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Old 01-15-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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My First Jeep!

Hey everyone I just wanted to post a couple pics of my new Jeep. It is my first although I have been a fan for years. I have also done a lot of wheelin in friends jeeps and my old suburban. The Jeep is a 95 Wrangler 2.5 with just over 100k on it. Very well kept and fully functional. I added a set of lift shackles to it and 31's on stock TJ wheels. I plan on doing loads more to it but for now I'm going to just have fun!

Lookin Pretty.

First trip out. Azusa OHV

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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I call it Tweety because of the gas cap, and am planning on a lot of tweeking and primping and hopefully in the not-too-distant future will get to a Jeep week end and learn how to climb & play in it. I've been a Jeep fan since I was 10, now finally 25years later I have my dream vehicle!!! Any tips &/or tricks please?!
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
Guesses a lot ;)

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Read the owners manual. lol. Find a club to go wheelin with and talk to everybody you can. Take it easy except when you need momentum and never underestimate the power of the wiggle...
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:08 AM   #4
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Welcome and nice Jeep! That's a clean one!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:51 AM   #5
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op,,,thats a nice looking yj,,,,


tweety,,,,whats the deal with the round lights,and the gas cap ??? are your wiper,s broken,,they seem to be laying down on the windshield awfully far...

























just giving you some crap,,,,that is a nice looking tj...
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:48 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum nice looking Jeep. Advice above is great join a club there is a lot of wisdon, experience and some really great folks. Hang out on your local page by state and you will find some loose groups with impromptu runs. Happy wheeling.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:55 AM   #7
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welcome most important thing is just use it and have fun. as time goes bye you find all kinds of things you want or would like to do to it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:38 PM   #8
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are the family style roll bars a direct replacement on the yj?
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:42 PM   #9
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Nice, clean YJ. I too bought my first Jeep, a '95 YJ with a 2.5. I plan to drive it a while, and then watch out credit card!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #10
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are the family style roll bars a direct replacement on the yj?
To answer your question, yes and no.

Yes they will fit in the early YJ with the sport type bar.
No. On my 88 when I put in the 95 family bar, the bolt pattern on the loop where it bolts down to the floor is not the same as my sport style. All I will need to do is slot the holes and bolt it down. other thing is drilling holes to bolt the rear seat belt retractor in.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:20 PM   #11
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Thanks for the tips, I'm on the very north coast of BC Canada and haven't found a local club yet... everything on tweety came with it, my first thing will be a tow pkg then fog lights on the front bumper, eventually a lot more!!! This WF is Awesome JEEPS are the BEST!!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:00 PM   #12
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I am not completely new to wheelin but I am open to all and any advice to make my experience with the jeep good. I have a ton of plans to fully build the yj but I'm doing it on a small budget (I have two young boys). I have already made a small presence in my local forum and plan to go on a run with some guys this coming weekend. My main focus here is to build the jeep with my boys and teach them what I have learned over the years. Especially the value of building something yourself. For us it's all about the fun that comes along with it. Happy wheelin and maybe I will some day meet some you guys out on the trails!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:46 PM   #13
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that's a nice clean jeep man
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:02 AM   #14
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A little update, I just got an aussie locker in the mail. added Led tail lights. Ordering my front bumber and 4" lift kit next week. My yj is well on its way to tackling some tough trails.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:55 AM   #15
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Update

It's been a while since I posted but my jerp has made a lot of progress. It's got a rubicon express 4" lift, Aussie locker up front, 15x10" Mickey Thompson fakelocks with bfg 33/12.50s, new rampage soft top, smittybilt front bumper, and a new stereo so far. Next up I want to do a rear bumper tire carrier combo and a ford 8.8 swap. Once I get the running gear decently built up I am planning a Chevy 4.8L swap. Well here is a pic. More to come soon.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:18 AM   #16
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Do you have fitment issues with your Rampage Top? Being really loose and saggy?
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When I first installed the top it was a little loose. I bought a complete top with new hardware because the PO took off the original hard top and sold it so I had no hardware at all. The rampage frame has an adjustable spreader bar so I was able to tighten it up just a bit and now it fits pretty good. Not perfect but for the price I am very happy with it.
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When I first installed the top it was a little loose. I bought a complete top with new hardware because the PO took off the original hard top and sold it so I had no hardware at all. The rampage frame has an adjustable spreader bar so I was able to tighten it up just a bit and now it fits pretty good. Not perfect but for the price I am very happy with it.
Just advice but if it doesnt fit real tight now, it will only get looser over time. So just the heads up!
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:47 AM   #19
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On your rear bumper and spare tire carrier. I went with the Orfab swing out tire carrier and jerry can mount. This unit mounts to the body. I really like it a lot. Just a suggestion on a different rout to go. Here is what it looks like.

















Great looking jeep!!! Glad you went with the better quality lift in the RE. I have that on mine and love it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:45 PM   #20
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Thanks for the info. I am leaning towards a carrier that mounts to the body because I like that look. Yours is nice and I also like the genright set up. I guess we will see when I have the money lol. I really like the RE lift, didn't seem like much more money to get a lot more quality.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:53 PM   #21
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cool jeep pics

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