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Just purchased a 1994 YJ Wrangler and want to learn about it.

Fill me in guys.....what's good in the aftermarket scheme for this Jeep and what bad. What should I look for and what should I stay away from.

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lets hope you got a 4.0 engine. swap the axles for wagoneer d44's. at least spring over the stock springs, or use lift springs. maybe some coilovers? you could also go for the high mark axles? only $10,500 each.
 

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Axles will be your weak point. Scout 44's are a nice swap, Wagoneer front 44's work well, and ford 8.8's work well for the rear as well. If you don't go SOA, I would suggest Rubicon Express's 4.5" "Extreme" duty lift, plus a 2" body lift. That will squeeze 35's with some sawzall help. A slip yoke eliminator for the T-case (NP231) is a good idea with a lift as well.
 

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There are a couple of things youmay want to consider... 1. getting a SYE kit, or if you have the dinero step up to an ATLAS II. 2. While you area doing that, swap in different axles. Remember GO 60's or GO HOME! <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> Rev cuts preferred. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> 3. Also at this time decide how much lift you want...and remember There is no such thing as to tall, just TOO NARROW! If you go with the 4in SOA spring set up, be sure to have a front axle with some flat top knuckles of some sort to help with the drag link angle. 4. At this time you will want to swap in at least 38's. Maybe 44's but there will be MAJOR fender trimming.

good luck and get back to us re: details.

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1st. I highly recommend finding some better axles. The front isn't that bad but that rear D35 is a time bomb.
If you don't want to change axles then swap in new axle shafts up front that will take the 297 u-joint and a lockright. Get the super 35 kit for the rear. This will come with new axle shafts and a detroit locker.

2nd. Do a spring over, get sway bar disconnects, and get rid of the track bars. Extended brake lines are a must and so is a drop pitman arm.

3rd. Slip yoke eliminator. I also recommend getting a 4-1 kit while you have the t-case apart you might as well do it. I promise that you will love it.

4th. Decide on tires. If you want 33's then get 4.10 gears. If you want 35's then get a set of 4.56's and a body lift.

Hope I helped.
 

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these questions can not be answered unless you tell us what you want to use it for. If I'm not mestaken you already have an offroad vehicle (the yota) so building the Yj with bigger axles/atlas/spring over would be a waste of good parts and alot of money
 

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Originally posted by SquirrelMaster:
<STRONG>If I'm not mestaken you already have an offroad vehicle (the yota) so building the Yj with bigger axles/atlas/spring over would be a waste of good parts and alot of money</STRONG>
Perhaps he wants to get rid of the ****-yoda <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> and build a REAL trail rig!?!?! Yea, a bit more info might be helpful.
 

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[/QUOTE]Perhaps he wants to get rid of the ****-yoda <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> and build a REAL trail rig!?!?! Yea, a bit more info might be helpful.[/QB][/QUOTE]


Actually I love my Yota and actually have owned 2 Toyota 4x4's. The reason I am buying the Jeep is because I just moved to Manama Bahrain and had my Yota shipped over here with me and they won't let me drive it because it is too big, too wide and too mean.

1988 4Runner with Dana44/Dana60 locked with 36 PJ's and 10.5" of lift isn't what they call safe to drive over here which is why I am having to buy a new TOY 4x4 to play with.

Going to go full blown with the Jeep though......Axles/Lockers/Engine Swap and so on with time. Parts and near impossible to get over in the middle east so it will either be very hard to get parts or very expensive.

ANyway.....will type more when I am not so busy fighting a WAR over here in the middle east. Oh ya....I am an Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class in the United States Navy which is why I am overseas in the middle east.

Thanks for the help guys....look for a new login name soon. Later all...
 
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