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Unread 03-17-2014, 09:46 PM   #1
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Unread 03-17-2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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a) 2.5 4 banger,Brown Dog motor mounts,4.0 tb,mustang injectors
b) 231 with a jb slip yoke elem. tom woods cv drive shaft, ford 8.8 limited slip rear axial .4.88 motive gears,dana 30 hp front with 10 factory chromes,Tj shaft conversion, aussi lunch box,4.88 motive gears, poison spyder diff cover
c) SOA, no track bars no anti sway bars skyjacker hydro at all 4 corners(have fox going on soon,with ext towers in front out-boarding in back) Rubicon express SOA 1.5 springs with 3/4 boomerang shackles @ all 4 corners,Crown steel braided ext brake lines,Micky Thompson wheels with 35 BFG AT KOs
d) JB4X4 steering arm with a custom made DOM with Hiem joints Drag link
e) up front is a Poison Spyder BFH trail stinger out back is a Poisen Spyder rock brawler with tire swing,lic plate relocation and high lift mount. outside is C@C fab front 3" flair front tube fenders,followed by some C@C Fab rockers with tubes,and around the Back is C@C Fab corners with 3" flair TJ cut with 4" LED tail lights, Poisen spyder hood louver
f) inside is a grant GT wheel, some no name suspension seats tuffy glove box cobra 19 and a code 9 police siren and sat radio with all the posion spyder stuff you can put inside all covered by a softtopper framless soft top(Poisen Spyder bolt in Cage is on order to put in soon, than I can mount My race quip 5 points)

Im sure there is more hat Im missing but thats the most dont have manny pics the ones are older last summer befor alot of the upgrades

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Unread 03-17-2014, 09:52 PM   #3
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I6 with 19lbs Mustang injectors KnN filter.
Transfer Case
NP 231 with hack n tap.
Front Axle
D30 lock-right locker. TJ shafts Tera Flex high
steer, tie rod and drag link. Solid diff cover.
Rear Axle
8.8 LS with 4.10 gears
R/C 6in with Ground Pounder Fab Greasable Boom
Shackles M.O.R.E shackle reversal kit
BFG 35X12.5R15
A/R 15x10
Badlands 12,000 LB winch
Rocker guards with rock sliders ,solid front diff
hand throttle, Best top seats, Tag fender flairs,
3row Champon radiator and family roll bar.

I have owned this jeep sense October 1991.
My 1st Jeep and was my DD for 18 years. I came to the site to find out how to stop bump steer and now so much more has been added and this is just the start!

This is 2007 before JF

Two years of JF it is up and going better than it has in years.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 09:53 PM   #4
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355 chevy w/ headers, mild cam, custom exhaust
dana 300 home brew flip , twin sticked, rear cutting brakes
Ford 8.8 w/ 4:88 and aussie disc brakes
Dana 30 w/ 4:88 and aussie and cad delete
35'' BFG KM2's 15x8 rims
4'' sua lift boomerang shackles, 1'' body lift
Rear stretch 5'' smitty bilt lj rocker gaurds, gen right full rear corner guards, front tube fenders, cj tail gate
Cage, corbeau baja utra seats, 5 pt harness'
RCI fuel cell, removable steering wheel, hand throttle
Barnes flat belly skid plate
Barnes bumper with custom stinger added, qtec 11.5is winch
Autometer phantom gauges

Jeep started life as an indiana rig, 4 cyl. Moved to MD bought a welder and it was all down hill from there. it was rusty as get out so i started a frame off resto. Took about a year and and a half. All work done by my self and the help of some friends in a 1 and 1/2 car garage- it can be done! i wheel it every chance i get. just recently swapped over to tbi! thing works better than i could of ever wanted off road and i drive it on the street. planning a trip to rausch creek in PA april 25-27 if anyone is close and wants to join.

for the pictures the first on was during re assembly engine was just set in place and that WAS the carb. best thing I've ever done was ditch that thing


these two are the most recent


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Unread 03-17-2014, 09:55 PM   #5
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91 4.0 HO
TF999 Auto
99k miles
Np231 w/ SYE and true neutral
8.8 LSD with 4.11 gears
D30 front with Lokka locker
Tatton rear driveshaft
BDS 3.5 springs
Besrk 1" boom shackles
1" Prothane Body lift
Ghetto truck shocks
31" mud king xt, 35's ordered this week!
Cheapo rock sliders, recovery bumpers
All new ujoints, floorpan, chopped fenders

Spent the winter swapping all this in, froze my butt off! Much Much more is in the works! Sorry for the bad pics.

And a huge thanks to you, and this forum for the knowledge and inspiration to get this together!!

