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Re: TJ/YJ Flex PICS!!
I don't think cherokee springs will quite do it for me. I am looking to extend the wheel-base by about a foot I think. I'll go as far up front as it takes to get a greater-than 180* aproach angle with 36" tires. In the rear I will extend it as far as it takes to get a decent drive-shaft angle with a TF-727/Klune-V/NP-208 combination. I don't have the Klune-V yet but I am planning ahead for it. I am only planning on a 3-4" lift, and major body trimming/rebuilding for the rest of the clearance. When I get the Klune-V I'll raise the driveline enough to run a flat skidplate.
The setup will be something like this:
YJ frame with coils at each corner
LPG 401/manual valve-bodied TF-727/Klune-V/NP-208
Grand Wagoneer D44 front axle with 4.10 gears and Detroit locker
Grand Wagoneer D44 rear axle with 4.10 gears and spool (possibly full-float conversion)
36x12.5" TLS SXs
I'm trying to build it fairly light-weight, but powerful. Something that can blast through mud and sand, but with gearing options (thanks to the Klune-V) low enough to do rock-crawling. The only thing I'm worried about it that the rear axle won't hold up. I expect to spend some time in the air and also plan on trussing both axles.
Eventually, years later, I'll get around to swapping a set of Unimog front axles and 44" tires (maybe) [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]