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04-14-2007 11:08 AM
Grandpa Jeeper
It is all about angles

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Originally Posted by Joey View Post
I appreciate the advice. I have already bought a rebuild kit for the motor. I have to buy a front clip still. I really dont want to mess with putting new axles under it so I might sell those 38's and get some 35's and just put a 4" lift on with a body lift. I live on the beach so there wont be no rocks involved just want to cruise the beach a little. If I do an SOA kit, what is involved in correcting the steering?

If you change the driveline angles you will need to look at dropping your tranny or going to new shafts. It can really screw up your Jeep if you do not keep things in their proper alignment. Changing the angles too severely will chew up the splines and probably leave you stranded with high tide just coming in. Keep your mods reasonable and you will have a low cost fun vehicle.
04-13-2007 03:15 PM
Joey I appreciate the advice. I have already bought a rebuild kit for the motor. I have to buy a front clip still. I really dont want to mess with putting new axles under it so I might sell those 38's and get some 35's and just put a 4" lift on with a body lift. I live on the beach so there wont be no rocks involved just want to cruise the beach a little. If I do an SOA kit, what is involved in correcting the steering?
04-13-2007 11:29 AM
daddyjeep If this is a project vehicle and not somethig you need to drive any time soon, then take her to the extreme. As Grandpa Jeeper mentioned, there is going to be a lot involved. For that big of a tire you are definately going to need to upgrade both axles. This depends on how you are going to use it. If you will be playing in the mud you should bo OK with a pair of Dana 44's, but if rocks are in your future you will definately need some 3/4 ton or 1 ton axles. along with a spring over and some lift springs you will need to address the steering and the T-case. As Odd is he mentioned you will need a SYE kit and CV drive shafts. There are tons of odds and ends to be addressed and parts to be fabricated. A reliable Jeep YJ with 38's is not an easy task, so plan well.
04-12-2007 06:04 AM
Odd is he
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Im new to the forum, but from what Ive been reading you guys have some real nice rides. I just bought an 88 wrangler with the 4.2 motor. Its stock right now but I want to make it my project. I already have some 38 super swampers from another truck I would like to try to run. Whats the best lift combo to go with, for example 4",soa,body,shackles to fit 38's. Its gonna be a long term project. Thanks for any advice!
Sell the 38's, and use the money towards the jeep... If you really wanna fit them your going to need to do an SOA with 2"-3" springs, then upgrade your steering and put atleast a ford 8.25 rear end with a dana 44 front, but if you wanna do it right you'll want full width dana 60's front and rear. You'll also need a S.Y.E. kit and driveshafts.

My $0.02 is to just get a 4" lift for now and buy some 33's.
04-12-2007 12:35 AM
Grandpa Jeeper
Mods!

[QUOTE=Joey;70503]Im new to the forum, but from what Ive been reading you guys have some real nice rides. I just bought an 88 wrangler with the 4.2 motor. Its stock right now but I want to make it my project. I already have some 38 super swampers from another truck I would like to try to run. Whats the best lift combo to go with, for example 4",soa,body,shackles to fit 38's. Its gonna be a long term project. Thanks for any advice![/QUOTE

If you just bought it I'm guessing it is up there in miles. I bought an 88 YJ last fall and have been working on it some. When I got mine it was running poorly and I started researching the best approach to getting the performance I wanted out of it. I suggest you sit down and make a list of what is the most important, down to the least important. I suggest you use five basic headings. 1. engine performance 2.body changes (fenders, flares, headlights, bumpers, etc. 3. drive train changes (tranny, axles, transfer case, gearing, etc. 4. suspension (body lift, shakle lift, new springs (SOA) or standard (SUA) 5. Tires and rims

What you do in any of those five basic categories has an effect on any choices you can make in the other. For example, you can't stuff much larger than a 31 tire with stock suspension and fenders. Figure out what the things are you really want and check all the things effected by that change

Get back to any of the really good people on this board with your questions. I will help where I can

Good luck and good jeeping!
04-11-2007 10:05 PM
Joey
88 lift project

Im new to the forum, but from what Ive been reading you guys have some real nice rides. I just bought an 88 wrangler with the 4.2 motor. Its stock right now but I want to make it my project. I already have some 38 super swampers from another truck I would like to try to run. Whats the best lift combo to go with, for example 4",soa,body,shackles to fit 38's. Its gonna be a long term project. Thanks for any advice!

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