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Old January 22nd, 2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default One Ton YJ Project "UPANOVR"

After months of collecting parts for it I figure since it is cold outside I might as well start my build...So here it goes. I will consider this Phase One of the build. Cause I know more changes will come after we get some use out of it this summer.

Current specs:
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4.0L 5 speed w/108,000 miles
all stock drive train with the big 3.08 gears at both ends....woo hoo
Small shackle lift and MTR 31"x10.5"x15"
Added Warn 9.5TI winch and "wilderness" rear bumper with tire carrier.

Here it is a few days after I traded a pair of quads for it back in June 2008



What it looks like after phase one build as of July 2009.......



What it looks like after phase two build as of June 2010.......



What it looks like after phase three build as of November 2011.......




Phase one Build Specs:
1) Keeping the 4.0L (for now anyway).
2) replacing the current AX15 trans with grinding syncos with a rebuilt AX15 unit I picked and putting in a centerforce clutch unit.
3) Replacing T/case with a STAK Minibox 3 speed
4) Replace leaf springs with RE 1.5" spring over units
5) Replace Dana35 rear axle with Dana 70U 4.88 gears with factory LSD
6) Replace Dana30 front alxe with Dana 60 4.88 gears with ARB locker
7) Replace the 31" tires with Procomp xterrain 35"x12.5"x17 w/H2 wheels
8) Add in the Cobra CB the kids and the little lady got me for christmas
9) Hoping to add some tube fender and rocker guards but I need to figure out if the wheel base is getting stretch yet or not. once mocked up I will decide....


Got the rear Dana70 all put together minus brake line of course, here are few pic before we try stuffing it under the jeep.







Here it is with that 70's Hot Rod look...LOL



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Old January 23rd, 2009, 06:08 AM   #2
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 06:19 AM   #3
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Glad my tire carrier is working good for ya...
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 06:31 AM   #4
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Nice to see this thing finally get started!!! Looking good so far !
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 06:35 AM   #5
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Glad my tire carrier is working good for ya...
Only problem now is if I stretch the wheelbase out, I need to figure out a way to make it work with shackle mounts hanging out back.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 06:45 AM   #6
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 08:18 AM   #7
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Only problem now is if I stretch the wheelbase out, I need to figure out a way to make it work with shackle mounts hanging out back.

Coil overs/ air shocks Just kidding..
Yeah that will make the project a little difficult. umm i have no idea.. lol
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 08:26 AM   #8
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looks like a cool project, just remember to lower it 6" when you're done!
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 08:33 AM   #9
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Coil overs/ air shocks Just kidding..
Yeah that will make the project a little difficult. umm i have no idea.. lol

I would love to link it and run coilovers. But I need to keep the cost down and use the leaf springs that I have for now(that STAK t/case was costly). I'm looking at rasing the spring mounts as much as I can to hopefully lower it at least 2", then hope the springs will settle another 1" when they break in.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 08:37 AM   #10
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looks good i think i am finally going to be able to get working on mine this weekend again. out of state work+new motor in my truck+installing a new boiler in my parents house=no time for the jeep!
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 08:49 AM   #11
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looks like a cool project, just remember to lower it 6" when you're done!

x2 on the lowering

im running 40's on 1.5 RE spring with leafs removed to lower it and i still think its to tall

do you have the 6 leaf or the 5 leaf packs
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x3, ditch the RE packs, its gonna be super tall. if your only running 35's you shouldnt really need to stretch it either
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sitting on those re springs do you know what the measurement from the frame to the ground is yet?
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x2 on the lowering

im running 40's on 1.5 RE spring with leafs removed to lower it and i still think its to tall

do you have the 6 leaf or the 5 leaf packs

6 leafs in the rear and 5 leafs for the front is what I have. Hoping the 6 leafs will help control axle wrap even though I will be putting in an antiwrap bar of some sort.
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thats kinda backwards you do relize

i was gonna say if you are running 6 all around take a leaf out to lower it a bit. my first build was like this and ended up being super tall. easier to change now than later
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x3, ditch the RE packs, its gonna be super tall. if your only running 35's you shouldnt really need to stretch it either

I only got the 35" cause I got a super deal on them 5 brand new and 2 used ones that are 98% and they came with the H2 wheels. My plan is to have this setup so I can bolt on some 39.5" at a later date. So that is why I debating if I should stretch it now or not.
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thats kinda backwards you do relize

i was gonna say if you are running 6 all around take a leaf out to lower it a bit. my first build was like this and ended up being super tall. easier to change now than later
RE says that is the way they should run 6 in the rear and 5 in the front. But I agree more weight up front may need the extra leaf. Anyone else running these springs?
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Looks good, glad to see that rear axle getting some use.
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I thought the same thing about 6 rear and 5 front. Turned out they were right. Jeep sat pretty level. Especially when I was loaded down with all my gear, fuel, spare, etc.
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I thought the same thing about 6 rear and 5 front. Turned out they were right. Jeep sat pretty level. Especially when I was loaded down with all my gear, fuel, spare, etc.
thats becasue they use stiffer 5 leaves in the front.In the rear, to make it ride smother, they use a lesser spring rate spring, but add a extra one so the ride quality is there but carries enought overall spring rate fo the lighter rear of the jeep and some gear
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