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View Poll Results: YJOTM
GrandBoost98 4 3.81%
YJames90 26 24.76%
JakeMurray24 4 3.81%
BIGHEEP 9 8.57%
Scifone 6 5.71%
Hanksride 12 11.43%
Mudcrawler90 3 2.86%
1993BlackYj 18 17.14%
92 Vegas YJ 18 17.14%
Jeepster93 5 4.76%
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Unread 12-13-2011, 10:44 PM   #1
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December YJOTM

GrandBoost98

1989 Jeep YJ
2.5l TBI 4cly
AX5 trans w/external slave swap
NP231J t-case
Dana 30/35
All water tight with extended vent lines
3.5” Heavy duty BDS lift and 1” boom shackles
Aero racing
33x12.5x15 BFG T/As
Front smittybuilt stinge
Rear pro comp bumper
Family roll bar swap
Rear TJ flairs
VDP center console
Aftermarket stereo
Marine speakers
First week I had it I took it off roading 100% stock

Then I cleaned it up a bit and threw on some 32s

And here she sits on our one year anniversary lol lifted with 33s after a local wheeling trip

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Jeep: 1990 Wrangler White
Mods:
Chevy 1988 4.3/4L60e/Np231C/J drivetrain
SOA
2" BDS spring lift
1" body lift
On board air modified from factory AC
Pontiac sunfire bucket seats
XrC8 Smittybilt winch with in cab controls
Tj family roll bar /Front CJ cage
33x 12.50x 15 Bf Goodrich KM2s
15x 8 Steelies
Aussie lockers front and rear
Ford 8.8 rear with disk brakes
3/4" boomerang shackles
Front and rear axles stretched out 1 " each
Solid and Riddler diff covers
Dana 30 posi-lok
Rear Custom CV drive shaft
Front Custom drive shaft
slip yoke eliminator kit
Smittybilt front and rear bumpers
Hand throttle
CJ rear cargo storage box
48" highlift jack
Hard half doors
Full soft top and doors
TJ Bikini top
Modified TJ rocker guards
I bought this Jeep a few years back when it was bone stock. Im proud to say that I have done most of the work myself including the engine swap.
Alot of tech help came from many members of Jeepforum .
Thanks to all that have helped !





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The specs of my jeep are as followed:

1989 Jeep YJ
4.2l with weber 32/36 carb
Emissions Eliminated
Nutter Bypass
Custom Exhaust
Ford 8.8 rear axle 4:10 ratio
Dana 30 front axle with tj solid shafts and ausie locker
Disc brakes all round
33" Goodyear Wrangler with Kevlar
15x8 Black Steel wheels
3/16" Rock Sliders
Ax-15 Tranny with External slave
SYE kit with custom rear shaft
3.5" BDS suspension with 1" BDS lift shackles
Painless wiring
Bed lined interior
Smittybilt XRC stinger front bumper
Custom Rear bumper
140amp Alternator with Blue top Optima battery
Marine stereo system
Home made 6-light light bar
Air horns
OBA
Corbeau Baja Jp seats
U.S. Army Cobra 29ltd CB radio




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BIGHEEP

1988 YJ
Powertrain:
1993 4.0L, 1990 AX-15, NP231 w/ HD SYE
K&N FIPK, Flowmaster 40 series muffler
Axles:
1986 Wagoneer D44 front, 4.10 gears, Lock Right locker, 4340 Alloy shafts, WARN hubs.
1986 Wagoneer D44 rear, 4.10 gears, trac lock
Rugged Ridge diff guards
Suspension:
OME 2.5 springs, MORE 5/8 boomerang shackles, MORE front extended shock hoops
Armor:
Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers, Poison Spyder Crusher Corners, Poison Spyder steering box skid, Skid Row engine/tranny skid, Kilby gas tank skid, custom front bumper, Smittybuilt rear bumper/tire carrier
Tires/wheels:
34x10.5x15 Swamper LTBs on Chevy Blazer rally wheels (15x8 4" bs)
Interior:
Herculined interior, Bestop seats, Autometer dash bezel w/ autometer gauges, Chevy Camaro rear view mirror w/ map lights, Dennon CD player, CB, recovery gear, fire extinguisher, tools and spare parts.
Other: Wheelbase stretched 1.5 inches, Russel braided lines, flat fendered w/ chopped TJ flares, Ramsey 8000lb winch (not shown in pics)
I saved this Jeep from the crusher 4 years ago. It had a blown slave cylinder and lots of hidden rust. With lots of blood, sweat and late nights in the driveway this Jeep has come a long way. You won't find a lot of useless bling on this Jeep. Everything I have done to this Jeep serves a purpose towards improving its off road capability (well, except for the rear view mirror but interior lights are good too). Most everything has been upgraded and there really is not a lot of the original Jeep left. For what it is this Jeep does really well off road and is fun to drive on the road. I have a Ford 9" w/ disc brakes, mini spool and 4.56 gears I will be installing over the winter as well as a cage.



