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Vaultzz 09-18-2009 01:53 PM

The Upgrade Chronicles
 
Hello, I'm going to start upgrading things on my YJ some time before winter. So why not make the thread now?:D

Heres my Plans:

INTERCO TrXus Mud Terrain 33 X 12.50 R-15 LT
CRAGAR Series 397 Black Soft 8 Wheel / 15x10" / 5 on 4.5" / 4.0" Backspacing
Warn Front Rock Bumper
Bushwacker Cut-Out Fender Flares
Superwinch EPi 9.0 Winch
Warn Rock Crawler Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier
TeraFlex Hand Throttle
Some Aux lighting as well
and perhaps a 94' style roll bar

jgano23 09-18-2009 01:54 PM

post up some before pics. it is always cool to see the progress.

Thaskateguy 09-18-2009 02:45 PM

Good luck. sounds like a fun project.

Vaultzz 09-28-2009 02:10 AM

I completely forgot that I didn't post any pictures :doh:

Here we go:
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._5560636_n.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._7071236_n.jpg
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._7356941_n.jpg
I got my stickers so that annoying registration paper is gone and my High Lift Jack is on the tire mount :D

Vaultzz 10-02-2009 07:07 PM

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Ok so some things have changed:D:

Installed windshield lights - $20
Installed Gorilla super alarm - $70
Annoying the hell out of anyone in front of me...Priceless :rofl:

Anyways, I ran the lights power cable behind the door hinge, and drilled a hole in the side of the wall just above the "door open detection switch" on both sides. They're little Walmart Utility Lights and for 10 bucks each they're pretty badass:firedevil:

The alarm is motion vibration activated and works extremely well, got it from Quadratec.

I also tried to clean up my engine compartment a little:9lame:

OH, and theres a really annoying pipe broken that branches off the pile comming out of the exhaust manifold thats supposed to go in to the air filter box thingy but thats broken and loud as ****! so i put a sock in it...lol nah just a bolt.

Vaultzz 10-02-2009 07:11 PM

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"You may only use 5 attachments per thread post" blah blah blah

Heres the pics of the lights:
(if an iphone can do everyhting else why can't it focus on more than one part in a picture?:confused:)

93yjsplash 10-02-2009 08:03 PM

What do you think about that graphic on the side?

Mine has it too but in different colors,some people have told me it looks good some have told me it looks girly :P

Vaultzz 10-02-2009 08:59 PM

The graphic was on when i bought it. Its not my first choice of I were to have something on the side but I've come to like it, I think it would be too bare on the sides with out it

turdhurdler 10-02-2009 09:11 PM

The graphic looks cool in my opinion. Reminds me of the 80s and all the fun times I had.

Jeff

93yjsplash 10-02-2009 09:28 PM

Well thank you!

With my paint color and the graphic it reminds me of the beach here in corpus christi :D

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...p_image001.jpg

GatorDeve86 10-03-2009 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by 93yjsplash (Post 452546)
Well thank you!

With my paint color and the graphic it reminds me of the beach here in corpus christi :D

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/a...p_image001.jpg


Miami Vice the number 1 new show in Bratislava :cool:

no just kidding i like those jeeps... there is one by my house that looks like yours but not as good conditionwise

Vaultzz 12-07-2009 07:40 PM

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I decided against the Warn Rock Bumper and went with the Olympic Maxi 2" Stinger :D

That things mounted with 6 grade 8 bolts, I wanna see someone dare to hit me... not really but I think I would win :rofl:

kaycee83 12-07-2009 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Vaultzz (Post 500901)
I decided against the Warn Rock Bumper and went with the Olympic Maxi 2" Stinger :D

That things mounted with 6 grade 8 bolts, I wanna see someone dare to hit me... not really but I think I would win :rofl:

:eek::eek: You got a Stinger! WTF? I want one, that's ignorant. Hahah

Vaultzz 12-07-2009 07:48 PM

Yup :D

I'm kinda annoyed on how hard it is to turn left out of my street cause I can't pull forward enough to see the on coming cars lol

kaycee83 12-07-2009 07:53 PM

Hahaha. Are you serious? I ALMOST got one from the shop where i had my lift installed. I told them what i wanted & they called me with a price of around $700 something installed. I looked at 4wd.com and it was like $550 for me to buy, i told them to forget it. I can bolt the thing on for less then that. I'm liking this one tho if i end up getting one Poison Spyder Customs:

