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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2002, 10:38 PM
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88 Sahara pics

Here she is just days before wheels, tires and mild lift. I will post more pics as I go. REMEMBR, YOU ALL ARE TO BLAME FOR THIS SINCE I HAVE HAD NO REASON TO BE READING SHORT WHEELBASE. My wife is taking this well right now so stop with all of the great ideas for modifications and I might still be a husband next time I post!
Thanx for the inspiration, without everyone here, I would still be 2wd!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2002, 10:57 PM
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Sorry... Here we go.
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Try again with the pic.....

Might be too big.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-20-2002, 12:05 PM
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Include the wife when your doing jeep stuff then she won't mind nearly as much when you spend $$$'s on the Jeep
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My Computer is going WHACKO, and it is driving me nuts!
I will get my wife involved soon! She was the one itching to get a YJ or CJ. Thats a good thing heh! It is a 6 Cyl 5 speed manual. It has lots of torque. My wife drives a Cherokee (stock 4x) But its newer and black with leather, She is scared to scratch it or get it dirty. The YJ was her idea after reading a few posts over my shoulder. I love her!
The post that inspired her was the daughter picture post. Anyhow, I will post pictures of before and after when my home computer is repaired.

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The manual trannys in the '87-89 YJs are worthless for trail duty. I trashed my '89 5-speed in a year. Of that, I began to seriously beat on the vehichle (about as much as you can in stock form anyhow) only the last 6 months or so.

Basically, have a back-up tranny waiting if you decide to take the YJ offroad.
I've got the same tranny in my Comanche that is doing fine because it doesn't see off-road use. 113k miles and no complaints so far ::knock on wood::
The almost perfect thing to do is to find a 86-or-newer rusted out Grand Wagoneer that runs and drives and swap in the engine, transmission, and axles, but forget the full-time x-case. Run a J-Truck's NP-208 instead. I think this is about the most cost-effective method of building a trail-capable YJ.

Albeit, I am biased. I have a Grand-Wagoneer TF727 and J-Truck NP-208 installed in my Wrangler behind the fairly-stock 258 engine. There are Grand Wagoneer D44 axles in pieces in the back of the Jeep. There is a 70s Cherokee 401 in AZ waiting to be crated and shipped my way. When everything is ready, I'll rent some garage space and get to work on it again.
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