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Unread 11-09-2008, 12:42 PM   #1
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Build from Iraq, any suggestions?**NOW BUILDING w/ PICS**

Added a TABLE OF CONTENTS!!! WOOHOO
Pg. 2 - Pre-Build Pics
Pg. 3 - Lift Kit, Paint and TJ Flare pics
Pg. 4 - Finished Paint Pics
Pg. 5 - 100Watt P.A. install, IRO HnT Install
Pg. 6 - Rear Bumper Design, Engine Gaskets, StrokedJeep.com TB, R.E. Track Bar Support Bar, FF Dynamics Triple Threat Fan Kit
Pg. 7 - TnT Unibody Stiffeners Install
Pg. 8 - Wheeling Pics, Rear Antenna Mount, Rear Speaker Bar, Engine Skid
Pg. 9 - Gas Tank & Xfer Case Skids, Front Speaker Bar, Rear Bumper Install, Wheeling Pics
Pg. 10 - Wheeling Pics, Rear Bumper Install
Pg. 11 - Tire Carrier Install
Pg. 12 - Open Cooling System Conversion, LeBaron Hood Vent Install, Lower Control Arm Skids, Front Bumper Design
Pg. 13 - Front Bumper Design/Install
Pg. 14 - Front Bumper Design/Install, Durango Steering Gear Box Conversion
Pg. 15 - Rocker Panel/Slider Replacements
Pg. 16 - Rocker Panel/Slider Replacements
Pg. 17 - Rocker Panel/Slider Replacements, Aluminum Radiator Install, Rear Bumpstop Pad Install, Misc Pics.
Pg. 18 - Dakota Extended Front Brake Line Install
Pg. 19 - Head Job, Head Gasket Repair, Valve Cover (Blow-By) Mod and H.D. Crossmember Design
Pg. 22 - New headlight housings and 5000k DDM H.I.D. kit
Pg. 24 - New 33x10.50-15 Toyo M/T's on Cragar S0ft 8's (15x8 with 4" BS
Hey everyone! Well I'm over here making a good sized list for my XJ Wago and was wondering what you guys, and girls, thought about the list and if you had any suggestions. Also keep in mind this will be a daily driver/wheel on the weekends rig for about 2 years, then off-road only where I plan on adding to/replacing some of the below.
RE 3.5" SF w/ RE monotubes
DT8000 Pre-runner shocks
IRO HnT kit
RE Adj Track-Bar, Mount and Stiffener
ZJ Tie Rod Upgrade
TJ Flares (i know some hate it, some love it, to each is own)
FFDynamics Triple Threat cooling fan kit
On Board Air Conversion
Twin speaker bars
Homemade front and rear bumper/tire carrier
Full length unibody plating

hood vents
new seats
roll cage
cragar soft 8's

I already purchased:
C-Rok Steering Brace
C4x4 Tow Hooks
Rusty's Xfer Case drop, just in case
Tnt Unibody Stiffeners
JKS Front and Rear BPE

Any and all suggestions/comments welcomed! Thank you in advance by the way.


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Unread 11-09-2008, 12:47 PM   #2
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it all sounds good to me.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 01:10 PM   #3
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from what I hear you may want to rethink the Rusty's Tie Rod and Track bar
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Unread 11-09-2008, 01:14 PM   #4
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Save your money on the Teraflex D44 disc brake conversion and use the backing plates from a Ford Explorer and ZJ rorotrs: http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=967146
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Unread 11-09-2008, 01:15 PM   #5
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from what I hear you may want to rethink the Rusty's Tie Rod and Track bar
Maybe go Currie or V8 ZJ?
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Unread 11-10-2008, 05:22 AM   #6
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Maybe go Currie or V8 ZJ?
I've actually never looked into the ZJ tie rod so I just did and I think I will on that, thank you!

