine swap finished the job and made sure it had axles that would be able to live w/ that motor. Either way, there are plenty of options for brakes, gears, lockers, etc.., but you'll need to know where you are starting from to decide where you want to go, knowhutImean?