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Old 04-20-2014, 03:38 PM   #61
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haha very nice

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Old 04-20-2014, 04:13 PM   #62
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haha very nice
lol, thanks! I got a $10 coupon from a local parts store, so I went and spent a bunch of money. They got me hook, line, and sinker!

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Old 04-20-2014, 04:20 PM   #63
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looks like it but looks good
im fixin to start the project of building my bumpers frt and rear gotta find good enough tube steel and a bender I have everything else at my shop to build a good set for under 100$ I think
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:28 PM   #64
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Since it's "Hip to be square", I went with the squared off driving lights to match after changing my mind on which set to get about 10 times!
looks good!
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:51 AM   #65
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:47 PM   #66
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Well so far I hate my YJ ... other than the first three days I had it. I will say though, I have never seen another vehicle that would take under 20 minutes to change the entire ignition system... Not only that but I didn't bust my knuckles, and hell I didn't even really get that dirty!

I don't really hate it by the way... just frustrating cause it randomly started running like shit and seems to have no real cause for it or order to it...
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:56 PM   #67
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Well so far I hate my YJ ... other than the first three days I had it. I will say though, I have never seen another vehicle that would take under 20 minutes to change the entire ignition system... Not only that but I didn't bust my knuckles, and hell I didn't even really get that dirty!

I don't really hate it by the way... just frustrating cause it randomly started running like shit and seems to have no real cause for it or order to it...
Try looking at the throttle body. Mine was running like shit and I was ready to burn it to the ground. Saw my throttle body was cracked bad swapped it and ran great till I fried the computer by driving down a flooded street
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What I like about my YJ is that a CJ front end can be fitted, and you end up with the best of all worlds!
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I like the $2000 price tag most of all. Parts everywhere and cheap. Easy to work on - reminds me of the late 60's - early 70's cars I cut my teeth on (figuratively that is). With top and doors off it's a lot like riding a M/C but with 4 wheels. Don't care one way or the other about square vs round lights. Looks good as is.

If we're counting - I wave to all jeepsters. Didn't know there's a protocol for who waves first..... think someone's pulling my leg.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:07 PM   #70
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I like the $2000 price tag most of all. Parts everywhere and cheap. Easy to work on - reminds me of the late 60's - early 70's cars I cut my teeth on (figuratively that is). With top and doors off it's a lot like riding a M/C but with 4 wheels. Don't care one way or the other about square vs round lights. Looks good as is.

If we're counting - I wave to all jeepsters. Didn't know there's a protocol for who waves first..... think someone's pulling my leg.
there is no protocol to wave or not but I like to kinda lets ya know who is really into jeeps and who just drives a vehicle back and forth to work and such me its a second family to me
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:36 PM   #71
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I love my recently acquired YJ over my past TJ, and in better condition than my past CJ! They are easy and cheaper to work on than my TJ and I'm not scared to get it scratched up! I've been fixing some stuff the PO let go and adding some new mods, next is a D44 in the rear with 410's and re-gear the front as well and a new exhaust and that set of square LED lights to take the place of the KC'S. The latest mod was something to show my YJ LOVE!!!

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I love my recently acquired YJ over my past TJ, and in better condition than my past CJ! They are easy and cheaper to work on than my TJ and I'm not scared to get it scratched up! I've been fixing some stuff the PO let go and adding some new mods, next is a D44 in the rear with 410's and re-gear the front as well and a new exhaust and that set of square LED lights to take the place of the KC'S. The latest mod was something to show my YJ LOVE!!!

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Old 07-24-2014, 11:27 PM   #73
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... think someone's pulling my leg.
Nope it is real. Here is a link to the jeep wave hierarchy. Although I think some points should be given to jeeps with temp tags.

jeeptalk.org/jeep_wave.php .
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Definition:


The Jeep Wave: An honor bestowed upon those drivers with the superior intelligence, taste, class, and discomfort tolerance to own the ultimate vehicle - the Jeep. Generally consists of vigorous side-to-side motion of one or both hands, but may be modified to suit circumstances and locally accepted etiquette. Examples of commonly accepted modifications:
Top off: One handed wave above windshield or outside body tub
Top off during blizzard: Shiver and nod, hands may remain frozen to steering wheel
Southern/rural locations: Raise fingers from steering wheel, nod
It's not what you buy, it's what you build and what you do with it.

