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Old 08-24-2012, 06:35 PM   #4171
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I got those in within 15 min without pulling the dash. I just got a friend to sticck his hand up behind the speaker and grabs the nuts with a wrench.
Yeah, I had a buddy do the same thing and it worked great on the passenger side. Just couldn't get to them on the drivers side. I'm sure it should have been easier than it was, but for my first jeep project it was fun none the less. I do wish that I had purchased new dash speakers before I pulled the dash off. Would have been nice to kill 2 birds, but at least I know how to do it now.

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is the exhaust bolt on? havent really looked at mine yet been meaning to install test pipe and new muffler

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:20 PM   #4173
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Today uploaded bumper pics ... Sunday fenders!

Today I didn't do anything to the YJ, but I did finally upload the pictures from a bumper replacement. Sunday, it's brand new fenders, PG5 painted!

More to come ..
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:59 PM   #4175
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Cleaned her up, gave her a little TLC and fell in love with her all over again!!!
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:01 PM   #4177
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Pulled my carpet and drain plugs and found some rust, but nothing a wire brush and some PB Blaster can't handle. Also had a check engine light with code 21. Found a crack in my exhaust manifold which makes sense. So I am moving exhaust replacement up to priority one. Time to start researching headers.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:20 PM   #4178
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I started installing a "new to me" lift on my 95. The PO told me it was a 2.5, but I'm thinking that is wrong. I tore the front end apart and replaced the leaves, only to find that my stock shocks wouldn't even come close to bolting in. Take a look and tell me how much lift you think it is. I only got the front done thanks to the weather down here. Here is a pic of the Jeep as it sits now. It will be at least a week before I can finish her up thanks to Isaac.

I also finally experienced death wobble today. I started driving home from my sister's house, where I worked on my Jeep, and at 2500rpms in 3rd gear I thought I was a gonner. My jeep felt like it was coming apart and the steering wheel was making 1/2 turns. Wow!!!

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:35 PM   #4179
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #4180
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I started installing a "new to me" lift on my 95. The PO told me it was a 2.5, but I'm thinking that is wrong. I tore the front end apart and replaced the leaves, only to find that my stock shocks wouldn't even come close to bolting in. Take a look and tell me how much lift you think it is. I only got the front done thanks to the weather down here. Here is a pic of the Jeep as it sits now. It will be at least a week before I can finish her up thanks to Isaac.

I also finally experienced death wobble today. I started driving home from my sister's house, where I worked on my Jeep, and at 2500rpms in 3rd gear I thought I was a gonner. My jeep felt like it was coming apart and the steering wheel was making 1/2 turns. Wow!!!

I'm thinking that is a 4" lift by the looks of it. DW could be caused by anything... Did you have shocks attached when you drove and did you drive home with the front end up but not the rear? Steering stabilizer is usually recommended with a 4" lift. It's going to look sweet once you have it all installed.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:14 PM   #4181
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Took it to Cliffs today. What a difference between 33's and 31's I had before. It was fun
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:56 AM   #4182
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I started installing a "new to me" lift on my 95. The PO told me it was a 2.5, but I'm thinking that is wrong. I tore the front end apart and replaced the leaves, only to find that my stock shocks wouldn't even come close to bolting in. Take a look and tell me how much lift you think it is. I only got the front done thanks to the weather down here. Here is a pic of the Jeep as it sits now. It will be at least a week before I can finish her up thanks to Isaac.

I also finally experienced death wobble today. I started driving home from my sister's house, where I worked on my Jeep, and at 2500rpms in 3rd gear I thought I was a gonner. My jeep felt like it was coming apart and the steering wheel was making 1/2 turns. Wow!!!
Uuuuhhh!!! Looks like you got switches!!!
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:24 PM   #4183
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Last night I went on a night run with the club up Gowler Wash, man there was a lot of rain thru there recently. It was a good run for a stocker but I got all the way thru under my own power, never had to get a tug. That felt good for a newbie at this 4 wheeling stuff!

