Purple YJ Build

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  1. XJfreakHO

    XJfreakHO Triad Trail Junkies

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    Dunno. I'm in no hurry to get rid of them. If you don't need them yet I may as well hold them.
    No worries. Tops get wet. Lol. I keep forgetting about it because the yj isn't at my house.
     
  2. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    Oh I got ya. I’ve been looking for some used 2.5s that aren’t within 60 bucks of new. Missed some good deals right at Christmas.... keep an eye out seems there are tons of parts for sale around tax time


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  3. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    I'll sell you the 2.5's but I doubt you want 12's.
     
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  4. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    Lol I’m going to need 16s maybe 18s


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  5. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    I honestly didn't even measure when I bought them. Guy told me $100 so I gave him $ and drove away with them. lol
     
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  6. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    Ya I would have to


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  7. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    you could build a trailing arm setup, then 12s would be plenty.
     
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  8. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    That sounds fun. Sounds a little more expensive too. I guess I could use the 2.5's for that since there is more leverage?
    We'll see what happens.
     
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  9. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    2.0s would likely still be enough.

    you can build trailing arms for approx the same cost as your lowers. They are just typically straight or only slightly triangulated. While a fabricated arm might be best, you can also just use tubing. You can put a bend in the tube where the shock will be, so that the lower shock bolt is below the link centerline, or you can keep the control arm straight with tabs welded on top, and use bushings or wobble stoppers on the shock to keep it from rotating. Then run a bushing on the frame side of the control arm.

    Here are the different options:

    use wobble stopper on shock eye for this:
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    Bent bar with a brace like these:
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  10. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Thanks for the help. I guess I should link it first, then see where everything falls as far as travel, shock placement, etc?
    If I don't like it, I could always revert to coil springs..
     
  11. 1stgenxxx

    1stgenxxx Well-Known Member

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    Heck yea man. You're moving right along.
     
  12. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Don't say that lol I'm still just collecting parts and pieces.
    I'll chop up the frame this weekend hopefully.
     
  13. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Well I’m a little disappointed.
    Picked up a 2005 14 Bolt with factory disc brakes, e brake, and 4.10’s, but didn’t think to check if it was a gov lock carrier.
    It was.

    I thought, no big deal, I’ll just use my ‘78 rear end...
    Well, it’s a gov lock as well apparently.
    I learned the hard way.

    I guess I’m looking for a spool or open carrier now...

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  14. ckruzer

    ckruzer Infidel

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    I might have an open carrier for ya
     
  15. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith smitty1371

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    just curious what's wrong with a gov lock?
     
  16. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    You can weld them from what I’ve read but,
    In their stock form they only lock when the wheels slips at a high speed so they tend to explode.
     
  17. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith smitty1371

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    ok makes sense let me ask him but my buddy might want to buy that gov lock from you he's got a 2wd chevy 3500 with an open diff
     
  18. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Small update...
    Got married a couple weeks back. Been doing wedding/married life/working out of town for 2 months so not much progress.
    Still collecting parts and planning things out.

    Decided to go auto. So I picked up a TH400 from @S4Cruiser bolted to an old 6.2 boat anchor.
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    I’ve never messed with auto’s before but look forward to learning.

    It looks like a standard round pattern, like a Dana 300 but it had an NP208 on it.

    Does anyone know if a range box with the Dana 300 pattern will bolt up???
    Both will be 32 spline and a round 6 bolt pattern...
     
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  19. Mac5005

    Mac5005 Welding Instructor

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    Congrats!!!!!!

    Pretty sure it’s same bolt pattern as d300 but don’t know about the clocking.
     
  20. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    lol thanks.
    I’ll look at it once I unload my tranny, but the clocking is achieved with how I mount the range box.
    See pic.
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    This is what I’m going with. Not mine, just google image.
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  21. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Sold 2 trannies yesterday so I’ve got some more $$.
    Eco box should be ordered this week.
    Going to call NWF to talk to them and make sure I have everything figured right.

    It’s my understanding that the eco box will bolt to my stock transfer case adapter on the TH400.
    NP205 should Bolt to that.

    Got the 6.2/400 unloaded and separated.

    I’m nervous about the auto.
    Not sure what I need to do to it, but that’s what the internet is for I guess.

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    Is there anything I can use off this 6.2 before I sell/scrap it?
    Torque converter, flywheel, sensors,etc??
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  22. ckruzer

    ckruzer Infidel

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    6.2 Chevy engine? I’ll take the whole thing if you’re scrapping
     
  23. drkelly

    drkelly Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands

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    I have no experience with this, but I would think the torque converter would be different from a diesel engine to gas engine. I would go with a new torque converter.
     
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  24. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Yep, I’m gonna try to recoup a little $ from what I paid for the combo, so I’m gonna throw it on Craigslist. If it doesn’t sell, I’ll sell it to you for scrap price.
     
  25. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    its a 6.2 diesel engine i believe
     

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