Looks good, Paul... maybe this one will last longer than the other Jeep did ;D Stay away from those idiot drivers! Maybe some shocks from a 4.0 Rubi will fit? If not, my vote is for ProComp. Not really a big fan of RC, and my second choice would be Gabriel.
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Post by ex-tbd85hilux on Jun 30, 2010 17:03:35 GMT -5
the 4.0 Rubi shocks are the same length as the rest of the similar model TJ's. There are 2 different shocks used on the 03+ TJ's and they are the same length but are valved differently for off road applications. There are also 3 different types of springs used on the later TJ's. You had the 2.4l 4Cyl springs, the 4.0 springs and the Rubi springs. There were 4 different rears used as well from 04 and up... the soft top, hard top, Rubicon, and Unlimited. I'm going to stick with my Stockers in the rear as far as springs go because they aren't sagging that bad and they are still smooth. I just need to upgrade shocks so I can get that extra couple inches out of the suspension when it flexes. I also need to reconfigure the rear sway bar links as well. The rear links (like the front) are the wrong length so I believe that's restricting my travel a little as well from the sway bar basicaly being at it's stops. More to follow... I should be starting the body lift this weekend and/or fabbing some rock sliders as well as fixing the steering stops so the tires don't rub the lower control arms.
Ok, did not know that. Figured it might work, seeing that I am running 99 HO injectors in my 89XJ. Yes it's out of a 95 YJ. Oh, found out that the 4.0 engine brackets for the YJ's are no longer sold by the dealers. Discontinued. No one is producing them yet...
Post by ex-tbd85hilux on Jul 26, 2010 15:42:34 GMT -5
Well I've made some progress on this. Still haven't completed the rock sliders yet but I will get to them soon enough.
I've got the new shocks installed. Ended up going with Procomps and there really isn't that big a difference in the ride from the stockers that were on there. The body lift is installed so now the tires should clear the fenders when it flexes. I also got some Hillbilly sway bar disconnects installed. I ended up using a hitchpin, 2 washers, and a cotter pin to make them at a grand total of $8 and some change.
Since I'm working Night shift this week I also went ahead and after mowing the lawn installed my new O2 sensor. That didn't help the hesitation that it had or the stalling right after start up so I took a second look at the vacuum lines. Found the elbow that feeds the EVAP canister had a rather significant crack on the bottom side. I little slice of some old vacuum lines I had in the Yota and a random hose clamp to ensure it stays and the hesitation is gone and it doesn't stall or try to stall on startup. It still accelerates like a sloth lit on fire but it does go now.
Next step will be to finish the rock sliders, find a 4.0 throttle body to swap on, find where the transmission is leaking from, add an electric fan to eliminate the mechanical fan, and replace the torn factory skid plate with a slightly used and slightly beefed up factory skid.
I'll post some pics in a day or 2 of how it sits now and the "Hillbilly" sway bar disconnects.