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Unread 03-17-2014, 09:57 PM   #6
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Taurus E-fan
19lb injectors
4.0 throttle body
136-amp alternator

Dana 30 4.10 gear ratio
WJ knuckles
Akebono calipers
1 ton cross over steering 1.5” x.25” DOM
TJ solid axle shafts with 760x u-joints
Ruffstuff diff cover
Ford 8.8 4.10 gear ratio
Ruffstuff diff cover

Np231 T-case with Teraflex SYE
Tom woods drive shafts
Ax-5 transmission

SOA stock springs
Ford front shock towers
M.O.R.E rear shock extensions
Bilstien 5125’s 14” front 12” rear
.5” Berserk boomerang shackles

37x12.5x17 Irok Radials
JK Rubicon wheels

Bought the jeep late 11’ for 3600$ sold the hard top and started building. 2.5 years later I have spent a fortune on it and everyone tells me I am obsessed.

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Unread 03-17-2014, 09:58 PM   #7
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1995 Rio Grande
I got my YJ in a trade for my 1994 GMC K1500 about 3 years ago. I didn’t want to give up my 4wd but needed something more fuel efficient… what better than a 4banger jeep!! I drove it bone stock for about 7 months while I paid off some debt, and then the jeep bug hit. It started with some 130watt spot lights, then some 30in mud tires. As I wheeled more, gained more experience behind the wheel, and have tackled tougher terrains, I have evolved my jeep out of necessity, while still maintaining my mall-crawlin’ good looks
Here’s the current specs!
• 4squirreled 5spd w/ Ford Yellow top injectors , 4.0 TB, and HomeBrew Cold Air Intake
• Ford Taurus 2 speed electric fan with Volvo relay, Saab inline temp housing, and VW temp switch
• HP30 and Ford 8.8
• Metalcloak 4in arched fenders
• Rubicon Express 4in suspension, BSERK stock length Shackles
• 35x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws with some rock rashed aluminum alloy 15x8’s
• Rugged Ridge SYE and a shortened and beefed up XJ CV front drive shaft for my new rear shaft
• 9lb Inertia Ring for the Flywheel
• Poison Spyder trail stinger, Crusher Corners, and Hood Louver
• Engo9000 Winch and a homebrew winch plate
• Warn rocker sliders
• Modified TJ Bestop extend-a-trunk security tonneau
• C-RES top, Bestop SuperTop, and Bestop Safari Top
• SOLID D30 & 8.8 covers
• Lock-Rite Front Locker
• Aussie/Lokka Rear Locker
• H4 e-code headlights with the relay upgrade
• LED rock lights, tail lights, and dash lights (soon to come IllumiNationLed ReVolution 10” Light Bar)
• Pioneer stereo with Rampage security console, 12” Shallow Pioneer Sub, Kicker Amp
• And other goodies here and there!
o Of course I GOTTA add some thanks to the GF for her additions to the jeep.

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Unread 03-17-2014, 09:59 PM   #8
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Full Metal Cloak Fenders, corner guards and Front bumper
Curry rear bumper
5.3 Chevy Vortec V-8
4l60e Transmission
8.8 Ford rear, Super 88 axles, Rough Stuff diff covers, Detroit locker
Dana 30 front, Eaton E-Locker, Rustys steering, Ruff Stuff diff cover, Yukon axles
BDS 3.5" Springs
Dick Cepek Wheels, BF Goodrich all terain 33" tires
Procar seats
Bestop top, roll bar pads
Bestop tube doors
Kevins Machine driveshafts
Flaming River Tilt steering column and steering shaft
NP 231 with Novak adapter, novak mounts
novak TJ cable shifter assembly
Lokar Classic shifter
Novak Super Short yoke eliminator
Marshal gauges
4 core aluminum radiator, Elec fan
Trans cooler
Warn Winch XD
K&N Filters
Optima battery
Custom exhuast
Track Bar

I purchased this Jeep in 1994 with a 4cyl intending on transplanting a small block chevy. Over the next 17 years I raised 2 kids and taught both of them to drive in the jeep and never got around to the swap. We covered about 100k miles of dirt road from Florida to Kentucky, blue ridge Mountains, Cumberland pass and many trails with the 4cyl and a lock-rite.
Aprox 2 years ago I decided to proceed with the V-8 project which turned into a full frame off rebuild. I replaced every part other than frame, tub windsheild/frame and front axle housing. The entire build thread can be read here on JEEPForum. Hopefully this one will be with me another 20 years.

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-Mopar 360 LA block
-Port and polished heads
-1.6 roller rockers
-Howards Camshaft .500” lift / 225 duration intake and exhaust / 108* lobe separation
-.030” over flat top Sealed Power Hypereutectic Pistons with 5 cc valve reliefs
-10:1 compression
-Megasquirt EFI standalone ECU for endless tuning possibilities
-MSD 6AL ignition box
-Wide band O2 controlled
-8 quart oil pan with baffling
-Aluminum dual core radiator with electric fan

Drive train:

-TF727 transmission
-Billet rear servo
-Alto red clutches with Kolene steels
-Racing red lined rigid bands
-Cheetah manual forward pattern valve body
-Cheetah SCS gated shifter
-Deep aluminum finned pan
-Aux. Trans cooler with fan

-Dana 300 transfer case
-Twin sticked
-Upgraded heavy duty front and rear drive shaft yokes


