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Unread 08-21-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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The Illusion of Progress (92 YJ)

A little background: I had been wheeling a mild built XJ for the past few years and it was starting to get tired from the abuse of wheeling. While the XJ made a great trail rig it needed a lot for the trails I was starting to run. I decided to part ways with it and picked up a well built 92 YJ from a fellow club member.

Now the fun stuff. the staring point
Specs:
1992 YJ 2.5L 5 speed
170att power master alternator
Dana 30 superior axles, lock right locker, BDS rock guard and 4:10s
Ford 8.8 with Trac Lock welded, Solid diff cover and 4:10
NP231 with an AA SYE kit
JCR 1 ton UTK steering
5in BDS springs with 1 1/4 warrior shackles
Wheel base stretched to 96inchs or so
Longer travel shocks with custom rear shock mounts
Warn rock rails, front and rear bumpers
15x10 Pacer wheels with 33 13.5 Pitbull rockers
Zenon extended TJ style fenders
and some offroad lights

Getting her home




Rear shock tower and hi lift mount


Step 1 was changing out a broken window frame. now up to 3 different colors on her.


Next up was losing the extended shackles as it made the rig too high for my taste. (I like them low with lots of flex) So i threw on a set of stock height boomerang style shackles and lowered her about an inch. (thanks to CT custom metal for making them for me)



I decided I wanted something a little nicer to hold when I was shifting. So out went the stock knobs and in went a pair of pool cues


i had an issue with the steering box cracking the frame


Got that fixed last week a new chunk of 1/4 plate welded in took care of the problem. I've also pulled the warn front bumper off and will be replacing it with an AtoZ builder bumper.


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2006 Ram 1500, towhore, intake tune 285 70 17 KM2s 2001 18' Parker, crawler hauler
1997 TJ, Dad's Claytons 4:88s and stuff A TJ for Dad
1992 YJ crawler, getting 60s. Build thread the illusion of progress
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Unread 08-21-2011, 03:53 PM   #2
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Next step was pulling the old beat to hell and back fenders and ugly Zenon TJ flairs off the front and installing a set of overline Metal Cloaks. I went with the metal cloaks over the others because of their free shipping sale and the fact they are the only ones with new inner fenders (mine were bent and abused)







Yesterday I trailered her out to Zack at AtoZ fab to get front and rear cage additions installed.
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2006 Ram 1500, towhore, intake tune 285 70 17 KM2s 2001 18' Parker, crawler hauler
1997 TJ, Dad's Claytons 4:88s and stuff A TJ for Dad
1992 YJ crawler, getting 60s. Build thread the illusion of progress
North Jersey Jeep Club, AtoZ Fabrication, Rozzo Fabrication
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Unread 08-27-2011, 06:12 PM   #3
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Cage is finished also had Zack throw on one of their builder bumpers







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2006 Ram 1500, towhore, intake tune 285 70 17 KM2s 2001 18' Parker, crawler hauler
1997 TJ, Dad's Claytons 4:88s and stuff A TJ for Dad
1992 YJ crawler, getting 60s. Build thread the illusion of progress
North Jersey Jeep Club, AtoZ Fabrication, Rozzo Fabrication
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Unread 08-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #4
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Next step was pulling the old beat to hell and back fenders and ugly Zenon TJ flairs off the front and installing a set of overline Metal Cloaks. I went with the metal cloaks over the others because of their free shipping sale and the fact they are the only ones with new inner fenders (mine were bent and abused)





those overline Metal Cloaks look real good; I may have to consider those for my own '91 YJ...
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Unread 09-26-2011, 07:59 PM   #5
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now with less plastic, pulled the ugly rear flairs off. Working on rear corner should have them in a month or so



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1997 TJ, Dad's Claytons 4:88s and stuff A TJ for Dad
1992 YJ crawler, getting 60s. Build thread the illusion of progress
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Unread 10-02-2011, 02:50 PM   #6
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next major mod for the jeep, no more borrowed trailers. just picked up this mint 2001 18' Parker open center wood deck trailer from a guy in Monticello NY for $1800. Hoping to have everything squared away by mid November. I don't have a lot of time to get to the ins agent and DMV between now and then



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2006 Ram 1500, towhore, intake tune 285 70 17 KM2s 2001 18' Parker, crawler hauler
1997 TJ, Dad's Claytons 4:88s and stuff A TJ for Dad
1992 YJ crawler, getting 60s. Build thread the illusion of progress
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Unread 10-02-2011, 03:10 PM   #7
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Whatd you get the YJ for if you dont mind me askin?
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Unread 10-02-2011, 03:14 PM   #8
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Whatd you get the YJ for if you dont mind me askin?
I only paid $2500 for it got a good deal threw a fellow club member.
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1997 TJ, Dad's Claytons 4:88s and stuff A TJ for Dad
1992 YJ crawler, getting 60s. Build thread the illusion of progress
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Unread 10-02-2011, 03:19 PM   #9
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Nice I found a crazy built 88 YJ for $2500 on craigslist and I wanna buy it so bad even though i dont need another Jeep its such a good deal
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Unread 10-02-2011, 03:20 PM   #10
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Sweet jeep though ill be watchin the progress
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Unread 10-16-2011, 05:57 AM   #11
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little more work done yesterday. pulled off the old rear diamond plate rear guards and hit the tub with a little pain t o prep for the metal cloak YJ stretch rears that are coming next week. First set is headed my way will post a full thread on them when they arrive.

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2006 Ram 1500, towhore, intake tune 285 70 17 KM2s 2001 18' Parker, crawler hauler
1997 TJ, Dad's Claytons 4:88s and stuff A TJ for Dad
1992 YJ crawler, getting 60s. Build thread the illusion of progress
North Jersey Jeep Club, AtoZ Fabrication, Rozzo Fabrication
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Unread 10-25-2011, 08:23 PM   #12
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Went wheeling this weekend. blew a shock up, and found my BDS springs are really stiff, thinking about swapping them out for waggy springs and dropping it 3 more inches.





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2006 Ram 1500, towhore, intake tune 285 70 17 KM2s 2001 18' Parker, crawler hauler
1997 TJ, Dad's Claytons 4:88s and stuff A TJ for Dad
1992 YJ crawler, getting 60s. Build thread the illusion of progress
North Jersey Jeep Club, AtoZ Fabrication, Rozzo Fabrication
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Unread 11-12-2011, 05:32 PM   #13
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Metal Cloak YJ stretch corners are here and one is on the rig
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1997 TJ, Dad's Claytons 4:88s and stuff A TJ for Dad
1992 YJ crawler, getting 60s. Build thread the illusion of progress
North Jersey Jeep Club, AtoZ Fabrication, Rozzo Fabrication
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Unread 11-13-2011, 04:49 PM   #14
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some finished shots with the metalcloaks





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1997 TJ, Dad's Claytons 4:88s and stuff A TJ for Dad
1992 YJ crawler, getting 60s. Build thread the illusion of progress
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Unread 01-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #15
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lovin it man. any updates?
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