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Unread 11-11-2009, 12:24 PM   #1
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Green 95 YJ Build

After having my Jeep for 3 years I have finally decided to start my own build thread.

I bought my Jeep in October 2006 when I was 16. I really wanted a CJ but any CJ I looked at was either a total rust bucket or it had been restored and I could not afford it. I knew I didn't want a TJ simply because they have too many creature comforts. I like the bare metal spartan interior of CJs and YJs. I found a Jeep in my price range and I jumped on it. If I could go back and do it again I would buy a 4.0 instead of the 2.5, but I wanted a Jeep so bad I didn't care. Oh well.

Starting specs:
2.5L engine
5 speed
1.75" Shackle lift
31" Pro Comp mud terrains
Pro Comp steel wheels
Hard top w/ hard doors

The seller also gave me a set of half doors and a bikini top.

I planned on building my Jeep up with a RE 4" suspension lift and 33" tires.
Due to prices going up on the lift kits I had to buy a RE 2.5" suspension lift instead. I bought a set of 33x12.5x15 BFG Mud Terrains on Craigslist despite everyone telling me they would not fit. To my surprise they fit! A few months ago my clutch went out. I finally put a new clutch in and got her running great and on Monday I was t-boned by a woman who ran a red light. So now I cant drive my Jeep, again. Insurance money should buy some rocker panels and other goodies.

Future mods include:
Ford 8.8 swap
Re-gear
Lockers front and rear
Rocker panels
Skids
Flush mount LED tail lights

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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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Unread 11-11-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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Here are a few pictures.

On the way to prom. I had to wash the Jeep or my girlfriend wouldn't ride in it in her dress. Notice the mismatched tires. I ran over a hitch pin and could only afford tires for the rear.

Lift

Before




After


Some light wheeling after I put the lift on.

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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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Unread 11-11-2009, 12:42 PM   #3
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Very nice start! We gotta see some pics! Also, good choice of jeep!

EDIT: You beat me to it. Nice pics!


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Unread 11-11-2009, 12:46 PM   #4
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Thanks! I really love my YJ. Even if it is slow. I'll be posting more pictures when I get the chance.
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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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Unread 11-11-2009, 12:51 PM   #5
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Tires


Comparing my old tire to my new ones.
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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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Unread 02-09-2011, 01:14 AM   #6
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lookin sweet
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Unread 02-09-2011, 01:50 AM   #7
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uhhhh ok why the bump?
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