Originally Posted by Wheelman286 View Post
92 YJ Islander Sold!
97 TJ Sport black on black with MT/R Kevlars and lots of new parts coming!
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Originally Posted by Bone Down View Post
Wot's...uh The Deal?
Originally Posted by Bone Down View Post
White '94 YJ 2.5L 5 speed, 35" BFGs KM2's, 5" lift, Mark VII 2 speed fan, Milemarker PE8000, Front Aussie Locker, Power steering conversion, '98 Cavalier seats, MORE Boomerangs in front, 136 amp ZJ alternator, JB conversions SYE, Tom Woods custom drive shaft, 8.8 with ARB, 4.88 gear ratio, Teralow
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I came close to ending up on my butt, grabbed the the oh crap handle on the way down and saved myself...
My foot twisted all up between the tube step and the body of the truck sprained my ankle that time around.
Originally Posted by MLJeeper View Post
I come down on your side of this discussion. I'm not a fabricator either. I don't know how to weld. Otherwise I do all my own work. Not only do I want my Jeep to look good, I take a great deal of pride in my work. I want it to look good, I want it to be highly functional, and I want it to be totally reliable. I am not afraid to spend real money when I think it will make my Jeep better. My Jeep has never stranded me. Yet, it always gets me to where I want to go.
For example, I'm ARB locked front and rear. Why? Because ARB lockers are the best out there. Expensive-yes. The body armor I have have saved my Jeep numerous times. Why? Because they are well designed and use great materials. Expensive-yes. My Howell fuel injection is the best upgrade I have installed. Expensive, well....yes. My Vanco hydraulic brake boost system makes my Jeep safe. I'm not going to run over any kids! None of these things, and many others, are cheap. But they work and are well worth the money. That's what counts.
I have seen work that I would not trust at all. And guess what? Those shabby jobs seem to always be the first to fail on the trail. For the most part the folks who design and market performance products are very good. Furthermore, they have worked out the kinks because of extensive user input. This is a huge advantage.
Don't get me wrong. I have also seen truly beautiful work done by non-professionals. But their attitude is the same as yours and mine-pride.
So, if some of you guys want to build junk, go for it. I just don't want to be on the trail with you. Experience tells me that the time you cost me with your breakdowns is not worth your company.
Generally, making money saving a top priority on a Jeep build is a fools game.
Well dont get me wrong here guys, there is NOTHING wrong with fabbing your own stuff. Thats one of the things i love about jeeps is seeing the different ways people go about solving the same problems. I too have seen some amazing home fabbed stuff but these guys have usually been doing this stuff for awhile and they will be the first to tell you it isnt their first version LOL. I do all my work myself except for the armor. I bought all that and i dont regret it. Its worked flawlessly. All the stupid stuff ive done including being on my side a couple times and standing it up on its back end once (yes i **** myself) and all i have to show for it are scratches in the paint and a banged up (in more than one place) windshield frame.
Your limited slip differential sucks.
Originally Posted by Anticanman View Post
A rebuild kit for a Carter BBD. Finally fixed that problem for good.
89 YJ with a 5.2l V8, 5 Speed ax-15, RC aals giving me 1.5" of lift plus 1" lift shackles giving me a total of 2.5" of lift, 31x10.5x15 A/T tires, no carpet, rinolined tub, Family style roll bar.
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I plan to add rocker guards on my YJ and I was thinking of something simple like an angle iron cut into the right length. There is no welding needed and I will spray it black. It will be functional and it will look good. I do not think it is worth purchasing $300 rocker guards when it could cost me about $50.
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