|10-20-2011 09:55 PM|
|amoujaffar||btw the guy has 3.08 gears in it now, anyone else running those?|
|10-20-2011 02:30 PM|
So today or tomorrow i'm FINALLY going to check out an 88 YJ 5-Spd that hopefully is in decent condition. the pics look great, has some rust...but thats why i'm buying a welder. the guy isnt asking for much so if the frame is in good shape it'll be mine by the weekend.
here's the description:
88 Jeep YJ. 4.2 Lt straight 6 freshly rebuilt at 156,000...4 inch Rough Country lift, 2 inch shackles, New rear end gears and axles, 33in x 12.5 Trxus Mud Terrains including spare, ProComp soft 8 wheels, 8000lb Smittybilt winch on custom plate, Custom spare tire carrier, 2 new Best Top seats, new JVC cd player with mp3 port, Sony explode speakers in sound bar, tread plate rocker gaurds included( also has Smittybilt 6in pocket flares not shown here ).... this Jeep is not spotless, it is a toy and it will go where you want it. has a little rust. worst spot is shown. needs bumper put back on and a little TLC. could use an exhaust.
I'll order the bumpers next month but here's my final build list that will eventually replace the drivetrain:
Novak Adaptor to adapt
NP231 w/teralow kit
Rear Ford 8.8 with this kit Baseline 4x4 YA WF88-31-KIT, Ford 8.8 Ultimate Axle Shaft kit 95-02 Ford Explorer, 4340 CHROME-MOLY, C-Clip Eliminator, 31 Spline, Axles Ford 8.8 Axle Shafts Axle Shaft Kits and an Eaton E-Locker
Front Axle I'll probably just upgrade the Dana 30 with chromoly shafts since this jeep won't see tooo much off road.
3.73 Gear ratio
I was planning on doing an SOA but since it comes with the RC lift i may as well leave it.
what do you guys think? i can't stop reading forums and looking stuff up haha i've been going thru jeep withdrawal for almost 2 years
|09-14-2011 09:02 PM|
|Ibuildembig||Look up a 1/2 ton supercab. They were the only 5 lug axled leaf sprung 44 fronts. There was a disc'd 9" but it was in a lincoln and alot narrower. You can use the disc brakes off a 8.8 with minor mods though.|
|09-14-2011 05:37 PM|
ill have to do a little digging to find the 9 inch
hate to sound dumb but would the 1/2 ton be considered the F-250. and does anyone have a part number for that axle?
and is there a 9 inch model that came with disc brakes?
|09-14-2011 05:15 PM|
|09-14-2011 12:40 PM|
|Ibuildembig||But a supercab will be leaf sprung instead of coils and is almost a drop in for a YJ|
|09-14-2011 12:14 PM|
|95YamJam||^78/79 BRONCO'S have the same diff setup IIRC. I like the 9" i had in my bronco. Very bulletproof.|
|09-14-2011 09:43 AM|
|Ibuildembig||Why not find a 79 1/2 ton supercab ford truck? It will have a leaf sprung 44 front and a 9 inch rear....FYI 44 rears are weaker than a 8.8.|
|09-13-2011 07:07 PM|
ahhh that makes a little more sense. thanks, i'm still leaning towards building some strong dana 44's...i really just wanna go for that wide stance without having full blown 60's or something equal. not to mention the weight differential
i'm still not sure what is the best model to pull them from, or which locker (hence why i started that locker/diff thread)
|09-13-2011 04:38 PM|
|09-13-2011 04:30 PM|
|09-13-2011 03:15 PM|
Take a look at the tag on the passenger side of the diff cover, it should have 4L10 stamped into it where I have shown on this one.
|09-12-2011 11:27 PM|
And for those wondering why i chose that drivetrain, here are the numbers from the calculators on novak.
Crawl Ratio With TeraLow Kit: 98
Crawl Ratio witout Teralow Kit: 66 (Still capable)
Cruising RPM at 70MPH: 2658 (The L33 should be doing quite well in that range)
Cruising RPM at 60MPH: 2278
|09-12-2011 11:23 PM|
ok after about 4 months of research on novak, reading threads here, crying a little bit (no homo) and btw still not buying a jeep because my car hasn't sold... I've finally come up with a solid and FINAL drive train setup. tell me what you think, and some input on lockers would be wonderful.
Engine: GM L33 Vortec 5.3 V8
Muncie SM465 4-Speed
T-Case: NP231 (Adapted obviously) and I'm planning to eventually put in the teralow 4:1 kit depending on funds
Axles: Full length Dana 44's with 3.73 gears. 33" tires
as far as the suspension goes, I would really like the SOA but lack welding abilities. So I'm going to either buy the RC 4" lift kit, or pay a buddy about the same to do the SOA according to Ibuildembig's thread.
|02-16-2011 11:49 PM|
|amoujaffar||i know aftermarket ones have been put into tj's. depends on how they are set up i suppose, dont have a lot of first hand interaction with it, but I would love it since i do a lot of highway driving|
|02-16-2011 11:40 PM|
|xXTheGhost45Xx||Cruise control?! That's sounds like a whole lot of work I would be interested in that if you can do it! Just sounds complicated.|
|02-14-2011 11:28 PM|
|02-14-2011 11:20 PM|
|amoujaffar||Another thought...cruise control. Any one hook one up? Aftermarket or Chevy factory? Ideas?|
|02-11-2011 01:00 AM|
|billytheyj||I was just thinking I have enough problems with leaks I wouldn't want to drill more holes... how about simplicity straps that come down (4straps from winch) one on each corner where hardtop meets door corner and then goes through and connects to the other two straps that would come through the top corners of the back window.... that is about as clear as mud|
|02-11-2011 12:55 AM|
|billytheyj||Series of plungers and suction cups from the winch... I'm getting a feeling that I am not being helpful|
|02-11-2011 12:55 AM|
|02-11-2011 12:54 AM|
|billytheyj||Wait.... drill through your hard top? If that's the case I would think of something else....|
|02-11-2011 12:45 AM|
|02-11-2011 12:35 AM|
|02-11-2011 12:09 AM|
thanks guys, I'll be on the hunt soon as the deal is going thru on my S4.
I'm in no hurry to get this thing done so I can take my time getting the parts n such.
Also I have an idea for removing the hard top, my version of the lift in the magazines.
Putting 4 eye-bolt screws thru the top to a metal plate to spread out the load, and grabbing one of the 1000LB winches from costco (70 bucks) and bolting it to one of the beams in the garage and using that to hook and lift the top off and on.
what do you guys think?
|02-10-2011 10:03 AM|
|Ibuildembig||The one I am using is an open 4.10 out of a 2000 V8 explorer. The open diffs are more prevailant than the locked ones.|
|02-10-2011 12:39 AM|
Code 43 Open 3.08
41 Open 3.27
42 Open 4.10
46 Open 3.73
45 Open 3.55
D4 Limited Slip 3.73
D2 Limited Slip 4.10
|02-09-2011 11:29 PM|
|02-09-2011 11:28 PM|
|amoujaffar||any one know the specific model or serial range for the 8.8 with the 4.10 and LSD?|
|02-09-2011 11:22 PM|
|billytheyj||I don't know how easy it would be to set up a 8.8 in the front... but from what I know the lsd and 4.10 gearing wasn't standard but just options thehe 4.10 only came in the towing packages I believe and lsd I don't know how common they are but can be found in some just check out the axle before you buy|
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