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Unread 01-10-2015, 05:41 PM   #1
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Norcal_Chris is your 2014 YJ of the Year!

Congrats buddy! You have a nice little prize pack headed your way thanks to Metalcloak, Extreme terrain and Jeepforum!

Give us a barrage of pics and vids!

October- Norcal_Chris

1995
Ax5/np231/dana 300 doubler
Triple stick with Cable shifters Home built

Gm Dana60 front axle
Fourwheelsupply steering arms
Yukon 4340 35sp Outers
RPM offroad drive flanges
Spool
2in .250wall tierod and draglink
Ruffstuff diff cover
Hydro assist.

GM 14bolt rear axle
Bottom shaved and smoothed
Detroit locker
Ruffstuff disc brake brackets
GM 3/4 ton rotors and calipers
ORD braided brake lines
Ruffstuff pinion guard
Plated diff cover
3 link front with 1.25 Heims.
2in .250 wall sq. tube links
All brackets made by me.
Panhard is 7/8 heims.
14in KING 2.0 Reservoir Coilovers
150/200 springs
1.75 DOM hoops.

4 link rear with poly bushings frame side, 1.25 heims upper links axle side, Metalcloak duraflex joints lowers axle side.
2in .250 wall sq tube links
All brackets made by me
Homeade truss
RE 3.5in TJ rear coils captured top and bottom
Bilstien 14in 5100s.

Front frame cut off after motor mounts and remade
using 2x3 .120 wall rec tube. Steering box was moved forward allowing the front stretch.

Highlined front tube fenders Home built
Miniboatside 3/16 rock sliders Home built
1.5in DOM Grill guard and stinger/winch protector Home built
High clearance tranny mount Home built
3/16 reinforced flat belly skid Home built
1 3/4 x.120 Wall DOM cage Home built
Corbeau Baja SS seats tied to cage
Corbeau 4pt harnesses
York OBA with 2g tank
39.5 x13.5 Iroks
Recentered H1 double beadlocks with Pvc inserts
3/16 rock rings Home built
TJ grill
Home built 18gallon baffled fuel cell
108.5in wheelbase.
Warn X8000i
Rockstomper Synthetic 3/8 line
Bought this jeep with a 4.5in lift and 33s almost 2 years ago. It started off slow but has been gaining momentum. I have nicknamed the jeep "Snowball" Sold all of what it had and have been wheeling and dealing ever since. I enjoyed the way it worked with leaf springs. But I seem to have the need for speed, and leafs were holding me back in too many ways.

I started with linking the rear and it was one of the best things I have done. The control of the rear axle and the predictability was worth it. Not to mention losing the hanging shackles off the back.

After my first big trip with the 4 link I knew the front was next. So After finding a killer deal on the King coilovers the front work began. And let me tell you it was a ton of work, but it has payed off sooooo much. There is nothing like blasting over things at speed and not feeling like you are going to break your back.

I have under $7000 TOTAL spent including the purchase price of the jeep. Budget build x1000. All of the work was done by me in my driveway. I only get a few hours a week to work on it, so I make it count. I try and wheel as often as I can.

I get some grief from my buddys that Im the only one that buys a YJ and trys to turn it into a TJ. But what I have tryed to do is make the best rig I can, that suits me the best. It continues to prove itself each time I take it out and thats what it is all about.





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Unread 01-10-2015, 05:47 PM   #2
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Congrats Chris!!!
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Unread 01-10-2015, 05:54 PM   #3
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His Jeep is a work of art.

Not only bad-azz but beautiful too.
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Unread 01-10-2015, 06:07 PM   #4
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WooHoo!!! Congrats Chris!
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Come on by! It's easy to network locally when you join a 4x4 club especially when all the clubs in your state are united and invited to each other's runs. You meet poor folk like me or run into guys that own some of the big companies you only aspire to order from and drool when you see their products. The great uniting factor is that we are all jeepers at heart and are willing to help each other out even if its just a little. That's what the jeep wave is all about: community. The wave is the tip of the iceberg.
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Unread 01-10-2015, 06:19 PM   #5
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Sorry Im late to the party. Was out wheeling. sheared 3 of my trans to t case studs off.


PARTY ON.



So now it is official. Am I the History making first round headlight yjotm winner?

Ill stick some pics in here tonight when I finally get home.


And thank you to everyone that voted for me.

All of you keep me motivated and excited about the Jeeping community!





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Unread 01-10-2015, 06:36 PM   #6
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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 01-10-2015, 06:42 PM   #7
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Amazing work, amazing jeep, a well deserved title.
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Unread 01-10-2015, 06:48 PM   #8
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Unread 01-10-2015, 06:49 PM   #9
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Unread 01-10-2015, 08:11 PM   #10
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Congratulations Chris!
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Unread 01-10-2015, 08:14 PM   #11
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Congrats Chris!
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Unread 01-10-2015, 08:56 PM   #12
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Congratulations Chris!
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Unread 01-10-2015, 09:22 PM   #13
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Big Congrats!
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Unread 01-10-2015, 10:08 PM   #14
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quick trip down memory lane












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