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Unread 06-28-2010, 07:30 PM   #1
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Atlas92 Build Thread "99 WJ"

I have been having a few people asking about my rig so I am going to start a build thread. I got my jeep in Feb of 2010 with about 140,000 miles. It has the 4.0L, np242, d30/35 and 3.73 gears.

The earliest pic I have of my jeep, stock suspension, 245s, 1.5" RC wheel spacers, and cladding painted black.




About a week into owning the jeep, I got a hole in one of my fuel lines up by the gas tank, so I decided to do a tank tuck while I had the tank out.






For about the next month after that, I started stocking up on lift parts. I think this cheepest way to get 6" of lift. I think I am right at $1000 in parts at this point in time.

RCX 4" lift
Rusty's 2"bb
IRO upper adj control arms
IRO fixed lower rear control arms
IRO HD Dual SS



I put the lift on buy myself (took 10 hours) so I didnt really care to take and pics in the process of putting it on. It measures 6.5" actual lift I dont have a t/c drop and I dont have any vibes.

The only good pic I have with stock wheel and tires.


I got at set of half used Baja ATZs from a friend of mine for free. 35x13.50R20. I got a set of 20x8.5 gunner 5s from discount tire. So for under $700 total I have a good set of 35s mounted and balanced.






I was having a lot of bump steer so I got rid of my little RC adj track bar. I would not recommend it to anybody. I bought an IRO adj track bar form Bama_WJ for a good price and it solved my problems.


I cleaned my headlights with the 3M kit that goes in the drill. It did wonders for my lights.


I then tinted my turn signals and side markers. I also added some tow hooks and trimed my bumper




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Unread 06-28-2010, 07:31 PM   #2
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Now onto my trie carrier that I have been getting questions about. I got some c-channel for free at school. I hope the pics can explain most of what I did. Here is what I had before I redid it.

and here are my plans

mount on the hitch, passenger side stops and the exhaust hanger


my mount on the drivers side goes all the way along the hitch b/c there are no gas fill hoses in the way. (you can see my 5125s in that one, they make short arms and 6" lift ride just like stock)

off of the jeep


There is a little of the pinch/weld seam that needs to be bent up to make everything higher.


I converted to a heim join style hinge that works great. It is much better than tabs with a bolt through it. (don't pay attention to my welds, it was my first time with a wire feed)


simple latch


before



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Thats about all I have for right now untill I get my IRO budget rock sliders, and my multiple double cardan drive shaft (4 U joints) from Drivelines Plus in Evansville, IN.
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Unread 06-28-2010, 07:44 PM   #3
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Looks good. Glad that IRO track bar worked out for you.
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Unread 06-28-2010, 07:47 PM   #4
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looks good man, awesome deal on the wheels/tires. did you have any troubles with death wobble? and just the trackbar fixed your bumpsteer? i wish mine was that compliant, anyway nice jeep!
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Unread 06-28-2010, 07:51 PM   #5
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with stock tires and RC track bar I would get death wobble at 50mph when I hit a big bump. With the 35s and RC track bar, dw at 40mph and a big bump. With the IRO track bar no dw and just the slightest bump steer. Thanks
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Unread 06-28-2010, 08:20 PM   #6
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i think your front IRO lower CAs are the wrong way also i think you have bumpsteer because if you are sitting at 6.5 the tbar only goes to 6in of adjustment so you need to compensate for the .5in
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Unread 06-28-2010, 08:27 PM   #7
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Holy ugly welds on that tire carrier. I hope they're strong, wouldn't want to lose a 35 on the highway.
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Unread 06-28-2010, 08:37 PM   #8
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i think your front IRO lower CAs are the wrong way also i think you have bumpsteer because if you are sitting at 6.5 the tbar only goes to 6in of adjustment so you need to compensate for the .5in
My lower control arms are RC and I think they are the right way, I could be wrong but I dont have any problems. The RC tbar was too short, now I have an IRO adj tbar that is rated to 7"
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Unread 06-28-2010, 08:40 PM   #9
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Holy ugly welds on that tire carrier. I hope they're strong, wouldn't want to lose a 35 on the highway.
Ya I know, but they are strong. I do most of my welding with a stick welder, I just need to get adjusted to the wire feed.
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Unread 06-29-2010, 04:00 AM   #10
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ur control arms are right, johnny joint at the frame
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Unread 06-30-2010, 07:20 PM   #11
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I got my driveshaft today. It cost me $450 out the door for the shaft and the 2 yokes.



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Unread 07-04-2010, 03:19 PM   #12
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I went and got a HiLift jack and mounted it on the roof rack crossbars. I used all stainless hardwear so I wouldnt have to ever worry about rust.



I took off my rear swaybar because all of my bushings are wore out and they were making all kinds of noise. Then I got board and decided to do a little flexing at my shop. The rear coil was fully extended and loose; I thought that was pretty cool with short arms.







The 35 stuffs pretty good in the rear with the bumper trimed
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Unread 07-11-2010, 08:35 PM   #13
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I went wheeling in Lynnville, IN today. Nothing bent or broke so it was a pretty good day.









The trails are on an old strip mine and here is the old miner they used. The pics dont do the size of this thing justice.





My jeep will easily fit inside of it's bucket.





Rock sliders should be in tomorrow, they have been back ordered for a month.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 07:29 PM   #14
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sliders came in today. pure beef, but pita to install by yourself.




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Unread 07-18-2010, 08:45 PM   #15
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I went to Lynnville again today. It rained so the all terrains were limited. Still didn't stop me from tearing something up. First real trail damage. I guess I have a higher clearance tie rod now. lol

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