Just posting this up for a few reasons. 1 She looks sweet 2 to give others ideas for when they start there build. So the nuts and bolts.
History - Bought this jeep for 1700$ with only 106k miles even had a nice hard top and full doors. It was a in a wreck hit a rock at 50 mph. Frame was bent and needed new front fenders. Picked up a frame from a 95 2.5L YJ for 100$ and swaped everything over
Lift - +2 SOA used a set of stock rear springs for the front with a +2 shackle. I used the stock front springs but turned them into an S shape thrid trip out. Rear used +2 positive arch spring and stock size shackle.
Top that all off with rancho 9000xl shocks. I wouldnt recomend them the shock body is way to fat and after 4 trips they are dented bad from the leaf spring plates. I will be replacing them soon along with the front leaf springs. Going for a procomp MX6 and Rubicon express 1.5inch front leaf spring.
Tires - I picked up a set of 36 13.50 15R Swamper Iroks with a Procomp black steel 15X10 rim with an off set of 3.75
Steering - Tera flex front passanger knuckle. Built my own tie rod bar used an old 72 dodge power wagon tie rod bar cut it and sleeved it. Used the stock YJ drag link just cut it and sleeved it lenght
Drivetrain - Stock 4.0l with AX-15 trans, used JB conversions SS SYE with a CV style axle. Kept the Dana 30 up front and added 30 spline molly axles with Eton eletric lockers with 4.56 gears. Rear used a dana 44 out of a 87 XJ and top that off with molly axles, Eton locker, 4.56 gears and disc brakes off of a ford 8.8.
Interior/Exterior - Interior I used the Smittybuilt seats and hurculined the whole inside. Makes easy to wash up. Exterior i built custom front and rear bumpers out of 5"x2"x1/4" HSS and in the front used a harbor freight winch plate to mount a warn 9.5ti winch.
Pic of the Steering set up.
Front Bumper with out winch
Total cost of this build was 6800$ish.
Being able to do this
As your friend sits in his lifted XJ and saying no i cant do that. PRICELESS