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Unread 05-23-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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Mean Jeep Build

Well after nearly 4 months I finally got my jeep home ! We call it the mean Jeep because when I was Jeep shopping from Afghanistan my wife was looking through the links and said " I like that one it looks mean "

I am only here on R and R leaving in a few days so won't be much updated until I get back in August but figured I'd start the thread.

It's a 93 YJ 4.0 TF 999 SOA on 35" KM 2's I've also picked up a Ford 8.8 and D 30 out of a 89 XJ that I'll be swapping out in Aug/Sept.

Took it out to the outer banks in NC while I was at my brothers house and we had a a blast !

I do have 1 question for all you guru's my shifter column is off 1 detent ( ie P = r R= N N=crive etc ) I got under it today and tried to adjust it but the upper bar seems to increase in thickness and the adjuster is as far up as it will go. with the upper bar detached I can move the transmission through all the gears to include park and the shifter through them all as well. I called every local auto parts store no one carries the upper bar for this. So anyone know where I can find them or another year/make that would work ?

Thanks all !

Pics




Picking it up from my brothers




with my brother's XJ at Outer banks



Finally parked at my house!

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Unread 05-26-2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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My brother and I have been talking about the tranny shift issue and after looking at it, I believe there was an extension braised onto the end, I had forgotten that the PO had pulled a 3" BL off it which would explain the need for an extended upper rod.. So I guess my choices are to put some sort of BL back under it or find an OEM upper tranny shifter rod... if any one has one kicking around let me know please !
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Unread 05-26-2011, 11:02 PM   #3
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nice looking jeep.... whats that winch rated at?
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Unread 05-27-2011, 01:27 PM   #4
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nice looking jeep.... whats that winch rated at?

thanks...about 36 pounds!
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Unread 05-27-2011, 09:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for serving, nice jeep! keep your head down and get back safe!
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Unread 07-13-2011, 10:45 AM   #6
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Well in about two weeks I should be home so hopefully more updates to follow shortly first up bastard pack springs non vacuum disco d 30 and lsd 8.8 !!! axles already sitting in the garage !
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Unread 07-13-2011, 11:26 AM   #7
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Obviously do what you want but it would be much less work to simply swap the shafts out of the XJ D30 than putting the whole thing under there.
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Unread 08-09-2011, 08:35 PM   #8
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Well I finally got back to the us 7 am on 08 Aug 2011 ! SO of course I got right to work on the Jeep yesterday I fixed the transmission shifter. The PO had removed a 3" body-lift the PO before him had installed but afterwards it wouldn't go into park after looking I found this



there had been a 3' piece welded into it to accommodate the body lift so 5 minutes later with the help of my 4" grinder I had this



and now I have Park again very handy since the e brake isn't hooked up and since I will be doing an axle swap next month that is going to wait anyways


Today I installed a new radio and speakers in the sound-bar. No pictures... but am very happy to be able to listen to music without the annoying scratch that was present before
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Unread 08-10-2011, 12:01 PM   #9
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Glad your back...have fun on Jeep...and Thanks for your effort..
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Unread 08-10-2011, 08:56 PM   #10
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Obviously do what you want but it would be much less work to simply swap the shafts out of the XJ D30 than putting the whole thing under there.
except that the new d 30 is set up with same gears as the 8.8 and has newly welded soa perches....



pauper Glad your back...have fun on Jeep...and Thanks for your effort..

thanks I appreciate it !
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Unread 08-14-2011, 06:07 AM   #11
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still busy with re-integration ( 7 days of briefs to make sure we're safe to release back into the real world after being deployed for a year ) but have managed to get a few things done .

went out and found one of my sway bar links disconnected the other morning so $7 later ( seems no one carries single castle nuts anymore had to buy a pack to get the one I needed ! ) got that fixed



also got and mounted a fire extinguisher also can see the $35 pawn shop special radio I put in nothing special but it works and for the price if it gets toasted with rain or trail damage it will be too easy to replace




so next thing I'm planning on is pulling the trigger on a set of springs pretty sure I'm going to go with OME's 36r's on all 4 corners but a set of 2" rancho's just popped up locally on CL for $100 for the set of 4. Any thoughts?
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Unread 08-14-2011, 02:42 PM   #12
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Glad your back...have fun on Jeep...and Thanks for your effort..
+100000000000000 !!!
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Unread 08-15-2011, 04:18 AM   #13
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+100000000000000 !!!

Thanks Red the military support on this forum is great ! We have been having a lot of fun still no off road yet, as I'm still in my 7 days of re brain washing err re-integration.. but next weekend we are making some plans. I did get the hardtop off yesterday ( by myself I might add ) the 5 tuff boxes of military gear I had to mail home from over there came in handy have it on top of them so my wife can drive right under it !
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Unread 08-23-2011, 07:34 AM   #14
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have been a little lazy on updates but did get a few things done

got a pair of lights installed



and the hard top off and got to do a little riding yesterday





couple of my army buddies and I. Next weekend is the Operation heroes wish ride then Sunday off to 4WD to order some OME springs !
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Unread 09-01-2011, 08:43 AM   #15
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I have been remiss about updates but finally am on my month of vacation!! so expect lots of good things to come. I ordered my OME springs and flange adapter so the 2.5 " lift and 8.8 swap coming soon !!!
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