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DaddyJeep87 2 7.41%
Awesome 5 18.52%
Paulhead 7 25.93%
bpounds 5 18.52%
Louie4 8 29.63%
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post #1 of 45 Old 12-21-2018, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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December 2018 YJOTM - Vote Now!

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4th rule of YJOTM is all nonsupporting members must post when you vote or it will not be counted. Paid members do not have to post when voting.
5th rule of YJOTM is all voters will remain public as to promote self moderation

Up for grabs: Bragging rights for December 2018 YJOTM and $200 gift cert. from Qtec (Thank you @Quadratec - you rock). REMINDER: All YJOTM winners are automatically entered for the chance at being voted for the illustrious title of YJOTY. Let's Git'r DONE!


Username: DaddyJeep87
1987 YJ

-Specifications and modifications
From the ground up...
35x12.50 Cooper STT's on cheap steelies
Late 70's ford radius arm Dana44
-extended radius arms and Ballistic Joints on the frame end
-4.56 gears
-Detroit True Trac
Late 70's ford 9"
-disk brake conversion
-Single Triangulated 4 link
-4.56 gears
-Detroit Locker
Custom built suspension, 5" or so higher than stock
-ADS 16" travel Nitrogen shocks all the way around
-Ballistic Fab shock hoops front and rear
-Rear lower links are 2"-1/4" wall DOM with Ballistic Joints on both ends
-Rear upper links are 1 1/2"-1/4" wall DOM with Ballistic Joints on both ends
-Wheel base stretched to 102"
Steering box moved forward 2"
Astro Pitman arm
High steer
ADS fuel cell behind the rear seat
Modified family style cage that is tied in to the rear shock hoops
Rear bumper built off of the frame with receiver hitch
Front bumper build out of 1/4" plate with integrated winch mount and Ballistic Fab D-ring mounts
Front fenders built out of 1 3/4"-.120" wall square tubing and 14 ga. plate
Trail Tubes stinger welded to front bumper and bolted to front fenders
Quadratec Q9500i winch
3/16" rocker guards bolted to the tub
'95 ish 5.7 TBI engine - stock, but cleaned up to look nice
'79 Turbo 350
'95 NP241C with ORD SYE kit
Custom built adapter from TH350 to NP241 (not complete yet)
Novak T-case shifter with XJ lever
Champion aluminum radiator
Optima red top
Custom built battery box
Home built drive shafts
Custom Krylon paint complete with old school hot rod flames. This was modeled after the Muscle Machines toy Jeeps if anyone remembers them

-Brief history of your jeep and how it came to be. (optional)
I originally bought this jeep in February of 1999. It ran like crap due to the stock carb, but that was soon replaced with a Holley 2 barrel. I put on a 4" Rough Country lift and some 31" BFG MT's and ran it like that for a lot of years. It eventually got a Howell TBI upgrade. After the frame rusted out and the tranny died it slowly got build into what it is today. I had a 5.2 rebuilt by my local VoTech school, but that didn't work out so well. I am now finishing up my GM drive train swap. Somewhere around 2001 is when It picked up the DaddyJeep name. My oldest son would hear me coming home from work and run to the door and say "DaddyJeep" so it kind of stuck.







Username: Awesome
1995 YJ

Specifications and Modifications:
4.0 I6
AX15, NP231 w/'True Neutral', Tummy Tuck – True Flat Belly
TeraFlex Super Short Slip Yoke Eliminator
Tatton's Beefy Driveshafts front and rear
8.8, 4.10:1, Limited Slip, Disk Brakes, U-Bolt Flip
D30, WJ Knucles/Brakes, 1-ton Crossover Steering, CAD Delete, Aussie, 4.10:1
31x10.5x15" Duratracs (too small)
Custom front bumper, Rugged Ridge 8500lb Winch
Rear Tire Carrier Bumper, LED Reverse Light Bars
York On Board Air, Freightliner Air Horns
Bilstein 5100 Series longer-travel shocks, Custom shock extensions in the rear
Superlift 3.5" Springs, sagged to about 1.5"- maybe a bit more, Custom Shackles
1" Body Lift
Track Bar / Sway Bar Delete Mod
Ford Ranger Front Bench Seat – Jeep seats 5
Custom Shifter Knobs
1976 Royce CB Radio ( no longer works )
Custom Security Storage Trunk