In keeping with this cardinal rule of Jeeping, categories have been established to account for each part of the equation.
These categories are:
The Jeep Waving Hierarchy: Based on the vehicle itself. Takes into account the nostalgia factor, the discomfort tolerance quotient, and the amount of owner dedication required to maintain the steed.
The Modifying Sub-categories: Based on what you do with your Jeep.
Equipment Adjustments: What you build.


General Rules:

1. All Jeepers are responsible for upholding the tradition of the Wave. Upon contact with a higher scoring Jeep, a Jeeper is required to initiate the Wave, and continue the Wave until:
The Wave is returned
The Wave is blatantly disregarded
The higher scoring vehicle has passed by and is out of sight
2. All Jeepers are required to return the Wave, unless the initiating vehicle is clearly has a negative (below 0) score.

3. All Jeepers are encouraged, but not required, to return the Wave to negative balance vehicles, and take any opportunity presented to guide and mentor them about their responsibilities to their Jeeps in the hopes that they can correct the error of their ways.

4. When unsure of status or wave requirements of a particular encounter or unable to completely assess the other Jeep's score quickly enough to ensure that the proper Jeep Wave Etiquette rules are followed, immediately initiate wave.

"When in doubt, WHIP IT OUT!"



First, the Jeep Waving Hierarchy (JWH):

Category A Pre-CJ: 30
Category B Pre-AMC CJ: 27
Category C Other CJ: 25
Category D Commando: 20
Category E YJ 16
Category F TJ 15
Category G Cherokee, Wagoneer: 10
Category H All other Jeeps: 5
Category I All other 4WD vehicles EXCEPT yuppie Explorers: 0
Category J All other vehicles 0


The Modifying Sub-Categories (MSCs):
(What you do with it)

MSC Guidelines:

1. MSCs must be considered during all Jeep encounters, and wave patterns must be adjusted accordingly.

2. MSC 5 is the median - the accepted norm.

3. MSCs from 1 through 4 will increase score as listed.

4. MSCs 6 and 7 will decrease score as listed.

MSC 1: Top off; vehicle, driver, and all occupants covered with mud: +30
MSC 2: Top partially off; vehicle and some occupants covered with Mud: +20
MSC 3: Top on; vehicle covered with mud: +10
MSC 4: Top off during snow, sleet, hail, or heavy rain: +5
MSC 5: Somewhat dirty: 0
MSC 6: Obviously recently washed, but immediately re-muddied a little: -10
MSC 7: Clean, dry, unscratched, untested: -30


Equipment Adjustments
(What you build)


Consideration must be given to the current mechanical condition of the vehicle, including all modifications for trailworthiness, comfort, appearance, and spouse-appeasal. These are known as Equipment Adjustments (EAs). EAs are a complicated category, and often difficult to appraise under certain conditions (passing head-to-head at 60 mph, when covered with mud, etc) but must be used to modify score when feasible. If a vehicle is so covered with mud that you are unable to ascertain any of the EAs, you MUST assume that the EAs, when combined with the MSC 1 adjustment, would place the vehicle in a higher scoring position than any non-MSC 1 Jeep, and immediately initiate the wave. Otherwise, EAs will adjust score as follows:


