Hey guys I figured I'd start a small Build thread. that way i Don't make all these different threads for little questions. SO!!
Bought my 1994 Red 4.0 AUTO with 142k Miles last.. January 2011 right after i rolled my Slate 1998 5.9 Cherokee.. loved that thing... Irreplaceable! but im growing to love my Yj more. ok so.. I found it on Craigslist in Madison Wisconsin for 2200$. It was originally just going to be a temp vehicle to get me threw the winter. but.. yea.. Ok so i drove it 4 hours home to my home in davenport Iowa no problem. Ran solid. No doors opend. not the Back hatch er anything. Nothing locked Check engine light was on, and the tranny was hanging cuz the bolts were broken for the from on the driver side (didnt see that till i got it home). Got it home and in my dad's shop and started to fix the essentials.
After a day of working on it.. I got all the door's to open The tranny plate all mounted back up.. Oh and the shift linkage mount broke as i was pulling into the shop. Great timing! So i just welded that up a lil bit, good as new! ok enuf reading. I'll get some pics quick
You cant really see from the pic's but.. the red was just.. Kinda rough. It was sun fadded in spots and clear was peeling off. Plus had rust. So my buddy and i Started striping sanding and bondo-ing and ended up with this. (he works in a Body shop and went to Collage for painting and that crap) was lucky to have him!
Here she is out in the sunlight. Haven't put anything back on.. such as bumpers and things. Also rounded off the corners of the front fenders. Wanting to put some tubing on the soon and make matching rears.
After Seeing them on my jeep one time.. I knew it just wasnt going to Work
So i did some reserch And bought 4 35x12.50x15 Cooper STT's. sure they don't have the mickey Thompson name er what evr.. but they had great rating's on and off road and they were very reasonable. And i don't have unlimited cash like some lol. I threw these on with stock no lift and they fit! for 10 sec.
Let's just say.. I was looking at lifts that night. and a couple days later i orderd a 4" RC lift for 450$ And i got every inch plus some outa it. i was very pleased. Again.. awesome for 450 unlike all the others for 800$ plus.
This the 4" with the 35's Still not much clearance at all. Me in the passenger seat. letting my older brother drive for a bit. He dosnt know what a real jeep feels like. he used to have A 2001 Tj 2.5 AUTO! and it... sucked. It was in great shape but no power
In the passenger seat is my Dad. When i 1st bought it he said it was a peace of $hit! and wouldnt ride in it.. Now look at what he thinks! Oh and i also Bought some Grille inserts for a lil diffrent look. I liked them..
Ok i was off roading And my friend was driving and he backed up over a log and ripped my exhast off.. so i used my magna flow from my Cherokee and had a local shop put all bigger pipeing on. And just made it dump.. no more getting hung up on things!
Replaced Ball and U joints in the front end. figured i mise well With new tires. Took out alot of Vibrations also
Thanks man! i may be lacking Pic's for a while. Im currently in NY making some quick cash for the next two month's. Excited to get home and see all the parts I've been ordering scenes i've been gone! so far.. ordered a winch plate, Rear smitty clasic bumper with tire carrier.. A 5th tire and wheel matching.
Thanks Franklin. Oh and one more thing.. i need new Emblems.. Pretty much just the side JEEP stickers. Anyone know were i can grab some? thinking I'd get red.. or maybe just go black.. not sure.. Quadratec has them but there like.. 40$ each side! didn't know if someone knew were to get em a bit cheaper?