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    Well guys, I did a thing thanks to Matt for being a great seller!
         
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    Congrats Steve!
    It will be an interesting contrast watching you walk up that Schubarth stuff now.

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    Nice. Let's go wheeling!

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    Gotta ask...you keeping the YJ?
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    Steve-O previously posted:
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    Nice thing you did there! From stock to nicely modified - no wrenching in the middle!

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    Smart buying an already modded rig. You just saved yourself a ton of cash and picked up a nice toy. Should be a great summer of wheeling now, looks like you can go about anywhere you would want to in that Jeep.

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    Very nice...
    should be a nice trail rig for ya
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    That's awesome, I'm guessing you'll be able to go over 65 now!

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    nice!

    I second Jim's question about the YJ...

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    Congratulations on your new Jeep.

    I (also) bought one of those battery terminal kits you installed on your YJ.

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    Sweeeet! Gonna have some great times, Cheers!

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    FINOCJ previously posted:
    "Gotta ask...you keeping the YJ?"

    Only for the time being. There are a few more things I want to accomplish with it (AKA, parts in the garage I actually want to put on it). But probably by fall I will be looking to sell it, as I really don't have the room for a third Jeep -- currently have my Cherokee and YJ out on the street in front of the house. You interested in reliving your YJ glory days?

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    "Smart buying an already modded rig. You just saved yourself a ton of cash and picked up a nice toy."

    That was the calculus I went through. The amount of time/money to get the YJ where I really want it would be crazy, and it would still be limited by the 4 banger. At that point it just made sense to buy something modified and the sell the YJ. It's going to be interesting having a lift, big tires, lockers, winch, and 6 cylinders now

    Already bought a stimulus checks-worth of parts for it. Currie Currectlync tie rod/drag link and JKS adjustable track bar going on this weekend. Already got some Fox 2.0 performance shocks on her! Other than that it's really not going to need much (obviously), probably just a basic tune up/fluid changes.

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    Steve-O previously posted:
    "But probably by fall I will be looking to sell it, as I really don't have the room for a third Jeep -- currently have my Cherokee and YJ out on the street in front of the house. You interested in reliving your YJ glory days?"

    Nope, I am already one jeep over my allotment...Finishing the 58 is a priority if for no other reason than to say I did it and enjoy it for a bit, but not sure how I will be able to keep both the 58 and 70 as is...I think YJ's make a great base for building a great trail rig (if leaf springs are acceptable). I sold my 4cyl YJ for a 6cyl cj7 back in the day just to get more power - but it was a DD that I also wanted to run 33s on. Back then, it wasn't uncommon to see a 4cyl YJ with 35s and super high CR that would be a great trail rig - but would be a trailer rig mostly (I remember one featured in JP magazine specifically). I almost feel like my cj5 is becoming just a trail rig (or maybe my tolerance for driving it a lot around town or on the hwy etc is decreasing) - planning a week of old iron early cj5 group run based out of Leadville in Aug and thinking of towing the cj to the basecamp in Leadville instead of driving it - its only a couple hour drive but its also easier to bring the camping gear and some extra parts/tools etc with the truck if needed for evening repair work. Maybe I am just getting old...
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    FINOCJ previously posted:
    "I sold my 4cyl YJ for a 6cyl cj7"

    I would take that deal in a heartbeat. Because the TJ doesn't need much work, and despite what I just said about having too many vehicles, I was actually considering selling/trading the YJ for some kind of older project car to have mostly as a hobby. A guy near me was selling a CJ-2A in pretty nice shape and I almost went for it. Been looking on Craigslist for anything older than me with a manual and 4WD...

    FINOCJ previously posted:
    "thinking of towing the cj"

    Nothing wrong with going the tow/trailer route in my opinion!
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    I'm not one to shame anybody, but I love poking fun...dang Matt, that was one dirty @$$ air filter

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    Got it all cleaned and re-oiled really nice Volant cool air intake that makes the engine roar!

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    You found an instant 10 horsepower!

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    O man we need to get out and test out your new found horsepower!

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    Lol.... nice job on the air filter! I cleaned it once, a couple years ago..... my son didnít do anything when he had it! If it wasnít such a pain to remove I would have done it more often!! Steve, that Jeep has a good home now
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    Currie Correctlync tie rod and drag link went on without much trouble. The JKS adjustable track bar was a different story. When I finished everything Saturday I was going to drive it over to the alignment shop. I was wiggling the tires back and forth on the floor of my garage and heard a loud POP followed by the sound of metal clinking along the floor. The frame mount end of the track bar has a Johnny joint which completely blew out sending the snap ring and the washer behind it flying I went to the TJ forums and found only one person who had a similar experience, but he had had it on for 3 months. I put the old track bar back on, drove it around the block, no issues. So I just hoped it was a defective part, maybe the snap ring wasn't seated perfectly? Got a free part exchange (thanks Amazon), put it on tonight, drove around the block no issues. Alignment shop next week. Overall not bad for my first time doing front end work.

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    Nice, I just put on those same Fox 2.0 shocks. I love them so far.

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