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YJay
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Joined: 16 Jul 2007

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:58 pm    Post subject: First Jeep Reply with quote

Greetings All!

My name is Jay and I live in Sunny SoCal. I've been off roading for since I was a teenager, but his is my first experience with a Jeep.

I bought a '91 YJ, 4.0L, 5spd AX-15 w/NP231 trans case. Dana 30 front end w/Powertrax locker, Dana 44 rear w/Detroit locker. It had a coil spring conversion done along with a custom driveline. 4" spring lift plus a 3" body lift (not so wild about that). I found later that the guy I bought it from had his heart in the right place, but his head was somewhere else and I've been spending a lot of time lately just getting it into wheeling shape (major tune, smog, etc) and having the suspension set up (it was never done to begin with).

I'm used to japanese trucks as that's pretty much what I've owned to wheel, but I have to say that the Jeep is WAY easier to work on than anything I've worked on so far.

Anyway, I imagine I'll be asking TONS of stupid questions in the future, so I'll apologize in advance. Very Happy
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IBTJn
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum. Wink
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Duncan
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Joined: 09 Jul 2007

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome... If the way my jeep performs is any indication then I am sure you will love yours.
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Orangeamc13
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Joined: 20 Feb 2006
Location: East Springfield, Massachusetts - U.S.A.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! Let's see some pics of this coil conversion! Sounds like it's set up nice.
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YJay
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Joined: 16 Jul 2007

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well,

Here are a couple of pics prior to me buying it. I haven't taken too many since I've been working on it, but will be doing that soon.



And the Jeep (took the gas can off)
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Orangeamc13
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Real nice! Good move tanking off the gas can, it looks like crap!
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YJay
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it was a bad thing!

Now I just have the holes left where the guy drilled the carrier into the body.
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lakeland713xj
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Joined: 04 May 2007
Location: middle of no where florida

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im digging that jeep...get some beefy old tires and your the man
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drew42
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Joined: 16 Nov 2006
Location: The Chicago Illinois

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crazy jeep , Look familar ? Welcome
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viper24242
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Location: Harrisonburg, VA

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks sweet.

Is that a yj converted to coil springs?
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