1990 YJ Build - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2009, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
Journeyman
 
PHX?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fountain Hills Arizona
Posts: 141
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
1990 YJ Build

Hey so I decided to start a build thread..

Just a thread I can throw all my problems on, and post what I'm doing with my Jeep. Keeps everything nice and in one place for me too. Feel free to respond and what not.

Feedback is great!

So since im starting now I'll do a quick catch up on what we have to work with.

1990 YJ 258
Tranny is an AX15 with a NP231 X-case

heres a pic of what it looked like before (like 3 months ago, oldest one I have)


and since I got it about a year ago, I have swapped the clutch and new clutch slave, rebuilt the carb, new bumper, got engine to run properly, changed all fluids completely, new front drive shaft and had to reroute exhaust to make room.. and broken and fixed other misc. things.

Here is it now..


On the oh so great to do list
New clutch pedal maybe tomorrow or saturday
Winch - thinking Super Winch EPi 9.0
Rear bumper and tire carrier - probably make that myself
Completely new exhaust
Maybe in the far future a front locker?
New steering box - mine leaks intense
Fix my X case leak - either a SYE or just the extension unit, SYE might be bit too hardcore for me haha.
Fix Oil and Tranny leak
Need to find a spot to remount my high lift
New BDS 3.5 springs - mine are sagging pretty bad.
remove those step things on the side - Chrome ones will probably be posted on the board here.
KC lites would be nice too! Bumper has mount for a pair
maybe paint some flames on it too? ... Maybe not!

Thats about it for now, I'll post tomorrow with reports on the on going battle with my Clutch and its strange no pressure/lack of throw..

PHX?
(Phoenix)

1990 YJ 258 l6 3.5 BDS lift

/l , [____],
l---L--[]lllllll[]-
()_) ()_)[email protected]=)_)
PHX? is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2009, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
Journeyman
 
PHX?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fountain Hills Arizona
Posts: 141
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Got the clutch pedal, having my buddy do it.

Getting the new pedal in makes me realize how bad my old one was, where the master cylinder hooks on to the pedal, the back of the peg is flat, apparently its supposed to be completely round, no indent in it, nothin.

So yeah monday afternoon we will start putting it in. Andy (buddy doin it) says expect the Jeep to be down a couple of days.

Thats all I got for now

PHX?
(Phoenix)

1990 YJ 258 l6 3.5 BDS lift

/l , [____],
l---L--[]lllllll[]-
()_) ()_)[email protected]=)_)
PHX? is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-20-2009, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
Journeyman
 
PHX?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fountain Hills Arizona
Posts: 141
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Not putting in the clutch pedal.. Thinking something is warped on one of the plates. We're gonna drop the tranny this weekend and take a look on in there.

Possibly new clutch again and then maybe have my fly wheel resurfaced.

PHX?
(Phoenix)

1990 YJ 258 l6 3.5 BDS lift

/l , [____],
l---L--[]lllllll[]-
()_) ()_)[email protected]=)_)
PHX? is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2009, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
Journeyman
 
PHX?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fountain Hills Arizona
Posts: 141
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Clutch is still acting up, works while cold not when hot.. Not quite sure whats going on with it. getting closer and closer to needing the new alternator, i was thinking a powermaster, anyone use one before?

1990 YJ 258 l6 3.5 BDS lift

/l , [____],
l---L--[]lllllll[]-
()_) ()_)[email protected]=)_)
PHX? is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2009, 08:14 PM
Moderator
 
Jim_Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
Posts: 11,485
Thanks: 15
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
         
What's wrong with the stock alternator that makes you want to go to a Powermaster? I wouldn't change unless there's a specific problem with stock equipment.

EVERYTHING's easy for the guy who doesn't have to do it.
B. Dash Fabrication
Jim_Lou is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
Journeyman
 
PHX?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fountain Hills Arizona
Posts: 141
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
I plan on dropping a winch on and i dont think a stock alternator will be enough

1990 YJ 258 l6 3.5 BDS lift

/l , [____],
l---L--[]lllllll[]-
()_) ()_)[email protected]=)_)
PHX? is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 11:34 AM
Moderator
 
Jim_Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
Posts: 11,485
Thanks: 15
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
         
If you plan to do any long, hard pulls you're probably right. Unless you get a hydraulic or PTO winch. A buddy has a hydraulic, and I was pretty impressed by it. It's reasonably fast with no load, and 8,000 pound rated. When it hits a load it downshifts to power mode and then is pretty slow, about comparable to my PTO in 1st gear.

Jim

EVERYTHING's easy for the guy who doesn't have to do it.
B. Dash Fabrication
Jim_Lou is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
Journeyman
 
PHX?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fountain Hills Arizona
Posts: 141
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
I was thinking the superwinch epi9.0 seems like a decent one for the price

1990 YJ 258 l6 3.5 BDS lift

/l , [____],
l---L--[]lllllll[]-
()_) ()_)[email protected]=)_)
PHX? is offline  
post #9 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 02:27 PM
Mud in my Veins
 
Caver Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 5,512
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PHX? View Post
I plan on dropping a winch on and i dont think a stock alternator will be enough
I've been running the same used (pulled from a pile simply because it had been spraybombed silver, so possibly rebuilt?) 55Amp GM alt. for 8 years without any problems, despite the 37 year old wiring. This includes numerous instances of running all the stock lighting, heater blower (high), wipers (high), stereo, "antique" Optimus (RadioShack) 80W amp, CB, and winching up muddy hills for 10-15 minutes (POS de-rated REP8000) at a time.

Have I been "living a lie" to assume a moderately rated alt (40A-60A) is perfectly fine all this time? Or am I just "missing" a few million candlepower of KCs, quad-electric fans, $5000 sound systems, or other BOB before I cross that point?

Caver Dave
'72 "Mossy Edition" Commando
the Trail Forge
Caver Dave is offline  
post #10 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 02:57 PM
Moderator
 
Jim_Lou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
Posts: 11,485
Thanks: 15
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
         
My guess is that you're taxing the electrical system in about typical fashion. You're not going to do a long, hard pull with just a 55 amp alternator feeding the system.

EVERYTHING's easy for the guy who doesn't have to do it.
B. Dash Fabrication
Jim_Lou is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome