I though I'd join this group in order to start getting more involved in the Jeep community. Short story long, my father bought this Jeep brand new in 1993, and it has been in my family ever since. 281,000 miles later, I decided to restore it. And give it a small facelift....
I'm the second generation and fourth owner of this rig, I learned to drive stick with it and I'm sure my son will get it.....maybe......when he's 30 or so.
Thanks y'all. The 280K are on the same engine and tranny. Still has good compression, doesn't leak or burn oil or coolant and runs like a champ. All maintenance has been done religiously. I'm aiming for a 500,000 mile engine if my luck holds out.
With this "storm of doom" here in the panhandle, I got a chance to test out the new mods. The Jeep doesn't even blink in 2-3 feet of water....it was nice to see a 4X4 Ram stop and pull a U Turn while I cruise on by. Though I am REALLY wishing my new soft door uppers had been delivered yesterday.... guess that's why they make Wet Weather Gear. Also, pretty impressed with the Wet Okole seats, they haven't absorbed any water yet really.
Finally got my windows in the mail so I can stay drier in the rain. Did some interior work on the door handles, got the hi lift mounted and LED taillights/guards installed. Awaiting my rifle mounts, steering stabilizers and then...who knows.
20" by 12" with 35" by 12.5" Tires. I was very hesitant when they were recommended for me by the 4x4 Shop here, but I think they came out really nice.
Jeep looks cool brother, I don't want to come across wrong but are you sure those are 20x12? That looks like a 20x10, I have 12" wide on mine with a -44 offset and your wheels look a lot more narrow. The 20" look surprisingly good though, I have a 93 with a 38/15.5/18 and I've seen other 20's on a yj and looked funny but yours don't with the XD wheel. The transformation looks great.
Rhino lining. It's about 1/8" thick. Black on the outside and gray on the inside.
Looks great! Did you use Monstaliner? I am thinking of doing my YJ with the same thing or paint it professionally black. I looked online and couldn't find many good pics, but this is a great pic of what it looks like
Thanks to Kenny Turner at Twisted Suspension, my DIY project is done. Maybe my buddy in Virginia can make some out of his new shop. Because at the pace I weld I'd have to charge like $1000 to make each one lol!
If you guys want me to explore making these let me know.
Kane 1993 Indestructible YJ
US Army Master Diver
"Choose the harder right over the easier wrong..." CPT Shawn English, KIA 03DEC06