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05-16-2013 03:09 PM
RussBuss I've got paracord on the way to make my jeep grab handles I can't wait!
05-13-2013 05:08 PM
upin1212
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Originally Posted by mike22 View Post
Lol its cool I know how that goes congrats on the new addition my youngest daughter was born 6 weeks ago
Thanks my youngest was born 16 months ago and she's a aunt already. I started all over again. Lol
05-13-2013 01:38 PM
mike22 Lol its cool I know how that goes congrats on the new addition my youngest daughter was born 6 weeks ago
05-13-2013 01:23 PM
upin1212
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Originally Posted by mike22 View Post
Never seen a Dana 35 front before
I'm sorry it's 30 with 35 kit. I been up 24 hours my kid had baby I'm a grandpa now omg going nuts lol.
05-13-2013 11:50 AM
mike22 Never seen a Dana 35 front before
05-13-2013 10:50 AM
upin1212
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Originally Posted by YJ fanatic View Post

Do you mean you have a super 30 kit? Because it not really possible to have a D35 with a super kit and a 8.8 with a super kit in there at the same time. And is it really a 4" shackle lift, or are they just 4" longer than stock?
Dana 35 with super 35 kit in front...ford 8.8 with super 88 kit in rear..chrom molly axels both 3.73 ring and pinnon...and shackle is 2 inch sorry was half asleep.
05-13-2013 09:41 AM
YJ fanatic
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Originally Posted by upin1212 View Post
I have 4" shackle 3.5" spring and 1" body lift" wheels are are steel bead lock seats are beard and tires are 34. Axels are 373 Yukon ring and pion gears front rear.
Eaton electric lockers front rear
Stainless break lines
Super 35 axel kit
Slip yoke eliminator
Rear drive shaft
Ford 8.8 rear axel
Super 88 kit in rear
Do you mean you have a super 30 kit? Because it not really possible to have a D35 with a super kit and a 8.8 with a super kit in there at the same time. And is it really a 4" shackle lift, or are they just 4" longer than stock?
05-13-2013 08:41 AM
upin1212
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Originally Posted by RussBuss View Post
Upin1212 what kind of lift do you have and wheels? Also what size tires? Axles?also seats?
I have 4" shackle 3.5" spring and 1" body lift" wheels are are steel bead lock seats are beard and tires are 34. Axels are 373 Yukon ring and pion gears front rear.
Eaton electric lockers front rear
Stainless break lines
Super 35 axel kit
Slip yoke eliminator
Rear drive shaft
Ford 8.8 rear axel
Super 88 kit in rear
05-11-2013 10:56 PM
morvayryan I have the smittybuilt src stinger and a rough country 4" lift with 31" all-terrains.
05-11-2013 09:52 PM
RussBuss Upin1212 what kind of lift do you have and wheels? Also what size tires? Axles?also seats?
05-11-2013 12:10 AM
upin1212 I put 373 Yukon ring and pion gears front rear. Eaton electric lockers front rear Super 35 axel kit Slip yoke eliminator Rear drive shaft Ford 8.8 rear axel Super 88 kit in rear. And I love it
05-10-2013 02:23 PM
petercass88 My axles are overkill... Dynatrac high pinion Dana 60 axles on 33" tires. Came that way from PO so I am not complaining My axles are bigger than my buddy's huge Ramcharger mud truck... woop! Too bad you don't live in the FL area, a guy is selling a set of Dana 60 axles off his jeep for 600 for the pair.
05-10-2013 11:03 AM
AZ WRANGLER
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Originally Posted by RussBuss View Post
Where can I buy a set for d rings for my front bumper

Also what kind of vehicles can I get a Dana 44 or Dana 60 out of. Please put year model also
Dana 44's off an 80's grand Wagoneer will work great. You dont have to change width, just stay away from the vacuum disconnect ones. I just did the swap and love them!!! I have a write up here, search Waggy 44 .
05-10-2013 12:06 AM
RussBuss That is sick!
05-09-2013 11:59 PM
upin1212 Here's my 89
05-09-2013 10:18 PM
YJ fanatic Any 4" lift if you plan on keeping stock fenders/flares. But I loved my jeep when I had the 2.5" lift, flat tube fenders, and 33s. I had no problem with rubbing, and low center of gravity was nice.
05-09-2013 09:58 PM
RussBuss What kind of lift should I get if I want to run 33s
05-09-2013 09:51 PM
YJ fanatic
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Originally Posted by RussBuss View Post
Where can I buy a set for d rings for my front bumper

