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Unread 12-29-2012, 09:21 PM   #16
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Hey guys, here's my rig.
97 auto trans, 2.5l bored .30 and a different cam (still a turd). Not a whole lot done to it. Bds 2" springs, zone shocks, front and rear bumpers, winch, traded the stock wheels and tires for the eagle alloy rims and 31s. Also put in some auto pal headlight housings and h4 bulbs. Really helped out at night. Have some flat fenders in the garage waiting to be painted and installed as well as a ford 8.8 waiting in there.

Traded my 93 2.5l five speed yj for the tj.
Any regrets on swapping the YJ? Why did you trade if don't mind me asking?

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Unread 12-29-2012, 09:26 PM   #17
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No regrets at all! My whole intention from the get go was to start with a tj. I found the yj 4 houses down from my parents house. Guy ran it out of gas and pulled the injectors and caught it on fire. Had to rewire the whole thing and tinkered on it for a bit. Got it for a great price.

I wanted to get rid of the rough ride my yj had, I referred to it as reverse flint stone style. The coil springs of the tj are much more forgiving as a DD.

It was also a straight trade for the tj. I saw it as a chance to upgrade.

Added a pic of another little project yj I had.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 11:52 PM   #18
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No regrets at all! My whole intention from the get go was to start with a tj. I found the yj 4 houses down from my parents house. Guy ran it out of gas and pulled the injectors and caught it on fire. Had to rewire the whole thing and tinkered on it for a bit. Got it for a great price.

I wanted to get rid of the rough ride my yj had, I referred to it as reverse flint stone style. The coil springs of the tj are much more forgiving as a DD.

It was also a straight trade for the tj. I saw it as a chance to upgrade.

Added a pic of another little project yj I had.
I had some thoughts a while back about trading mine for a TJ but I bought my daughter an 04 and installed a 2" BDS lift and new shocks and it still rides 10X worse than my YJ. Maybe I got lucky but I really have no complaints about the way it rides. My daughter loves her TJ and wouldn't trade it for a brand new Caddy, maybe a VW Van though

Sounds like the one you had was to be quite the project though from the fire and all. The one you just posted a pic of looks pretty sweet.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 12:30 AM   #19
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I had some thoughts a while back about trading mine for a TJ but I bought my daughter an 04 and installed a 2" BDS lift and new shocks and it still rides 10X worse than my YJ. Maybe I got lucky but I really have no complaints about the way it rides. My daughter loves her TJ and wouldn't trade it for a brand new Caddy, maybe a VW Van though

Sounds like the one you had was to be quite the project though from the fire and all. The one you just posted a pic of looks pretty sweet.
I ended up getting rid of that one before I got it running. I picked up fairly cheap in Tennessee, cleaned it up, got tires for it and beat out a lot of the dents. Was gonna be a trail rig but got rid of it to pay for a summer class.


The yj with camo doors wasn't bad. The hard part was, not every 4 cylinder yj in 93 had the same wiring harness. So three harnesses later,including grafting the under dash harnesses too we got it all working. It spent the better part of 2 months in my roommates shop being worked on in the afternoon when I got off work.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #20
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I had some thoughts a while back about trading mine for a TJ but I bought my daughter an 04 and installed a 2" BDS lift and new shocks and it still rides 10X worse than my YJ. Maybe I got lucky but I really have no complaints about the way it rides. My daughter loves her TJ and wouldn't trade it for a brand new Caddy, maybe a VW Van though

Sounds like the one you had was to be quite the project though from the fire and all. The one you just posted a pic of looks pretty sweet.
I thought my old YJ rode great and I know its headlights were 10X better then my TJ. I would have never sold it but it came from up north and was in need of a frame swap and I didnt have the space to take on the swap.





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Unread 12-30-2012, 11:38 AM   #21
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I thought my old YJ rode great and I know its headlights were 10X better then my TJ. I would have never sold it but it came from up north and was in need of a frame swap and I didnt have the space to take on the swap.





What year was that thing, you certainly can't tell from the body that anything was wrong with it. Looks clean..
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Unread 12-30-2012, 12:08 PM   #22
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What year was that thing, you certainly can't tell from the body that anything was wrong with it. Looks clean..
It was a 92 model. You couldn’t tell anything was wrong with it when I bought it. But that nice undercoating that was on the frame started to fall off and showing the hiding rust. I found some paperwork in the glove box that showed the Jeep came from Indiana and had the muffler and tail pipe replaced at 30,000 miles.

It had 38,000 when I bought it,


It still had the factory owners manual
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Unread 12-30-2012, 09:27 PM   #23
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Those are some nice Jeeps boys! I'll toss mine in the mix. I bought it about a month ago. I'm currently in the middle of the build, and as far as I can tell, this thing has never seen a dirt road, much less a trail. Y'all be careful out there!

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After suspension lift and tires


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Unread 12-31-2012, 08:13 AM   #24
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The day I bought it. All stock except the Moab's and 31" tires

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After 3" lift and new tires/wheels.

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Unread 12-31-2012, 08:17 AM   #25
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The day I bought it. All stock except the Moab's and 31" tires

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After 3" lift and new tires/wheels.

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Bomber your Jeep looks great on 3" lift and 33s.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 08:22 AM   #26
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Thanks. Need to get some pics. Now added front/rear bumpers and Anti-Rock
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Unread 12-31-2012, 08:27 AM   #27
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Snafu, This look familiar? Now I need to figure out what winch to get.

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Rear bumper. Both bumpers by RSF

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Unread 12-31-2012, 09:02 AM   #28
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Thanks. Need to get some pics. Now added front/rear bumpers and Anti-Rock
How do you like your Anti-Rock? Its on my wish list after talking to Buzzbait about his.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 09:14 AM   #29
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Here is my 1981 CJ7. It has a 258 engine, sr4 transmission.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 09:15 AM   #30
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How do you like your Anti-Rock? Its on my wish list after talking to Buzzbait about his.
Overall I like it. I was worried about it on road, but it's not very bad. Off Road it seems to have more body roll than being completley disconnected. But that may just be me.
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