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Old 02-23-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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My 95 YJ build from totaled to trailed!!!!

So i got my 95 YJ back in 07 from a customer when happen to blow his motor as he was pulling in my repair shop. After telling the customer it was the motor and that he would need a new one he handed me the title for the jeep. So i got a new motor for it along with a new trans, clutch, brakes, and tires. So a year and a half later i meet my now fiancee and one night as she was driving the jeep she lost control of it and landed it into the woods off the highway.

Once i got the jeep back to my shop i saw the real damage to it and say it is totaled. Here are pics the day i got it back to my shop.





So this past summer i found a deal on a yj that had a bad frame but a body that was useable for $700 bucks.

I didnt take any pics of the body swap to the old frame but this is what it looked like 5 days after i finished everything.



This is when i had just a 3" body lift and no suspension lift on 33s.

Here are the most recent pics of the new bed liner paint job and 4" suspension lift giving me a total of 7".






These pics are from this past weekend of wheeling. I have now installed 2 Unity spotlights AKA police spotlights. I will have better pics of the new spotlights tomorrow in the day.


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Old 02-23-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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Here is a full list of the mods i have up to date.
3" body lift
4" suspension lift
33" goodyear wrangler duratrac tires
1" engine lift
ford 8.8 rear diff
ford e350 master cylinder
ZJ prop valve
Custom aluminum bumper unfinished
Clutch fan deleted
4.0L throttle body
Custom exhaust
2 unity spotlights

Here is the list of mods to come
new wheels
37"-38.5" tires
whinch
Turbo system, i have been collecting the parts slowly.
tube fenders
upgrade dana 30 front
fuel cell
better cage
some sorta rear bumper other then bumper ets

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Lookin good man, keep the pics comin when ya gettin those big tires and what not?
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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Lookin good man, keep the pics comin when ya gettin those big tires and what not?
As soon as the money comes, lol im hoping by summer time ill have tires and turbo system done. I got the pricy parts out of the way for the turbo like the turbo and standalone ecu.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #5
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #6
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New list of everything i have done
I did a 3inch body lift with new energy suspension body mounts
new battery

new alternator
new water pump
new belt
new spark plugs
new ignition cap and rotor
new spark plug wires
new fuel filter
new steering gear box
new engine mount that lift the engine 1 inch higher

new engine mount brackets to replace the weak aluminum ones
all brake lines replace
upgraded 3/4 ton f350 master cylinder
upgraded ZJ prop valve
new goodyear wrangler duratrach 33x12.5-15r tires
new calipers in the front

new brake pads
new rotors
new radiator

clutch fan deleted and replaced with an electric fan with temp control
4.0L big throttle body swap
new pro comp shocks front and back
new pro comp steering stabilizer
rough country 4 inch suspension lift
upgraded rear diff with a ford 8.8 that also added rear disk from the factory drum brakes
2 unity spotlights AKA police spot lights
custom aluminum bumper
20 gallon gas tank mod
custom exhaust uses Mercedes Benz s500 cat and Volvo c30 res
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #7
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Looks awesome man, glad you stuck with it and didnt give up hope. Way to go. P.S. hows the Fiancee? Hope everything and everyone was ok.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:31 PM   #8
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Looks awesome man, glad you stuck with it and didnt give up hope. Way to go. P.S. hows the Fiancee? Hope everything and everyone was ok.
Thanks man and she was fine until the next day she was sore as all hell.

I am also going to take some pics of the turbo, ecu and water to air heat exchanger tonight.
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Here are pics of the turbo parts that i have so far.








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where di you get the turbo stuff for it at?
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Better get that turbo some GOOD protection, she won't like to get anything other than clean air inside.
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where di you get the turbo stuff for it at?
Turbo came off a 08 cobalt ss with only 20k on it. The black box you see is my AEM Fuel Ignition controller and the cooler is going to be my water cooler for my water to air intercooler.

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Better get that turbo some GOOD protection, she won't like to get anything other than clean air inside.
Ohh i know this was my ride before i got the jeep.
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Also, how do you like the Duratracs?
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Also, how do you like the Duratracs?
I love them, they are great in the rain snow and the mud. They are also very quiet and they have very little signs of wear on them for 10,000miles on them on and off road.
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more pics after wash!!!!



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Old 04-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #16
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So now for all you jeep guy what do you guys think my jeep is worth after i finish putting the turbo on it and dynoed?
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Who knows but it's awesome for sure! Great that it's still on the road...well sorta. lol!
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So I finally got my spare motor on a stand and started the up pipe, downpipe and brackets for the turbo system and here is how far i am after a days worth of work.






