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Unread 11-10-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
Wiggins3rd
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Watch my baby grow (YJ)

So i finally decided to sit down and finally start this thread.

a little back ground, My mom bought this jeep off the show room floor in 1993. its been well taken care of and i got it when i was 16. i wasn't really into off roading yet at that point, more of drag racing cars.

This is a before shot of the jeep back in 2010 (as stock as can be, look at those flat springs)


I didn't start upgrading the jeep until late 2013 first upgraded to a new console (you'll see this later in the build)



Then came a new rear bumper with a tire carrier


also while i was down in that area I pulled the gas tank, pulled the piece of plastic out of it and also did the 20 gallon mod.


i removed the cowl vent and the "light guards" to sand and repaint them



after sanding it down


I just realized that i don't have a actual photo of the finished product but i painted them with rustoleum line X stuff, its held up pretty well so far. I know that the light guards don't do much protection they are mainly cosmetic

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Unread 11-10-2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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Is that a 4cyl?
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Unread 11-10-2014, 10:22 PM   #3
Wiggins3rd
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yes it is but hopefully not for long
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Unread 11-10-2014, 10:23 PM   #4
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So after that point I left for the navy. So the jeep had to sit for awhile. But while I was off at training I was stocking up on parts at the house. I ordered a lift kit, tires, rims, CB radio components, front locker, OBA system
I've done all this work while on transfer leave.

comparison shot


alright I started out with installing the lift because honestly that is the most fun part I went with a rough country 4" lift
It was quite easy to install




So the hardest part was the pitman arm, I soaked it it PB blaster, broke two pullers. I finally cut it off

The locker was the next piece of the puzzle, I had to use a ratchet strap to get the carrier out of the housing.


I actually had to unbolt the ring gear from the carrier because i have 4:10 gears which won't let the carrier pin out.


finally got the lift and locker all done. now i went with a set of pro comp 15" with a 3.75" offset. the tires are 33"x12.5"x15" Dick Cepek Mud Country's


A little posing shot for yall
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