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post #1 of 28 Old 10-05-2009, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Moparmatters Build Thread

My Jeep on day one:


This was back in June.

My brush guard on day one (sometime in July):


I paid $75 for it. It was designed for a chevy truck but had previously been on a GC thanks to a little fabrication. However I didn't like how it had been attached so I had to work up my own way of doing it


I had cut down the original mounts and welded them directly to the bottom of the bumper. This gave me a strong place to mount the guard and prevented me from loosing any ground clearance in the front.

Here's the guard cleaned up and repainted with bedliner:


And with some bumper trimming:


I get my final product:


The next step is a 3" lift and 32" tires.


On to Jeep #2... Now the fun begins! http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/moparmatters-build-thread-872626/

Jeep #2 is broken... transfer case and tranny :(
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post #2 of 28 Old 10-05-2009, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Also, I am putting new valve cover gaskets on it this week and I want to paint the valve covers. Long term I want to repaint the Jeep black, but black is the stock color and quite frankly kinda boring. Any thoughts?

On to Jeep #2... Now the fun begins! http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/moparmatters-build-thread-872626/

Jeep #2 is broken... transfer case and tranny :(
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post #3 of 28 Old 10-05-2009, 11:30 PM
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paint it with herculiner

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post #4 of 28 Old 10-10-2009, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I was going to swap a 249 for a 249, but after many a busted knuckle and bruised hand, it looks like I'll be doing a 242 swap instead so I don't have to worry about the VC anymore.

Also, I purchased my tires; 32" Dayton Timberline AT II. $250 w/ 90% tread.

On to Jeep #2... Now the fun begins! http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/moparmatters-build-thread-872626/

Jeep #2 is broken... transfer case and tranny :(
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post #5 of 28 Old 10-27-2009, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Hello lift and tires!

On to Jeep #2... Now the fun begins! http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/moparmatters-build-thread-872626/

Jeep #2 is broken... transfer case and tranny :(
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post #6 of 28 Old 10-27-2009, 11:33 AM
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How big of a lift is that?

"Water covers 3/4 of the earth, Jeep covers the rest"
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post #7 of 28 Old 10-27-2009, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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3" w/ 32" tires. I'm also putting on a bigger steering stabilizer, it's just not in the pic.

On to Jeep #2... Now the fun begins! http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/moparmatters-build-thread-872626/

Jeep #2 is broken... transfer case and tranny :(
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post #8 of 28 Old 10-27-2009, 12:26 PM
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Nice, so those are upcountry springs and 2" spacers?

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post #9 of 28 Old 10-27-2009, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Actually the springs are stock front springs to put on the rear and 3" spacers from Fat Bob's garage for the front. It was the cheapest combo to get what I wanted.

On to Jeep #2... Now the fun begins! http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/moparmatters-build-thread-872626/

Jeep #2 is broken... transfer case and tranny :(
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post #10 of 28 Old 12-05-2009, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Getting the lift on!







I'm getting my new tires mounted tomorrow, so I'll post the rest of the pics then.

On to Jeep #2... Now the fun begins! http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/moparmatters-build-thread-872626/

Jeep #2 is broken... transfer case and tranny :(
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post #11 of 28 Old 12-05-2009, 08:48 PM
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Nice... lifting is awesome, but its a lot of work and money (and im not talking about the install) What are your plans for the rig? mallcrawling? trails?

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post #12 of 28 Old 12-05-2009, 09:15 PM
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you shouldnt run over a 2.25" spacer

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post #13 of 28 Old 12-05-2009, 09:40 PM
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in front it isnt a big deal as the retainer posts are longer and he did it correctly and used springs in the rear. i still would have gone springs too but he isnt being too unsafe when he takes that approach.

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in front it isnt a big deal as the retainer posts are longer and he did it correctly and used springs in the rear. i still would have gone springs too but he isnt being too unsafe when he takes that approach.
Thank you. It made me giddy when I saw that said about the spacers...again.

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please tell me you bought an adj front track bar, at the least?

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