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post #106 of 114 Old 03-21-2014, 01:20 PM
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OMG - The interior!

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Holy smack that's the cleanest ORIGINAL interior I've ever seen (jealous)

I've resorted to OEM / ebay stuff to get back my 'Spice' interior. Yeah, YJ is Red like yours,with almost brand new BLACK seating/carpet, but she's gonna get shot some shade of green here this summer


(RIP) '82 CJ-7 | AMC 4.2 (.30 Over), T-4 / D300 | D30 Front - LockRight, AMC20 Rear - ARB, Moser Axles / 4.10s | York Air Setup - 2.5 Gal Reserve, QD's Frt/Rr | 2.5" SUA, 1.5" Shackle & .75" Body | 4WDH Glass Tub, Fenders & Hood | Stainless all the way around | 33" BFG MTs
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post #107 of 114 Old 03-21-2014, 02:26 PM
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The 231 is in decent enough shape.

Your original low mile is in better shape obviously so i wouldn't use this as-is unless i were in a bind but its worked fine w NO noise or shavings.

I would only recommend rebuilding before using it as merely a formality.
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post #108 of 114 Old 03-22-2014, 07:01 AM
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Clean, clean, clean

If I may hijack your thread momentarily....

That is ONE CLEAN LIL' JEEP!!!

As clean or cleaner than my 90 YJ..

I gotta' say...

That Jeep needs NOTHING but a driver...

Take your time..

Get some miles on it..

Use it up as it is for now..

Think about it..

A lot of people underestimate the ability of a bone stock Jeep.

My 90 has literally pulled me out of some AMAZING hardships while she was bone stock.

I also have 3:07 gears, AX15, NP 231.

I run 30x9.50 and still get it on down the highway.

And.... For light trail work... She does just fine..

The OEM CommandTrac is quite capable as it comes.

The test is in your skill on the trail..

I'd just drive that lil' bugger and take my time.

Awesome machine!!

Good Luck and ENJOY it!!!

We are....

Sparky
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post #109 of 114 Old 03-28-2014, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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Oh I am, every free second I get!

Gremlin, not sure yet exactly what/when I'm gonna do any transfer case mods, but if you want those springs they are yours. I'll let you know when I get them off.
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post #110 of 114 Old 03-28-2014, 07:04 AM
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Sounds good brother! I appreciate that very much. Believe me I'm in no hurry-- it's still only 30 degrees outside. The last few times i worked on my YJ it was dead cold out.

I think I've spent more time working on my Jeep in the snow or freezing cold than on nice days.... :-/

Ax15 install, outside in the snow. Heater core, immediately after I installed the trans n tcase by myself and still snowing at 10pm when i finished.

Battery over the winter... Up to my *** cheeks in 3.5ft of snow. Ultimately had to buy a special modern battery charger to save my 7-8yo dying Optima Yellow Top... The Ctek Multi US 7002 i bought was a great deal and really did save a few very deeply discharged batteries. A decade old Duralast red original to my YJ when i bought it was at 6 volts before the charge and wouldnt hold voltage. Fixed it. My optima yellow... Wouldn't crank Jeep or even buzz the ignition buzzer - brought the battery back from the dead.

Anyway shameless plug for Ctek chargers/maintainers. I like my Ctek MUS 7002. What a contrast from what im used to, those old shop chargers you gotta wheel around and they make noises because the fan bearings are shot... They'll cook an optima in a flash, too.

If/when im able to get these stock spring packs, my plan would be to split them up and add in a couple leaves either from my packs or ill find junkyard S10 springs and divi those up.

Adding leaves from S10 packs can give 1-2" of lift over stock, while maintaining near stock ride quality and increased flexibility. Then I'd paint the new packs and go Spring Over Axle with them.

Ohhh i hope i some rich uncle leaves me a ton of money lol
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post #111 of 114 Old 05-20-2015, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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A little update, more changes coming.

Gremlin, finally got those springs off if you'd like them.
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post #112 of 114 Old 05-22-2015, 07:23 AM
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Wow what a beauty!!! Lookin good!!

Stock springs in good shape? I regret to say i havent driven my YJ in quite a while. Having a bad issue with the starter/flywheel... Recently a drunk totaled my Subaru and I just moved... Had a lot on my plate as of late. We'll talk I guess.
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post #113 of 114 Old 05-22-2015, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Let me get a pic of them and post.

She's in the shop right now. I got the external slave assembly for the clutch with bell housing, a new AX-15, fresh rebuilt 231 with SYE, and my 8.8 installed. Front gears changed to match (4.1).
It's been fun!
I took your advice and used the 4" Zone lift.
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post #114 of 114 Old 05-22-2015, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Here they are. Had right at 25k on them.
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