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Old 01-19-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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2xs, a new Jeep, a new Build Thread!

So, after my '90 2.5L AX5 YJ was totaled, and LOADS of looking around, I have FINALLY come up with a replacment!

Got me a '93 with a 4.0L and an AX-15!
Has the K&K CAI kit, and the Pacesetter header, upgraded downpipe that wraps around the front of the oil pan.

Has a overhead sound bar with some integrated stuff, havent looked into it to far, but i might keep it there...

It has a custom home made rear bumper with swingout spare carrier, Im removing this, it sticks out WAY to far!

More in post 2!
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:13 PM   #2
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Optima Red Top Battery,

So, Whats the FIRST thing I do? as soon as i got home?
Started tearing all my goodies off of my '90!

I now have a big pile of upgrades to play with!

Just need the paint code, and I can paint the family bar, front bars, and BARNES SKID!
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:19 PM   #3
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THEN! I swapped on my Smitty front bumper (made sure to keep the floods on.

OH YEA, it CANE WITH FLOODS!

and they work too!

Then I swapped in my projector front lamps for a GREAT visibility improvement!

Coming soon! Hard top and full doors (Yes, Ill look funny with a Black Jeep with RED DOORS till summer, I might Plastikote them black for a while, but they WILL be painted Black professionally.

AND! Im swapping my 3.5" Lift, shocks, 1 ton steering, and Tcase SYE!

AND THEN, FINALLY, Ill get off my A55 and prep/install the 8.8 that WAS SUPOSED to go into my '90!
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:24 PM   #4
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I am also about to order the Aluminum corner armor and steep rocker guards!

YJ Corner Guard 6061-T6 Aluminum

YJ Rocker Guards

Prolly Tomorrow.
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how much you end up paying for it?
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:03 PM   #6
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how much you end up paying for it?
$4900.
I smog it (but thats easy).
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Great to hear! Was wondering when you'd be back and if you would get a yj.
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what condition? miles?
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what condition? miles?
140K
Some of it has been repainted due to clearcoat fading, but they painted it with Plastikote, so Ill be re-doing that eventually.

ZERO RUST!

Soft top looks almost new, and it has Bestop seats!

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Great to hear! Was wondering when you'd be back and if you would get a yj.
I never left, but I did spend some lurking time in the TJ and general forum sections...
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140K
Some of it has been repainted due to clearcoat fading, but they painted it with Plastikote, so Ill be re-doing that eventually.

ZERO RUST!

Soft top looks almost new, and it has Bestop seats!

I never left, but I did spend some lurking time in the TJ and general forum sections...
good deal
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THEN! I swapped on my Smitty front bumper (made sure to keep the floods on. OH YEA, it CANE WITH FLOODS! and they work too! Then I swapped in my projector front lamps for a GREAT visibility improvement! Coming soon! Hard top and full doors (Yes, Ill look funny with a Black Jeep with RED DOORS till summer, I might Plastikote them black for a while, but they WILL be painted Black professionally. AND! Im swapping my 3.5" Lift, shocks, 1 ton steering, and Tcase SYE! AND THEN, FINALLY, Ill get off my A55 and prep/install the 8.8 that WAS SUPOSED to go into my '90!
Looks like a great find! Can you give me some specifics on your projector lamps? I'm looking to do something with my lights, they're so dim.
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Looks like a great find! Can you give me some specifics on your projector lamps? I'm looking to do something with my lights, they're so dim.
ya give us some info.
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Glad you got an upgrade out of it. Although the red was smokin'.


Have fun building the new one!
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mine were 7x6 and 23.99
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Well it sucks that your 4 banger was totaled, but that's a clean replacement. Good thing is you can transplant parts off the '90.

That rear bumper does stick out too far. Looks to be well built tho. You shouldn't have any trouble moving it on C/L.
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Congrats! I look forward to following this thread just as I did the last one.
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I those a set of those for about 5 minutes befor i threw them away lol. They sucked. Get you a set of hella non dot e-codes and be amazed
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I those a set of those for about 5 minutes befor i threw them away lol. They sucked. Get you a set of hella non dot e-codes and be amazed
I can't say I can't believe it with so much trash out there these days. but I was amazed with mine. turn night into day
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Post a cutoff picture against a wall if you could. mine had no cutoff
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Ripped off that fugly rear bumper/tire carrier, posted it on CL, and already got a hit!
Installed the new Smitty with D-ring and hitch.
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Started ripping apart the '90, got the front and rear off, sitting in the garage waiting for next week, and 2 days off in a row to put them on the '93.

Still feels weird striping my '90....
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Tomorrow, Hard top, Doors, and stereo.
Might Plastidip the doors till Summer, when I get them painted right....
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Still feels weird stripping my '90....
I had a 2002 Mustang GT that I just loved and I was rear-ended on the freeway and it was totaled. I bought a 2006 to replace it, and like you, it felt so weird to let it go. I wasn't able to swap anything over (nor did I want to) except the wheels, and now I feel like I still have a little bit of it left. But you will have the best of both Jeeps plus the added luxury of the 4.0 fuel injection. I think maybe the bimbo that hit you did you a favor.
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I had a 2002 Mustang GT that I just loved and I was rear-ended on the freeway and it was totaled. I bought a 2006 to replace it, and like you, it felt so weird to let it go. I wasn't able to swap anything over (nor did I want to) except the wheels, and now I feel like I still have a little bit of it left. But you will have the best of both Jeeps plus the added luxury of the 4.0 fuel injection. I think maybe the bimbo that hit you did you a favor.
Once Im done with physical Therapy for my hip and neck, maybe...

Im just happy im not to bad, would be horrible with all this to be in a neck brace or wheelchair.
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Once Im done with physical Therapy for my hip and neck, maybe... Im just happy im not to bad, would be horrible with all this to be in a neck brace or wheelchair.
Oh, I didn't realize that you were injured, I hope you heal well soon. I had neck pain and numbness in my legs that lasted almost a year. Good luck with your therapies - physical and jeep.
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Didnt do much today, installed my entire stereo into the '93, and painted my roll bar CB mount black.

Next 3 days I work 10 hours, Ill get home and it will be dark.

My next item will be removing the posi lock cable form the '90 and hiding the stereo wires in some conduit tubing tucked out of the way (it got dark and I ran out of time).
Also plan on installing the Hard top on the 93, and plastikoting the outside of the full doors black till Summer, when i remove them anyway, and ill get them painted then.
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Thus thing does haul a55....
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