Yellowtail build - Page 3 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Build Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-13-2012, 11:43 PM   #61
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
I might have missed it, but what are you plans for lug patterns between the Waggy 44 and 8.8?
I am interested in the same thing for mine, but had not researched getting both axles on the same bolt pattern.

The buy-in on a waggy 44 is much less than a TJ Rubi 44, and building it up will take on similar cost, so it makes sense to me.
Waggy: Ford Hubs and rotors and Chevy small bearing spindles to get 5x5.5.
8.8: Superior Super 88 kit (has 5x4.5 and 5x5.5 bolt pattern)

__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-14-2012, 10:38 AM   #62
Jeeper
 
TXST8tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 1,942
Send a message via AIM to TXST8tj
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjones26573 View Post
Waggy: Ford Hubs and rotors and Chevy small bearing spindles to get 5x5.5.
8.8: Superior Super 88 kit (has 5x4.5 and 5x5.5 bolt pattern)
Sweet.
In this case, it seems like it is probably easier to convert everything to 5x5.5, but is there any way to get the Waggy to 5x4.5?

__________________
- Patrick
TXST8tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-14-2012, 12:23 PM   #63
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
Sweet.
In this case, it seems like it is probably easier to convert everything to 5x5.5, but is there any way to get the Waggy to 5x4.5?
I don't believe there is.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-25-2012, 06:39 PM   #64
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
I won some Nalin speaker brackets the other day. :woot: Now I have to order some Polk DB's to fill them.
Friday and Saturday were work on the rigs days.

Got most of the Artec kit tacked onto the 8.8. The last bit of gas finally gave out so I had to move to other projects.
Step-dad borrowing the main truss design:

Mocking it up:

Tacking it together:

Fill plug moved and old hole filled:

This was my first ever pass with a welder. My pass was much cleaner than my spots ironically.

My welds on the coil plate (gas ran out here):

Done for the time being:

I pulled all of this worthless junk out from under the rig.

The bracket had a bend where it didn't need it, so we torched it, straightened it and repainted it:

My awesome transmission mount with broken stud (was like that when I got it):

And de-stickered the rear window and cleaned off the goo. (pic is prior to getting the gunk off)
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-25-2012, 08:04 PM   #65
Jeeper
 
jugbutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hillsboro, Ohio
Posts: 33
Man love all the pictures keep updating.
__________________
______________________________________________

1998 wrangler, 4.0L, 4" Lift,255/75R17 Goodyear Tires, Rubicon wheels, Fuel tank Armor,K&N Filter
jugbutt is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #66
Jeeper
 
LilYeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Florida U.S.A
Posts: 2,591
__________________

Random Guy: "Is there anywhere that thing cant go?"
Me: "Yea, past a gas station..."

Build thread: My Lil' Yeller Jeep, Paracord Grab handles ~ how to make your own
Keep on Jeepin on!
LilYeller is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #67
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by jugbutt View Post
Man love all the pictures keep updating.
Will do, but don't expect much until the middle of December. Back at NCSU until then.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #68
Jeeper
 
tomkatt116's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 59
nice jeep do u go to uwharrie often? once im home from this deployment i plan to make a few trips out there ive never been lol
__________________
93 yj 2.5 low output 4.5" lift, 33's, 4.88 gears, tube fenders, and some other stuff

tomkatt116 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-26-2012, 05:04 PM   #69
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NW burbs IL
Posts: 1,075
sjones26573- do you have a 5x5.5 bolt pattern now on front and rear axles? I thought I read that you said you swapped in a 8.8, why not the ford 9?
97flexy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-01-2012, 04:06 PM   #70
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomkatt116 View Post
nice jeep do u go to uwharrie often? once im home from this deployment i plan to make a few trips out there ive never been lol
I think I was there about 6 times this year, so yea I get out there a good bit. It's only about 15-20 min away from my lake house so I can stay there the weekend, although I prefer to just camp.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 97flexy View Post
sjones26573- do you have a 5x5.5 bolt pattern now on front and rear axles? I thought I read that you said you swapped in a 8.8, why not the ford 9?
Right now I am sitting on the 30/35. I am still building the 8.8, as seen in the most recent update. The 8.8 will be running a Super 88 kit to convert it to 5x5.5. The Waggy 44 in the front will be converted to 5x5.5 by swapping spindles and hubs. I went with the 8.8 over the 9 because the 9 is a heavy beast and the differential hangs extremely low. The built 8.8 is a better choice for 37's.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-01-2012, 07:52 PM   #71
Rock-Rubber

WF Supporting Member
 
GoldenSahara00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SCPA
Posts: 16,744
How are you liking the Artec? I almost got mine during their sale last week but needed the cash for other things and didn't need the brackets quite yet. Looks good.

