04-21-2015, 03:23 AM
Join Date: Apr 2015
1988 YJ Build Help
I owned my first Jeep in 1982 - December, to be exact...it was a 1983 CJ7 and I called the color "burnt Orange" but the official color was Omaha Orange. Owned it for about 3 weeks and hit black ice on a bridge in St. Joseph, MO and the insurance company listed it as totaled.
Advance to 30 years (plus) later, and yesterday I purchased a 1988 Jeep Wrangler. It runs, has the original engine with a propane conversion, but has nothing at all on the leaf springs (no axles at all)...the owner had Dana 44's and sold them. He also sold the transfer case. Other than the propane conversion, the engine is stock (2.5L L4 OHV).
I do not know a lot about gearing, so I thought this would be the best place to ask:
First, I plan to make this my daily driver and weekend mudder/4x4 fun-vehicle.
I plan to remove the propane conversion and go back to gas (tanks take up where the back seat was). And I plan to put 37 sized tires on it.
Since the best trails are about 2 hours away, I'll be driving on the highway to get there.
Second, this will be a work in progress. I'm hoping to have it on the road within a year.
What I need to know: What is a good complete axle for front and back and transfer case?
This is my first posting, so if this is the wrong area, I apologize in advance.
Also, I really appreciate any and all helpful info in advance.