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post #61 of 79 Old 12-09-2009, 09:29 AM
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i like the jeep. love the drifting pic on the first page

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post #62 of 79 Old 12-19-2009, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Getting ready to fab up a front bumper with a small stinger and fully welded through d-rings to protect the winch that I hope to be getting soon. And I really really want a set of Trxus MT tires; I'm already tired of the all terrains but we'll see what happens with that.

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Picked up a fiberglass hardtop today for only $150. Didn't plan on buying one this winter but I couldn't pass it up. It's an aftermarket style top so instead of it bolting down it just clamps down instead. There are two clamps in each of the front corners but I don't understand what they are supposed to clip to. Does anyone else have a top like this? I'll try to get some pictures so that it will be easier to understand what I'm asking.

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post #64 of 79 Old 01-17-2010, 07:55 PM
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I have the same jeep...You will want to regear if i missed it. Looks good.
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I'm skipping the re-gear and going straight to a 4.0 swap.

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post #66 of 79 Old 01-17-2010, 08:07 PM
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Your YJ looks good. My build has gotten stale but it should start back up after taxes...I hope.

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post #67 of 79 Old 01-17-2010, 08:11 PM
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I'm skipping the re-gear and going straight to a 4.0 swap.
Im planning on doing a swap this summer cash permitting.
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Finally warm enough outside to take the top off. I missed driving with no doors and roof. Also found time to throw in a posi-lok that I got from a friend.







At one point this winter I was driving through some snow and needed to engage 4hi, but when I reached down and pulled on the transfer case lever the stupid pos came completely off in my hand. I don't understand why it separates here but this was my temporary fix haha



And of course, wheeling


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post #69 of 79 Old 03-11-2010, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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During a winter wheeling trip I broke a fog light off, so I went ahead and took the other off as well and will probably be getting some Hellas next month for my birthday.

Also picked up a fiberglass hard top and full steel doors, but I've decided to just stick with the soft top so now I am going to turn around and sell them to someone else.

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post #70 of 79 Old 07-12-2010, 07:37 AM
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Just saw this build, great looking rio grande you've got there. How is that RC lift holding up? I'm about to purchase the 4" also.

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Just saw this build, great looking rio grande you've got there. How is that RC lift holding up? I'm about to purchase the 4" also.
Thanks, RC lift is still the same as when I put it on, no noticeable sagging with any of the springs. It is a good lift but it gets a bad rep from some people.

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post #72 of 79 Old 07-20-2010, 08:20 PM
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Beautiful rio grande. I've got a white one witht he 2.5 rc lift and 31 x 10.50s. Mine is auto though, so I'm saving up to regear to gain some power back.

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a bit late, but nice build man

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Sadly this Jeep was sold; I needed more power, more room, and more warmth (soft top wasn't cutting it). Plus I got an offer that I could not turn down. So now I have an XJ which has been treating me well, I'll always have a soft spot for YJs though.

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