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Save your money on the Teraflex Disc 44 disc brake conversion and use the backing plates from a Ford Explorer and ZJ rorotrs
The disc conversion is something that I am still throwing up in the air to begin with so I'm not sure on that. I have read quite a few how-to's on the swap, the Ford Exploder does sound like the best swap tho, thank you!
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Unread 11-10-2008, 09:41 AM   #7
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I've got the V8 ZJ tie rod swap in mine, it is definatly beefier, don't have to worry about bending that piece of solid rod.
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Unread 11-10-2008, 11:02 AM   #8
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Oh so on the trac-bar I've been looking at the RE Adj trac bar w/ mount and brace but it says that its for 4"+ lift. I know a lot of people talk about getting it with lifts like the one I'm getting but I just wanted to make sure that its the write one and if its a really good/strong one? I was hoping that RE1660 extreme duty trac bar (which is the one that they say is for over 4"), the mount RE1665 and the brace RE1670 would all work, does anyone know if this will work on the RE 3.5" SF?
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Unread 12-02-2008, 12:01 AM   #9
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Alright so the parts are starting to get ordered and I guess they have been arriving at the house, keeping my wife busy putting all the parts in the back of the XJ.

I have a buddy that has some "hook-ups" and is going to try to get me a free pair of 33x12.50 TSL SX's so that pretty cool, I should figure out in a couple weeks about that.

Well here's a list of the ordered parts so far:
JKS Bar Pin Eliminators Front and Rear
Leigh Performance 60mm Throttle Body (www.strokedjeep.com)
Poison Spyder Customs HD Steering kit, just had to b/c its so darn beefy
TJ Flares with smoked lenses
TnT Unibody Stiffeners
C4x4 Tow Hook kit
C-Rok Steering Brace Kit

Pretty excited about it all, just need to get home after all this and install for a couple weeks lol I'm guessing about another 6 months till I get home but it'll be nice having everything there just waiting.

So the "going to buy list" is getting a little bigger as well, needs to stop something though.
- RE 6030 lift w/ monotubes
- Ballistic Fab D44 Diff Cover
- Ruff Stuff D30 Cover
- RE track bar and brace
- FiveOMotorsports mustang injectors, yellow tops
- new exhaust manifold
- rocker replacements
- aussie locker, possibly
- thinking about the TnT long arm kit just because i would love to get it all now while i have the money and the added protection and strength is what i'm looking for in this build

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Unread 12-02-2008, 12:39 AM   #10
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Your Waggy is nice. I miss mine and it's good to see you're building one. You'll love the TnT long arm if you decide to put 'em in.

And why don't you skip the tow hook kit and go with front and rear bumpers. Maybe a winch? Adds a bunch to the cost, but gives you some protection and use.
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Unread 12-02-2008, 01:03 AM   #11
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Youre building an XJ in Iraq?

I didnt see up-armor, bulletproof glass, blue-force tracker or roof-mounted .50 cal on your list.

Here's a few links to catalogs that can help you with those items. You wont find these items in J.O., Quadratech, or anywhere else but here.

www.defenselink.mil

www.drms.dla.mil

May want to consider these tires above anything else offered as well: (Sorry, dont come in the standard Jeep forum, college issue 15x8 black cragar rim configuration, but these are much safer for the type of wheeling you will encounter)

http://www.gadgetvenue.com/airless-h...ires-11182324/

I hear wheeling over there really rocks along the banks of the Euphrates, and the Salbka powder/sand mix is better than sand dunes in AZ/CA.

Good luck, and happy wheeling!
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Unread 12-02-2008, 01:43 AM   #12
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I wish i could actually build it over here, i am just buying the stuff and having it sent home so once i get home i can build it.lol that would be funny to have a blue force tracker and some up armor lol
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Unread 12-18-2008, 03:58 PM   #13
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wagoneer

wagoneer is a good build, however I'm not sure that you will be happy with a 3.5in lift especially in the rear, as with all Xj's the sag in the rear will dissapoint you I suggest a 5.5HD, the brand doesn't neccesarily (spelled wrong) make a difference but the height, abilities and options will definitely on a full size.
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Unread 12-18-2008, 05:14 PM   #14
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No suggestions for parts, just a huge THANKS to you and all your team members for putting your *** on the line every day. You guys are ALL heros in my book!
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Unread 12-18-2008, 05:22 PM   #15
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x2 ^^^^^, and sounds like a lot of work being done WHEN you return safely home. Good luck.
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