I've built the whole thing myself. A lot of time and effort went into building this Jeep. I don't have a dedicated build thread, but I've documented the major modifications in threads through the years. I purchased it when I was 17 at the behest of my dad, who owned a TJ Rubicon at the time. I've owned it for about 11 years now. I met my wife because of this Jeep (seriously), dated her in this Jeep, and I got married to her in this Jeep. Although it is no longer a daily driver and I live in an area where four-wheeling is scarce, I will keep it until one of my kids eventually wants it.

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Username: Paulhead
1994 YJ

Been building this thing up for the last 3-4 years. Got it with 114K original miles 33's, 2.5" lift, winch and stock everything else. Moab seats are probably my newest mod, switched from RS's. Does a new girlfriend that I turned into a jeep head count as a mod? Tag her on then.
Build Thread
Details are as follows:
94 YJ 4.0 3spd with trans cooler, Rustys motor mounts, Optima Yellowtop, '95 booster/MC upgrade
Transfer Case NV241OR (4:1) Rubicon Rock Trac, Adams drive shafts front and rear
D30 , Yukon (Warn) hubs, Lockright, Beefy steering, Dynatrac u-bolt flip kit
Ford 8.8 w Yukon Grizzly locker, Superior Super 88 kit and Ruff Stuff spring under ubolt plates, 4.10 gearing
4” Zone springs,
35” General Grabber X3’s
Smitty winch, Hi lift, homemade 5lb CO2
Armor, Barnes 2" belly drop, Rustys dif covers, CCFAB
tube fenders, rockers. Gas tank mod to add 5 gals.
Cushy Grant steering wheel and Corbeau Moab seats







Username: bpounds
1988 YJ

Original 4.2L
Howell TBI fuel injection
CRT HEI ignition
Retro-fit NEW AX-15 with external slave
Advanced Adapters SYE
True neutral TC mode shifter
Adams rear DC driveshaft
Brown Dog motor mounts
Zone 2" lift
Berzerks 1/2" boom shackles
No tracks, no sways, no problem
Dirtworx rear bumper and tire carrier
Warn M8274 Winch with remote SS relay
Mod'd battery tray with Optima Yellow
Military terminals
Custom HD battery cables
LED front fogs
LED rear backup lamp
Green LED dash cluster lights
22" light bar on custom mounts
14" Windshield Wipers mod
Late model TJ side mirrors
Custom mirror relocation
Rugged Ridge console and seats
In & out GOpro mounts
Custom Maglite Rack
Decals to cover scar tissue
Daily Driver

Cerro Gordo Ghost Town


Viking Mine


Swansea Road


Someday this will all be his.




Username: Louie4
1993 YJ Sahara

Specs:

-4.0L with 325,000 miles
-AX-15
-NP231 w/AA SYE
-Working A/C...yes this is worth listing.
-Tom Woods front and rear driveshaft
-Relatively New Black 15 x 8 Soft 8’s
-35” x 12.5 BFG KM2’s
-Front SOA w/stock YJ rear springs with added main
-Rear SOA w/stock YJ rear springs with added main
-Trail Master Front Shock Hoops
-Front and Rear 5100 Bilsteins
-Ruff Stuff stock length rear boom shackles
-Front Currie Tow Shackles
-Front HP D30 w/Yukon 4.10’s & Lock-Right
-Rear Ford 8.8 w/4.10’s & ARB Locker
-Stubby front bumper
-Modified Smittybilt rear tire carrier
-4" x 4" x 1/4" GS Rockers
-Ruff Stuff Spring plates
-Solid 8.8 diff guard
-Poison Spyder 3” DeFenders ~ Steel
-Rear TJ flares
-Softopper
-1982 Warn M8274 w/Stock Mount
-Teraflex Hi-Steer Knuckle
-HD tie rod & drag link from Ruff Stuff
-1” Daystar Body Lift
-Daystar Extended Bumpstops
-LED tail lights and reverse lights
-Exercise bike hand throttle
-Hayden power steering cooler
-New Quadratec Seats

