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July YJOTM Vote Now!!

Alrighty folks. July contest is here and we got a hair over ten entries this month so I just threw them all in together. Sorry Judges, you can vote though!! We have a prize this month but it's a little bit of a surprise so let's just see where the contest goes this month. You guys know the rules: Post up when you vote, (not that it matters because I check EVERY person that votes that I don't recognize thats not a paid member) No posting up pics, thats what the entry was for. Don't go asking for any votes anywhere inside or outside JeepForum because I will find you Liam Neeson style.

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1993 Jeep YJ Sahara


-NP231 w/Tom Woods SYE
-Tom Woods front and rear driveshaft
-Black 15 x 8 Soft 8’s
-33” x 10.5 BFG KM2’s
-3.5” Black Diamond
-Currie Booms
-Front HP D30 w/Yukon 4.10’s & Lock-Right
-Rear Ford 8.8 w/4.10’s & Aussie Locker
-Impact Fabworks front bumper
-Modified Smittybilt rear tire carrier
-Homebrew Rockers
-Homemade rear spring plates
-Rough Country D30 diff guard
-Solid 8.8 diff guard
-Poison Spyder 3” DeFenders
-Rear TJ flares
-CJ-7 Hardtop
-Rebuilt Warn M8000 winch
-Hi-Lift Jack
-Teraflex Hi-Steer Knuckle/Tie rod flip/Shorty Pitman arm/HD tie rod & drag link
-1” Daystar Body Lift
-Taurus E-fan
-Daystar Extended Bumpstops

I got my jeep when I turned 16 for $1,500, bone stock. It was in great shape and I drove it daily for around 7 years through high school and college. I did small mods throughout my college years as I could afford it and since getting a real job I've been able to go wheeling all over the Southeast. I drive it to every park I go to and so far I've been able to drive it back. My ultimate goal is to drive it to Moab, wheel it, and bring it back under its own power.



4.2 L 1990 Jeep Wrangler YJ

I got this YJ in November '08 after it spent 4 years sitting torn apart in a driveway in western PA Amish country. After restoring and building it over the winter it was back on the road by the time I got my license. It was my daily driver all through high school. Now that I'm at the Air Force Academy it spends most of the year in the garage, save the few times my dad takes it out. But the six weeks out of the year I'm home it gets wheeled hard and driven everywhere. The current set up is SOA, 1" shackles, and a 1" body lift, 32" BFG KM1's, 4:10 gears, ax 15, SYE np231. Other major modifications along the way include a Ford 8.8 limited slip, lock right and TJ shafts in the D30, '99 TJ cage with custom rear hoop. Home built items include the front bumper, rear bumper, tire carrier, gas tank skid, and traction bar. All work was done by my father and I.

Post carnage photo:



93 yj
4.0, 5 speed, 4:1 terralow tcase
rear dana 44 with superior cromo axles and disc brakes from a ZJ, detroit locker, 4:88 gears
front dana 30, 4:88 gears, ARB locker, RCV axles, terra flex hi steer, parts mike DOM drag link with heims, new synergy heavy duty ball joints
rear 4 link with fox coilovers
front 2.5" reverse eye RE springs
warn rock crawler bumpers front n rear with homemade tire carrier and rack
synergy DOM cage kit
homemade sliders UNPAINTED(rust never sleeps LOL), homemade flat fenders
genright rear corner armor with poison spyder fenders cut to clear 40s
smittybuilt XRC seats with 5 pt racequip harness's
8k smittybuilt winch with syn rope,both inside dash mounted and outside controls
i run on the trail irok 40s with eaton beadlocks
on street goodyear MTRs 35x12.5x15

i bought this YJ from a guy off craigslist 4 years ago since i live less than 45 miles from the rubicon trail in norcal, it was sprung over and had serious spring wrap, which did not last long till i re-sprang it. took up on trail and realized stock tcase wasnt going to cut it, this began the build to get it so i could walk thru the trail
after a series of serious breakdowns on fordyce trail , i junked the dana 35 put in the 44, oem front axles,then early this spring i did the 4 link and front ARB, this thing is awesome now
i just finished 2 weeks, 1 with my little homie 1 with a couple of buddies wheelin and campin on the rubicon, the only thing to break was the driver seat.. i was very happy with its wheeling/crawlin
things to do still...
plumb my micro-lock so i have 4 wheel e-brakes
figure out a hydro assist steering system
add rear view mirror with compass and map lights and wheel some more