-39.5” IROKS
-13.5” wide
-15” steel wheels with DIY 32 bolt bead locks


-Front HP Dana 44
-4.56 gearing
-Warn premium lockouts
-Detroit Trutrac
-DOM steering with Heim joints

-Rear Ford 9”
-4.56 gearing
-Detroit locker
-31-spline Moser axle shafts
-Daytona pinion support
-Custom disc brakes


-SOA with RE 1.5” SOA springs
-1” body lift
-Shackle reversal
-Stretched 4” in front, 6” in rear
-14” Bilstein 7100 shocks front and rear
-Out boarded rear shocks
-Ford shock towers front and rear


-Roll cage tied to the frame in 6 points
-Front seats bolt to the cage
-5 point harness
-3/8” plated skid plate / cross member
-Stubby front and rear bumpers
-Warn 8000 winch with remote
-Dodge Durango steering box upgrade
-CB antenna where radio antenna went with custom HD mount
-15 gallon aluminum fuel cell behind rear seat
-Front Mastercraft Rubicon seats
-Autometer gauges
-Hood Louvers
-Steering box brace

When I was 17 years old I received a stock YJ. Took it off-road and wanted to do more. Installed a shackle lift to give better clearance for the 31” tires. After being tired of the shackles getting caught on everything I went with a 3.5” BDS lift. That held me over for a while after I purchased my first set of mud type tire in a 33” flavor. After a while I was tired of the lack of power the 4.2L offered. So time for the V8 swap. Started gathering parts, built some axles, and had everything ready. Over winter tore it down to a bare frame and started the build up on the first stage. Once done I had fun on 35” tires, but did not enjoy the carb. Installed a 350 TBI which worked “OK” but had its issues of not being able to supply enough fuel for my engine. Stretched it for more wheelbase and did the comp cut along with a lot of other work. Built a full cage, painted it, did true EFI, lots of parts breaking, engine and trans rebuilding, blew up Dana 300, wiped a cam lob, rocker arm adjuster nut got lose and screwed up a piston, and the list goes on and on and on.

Now, I am on 39.5” tires and love it. The power is there when needed and it just pulls through anything. Its fun on the streets as people think you are slow until you put the pedal to the floor. I’m sad I can't drift around corners like I could before when on 35s I have fabricated everything on this thing and its always fun to see how your ideas turn out.

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1995 wrangler yj 4cyl
35x12.5x15 BFG KM2
Micky Thompson sidebiters
Superior super 30/35 combination
30 spline chromoly shafts
4.88 gears
ARB air lockers front/rear
Solid diff covers
Upgraded brakes and e break.
Stainless steel brake lines
4in rough country springs & shocks
RC steering stabilize
Currie rock front and rear shackles.
Ballistic Fab Chevy 1-ton steering set up with flipped knuckle
Tom Woods CV shaft
Teraflex sye
Under cover Fab extra clearance skid and engine skid
Herculiner red bed liner
Smittybilt xrc seats
Uniden cb
Blue sea fuse box
Led rock lights
Led floods, spots, and 10in bar.
Custom fenders
Custom stinger bumper and swing out by Eddie @ Ground Pounder Fab.
Smittybilt x2o 8k winch
Union specific tri bell train horn.
Arb snorkel
Brown dog motor mounts
FF DYNAMICS stage 2 e-fan
Champion auto 3 core ALU radiator
Tri county Fab inertia ring.
SuperBright led gauge lights
Custom motor built by m&d automotive
A to Z sliders
GPF fire extinguisher mount
Custom center console
Motor City Reman upgraded alternator
1in daystar body lift
Teraflex hand throttle
Poison Spyder hood louver
Full rockhard cage with harness bar and 5pt harnesses.
Poison spyder steering box skid
PSC Steering box
10 Lb Powertank
and some other fun things

-I purchased the jeep as a way to focus in when I changed schools, meet some new people, and learn a thing or two. It because a trial by fire as I soon broke about as much as I could on the thing. Truly the jeep saved me from myself. It's shown me a whole new world of things that I never thought possible and given me an outlet for my creativity. The jeep started as a neglected REPO that had sat for a year before I got it. The PO upgraded the axles and that's about all the good from them. The first year was spent fixing the PO mistakes and then the second year was spent fixing my own mistakes. Slowly learning and fixing one bolt at a time. The second year was the year of the bolt on, everything smitty built and nothing skidded. That lasted until I blew up the engine last year and decided to focus more on deep rock and harder lines. The first picture is on 35s the last two are on 33s.

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Unread 03-17-2014, 10:17 PM   #12
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I don't know wether to go with Greg's or Stephens jeep.........either we all know I will it will be a 2.5 vote from me haha!

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Voted- had to read everything about a dozen times !
If it's not broke- modify it, so it won't break
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Do everything with a positive attitude, it won't always work but you'll piss enough people off to make it worthwhile.

the voices aren't real but they sure have good ideas.
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~'92 YJ with many upgrades and many more calling my name..... it never ends
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