I also found out that headlights alone just don't cut it so I went out and got a pair of driving lights that I will install tonight after it cools down and my driveway is in the shade. Can't can't wait to get them on and test them out! Woo Hoo!
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:39 PM   #4184
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Installed my newly painted full doors. More work to be done but thinking about pulling it off the for sale list
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:40 PM   #4185
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:41 PM   #4186
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Took it to Cliffs today. What a difference between 33's and 31's I had before. It was fun
i was thinking about stepping up to 33's for my next set what are some pros and cons opposed to 31's?
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I decided to leave the rear flares on, but to cut them to match the front.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:53 PM   #4188
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Removed the gas tank

I removed my gas tank today to see if I had sediment on the bottom of the tank. It was clean. Now to look for a skid plate for the gas tank and a filler next due to rust corrosion. I still cant figure out why my jeep stops for no reason. Next will be checking the computer I will eventually figure it out.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:01 PM   #4189
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Took the a/c components off and finally got it running again. I wish i knew why the skirt broke on number three piston. The other three "looked" fine. I did throw a set of bearings in while it was apart.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:21 PM   #4190
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i was thinking about stepping up to 33's for my next set what are some pros and cons opposed to 31's?
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Pros:
- easier to go over obstacles;
- wider track (more stability);
- bigger contact surface (better grip);
- greater axle (the lowest point on your Jeep) road clearance.
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- if you're on your original d35 you have to be extra careful so you won't snap it (33's in combination with stock d35's are notorious for that), I got lucky this time but I wasn't doing anything super crazy either. I have heard for d35 32's are a safer choice although as a less popular size might cost a bit more and be a bit narrower than standard 33's.
- wider track (you now become wider, which might become an issue to go between things, although I haven't heard anyone complaining a lot about it )
- if you go with mudders, buy a set of ear plugs. They are insanely noisy on freeways or anything above 45, especially with doors or roof (or both) off. I'd buy a good set of AT's rather. They are almost as good off road but a lot more pavement friendly (in the noise department).

I think that's it out of big ones off the top of my head. Anyone feel free to add if you find I missed anything.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:31 PM   #4191
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is the exhaust bolt on? havent really looked at mine yet been meaning to install test pipe and new muffler
You can bolt it on but I had mine welded because the PO had installed one that was booted on and it had been leaking so I figured welding it would make it last longer.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:15 PM   #4192
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Well ...

Pros:
- easier to go over obstacles;
- wider track (more stability);
- bigger contact surface (better grip);
- greater axle (the lowest point on your Jeep) road clearance.
Cons:
- if you're on your original d35 you have to be extra careful so you won't snap it (33's in combination with stock d35's are notorious for that), I got lucky this time but I wasn't doing anything super crazy either. I have heard for d35 32's are a safer choice although as a less popular size might cost a bit more and be a bit narrower than standard 33's.
- wider track (you now become wider, which might become an issue to go between things, although I haven't heard anyone complaining a lot about it )
- if you go with mudders, buy a set of ear plugs. They are insanely noisy on freeways or anything above 45, especially with doors or roof (or both) off. I'd buy a good set of AT's rather. They are almost as good off road but a lot more pavement friendly (in the noise department).

I think that's it out of big ones off the top of my head. Anyone feel free to add if you find I missed anything.
Now I haven't had a single problem with 33's on my stock axles and I go a bit ruff when I'm out on the trail so I guess I'm lucky but the d35 with the right gearing it'll be fine. The wider stance I've always just gone around things or cockeyed my positions so not really that big of and issue as long as you don't go throu a atv trail lol. And it depend on what kind of mudders you get there always going to be louder than at's. Only bad thing about mudders is in the winter driving in the town, cause mudders suck in light snow and ice so you have to watch it with the gas, you can get them siped which would help but I don't recommend it.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:31 PM   #4193
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had her towed home. clutch went out on the way back from Ocean City. Guess I'll be busy next week when i get back home.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:36 PM   #4194
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Compleated My New Rough-Country 4" lift! Love it!

Newer rims and 31" tires next!
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:51 PM   #4195
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Got in 20+ hour of work on it this weekend, so close to done. Got in led tail lights today, painted entire roll cage, replaced all trim, got three out of four flares on. Still have to put in all interior and last flare next weekend. Also need to replace fuel pump since dropping the tank killed it with crud. It is one of the nicest YJs you will ever see though.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:16 PM   #4196
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Got my 4wd working properly today, had to trace my vacuum lines and found Mr. Red lying on the side not attached... Plugged it into a vacuum source, and loe and behold, front end working like it's brand new..... Also, had my new rims put on, looking better and better. No where near done with my project, but loving the voyage... Hope my new body lift comes in this week, taking the 3" out and replacing with a 1.25.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #4197
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I bought mine today. An '89 YJ Islander with a 4.2 I6 and a 5 speed.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:45 PM   #4198
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Damn! The more I'm reading the more I see that for a Wrangler owner it's as much fun fixing it as much driving it compare to any other vehicle it there
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I bought mine today. An '89 YJ Islander with a 4.2 I6 and a 5 speed.
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