December YJOTM Vote Now!!!
Alright ladies and gentlemen here is the last monthly contest of the year. According to my Mayan calendar, there shouldn't even be a contest this month so I'm cutting it short. You have six days to vote. Then we move on to the yearly contest compiling every months winners thus far. But that's another thread.
I would like to thank metalcloak for their generous monthly contribution for our winners. If you win, PM your real name and email address to Matsonian. He will take care of the rest. Thanks guys!!
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1989 Jeep YJ
2.5L TBI 4cly
AX5 trans with external slave swap
All water tight with extended vent lines
ARB Safari snorkel
Custom front drive shaft
3.5” Heavy duty BDS lift and 1” boom shackles
Aero racing wheels
Front Smittybuilt stinger
Rear Pro Comp bumper
Family roll bar swap
Rear bucket seat
Rear TJ flairs
VDP center console w/ CB
60" Hi lift on the hood
misc recovery gear
1993 Jeep YJ
-2.5L with brown dog motor mounts, and custom magnaflow exhaust
-NP231 w/teraflex sye, 2low
-Tatton rear driveshaft
-Black 15 x 8 steelies
-35” x 12.50 fedral mt's
-stock height boom shacke front, 1.25 in the rear (by vacj5)
-teraflex rear shock bar
-Front HP D30 w/ 4.88’s & spartan locker, and tj axle shaft swap
-Rear Ford 8.8 w/4.88's & spartan locker
-jcr stubby front bumper
-jcr rear bumper tire carrier
-Homebrew Rockers (by 91BoD)
-ucf D30 diff cover
-ucf 8.8 diff cover
-mce 3.5 flat fenders
-Rear TJ flares
-badlands 12000 lbs winch with ase synthetic line
-genright hood louvers
-power steering with ps cooler
-bed lined tube
-and a rocking sound system
I have owned the yj for over a year now. I traded my built zj for this jeep and when I did the trade I new I had alot of work ahead of me but I did it any way! I am far from done with my build but I feel It's going in the right direction now. I would't trade it for the world (my kiddos would kill me) the next big mod will be full metal cloak armor and 37s, as well as a trail-gear rock defense sport cage (I have this already just need to get it burned in) :2thumbsup:
Mods: 2.5l four cylinder, brown dog mml, ax5 transmission with upgraded grinding sound simulation, 2.5" old man emu 14f springs f/r, 5/8" boom shackle lift, 1.25" jks body lift, Under cover fab belly up tc skid, home brew gas tank skid tuck, poison spyder rocker guards, Hanson front bumper, np231 w/ terra 4:1 low and 2wd low, ford 8.8 w/ spool and Sye, Dana 30, 31 inch Goodyear mtrk's on Blackrock steel d windows, viair oba, bestop spare tire swing out, tj fender flares, painted and or sandblasted stainless hinges and hood hardware, tj stainless tailgate hinges, genrite corner guards, custom grill and fender mods to move turn signals to the fenders.
Bought this from a friend in 2005. He was going away for college and needed a more efficient vehicle. I tore into it about a week after I bought it, not knowing a thing about yj's....I just knew it was a jeep.
YJ model year of production: 1989
Specifications & Modifications:
4.2 258ci inline 6cyl (Nutter Bypass)
TF999 auto w/NP231
3" lift (Skyjacker? Not really sure)
33x12.5x15 BFG ATs sitting under 6" Xenon flat flares w/ custom side marker light brackets fabricated by yours truly
15x10 AR 8 spoke alloys
Custom Urban Assault Camo (DIY)
Smittybilt front tube bumper with hoop
Black aluminum grill inserts
D30 w/posilock & D35
Uniden Pro 510xl w/ 4'Firestick and dash mounted aux speaker
Tuffy center stereo console
Sony Xplode stereo w/ 1200w Sony amp powering 12" Pioneer sub
Bestop full soft doors
Future Planned Mods:
Dana 44 / Ford 8.8 swap
4.0 or SBC swap
Well this is my first Jeep. Ever since I was a kid I've wanted one. Well, here we finally are! After 15 yrs of being behind the wheel I've become a Jeep owner!!
