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1988 YJ, Sahara
« on: December 11, 2016, 12:34:31 PM »
This is my new daily driver. I had a cj back in the day,  had a tj and a jk recently, and decided I wanted leaf springs on my next jeep. So the search began and led me to this. 4.2, 5 speed,  sahara,  really good condition and runs great. 
78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 12:38:06 PM »
    Older gentleman traded it in for an auto.  Spent it's life in N.C. until 2015. Completely unmolested.  Probably gonna end up with about 4" of lift and 33s or 35s. Let me know if you have any suggestions on lift as this is my first yj.

    Eric
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 12:39:51 PM »
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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #3 on: December 13, 2016, 09:33:13 AM »
    Got a cb installed yesterday.  The lighter and ash tray are under the radio.  I removed the tray and all the slides for the tray, then modified the housing to accept the cb. Had to relocate where it hung under the dash so that there was enough room for it to mount flush with the rest of the dash. Now that it's mounted,  just have to get it wired up and mount an antenna.
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 09:35:49 AM »
    Here's a couple pictures
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #5 on: December 13, 2016, 10:36:57 AM »
    Nice!
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    I sold my 85 Black RC 4X4  Prospector,  3.5" Lift, M/T Claw 33's, w/ Megasquirt fuel injection, locked front and rear.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 12:53:36 PM »
    lift : we used rough countrys , BAD idea .
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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #7 on: December 17, 2016, 06:53:53 PM »
    Let the fun begin, lol. Starting to collect parts.  I got 4 new 4" lift leaf springs, terra flex shock mount, bushing kit, pitman arm, ubolts, 2" body lift,  chiltons Manual, and a set of brake pads off of Craigslist for $350. It's all brand new.
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #8 on: December 25, 2016, 08:03:08 PM »
    Who left murphy in Ohio?  The other day I jumped in the jeep and the clutch pedal was laying on the floor. Noticed a little fluid on the firewall from the clutch master cylinder. No big deal,  bought a new one from autozone and installed it.  Couldn't get it to bleed out.  Tried bench bleeding,  gravity bleeding, 2 person pedal and bleed...ugh. best it'll get is having to double pump it to get in gear.  Let it sit for a while and it'll be laying on the floor. It's not losing fluid.  I'm hoping I got a bad master cylinder and that the slave cylinder isn't bad because it's internal to the bellhousing. Anybody have any ideas?
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #9 on: December 26, 2016, 01:34:52 AM »
    btdt  on a '94 YJ my sympathy's  . all new parts ( replaced trans ax5) fought with it for hours and lots of fluid . finally got it working though .
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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #10 on: January 1, 2017, 09:20:28 PM »
    It was the slave cylinder, unfortunately. Never by a vehicle with an internal slave cylinder.
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #11 on: January 10, 2017, 09:08:03 PM »
    Haven't had any luck finding a different tranny and today I decided since this one works fine, too throw it back together.  New slave cylinder,  transmission is installed,  and have good clutch pedal. Just have to take it for a spin. Fingers crossed.
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #12 on: January 10, 2017, 09:51:16 PM »
    Took it for a spin, all went well.  Feels good to have the jeep back on the road.
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #13 on: January 17, 2017, 12:58:29 PM »
    Went to the junk yard and found an old cherokee that had the correct wiper module to fit my jeep. Now I have delay wipers working again.
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #14 on: February 4, 2017, 10:20:20 AM »
    Just been driving the jeep lately.  Waiting till I have wheels and tires before I throw the lift on. I did buy a family style roll cage yesterday.  Getting it cleaned up and painted,  may throw it in tonight or tomorrow.
    Eric
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #15 on: February 23, 2017, 08:16:29 PM »
    Done a few little things on the jeep lately.  I ripped the carpet out,  probably going to use bed liner on it.  I found a family style roll bar and installed it.  Also ordered all new seat belts which came in today.  Probably install tomorrow.
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #16 on: May 17, 2017, 08:07:36 PM »
    Just been driving the jeep a lot lately.  Haven't installed the lift yet, but I did lose the Ford wheels.  Snagged some steelies from a friend.  They are the wheels I want in the end so I went ahead and installed them.  Also added a toggle switch to shut off the interior lights when I have the doors off.
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #17 on: May 17, 2017, 08:11:01 PM »
    I'm probably going to hold off on the lift for a while.  It's kindof nice having something relatively stock for now! Lol. I'll have to change gearing before I even think about bigger tires.
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #18 on: May 18, 2017, 04:04:42 PM »
    Nice new toy!!!!!
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    Re: 1988 YJ, Sahara
    « Reply #19 on: May 18, 2017, 06:18:09 PM »
    Thanks,  Jim.  Installed some mirror relocation brackets today for when the doors are off.
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