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drbandkgb 01-12-2011 07:03 PM

drbandkgb 1990 YJ "Cooper"
 
Thought Id start a build thread here in Wrangler land..

Hello all my name is Dave Im a Land Surveyor here in Middle Tennessee.
Ive been off roading /Working in the area since 1997.. Ive always needed a 4x4 to drive in the hills of TN. Ive had F-150s, Amigos, and Nissans.. It was time to try something new so I went with an 1990 Wrangler..
As it was time to replace my last ride 2001 Nissan Xterra I wanted something a little cheaper to Mod.. Nissan has about zero aftermarket support although I loved my Xterra and it had been a great ride...
The Day I bought it..
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/f...rra2009006.jpg
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So Jeeps eh? I knew it had to be a YJ... I have a soft spot in my heart for the square lights :) Even though the idea of coil springs was very tempting..
I also knew I wanted the 6 CYL.. Ideally I wanted a 1995 with the fuel injection and the cool roll cage but it just wasnt ment to be.. But what I did find was this sweet 1990 Wrangler Sahara
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._4149449_n.jpg
Like most 20 year old trucks it had a few issues.. For one it still had the stock Carter Carb on it.. ( The dealer tried and tried to make it run right)
So their answer to this was to go out and buy a Referbed Carter.. Now me not knowing a lot about Jeeps.. I hit the inter-webby thing.. (Its how I found this cool site) As I read the Carter was just a bad Carb... It ran ok with the it it but ok isnt going to be good enough for me.. Holley time! Running much smoother :D
Now this Jeep came with 3 BFG Ko 35s and one funky brand MT.. Im thinking of running some 32 KM2s on it.. I know it will bring it down some But im guessing it will help in the ride.. Either way The KM2s will be the next tire on it.. Maybe a 33 inch tire.. All I know is 35s cost way too much..
This bad boy looks to have a 5" SL and a 3" BL..
So I bring this bad boy home and what happens? I smell gas.. I figured it was burning rich so id give that a few days.. To my surprise drip drip.. Gas tank was leaking.. After checking to it I found a nice pin hole in the tank.. Rust had killed it.. So 100 dollars and a few hours later that issue was solved..
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As of tomorrow "Cooper" will have some steel rims :) Hello the 90s called.. they want these rims back :)
CB installed... goodies ordered lets see where I can take this YJ
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/f...DSC_0009-3.jpg

hannahuffster 01-12-2011 07:09 PM

sharp looking

Ageless Stranger 01-12-2011 07:21 PM

Looking good. Get it ready and come wheel Turkey Bay with me sometime. :cool: It's about 150 miles from you.

drbandkgb 01-12-2011 09:12 PM

Right on!.. I know Im hitting Coal Creek in Feb.. Ive heard some cool things about the bay..

drbandkgb 01-14-2011 04:07 PM

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._7342343_n.jpg

went down in tire but up in power ...and the steel rimslook better too

drbandkgb 02-16-2011 11:39 AM

So I battled a shutting off issue turns out it was the ICM... And I bought a couple toys for the Jeep..

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._5228496_n.jpg
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Found this in the rear... :(
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._6571369_n.jpg

Bought this on Amazon for 156 including shipping :)
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Took the Jeep to Coal Creek
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._5389549_n.jpg
Then added these lights last night...
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Coming home from wheeling
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drbandkgb 02-16-2011 11:43 AM

A video of me Wheeling...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdIPZ6yAZ4I

183Beast 02-16-2011 05:55 PM

Nice bumper for the money!

crtaylor 02-16-2011 07:28 PM

looks good ,nice bumper

drbandkgb 02-26-2011 11:33 PM

Thanks guys :)

kylesjeep 02-27-2011 10:10 AM

nice jeep, bwxt time you bo wheelin' try discoing your front sway bar before you hit the trail, it will make a huge diferrence in it's off-road handling.

P.S.

Ditch those xterra guys, they are kinda wierd.:rofl: Just kidding Welcome to the forum.

drbandkgb 03-13-2011 09:05 PM

Xterra guys rock man :) Jeep guys do too..

I love wheeling with anyone that is down to earth... I dont like to wheel with the guy that thinks his truck is gods gift.. 80% of it is driver :) 10% is the truck and 10% is luck

He is my last trip to Woolys in Middle TN
Here are a few updated pix...

I added a rear tire carrier Has really help the bouncy-ness of the Jeep... Why do people take these off???
Really made it wheel better too!
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g.../Woolys011.jpg
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g.../Woolys020.jpg
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The first trip in the Jeep just sucked... The next one has made me enjoy the Jeep..
Takes some time getting used to the Leaf spring ride..


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