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AzDevilYJ's build thread... finally

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SO im a little late to the game with this build thread, about 4 years to be exact but never to late :D The first few pages are just catching this thread up to date.

Background: I got this jeep from a hunting pal of my dads for $2K and all it needed was a fuel pump. Pretty simple and great deal if you ask me! :2thumbsup:

Year - 1995 YJ 2.5L/Ax-5 Rio Grande Edition

Day I brought her home


So heres about 6 months after i brought her home... Mods had already began here with some 130w KCs and 30x9.50 Mud Claws.


And Current Pic- 35x12.5 Baja Claws; Metalcloak 4" arched fender; Poison spyder trail stinger, steel corners, and hood louvers; Warn Sliders, ENGO 9k winch, Lock-Rite up front, open rear, Ford injectors, 4.0TB, Cold Air intake, Inertia Ring on flywheel, Taurus Fan, 2 -2x3 LED fogs upfront, 40" LED bar on windsheid, LED rocklights and gauges; durango steering box, 136 GC alternator, and im sure im missing things.




Hope everyone enjoys the build up :cheers2:
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Haha thanks! I don't have much money really. it's alot of saving $ and coming up on selling parts. I rent an apt, pay my bills, go to school full time, and work full time. I have about $0.60 in my acct until tomorrow :laugh: I don't go to the bars or eat at restaurants very often. So it's all how I've chosen to spend my money and feed my expensive hobbies.
I too am waiting on some direct deposit bank account lovin haha. It would help if I didn't dd mine as we'll. I spend nearly $500 a month in fuel alone. And if I go wheelin tack on $60-100 more.
 

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ashland82391 said:
time fire the filler mod. I get 250-260 per tank.
I'm getting about the same with mine as well. While now I spend about $70-80 a tank to fill, it spreads out the fill ups between paychecks. So you always can have gas to get to work/school. Nothing worse than 1-2 days before payday and your outa cash and gas!
 

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Carlos14 said:
Mines a 90, I thought filler mod was 92+
Possibly.. I'd have to go back and look. Do you have the plastic tank?

Edit: it does looks like 91+ only :thumbdown: are u mpfi or carbed? I bet you could swap one out for a bigger one.
 

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So tonight I decided to put a new exhaust manifold in to get rid of an exhaust leak I've had for quite some time now.

I went and got a felpro gasket also but was feeling lazy and decided if the factory thought it was ok without one I would at least try the easy route first :laugh: sorry Sparrows!!

well I got it all bolted up and I ended up busting off the very last manifold bolt in the block... Mutha @&$%!! I started it up and listened for leaks and so far so good. Time will tell if anything develops and when that time comes ill pull both manifolds off and get that bolt out and put the gasket in.

Wish me luck
 

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So tonight I decided to put a new exhaust manifold in to get rid of an exhaust leak I've had for quite some time now.

I went and got a felpro gasket also but was feeling lazy and decided if the factory thought it was ok without one I would at least try the easy route first :laugh: sorry Sparrows!!

well I got it all bolted up and I ended up busting off the very last manifold bolt in the block... Mutha @&$%!! I started it up and listened for leaks and so far so good. Time will tell if anything develops and when that time comes ill pull both manifolds off and get that bolt out and put the gasket in.

Wish me luck
Lol no worries! I'm still going to try the gasket I think. I'll do a write up if I do. :thumbsup:

Sucks about the bolt. Whats your plan?

You know the stupidest thing I ever did? I was replacing the exhaust header gasket on my '73 camero years and years ago. It required like a 3" extension to reach between the pipes to work one of the bolts out. I was backing the bolt out and just before the bolt came loose of the block, my wrench wedged against one of the "A" upper control arm bolts.

I tried turning it one more time just to see if it would come out but nope, the bolt still had about 1/4" of threads in the block and now the control arm bolt was totally cutting into the back of my socket wrench, on top of the lever that switches it from "in/out." Couldn't drive it back in, couldn't back it out, couldn't even turn the wrench any more lol.

Had to get out the sawzall to fix that booboo. The vibration and pressure ended up stripping the block threads so I had to retap that too.

Thought I'd share my dumb bolt story lol!

Cheers
 

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Lol no worries! I'm still going to try the gasket I think. I'll do a write up if I do. :thumbsup: Sucks about the bolt. Whats your plan? You know the stupidest thing I ever did? I was replacing the exhaust header gasket on my '73 camero years and years ago. It required like a 3" extension to reach between the pipes to work one of the bolts out. I was backing the bolt out and just before the bolt came loose of the block, my wrench wedged against one of the "A" upper control arm bolts. I tried turning it one more time just to see if it would come out but nope, the bolt still had about 1/4" of threads in the block and now the control arm bolt was totally cutting into the back of my socket wrench, on top of the lever that switches it from "in/out." Couldn't drive it back in, couldn't back it out, couldn't even turn the wrench any more lol. Had to get out the sawzall to fix that booboo. The vibration and pressure ended up stripping the block threads so I had to retap that too. Thought I'd share my dumb bolt story lol! Cheers
Haha thanks for that laugh. It's always funny to picture it, even funnier is I know exactly what your talking about, I had a '77.

With that bolt, I'll tackle the full removal and extraction in a few weeks after my series of exams subside. I've got 3 coming up this next week and a 20 minute debate presentation next Monday. :thumbdown:
 

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Not a whole lot to update.. Got my winch wired back up finally, time to spool up the new cable I got. Threw the top back on the jeep to keep out the dirty bums and tweekers downtown and drove it to school today.

The 35s are not bad at all on the freeway. I think it really moves 65-70 mph up into the powerband nicely. Trying to make it up a long hill on the freeway is another story!!

Here she is out of her habitat. Muddy 35s lookin boss I think!
 

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Not a whole lot to update.. Got my winch wired back up finally, time to spool up the new cable I got. Threw the top back on the jeep to keep out the dirty bums and tweekers downtown and drove it to school today.

The 35s are not bad at all on the freeway. I think it really moves 65-70 mph up into the powerband nicely. Trying to make it up a long hill on the freeway is another story!!

Here she is out of her habitat. Muddy 35s lookin boss I think!
Hahaha dirty bums and tweekers, love it!
 

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Not a whole lot to update.. Got my winch wired back up finally, time to spool up the new cable I got. Threw the top back on the jeep to keep out the dirty bums and tweekers downtown and drove it to school today.

The 35s are not bad at all on the freeway. I think it really moves 65-70 mph up into the powerband nicely. Trying to make it up a long hill on the freeway is another story!!

Here she is out of her habitat. Muddy 35s lookin boss I think!
Looking so, so sexy! :drool:

Cheers
 

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So last night I installed a new terminal for my winch hoping it solves my shorting issue, but with no luck... Now the other side is heating up... I think I'm going to have to install a distribution center for all my accessory wires... :brickwall:


Today I took Ruger for his first ride in the jeep to go wash it!

He already wants to drive it :laugh:

Serious faces.
 
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