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Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:17 PM

95 YJ/fake TJ Budget Build - Flat belly
So picked up my first jeep back in january. Before that i had a 73 blazer on tons and 42s. It was a little too rediculous to drive on the road, didnt fit down most trails i wanted to go on, and had a ton of rust. But it was fun. I picked this jeep up to have something i could drive around, to and from the trails, as well as take my wife and Kid with me.

It is a 95 with the o so peppy 2.5 4 banger. 5speed with a teralow 4.0 kit on the 231 with a SYE.

4.5in rubicon express extreme duty lift. Spring under. d30 front d35 rear with 4.56s. 33in bfg km2s with only 1k miles. Also a brand new 33in baja claw spare. And it has a hardtop wich is nice.
has some sort of way too loud muffler with no tailpipe that needs to be addressed.

I need to move some mounts around to mess with the shackle angle because it sucks right now. It starts up quick, runs nice and the MPFI is so much better than carb garbage.

Ive been reading and searching and trying to figure out what springs to shove under it and how to go about it. I think spring over is the way to go, but i dont want to waste money on these axles to replace em later. i think 35-37 is max tire size i would want so i have been researching the 8.8 ford rear and still undecided on the front.

Im gonna fab up some sliders for it, and make some rear corner armor as well as tube fenders. I do not want to be a buy and bolt on guy as i think that route sucks.
anyways here are some pics.

Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:19 PM

So i had a build thread on my old blazer forum. Sooo... im gonna copy and paste from there and get this tread up to date. gonna be a lot of pics of wheeling trips and such and we will go to what im up to today.

Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:21 PM

First trip out to get a baseline. This was on 1/19 trip to Prairie City OHV

We started our day on the Frame Twister....

I didn't get a shot of the first door removal,
But, it's sparked a new tradition... :D

What the YJ lacks in flex, it more than makes up for in maneuverability.


Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:22 PM

There's that door, again... :whistle:

This guy....

No freakin' lockers.... :rolleyes:

Going down....

That face... :haha:[/QUOTE]

Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:23 PM




Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:25 PM

Got a free Spare tire carrier/hi lift mount.

I took 3 1/2 inches out of the mount that holds the spare tire so it sits in a little better. Also changed up the hi lift mount a little bit.

Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:27 PM

Another Prairie city trip 1/30

More pics. I need a locker BAD!

Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:29 PM

Cut those stupid Dongles off the front of my Fenders. guess no rig is safe from cutting lol..

This will get me motivation to get some tube and make up the fenders.

Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:32 PM

I wanted some extra storage in the cute little trunk area. Came up with this to hold 2 ammo cans and a toolbox. Plans for a shelf above this in the works.

Then i picked this Rocket box aka 20mm ammo can and wanted to do a center console. So got to work.

Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:33 PM

So went snowboarding today. Was a blast. Took the Jeep and it did great going up. was able to keep it above 60 the whole trip.

On the way home we decided to do a little snow wheelin. Turns out Fordyce is just a few exits from the resort on the way home so we went for it.

Was pretty snowy on the road on the way in. took Signal peak trail up about a mile. Was about as far as i was comfortable going in a foot of snow/rocks and by myself. Jeep did outstanding.

Came back down to the staging area and headed towards fordyce but the snow got a little too deep for my liking right before the trailhead so we turned around.

Definitly want to head back up there with another rig once i get my locker in and mess around. Was a great way to end the day.

Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:33 PM

rock lights done tonight. I sure love these lights. Super cheap and man do they work good.

Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:34 PM

Ordered a Spartan locker from Baseline4x4 on wednesday. Showed up today!

was only 259 to my door.

Simple install took about an hour and a half.


Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:35 PM

First trip out with the front locker. Made a Huge difference.

Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:36 PM

I picked up a set of corner gaurds for 20 bucks. got em installed and bashed em on a rock first time back out. Also got some 4in led tailights instead of the gross stock ones.

Norcal_chris 04-18-2012 04:37 PM

Wife wanted to go wheelin today! So we stuck the carseat in the back and headed out.

Darien had a blast. He was gathering all the rocks and random parts on the ground in his gatorade bottle and carting it around. He did pretty good in the carseat and had fun sitting on my lap while Rachel drove around.

Hopefully he will enjoy it as much as i did with my dad back in the day.

Rachel even tried the stair steps! Right when the i stopped the vid i tried to get her going again. She didnt get going fast enough and didnt hit the brake hard enough and rolled back about 2 ft with her wheels turned to the right. Though for sure she was gonna go over. Shook her up a little but was able to coach her through it and she kept going and made it all the way up.

The time now is 02:46 AM.

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