I got my jeep when I turned 16 for $1,500, bone stock. My first vehicle and I still own it. It was in great shape and I drove it daily for around 7 years through high school and college. I did small mods throughout my college years as I could afford it. I've been able to go wheeling all over the Southeast. I drive it to every park I go to and so far I've been able to drive it back. I now live in Arizona and get to do some real wheeling. Hopefully, I get to Moab next year!







Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
~YJOTM MAY '16~
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post #2 of 45 Old 12-21-2018, 09:13 PM
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I would love to get this group of Jeeps together to do some wheeling. Pretty similar bunch of Jeeps.
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post #3 of 45 Old 12-21-2018, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Didn't manage to get any updated photos... and with work the way its been i didn't get around to putting in my leveling rear shackles or rear shock tower extensions.

So we ended up with 5 this month. A great group nonetheless. Short but Stout!

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
~YJOTM MAY '16~
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I would love to get this group of Jeeps together to do some wheeling. Pretty similar bunch of Jeeps.
After seeing some of these Jeeps I'm wondering if I should go to 35"s next year instead of 33"s.

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post #5 of 45 Old 12-22-2018, 01:17 AM
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After seeing some of these Jeeps I'm wondering if I should go to 35"s next year instead of 33"s.

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For me it was an inevitable step.

Trying to weld has honed my grinding skills


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After seeing some of these Jeeps I'm wondering if I should go to 35"s next year instead of 33"s.

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You and I both.

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
~YJOTM MAY '16~
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35s the new 33s!


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post #8 of 45 Old 12-22-2018, 07:28 AM
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Thanks Bruinjeeper for doing this!

93 YJ SOA 2" springs front, XJ springs rear w/main leaf added, High pinon 9 inch rear detroit locker front Dana 44 ARB 4.56 Gears, 36 inch Irok tires too much to list.
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post #9 of 45 Old 12-22-2018, 07:49 AM
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After seeing some of these Jeeps I'm wondering if I should go to 35"s next year instead of 33"s.

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NO!

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35s the new 33s!
NO! Gents 37's are the new 33's... except no substitutes!

Thats for all the great Jeep photos of YJ's from the participants in YJOTM this year*and bigger thanks to bruinjeeper for the time and effort he put into the contest!
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NO!NO!NO! Gents 37's are the new 33's... except no substitutes!

Thats for all the great Jeep photos of YJ's from the participants in YJOTM this year*and bigger thanks to bruinjeeper for the time and effort he put into the contest!
I still don't want to go SOA.
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I still don't want to go SOA.
I'm not SOA and can fit 37's.

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I'm not SOA and can fit 37's.
Oh wow, I naturally assumed you were SOA.

How much body did you chop in the rear?

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I have my flat fenders and TJ flare cut rears. I still get just a tiny bit of rub in the rear on heavy articulation but its not bad. I'm planning on a one inch body lift so I can run a flat skid like you do and at that time I can go to a 37. I wish I had gone 37's when I got my 35's but hind sight is what it is.
So now my question for the next set of tires is do I get Maxxis Creepie's or Trep's and in a 37x12.50r15 or 38x12.50r15?

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I've gotta regear before I can think about going to tires that tall. Also gotta think about axles. I'm not ready for 37"s. Heck, I'm upsizing from 31"s!!

Bruin, before you get mad at us for hijacking, just think of all the free bumps we're giving you.

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