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Scifone

1995 YJ Sahara

Drivetrain
4.0 AX15
NP231 with SYE and CV driveshafts
Centerforce Dual friction clutch
Flowmaster 40 series dumped

Front Axle
HPD30
Solid shaft swap
Yukon 4.56 gears
ARB locker

Rear Axle
86 Waggy D44
Disk brakes
Yukon 4.56 gears
ARB locker
ARB diff cover

Suspension
4" Rough Country
5/8" MORE booms

Interior
Stock Sahara seats
Ivault locking stereo center console
Herculined floor
Hand throttle

Armor
Metalcloak front bumper with full stinger, d ring tabs, fog light bar
Ground Pounder Fab rear bumper with tire carrier, d ring tabs, jerry can mounts

Other
Warn M8000 with Viking synthetic line
Hella 500ff driving lights
15x8 black Pro Comp D-windows
33 12.50 15 Baja Claws
OBA by way of ARB compressor and inflation kit
Prothane 1" body lift
Softopper frameless top
Modified TJ soft uppers

Mods coming this winter
OME heavy duty springs and shocks
Metalcloak fenders, flairs, corners and rockers
Tummy tuck and engine skid
Gas tank skid
Tie rod flip
Beefy tire rod and drag link
Taurus fan

Mods down the road
PSC cage
Poly performance 3 link front with coilovers
Poly performance triangulated 4 link rear with coilovers
Anti-rock
AW4 swap
Hydro assist




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Unread 12-13-2011, 10:49 PM   #2
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Hanksride

Specs / Mods
1995 YJ Wrangler SE (108K Original Miles)
4.0L Engine, 5 speed manual trans
4” Rough Country Suspension Lift
1 ¼” Brandon Boom Shackles
D30 / D35 3.07 Gears (Bummer)
Aussie Locker (Front)
SYE and Tom Woods CV/DS
Bicycle Hand Throttle
Cobra 75 CB radio
XRC 10K Winch
Smitty Built Rock Bumpers (Front and Rear)
33X12.50X15 Firestone Destination MT Tires
Rhino Lined Inside
KC Daylighters (2EA)
Red LED Dash Lights
Front and Rear Clevis Recovery Points
Painted Hard Top / Flares
Bug Shield
There has been a lot of blood sweat and tears go into this thing so far. Most of it was on one electrical problem that ended up being a bad ECU. This jeep has had mods, repairs and maintenance done by all family members. But what makes it the most special is getting my 18 yr old daughter interested in jeeps and sharing a 3500 mile road trip across country with her last summer. Also it has been a blast hitting some trails with friends and my Labrador Hank Williams V.



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My father and I got this 1990 Jeep YJ in November of 2008. It had been sitting in the previous owner drive way for three years torn apart and in the middle of a SOA. We traded a 1996 Chevy S-10 straight up for it. It was originally purchased to be a mud toy, but after spending six months restoring/building it, learning all along the way, it came out way better than either of us expected. It was (still is) a great bonding experience for my father and I. Aside from all the learning and bonding, this Jeep is also special because the SOA set up can out flex alot other Jeeps (TJ included)in my area and I’m the only person I know still running the 4.2. Not to mention, the joy of owning a vehicle that is older than me and knowing it was built, not bought.
The fist picture is before the body lift and custom bumpers:




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4.0L
AX-15
SYE on the T-case
4” Skyjacker Lift
RS9000 Shocks
D30 w/ Aussie Locker
Ford 8.8 w/ ARB Locker
ARB On Board Air
Homemade Rear Bumper & Tire Swing
35” Mickey Thompsons
8.5 Ramsey Winch
KC 130 Slim Lights
TJ Fog Lights
Rhino Lined Tub
Bestop Seats Front & Rear
Hard Top/ Soft Top & Full and Half Doors



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'92 vegas YJ

'92 YJ
4.0L with airaid air intake
AX15
NP231 w/ true nuetral plate and Advance Adapters SYE
SOA with bastard pack springs made up of stock and some procomp lift springs to help keep some arch
1/2" BESRK boomerang shackles F/R
Bilstien modified front TJ shocks
Doetsch Tech rear shocks
D30 front axle with vacuum CAD delete running TJ shafts
Spartan locker
SOLID diff cover
Ford 8.8 rear axle w/ disk brakes
SOLID diff cover
35x12.50r15 Mud Dawg tires
15x8 cragar black steel wheels
custom shortened "stubby" front procomp bumper
Rear Smittybilt bumper tire carrier w/ fullsize spare
M.O.R.E. hi-steer bracket with custom drag link & Tie rod
Warn m8000
A/C converted to OBA w/ 3 gallon tank mounted in trunk area
Herculined interior
Sony CD player/radio
Sony 6x9 speakers mounted on rear wheelwells
VDP center console
instatrunk
roll cage mounted fire extinguisher
rear parts box for spare parts, tools and first aid kit
Hi-lift jack
Flowmaster exhaust beat up from trails
body damage
DIY parts made solely by me
Tube fenders using stock inner fenders
rocker guards w/ integrated step
oil pan skid
traction bar made from 1.5x.250 DOM with ruffstuff hiems and poly bushings
traction bar mount and custom made shackle
steering using 1.5x.250 DOM w/ Ruffstuff 5/8 hiems
front sport cage from 1.75x.120 DOM
license plate hold down for refueling
Cut down XJ shaft for rear CV shaft using 3"x.250 4130 Chromolly(made w/ the help of Joe Dillard)
Steering box brace




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It has a name: Heap. Not said to be mean but it is my heap o' stuff.

