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Offline nelson

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"Mean Green"
« on: August 19, 2013, 11:08:11 PM »
I have a number of projects going into my YJ over the next few months, so figured it was time to start a build thread as a place to house all the stupid questions I will most certainly ask.

Current specs:
1995 Sahara
4.0L
4" Skyjacker lift
31x10.5 BFG AT
Ramsey 8500 winch

Mods on the schedule:
1. MetalCloak Arched Fenders - being delivered this week
2. Ford 8.8 - in the garage
3. HP dana 30 - being picked up over Labor Day weekend
4. Solid 8.8 diff cover - in the garage
5. Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers - in the garage

Need to buy in the next few weeks:
1. Lockers (front and rear)
2. 8.8 install kit

Will likely buy soon after all the installs:
1. Bigger wheels & tires.  The new fenders will make the 31s look like tiny.


The next couple months should be fun.

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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 07:11:33 AM »
I assume your d30 and 8.8 are 4.10s, does the 8.8 have limited slip? If so, just throw a lunch box up front and you'll be fine, or you  could do a mini spool in the rear too.

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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 07:32:29 AM »
4.10s in both axles.  The rear is open so I am leaning towards an Aussie.

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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 09:54:49 AM »
Might as well throw some coils in while you got the axles out ;)
'98 TJ, all the basics and none of that fancy sh!t
'92 YJ, half the basics and that's it

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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 02:54:44 PM »
No coils for the YJ.  When I want coils, I  will add a JKU to my fleet. 

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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 09:45:06 AM »
Jesse from J&J Offroad welded the tubes to the differential this morning.   Quality work and priced right.



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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2013, 07:42:30 AM »
Ordered a lock right for the D30 last night.

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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013, 02:21:47 PM »
2 boxes from metal cloak showed up today.  Hoping to get into them early next week!

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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 10:00:59 PM »
One man's junk is another man's treasure.  I brought home the Dana 30. 

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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2013, 10:58:21 PM »
Got started on the passenger side fender tonight.  Will be rust mitigating for the next few nights before I reinstall the fender.  Haven't decided which bed liner to use on the outer fender yet.


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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2013, 11:09:13 PM »
Quick measurements show 5.5" of additional clearance, and this is before the arched outer fender is added.


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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2013, 03:44:34 PM »
Anyone have shock recommendations for a YJ? I am going to remove my rusty rancho shocks in order to paint the frame, and doubting I will get them back on (thinking I will likely to cut them off).


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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2013, 03:50:32 PM »
I lied, I have 11 year old skyjacker shocks.  Hard to tell with all the rust.

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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2013, 04:38:23 PM »
My vote goes to bilstein, but I've heard good things about doetsch tech plus they're cheaper. Just remember a high dollar shock isn't gonna make it ride like a caddy. Its a yj.
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Re: "Mean Green"
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2013, 11:30:41 AM »
Been traveling too much to make meaningful progress, but I did remove one of the factory Sahara steps last night.  Lots of rusty nuts on the underside and I had herculiner'd over the bolt heads inside the tub years ago.  So I went crazy and cut off every bolt that gave me any trouble.  All in all, those plastic pieces and the steps were a pain to remove.


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