I've named her Chloe. She's a Jersey girl and I could tell she'd be a lotta fun so I picked her up and brought her home. I don't think my wife knew what she had agreed to. I was like a kid on Christmas driving her home. When I first saw her she looked a little different but I was already dreaming of what I would turn her in to.
Then unfortunately, the 2nd day we'd been together, tragedy struck. On my way home from the DMV we were in a pretty bad accident. I lost her for the better part of 6 weeks while she was being repaired and that almost ended my Jeep affair right then! Luckily I held out and finally got her back. Thanks to the accident she got a little bit of a wardrobe update (flares & bumper). Ever since then I've been getting pretty intimate with her, piecing things together here and there, repairing minor and major items and slowly making my dream a reality. She's my DD and I've learned a lot mechanically in the last few years I've had her and look forward to learning more. As you can see from the pictures below, we've come a looooooooong way but we still have quite a distance to go.
The day I brought her home...
One of my favorite wheeling shots...
How she looks currently...
4.5 inch Rubicon express extreme duty lift. 2 inch body lift. smittybuilt stinger front bumper. 9000lbs warn winch. swing out rear tire carrier. heavy tube side steps welded to frame. full m.o.r.e. roll cage with frame tie in. viair onboard air. sailcloth besttop softtop. 6inch tj flares. tuffy glove box, center console, under hood lock box. 8.25 Cherokee rear end. cable lock disco. 35 inch bfg mud terrains. 355 small block chevy, nv3500 trans, np241 with jb conversions super short sye. full aftermarket dash with gauges.
92 YJ 2.5
smittybuilt front stinger
Rugged ridge 8500 lb winch
Rugged ridge intake
Air.raid.throttle body spacer
Smittybuilt rock sliders
PSC POWER STEERING
rough country 4inch
Rough country 2.0 shocks
Rough country 2.0 steering stabilizer
Crystal cut clear headlights w/ hyper whites
Of road only LED taillights
Smittybuilt rear bumper w/ tossing hitch.
Custom one off exhaust from BA mufflers.com
insta trunk W/hi lift mounted on it
Pioneer 12inch sub & amp
Sweet pioneer head unit
Pioneer 6 1/2**cut into doors w/quick disconnect
Rampage top that converts into a safari top
Rampage locking center console
All sitting on MT Wrapped in 31s
I added some things I forgot
I got this Jeep from a buddy for free it didn't run when I got it and it was from NY so there was a good bit of rust so I got it running before leaving country and dropped it off at home. while I was gone it was rebuilt from the ground up in my local shop with me ordering parts via letters to my brother and multiple magazines which I flipped through a million times in my down time overseas. My brother oversaw the while process and presented it to me when I got home.
•4.0 mostly unmolested
•NP-231 SYE and teralow 4.1:1 gearing
Rubicon Express 1454 front springs
BDS 004500 rear springs
Besrk 1" boomerang shackles (currently)
Daystar 1" body lift
BDS valved Fox shocks up front
Teraflex rear bar with ES9000's in rear
•Dana 30 front axle:
Ten factory chromoly shafts
Rugged Ridge HD steering
Alloy USA outer seals
G2 4.10 gears
Birdcage diff guard
•Ford 8.8 rear axle:
Superior super 88 chromo shafts and CCE
SOLID diff cover
G2 4.10 gears
•35x12.50r15 BF Goodrich KM2 mud terrains on 15x8 steel rims
•36x10.50 Interco TSL's on 15x8 Beadlock rims
Src front tube bumper
Teraflex engine skid
Metalcloak arched fenders with 6" flares
Src side armor
Body Armor 4x4 tub sliders
Gen Right gas tank skid
Custom swing away rear bumper
Src Tj rear tube flares
Light guards all around
Src-8 winch with in cab controls
48" Hi Lift extreme
5) 2"x20' straps
6) 3/4" clevis'
2) snatch blocks
Lightforce 170's with several filters
HD LED rock lights
4) LED fog lamps
Aux Backup lights
Full RockHard cage
OBA with train horns
Poison Spyder hood louvre
Custom interior switches
Heated Wet Okole neoprene seat covers
Full Raingler nets
Lots of electrical gizmos
Probably lots that I forgot but it doesn't matter
My jeep is the quintessential daily driver/weekend wheeler. It brings me to work 5 days a week and allows me to wheel as often as I can get out on the trails. Things break on me more often than I would like but its always a challenge to get to work come Monday morning. As much as I enjoyed building this and wheeling it, I really like that it is comfortable enough to drive long distance on the freeway or even to go cruise the mall. It really is one of the only two things I ever talk about to the girl at home and the other is the dog which is in every other picture but the ones posted. The last pic is me crawling the mall!!
