Nick's Jeep Space
Jury is still out on the Holbrook Specialties Longleaf springs. LOTS of body roll, but much softer than the stock or regular lift springs from most companies.
I spend a LOT of time trying to keep offroad trail systems open. I've replanted trees in San Bernardino National Forest, I'm an active member of my "club's" adopt-a-trail program, and a member of the Blue Ribbon Coalition.
If you love to wheel, I believe you really should do more than just complain that trails are being closed all over the country for no valid reason what-so-ever. Get up - Get involved before we have no public lands left to defend.
Well, I've retired from the Marines and now I'm a Military Contractor. Basically I'm still teaching Marines only now I'm getting paid for it like the Military should be paid in the first place.
I like watching people's projects come to life and take shape. I have projects of my own that I need to get my arse moving on. But thus far I've got other issues to deal with. You know, typical life of your average Jeep nut.
MY Jeep is a 1974 CJ5. It sits atop Hollbrook Specialties Longleaf springs, D44 rear, D30 front; both open and narrow track. She's in pretty rough shape, but some TLC will produce some great results. I have BIG plans for the old girl. I recently read an article in JP mag about a '73 CJ5 and I like what the owner did with it. Maybe I'll take some suggestions from his build.
My wife's Jeep (avatar) is a 1990 YJ. Motorcraft Carb and HEI ignition are the only mods mechanically. Maybe fuel injection some day, but I've got my CJ to consider 1st. I put a Super 35 kit from Superior Axle & Gear with a Detroit locker, D30 up front with ARB locker and both geared 4:10. I replaced the Rough Country springs with ones from Rusty's Offroad. What a difference they made.
I've got to get the YJ California smogged...which isn't going to happen without a motor/trans swap. I'm leaning towards a 4.3 chevy with a TH350 trans. Wish me luck.
Just bought a used 2003 Jeep Liberty 4x2. Like it so far. Vast improvement over the Ford Escape we traded in on it.
CJ: Toyota front axle, Ford 9" rear-end. King coil-overs set deep into the frame to keep the lift from being too high. Chevy 4.3L engine (to match the YJ, saves on parts) married up to a GM420 (also called a Muncie SM420) 4-speed.
YJ: 4.3L V6 and TH350 transmission. I need to make this happen sooner than later. Need a vehicle to drive in CA.