It's great on the street in the ice and snow, but it just isn't a locker. Problem is that if you put in a LSD the only lunchbox locker is a $500 No Spin.how is the factory limited slip working? I picked up the same 8.8 axle and 4cyl YJ front and want to hold off on the rear locker until I decide on final tires/gears.
Is that with stock wheelbase and a 20 gallon late model YJ tank?I think the only issue I had with my 8.8 ruff stuff cover was some minor interference with the gas tank skid. Nothing a hammer couldn't fix.
Keep in mind Ruffstuff always has 15-20% discount codes available. That brings the price within a few bucks of BlueTorch.Is that with stock wheelbase and a 20 gallon late model YJ tank?
RuffStuff cover looks nice. I liked the elevated fill plug. But it's pricey considering it's $138 for the cover, another $8 for bolts (I'm guessing recessed allen like BTF), and another $15 for shipping. $160.70 total.
It's $120 for the BTF cover, with bolts, shipped.
But I guess if I can't find someone with a BTF cover in stock this week I'll just order the Ruff Stuff.
Found a 15% off code and that brought it down to $130.95 so I ordered the Ruff Stuff. Also no tax.Keep in mind Ruffstuff always has 15-20% discount codes available. That brings the price within a few bucks of BlueTorch.
My wheelbase was extended about an inch via re-drilled holes in the perches, and yes, with the 20 gallon tank.
you can see some of the clearancing here.
Also, smooth out the bottom of the housing if you have the desire.
It's not a cover-related issue. It's more like smoothing out the factory bottom of the housing, to keep the reinforcement lip from snagging. Material was actually welded to the bottom of the housing so build up the space before the lip, so it would slide over rocks easier.Found a 15% off code and that brought it down to $130.95 so I ordered the Ruff Stuff. Also no tax.
Do I smooth out the bottom with the cover installed (like a 14FF lip) possibly having to cut the cover lip or is it just something I can do with a grinder whenever. I haven't even really looked under there.
Cool. I also ordered the Bestop Supertop. Always read good things about them. Had the old factory style soft top on my YJ and the OE design didn't look as good as the Supertop frame system.Had a soft top on my YJ in Idaho and Montana. Bestop super top, never had an issue. Also had a Supertop on my TJ Rubicon. Also had a hartop for my TJ, was in the same boat as you. Wanted to sell the hardtop. Instead sold whole Jeep. Would rather have an old YJ or CJ7 again. The TJ was too shmancy for my taste in Jeeps. You will be fine in snow, its gets plenty warm inside too. I had snow pile up on top of mine no problems.
Yeah I always had problems with soft upper doors and my old ones leaking, and they'd flap around on the highway. The full doors might make the soft top work better on mine.I've been running the supertop on mine. No issues with snow, but I put a raingear top over the jeep if it is parked outside. More concerned about UV fading than snow accumulation in winter. Mine also leaks at the door/window seals with my soft doors, and unless its a wheeling trip, it stays parked from November to March.