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post #1 of 35 Old 08-10-2011, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Justin's 95 Rio Grande

When i first pruchased my jeep at the age of 15 it was totaled

The PO mush of hit something really hard with the driver side front tire to break the leaf spring, push the front axle back, bend the driveshaft, bust the t-case, ect


I fixed all that, took it to get inspected and by the time i was 16 had a dependable DD YJ!



I quickly began Wheelin' with some buddies and knew mods were coming. First was a 3.5" superlift and some 33"s to go along with the 2" body lift the jeep had on it when i purchased it.

I wheeled like this for a while till i found a smokin deal on a set of used axles (currently under the jeep)


(RIP Tellico)

Next i Got a call from someone with some brand new 37" Irok's that just were to "small" for his liking so i quickly purchased those along with a Sye kit and longer shackles for some much needed lift.

Then somewhere after this i got a winch different tops, doors tj flares... yadda yadda. that puts me where im at today 6 years later.



A couple months ago i purchased a 79' F-250 HP44 set up with 5.13's, lock rite, cross-over steering, warn hubs, Ten Factory Chromoly shafts, ect for the front, and yesterday I purchased a matching 79' F-250 rear Dana 60 set up with 5.13's, Full spool, Disks, and Yukon Chromoly shafts. This will all be going in this winter. hopefully. (no pics of the front yet)



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post #2 of 35 Old 08-10-2011, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Will post pics of the front tomorrow

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post #3 of 35 Old 08-10-2011, 06:22 PM
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37's are looking sweet.
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Front 44 and rear 60 truss
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post #5 of 35 Old 10-12-2011, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Its been a while since I've updated. I have since made my front Tie rod, purchased a rear simple swap kit, and bought my new tires! Still need new wheels and a couple other small things before the tear down begins.

For the steering I went with ruff stuff 7/8" heim setup, I also purchased there simple swap kit. As for the tires I purchased 37" military version Goodyear Wranglers. I purchased 2 sets of front Waggy springs, but i really don't want any lift just stretch so I think i'm just going to run stock YJ springs and shackles since I have some of those as well, at least until i can get a fuel cell behind the seat.
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post #6 of 35 Old 10-12-2011, 10:59 AM
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Geez how does that 2.5 run with them 37's and that geering?

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post #7 of 35 Old 10-12-2011, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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It pulls it, I can run 65 and keep up w/ traffic on the interstate. Should do better with the 5.13's I use 5th gear on flat interstate. I should be able to use it more when i switch to 5.13's. Its no Racecar but it does alright.

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post #8 of 35 Old 10-12-2011, 12:35 PM
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Looking awesome.
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Looking awesome.
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post #10 of 35 Old 10-12-2011, 01:15 PM
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Hey man where were those wheeling pics took? I live in woodstock during the winter months and are looking for some places to wheel. Jeep loooks great by the way!

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The top ones are at Tellico (R.I.P.) The bottom two are from Durhamtown.

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post #12 of 35 Old 11-11-2011, 08:50 AM
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Nice build. I miss Telllico and wasn't too impressed with Durhamtown. Hopefully that new 4x4 section is decent.

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Thanks man, as do I!

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Alright well I installed my new axles this weekend. What a relief! I took it for a spin and looks like I'll have to fab up some swaybar links on the front so I can install some disconnects. It's also very bouncy with no rear shocks, I'm gonna have to measure and find out what size to get. I'm also going to replace the fronts because there shot! I've also got some trimming to do!
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i cut some brackets out at work for a sway bar on the front axle and i'm going to make some sway bar disconects using some heim joints and threaded rod.
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