Specifications And Modifications
-2.5l 4cyl. 127,000 original miles.
-Regarded to 4.56 front and rear.
-3.5" Superlift Hd springs
-31" Dunlop radial ATs daily, 33s on trail.
-home brew swing out tire carrier
-home brew rocker guards w/tube steps
-windshield mounted KCs
-smittybilt soft top w/ tinted windows
-rhino lined inside tub
-Cb killed by last rain storm.
-Smittybilt CRES top
-Spiderweb Shades Tjkini
-Smittybilt rear tubes.
Bought this almost stock after selling my XJ. Knew it wouldn't stay that way long. Started with a shackle lift and then found the forum and started my build thread, A Teenager With a Dream. Got rid of the shackle lift and kept up the build on a high school/college budget up to now. Learning the whole way. Future plans consist of 8.8 swap and front and rear lockers.
YJ year of production 1990
Specifications and modifications
1990 Jeep Wrangler
Originally started out as a stock 2.5 when I bought it
1988 Chevy 4.3 motor
NP231 C/J transfercase. Front half chevy, back half jeep
aluminum radiator with electric fan
Derale transmission cooler with electric fan
B & M shifter
Ford 8.8 rear with disk brakes locked with an Aussie locker and Riddler diff cover
Custom rear double carden drive shaft
Extended front drive shaft
Dana 30 front locked with an Aussie locker and TJ axle shaft and Solid diff cover
33 x 12.50 x 15 BFG KM2s
OBA with a 2.5 gallon air tank
SOA on 2" BDS springs with Boom shackles
1.25 " wheel spacers
Pontiac sunfire seats
Custom full engine and transmission skid plate
Original and rare storage trunk box with JEEP logo on the back
48" Hi-Lift jack
CJ front cage and TJ family roll bar
Summit Racing duel exhaust
Smitty XrC8 winch
Smitty rock crawler bumpers
GT Grant wheel
Usually a dirty mess inside. Mostly used for good times wheeling with the club and good friends that you can only find with other Jeep owners
My Jeep is mostly a product of JF from ideas and help.
I also use the Jeep to bring steel workers to the local fire tower that we are rebuilding in NY
-Brown Dog mounts/Taurus Fan/136A GC Alt
-AW4 Swap (Renix era)/JB SYE/Tom Woods shafts
-8.8/D30: 4.88's w/ Spartan up front/factory LSD in the rear
-Mod'd quarter mil wrap BDS 3.5" springs w/1" rear booms and 1/2" fronts.
-MORE rear upper shock mounts
-Belly Up Skid/Engine skid
-AtoZ rockers/Genright corners
-LOD rear bumper/carrier
-(My own design)Mod'd stock front bumper/AtoZ winch plate
-Front tube fenders
-Cage (by me + using various other companies pieces)
-PRP seats/harnesses (front)/ Corbeau rear bench
-other random stuff (CB, console, etc)
My wife and I bought this Jeep in TX in '10. It was pretty beat up but I felt a good base to start with for my 3rd trail rig (have had a TJ and CJ prior). Ended up with mods above over the course of a couple years. We've been wheeling it since we bought it in TX and now in AZ (soon to head to the midwest as well so it'll see some new terrain there). In TX it was mostly trailered to the trail but with as close as spots are in AZ I've driven it to the trails here instead of trailering. Its been a great rig so far, no plans on trading it for a different model in the near future.
-YJ year of production: 1993
-Specifications and modifications:
I built my Jeep to be essentially a YJ unlimited. I stretched the body and frame 14 7/8". My YJ frame was trashed, the Jeep now sits on a modified TJ frame. I am using an LJ roll bar and soft top along with modified TJ uppers to work with the YJ lower doors. In order to use the TJ frame I also had to swap in a TJ fuel tank and pump.