1989 Jeep YJ
2.5l TBI 4cly
AX5 trans with 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 rims
33x12.5x15 BFG T/As
Front smittybuilt stinger
Rear pro comp bumper
Family roll bar swap
Rear bucket seat
Rear TJ flairs
VDP center console
Marine stereo
Marine speakers
some recovery stuff



Year of production: 94

Secs and Mods: My dad purchased this jeep used in 1999. When I started driving in 2005, I began driving this since it was a much shorter drive for me to school than it was him to work. Well two years later, after starting and selling a parking lot sweeping company with him and never receiving a dime, I was given the jeep as a graduation gift. I feel very fortunate for this. At this point the jeep was still completely in stock form (4.0, ax15, 28 inch tires, 95,000 miles).

When it became mine the tires were worn out so I purchased the current cooper stt's and the fourwheeldrive hardware 2 inch suspension lift. Over the following 4 years I have regeared from 3.07's to 4.10's, added the winch and winch cover, rear bumper and tire carrier, inverter, new sound system (yes no performance on some of these, but being a daily driver makes life nicer). The jeep has been very reliable besides this. I replaced the alternator just so It wouldn't go out on me in the middle of nowhere, and the water pump for the same reason.

Of course have to thank my dad for help in all of this. he has owned a small repair shop for 30 years so makes things easier as far as install goes.

Here it is. It's not the most jacked up jeep but does get wheeled pretty hard, and also makes a 7 hour round trip every other weekend to visit the gf/soon to be fiance. Its a pretty good mix for me, hope others can appreciate.

Driving around in the hills near where i went to college

Mcgrew Trail near Obrien Oregon

Just a reason I love my jeep



1995 YJ
4.0 AX-15 5-speed
3.55 gears
Hard top and full doors

Modifications in order of occurrence over the last 4 years:

Rugged Ridge 7” fender flares
PIAA Dual Beam fog/driving lights
Bikini top
Synthetic oils for motor, trans, T-case
Tuffy Secure Glove Box
JB Conversions Super Short Slip Yoke Eliminator with Wide-Chain kit for the transfer case
CV rear driveshaft
BESRK Rear bumper with swing-out tire carrier, Jerry can mount
High pinion D44 front axle with Warn hubs, 5.13 gears, Detroit locker
D44 rear axle with 5.13 gears, Detroit locker
Spring over axle suspension swap
Full high-steering with 1-ton components
RE 1.5” SOA leaf springs
Ultra Type 50 aluminum wheels, 15x8”
Toyo Open Country M/T 33x12.50R-15” tires
Matching spare tire/wheel
Boomerang shackles
Bestop Soft Top
Hard half-doors painted to match my YJ
Out-boarded driver/passenger seats 1”
Disc brakes for rear axle
Anti-Wrap bar for rear axle
DIY Hand throttle on gear shift
ARB Selectable Locker for rear axle
ARB air pump
Bestop Rear Fender-Well Storage boxes
Oversize Sears Die-hard Platinum battery, 950 CCA
Hi-lift jack
Ammo can tool boxes
Heavy-Duty Tire chains
Kongo Cage and Safari rack
DIY instant secure rear storage area with rear seat in place
DIY Cargo Rack over rear seat area with rear seat removed with Thule Cargo bag
Overhead storage for half-door soft-tops
Tuffy Deluxe Console
Shrockworks 3/16” Rocker Guards with tube rocker knockers
DIY Bus-Bar for electrical system
DIY front Bumper with weld-though tow-points and 2” receiver
DIY winch mounting plate
Warn 8274 winch, fully disassembled and rebuilt, painted to match my YJ
DIY winch rope cover and license plate mount
DIY extra 2nd jerry can mount
Amsteel blue winch rope, 100’; Off-Road Solutions Aluminum Fairlead, Factor 55 Pro-Link thimble
Extra 50’Amsteel rope, assorted hooks, d-rings, 20’ snatch strap, 20’ tow strap, tree saver
DIY vise-mount/work-support for front receiver
The usual replacement of old parts…. Radiator, hoses, plugs and wires, etc….

