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Old 09-16-2009, 09:40 AM   #1
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New guy on the block

New to the forum and thought I would say hey and post a pic of my new project. Any helpful ideas of what to do or things I should know about this 1993 YJ please feel free to let me know.


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Old 09-16-2009, 09:50 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Get it out of the garage and drive the heck out of it.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:56 AM   #4
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welcome nice wrangler i agree get it out and drive but remember dont forget to take pics
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:30 PM   #5
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oh trust me i want to get it out but can't get it registered until Friday because the guy I bought if from Sunday is out of town until then. I didn't realize getting a car registered would be such a pain (get the title notorized, stand in line forever then pay ALOT of money). I will probably take it on the north end of Carolina Beach in NC this weekend and I will be sure to take pics. When I was buying it the other night the guy took me down there for one last spin and we could have stayed in 2 wheel drive with no problem. He put it in 4H just to show me how it worked and it ran strong.
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that's awesome at least u know everything works sounds like the guy was really a true jeeper at heart most guys that try to rip u off will just say trust me or some other bs how much was the heep
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well I dont know if he was a hardcore jeeper because he only had it for 4 months and decided he wanted a dune buggy instead. The Jeep is a 1993 with 106k original miles on it and the inside is in great shape as well as the body with only minor dings and rust. He just had a new transfer case put in and I saw the invoice that was $400 right there. He also showed me what he bought it for 4 months ago and that was $4,095. He was asking $4400 but I talked him down to $4,100 and he threw in a new JVC radio that I'm having put in on Saturday (considering I tried last night and still isn't working, I must have hooked something up wrong or it is more complicated than I thought). So for $4,100 I know he didn't make money and I feel like I got a pretty solid jeep to start off with. I plan on doing a few things myself to it like fixing minor things that are wrong and cleaning it up some so hopefully nothing major will come along in the near future. Also the tires are in GREAT shape and it has American Racing rims so that right there with the tires and rims would be pretty expensive I would assume.
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:11 PM   #9
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Nice ride--what do ya want for them fender flares???
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well I dont know if he was a hardcore jeeper because he only had it for 4 months and decided he wanted a dune buggy instead. The Jeep is a 1993 with 106k original miles on it and the inside is in great shape as well as the body with only minor dings and rust. He just had a new transfer case put in and I saw the invoice that was $400 right there. He also showed me what he bought it for 4 months ago and that was $4,095. He was asking $4400 but I talked him down to $4,100 and he threw in a new JVC radio that I'm having put in on Saturday (considering I tried last night and still isn't working, I must have hooked something up wrong or it is more complicated than I thought). So for $4,100 I know he didn't make money and I feel like I got a pretty solid jeep to start off with. I plan on doing a few things myself to it like fixing minor things that are wrong and cleaning it up some so hopefully nothing major will come along in the near future. Also the tires are in GREAT shape and it has American Racing rims so that right there with the tires and rims would be pretty expensive I would assume.
I got no Pix up yet, of my 4-Banger. but it is a dog compared to yours. Cept them fender flares look kinda out of place. Might want to loose those. hahahahhah--Hey we got the same front bumper--cool
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about the radio did u remember to hook up the power and the mem wire is the usual prob if ur getting power but no sound make sure the coax wire is hooked in some decks wont work with out it
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Welcome to the forums. Hopefully you already know about the Jeep Wave. Other then that, the '93 was a really great year for the YJs. You got the 4-, 6- cyl or a v8?
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it has a 6 cylinder 4.0 liter. I finally got the title notorized this morning so that hurdle is out of they way not its on to the lovely licsence plate agency after work to get my 30 day tag. Tomorrow I plan on getting the oil changed any suggestions on what kind I should tell them to put in it? Also one of the exhuast pipes has broken from the frame of the jeep and it just needs to be welded, right now it is rigged up with a zip tie just so it doesnt hit the wheel. They just opened a MIDAS right down the street from my and I know they do muffler stuff and they are running a special on oil changes so maybe I can knock both out there in a few hours. Then after that I am just going to take it to Best Buy and get them to look at the radio and possibly run new wires because right now it is all rigged up pretty crappy and the wire looks old to me. So with all that said hopefully on Sunday I can hit up the beach and actually enjoy my new toy.
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Nice ride--what do ya want for them fender flares???
I think I will keep the fender flares because I think they add to the look of the jeep. Yeah I like the black bumper, fender and step bars it def makes the jeep look tough. They are a little rusted here and there on the sides does anyone know if I can paint them with black paint or should I just leave it like they are?
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I think I will keep the fender flares because I think they add to the look of the jeep. Yeah I like the black bumper, fender and step bars it def makes the jeep look tough. They are a little rusted here and there on the sides does anyone know if I can paint them with black paint or should I just leave it like they are?
Good idea, they come in handy. the guy I got my Jeep from, decided he liked the looks of his better with out flares. Now every bit of water from the road, ends up on my arm, back and dash, from the back wheels, and all over my roll bar from the front wheels. ---When I was a Kid, fenders were designed to cover tires, to keep crap off of the vehicle. No add on flares were needed. the things we compromise for fashion.---I keep a can of touch up paint handy. for little dings and rust areas. I'm looking for a good undercoating now. I think Jeeps do better, and look cleaner, when all their exposed under pieces or painted. Preventing rust is easier, than getting rid of it. Have fun with your new baby.
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very nice ride....love those square lights
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very nice ride....love those square lights
thanks and I like the square lights myself rather than the round ones. I probably don't need the light covers just yet because I plan on just hitting the beach with it for now, but I wanted to complete the set and those two were missing.
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Good idea, they come in handy. the guy I got my Jeep from, decided he liked the looks of his better with out flares. Now every bit of water from the road, ends up on my arm, back and dash, from the back wheels, and all over my roll bar from the front wheels. ---When I was a Kid, fenders were designed to cover tires, to keep crap off of the vehicle. No add on flares were needed. the things we compromise for fashion.---I keep a can of touch up paint handy. for little dings and rust areas. I'm looking for a good undercoating now. I think Jeeps do better, and look cleaner, when all their exposed under pieces or painted. Preventing rust is easier, than getting rid of it. Have fun with your new baby.
yeah having the flares will def keep you much cleaner and dry for the most part, good luck finding some
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As far as puting oil in it, I usually run 5w30 during the summer and 10w30 during the winter. I also run the L6 4.0, easiest engine I've ever worked on, but I am only DIY home mechanic, so that doesn't say much. Before you go to the beach, I would crawl under there and make sure everything is greased up, and afterwards make sure you take a pressure washer the the underside. A little bit of sand in the wrong place can cause alot of headache.

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