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do you think your going to have a lot of lag with that long run form the exhaust ports and manifold to the turbo being in front of hte water pump?
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I know I am a pessimist, but a 4 popper has enough problems staying together as it is without forced induction
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Idk how well that design is going to work being so far from the manifold. Also are you sure there is going to be enough room there for everything to fit between the front of the motor and your radiator fan. ( obviously you're going to have to be using an e fan)
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that is why i asked that. i think the exhaust gas is going to lose alot of pressure being that far and with the pipe being larger then the manifold exit. as gas enters a larger pipe, it loses pressure and that pressure is what keeps your turbo going.
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do you think your going to have a lot of lag with that long run form the exhaust ports and manifold to the turbo being in front of hte water pump?
Lag shouldnt be a problem, the turbo is small and the long piping you see coming out of the turbo is the downpipe. I haven't made the up pipe into the turbo. The piping going from the manifold to the turbo wont be longer then 2-1.5 feet long at most.

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I know I am a pessimist, but a 4 popper has enough problems staying together as it is without forced induction
Only planning to put 5psi down her. Also did some data logging on the factory map and tune and from what i can see it sucks ass. The air/fuels at part throttle cruising are 14.9-16.5 and when you floor it it goes to 14.1-15.2.
So i am starting to thing the main problem with the 4 cylinder engine is the factory tune and the stupid low fuel pressure they run on them.

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Also are you sure there is going to be enough room there for everything to fit between the front of the motor and your radiator fan. ( obviously you're going to have to be using an e fan)
I have about 12" from water pump pulley to radiator fan as seen here.

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I will also have test fit photos next week after work.
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Here is a quick drawing to show what im doing for the turbo inlet.
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To be honest....this jeep looks like a hack job. I'm not trying to flame you or put you down. I am more trying to give you an honest opinion that may hopefully steer you in the right direction.
The way you cut the rear wheel wells I understand you most likely cut them to get more clearance for a larger tire size. But the way you cut them.....does not look to great. All you really need to do is trim the bottom corners of the rear wheel well and maybe trim half an inch off all around the wheel well to get the best clearance and keep it a nice clean cut.
The rattle can job, personally I think it needs to be done over. But again these are just personal opinions I also understand you MAY have the opinion of "screw it im just going to scratch and dent the hell of it offroad anyway" which I can understand.
The turbo system....IBUILDEMBIG said it. My 2.5 started going bad just from the 31's putting extra strain on it for a good long time and me being young and dumb with a heavy left foot.
You really should do more research before you get way to deep in this project.

Again this is all personal opinions. I am not trying to put you down I give you a A+++ for effort but just want to give you my 0.2cents.
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I know I am a pessimist, but a 4 popper has enough problems staying together as it is without forced induction
Sure, if they were abused to f*ck by a neglectful PO. A 4 cylinder that was cared for will long outlast every other component on the Jeep.
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Sorry xp but your still wrong....how many jeeps have you owned again?
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To be honest....this jeep looks like a hack job. I'm not trying to flame you or put you down. I am more trying to give you an honest opinion that may hopefully steer you in the right direction.
The way you cut the rear wheel wells I understand you most likely cut them to get more clearance for a larger tire size. But the way you cut them.....does not look to great. All you really need to do is trim the bottom corners of the rear wheel well and maybe trim half an inch off all around the wheel well to get the best clearance and keep it a nice clean cut.
The rattle can job, personally I think it needs to be done over. But again these are just personal opinions I also understand you MAY have the opinion of "screw it im just going to scratch and dent the hell of it offroad anyway" which I can understand.
The turbo system....IBUILDEMBIG said it. My 2.5 started going bad just from the 31's putting extra strain on it for a good long time and me being young and dumb with a heavy left foot.
You really should do more research before you get way to deep in this project.

Again this is all personal opinions. I am not trying to put you down I give you a A+++ for effort but just want to give you my 0.2cents.
The wheel well cut i will agree with you on, it was just something at the time i was just like fuck it and cut it all up.

As for the rattle can job, i did it as a temp job until i have time to sand blast the old paint off and send it to the place they does the the really thick bed lining.

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Sorry xp but your still wrong....how many jeeps have you owned again?
I have had about 4, and 2 were 4cyl the others 6cyl.

Now as for the motor, I have spent the last month data logging just about everything on the engine. Witch includes Air/Fuels, intake temps, EGTs, and even drove around a few days with det-cans on my head to listen for knock. What i have found is very scary, the Air/Fuels from idle to 3,000rpm on full throttle stay at 14.5-15.6 witch is way to lean and once you go above 3,000rpm it just goes stupid rich 11.0-11.5. Now when i had the det-cans i would get this ever so soft knock when wide open throttle between 1,800-2750rpm. I also tried another ECU to see if i had a bad one still no change.

Now after looking over everything i can see why these engines blow up on everyone. The factory tune on these computers are horrific.
Now lets look at the 4.0l VS 2.5l internally. they use the same connecting rods and piston diameter. Only thing that's not the same is the stroke. The 4.0l has a longer stroke witch makes more TQ but kills cylinder walls and pistons faster as to where the 2.5l has a shorter stroke witch is good for higher reving and longer piston and cylinder wall life.

So now everyone rethink what you know and dont know about the jeep engines.
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