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Unread 08-13-2010, 06:30 PM   #1
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Split Nail WJ Build Thread

Here is my 99 WJ that is slowly becoming a toy and not a daily driver anymore.









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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Pg. 1 - Lift Install
Pg. 3 - ZJ Washer Fluid Reservoir

Pg. 4 - First Trip to BVORR

Pg. 6 - Second Trip to BVORR

Pg. 7 - CB Install
Pg. 27 - Aussie Locker Install
Pg. 38 - Glamour Pics
Pg. 44 - First Body Damage
Pg. 66 - Bumper Design
Pg. 67 - Fender Trimming
Pg. 68 - Trip 1 to General Sam's
Pg. 69 - More of General Sam's
Pg. 70 - More of General Sam's


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Currant Mods

Rough Country 4" RC-X Series Lift (Thanks to Casanova4x4)

Rubicon BFG 255/75/R17 Mud Terrains

Black Rock Vipers Series 900B

Rola Roof Rack (For Sale)

Aussie Locker

Ford Taurus eFan


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Future Mods

Long Arms from Salt City Off Road

Winch Bumper from Salt City Off Road

Warn Winch

Rock Sliders made by Me


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If anyone has any questions please just ask in my thread or PM me thanks!

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Unread 08-13-2010, 10:08 PM   #2
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can't wait to see pics. My WJ is the same color as yours, and I'm looking at that lift.
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Unread 08-14-2010, 12:16 AM   #3
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Well I hit a snag today. This jeep is a salvage title. It looks like the passenger lower control arm bracket has a wallowed out hole.... When it got hit it pushed the bolt into the side of the bracket tearing a nice little hole in it. Ill have pictures of it in the morning. My plan is to weld a washer into place, and order long arms and cut these stupid things off. :/ If anyone is selling WJ long arms let me know. DEFINITELY a buyer.
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Unread 08-15-2010, 07:08 AM   #4
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The IRO 6.5 doesnt even use the stock lower CA locations.
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Unread 08-15-2010, 12:58 PM   #5
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Yea, that's what I am thinking about getting -2.5 inches. That's really high. This is my DD so I'm trying to stay safe as possible. I'm hoping to to have some pictures up tonight of everything!!
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Unread 08-15-2010, 01:43 PM   #6
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good idea with the long arms.
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Unread 08-15-2010, 03:06 PM   #7
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about time you started a build thread! Has this control arm thing occured since we talked?
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Unread 08-15-2010, 04:00 PM   #8
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No I got it fixed. The Control arm bracket is still bent. I need long arms .... wait
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Unread 08-15-2010, 04:14 PM   #9
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Here are some pictures stock and along they way. If you have any questions let me know!!











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Unread 08-15-2010, 04:30 PM   #10
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Here are some pictures of the lift going on.

























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Unread 08-15-2010, 05:03 PM   #11
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that is sweet. very cool man
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Unread 08-15-2010, 05:03 PM   #12
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Looks Good!
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Unread 08-15-2010, 05:07 PM   #13
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And a video HAHA

First test drive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXgpCRRVwK4
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Unread 08-15-2010, 05:17 PM   #14
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May sound like a stupid question but, how tall is that garage door in the last pic and does it fit after the lift?
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Unread 08-15-2010, 05:45 PM   #15
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HAHA My jeep is on an incline. Making it looking like its bigger but it will fit. BARELY. ha
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