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Unread 05-29-2013, 07:54 PM   #31
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After wheeling last weekend and friends always asking me how I want the YJ to end up, I need to make a decision on if I leave the XJ at its current state (still regear , add a rear bumper and sye) and get my wife another DD so I can take over the XJ as a DD . Which will intern make the YJ my Wheeling toy. If I go that route my finaly outcome will be something like this (with different bumpers )



Or I could stick to my original plan and keep the YJ as a DD , Maybe I build both the YJ and XJ so I can decide on which rig to take depending on the Venue !

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Unread 05-29-2013, 07:56 PM   #32
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After wheeling last weekend and friends always asking me how I want the YJ to end up, I need to make a decision on if I leave the XJ at its current state (still regear , add a rear bumper and sye) and get my wife another DD so I can take over the XJ as a DD . Which will intern make the YJ my Wheeling toy. If I go that route my finaly outcome will be something like this (with different bumpers )

Or I could stick to my original plan and keep the YJ as a DD , Maybe I build both the YJ and XJ so I can decide on which rig to take depending on the Venue !
Haha I had a feeling this would come up when you bought it. Personally I wouldn't mind having a wrangler for the trails.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 02:12 AM   #33
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After wheeling last weekend and friends always asking me how I want the YJ to end up, I need to make a decision on if I leave the XJ at its current state (still regear , add a rear bumper and sye) and get my wife another DD so I can take over the XJ as a DD . Which will intern make the YJ my Wheeling toy. If I go that route my finaly outcome will be something like this (with different bumpers )



Or I could stick to my original plan and keep the YJ as a DD , Maybe I build both the YJ and XJ so I can decide on which rig to take depending on the Venue !
That's a totally sexy goal!
DD the YJ. There will come a point in your life (I'm assuming) where you can no longer deal with the rough ride, noisy, smelly, "quirks" of a YJ as a DD and you will have to DD something else for whatever reason. In the mean time, enjoy the loud, bouncy, leaf sprung YJ while you can!

Plus, you know, Jeep wave or whatever
(In my area I have yet to have an XJ wave back And I wave at every...single...one.... )

Love your jeep!
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Unread 05-30-2013, 08:34 AM   #34
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Bunch of guys with lifted XJs in my area and most wave back.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 09:44 AM   #35
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I wave to most modified Jeeps. Jk's are the exception I don't bother to wave to them unless they wave first here in Utah practically everyone has a Jeep

Now back to topic and let's not turn this into another wave thread

I found these today at work I think they will work to hold the shift fork over on the cad. Thoughts ? I also have a a bunch of set collars I can use, Working for a company that carries parts for Industrial Equipment does have it's benefits !





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Today I had to buy some new parts. I guess wheeling last weekend weakened a 24 year old hub bearing assembly. It started to make a clicking noise like a bad u joint yesterday so I leaned out and saw the drivers front tire wobbling. So I pulled into the Oriley auto parts that was about 1/4 mile away and bought a new hub , 36mm socket , and a new torque wrench. Since my socket and torque wrench are in a buddy's toolbox just outside of tellico

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I did a little work on the YJ today , I replaced the d/s hub bearing that was bad , and found that the u joint was trashed also. So I had replaced them and replaced the tire that had a sidewall punctured on the YJ's first wheeling trip.
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Whats the suspension and wheel/tire setup on that red one? Really like the stance, minus the missing flares. Never was a fan of any jeep without flares
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Whats the suspension and wheel/tire setup on that red one? Really like the stance, minus the missing flares. Never was a fan of any jeep without flares
I know that red one has a 2.5" lift and 35's. I am going to stray away from the 35's and lean towards 33's.

Here is how I want the final outcome to be 2.5" OME , Flipped twin-sticked D300 with 4:1 gearing. D30/8.8 combo , 4:56's front and rear Lockers, , full cage , fully armored and flat belly pan. Possibly cutting brakes and suck down winches eventually imageuploadedbyautoguide1372038673.334960.jpgimageuploadedbyautoguide1372038680.875087.jpg

The white rig belongs to A guy I've wheeled with in Baltimore 4wheelers it is his stock class comp rig. For Rausch Creek's comp series. I've seen it in action when I judged a few events and I like small rigs so I will be basically doing a carbon copy of his rig.


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Today I also installed one of the Rare Vintage JF decals on the YJ

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Not really a big update on the smurf I did touch up some paint flaws on the face of the fenders and grille the other day. Since it is Pacific Blue nobody makes a touch up paint but I tired Duplicolor Ford Engine Blue. It is an exact match. Here's a few pics. I will clear coat it tomorrow then wet sand/buff/polish after a week so the paint fully cures.
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This weekend I did a little more minor work to the YJ, I wet sanded the fenders and grille, Painted them again, Did more sanding and painting. Then I was looking at the front of the YJ releasing it needed something else done. So I bobbed the bumper 13-1/4 " Once the paint cures I will be wetsanding and buffing the grille and fenders to get rid of the orange peel
(I will be replacing the parking lights and radiator so don't worry about the overspray )




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Just a small update nothing too big.


Yesterday I picked up a set of Rubicon Tj flares off if I Jeep II on here. (He's an awesome guy btw). So this is a preview of things to come I am currently waiting to hear what's going on with a semi local YJ being parted out. I should know by Thursday if I will get a new rust free p/s fender. If I do I will be painting and installing it. Then installing the Tj flares and removing the steps on the Yj.

I am unsure if I will keep the flares black or if I will color match them. If I keep them black the hardtop will be getting painted semi gloss black
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