And still a work in progress!



Year & Model
1989 YJ Wrangler
4.2 carb swapped to 4.0 H.O fuel injected with 04
intake manifold with 5.0 injectors, durango steering box, 98 grand cherokee power steering pump, tj power steering lines.
automatic tf999 swapped to ax-15(just fully Rebuilt)
Transfer Case
231(just fully Rebuilt)
Front Axle
HP dana 30 Cable Locker
Rear Axle
89 comanchee dana 44 with trac lock
Gear Ratio
4.5 suspension, 2in body, 1in boomerang shackles
33x11.50 Adventuro M/T
15in Pacer Black Rock crawler rims with beadlocks
9500 lb HS Warn winch, Welded on Dozer D Rings
kc lights, oil pan skid, Completely Rhino Lined
pace setter headers with straight pipe, 06 tj
breather box

I had a 24ft pontoon boat i traded for this wrangler and soon realized what i got myself into and i wanted it built my way so i pulled everything out and swapped everything i could find from all of the best parts form all different jeeps. My Wife calls my jeep the Mistress because i spend more money and time with her then my Wife.



94 YJ

I bought this stock with 31” tires just under 2 years ago and have been upgrading ever since.


2.5 L with 4.0 throttle body
Dual electric fans
Power steering from another YJ
D30 with 4.88’s, Aussie Locker and one piece XJ axle
NP 231 with SYE
’99 Ford 8.8 With 4.88’s and Eaton E-Locker


Dupilicolor bed liner
Midland CB
Dual radio with Sound Bar holding marine speakers
Summit Racing buckets with matching seat covers
Ammo can center console with Tuffy cup holders
55 gal locking ABS plastic storage box bolted in rear
LED dash lights – green
Grab handles
Dual power outlets


ProComp ES3000 shocks
ProComp 4” springs,
2” shackles
2” body lift
no sway or track bars


Smittybult XRC tube fenders with 3” flares
Smittybult XRC TJ tube 3” rear flares
Home made sliders/steps from 5/16” 5X5 angle and 1 “rolled steel steps covered with LineX
48” Hi-lift jack and shove mounted on the OR-FAB dual gas can and tire carrier
Smittybult XRC8 8000lb winch
Smittybult XRC Tube rear bumper
3” tube front bumper with added light tabs and shortened
2 - 15,000 lb pull points on the front
2 - 100W lights mounted on the front bumper
2 – Rigid Dually LED mounted on top corners of the windshield


Bestop Strapless Safari – black

Matching stock doors
Bestop Bikini – Spice
Bestop Windjammer – Spice
Bestop Duster – Spice
Bestop door upper – Spice


15 X 35 X 12.5 BFG KM2 MT’s
15X10 flat black ProComp Rock Crawler rims
full size matching spare (on OR-FAB swing arm carrier)


Twin overhead 3'X5' American flags
American flag windjammer
Gas can tool box
5 gallon military water can
Full set of tools
Tow straps
Cleavis pin hooks


Complete roll bars
350 with turbo 400 (this is sitting in my garage)
front 1” boomerangs
redo interior bedliner
more LED lights


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1995 jeep wrangler 4.0 HO
3.5 in black diamond lift
1 shackle lift
home made snorkel
12,000 lb badlands winch
31x10.5 BFGoodrich all terrains
craiger steelies
brush guard
home made rocker guards
kenwood 200 watt head unit
bedlined interior
6x9" speaker pods
tj flair cut outs in back
power steering box out of a durango
secound cooling fan
some other work...
rust reapair, new skid plate, new floor pan

I got my jeep when i was 17 simple because I thought it was cool. Then I started to fall in love with it. Now I spend all my time and money with my friends in the garage working on it and learning about it. Its slow work but I have had a blast trying to get it ready to do some more wheeling over the summer.



