I've been around here for a while, but I finally am getting around to making a thread on my Jeep. I've owned Jeeps and only Jeeps since turning 16, and this 1990 Wrangler is my latest one. I used to have an '88 XJ, but since the unibody was hashed and it had 248K on the clock, I decided not to throw money at it. I was originally looking almost solely at newer XJ's and ZJ's, but this YJ was for sale on one of the local wheeling forums and after looking at it repeatedly for a couple weeks I decided that I needed to have a look at it in person. I drove it, poured over it, and decided to buy it. Here's a pic I snapped in the parking lot at work the morning I bought it.
I bought it with these mods...
Tuff Country 3.5" lift
33x12.50x15 Toyo MT's on Eagle Alloy 102's
Rampage rear bumper/tire carrier
Ford 8.8 rear w/ Detroit
Sony CD player w/ Pioneer 4" speakers in the soundbar
Reman'd engine w/ only about 12K on it
109K on the Jeep as a whole
Posi-Lock cable actuator for front axle disconnect
Ugly orange and black seat covers
Here's the list of stuff I've added so far...
Front tow hooks
Rear tow shackle
Grab handles on the rollbar
Rampage LED dome light
VDP center console
IPF headlights w/ Fatboy bulbs
Rollbar mount for fire extinguisher
Rough Country steering box brace
Rugged Ridge steering box skid
Rugged Ridge HD steering system
Rancho RS5000 steering stabilizer
Brown Dog motor mounts w/ poly bushings
Removable mud flaps
Rugged Ridge 7" TJ flares
Currie rocker armor
Rugged Ridge gas tank skid
SOLID diff covers front and rear
Rough Country extended brake lines
Rough Country 1.25" boomerang shackles
Engo 12,000 lb winch
Hella 500FF fog lights
KC Daylighter 130W driving lights
KC Slimlite 130W long range lights
KC windshield light mounts
Stubbie radio antenna
Aluminum t-case shifter knob
BestTop Bikini top
Underhood air compressor
Panasonic deck out of my old XJ
Completely new exhaust from exhaust manifold back
Ripped carpet out
I'm sure there's more stuff that I'm forgetting, and I've still got a long list of stuff that I'd like to add.
This is my only vehicle, though I do borrow my dad's Buick when it's broken or when I decide that mileage and the ability to maintain 70 mph on the way to school trumps the fun of driving the Jeep. Since it is my only vehicle and the Buick won't be an option when the parentals retire and move away later this year, I'm trying to keep the build mild enough to be daily driven reasonably without dealing w/ the fuzz and single digit MPG's.
It's been almost exactly a year since I bought my YJ, and I don't regret going with it instead of an XJ at all.
Anyways...I'll add more details later...