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    1988 Jeep YJ build

    Hello all. Iíve been a Wayalife member for 5 years. I had a 2013 JKUR on 35Ēs that was super capable. Iíve sold the Jeep. Got a Tacoma TRD PRO and recently purchased a YJ. My plan is make a great on road rig that is also great off road.
    Iím starting with a stock 2.5l base model with 135k that I picked up for 2k. Itís got Factory half doors. The previous owner put on 30x9.5 tires, fixed the drivers floor pan and passenger frame.
    Iíve also got an 03í 5.3l from a Cenvy Avalanche. A rebuilt NP231 with SYE from Mountain Garage, and a Ford 8.8 rear with disc brakes. Iím looking now for an AX-15 tranny to replace the AX-5.
    Iíll be working with Mike G. Heís the owner of Country Built LLC out of eastern PA. Heís been in the Offroad community through rock crawling competition, Jeep Jamborees, and camp Jeep since the 90ís and is s master builder and fabricator. Follow along as the build comes together and this little YJ becomes my dream build.
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    Looks like itís going to be an awesome build! Canít wait to see it come together


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    That will be sweet!
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    Sounds like fun! I'll definitely be following along.

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    Here’s my starting point. 1988 2.5l with 4 cylinders of fury. This engine when it’s running right really is not bad. Sure it’s a dog on the highway but it’s TBI fuel injected, which is better than the 4.2l carborated version of the same year, and paired with the right gearing makes a solid off road machine.
    This one however is suffering from a blown head gasket, leaking clutch cylinder and a miriad of other woes.
    The beauty part is that in the 4cyl trim came with 4.10 gears in the axles. Which is desirable for any tire upgrades. Yes I am swapping out the rear for a late model ford 8.8 but guess what, those are also available in 4.10. And offer rear disc brakes. Which is way better than the drums on the D35.
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    Welcome back!!! Canít wait to watch you build it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    Welcome back!!! Canít wait to watch you build it!
    Hey what up Coz! Yeah itís been too long out of a Jeep for me. Maybe weíll catch up in the woods this summer at Rausch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamP View Post
    Hey what up Coz! Yeah itís been too long out of a Jeep for me. Maybe weíll catch up in the woods this summer at Rausch.
    Absolutely!! Now you can put your money back into jeeps and leave your mountain bikes alone for a bit lol
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    October 16, 2013, wednesday early evening, east of the pacific ocean, selectee for truly random and boring Parking lot photo of the moment grand platinum prize winner!

    2011 JK
    EVO Bolt-on Coilovers, EVO 1/4 pounder w/ stinger, 37" Cooper STT Pros, PR44, and some EVO stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    Absolutely!! Now you can put your money back into jeeps and leave your mountain bikes alone for a bit lol
    Ha ha!! Youíve got a great memory. Itís even worse now. I run a BMX race track here in CT!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamP View Post
    Ha ha!! Youíve got a great memory. Itís even worse now. I run a BMX race track here in CT!!
    Lol not a great memory, I still follow you on Instagram so I see it all
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    October 16, 2013, wednesday early evening, east of the pacific ocean, selectee for truly random and boring Parking lot photo of the moment grand platinum prize winner!

    2011 JK
    EVO Bolt-on Coilovers, EVO 1/4 pounder w/ stinger, 37" Cooper STT Pros, PR44, and some EVO stuff

    Awaiting install-
    On Order-
    Want list- Evo carrier and skins, PSC hydro assis

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