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Old 02-21-2019, 08:04 AM
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MIKE HONCHO 95 YJ Rio Grande'



New to me jeep yj 95, 130k on it very little rust and small frame patch work.

Paid $1700 for a running driving jeep with working gauges and a heater I figure thats a win for me. (came with new 4.56 gears, had plugs battery alternator and wires all changed in the last month)

This is my 5th jeep project and will be more of a Sunday driver than hardcore rig.

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33's
small lift 2.5, maybe 4?
no flares?
fix up small rust spots and paint fades
get it regeared since i have them.

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Welcome to the Forum heisman01,

Sounds like you scored! Keep us posted on the build.
How about some pics?

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Welcome. I look forward to seeing some pics.
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Thanks guys, today was the first time I've gotten to look at in actual daylight and its still pretty good. Ordered some paint code correct paint for touch ups.

Probably going to ditch the bumpers and go with something lighter weight and more stylish.
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So I got into the boxes of what i thought were 4.56 gears. looks like used 411's so maybe they're already on the jeep. Going to have to jack it up and check it the old school way.

Other than that some better stock exterior pics, the thought of an LS swap is also creeping in....
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gears that were in the 4.56 box
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Got the bumpers off and back seat out for weight reduction, I'll be looking at some AL bumpers for decent protection but low weight cost.



Got my tire in to check lift requirements, I could honestly trim these flares and run them but going to get a 1.5" shackle lift and call it a day with some new shocks.



And figured id take a photo next to my other DD, 11 f250 deleted 6" lift on 37.135r24

I don't super like green but I do also have a motorcycle that matches too
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So you mention a photo. I assume that you have tried to attach said photo??? I can't see a photo in any of your posts.
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So you mention a photo. I assume that you have tried to attach said photo??? I can't see a photo in any of your posts.
everything is view able on my end, might be your internet or browser if at work.
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everything is view able on my end, might be your internet or browser if at work.
Sorry I'm not seeing any photos either
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This should work?
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Good deal!
Glad to see those bumpers removed
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They found a new home and i found $200 in my pocket so pretty good deal.

Going to pay for the lift shackles to clear the 33's and maybe TJ flares. Still debating on those.
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Woo hoo. there are pics. That is a good looking Jeep.
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Thanks guys, project for this weekend is get the spare tire carrier pulled. Probably going to have to go to tire discounters and give someone 10 bucks since it has an internally toothed security lug nut on the spare and no key.

Or ill just take a hole saw to the rim and call it a day.
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Thanks guys, project for this weekend is get the spare tire carrier pulled. Probably going to have to go to tire discounters and give someone 10 bucks since it has an internally toothed security lug nut on the spare and no key.

Or ill just take a hole saw to the rim and call it a day.
Drilling out lug nuts in a pain in the butt. I can't remember if those carriers use a hardened lug but stud or a normal soft stud.
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Got the front shackle lift on and ran out of daylight and it was pretty cold.

Clears the 33's well, just need to order some new shocks too since these are shot.
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Front and rear shackles are on and a day of highway and city driving no issues and not shaky or darty at all. All 4 shocks are totally shot and the rear trac bar bracket is broken off the axle so that'll be coming off the next nice day I get.
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Got 2 of 3 tires in, fedex delayed one by a day so maybe by Wednesday I'll have this thing mounted up.

Also need to plug the old break light wires.
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Yeah, those bumpers were hideous! Much better.
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Well fedex lost my last tire, so BBwheels was nice enough to send me one out for free and have fedex ship the missing one back if it ever turns up.

Also the threading on one of the rear window zipper ripped out so I'll have to sew that up.
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Wheel are mounted and good to go, test drove and need to do a little trimming and some TJ flares.

New shocks and front break kit is in order as well.
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I gotta say.... I wasn't expecting that. Those wheels are..... well, as long as you like them.


Your front shackles are installed backward too.
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I would have kept the ugly bumper. This is just........Not saying it.
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That was posted on 4/1. Gotta be April fools.
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Going to put some new brakes up front and shocks all the way around in the next few weeks.

No serious updates just some small work, new muffler, serp belt, and battery.
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Is this gonna be a low rider edition of a YJ? One pothole or speed bump and your fender flairs are gone.

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