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Unread 01-20-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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my jeep build

after seeing a few jeep build threads i figured id start my own to log the progress of my jeep an to share any problems i have along the way...



the start of my build starts out with a 99 xj classic, an i started the build by changing all my fluids over to synthetic, buying a system, an saving for a lift...

a hitch in the trail has accoured though, what do u expect its a jeep lol
i got a check engine light an 2 secs later blew my radatior house do to too much pressure in the system, lucky for my my grandfather owns a garage, so i have 24 hour acces to a heated garage, every tool i could ever need an a LIFT, so to be on the safe side, an i heard the xjs have bad cooling system history, i did the water pump, thermostat, all new houses, an sat im changing my radatior an heater core....


pics will come soon once i figure out how to post them
an ill keep every one updated on the progress

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Unread 01-20-2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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You have to host the pics on photobucket, or the like. then copy the url code and paste it in your post.
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  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 03:01 PM   #3
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the start of my build starts out with a 99 xj classic, an i started the build by changing all my fluids over to synthetic, buying a system, an saving for a lift...
haha...super, now everyone has to wait for 6 months for you to save your McDonalds paychecks, scrounging for pennies to buy a cb antenna. LOL.

You're suppose to take before pics, then post the build as start bolting your first part on.



Sorry man.........I'm trolling for trouble today.........
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Unread 01-20-2009, 03:06 PM   #4
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I am getting ready to install my CB, fabbed up the antenna bracket today. Now just one more payday from McDonalds, and I'll have the antenna and coax.
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  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 03:18 PM   #5
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I would run a compression check and check the coolant very carefully for oil, check the oil very carefully for coolant in your situation.
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Unread 01-20-2009, 04:34 PM   #6
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I am getting ready to install my CB, fabbed up the antenna bracket today. Now just one more payday from McDonalds, and I'll have the antenna and coax.
Wait, wait wait....slow down............can you scan a copy of the CB instructions and post them? I also could use a scan of the MacDonalds menu....

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Unread 01-20-2009, 09:43 PM   #7
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hahahaha funny guys, but i have a good job an the build should be done by june, atleast the basics of it, there is always room for improvement

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Unread 01-20-2009, 09:44 PM   #8
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after i took of the fan, belt an water pump...
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Unread 01-26-2009, 11:53 PM   #9
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update...
sat i had the new heater core put in, an swapped out the stock single core radiator, an put in a 3 core severe duty one

heres the dash apart to get to the heater core





stock raditor




severe duty one



my #1 o2 sensor went today, an i heard numerious complaints about the cheap aftermarket ones not lasting to long i replaced it with a dealer replacement...

heres the running tally so far of all the parts i have replaced/ upgraded
may seem cheaper than normal, like i said my fam ownes a garage so i get garage discount, an the jeep dealership in my town also does buisness with us so i get factory parts at cost...



both rear u joints 38.00

tranny filter 13.00

royal purp atf 44.95
(also changed my transfercase fluid)

upper radiator hose 12.21

lower hose 11.27

195* thermostat 10.66

thermostat gasket 2.69

temp sensor 21.14

new water pump 34.19

heater core 66.29

3 core severe duty radiator 191.19

yellow top batt 204.79

o2 sensor b4 the cat 79.61

transfer case switch 26.50
(the sensor that make ur 4wheel drive light come on)


running tally so far 760
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Unread 01-26-2009, 11:58 PM   #10
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update...
sat i had the new heater core put in, an swapped out the stock single core radiator, an put in a 3 core severe duty one

heres the dash apart to get to the heater core





stock raditor




severe duty one



my #1 o2 sensor went today, an i heard numerious complaints about the cheap aftermarket ones not lasting to long i replaced it with a dealer replacement...

heres the running tally so far of all the parts i have replaced/ upgraded
may seem cheaper than normal, like i said my fam ownes a garage so i get garage discount, an the jeep dealership in my town also does buisness with us so i get factory parts at cost...



both rear u joints 38.00

tranny filter 13.00

royal purp atf 44.95
(also changed my transfercase fluid)

upper radiator hose 12.21

lower hose 11.27

195* thermostat 10.66

thermostat gasket 2.69

temp sensor 21.14

new water pump 34.19

heater core 66.29

3 core severe duty radiator 191.19

yellow top batt 204.79

o2 sensor b4 the cat 79.61

transfer case switch 26.50
(the sensor that make ur 4wheel drive light come on)


running tally so far 760
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Unread 01-27-2009, 12:03 AM   #11
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next on the list of things to do this weekend is change front an rear axle fluid, new plugs, wires, cap an rotor, k&n filter9or should i spend a lil more an just get a cold air intake???)


an saving for a aftermarket complete head(a jeep mechanic said the 99-01 heads had a problem cracking), headers, high flow cat, an gibson cat back...

just got my w2 in today so when i get my taxes back i'll be ordering the lift, i wana go 6 " long arm all suspension, no blocks or shackles, any 1 have any advice on what lift kit i should go with?
the lift budget is around 2500

also any 1 have any suggestions on what else i should replace, get or mad to make it a nice trail rig that can still be a dd
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Unread 01-27-2009, 01:00 AM   #12
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Go w/the intake, I am. Unless you do water crossings.
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Unread 02-01-2009, 10:17 PM   #13
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so whats the deal with heard cracking problems?

its a 99 classic

should i worry?
if so i wana fix it b4 it fails, the jeep has 120, 550 on it...

an whats the best remidy??
aftermarket head like the ones from quadretic, 499 compleat with valve train??
suggestions please
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Unread 03-11-2009, 10:30 PM   #14
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picked up my new warn rear bumper with full size tire swing out the other day,
bought a warn 9. ti, installed my 6.5 inch alpine type r door speaker(needed toake a custom wood ring an trim plastic door skin for proper fit) an mounted my two amps an cap...


heres some pics










ordereing a ajs offroad winch bumper in the morn an maybe a set of rock sliders...

next week getting the rock hard sport cage(gettin powder coated orange)

then saving for 6.5 rustys la lift(wich im also powdercoating flourecent orange)
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Unread 03-28-2009, 09:31 PM   #15
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im abandoining this thread, this jeep is now my dd, just bought a 95 xj with a 10" long arm lift...
will be posting a new thread with the progress of my new project:-)
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