Nice job on the welds. What are you using?
__________________
Ryan - A good eye, a light foot, and a smart rig.
Bolt-ons are boring
AMERICAN JEEPER
My Build - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/pr...a00-74622.html
Rausch Creek Trip: 2014 Trip Coming Soon
GoldenSahara00 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-01-2012, 08:02 PM   #72
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
How are you liking the Artec? I almost got mine during their sale last week but needed the cash for other things and didn't need the brackets quite yet. Looks good.

Nice job on the welds. What are you using?
Artec is great. Fits together pretty well but it's difficult to get the link mounts the right width. I'm going to need some washers on one of the joints but no big deal.

Most of the welds were done by the guy who owns the shop. It is a Millermatic but I'm not sure if it was a 180 or a 212. Something in that range.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-28-2012, 11:07 PM   #73
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Not much to update but I have a Superior Super 88 kit on order for the rear and a TnT truss for the front, with coil buckets, spring mounts, HySteer trackbar mount and HD LCA mounts. A Synergy link mount will be burned on over the diff for the upper link so I can run a full sized JJ. Also have some Polk DB5251 component speakers coming for the Nalin mounts I won in a giveaway for the dash, and will move the Kicker KS525's to the overhead pods. Ordering 6 7/8" x 3/4" heims from Ruffstuff tomorrow during their 20% off sale for the steering.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-28-2012, 11:10 PM   #74
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
And since I can't update the first post on here like I can on all my other forums, here is my current build list:
Mods to date:
4" Fabtech SA Lift
5 17" Fuel Hostage wheels
5 33x12.5x17 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's
Metalcloak Aluminum Stubby
Rampage Rear Recovery Bumper/Tire Carrier
Warn M8000
Warn Winch Plate
Warn Snatch Block
Novak NP231 Shifter Cable
Reese Towpower Pro Class III/IV Hitch - FOR SALE
Blazer (Wal-Mart) 4" LED Tail Lights
Custom (Homemade) LED 3rd Brake Light
(Amazon find) 4" LED Backup Lights
Blue LED Dash/HVAC/Interior Lights
Kenwood KDC-X395 Head Unit
Kicker KS525 Dash Speakers with Adapters
2 JL Audio 10W3V3 Subwoofers
JL Audio XD600/1 Monoblock Amp
Iggee Seat Covers

Soon to be Installed:
Narrow Ford 8.8 Axle w/ 4.10 gears -Have
Artec 8.8 Truss/Bracket Kit - Have
Rokmen Rear Upper Control Arms - Have
Rokmen Rear Lower Control Arms
JKS 1 1/4" Body Lift - Have
Crown Performance ZJ E-brake Cables - Have
ECGS 8.8 E-brake Shoes - Have
ECGS 8.8 ABS Port Freeze Plug - Have
Crown Performance Stainless 8.8 Caliper Flex Hose Kit - Have
JB Conversions Super Short SYE - Have

Very Soon Mods:
Wagoneer 44 - Have
TnT Wagoneer 44 Truss (Coil pads, spring mounts, HD LCA mounts, HySteer trackbar mount) - Ordered
Dana 44 4.88 R&P - Have
Dana 44 Lockrite - Have
Warn Dana 44 Premium Locking Hubs - Have
Superior 8.8 4.88 R&P - Have
Carolina Driveline Driveshaft
Flat Skid
Custom Transmission Crossmember
Dana 44 Master Install Kit - Have
ECGS 8.8 Master Install Kit - Have
Superior Super 88 Kit - Ordered
Brown Dog 1" Motor Mount Lift (Rubber)
3-linked front - Collecting Parts

Future Mods:
Superior Evo shafts front
JW Speaker 8700 Evolution Headlights
Hutchinson Rock Monster Beadlocks
37" MTZ's
Metalcloak Fenders/Sliders/Armor
Triangulated 4-link/stretch
Currie 4" Progressive Rate Springs
Currie Anti-Rocks
Fox Resivoir 12" travel shocks (Savvy/Wayne tune)
Outboarded Rear Shocks (TnT Outboard Kit)
ARB locker rear
Rubicon Transfer Case
VIAIR Onboard Air
Rigid Industries Clear Duallys and Light Bars
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-08-2013, 10:34 PM   #75
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Finally home! Picked the Jeep up from the dealership in Salisbury. Dad had his in the shop and had gotten it back this morning, but had to drive my Jeep up to the dealership to pick his up, then drive to Raleigh and back to get me. A nice black lady asked if i'd trade her for her Chrysler. I laughed.
Anyways, finally get to open my goodies! The packaging on the first had me pretty mad at UPS. That is just awful.


