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03-14-2012 07:52 AM
drew11
20 gal tank conversion

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Originally Posted by benjnewberry View Post
Anyone ever heard of changing the leaf springs to the coil springs used in the newer Wranglers? Also, do the 93 YJ's have the 20 gallon tank conversion option? I have seen a few threads, but they were unclear as to whether the YJ's had it too.
I am no expert on this subject, but I have read a couple of threads about this on the forum where you can cut off how far your vent hose sticks down into the tank. It limits how much gas you can put into the tank. Search for this thread on here and maybe that will answer your question. Looked to be a simple mod for the 4 extra gals of gas. Good luck
03-14-2012 07:43 AM
drew11 I would love to update the susension on my Money Pit, but I have spent a year and 2 months building this jeep and I'm ready to enjoy driving and wheeling for awhile. I figure it would take me about 2 months to aquire the parts I couldn't build and the supplies it would take to build the parts that I can. Due to budget, work schedule, etc...I am going to wait. I wish I had jeepers closer, it would easier to do 2 jeeps at the same time. 2 minds are better than 1.
03-13-2012 11:17 PM
benjnewberry
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Originally Posted by drew11 View Post
pro comp and a couple of others have this kit available, but it is pricey 2300.00. I looked into doing this myself. Ford Bronco springs are available, but a lot of engineering to build a 3 link front and 4 link or triangulated 4 link rear. Would definately ride better, but I weighed the cost vs. result and realized you could buy a 97 + tj and lift cheaper than converting my old trusty yj. It can has been done, but it will take a hefty budget and some time. Just my 2 cents worth.
I guess I'll stick to the trusty YJ leafs
03-12-2012 09:25 PM
drew11
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Originally Posted by WhiteysWheels View Post
Hi just new to the forum n i too wondered if the springs on the reaer of a wrangler would work on the front. The front have four and the rear have five. One of the front ones were broke due to the previous owners hitting a tree stump. A pair of the rear 5 spring leafs came with the jeep and i didnt know if the 5 spring would work on the front. Im ok with the stiffer ride but i am putting a ten thousand lb. winch and a custom bumper on the front and the extra weight will need support. I guess what im concerned about is will the rear springs match the front.
Yes, Your rear springs will fit the front. They are the exact same length(granting the arch is the same). I was going to do the same thing with my tired leaf springs, but at the last second stumbled into a like new set that was removed for a lift kit. I even bolted up the shackles to make sure on mine. So sounds like you already have the parts. Good luck
03-12-2012 08:24 PM
WhiteysWheels Hi just new to the forum n i too wondered if the springs on the reaer of a wrangler would work on the front. The front have four and the rear have five. One of the front ones were broke due to the previous owners hitting a tree stump. A pair of the rear 5 spring leafs came with the jeep and i didnt know if the 5 spring would work on the front. Im ok with the stiffer ride but i am putting a ten thousand lb. winch and a custom bumper on the front and the extra weight will need support. I guess what im concerned about is will the rear springs match the front.
03-11-2012 02:30 PM
drew11
new brake lines

After flexing the new leafs all the way out, I decided to go ahead and replace the brake lines. They weren't super tight, but if I really flexed it hard they would be so out with the shorty's and in with the 2" longer braided lines. If someone wasn't going to wheel hard then they could get by without the extended brake lines.
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03-04-2012 10:01 PM
Xpress I'm surprised that nobody even mentioned that he's SOA.
03-04-2012 08:41 PM
drew11
swaybar disconnects

I custom made some sway bar disconnects out of the original sway bar links. Pretty easy mod. Alot cheaper than retail.
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next are the extended braided brake lines
03-04-2012 05:14 PM
Ibuildembig I vote for air shocks over coil overs....cheaper, easier to tune, and way stronger
03-04-2012 02:39 PM
spunebil If ya want to get rid of leafs, go Coil Over!
Tj coils are over rated!
03-03-2012 11:54 AM
Ibuildembig Its not that bad if you can weld and make parts. I'd much rather take a YJ and put coils on it as own a TJ (they have way too many driveability issues)

Curious how that add a leaf is going to ride on your dude
03-03-2012 11:50 AM
drew11 pro comp and a couple of others have this kit available, but it is pricey 2300.00. I looked into doing this myself. Ford Bronco springs are available, but a lot of engineering to build a 3 link front and 4 link or triangulated 4 link rear. Would definately ride better, but I weighed the cost vs. result and realized you could buy a 97 + tj and lift cheaper than converting my old trusty yj. It can has been done, but it will take a hefty budget and some time. Just my 2 cents worth.
03-03-2012 10:30 AM
benjnewberry Anyone ever heard of changing the leaf springs to the coil springs used in the newer Wranglers? Also, do the 93 YJ's have the 20 gallon tank conversion option? I have seen a few threads, but they were unclear as to whether the YJ's had it too.
03-02-2012 10:12 PM
drew11 After some debate, I decided to install fresh yj springs I found locally. I installed the pro comp add a leaf kit. I definitely eliminated the backward front springs and flat rear springs. I stayed with the traditional 4 leaf fronts and 5 leaf rears. It did lift the jeep, but it will settle. I tightened everything up after putting back on the ground. Room for 35- 37 in tires when budget allows. I am going to take it out after realigning the front. I am anxious to see how it rides. I want to thank everyone for their input.
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03-01-2012 08:56 AM
Ibuildembig Its your rig, let her rip I guess
03-01-2012 05:09 AM
spunebil If I can break a ff d60 or even chrome moly hp 44 with a little 151 cid pony, just think of the BRAGGING Rights,!