I have had it for 10 years. got it stock and had never been off roading. Boy has that changed!!!
Not a single mod was done at the "shop'. I did everything to this Jeep in my street or driveway myself.
Taught myself to do gears so I could install my own lockers.
Taught myself to weld and bought my own welder, so I could weld on Heap.
Hardly a thing on this Jeep I haven't broken or handled. If you want to get to know auto repair...GET A JEEP!

Specs:
Black with a fair share of chrome(I like shiny stuff)
4.0L engine
5 speed manual transmission
It has 4 inches of BDS lift
33x12.50 Goodyear MT/R tires

Front End:
Dana 30 I pulled off a 1992 auto(because it had 4:11 gears)
Super 30
AlloyUSA 30 spline TJ style axle shafts(no vac disco)
AlloyUSA u-joints(supposed to all trick)
ARB 30 spline air locker
Home made truss
Welded tubes
Ruff Stuff cover
JCR 1 ton steering
Shackle flip
Bumper by High country(a copy of Warn) (A TJ bumper I modded a bit to fit)
Warn XD-9000I winch with 100 feet of 3/8 synthetic rope and a safety thimble(I carry 50 extra feet in a bag too)


Rear end:
Ford 8.8 from some junker.
4:10 gears
Welded tubes
Super88 kit
ARB air locker
Ruff Stuff cover
Garvin swing away bumper
Lite dot rear lights
Shackle flip

Body:
Kilby gas tank skid
Poison Spider trail weld in cage
Poison Spider Rocker skid plates
GenRight rear corner guards with 3 1/2 inch home made and welded flairs
Self made brush guard/light mount


Engine bay+:
K&N FIPK with a True flow filter
Dual Red top batteries
Battery isolator/combiner
Belt driven on board air with a storage tank (also powers my dual ARB air lockers)
Aux fuse box
Thumb throttle
Electric fan
Tera Low 4 to 1 transfer case
AA slip yoke eliminator
CV/DC custom drive shaft


In Cab:
CB radio
12 inch sub with separate amp
500 watt amp
6.1 speaker system
Custom switch set
In cab winch controls


I carry:
I have busted down in places...not good places. So I carry 3 days freeze dried food for 2 and a water filter and light sleeping bags.
A full tool set
Winch recovery kit
A spare unit bearing
All the u-joints(there are like 3 or 4 different ones) spares
Spare air hose for the lockers
Most of the time a handgun



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Unread 12-13-2011, 10:49 PM   #3
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Welcome to the December YJOTM finalists! We are very proud to announce that our sponsor Metalcloak has offered a $100 gift certificate to our winner this month! Woohoo!!! Let's make this one count because the winner of this contest will be the last finalist entered into the YJ of the year contest, being held at the end of the month or the beginning of the year, whichever seems to fit. I would like to see nothing but positive remarks about our contestants and their voters. Let's also remember that the poll is public and self moderating.

If you weren't a member before the contest started, don't bother voting.

Alrighty, Let's go ahead and vote!
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Just a quick message to our former YJOTM winners and the future winner of this contest:
If there are any different pics that y'all want displayed for the end of the year contest, please PM them to me. All THREE please! If I don't get the publicity here, I'll resort to breaking down and PM'ing you. Or calling you!

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Man, another tough one. Nice entries guys!
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Unread 12-14-2011, 01:57 AM   #6
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Man, another tough one. Nice entries guys!
thats what I say.

James got my vote again, lots of work in that thing.
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Thanks for letting me play again. Another fine group of Jeep this month but Im leaning towards 92Vegas.
Havent voted yet. I just woke up and have to shake the cobwebs out and read em all
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Wow, i cant believe i was even considered with all these other beast rigs im just happy i made the list best of luck to all!
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Bunch of good entries like always! Tough choices but I went with James.
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Poison Spyder Fender Install
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Yep ! 92Vegas it is. Nice rig !
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Just a quick message to our former YJOTM winners and the future winner of this contest:
If there are any different pics that y'all want displayed for the end of the year contest, please PM them to me. All THREE please! If I don't get the publicity here, I'll resort to breaking down and PM'ing you. Or calling you!

Thanks!
what is the end of the year contest? I have some better pics now
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A great group of rigs...but I think I have to give to my boy YJAMES90 he has put a load of work into his rig, BTW man when we going wheeling??
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A great group of rigs...but I think I have to give to my boy YJAMES90 he has put a load of work into his rig, BTW man when we going wheeling??
YJAMES90 wheels ???
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what is the end of the year contest? I have some better pics now
Yj of the year
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