Anyways, here's the first. TnT Customs Wagoneer 44 truss/bracket kit. Already welded and even beefier than the rear truss. Has semi-adjustable coil pads, Hysteer offset track bar mount, and HD LCA mounts. May start grinding the axle for fitment tomorrow if I have time after the boat show.

Other package was my Polk DB5251 Component system that will be replacing the Kickers in the dash. Hooked them up to my room stereo; they're not terribly bassy but they have very sharp highs which should go great with my subs.

__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-09-2013, 11:46 PM   #76
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Got most of the brackets and drivers side cast cut off the Waggy 44. Hopefully will have time tomorrow to cut the pass spring perch off and grind it smooth, and maybe start welding on the truss next weekend after finishing the Artec truss on the 8.8.

And we got this puppy today! '73 Jeepster Commando with a 304 V8, 400 Turbo trans, Dana 20 TC, Dana 30 front, Toyota rear, and no title, top or windshield! A true trail rig.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #77
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
A copy/paste of what the week holds for me:

This week will be a power move for me. This is my spring break and I will be spending pretty much the whole break in the garage getting the rig in shape for Gulches ORV on March 9th. Starting tonite, I have to install a 1 1/4" body lift, install a 1" MML, build and install a custom tranny crossmember (utilizing 2 frame poly bushings and a centered rubber bushing), cut and install a flat 1/4" skid, swap the front axle for a 4.10 30 with LSD I'm using temporarily, finish building and swap the 8.8 into the rear, have sliders built, weld steps onto them, then install them, install an SYE, and order and install a rear driveshaft.

I will get no sleep.

I have:
Ruffstuff crossmember mount kit (poly bushings at frame)
Brown Dog Rubber bushing (center bushing)
2" OD .25" DOM (for center bushing sleeve)
1.25" OD .120" DOM for the crossmember
4'x8' 1/4" steel sheet (skids for 2 Jeeps)
RC 1" MML (wanted BD but not in the budget atm)
JKS 1.25" Body Lift
JB Conversions SSSYE
My trussed and almost finished 4.10 8.8

Sliders are being made by a friend of a friend.
AtoZ slider steps have been ordered and shipped.
4.10 30 is being picked up from a friend and installed later this week.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 11:18 PM   #78
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Finished crossmember (forgot to take a pic of the finished painted product)



Finished welding and painting the 8.8. This was a primered pic. I like it better than the pic I took of it black.



Got halfway through my SYE. My Tcase is in pieces across the shop.

I was given the keys to the shop so I'l be back tomorrow to get everything back in the rig, order a rear shaft and get brake lines run for the 8.8.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 11:28 PM   #79
Rock-Rubber

WF Supporting Member
 
GoldenSahara00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SCPA
Posts: 16,744
So what made you go with the 3 bushings instead of 2?
__________________
Ryan - A good eye, a light foot, and a smart rig.
Bolt-ons are boring
AMERICAN JEEPER
My Build - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/pr...a00-74622.html
Rausch Creek Trip: 2014 Trip Coming Soon
GoldenSahara00 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 11:47 PM   #80
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
So what made you go with the 3 bushings instead of 2?
It was recommended to have a center bushing rather than 2 frame bushings. I still needed a way to remove the crossmember so I decided to use 2 poly bushings on the frame and a rubber on the center.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2013, 11:51 PM   #81
Rock-Rubber

WF Supporting Member
 
GoldenSahara00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SCPA
Posts: 16,744
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjones26573 View Post
It was recommended to have a center bushing rather than 2 frame bushings. I still needed a way to remove the crossmember so I decided to use 2 poly bushings on the frame and a rubber on the center.
See I read the exact opposite, and not only that, but that 3 bushings would give too much movement/flex in the X member. I think in Imped's build on here and one thread on pirate. But I am interested in how true that will be. So definitely give some feedback once you get it all back together. I am sure it will be alright. Me and Marc are both going with the same kit you have but no center bushing. He has had his done for like a month, but for a np241. Mine will be getting done very shortly. Just need time/weather etc.