1994 Wrangler S
I bought the Jeep new in 94 and have worked on it ever since.
Mods include but not limited too:
4.0 Inline 6
5 Speed AX-15 Trans,
JB extreme short shaft SYE on NP231 Transfercase,
Dual Optima batteries,
York On-board air,
ARB Safari Snorkel,
K&N Air Filter,
Warn M8274 Winch,
4" Procomp Suspension lift,
3" body lift,
Shackle Reversal,
35" BFG tires,
Ford 9" rear end with NASCAR Detroit Locker and 31 Spline Mossier Axles,
Super 30 Front axel with ARB Air Locker,
4:56 Gears,
Bushwacker Fender Flares,
SRC Front Bumper,
Custom Rear Bumper,
CJ-7 Gas can Carrier,
Battery Powered Stick Welder



92 yj
AW4 (overdrive auto out of XJ)
np231 SYE
D30 front w/ Yukon shafts, one off air operated OX Locker
Ford 8.8 rear, Yukon shafts, mini spool, 4.88's
37x14x15 Swamper Irok bias plys on 15x10 Mickey Thompson classic II's
SOA on factory springs
1.25" BL
Bullet Proof Steering "Trail Proof" steering
Mile Marker Hyd winch w/ Amsteel Syn
Sniper Fab bumpers, Corner Guards, Rocker Guards and tube fenders
UCF Ultra High Clearance skid plate
York OBA
Troy Products center console (cool enough that its worth mentioning)

This jeep was born out of an rear end accident that totalled the last yj. This one was bought with the intentions of being a weekend warrior/toy. I bought it from a member here sight unseen. Title work and payment was done via fedex and I had the jeep shipped to my house. When it arrived in stock condition, I drove it 1/2 mile around the block then in the garage it went. A few weeks later this is what emerged save for a few changes like tires and wheels. All work was done by me and an occasional hand from a few friends from ring and pinion setup to all welding and fab work.
Its not a DD, and mostly sees PA trails with water crossings, mud bogs and rock gardens/creekbeds. I do my best to avoid the mud bogs... I hate cleaning it. When its not on the trail, its taking my 4 yr old son to Dairy Queen.

I pieced a couple videos together from the same day. This day ended with me breaking a a front ujoint at the diff, the left front main leaf, and the right front spring centering bolt. Needless to say it made for a long day getting it to a trailer.
Pay attention to the last part part of the video. My spotter gets hit by, and catches the u-joint cap.

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Whoa, its gunna be another tough choice. Sweet pics everybody!
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Nice rigs gents. Voted

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94 Jeep Wrangler 4.0 with AX-15 Trans.
4" Procomp Lift, 3" body lift, 35" BFG Tires, Ford 9" Rearend with NASCAR Detroit Locker, Super 30 Front with ARB, Onboard Air, Dual Optima Batteries,Warn M8274 Winch, and Bushwacker Fender Flares.
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Oh my. I think I need to think about this some more... Nice rigs!

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Voted, nice Jeeps everyone!

93 YJ SOA 2" springs front, XJ springs rear w/main leaf added, High pinon 9 inch rear detroit locker front Dana 44 ARB 4.56 Gears, 36 inch Irok tires too much to list.
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Voted, some cool entries this month

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93' YJ 4.0L AX-15, 4" Pro Comp lift, 3/4" shackles, 1" BL, 33x12.5x15 BGF MT's, and some other stuff

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Catch me on the highway or about to tear the mall up.
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Try some XJ love while the gettin's good


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95 YJ with V8 going in, BDS 3.5" lift with MORE 5/8" boomerangs
Toyo Open Country M/T 33x12.50R15 on Cragar Soft 8 15x8 wheels

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Voted, tough choices though!

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Here's one for Louie, its my kinda rig, and his thought process is excellent!

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Here's one for Louie, its my kinda rig, and his thought process is excellent!
Thanks Pete. I went with mudcrawler.


I have a jeep...and it is modified...I win.

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