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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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    dragonbreeder89

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  6. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    My UPS guy has a sense of humor...

    20190814_142528.jpg
     
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  7. Aug 14, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    JKBob 25

    JKBob 25 Well-Known Member

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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:
     
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