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Today 07:28 AM
johnsonken1332
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
I've been pulling 40 a week at the dealer and driving the LJ in between. We should find time to plan a small outing or jeep meet or something
I've thought zippy that to.there's a bar called wrangler in like fowlerville on grand river
Yesterday 11:20 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by johnsonken1332 View Post
what up dude!? been awhile!
I've been pulling 40 a week at the dealer and driving the LJ in between. We should find time to plan a small outing or jeep meet or something
Yesterday 07:32 PM
johnsonken1332
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
I'm still in love with your yj
what up dude!? been awhile!
Yesterday 07:26 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by johnsonken1332 View Post
New drive shaft New motor mounts New trans mounts ... upgrades to 0 gauge wiring . stereo....have begun the Polk mm swap New wheels and tires..it's been a minute.. New blower motor upgrade New thermostat ..Heater core..uhmmm
I'm still in love with your yj
Yesterday 07:02 PM
johnsonken1332 New drive shaft New motor mounts New trans mounts ... upgrades to 0 gauge wiring . stereo....have begun the Polk mm swap New wheels and tires..it's been a minute.. New blower motor upgrade New thermostat ..Heater core..uhmmm

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Yesterday 11:24 AM
baldgoat Put on new shocks, next is replacing the front seat belts and led breaklights.
01-23-2015 09:08 PM
jdubby last 2 weeks installed:
Currie Greasable shackles
XRC front bumper
XRC rear bumper
XRC tire carrier
OPT 7" LED light bar

this week:
2" BDS Glide leaf springs
ATX BEADLOCK RIMS
MICKEY THOMPSON MTZs

my wife won't let me do anything else!! hahaha
01-23-2015 12:24 PM
Twojump36
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Originally Posted by Thomas S View Post
They have these. They have to be welding in on the YJ

JcrOffroad: Rear Bumper Frame Tie-in - SWB Wrangler

And I would just mount directly through that back part directly into the frame
01-23-2015 08:54 AM
Thomas S
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Originally Posted by daniel8956 View Post
How are you going to connect it to the rear cross member? There is not a lot of strength there. I am in the process of fabing up my bumper and I am thinking of throwing in some 90 degree plates behind the cross member that the bumper bolts will go through and then weld the plates to the frame.
They have these. They have to be welding in on the YJ

JcrOffroad: Rear Bumper Frame Tie-in - SWB Wrangler

01-22-2015 11:39 PM
Twojump36
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Originally Posted by daniel8956 View Post
How are you going to connect it to the rear cross member? There is not a lot of strength there. I am in the process of fabing up my bumper and I am thinking of throwing in some 90 degree plates behind the cross member that the bumper bolts will go through and then weld the plates to the frame.
I bolted it to that rear crossmember ( it is weak )... then I fabed a bracket to pick up each hole in the bottom of each frame tube in the rear...
When I get it back from the powder coater and if it still isn't solid enough, I'm going to cut a slot in the rear crossmember at the outside of the frame rails.... then I'll weld in a bracket and bolt it to the tube frame...

The problem is that the rear crossmember is actually two laminated pieces of sheet metal... you can weld all you want on either side of that crossmemeber and it won't matter or get anything more stiff... they are separate pieces and will never be one completely...

The most solid it can be is attaching directly to that frame tube somehow...

If I do this, I'll post a picture on here...
01-22-2015 05:30 PM
daniel8956
Rear Bumper

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Originally Posted by Twojump36 View Post
Today, I finished the fabrication on my rear bumper... Off to the powder coater tomorrow...
How are you going to connect it to the rear cross member? There is not a lot of strength there. I am in the process of fabing up my bumper and I am thinking of throwing in some 90 degree plates behind the cross member that the bumper bolts will go through and then weld the plates to the frame.
01-22-2015 05:24 PM
daniel8956
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Originally Posted by javiR20 View Post
I've been a lurker for a few months, but I'm finally buying a YJ this week. Anything to expect? I'm Driving a 4 door JK right now but I'm excited to have my own two door! I just hope being on a college budget doesn't bite me in the ass when it comes to maintenance.
First thing you do is pull the dumb ass extra chunk of metal bar (TRACK BAR) attaching your frame to your axle and your ride will improve 150%.

