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new toy – 91 Jeep YJ

July 20, 2010

I have had my Jeep for a few months now but just now got it to the point where it’s not stock and worth at least speaking about and showing pics of and whatnot. My cousin is Graham of Rough Customs in Acworth, GA (used to be in Cartersville) and he did all the fab work for me. The setup is all his design, using SOA up front so it would ride good and flex while staying more conventional in the back because of axle wrap issues. This is my first jeep and my first real off-road vehicle other than my mostly stock 98 F150. It’s been out on what Graham called “medium” trails and it does real nice. The tires stay on the ground and even open on both ends it’s made it up everything I have tried with very little drama, so I’m a very happy camper right now.

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Here are the specs

  • 1992 YJ, 4.0, 5 speed, 193K miles
  • 33×12.50 BFG MT’s on some random 15×8 stock Jeep wheels

Front

  • Used dana 30 with 4.10 gears
  • lock right locking (duh) diff
  • SOA up front on stock springs
  • Sway bar on old shock mounts (plates flipped)
  • Custom shock mounts
  • Pro comp es9000 shocks
  • No track bar
  • all new urethane bushings
  • Longer brake lines

Rear

  • Ford 8.8 axle with 4.10 gears
  • RC 4” springs
  • Pro-Comp es3000 shocks
  • Big u joint in back
  • No track bar
  • Longer brake lines

Future

  • Right now it’s low steer, and this setup is a little, ugh, weird to drive on the road right now. I have another D30 sitting in the back of the truck that has a high steer setup on it along with TJ axles (one piece passenger side), big outer u joints, and the hubs (WJ), brakes (WJ+explorer), etc to make it all work.
  • Longer shackles for the rear to even it out a bit are in transit (1.25” lift Rough Country boomerang shackles).
  • I need to make some sway bar disconnects. Taking them off with a wrench and a hammer is a PITA.

Here’s a link to some pictures I took during the build and afterwards.

And just for fun, here’s some video of Graham messing around in his CJ.

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