Engine:
Stock, Pre-CJ, Working Condition: +2
Stock, 8-cyl: +2
Stock, 6-cyl: +1
Stock, 4-cyl: 0
Replaced, 8-cyl: +3
Replaced, 6-cyl (replacing 4-cyl): +2
Replaced, 6-cyl (replacing 6-cyl): 0
Replaced, 6-cyl (replacing 8-cyl): -1
Replaced, 4-cyl: -1
Drivetrain Modifications:
Improved internal mechanical parts (crank/cam/etc): +2 each
Upgraded Transmission: NV4500 or Turbo400: +3, All others: +2
Upgraded Transfer Case: +2
Improved exterior mechanical parts (headers/manifolds/pumps/filters/etc): +1 each
Stone stock in a pre-1970 vehicle: +3 (for nostalgia and historical analysis)
All Comfort enhancements removed for more power: +2
Tires:
Stock or unremarkable: 0
Original Tires on Pre-CJ: +2
Slightly oversized (up to 31"): +1
Over 31, with other appropriate mods: +2
Any size, currently covered with mud: +2
Working tires > 31" with original donut spare: -2
Low-profile: -10
Suspension:
Stock, Pre-CJ: +2 if driver can still walk after an hour in the saddle
Body lift: +1/inch
Suspension lift: +2/inch
Spring-Over Lift: +3
High-quality shocks: +2
Lowered: -20
Other accessories/conditions:
Winch, heavy-duty, obviously used: +2
Winch, heavy-duty, use unclear: +1
Other winch, obviously used: +1
Little, chrome-covered, toy winch: -1
Lockers: +2
Upgraded axles: +1
Upgraded transfer case: +1
Each chrome accessory currently shiny: -1
Each neon accessory: -2
Fire extinguishers: +1
Block and Tackle, anchors, etc: +2
Ropes, straps, tow chains: +1
Tow Hooks: +1
Nerf Bars/Rock Rails, used and scarred: +2
Nerf Bars, shiny, no scars: -1
Heavy duty bash/skid plates: +1
Other protective plating (diamond plate, etc): +2 if scarred, -2 if unscarred
Extra fuel tanks/oversize fuel tanks: +1
External Gear Carrying Rack: +1
Multi disc-CD Player: -1
More than one subwoofer: -1 each
First Aid Kit: +1
Backpack, food, emergency gear (just in case): +2
On-board air compressor: +1
On-board Welder: +2
Girly, shiny chrome center caps: -1
Krylon home-made paint job: +1 (for realizing it's just going to happen again)
Blackout Headlight Covers: -1
Any little flippy interior vanity mirrors: -1
Children in vehicle: +1/each (for proper training/indoctrination), +2 if muddy, an immediate correction if not belted in.
EARNED trip stickers/badges/etc: +1/each
Unearned stickers/badges/etc: -2/each
Stickers advertising for other than 4wd-related businesses: -2 (except No Fear: -5)
MSC 1 vehicle in corporate lot sharing with neighbor vehicles: +1 per vehicle decorated
Correct mental attitude, seen or proven: +3
Windshield down: +1 (+2 if raining/snowing)
Bugs left on face/teeth as evidence of recent windshield down driving: +1 (+2 if more than a week old)
CB radio or other communication tool (for emergency only): +1
Hi-Lift Jack: +2
Flexible caulking to fill leaks and body damage: +2
Dogs as passengers, properly secured: +1 (sharing the joy of Jeeping)
Bringing a new Jeeper into the Family: +5
Extra Lighting, used for night-wheeling, not pastel or neon colored: +1/ea
Homemade roll bar pads: +1
Duct Tape currently in use: +1 per yard
Duct Tape Reserve: +1 per roll
Top on and windows up, warm day: -2
Grenade Hood Ornament: +1
P.A. - used to harass drivers of lesser vehicles: +1
Storage boxes from solid steel or ammo cans: +1
Waving while fighting the older Jeeps' natural urge to wander: +1
Plastic headlight covers/accessories: -1
Bra (on a Jeep - how could you??): -1
Snorkel Gear (functional): +2
Battle Scars:
Mashed hood, top, etc., obviously from roll-over: +3
Holes above glove box where passenger ripped grab-bar out: +3
Heavily gouged rocker panels: +2
Bloody seats: +2
V-bent front bumper from being pulled out of that REALLY bad one: +2
Scarred sides from those mis-judged rocks: +1
Any small parking lot dent/scratch still identifiable: -1
Other accessories bent, folded, mangled or mutilated: +1, EXCEPT:
See above, but said item is owned by your spouse: +2
No scars whatsoever: -3 (Unless Pre-CJ restored, then: +3)
New body due to rust only: -5 (unless a rescue, see discussion below)
New body due to damage: Previous damage points carry over (see discussion below)
Fire Damage (bubbled paint, singed seats, etc): +2
Limbs, Shrubs, etc attached well enough to remain at highway speed: +1/each
Any rescue in the Jeep's past requiring the use of snowmobiles: +1
Any rescue in the Jeep's past requiring the use of boats: +2
Any rescue in the Jeep's past requiring the use of tracked vehicles: +2
Scars on the driver - MUST be Jeep-related, may require proof: +1
Each Jeep Rescue performed: +1
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:11 PM   #75
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WOW! I've done book reports on stuff shorter than that ^. Good to know though.

