YJ build

Hickey

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kmboren

Recovering XJ owner anonymous
Location
Southern Utah
Is 98" the final wheelbase?
I'd have to measure. I am not sure. It sure is a fun, capable jeep. Followed the "buggy" group on the fallen and did all the obstacles other than the last Crack. That trail is suppose to be rated a 9. Heck of fun to drive and wheel. Out of town right now. I'll measure when I get home. Need to fix a bent leaf spring and get it aligned.
 

RockChucker

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Location
Highland
I'd have to measure. I am not sure. It sure is a fun, capable jeep. Followed the "buggy" group on the fallen and did all the obstacles other than the last Crack. That trail is suppose to be rated a 9. Heck of fun to drive and wheel. Out of town right now. I'll measure when I get home. Need to fix a bent leaf spring and get it aligned.
I think the fallen is more in the 8 range personally. Either way it’s a fun trail though.
 

kmboren

Recovering XJ owner anonymous
Location
Southern Utah
Well the YJ has been neglected for a couple months. At the end of July on a run it started puking fluid out of the water pump. I let it sit as I wasn't using it and had other cars to drive.

Well I decided to change out the water pump and while the belt was off. I decided to upgrade the steering. I still had my PSC reservoir, pump, and Steering box. So I ripped out the old and installed the new.

The reservoir didn't want to fit quite right so I modified the hood to make it fit. The XJ was the jeep that just keeps on giving. The box is ported so when I decide to run hydro assist it will be easy.

20220920_194854.jpg20220920_194806.jpg20220920_194728.jpg20220920_194716.jpgI also had to cut and relocate the fender support to the drivers side more a quick cut and reweld and all is well.
 

kmboren

Recovering XJ owner anonymous
Location
Southern Utah
More YJ love. The driver seat was broken and in desperate need of a change. I purchased a pair or Corbeau seats on here recently and am finally getting around to installing them.
I modified/cut the factory seat brackets up. Welded a plate to them and used some old seat sliders I had laying around. I like how it came out and it is much more comfortable than the old seat. Can't wait to get it back on the trail.

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Hickey

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You might benefit from a quick disconnect steering wheel with that style seat. The side bolsters are so deep that it's difficult to swing your legs out.
 
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