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Unread 02-27-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Well I bought a new project a couple weeks ago. My Previous jeep was a 91 XJ,35s and JK axles.

Trying to build this one on the "Dualsport" or "Expedition rig" theme I guess
Its an 04 WJ limited with the 4.7HO with 105000 on it.
Mods as of previous owner
Has 4 inch IRO longarm kit on the front.
265/75r16 BFGs ATS on XD series wheels
custom tire carrier and sub mount in the back.
Addco rear swaybar


I plan to swap in my JK axles and tires on the WJ and go to 6" of lift.
Swap my TeraLow 231 from the XJ.
Put some kind of 6 inch lift on it.
also on the list are rock sliders and a front bumper.

Either putting a the IRO longarm on the rear or just do a full Clayton kit cant decide whether to scrap the IRO and just go clayton yet.




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Unread 02-27-2014, 04:10 PM   #2
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Nice and welcome. If expedition is what you are after I would refer you over to the Expedition Portal. It is a great resource and there are several of us from here over there too. We could always use a few more WJs
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Unread 02-27-2014, 05:35 PM   #3
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Set aside a few hours, grab some popcorn and a beverage, and read this build thread > http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...4-7-ho-526660/
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Unread 02-27-2014, 05:50 PM   #4
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Go with Clayton and then sell me the IRO!
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Unread 02-28-2014, 08:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for the Welcome.
I read some of that thread what a great build, yep that's pretty much how I want to build mine.

Yeah I will be selling my IRO....

I have owned a WJ before just did not a "built one".
Lets hope nobody runs a stop-sign and t-bones me this time.
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Unread 03-01-2014, 12:53 AM   #6
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What do you want for the IRO?
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Unread 03-02-2014, 07:24 PM   #7
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Ill sell it for 850 it has only been on for about a year and do not believe it was ever really wheeled by overall condition of the vehicle and the other mods he did.

Its the full kit critical path long arm in the front with the adjustable track bar and a-arm spacer in the rear, and there 4 inch springs all the way round.
Handles awesome and no death wobble.

Still need to get it off of the jeep....
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Unread 03-02-2014, 07:41 PM   #8
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Not bad at all bro. I'm waiting on my tax returns. I'll shoot you a pm when I get it
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Unread 03-02-2014, 08:12 PM   #9
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Thanks for the Welcome. I read some of that thread what a great build, yep that's pretty much how I want to build mine. Yeah I will be selling my IRO.... I have owned a WJ before just did not a "built one". Lets hope nobody runs a stop-sign and t-bones me this time.
I'm lucky the guy only spun me 270 degrees, instead of flipping me. He must have hit you dead square in the middle. I was hit more to the rear, and it broke my rear wheel off just like it did yours.
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Unread 03-02-2014, 08:30 PM   #10
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I'm lucky the guy only spun me 270 degrees, instead of flipping me. He must have hit you dead square in the middle. I was hear more to the rear, and it broke my rear wheel off just like it did yours.

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maybe they saw your license plate and took it literally.
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Unread 03-03-2014, 06:01 AM   #11
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People be hating the dub tub. I swear I have about 6 literal near crashes every time I drive the thing. Like I have a idiot magnet or something.
For example. People pull out in front of me from a side street while I'm doing 50mph on ice and THEY WAIT UNTIL I GET RIGHT UP TO THEM BEFORE THEY DO IT! ahh rage!
So frustrating. I've had good enough reflexes and grip so far(and room to avoid), but hell I'm getting too old to avoid all the crazies.

Oh and jeep91xj that's a nice blue.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 09:13 PM   #12
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Well its been far too long since I did an update.

Wheeled it a few times and was actually quite impressed with how wheel the Qudra-Drive works, but that will soon be swap out.

Did decide to go with the 6 inch Clayton and his brackets for the jk axle swap so that's the next step.


Did my first mod in preparation for larger tires....


Also did my 231 swap today lets just say snap-rings are really fun haha and will not be putting this pile back together, guess I'll be seeing the recycling center soon.

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Unread 07-14-2014, 01:22 PM   #13
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Finally got all the old brackets off and new ones welded on, just need to get the Clayton welded and then start swapping axles.
their bracket kit is really nice, just going to run a strait track bar to there bracket and am using the RHD JK drag link to connect the steering.

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Unread 07-14-2014, 06:53 PM   #14
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your jeep is very nice, keep the pictures coming.
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Unread 07-19-2014, 07:13 PM   #15
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I got my Clayton brackets welded on, might be a dumb question but what is the best way to support the jeep with jack stands now? since control arms are in the way. I know on my xj I use the front frame.
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