Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Call East Texas home.
I played with a 89 YJ for about 3 years. Bought from a fellow in New York actually. Rock was that you?
It came with a GMC Vortex 4.3 liter V6, Think the doner was a 2001 Jimmy Blazer. A few goodies it had that I can recall where a light 700R4 automatic, 2.72 to 1 ratio transfer case, (i later installed) a Lincoln Locker in the front Dana 35 and a Dana Trutrac in the 44 out back, 3.73 gears, 33 x 12.5 16 Goddyear MT/Rs which were big back then I thought. Came with an over sprung 6 inch lift when I bought it. Couldn't flex over a damn curb and would beat you to death in the rough shit. I'm telling you man it road like a tank and I thought oh lord what have I done. I tamed it down to about a 5 1/2" lift that would go from bump stop to strap end by playing with and removing a leaf spring or two. Think I changed shocks too. After that everyone was asking if I had that new soft ride lift from Fabtech. LOL I said no I had a 40 hour investment into making work the Skyjacker it came with lift.
Loved that damn thing and it was relentless in almost every scenario I put it in, mud, rock snow and even light towing. Sure I broke shit like U joints, a shift fork and a front pinion gear. Yet it always got me home, limping some times but under it's own power. Even pulled a buddy out of the woods with front wheel drive only once after he lost his trans and why I think the front pinion gave way later. Good ole Lincoln Locker proved its self that night though and my moto was if it breaks build it back stronger anyway. Missed it at times for awhile but the family grew so if had to go.
6-25-2016, New 2015N1K, now w/43000 and updated regularly
Ivan's, Barringed up, Yoshi tail tidy, Akra header to a modified underbelly exhaust and Urban Brawlers, Profile bi lens LED projectors, white / amber switchback marker / blinker.