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Old 03-13-2011, 01:43 AM   #1
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Cool My tax-return new grocery go-gettin mall crawler

So I had been on the prowl for a new-to-me wrangler for the last 3 weeks. I did a lot of research so i'd know exactly what i want in it.. heres a list of what I decided on and why:

4.0L I6: Power! gotta drive it on the freeway every once in a while.
5 speed manual: Automatics just take the fun out of driving, plus i want more control
Hard Top: Snow in Spokane can suck and I don't like the look of a full soft top.
Model Year 92-95: 92's had the 4.0 Fuel Injected, also the first year they had the full family roll cage with rear shoulder belts. YJ's were basically going to be in my budget of around 5k
Reasonably low mileage: should be obvious

So I searched and I searched, craigslist, cars.com, autotrader.com, carsforsale.com, recycler.com, lemonfree.com, dealer websites, etc etc etc. Along with IRS delays and mess-ups with my return I had to keep waiting, and searching, and researching more YJ info.

Finally, last Thursday I found one I liked on craigslist, talked with the seller, asked many many questions (this jeep was a 6 hour drive from Spokane) Friday rolled around and my partial payment for my return was deposited into my account! I hopped in the Uplander and drove and drove and drove.. Long story short heres what I got.. apologies for the dark pictures, just took them tonight. The owner originally had the soft top on and we took it off and put the hard top on:







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A short list of what it has in/on/around it now:

1992 Islander!
4.0L I6
5 speed
155k miles
5 inch spring over (Skyjacker) lift
1 inch shackle lift
35x12.5 cooper mud terrains (20-30% tread left )
15x10 black steel file with beadlocks
8.8 Ford Explorer rear end with limited slip differential
Slip-yoke eliminator
Tom woods rear drive line
Front axle has TJ axle shafts and ARB air locker
3.73 gears

I plan on doing a few things to it obviously.. every jeep is a project being worked on or waiting to be worked on. I will update later on my planned upgrades!

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Old 03-13-2011, 08:24 AM   #2
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looks good man!

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Old 03-13-2011, 09:43 AM   #3
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Thanks! gonna post more pics today as I brought my camera with me to work lol
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:57 AM   #4
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Nice!, atleast all the big mods are complete.now you can make it your own
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:07 AM   #5
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Nice find but I don't think that Grocery go-gettin and mall crawlin is all that rig is gonna do
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:06 AM   #6
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Lol yeah I, might take it off road, it looks like it might be able to take it lol
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:09 AM   #7
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So I had been on the prowl for a new-to-me wrangler for the last 3 weeks. I did a lot of research so i'd know exactly what i want in it.. heres a list of what I decided on and why:

4.0L I6: Power! gotta drive it on the freeway every once in a while.
5 speed manual: Automatics just take the fun out of driving, plus i want more control
Hard Top: Snow in Spokane can suck and I don't like the look of a full soft top.
Model Year 92-95: 92's had the 4.0 Fuel Injected, also the first year they had the full family roll cage with rear shoulder belts. YJ's were basically going to be in my budget of around 5k
Reasonably low mileage: should be obvious

So I searched and I searched, craigslist, cars.com, autotrader.com, carsforsale.com, recycler.com, lemonfree.com, dealer websites, etc etc etc. Along with IRS delays and mess-ups with my return I had to keep waiting, and searching, and researching more YJ info.

Finally, last Thursday I found one I liked on craigslist, talked with the seller, asked many many questions (this jeep was a 6 hour drive from Spokane) Friday rolled around and my partial payment for my return was deposited into my account! I hopped in the Uplander and drove and drove and drove.. Long story short heres what I got.. apologies for the dark pictures, just took them tonight. The owner originally had the soft top on and we took it off and put the hard top on:







(Click images for larger view)

A short list of what it has in/on/around it now:

1992 Islander!
4.0L I6
5 speed
155k miles
5 inch spring over (Skyjacker) lift
1 inch shackle lift
35x12.5 cooper mud terrains (20-30% tread left )
15x10 black steel file with beadlocks
8.8 Ford Explorer rear end with limited slip differential
Slip-yoke eliminator
Tom woods rear drive line
Front axle has TJ axle shafts and ARB air locker
3.73 gears

I plan on doing a few things to it obviously.. every jeep is a project being worked on or waiting to be worked on. I will update later on my planned upgrades!
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:11 AM   #8
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Did you get a spare?
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:21 AM   #9
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Nah no spare yet. it's on my to do list though. I'm thinking I'm gonna go down to 33s and not as wide. truck ruts are all over around here and they are scary lol.
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:10 PM   #10
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Hell of a find, dude.

You won't be disappointed with the 4.0 YJ. The only problem I see is that almost everything has been taken care of already. What's left for you to add?
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Lol good point, I wanna do, monstaliner interior and exterior, new seats, fix some stuff etc
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Also gotta put in a compressor, the lines are hooked up and all but it just needs the tank. I wanna get one of high output ARB ones.
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nice jeep but prolly terrible mpg
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:33 PM   #14
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nice jeep but prolly terrible mpg
Probably, haven't paid attention yet lol
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