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Unread 10-01-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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Well I guess it's time. I'm bored and I assume I've modified my WJ enough to be deserving of a build thread. No clue on how to add this to the Sticky, so if a mod can, I would appreciate it! Thanks

First I bought new side view mirrors since I smashed off the others.


Then I decided to paint the cladding and bumpers black, and new headlights.
For whatever reason I've been seriously slacking on the rear bumper. I bought a brand new one, since my last was a bit smashed up. It's sitting in my shed unpainted.







Then I thought, how about a new head unit and speakers??





Then I decided I wanted to do a 2"BB and get some Cragars.





Then some hooks, Argghh




Install of BB...



yeah we fixed this a few days later...





So after about a week of looking at the BB every day, I decided to scrap the 31's and BB. Decided to go 4" and 32". I got the Teraflex springs on serious discount, and have since been piecing together the rest, mostly from IRO.



here we have:
Teraflex 4" coils
Adjustable track bar
Sway links front/back
HD SS
Shocks
T-Case Drop

In the mail: IRO bump stops
IRO A arm spacer

Bud of mine is lining me up with some 32"s for dirt cheap when I'm ready...

And here she sits today, after a wash, some trail damage. And unfortunately a fogged headlight, which I am planning to take care of soon!

Future Mods:

Roof mount light bar
KOR trail ready front bumper
IRO long arms
Home made snorkel
new brakes!
High lift mount
Looking into a Rear window spare mount








For whatever reason if I'm not carrying my 1911, I have this baby in between the seat and center console.



Finally, official mileage.



Any input great appreciated!

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Unread 10-16-2009, 07:04 PM   #2
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More parts...

A Arm Spacer IRO


Custom Bump Stops IRO



New Ebay lights. Supposedly KC 100watt 6"
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Unread 10-16-2009, 07:42 PM   #3
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When are you gonna put that lift in?
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Unread 10-16-2009, 08:06 PM   #4
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When are you gonna lift?

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When are you gonna put that lift in?

Hopefully by the end of the month, still waiting on all 8 CAs from IRO.
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Unread 10-16-2009, 08:25 PM   #5
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You ordered 8 control arms?
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Unread 10-16-2009, 08:26 PM   #6
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You ordered 8 control arms?
Was just about to say that.
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Unread 10-16-2009, 08:30 PM   #7
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Ahh made a mistake. Got the B+B+C+C option
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Unread 10-16-2009, 08:31 PM   #8
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Whatever that is, thought it was 8 of them? Whoops
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Unread 10-16-2009, 08:32 PM   #9
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LOL now that sucks.

Wait, Why spend $600 on control arms when their LA's are the exact same price?

This thread is full of fail

FYI, you want the B + C + C option (if you're set on short arms. Like I tell every other person, short arms and 4"+ sucks)
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Unread 10-16-2009, 08:34 PM   #10
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I don't know, because I listen to what people have to say around here on what to buy. You are one of the users that stated control arms. Thanks . I probably could still change it, haven't shipped.
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Unread 10-16-2009, 08:36 PM   #11
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IRO is great, give them a call and tell them what you need and they should be able to change your order.
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Unread 10-16-2009, 08:43 PM   #12
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Ok, I am slightly confused now, this is all I need:

IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: WJ Critical Path Long Arm Upgrade
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Unread 10-16-2009, 08:51 PM   #13
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Correct. You might have vibes in the rear (I did, with the same coils) but that's corrected with some adjustable rear lowers.
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Unread 10-17-2009, 01:02 AM   #14
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If you're going to spend that much on control arms, long arms are the way to go. I'll be watchin out for this WJ.
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Unread 11-03-2009, 07:30 AM   #15
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Finally an update.

I'll have more pics of the install later. But here is the end result.



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