|03-14-2012 07:52 AM|
20 gal tank conversion
|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|
|03-12-2012 09:25 PM|
|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|
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.
|03-04-2012 10:01 PM|
|Xpress||I'm surprised that nobody even mentioned that he's SOA.|
|03-04-2012 08:41 PM|
I custom made some sway bar disconnects out of the original sway bar links. Pretty easy mod. Alot cheaper than retail.
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|
If ya want to get rid of leafs, go Coil Over!
Tj coils are over rated!
|03-03-2012 11:54 AM|
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|
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.
|03-01-2012 08:56 AM|
|Ibuildembig||Its your rig, let her rip I guess|
|03-01-2012 05:09 AM|
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|
|02-29-2012 08:03 PM|
|02-29-2012 07:52 PM|
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|
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|
|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|
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|
|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|
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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