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What have you done to your YJ today?

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by Bob, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Aug 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    dragonbreeder89

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    Hmmm where do i begin (you need the whole story)
    -got my 89 YJ in 2000
    -left it stock for 6 years (mailman delivery style look -BORING)
    -first bright idea installed 2.5 in. lifted springs (Note to self never do that ALONE again)
    -YJ suspension felt like a tank (left it like that for 12 years - hand out neck braces for passengers)
    -3 months ago got bit by the JEEP bug and decided i am going to get it back on the road
    -next bright idea... i think i need to install lifted shackles that must be why it rides so rough RIGHT?
    -shackles installed pretty easy but still rides like crap BUT NOW the new shackles are leaning to one side WTF
    -google tells me to remove the traction bars BUT youtube tells me to remove only the rear traction bar and get a telescopic traction bar for the front (SWEET)
    4 weeks ago
    -removing the bars were pretty easy... drove around the block with no bars to get the suspension to align itself
    -the YJ suspension felt smooth for the first time in 8 years (that's it i'm a genius)
    -install the front telescopic bar BUT WAIT "what's this?" something called the pitman arm is now in the way WHAT!!!
    -google tells me get a dropped pitman arm (now this gets good... i find out it is NOT easy to remove a 30yr old pitman arm)
    3 weeks ago
    -after much fowl language and 2 pitman arm removing tools (first one stripped) AND my life saver (cutting wheel) the pitman comes off
    -install new pitman AND the telescopic traction bar fits like a glove BUT NOW a LEAK from the power steering (seems like all the pounding messed up the seals) AHHHH!!!
    2 weeks ago
    -seal kit $11.99 finding that ONE guy on youtube that put screws in the old seals to remove them PRICELESS! (Leak Gone)
    -YJ running like a Cadillac BUT clanking sound when drving from complete stop (BAD motor mounts and trans mount)
    Today on my YJ
    -patiently wait for mounts... removal and replacement no so bad for the motor mounts (DO THE DRIVER SIDE FIRST)
    -transmission mount not so bad (FYI the skid plate is HEAVY)
    -while under YJ i see a leak between the trans and the transfer case "What's this?" there shouldn't be any space...
    -HOLY CRAP! all bolts loose on transfer case (locktight and 9/16 wrench)
    -button everything up and take it for a spin WOW!!! no noises and running smooth
    -BUT while underneath found lower radiator hose has BIG balloon on it
    -HOSES already ordered... stay tuned

    PICS COMING SOON...
     
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  2. Aug 10, 2019 at 7:32 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    2" Superlift kit. 315/ 70/17.
    Wow......I'm subbed. And waiting patiently for Jeep Porn. :popcorn:
     
  3. Aug 10, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    aggrex

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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    Wow ....now thats an intro post
     
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  4. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    2" Superlift kit. 315/ 70/17.
    Seriously.....But makes me want more......:boink:
     
  5. Aug 13, 2019 at 12:14 PM
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  6. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    dragonbreeder89

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    My UPS guy has a sense of humor...

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  7. Aug 14, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    2" Superlift kit. 315/ 70/17.
    He's gotta own a Jeep. Non Jeep owners don't get it. He does. Hope you tip him for the holidays....:spending:
     
  8. Aug 18, 2019 at 7:39 PM
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    This weekend on my YJ...
    -New LED tail lights look good but signals not flashing think i need to swap out flasher (yay more parts...)
    -Installed new upper and lower hoses all new coolant
    -changed fluids on AX5 transmission, transfer Case and Engine oil (Oil pump really makes it EASY)
     
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  9. Aug 19, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    I drove it today... and made it back home.
     
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  10. Aug 20, 2019 at 4:18 AM
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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    That's what I say each day because it's crazy out there! Only in a Jeep

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  11. Aug 22, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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  12. Sep 3, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    I've recently installed new 32'' BFGoodrich all terrain tires to my YJ.
     
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  13. Sep 4, 2019 at 7:10 PM
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    Jeep Porn :popcorn:
     
  14. Sep 15, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    Did my rear main oil seal this morning. Not all that bad really.

    Felpro gaskets for both.

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  15. Oct 7, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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    Pueguot ba10/5 (puke goat) internal slave blew up. Did ax15 swap with external slave. Novak adapters kits for all, slave, master, fork, pilot bushing, throwout bearing, clutch etc.

    Now just need to custom bend my straight shifters and put the boot back on.

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