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Unread 09-05-2013, 02:29 PM   #1
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August YJOTM winner is RandonExplosion

Congrats on your win even after the sudden death match. Lets see some more pics!

Here's the lowdown

-'88
-5.3 Vortec LM7/4L60E/np231.
(4.10) '91 YJ d30 w/ Aussie
8.8 w/ stock LSD
3.5" BDS front springs, sagged/stiff unknown rear with M.O.R.E. 5/8" boomerangs
33/12.50 Cooper STT
AA SYE/Tom Woods shaft
Metalcloak front stubby bumper
Metalcloak Overline fenders
Smittybuilt rear TJ flares
homemade 3/16 sliders
M.O.R.E. steering box brace
Poison Spyder hood louver
Chevy Cavalier seats
Family Style roll bar
LED tail lights
Soon: Barnes 4wd 2" skid, upgraded planetary/wide chain for the 231

History: I wanted to sell my truck and buy a Jeep to get rid of a vehicle payment and still be able to go out camping and shoot guns. I joined JF as I was looking for a Wrangler and read as much as I could. Once I bought my Jeep I started spending more money on it than I did for my truck payment After a couple years of learning so much from JF and improving my mechanical ability tenfold, the 4.2 was just not cutting it. I searched Craigslist daily for wrecked Cherokees for a 4.0/ax15 swap for probably 6 months. Then one cold January morning my friend wrecked his (my old) truck. I couldn't pass up the opportunity so I scraped together everything I could and bought the salvage. 3 long months in the garage and dealing with people parting out the truck to finance the swap, I finally drove it under its own power in May. Since then my girlfriend and I drive/wheel it as much as possible. I am extra proud of it because it is a combination of my 2 favorite vehicles, along with the sense of accomplishment doing something that I never thought I was capable of




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Unread 09-05-2013, 02:51 PM   #2
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Congratulations Random!
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Unread 09-05-2013, 04:43 PM   #3
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Unread 09-05-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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Unread 09-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #5
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Unread 09-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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Congrats! Super sweet Jeep!
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Unread 09-05-2013, 07:22 PM   #7
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Congrats - nice rig you got there.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 08:53 PM   #8
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Congratz bro!!!! Well deserved!
Here ya go. For your victory lap...






And I dug up your baby photo's online...


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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:38 PM   #9
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Congrats, job well done
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:54 PM   #10
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Oh man I just saw this thread and you guys have me cracking up

Tom, awesome post!

Sparrows, you know me too well..

Try to get some pics up from the Moab trip in a few. There is a video of me driving through the pond at the bottom of Baby Lionsback. I fried my fuel pump relay on that one, it died a couple times on Fins n Things right afterwards but she made it back.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:55 PM   #11
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Sparrows, thats my new avatar. Between you and Nick i've hit JF gold tonight...
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:58 PM   #12
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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:01 PM   #13
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The V8 got a little hot climbing up the slow, steep bumpy *** trail. See the coolant pissing out of the overflow cap?

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Like an idiot I got a 7lb cap instead of a 16 lb cap.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:06 PM   #15
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Thanks Chris! Get some wheeling done last weekend?
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