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Restored 90 4cyl?

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by Dwbou, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Apr 21, 2017 at 2:41 AM
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    Dwbou [OP] Member

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    Looking at this Jeep Sunday and I got some feedback when I added this in to my other post, but wanted to get it out here to get opinions. It's a restored 90 wrangler done professionally. Only issue I have is the 4 banger in it, otherwise looks great from pics. I can always drop a smallblock in down the road.
    This has a 4" lift, 35s, geared to 4.88 to compensate tire size. I know it will be a dog on the road, but I had a friend with a 4cyl. and it did fine off road. As I have a daily driver I should be able to live with it for now.
    150k on odometer.
    Want honest opinions of this Jeep. Someone has commented it might have a t-case drop and what to do ton eliminate it. All comments good or bad are welcome! 123_1(2).jpg

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  2. Apr 21, 2017 at 7:16 AM
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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    The Picture of the Tranny/Tcase shows that the Tcase still has the slip yoke on it hence the need for the Tcase drop. At 4 inch of lift you will get a lot of drive line vibrations without the drop. I would either use Novaks or advanced adapters SYE kit. Pictured is Novak's.

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    Kit, slip yoke eliminator, Jeep NP231, standard length version, YJ / TJ Wranglers
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    The Driveshaft for Tom Woods will be about $260, and the 6* wedge will be $20 on ebay. I just did this same setup on a 1994 YJ that I'm restoring. It also has a 4in lift. I'll take pictures when I get it back from the Paint shop.

     
  3. Apr 21, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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    Ok so can I eliminate the t case drop with the other parts you mentioned? Sorry a newbie to all these Jeep custom requirements.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2017 at 8:28 AM
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    Sorry still trying to figure oute how to reply to your answers lol that wasn't right lol
     
  5. Apr 21, 2017 at 9:06 AM
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    That would the most correct way to do it without cutting and welding on your rear axle. Some people say that wedges are bad, and you should relocate the brackets on your axle to adjust the angle, but even the factory will use the same axle for multiple applications and just use a wedge to get the correct geometry.

    You could probably get by with doing the Slip Yoke Eliminator kit (SYE) and a standard driveshaft (not a double cardan style) without doing the wedge. You would only be saving maybe $80 and a couple of hours of work so in this case cutting corners isn't worth it to me.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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  7. Apr 23, 2017 at 8:08 PM
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    Not looking to hijack a thread. But I read Peters, OFFGRIDs post. Awesome read, and I learned me some things. Thanks Peter. But, the unfortunate side of your post. It's going to cost me some cash. But now I know why my Wrangler handles like crap at times. But it's all good. I know what I need to do now.

    This is why I joined this site. Awesome knowledgeable members that are willing to share so we ALL can enjoy our Jeeps. And share what we have learned. To help others. Thank you OFFGRID. And the other members that took the time to share..
     
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  8. Apr 23, 2017 at 8:17 PM
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    Sorry. So back to your thread.
    Wrangler looks awesome. Rebuild coming along great. Keep sharing pics. It's a Jeep thing. We like pics. Lol.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2017 at 5:54 AM
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  10. Apr 25, 2017 at 5:55 AM
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    Thanks for the great info, appreciate it.
     
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