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Old 09-29-2019, 01:23 PM
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4 link and one ton swap questions

Hi everyone!

So I'm currently acquiring parts for my 4 link build. I got the 4 link skid plate from Moto Bilt, i am picking up a set of Dana 60 axles this week, but im not sure on a couple of things.

So i want to run 38-40' tires, but im not sure what coil overs to get for the jeep. Then after that, Im probably going to go Ram Assist steering. I know im going to be missing a whole bunch of stuff for the build, hence why im posting here.

I was hoping to get some incite from some of the veterans in the jeep world. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-29-2019, 02:39 PM   #2
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Questions...
What is the intended use for your YJ?
Why do you need one-ton axles?
Why such a large tire?

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Old 09-29-2019, 04:17 PM   #3
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20 pounds of shit in a 5 pound bucket. If you want to run tires in the 40" range build a buggy jeep frames are not up to the job of handling that much tire and you still have to cut up the body that will just get damaged anyways. At that size the jeep becomes illegal in most states and you will have to trailer it anyways. It's a lot of wasted effort when a tube buggy is the better choice in the first place.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:31 AM
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intended use is for Mudding and deep water trail riding. I live in south florida so its mostly marsh and wetlands where we go wheeling. But when we get out to the parks down here, theres plenty of obstacles to climb over from rocks and boulders to trees and such.

Down here, its perfectly fine to have a jeep with 40s on it. a tube buggy is out of the question, because thats something that will have to be trailered everywhere. Im looking to build something that i can hop in on a sunday morning, go out in the woods and marsh all day and drive home at night.

If you guys want anymore info, let me know. still looking for those answers tho
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I would suggest that you talk to some of your buddies that have done that type of build.
Would also think that a build like that would not be happy on road and you would end up trailering it anyway.
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I don't see the problem here. A YJ on tons and 40's. That can be done legally in just about every state. FL is even easier because they don't seem to care if your tires stick out past the fenders.

Anyway to answer your questions.... Where to start.... there is just so much to consider with a swap like this. It has been done many times and done many different ways. It all depends on your budget and your abilities. You said you got the Moto Built skid plate. Are you running one of their link kits with it or are you piecing it together yourself? Lots of options out there for brackets, rod ends, shocks. I got all my stuff from Ballistic Fabrication, even my ADS Nitrogen shocks. ADS makes a good shock, but again, there are lots of options. Do lots of research and keep asking questions. Typically for mud the Jeeps are built pretty tall, but I like mine low and stable. I can fit a 40 with about 3" of lift since i did a little fender trimming.
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DaddyJeep,

Unfortunately Im still new down here. I dont have a good reach in the offroad community down here. Everyone ive talked to already has a larger truck or newer Jeep such as a JK or a JL. You can pretty much consider me the budget builder in the group.

Ive been talking with the shop owner whose helping me build the jeep. Using the skid plate and the one tons as a base point, were going to be doing the actual links from there on. but to get a base point, ill still need the coilovers. not sure the size or brand i should go with because there are a lot of options out there for it. I also have aftermarket fenders front and rear so theyre pretty much open fender.

Im just really hoping to get out in the offroad community once this is done. it sucks moving to a new state at 28 haha
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With that much of a build going on are you going to stretch the wheel base a bit? It will make the Jeep more stable and is definitely worth the effort. I am at 102" and really like how it wheels there. That does snowball into more mods though. I relocated my steering box and had to get rid of the stock gas tank.
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I don't see the problem here. A YJ on tons and 40's. That can be done legally in just about every state. FL is even easier because they don't seem to care if your tires stick out past the fenders.
Many states have height regulations, such as headlight, bumper, or suspension heights. South Carolina, for example, is a maximum of 4" over stock height to be street legal.
Sure folks build them disregarding the regs. All you need is a cop having a bad day to pull it over and start writing tickets and possibly impound your rig. Or get in a wreck and it instantly becomes your fault whether you were in the right or not. Because you are not running a street legal rig and it shouldn't have been there in the first place.



OP be sure to check Floridas' regs.
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Many states have height regulations, such as headlight, bumper, or suspension heights. South Carolina, for example, is a maximum of 4" over stock height to be street legal.
If that is how the law is written I would hate to be the guy that has to enforce it. Could you imaging having to know the stock height dimensions of every vehicle on the road so you could measure and compare someone's vehicle. I understand bumper height and headlight laws as they are defined values.

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