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post #1 of 13 Old 02-12-2011, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well I guess I can start a build thread now.. Ive been wheeling Nissan Xterras for a couple years.. I thought I might try my hand at the Jeep..

Started looking the First of December for a YJ/TJ.. Had my eyes set on a cool
TJ but the day I went to buy it GONE! So I found this 1990..



Mine and my brothers...


So I love the idea of the 35" tires that came with it.. But this thing needs re-geared to run them.. ZERO power! So gone is the 35s.. Hello 32s with some steel rims..



So the first thing I learned was that the Carter carb is junk... This was the 3rd Re-man...



So a buddy of mine had this old Holley off a Dodge of the same time period..



Other than a dial in zero issues..

Next.. I like heat but this Jeep had zero... So bye bye old Thermo..


Hello new.. And ta da.. HEAT!



When a man needs a beer opened he needs a beer opened..


Time to change the diff fluids...



And what did I find....



Damn Dana 35s... Im searching for a 8.8 now...
My next issue seemed to be a fading coil.. But after a change it Jeep would randomly shut off.. But thanks to JF.. I replaced the ICM.. and no more shut downs... So since the Jeep decided to run.. I thought Id treat it with a new battery



Now the front bumper had seen better days.. Looked like some one tested it on a tree.. So once again to JF I found this sweet deal on Amazon for 156 including shipping..




Was a PITA to remove the stock bumper. Damn you rust
With the new bumper on.. I thought Id trea my self to a day of wheeling at Coal Creek in East Tennessee...




More to come...


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post #2 of 13 Old 02-15-2011, 07:42 PM
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is it me or is your jeep extremely un level... are you just running a body lift in the rear?

2003 4.0l wj- 6.5 inch IRO+.75 spacers. 4.56 gears. dana44a swap. 35x12.50 MTR Kevlars

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post #3 of 13 Old 03-13-2011, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Here are a few updated pix...

I added a rear tire carrier Has really help the bouncy-ness of the Jeep... Why do people take these off???
Really made it wheel better too!








The first trip in the Jeep just sucked... The next one has made me enjoy the Jeep..
Takes some time getting used to the Leaf spring ride..

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post #4 of 13 Old 03-13-2011, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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is it me or is your jeep extremely un level... are you just running a body lift in the rear?
No its a 3" BL all the way around... Just how the pix was taken

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post #5 of 13 Old 03-13-2011, 11:52 PM
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Still have the track bars and sway bar on it ? If so get rid of them... I took all of them off on mine and it rides and flexes so muc better
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post #6 of 13 Old 03-14-2011, 03:21 AM
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nice jeep. those black wheels look way better. it looks like your front springs may be sagging a little bit. I think mine are starting too. I would also get some boomerang shackles because it looks like your shackles are still stock.

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post #7 of 13 Old 03-14-2011, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Still have the track bars and sway bar on it ? If so get rid of them... I took all of them off on mine and it rides and flexes so muc better
Yeah I had planned on having them off on this trip but just didnt have time...




Not the fronts are not sagging... It sits very level.. Yeah Im going to re do the shackles..

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post #8 of 13 Old 03-14-2011, 03:28 PM
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Watch your cat. I have the same jeep and it was problematic.
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post #9 of 13 Old 03-14-2011, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Watch your cat. I have the same jeep and it was problematic.
Re-did the cat... Thanks for the heads up though...
I had to drill it out to get it to the muffler shop when I bought it




Well I added rear shocks today... Skyjacker 8000 Nitros.. And a new steering stabilizer.
Has helped some in the ride area. I think adding the rear tire carrier back on has helped the most though. Balances the Jeep I think.

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Rear track bar is gone! man this made a huge difference in the ride.. now Im on to the Front and sway bar

Had some sun today so I took the top off.. Was looking pretty worn... Used some spray on bed liner...



Wired the front lights back up... Never got around to re wiring them with the bumper change... I can blind people again lol...
Had to take the Jeep for a ride with no top

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post #12 of 13 Old 05-11-2011, 12:58 PM
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awww mann

2003 4.0l wj- 6.5 inch IRO+.75 spacers. 4.56 gears. dana44a swap. 35x12.50 MTR Kevlars

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