My jeep is equipped with the factory 4.0L engine, ax15 transmission, np231j transfer case with a slip yoke eliminator.
Rolling stock is made up of (5) 35x12.5x15 BF Goodrich Mud T/A KM2's on 15x8 American Racing baja wheels (for now, plan to buy some bead locks soon)
Rear axle is a Ford 8.8 with an Artec industries TJ swap Truss, front is a HP Dana 30 front out of an XJ. Gearing is 4.10.
During the suspension and frame swap I built a custom belly up skid plate to achieve maximum ground clearance.
I built the rear suspension myself. It is a triangulated 4 link. Lowers are 2" DOM tubing while the uppers are 2x2 square tube. Both are .250" wall. I am using Currie johnny joints on both ends of the uppers and lowers. 3" lift springs front and rear. Currently the front is stock TJ uppers/lowers and track bar. I plan to eventually build a 3 link to compliment my rear suspension.
There has been a ton of body work done to this jeep. I replaced all of the floor pans using the Key parts product. I spliced 2 YJ tubs together to achieve my stretch. I boat sided my rocker panels during my rust repair and floor replacement. The rear corners and rockers are covered in body armor that I built using 3/16" plate. I flush mounted the factory tail lights to the tub. I also replaced the YJ tailgate with one from a CJ-7
Both front and rear HiLine fenders are custom one of pieces that I built.
I raked the grill back by moving the lower mounting point out about 4 inches.
For recovery I have mounted a SuperWinch EPi9.0 winch on a home made winch mount.
-Brief history of your jeep and how it came to be. (optional)
I bought this Jeep as a rust bucket with every intention of repairing and selling it for a profit. The jeep was a mess, frame was junk, floors were non existant, rocker panels were rotted out, rear corners were rotten. Really it was not even a good parts vehicle! I have been building jeeps for 17 years and I was driving a JK unlimited on 37's at the time.
I stumbled upon a build of a YJ unlimited and fell in love. I immediately began gathering parts to build this into one.
It is still a huge work in progress with many planned upgrades. This is strictly a toy for me which is great as I can wheel the heck out of it with no worries about breaking!
-Three pictures [IMG] tags embedded onto entry
1990 YJ Islander
2.5L, AX5 Manual, NP231
Swapped in a rebuilt AX5 when the old one went
33x12.5 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
15x8 Custom refurbished Pro Comp wheels with full size spare
Ford 8.8 rear axle with 4.10 gears and BTF Kryptonite Diff cover
Tom Woods CV drive shaft and AA SYE kit
Front D30 BTF Kryptonite red diff cover.
Front MetalCloak Bumper with custom bolt on stinger and D-ring mounts.
Pro Comp base rear bumper with custom rear stinger and tire carrier
Full OBA system complete with VIAIR 400C compressor, 2 gallon tank and TRAIN HORNS
Custom exhaust with Flowmaster 40
Windshield mounted KC daylighters: long range
Bumper mounted KC Rally 800 Driving lense
Restored hard top
Full steel doors
Full soft top
Bikini, windjammer, and duster tops.
I got my Jeep going into my junior year of high school almost completely stock. First car and first time driving a manual.
Soon enough I decided to lift it, put bigger tires on, and you know the story from there.
I do all of the work myself and learn as I go.
Everything that I've done has, in some way, been inspired by this website.
Im currently 18 years old and a freshman at Michigan Tech.
The Jeep when I first got it
Current shot outside the dorm
1995 Rio Grande
4squirreled - 5spd
Ford injectors and 4.0 TB
4 inch RE springs / 1in shackles
Poison Spyder Trail stinger
Lots of other goodies
No pics for Lilviper?
Edit** not sure if iPhone or forum is messing with me... I see more pics than submissions!
Re-edit** think it was the forum app. I clicky on thread post and now I can see all of the submissions. Apologies!
voted, i see all pics, and stuck it in my sig (carlos i feel like one of those pictures is cheating... maybe i'll use my GF for yjoty...
Voted and crawled, and don't worry fellas, JeepGuy83 will win!
Ok voted had to go with anticanman.........I mean jeepguy83 hahaha!
Thanks guys, looks to be a great contest.
Good luck all!!
Awwww all these 4-bangers are makin me melt... brb while I gotta go vote!
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