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Unread 11-03-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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October YJOTM winner is TDIJ

After the closest race so far we have a winner. Big congrats to TDIJ and enjoy your $100 towards metalcloak products and a newish bikini top.


Here's a recap:



1993 YJ

ENGINE:
1.9L Volkswagen TDI turbo diesel

DRIVELINE:
-Toyota G52 transmission
-Dual Toyota transfer cases, one at 2.28:1 and one at 4.7:1
-Twin stick rear case for 2Low
-Toyota 8 IFS rear axle: spool
-Toyota 8 front axle: IFS hubs and calipers, Tacoma rotors, lock-right, Yukon birfield eliminator chromoly shafts with Dana 44 U-joints
-4.88 gears with 35 Mickey Thompson MTZ

SUSPENSION/STEERING:
-No lift
-Toyota rear offset leafs front and rear
-Front anti stretch, and rear stretch totaling ~98 wheelbase
-Toyota IFS V6 steering box, DOM and heim joint linkage

BODY:
-High lined stock front fenders, aggressively trimmed to 2 following the curve of the hood
-High lined rear, custom inner fender wells
-Boat sides
-Custom Flat skid plate
-Custom transmission tunnel to allow for flat belly without body lift
-Frame shortened about 7 inches in front
-Raked grill, pushed out on the bottom

FUTURE PLANS:
-Cage it
-Re-mount winch behind bumper/grill
-Custom aluminum front fenders and rear flares
-Spring over in rear without lifting the jeep
-Custom rear cross member/bumper with aluminum swing up tire carrier

I had built my YJ to 35s and ~5 lift and was heading towards tons and a Cummins. After some time wheeling it hard, and retiring it from DD duty due to the 12mpg, I decided to take it in a unique direction. My goal was to lower it substantially while minimizing the downsides of the LCG build. I wanted a Jeep that would be capable of hardcore trails yet still reasonably pleasant on the road and affordable enough to make my DD again. My jeep now rides and handles significantly better and gets 27mpg. The only thing stock is the brake master cylinder (for now) and the square headlights (forever)!





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Unread 11-03-2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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Unread 11-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #3
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very cool rig
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Unread 11-03-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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Thanks to everyone for a great contest this month!




A couple of the roll in August... should have had a cage!



A vid of the first obstacle after the rebuild... kind of awkward and cautious due to adjusting to the new drivetrain and complete lack of a skid plate at the time.

Another video taken just before the rollover on Poughkeepsie Gulch in Southern Colorado
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Unread 11-03-2012, 08:37 PM   #5
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you mean October yjotm Anticanman?
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Unread 11-03-2012, 08:39 PM   #6
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you mean October yjotm Anticanman?
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Unread 11-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #7
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Unread 11-03-2012, 11:40 PM   #8
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you mean October yjotm Anticanman?
Crap. Stupid codeine cough syrup. I'll have a mod change it.
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Unread 11-04-2012, 12:12 AM   #9
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Congrats, nice Jeep! I like that you went for the LCG build with no lift and high lining it to get the 35's in there. Cool little deisel too.
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Unread 11-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #10
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Congrats! And also to all the others that made the final cut. Guess I'll have to do some more to mine, (I didn't make the cut, lol). You guys all have some really nice rigs, and great mods!
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Unread 11-06-2012, 05:29 AM   #11
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Congratulations! It was a fun contest this time. Tons of awesome entries. We were even spoiled and had a sudden death run off.
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Unread 11-06-2012, 05:33 AM   #12
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Congrats! Awesome rig man!
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Unread 11-06-2012, 11:23 AM   #13
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I just want to reiterate: to redeem the metalcloak prize please PM your real name and email address to Matsonian.

Congrats again!!
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Unread 11-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #14
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Congratulations tdij!! Sweet rigs this past month. Can't wait to see what this month's contest is like!
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Unread 11-06-2012, 12:23 PM   #15
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congrats! i read your build thread over on that "other" website. Good work man and keep up the progress!
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