-YJ year of production: 1987
-Specifications and modifications:
4.2L nuttered with OEM carb
Yokohama Geolander AT-S 31x10.5x15
custom front/rear tube bumpers
OME 2.5" lift
1.5" body lift
OME tc drop
Rancho RS5000 shocks
Rancho steering stabilizer
New lamps all around (safety first boys - safety first)
A to Z Fabrication rock slides (custom powder coated to match the soft top as much as humanly possible)
Custom trimmed and painted fender flares to match rock slide lines and finish
Rugged Ridge high back "racing" seats
general mechanical improvements
-Brief history of your jeep and how it came to be
After being "out of the game" for 2 years due to having to sell a frame decrepit '95 YJ, and spending most of those 2 years gently searching for a replacement, I found this rig less than 2 hours from my house for a more than respectable price.
On Mother's Day 2012, my wife (who hates Jeeps) agreed to go take a look. After almost an hour of crawling around this rig, verifying everything was up to snuff, we pulled the trigger. On Mother's Day.
Since bringing her home, I have spent most weekends under, over and around this rust free beauty. Replacing general maintenance items, upgrading the suspension, installing body protection and making her "mine".
As clean and nice as she is to drive down the road, her off road capabilities are no slouch either. The body is in near showroom condition and the OME suspension enjoys flexing its muscle whenever I'm ready.
-Three pictures [IMG] tags embedded onto entry
The we brought our little bundle of joy home (May 2012)
Poser shot at The Cliffs off road park in Marseilles, IL - March 2013