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Today 11:22 AM
Serg5000 Here are a couple pics.



Today 11:19 AM
Serg5000 I'm checking it out today. It's not going to see much off-road at all. It's for my daughter. She will be driving it to and from school and collage.

This YJ has been driven only 12 to 15 times a year. The current owner only used it during winter up in Big Bear for going to town. The motor has 120,000 on it. It's a no rust jeep.
Today 11:11 AM
JoeBot13 As promised Serg, the YJ buyers guide:

Jeep Wrangler YJ Buyers Guide - Jp Magazine

EDIT: By this article, I'd stay away from 87's unless there are a lot of mods already done. The factory transmission and t-case are crap this year. YJ's are great platforms to build from, but I would save yourself some work and stick to the 91's and up.
Today 10:56 AM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
Good morning everyone.

Question for all you YJ owners. What are your thought about an 1987 carbureted model. I might be getting one for a great deal.
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
The carbs on the YJs are pains, however, since you are a man that doesn't mind the wrench, if it's a smoking deal on that YJ you can alway do an EFI conversion down the road. In fact I would just plan for that as part of the purchase. Only took a buddy of mine a weekend to convert himself, and I don't think the price was too bad on the kit.

There are some other issues, I read an article that broke down all the issues with the YJs by year. I'll try to find that and post it, it's a good read.
Yeah, Steve (Woknrox) recommends going with a '91 or newer. Still might be worth it if you're getting a really good deal.
Today 10:53 AM
otterspop only if you convert it over to fuel injection computer controlled carb nothing but probs. just my 2c
Today 10:52 AM
JoeBot13
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
Good morning everyone. Question for all you YJ owners. What are your thought about an 1987 carbureted model. I might be getting one for a great deal.
The carbs on the YJs are pains, however, since you are a man that doesn't mind the wrench, if it's a smoking deal on that YJ you can alway do an EFI conversion down the road. In fact I would just plan for that as part of the purchase. Only took a buddy of mine a weekend to convert himself, and I don't think the price was too bad on the kit.

There are some other issues, I read an article that broke down all the issues with the YJs by year. I'll try to find that and post it, it's a good read.
Today 10:45 AM
Serg5000 Good morning everyone.

Question for all you YJ owners. What are your thought about an 1987 carbureted model. I might be getting one for a great deal.
Yesterday 11:55 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by aw12345 View Post
Post pic of driveline angles and check for driveshaft wobble/runout
Yeah the shaft sounds out of balance to me but I'm just some hick from the sticks lol
Yesterday 11:42 PM
aw12345
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Originally Posted by RKCWLER View Post
Vibes start at 50-55 mph and continue pass 80 mph. The vibes increase with more speed. Absolutely no vibes with rear ds removed up tp 75 mph.
Post pic of driveline angles and check for driveshaft wobble/runout
Yesterday 11:00 PM
Lab Lover Thank you all very much
Yesterday 10:53 PM
sjchoueiry
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
We have a beautiful new grand daughter as of 2:16 this morning. Her name is Ellie Renee and she weighed in at 8lbs. 1oz, 20 1\2 inches. She was delivered within 20 min. Of arriving at the hospital, Amanda was sure she was going to be born in the car, lol. Poor Scott was driving as fast as safe with her screening at him.....glad I drove myself! Everyone is doing great, Caleb has been enjoying staying at our house, he's not sure about that baby though. He met her at the hospital and said we should all just leave, haha.
Congrats Lisa and also to Mike. I'm sure Mike doesn't want to feel left out.
Wish you and your family the best and good health.

