1992 Jeep Wrangler YJ, Magnum V8, locked D44/Ford 8.8, 35s, winch



Woodland, WA


Year, Make, Model

1992 Jeep Wrangler YJ






1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Magnum V8, rebuilt


Gas, EFI



manual, 5 speed, Novak AX15, 2 years old

Transfer Case

NP231, rebuilt, slip yoke eliminator

Front Axle

HD Dana 44, 4.88, Yukon Zip Locker, narrowed to Wagoneer width, Reid Racing knuckles

Rear Axle

Ford 8.8", 4.88, ARB Air Locker

Suspension and Steering


3.5" BDS leaf springs

Body Lift


Tires and Wheels


35"x12.50"R15 Cooper Discoverer STT Pros, 80% tread


15"x8" steel



Smittybilt 9500 lb

Selling my very nicely built 1992 Jeep YJ. Thousands of dollars and many hours spent to build. Fantastic overland or trail rig with great street manners. Mechanic owned since built. I don’t beat on this rig or wheel it hard. Here’s a rundown of what’s been done:

1992 Dakota 5.2 Magnum V8 rebuilt and installed by previous owner who is a Chrysler tech. Runs great, easily passed WA emissions. Body computer and engine computer communicate so gauges work (except tach therefore the Monster tach) and factory dash warning lights work. I installed a Hughes Performance intake plenum pan upgrade to eliminate the dreaded Magnum intake oil leak. 3” cat back exhaust with 3 year old muffler.

  • Aluminum radiator with electric fan. No heating issues.
  • Two year old Novak AX 15 5 speed manual trans. These are far stronger than the original AX 15, Novak recommends them behind LS conversions.
  • B&M short throw shifter
  • NP 231 transfer case rebuilt with all new Novak components last summer. Slip yoke eliminator. Custom drivelines. Converted to external slave cylinder with braided line.
  • Disc brake Ford 8.8 rear end with ARB locker and 4.88 gearing. Solid brand heavy diff cover
  • HD Dana 44 front end with Yukon zip locker. Narrowed to Wagoneer width. Reid racing knuckles, heavy duty steering components and dual shock steering stabilizer. Premium Warn locking hubs.
  • 58” shackle lift, 3.5” BDS leaf spring lift, 1” body lift. Rides very nice for a yj due to the BDS springs.
  • 2 year old full Metalcloak body kit consisting of 6” removable fenders, full rear body armor and and integrated rock sliders. These things are totally bomb proof…and spendy. Coated with Raptor Liner urethane truck bed liner for durability and easy scuff repair.
  • 35x12.5x15 Cooper Discoverer STT Pro tires with about 80% tread. Steel 15x8 wheels, 5x5 lug pattern. I never got around to putting on a 35” spare, but the 33” BFG is new, on a matching wheel, and included.
  • Trail Gear rear bumper and tire carrier. Fits tight and is fairly rattle free.
  • Full OEM hardtop and doors. Rear defrost, wiper and washer work as they should. Doors coated with Raptor liner to match body kit. All keys match.
  • Factory A/C system converted to R134. Blows cold.
  • 1995 dual diaphragm brake booster.
  • Heavy duty Dakota steering box
  • Very heavy skid pan.
  • Poison Spider hood insert coated with Raptor Liner to match body kit
  • Nice interior with Corbeau Baja buckets, lighted rear view mirror with compass and temp gauge. Decent stereo with sound bar. Set up for CB, I’m keeping the one in it but I think I have a cheapy I can throw in.
  • 9500 lb Smittybilt winch

I’m sure I’m forgetting plenty, but as you can probably tell, this is a really nice “Gentleman’s Jeep”. Gets tons of compliments both on the street and on the trail. Can’t build one like this for the price, let alone the hours and hours spent to get it to this point. I don’t need to sell, I just have other projects to focus on now and this Jeep is more than I need. If I can’t get my price, or close to it, I’ll just keep it and enjoy it.