Only on the YJ....
01-21-2015 10:54 PM
Twojump36 Today, I finished the fabrication on my rear bumper... Off to the powder coater tomorrow...
01-21-2015 10:52 PM
Twojump36
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Originally Posted by MyRed88 View Post
built not bought
I built mine, but if I'd have seen that Barricade , I would have bought it...
Yes there is self satisfaction looking at something and thinking "I made that thing" but it takes a lot of time and patience... equipment and skill... but its hard to get time back!!
01-21-2015 07:00 PM
JTSK javiR20, as with anything, maint costs can vary depending on any number of things, but so far my YJ hasn't broke the bank. A lot of it depends on what you start out with and how you drive it too.
01-20-2015 03:04 PM
MyRed88
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Originally Posted by Twojump36 View Post
After building my own... I stumbled upon that same bumper off of one of the adds on this site. I would not hesitate in buying that Barricade... it looks fantastic I think and way easier route than the one I took making my own.
built not bought
01-20-2015 02:24 PM
Twojump36
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Originally Posted by jloshotz View Post
I was thinking about getting that bumper as well, looks awesome!
After building my own... I stumbled upon that same bumper off of one of the adds on this site. I would not hesitate in buying that Barricade... it looks fantastic I think and way easier route than the one I took making my own.
01-20-2015 11:15 AM
jloshotz
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Originally Posted by Stumpr View Post
Finally got my bumper this morning, Installed bumper and winch after work today. Super happy with it. Bought a Baricade front bumper and have a Rough country 9500 lb winch.
I was thinking about getting that bumper as well, looks awesome!
01-19-2015 11:46 PM
Stumpr Finally got my bumper this morning, Installed bumper and winch after work today. Super happy with it. Bought a Baricade front bumper and have a Rough country 9500 lb winch.



01-19-2015 11:14 PM
javiR20 I've been a lurker for a few months, but I'm finally buying a YJ this week. Anything to expect? I'm Driving a 4 door JK right now but I'm excited to have my own two door! I just hope being on a college budget doesn't bite me in the ass when it comes to maintenance.
01-19-2015 08:38 PM
jloshotz Installed a winch on my front end, really becoming a Jeep

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01-19-2015 08:22 PM
beefySquirrel Replaced the fuel pump and filter.
01-19-2015 06:03 PM
xjrjrx Getting ready to upgrade my alternator with a gc 136 amp got my wires ready to go
01-19-2015 12:34 PM
Pittsburghwrangler
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Originally Posted by 4angels View Post

Yes there was. I actually had to take it back apart and test it in another spot where it worked. Then I thought, well if the bulb can be out 180 then could the holder? So I took it out and rotated the carrier 180 and put it in. BAM, it worked. Turns out that on that one particular spot on the circuit board you can have the holder off 180 just like the bulb.

Also, actually move the jeep a few feet in 4x4 just to be sure it activates.
thanks I'm getting my frame fixed so my jeep will be at the shop for the next week but I'll give that a try when I get it back
01-19-2015 12:45 AM
Twojump36
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Originally Posted by 4angels View Post
Yes there was. I actually had to take it back apart and test it in another spot where it worked. Then I thought, well if the bulb can be out 180 then could the holder? So I took it out and rotated the carrier 180 and put it in. BAM, it worked. Turns out that on that one particular spot on the circuit board you can have the holder off 180 just like the bulb.

Also, actually move the jeep a few feet in 4x4 just to be sure it activates.
Nice Job on the lights... perfect modification and makes the gauges pop!
01-18-2015 09:12 PM
4angels
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Originally Posted by Pittsburghwrangler View Post
was there a trick to making an led work with the 4x4? I couldn't get mine to light up. I tested the bulbs and they worked it just wouldn't light up there. it wasn't the bulb I tried others that were working so I ended up leaving it with the original bulb.

and yes I put it in 4x4 to test it in case anyone thinks im that dumb lol
Yes there was. I actually had to take it back apart and test it in another spot where it worked. Then I thought, well if the bulb can be out 180 then could the holder? So I took it out and rotated the carrier 180 and put it in. BAM, it worked. Turns out that on that one particular spot on the circuit board you can have the holder off 180 just like the bulb.

Also, actually move the jeep a few feet in 4x4 just to be sure it activates.
01-18-2015 08:44 PM
JLRpslFL Made a run to Morris 4x4 Center then home for a few Saturday afternoon projects. Then a ride out to McCarty Ranch Preserve today.

Smittybilt XRC Suspension Seats
Rampage 3" Side Bars/Steps
Bestop Hood Latch Kit
Clinometer w/ Compass (Second most useless gadget for a Jeep) I love gadgets

And a pink JEEP cap for the wife. (A happy wife makes for a happy guy with an OLD Jeep)

Also a set of Cooper Discoverer STT tires. 33x12.5R15
And... new brakes all the way around with new rear seals and bearings
01-18-2015 08:17 PM
Pittsburghwrangler
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Originally Posted by 4angels View Post
Hey TwoJump, here is the shot showing the 4x4 light as well.
was there a trick to making an led work with the 4x4? I couldn't get mine to light up. I tested the bulbs and they worked it just wouldn't light up there. it wasn't the bulb I tried others that were working so I ended up leaving it with the original bulb.

and yes I put it in 4x4 to test it in case anyone thinks im that dumb lol
01-18-2015 08:01 PM
Twojump36
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Originally Posted by 4angels View Post
Hey TwoJump, here is the shot showing the 4x4 light as well.
sweet!
01-18-2015 07:59 PM
4angels Hey TwoJump, here is the shot showing the 4x4 light as well.

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