Joe.
Yesterday 10:43 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Hey how many grandkids is that now?
This is the second for my daughter and her husband. Caleb is a big brother now. I'm not sure if there will be more or not. My son has none, his current girlfriend is younger than him and they are serious so maybe someday if they get married they may have kids. Both my kids believe in getting married before becoming parents, kind of old fashioned
Yesterday 10:09 PM
Gunner Hey how many grandkids is that now?
Yesterday 09:55 PM
Ditchdoc Congrats Lisa. Glad everyone is doing good.
Yesterday 09:55 PM
htkrph Congrats!
Yesterday 09:48 PM
Lab Lover Thank you. My son was 6 when Amanda was born too. He didn't really care that she was around until she was old enough to crawl and get into his GIJoes, lol. He to!d me, "Mom, she has to go. She gets into everything and she just needs to leave". Of course he repeated those thoughts many times throughout the years
Yesterday 08:59 PM
RKCWLER
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
We have a beautiful new grand daughter as of 2:16 this morning. Her name is Ellie Renee and she weighed in at 8lbs. 1oz, 20 1\2 inches. She was delivered within 20 min. Of arriving at the hospital, Amanda was sure she was going to be born in the car, lol. Poor Scott was driving as fast as safe with her screening at him.....glad I drove myself! Everyone is doing great, Caleb has been enjoying staying at our house, he's not sure about that baby though. He met her at the hospital and said we should all just leave, haha.
Our son was six years old when our daughter was born. We had a family room during delivery. He took one look, said "Okay" and went back to watching the Laker game. Congratulations again.
Yesterday 08:54 PM
Lab Lover Yes, I see pink barbie jeeps in her future, lol.
Yesterday 08:43 PM
Dougzin
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
We have a beautiful new grand daughter as of 2:16 this morning. Her name is Ellie Renee and she weighed in at 8lbs. 1oz, 20 1\2 inches. She was delivered within 20 min. Of arriving at the hospital, Amanda was sure she was going to be born in the car, lol. Poor Scott was driving as fast as safe with her screening at him.....glad I drove myself! Everyone is doing great, Caleb has been enjoying staying at our house, he's not sure about that baby though. He met her at the hospital and said we should all just leave, haha.
Congrats Lisa, another one to spoil like crazy!!!!
Yesterday 08:30 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
We have a beautiful new grand daughter as of 2:16 this morning. Her name is Ellie Renee and she weighed in at 8lbs. 1oz, 20 1\2 inches. She was delivered within 20 min. Of arriving at the hospital, Amanda was sure she was going to be born in the car, lol. Poor Scott was driving as fast as safe with her screening at him.....glad I drove myself! Everyone is doing great, Caleb has been enjoying staying at our house, he's not sure about that baby though. He met her at the hospital and said we should all just leave, haha.
Congrats Lisa, now the fun begins lol
Yesterday 08:28 PM
Lab Lover We have a beautiful new grand daughter as of 2:16 this morning. Her name is Ellie Renee and she weighed in at 8lbs. 1oz, 20 1\2 inches. She was delivered within 20 min. Of arriving at the hospital, Amanda was sure she was going to be born in the car, lol. Poor Scott was driving as fast as safe with her screening at him.....glad I drove myself! Everyone is doing great, Caleb has been enjoying staying at our house, he's not sure about that baby though. He met her at the hospital and said we should all just leave, haha.
Yesterday 07:01 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
Hello everyone. I have been smoked working long hours. I missed my goodmorning to you all.
Afternoon Serg, yeah you ain't missed to much it's been pretty dead today.
Yesterday 06:55 PM
Serg5000 Hello everyone. I have been smoked working long hours. I missed my goodmorning to you all.
Yesterday 04:59 PM
Gunner
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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 View Post
I put my LCA skids to the test this last weekend on Holcomb and John Bull. This is a mod that I would HIGHLY recommend to everyone with coil sprung suspensions, especially those with JKs.

I chopped 2.75" off of the the rear LCA/shock mounts to install these, and they have a flat bottom so it will just slide over rocks. The result is a heck of a lot more ground clearance under the axle and a couple more inches of axle droop due to the shocks being raised. It's the difference of getting hung up on a rock or not; with 33s, my LCA mounts has better clearance than 37s with the stock mounts.

Kenny made these ones for me, but there are a few similar things floating around on the market. I know that EVO and Metalcloak have versions that are relatively inexpensive. They are all bolt on, so the only real work is cutting the mounts. You can do it in your garage with a cut wheel, although getting the shock and link tabs off was a little time consuming. LCAs stay in stock location, so the geometry doesn't change either.

You can see where the rocks slid right under there, I would have gotten hung up on whatever rock did this with the stock mounts.

Yeah Joe you went everywhere.
Yesterday 04:52 PM
Gunner I believe I have heard rumors of an RCV Driveshaft for JKU's No U-Joints. No Vibration.

By the way you can jack up the jeep and set up some sort of blocks to hold a Pencil near the driveshaft. rotate the shaft slowly moving the pencil towards the shaft. When it just touches then you can see if it touches all the way around. If not then the shaft is bent. That can be fixed with a torch and a wet towel to shrink one side. Kinda back yard but it works.
Yesterday 11:45 AM
XJ_Phil
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Originally Posted by jeff_in_rc View Post
OUCH!

Can't slow down if your feet are off the pegs dumb butt!


Major death wobble there
Yesterday 11:35 AM
JoeBot13 I put my LCA skids to the test this last weekend on Holcomb and John Bull. This is a mod that I would HIGHLY recommend to everyone with coil sprung suspensions, especially those with JKs.

I chopped 2.75" off of the the rear LCA/shock mounts to install these, and they have a flat bottom so it will just slide over rocks. The result is a heck of a lot more ground clearance under the axle and a couple more inches of axle droop due to the shocks being raised. It's the difference of getting hung up on a rock or not; with 33s, my LCA mounts has better clearance than 37s with the stock mounts.

Kenny made these ones for me, but there are a few similar things floating around on the market. I know that EVO and Metalcloak have versions that are relatively inexpensive. They are all bolt on, so the only real work is cutting the mounts. You can do it in your garage with a cut wheel, although getting the shock and link tabs off was a little time consuming. LCAs stay in stock location, so the geometry doesn't change either.

You can see where the rocks slid right under there, I would have gotten hung up on whatever rock did this with the stock mounts.

Yesterday 10:06 AM
Ditchdoc
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Originally Posted by RKCWLER View Post
Keep reading. Knowledge is power.
Sorry bud. This is all old news to me. As far as if there are bigger cv joints I would say yes even ten feet tall. Most of this stuff thought in any applied physics course. I'm not sure if it's still available at most high schools. Then again I was home schooled for the most part.
Yesterday 09:31 AM
RKCWLER
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
Sorry bud. That the limit of what I know.
Keep reading. Knowledge is power.
Yesterday 09:30 AM
jeff_in_rc
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
OUCH!

Can't slow down if your feet are off the pegs dumb butt!
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