What is size of pinion for a 5.38 in a d 60?
and for a d 44 ?
Now, what is size of a 4.10 pinion in a d 30 and 8.8 ?

That is what is needed to compare
02-29-2012 08:38 PM
Ibuildembig
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Originally Posted by spunebil View Post
I am planning on 30 spline chrome molly shafts and 760 joints. It has 1/2" axle tubes and 3/4 ton 8 lug knuckles

Even with the 5.38 gears and 38.5x11.50 boggers, I will be hard pressed to damage them with me little 4 lunger!


And if I swap in bigger pony, I will upgrsde front to 33 splines and rear to 35 splines
The only thing that worrys me is that the pinion on a 5.38 is uber tiny even in a 60, I can only imagine what it is on the front end
02-29-2012 08:03 PM
drew11
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Originally Posted by 2xs View Post
Your diff is on the wrong side... wtf man...
Chevy 3/4 ton 10 bolt corporate
02-29-2012 07:52 PM
spunebil
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Originally Posted by darkproximity View Post
spunebil: why not a full float sterling 10.25? rear 60's are crap
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig View Post
X2 and a bogger of any size will turn a 44 front into toothpicks
I am planning on 30 spline chrome molly shafts and 760 joints. It has 1/2" axle tubes and 3/4 ton 8 lug knuckles

Even with the 5.38 gears and 38.5x11.50 boggers, I will be hard pressed to damage them with me little 4 lunger!


And if I swap in bigger pony, I will upgrsde front to 33 splines and rear to 35 splines
02-29-2012 07:44 PM
spunebil
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Originally Posted by darkproximity View Post
spunebil: why not a full float sterling 10.25? rear 60's are crap
First cuz I already have it and will be replacing the old 16 splines with new ( chrome moly) 30 splines, and a 30 spline ff is going to live longer than a 30 spline semi-float and even longer than a C clip axle like I have now (8.8 with welded tubes)

Second is that it has better ground clearance even without shaveing it

Besides I doubt me ole 151cid/2.5l is going to thrash axle with a 385x11.50 bogger ( grooved)

But I will try!
02-29-2012 04:17 PM
Ibuildembig eeeeek chevy side diff lol
02-29-2012 04:16 PM
2xs
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Originally Posted by drew11 View Post
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Here's a pic of the 4 leaf spring on the front. Since this pic, I have removed the trac bar and the big hairy mount off of the diff.
Your diff is on the wrong side... wtf man...
02-29-2012 11:10 AM
darkproximity Ford HP Kingpin D60 up front and 10.25 rear ftw
02-29-2012 08:38 AM
Ibuildembig X2 and a bogger of any size will turn a 44 front into toothpicks
02-28-2012 06:16 PM
darkproximity spunebil: why not a full float sterling 10.25? rear 60's are crap
02-28-2012 06:03 PM
spunebil Flat springs are better both on and off the road! I have 2 sets of xj springs for when I go soa and with them flat I will still have about a 6" lift! I will cut fenders if need be before I go an higher in lift! And I will be running 38.5 x 11.50 boggers on 5.38 geared full size hp44/ff60 combo
running 34" ltbs with me current 4.10 geared hp30/8.8 setup
I have a 3.5" sua lift at moment and they are arched and RUFF both on and off road! and just checked and both front rear have 5 leaves.
I believe they are re springs ( came with jeep)
02-28-2012 05:40 PM
darkproximity
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig View Post
Yeap, a 4.0 weighs in at about 515 and my SBF with aluminum heads should be around 490. Stock leafs are very flat with minimal arch.
You got the right small block there
02-28-2012 04:47 PM
Mud I am running 5 leaf front and rear using Old Man Emu leafs. I did this when adding a lift kit. They will work but the ride will be stiffer trust me. I did this to compensate the weight added by winch, custom bumper, etc. The Jeep sits level but the ride is very firm.
02-28-2012 04:28 PM
Ibuildembig Yeap, a 4.0 weighs in at about 515 and my SBF with aluminum heads should be around 490. Stock leafs are very flat with minimal arch.
02-28-2012 04:24 PM
darkproximity
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig View Post
A V8 doesnt weigh much more than a 4.0 and in alot of cases....less. A flat or backwards arched spring doesnt mean its going to ride rough. In fact, most of your arched ones will ride rougher.
i was going to mention that, the i6 is a pretty heavy motor for a 6 cyl, and i'd imagine a small block chevy is going to weigh in less or damn near close to it.

also arent stock yj leafs pretty flat to begin with? and i agree, more arch will usually mean higher iron content to stay arched meaning rougher ride.. i cant imagine a 3" add-a-leaf from pro comp being soft at all
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