I just bought my first jeep a 95 yj. had some rust issues on the frame and my son and I are in the process of "fixing". put new rear shocks, leaf springs and brakes too. Thanks for putting all this on the forum it has been very intersting and beneficial. by the way your looks great!!!!
Anyway a small up date with picks to follow. The process of putting on the new tie rod and drag link has become slightly complicated but moving along.
The RR yj HD steering kit seems like a really nice setup with some great looking parts for the $. Well just if your curious and you want to flip the thing on top of the knuckles with the GOFORIT flip kit, you can't just get the stock yj kit alone. It looks like right now I need to use the passenger side TRE from the TJ kit to make it work.
I have the knuckles drilled and welded on the GOFORIT flip bushings, and that turned out great. I also had to "flip" the morris taper on the PS TRE becuse when you flip it it wants the draglink on the back and that won't work. So i flipped the YJ one and the YJ TRE has a "bend" in it for clearence. It bends the wrong way of you flip it. My draglink and tie rod barely hit eachother and I don't like it. So thanks to BASELINE 4x4 (and no help at all from rugged ridge at all, more on that later too) i have a TJ PS TRE and i'm gonna try it out. More pics and possibly a full write up/explanation to come.
Also and this is jsut for refence. The draglink needs shortened too. I had to take about 1 3/4 off of it total. The same amount off both ends. More about that later too. Sorry for such a long reply. Just needed to get it out of my head.
Also got two new front calipers and pads and stuff.
Thanks! No that is the posi lock for the front cad. It is just a manual lock for the front axel to bypass the old vacum system. Hopefully someday thats going away in favor of front solid chromoly inner and out shafts.
I just got my first Wrangler, a 94 YJ with low (considering the year) mileage, There isn't ever enough money or time to do it all. I'm going to break her down this weekend to see what's what regarding fuel system, ignition, and brakes. Wish me luck.
Got All the steering on. Works great and looks awesome! I am having a dumbass attack on brake bleeding and installed 2 ds calipers Not gonna work lol! I will get some pics and exactly what had to be done posted when I get her all back together.
Love the thread... Was second guessing the 4in lift thinking it would be to high but looking at yours makes me want it on now... Just wish i had the metal skills and tools you have so i could build steps onto my sliders.... Here is mine so far.
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Thanks man! I would love to have a hard top. I keep looking. As far as the tools go it's been a lot of years saving and waiting.
I'm gonna just post a couple pics of my new used seats. I also picked up a used bestop center console that is in but nor in the pics. I am gonna make a sepertae thread for my steering stuff and just post a link. It's too much to clutter this thread up.
What i like is that the passenger seat has the fold forward thing like the drivers but still also has the tumple mount on the seat riser. I still need to get the seat covers ordered but am debation on weather or not to try to start getting rid of the spice or to order seat covers that match.
got my lift coming in less then two weeks ... I scored a sweet seats out of my parts jeep(89 Sahara) i bought for 500 bucks... the MasterCraft suspension seat ! I looked em up and they go for over 400 in the cheap side...
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I got my lights on. Damn they are bright. I need to aim them initially but will more than likley adjust them when on the trail. I can reach out and move them,
Specs are GE4509(napa equivalent) 100w @13v.
Trucklight Rubber housings(napa part # to be added)
Mounts, Wireing, and 30 A relay by me.
Lights on with headlight low beams.
Just for ref:
Low beams headlights
highbeams with new lights:
I need to get some night shots. They are stupid bright for less than $50.
I also posted this in the aircraft landing light thread just for some who may not venture here are there.
Nice Lights, I like the routing, is that a heavy cable or tubing.
*side note: can't believe that after a month I'm still collecting parts prior to my build. Frame's been ready for 2 weeks, replacement leafs and shocks arrived Thurs. so waiting on sandblast and epoxy .. no wine before it's time.
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Thanks guys. Thats definatley the idea. Keep it simple, wheel it and DD it. I like the small projects i get to do too.
Next thing is a new master cylinder. I have devloped a brake problem that is only getting worse. I have all new lines and new calipers and wheel cylinders. My booster checks out ok but over the course of a few days I loose pedal pressure. It's not leaking anywhere and still stops ok but I like a good pedal feel.
Also an electric fan soon too. Then hopefully the 4.0 TB, and some exhaust work. Just little stuff but i'll keep you guys posted for sure.
I got to truely test out my tow points. Yanked a pretty big cherokee out of a real mess. He had no power so it was all me.... I'll post the vids when I can.
I have to say she it becoming a really reliable fun little rig. It's always nice after a wheeling trip not to have to fix stuff...
Got the new master in today. Wow. I have a solid brake pedal now. It's amazing.
I think next week i'm going to the take a part for electric fan stuffs and maybe a 4.0tb.
The TB is gonna wait a bit because with that will be all new 2.25 in high flow exhaust, new intake and exhaust gaskets, also some porting of the intake and exhaust to make it flow better. Also custom air filter setup. Got some stuff up my sleeve.