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Old 04-16-2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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Project 9 Lives (92 YJ build)

Figured I would start a buildup thread on my 1992 YJ project.

A little background: I had been wheeling a 92 XJ for the past few years and it was starting to get tired from the abuse of wheeling. While the XJ made a great trail rig it needed a lot for the trails I was starting to run. I decided to part ways with it and picked up a well built 92 YJ from a fellow club member. The name 9 Lives comes from this rigs past. Its an assemblage of 3 different jeeps that should all be dead. Also its being passed on from one club member to another for a continued life of wheeling.

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1992 YJ 2.5L 5 speed
170att power master alternator
Dana 30
superior axles, lock right locker, BDS rock guard and 4:10s
Ford 8.8
with Trac Lock welded, Solid diff cover and 4:10
NP231 with an AA SYE kit
JCR 1 ton UTK steering
5in BDS springs with 1 1/4 warrior shackles
Wheel base stretched to 96inchs or so
Longer travel shocks with custom rear shock mounts
Warn rock rails, front and rear bumpers
15x10 Pacer wheels with 33 13.5 Pitbull rockers
Zenon extended TJ style fenders
and some offroad lights


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Shock mount


Hi lift jack and fire extinguisher mount


Shorter term plans, AtoZ front cage add on, Gen right 4in fenders, 35in rockers, 4:56/4:88s in the axles teralow 4:1 t-case kit. lower it a little, new seats and a matte black paint job

Long term. 1 ton axles, comp cut, 37s links air shocks aka a buggy



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Old 04-24-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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Last weekend I got the front window frame changed out to replace the red one with crack glass. The yesterday I drove it on the streets a little bit about 10 miles total to get her inspected. I think it was the most pavement this rig as seen in a very long time. Right now my debate is between gen right fenders or metal cloak. I really like the high clearance of the metal cloaks and judging by how much room I have with the 33s it looks like i can clear 37s on the same amount of lift with new axles.

Next step is getting the A to Z cage installed

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Old 05-07-2011, 05:13 PM   #3
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Did some work on the YJ today. The pitting on the wheels was driving me crazy so I took a scuff pad to them along a power ball and cleaned them up a little. They are not factory fresh but I was able to get them cleaned up a good amount.

before


after


contrast between the unpolished front wheel and the polished rear wheel


both polished.


For anyone thinking about getting nice aluminum wheels be prepared to spend a ton of time keeping them look good.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:13 PM   #4
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Had same wheels on my yj 10 years ago. And yes... High maintenance. They are so cheap now amazon has them for like $120.
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Don't laugh this was like I said, 10 years ago lol.
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they are a cool looking wheel and this rig has been around for a while. its been wheeled hard most of its life. When i decide on axles for it I'm going to get a set of either KMC or Allied beadlocks for it
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:50 PM   #7
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they are a cool looking wheel and this rig has been around for a while. its been wheeled hard most of its life. When i decide on axles for it I'm going to get a set of either KMC or Allied beadlocks for it
Love the beadlocks, I just picked up a set of Moabs of off a 05 rubicon. Bad ass stock wheels IMO.
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I've always liked the moabs and been hunting for a cheep set for my GFs rig (96 XJ) but this rig will very very rarely if ever see paved roads and I'm planning on running either, creepy crawlers or pitbull rockers in a 37in flavor
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finally got some new parts starting to come in for it.


picked these up from CT Custom Metal in VA, stock height boomerang shackles so i can lower her down about and inch.
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Figured I'd update this thread

got the booms installed and went wheeling last month.




how ever during the ride one of the guys saw this
I've ordered a front frame patch section to fix it hopefully getting that done next weekend

I also pulled off the Warn front bumper and 8274 plate. I dont think either one will be going back on the rig. thinking about doing a home brew stubby
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more of the front end stripped down. looking like mid week when i can get a friend with a mobile welder over to get it fixed



but now with the front fender off I'm digging the look. So I need to figure out how to build an inner fender or where to cut the stock ones to keep the look
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figured I'd update this thread

Metalcloak fenders
Metalcloak fender install

AtoZ fab cage and bumper
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/cage...ne-109592.html

and today lost the rear Zenon flairs


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Love to see Jeep build ups, keep up the good work!
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Love to see Jeep build ups, keep up the good work!

thanks man next big set is getting the teralow crawler gears in the t-case and a flay belly pan
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Lol. I emailed you asking about seatbelts from your add on CL. Id love to see this in person because that looks BA!
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Lol. I emailed you asking about seatbelts from your add on CL. Id love to see this in person because that looks BA!

thanks man. havent gotten to pulling out the belts yet. need to figure out sets first. I just got off the phone with a company and I'm getting the first of a new part here in about a month. details once its on
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thanks man next big set is getting the teralow crawler gears in the t-case and a flay belly pan
take your time on the teralow, put it together right and you are gonna love it... make a boo-boo putting it in and it will howl and groan and you will bummed. I have had a terralo for 8 years and it has been awesome-great product! again... keep up the good work, your build is an inspiration to others I guarantee it!
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looking nice..love the tires
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take your time on the teralow, put it together right and you are gonna love it... make a boo-boo putting it in and it will howl and groan and you will bummed. I have had a terralo for 8 years and it has been awesome-great product! again... keep up the good work, your build is an inspiration to others I guarantee it!

this is a very basic rig too. you should see the truggy I'm building with a friend of mine.

but the teralow. I've built one in the past and have built a doubled toy case with 4:7s
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:32 PM   #20
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sweet build keep us updated looking alot better already
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next major mod for the jeep, no more borrowed trailers. just picked up this mint 2001 18' Parker open center wood deck trailer from a guy in Monticello NY for $1800. Hoping to have everything squared away by mid November. I don't have a lot of time to get to the ins agent and DMV between now and then



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did a little more prep work for the new metal cloak corners that are coming should have them some time next week. I pulled off the old diamond plate corner guards and gave the tub a quick scuff and shot of black hammered finish paint before the corners go on.

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bout time we saw some progress. lookin good.
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That's a nice trailer... Def worth the trip back up after the party.... I'm leaving in 10 days but when I get back (2nd week of nov) I want to try and get a bunch of the HV guys/gals together for a trail ride.... Location TBA....
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Lookin' great! That bumper looks a lot like mine i made. LOL!
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Front fenders are sick! i don't read much.. maybe someone asked.. How much did you pay for them?
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Front fenders are sick! i don't read much.. maybe someone asked.. How much did you pay for them?

under 500 for them. i have rear to match but the snow this weekend killed my install plans
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DUDE !! Jeep is looking awsome. Keep posting pics of the build up. Thanks
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Im jealous of your metal cloak fenders I want the high arched front fenders there rear corner armer 4 inch flares and there rocker guard. Need to get my lcg build going on my yj but I just emptied my wallet on the 350 conversion.
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Where did you find them under $500?

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