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183Beast 02-22-2011 09:09 PM

New Guy here
I picked this up! I've never owned a jeep before. It appears to be in great shape. No rust on the frame or floor boards. 92,000 miles. I plan on doing a SOA lift and some 33" tires. Nothing to crazy because It will be on the street more than the dirt. I actually live and work in Great Bend, but I am in Wichita quite often (I'm from Wichita) If anyone ever goes to ride trails let me know.

I picked up a 8.8 geared in 4.10 along with a cherokee front shaft to shorten when my SYE comes in. My biggest set back is waiting for a little more money, so I can finish ordering parts.

I just thought I would introduce myself! look forward to meeting you guys/gals sometime.

knnphillips 02-22-2011 09:11 PM

Nice looking ride don't forget to post pictures of your 8.8 swap and everything.

whiteyj 02-22-2011 09:11 PM

Welcome! Looks like a great starting point. Your setback will be a constant one if you let it for the life of your rig. Just Empty EVERY Pocket.:whistling::whistling::thumb:

JDsDream 02-22-2011 09:14 PM

Welcome To The Forum

Barrie 02-22-2011 09:17 PM


Mortalis5509 02-22-2011 09:18 PM


183Beast 03-30-2011 10:22 PM

Update for the people that like pictures.


I decided to do a SOA instead of a kit. It cost a lot to do it correctly, but money is made to spend, so screw it.

This is what I started with.
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30

Box of goodies I ordered in! Extended brake lines, drop pitman and a SYE kit. I will still need to order my shocks and a few other misc. parts.
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30

The 8.8 ready to go underneath for mock up!
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30

I got my 8.8 geared in 4.10. I have to wait until I get my slip yoke eliminator installed so I can set my pinion angle correctly before I weld the perches on, but its all mocked up for the most part.
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30

Afterwards, huge amount of lift compared to stock.
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30

yanked out the dana 30 and started to cut off the front perches, but they are a PITA so I ordered some new ones and stopped for the day.
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30

After I finish this I am going to start working on bumpers, recovery gear, and herculiner the inside of the tub.

Overall, I would have done it again so far. I just need to get it finished.

RBatman 04-02-2011 01:26 PM

Welcome to the forum!! Nice build going on there, keep the pictures coming

cavediverjc 04-03-2011 09:55 AM

Looks like you've got a great foundation for your build. It's nice to still see solid YJs out there. We're kicking around the idea of doing a wheeling trip the end of April to Tuttle Creek ORV Park over by Randolph, KS if you're interested. It's a good ways from GB, but it'll be worth it. RBatman has a thread posted with the details here on the Kansas forum.

And keep the pics coming!! :thumb:

183Beast 04-03-2011 11:40 AM

I really want to go to Tuttle creek at the end of April. I need to get my gears ordered for up front before I would though. My front is still the 3.07, but I figured that this would give me a good reason to throw a locker up front at the same time.

183Beast 04-18-2011 10:08 PM

Update, Got this thing finished for the most part. Need to re-gear the front and put my locker in while im at it, but its drive able.

Finished putting the DANA 30 back in after welding my perches on.

The only thing that I had to do after that was get my Slip Yoke Eliminator put in which wasn't bad for disassembling a transfer case. I used a double cardan drive shaft out of a cherokee and had it shortened. I didn't take any pictures of it though.

Finished picture with the hard top off.

The jeep rides good. I took it out and left it in two wheel drive and it did awesome with the LS rear. Can't wait to get the front geared with a lunch box locker in the front! Then i can hit up some hard trails.

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