Also what kind of vehicles can I get a Dana 44 or Dana 60 out of. Please put year model also
No need for D60s unless you want to run 38"+ tires. I would start with a Ford 8.8 in the rear from an Explorer and keep the stock D30 up front. They will handle up to 35s, or bigger if you get chromoly shafts.
05-09-2013 09:30 PM
88Sahara Here you go.
05-09-2013 05:41 PM
RussBuss I figured front and rear but I don't know
05-09-2013 05:31 PM
95YamJam Looks great! I got my d rings at tractor supply. You want front axles i am assuming?
05-09-2013 05:05 PM
RussBuss Where can I buy a set for d rings for my front bumper

Also what kind of vehicles can I get a Dana 44 or Dana 60 out of. Please put year model also
05-08-2013 02:00 PM
RussBuss We ride up on a mountain here in Arkansas and some of the trails are pretty bad and rocky. But no boulders to crawl over. We ride four wheelers up there and it beats up those pretty bad. But I've seen Cherokees up there some.
05-08-2013 01:47 PM
Gothere
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Originally Posted by RussBuss View Post
Well really just some trail riding. No rock crawling but the trails can be pretty bad. What kind of axles can I get and how much are gears
There is a wide variety of axles and gear ratios to go with, that is why I suggested that you take some time and decide what kind of wheeling (rock/mud/snow etc...) that you will be mostly doing, then sit down and think to what degree will you wheel this vehicle, mostly daily driver with a few easy trails or more.

I still have the stock axles in mine, and I dropped gears in, but that was a few years after I had the YJ.

When I dropped in gears on mine it cost $1000.00, had it done, and that was in the late 90's and I was bargin hunting, axles will cost as much and more.

Drive it and wheel it for awhile, and it will become more evident what and how you want to setup your jeep, learn what weaknesses/strengths your jeep has as it applies to how you wheel it, then start throwing a little cash at it...
05-08-2013 12:42 PM
rykemc
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Originally Posted by wrangleryj90 View Post
Being 19 I was in the same boat with my yj when i bought it buy tires of they don't have good tread so you can learn what your jeep does stock and find what you will need to be on the trails just get some buddy's and a few tow straps and have fun

Stock jeeps do really well don't get mod crazy till you know what you need and don't if you want something better save no mods are needed they are wants keep that in mind

This is such great advice.
05-08-2013 12:10 PM
wrangleryj90 Being 19 I was in the same boat with my yj when i bought it buy tires of they don't have good tread so you can learn what your jeep does stock and find what you will need to be on the trails just get some buddy's and a few tow straps and have fun

Stock jeeps do really well don't get mod crazy till you know what you need and don't if you want something better save no mods are needed they are wants keep that in mind
05-08-2013 12:00 PM
89Saharagreen First tell us what you have as far as axles the sky is the limit or more in line your wallet is the limit. Can do a ford 8.8 seems to be pretty popular. I did a 97 Izuzu Rodeo axle was a Dana 44 with 4.30 gears in it and I love it very little mod to get it in had to drill leaf spring perch 1/16th to get it to fit and need an emergency brake bracket to connect e-brake shock mounts to leaf spring bracket on driver side passenger side you need to fab or get driver front leaf spring bracket from the Rodeo you get rear axle from. Brakes are Metric so you have to switch them to SAE but that is minor. If you get the Rodeo axle get one with 4.10 gears it is easier to regear the front D30 to 4.10 as you stated you are a 16 year old HS i would just drive it till you break something then look at changing. Read, Read, Read all the sticky's at the top of the thread because they really help you understand your rig alot better. Also post pics of anything you do never know if someone is having same issue or thinking of same project.

Lastly welcome to the forum and new addiction. Go drive it and have fun!
05-08-2013 11:34 AM
RussBuss Well really just some trail riding. No rock crawling but the trails can be pretty bad. What kind of axles can I get and how much are gears
05-08-2013 09:58 AM
Gothere Nice jeep, and great price for it! Sounds like with your budget you will have to be very discriminating on what and when you put things on it. IMHO, one thing I would do is figure out just what you want to set it up for, to what degree of wheeling do you want to do with it, and what type of wheeling, or is it for cruising around type of a jeep? Nothing wrong with any of those options, but if your mainly just going to cruise around why spend the $$$ on a winch? If your going to use it as a hard core wheeler, I would say the winch is not the first place to start...axle's ...gearing...lockers...performance parts first. You want to go to the trail and get thru it, not have to winch yourself thru it.

There is a thread here that has a slew of things others have done to their jeep for cheap, real good ideas, and best of all it focuses on being inexpensive, check it out and I'm sure you will get some great ideas...
05-08-2013 08:26 AM
RussBuss Sweet. I'm going to put a winch on in the future what do y'all think for one not over 350 bucks. I'm thinking an engo 9000 lb winch. I've only heard good things of them
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