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Old 08-05-2014, 11:03 PM   #76
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4. When unsure of status or wave requirements of a particular encounter or unable to completely assess the other Jeep's score quickly enough to ensure that the proper Jeep Wave Etiquette rules are followed, immediately initiate wave.

"When in doubt, WHIP IT OUT!"
HaHa!! GA #4 is all you need.
That was funny but a little too thought out...

I dig the headlights! That's the way I remember jeeps growing up.

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Old 09-03-2014, 07:47 AM   #77
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It started when I was 1 year old. In 1986, my dad bought a brand new 87 YJ. was the family truckster. Had it until I was 26. That thing was bullet proof. Was a great vehicle around the farm. Anyways, I remember how much fun I had with my dad in his YJ, and I want the same with my family. We just had our first born 22 weeks ago, and I want to have the same experiences, from sitting on the roll bars as a family watching fire works on July 4th, to driving to the beach with the doors and top off. And the occasional trail. Every jeep I've owned in the past has been for hard core 4 wheeling, but this one's mostly about its sentimental value to me. Could have bought a TJ or JK, buy it's the YJ which I hold close to my heart.
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:10 PM   #78
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Its the best Jeep ever hands down. Easiest to do a V8 swap. Best frame. Best tub. Best thing about the YJ is that it is not a Mopar. It's so much nicer driving than a weak framed CJ, with skinny axles. And TJ's are more complicated, don't seem to have as much interior room, and have Dodge Neon interior components.
Seriously about 90% of the TJ's here in NWMO are driven by 16 -25 yo county girly girls. They are just a status symbol for fake ass country wannabe's. The girls drive the TJ's and the fake ass county boy's drive there jacked up coal rolling diesels mommy paid for. The JK owners are just upper class keepin up with the Jones types. The only real Jeeps in this town are CJ's J-10's XJ's and YJ's. Rant over.
Oh yeah YJ's have the best grill.
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I love the fact that mine is the same age as me and is tall enough I can work underneath it in the rain and that tj and jk owners just kinda stare at it's pure beast mode
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On the way to work this past Tuesday. It was 61 degrees, heavy fog, had the top and doors off. Most relaxing ride to work yet, I just wanted to keep going!! Love my YJ!!
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On the way to work this past Tuesday. It was 61 degrees, heavy fog, had the top and doors off. Most relaxing ride to work yet, I just wanted to keep going!! Love my YJ!!
I can't wait till my build is finished and I can drive to work. An hour commute on a nice day with the top off.
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When I bought my 89' YJ, two years ago, I bought it with the idea of dropping in a SBC. Had a sweet 350 and auto trans ready to go in something for a while. Have an 80' CJ5 with a SBC, and wanted the longer and slightly wider YJ. But the 4.2L / AX15 jeep works so well, that I don't have the heart to change it out! It did not take long to become my favorite Jeep. I really do not understand the round or square headlight thing. If anything, the square headlights mean, that I have the Best model Wrangler!

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