Vaultzz 12-07-2009 07:59 PM

Mine was on sale at 4WD.com, I got $30 off and free ground shipping. It was $206.99 after everything! :D

kaycee83 12-07-2009 08:04 PM

Man, are they still on sale?...That place. I placed an order for 4 BFG KM2's. They had a special $100 off, free shipping. Would of only been like $707 or something. I wait like 4 days & they tell me they are out of stock until 1/15/10..I'm like ohhh nice, they didn't say out of stock in the shopping cart. So i ended up with the Mickey Thompson MTZ's.

Vaultzz 12-07-2009 08:24 PM

Actually they are still on sale, I'm not sure for how long but they are right now

A/T 2" Maxi Guard Bar by Olympic and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

It doesn't take off the discount till you add it to a cart but its still only $206.99 :D

kaycee83 12-07-2009 08:27 PM

Awesome. I'm gonna check it out right now.

Vaultzz 12-07-2009 08:38 PM

You'll have to get rid of your huge bar bumper though lol

kaycee83 12-07-2009 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Vaultzz (Post 500950)
You'll have to get rid of your huge bar bumper though lol

Are you making fun of my totally sick 1980's tube bumper? I didn't think so! Trust me, i CAN'T wait to get rid of that thing. I'd just take it off, but i think it would look to odd & plain.

Vaultzz 12-07-2009 08:45 PM

I think its illegal too, I'm pretty sure I'd get stopped by a cop if I took off both my lil'stocky and stinger

kaycee83 12-07-2009 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Vaultzz (Post 500958)
I think its illegal too, I'm pretty sure I'd get stopped by a cop if I took off both my lil'stocky and stinger

Yea i dunno? Someone told me the bumper height for inspection in PA is 28" from the ground to the bottom of the bumper? I can't see that being right. Mine is measuring just at like 26". Mine seems kinda big to legally pass inspection, but i dont know?

Vaultzz 12-07-2009 08:55 PM

Mine passed inspection fine... then again my headlights are aimed too high; my front tires were virtually bald; my bumper is wayy over 28" and oh yeah, I HAD A CLOGGED CATALYTIC CONVERTER! (seriously, I took it apart and the honeycomb stuff was half dust, it poured out of it :rofl:)

kaycee83 12-07-2009 09:00 PM

Hahaha. I was exempt from emissions. You must get lucky up there in PA. The cops will stop you around here and tell you your mud terrains are tearing up the road. WTF is that?

minderbinder3 12-07-2009 10:02 PM

I wish my '91 looked that good. I like the graphics on the side and the red front dif.:punk:

kaycee83 12-07-2009 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Vaultzz (Post 500970)
Mine passed inspection fine... then again my headlights are aimed too high; my front tires were virtually bald; my bumper is wayy over 28" and oh yeah, I HAD A CLOGGED CATALYTIC CONVERTER! (seriously, I took it apart and the honeycomb stuff was half dust, it poured out of it :rofl:)

Our Jeeps would almost look the same if i had graphics on the side! :punk:

Vaultzz 12-07-2009 10:25 PM

I plan on taking the graphic off and getting all black accents sooooo.... they virtually will be the same

kaycee83 12-07-2009 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Vaultzz (Post 501026)
I plan on taking the graphic off and getting all black accents sooooo.... they virtually will be the same

I see how it is...Copy my style :p You gotta paint those chrome grill inserts. I painted mine flat black. Everything you see black on mine, is Walmart 99 cent flat black. It was so gayed up when i got it that i couldn't take it. I wanted to change the stuff but wasn't sure if it was worth putting money into, so i just painted it all. Haha

Vaultzz 12-08-2009 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by minderbinder3 (Post 501011)
I wish my '91 looked that good. I like the graphics on the side and the red front dif.:punk:

The rear diff is red too :D

I want to get the ARB competition red diff covers/guards, these are just spray painted :rofl:


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