Everything is looking good man.
__________________
Ryan - A good eye, a light foot, and a smart rig.
Bolt-ons are boring
AMERICAN JEEPER
My Build - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/pr...a00-74622.html
Rausch Creek Trip: 2014 Trip Coming Soon
GoldenSahara00 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 12:08 AM   #82
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
See I read the exact opposite, and not only that, but that 3 bushings would give too much movement/flex in the X member. I think in Imped's build on here and one thread on pirate. But I am interested in how true that will be. So definitely give some feedback once you get it all back together. I am sure it will be alright. Me and Marc are both going with the same kit you have but no center bushing. He has had his done for like a month, but for a np241. Mine will be getting done very shortly. Just need time/weather etc.

Everything is looking good man.
I'll let you know. I don't see there being much flex, which is why I went with poly on the outside. I'll be sure to post up my results, and I'll weld it out if it's an issue.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-05-2013, 12:10 AM   #83
Rock-Rubber

WF Supporting Member
 
GoldenSahara00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SCPA
Posts: 16,744
Yep, you can always change it. Thanks man. Wish I was this far a long now. This will be me in two months.
__________________
Ryan - A good eye, a light foot, and a smart rig.
Bolt-ons are boring
AMERICAN JEEPER
My Build - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/pr...a00-74622.html
Rausch Creek Trip: 2014 Trip Coming Soon
GoldenSahara00 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2013, 04:54 PM   #84
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Been really slack about posting up. Too busy working.

Anyways, the 8.8 is done and installed. It came with 2 pass side calipers so I had to steal a drivers side from one of the other 8.8s lying around. The brakes actually work now. Had to torch off, grind down, and reweld the shock mounts so the shocks would actually fit in them.

The crossmember tilted the front of the engine down, forcing the fan into the crossmember, which made me overheat after going through a drivethru. We lowered the radiator about 1 1/4" and the fan sits pretty now.

Ordered a 1310/1330 long travel driveshaft from Carolina Driveline today. Apparently using a 1330 joint on the axle end requires long travel. No idea why but it wasn't much more.

I'll be coming home again this weekend to get some work done. Still need to build a flat skid, swap the front axle, get an adjustable track bar, and figure out a sway bar setup for the 8.8.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-13-2013, 06:53 PM   #85
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Driveshaft I ordered Monday came in today.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-13-2013, 07:22 PM   #86
Rock-Rubber

WF Supporting Member
 
GoldenSahara00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SCPA
Posts: 16,744
You need an adjustable track bar for the front or rear?
__________________
Ryan - A good eye, a light foot, and a smart rig.
Bolt-ons are boring
AMERICAN JEEPER
My Build - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/pr...a00-74622.html
Rausch Creek Trip: 2014 Trip Coming Soon
GoldenSahara00 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-13-2013, 07:23 PM   #87
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
You need an adjustable track bar for the front or rear?
Rear
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-13-2013, 07:25 PM   #88
Rock-Rubber

WF Supporting Member
 
GoldenSahara00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SCPA
Posts: 16,744
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjones26573 View Post
Rear
The way the artec truss is set up, was the TB locked into place, or could you have welded it differently/used/made a bracket to reuse the stock one?
__________________
Ryan - A good eye, a light foot, and a smart rig.
Bolt-ons are boring
AMERICAN JEEPER
My Build - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/pr...a00-74622.html
Rausch Creek Trip: 2014 Trip Coming Soon
GoldenSahara00 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-13-2013, 07:30 PM   #89
Jeeper
 
sjones26573's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
The way the artec truss is set up, was the TB locked into place, or could you have welded it differently/used/made a bracket to reuse the stock one?
Locked. It has an upper hole to use the stock but it isn't enough with 4" of lift.
__________________
Yellowtail Build
sjones26573 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-13-2013, 08:24 PM   #90
Rock-Rubber

WF Supporting Member
 
GoldenSahara00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SCPA
Posts: 16,744
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjones26573 View Post
Locked. It has an upper hole to use the stock but it isn't enough with 4" of lift.
Ah, okay. I am running 3 so I might be alright. I can always do a little extra fab work to get it to fit

I'll have to check my fan should again when I work on my cross member then to see how much I will have to move that. You should throw up some pics of everything then if you can. This is a decent build, for WF

__________________
Ryan - A good eye, a light foot, and a smart rig.
Bolt-ons are boring
AMERICAN JEEPER
My Build - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/pr...a00-74622.html
Rausch Creek Trip: 2014 Trip Coming Soon
GoldenSahara00 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum 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 email address for yourself.
Email Address:

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.



Thread Tools

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 Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC