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post #1 of 196 Old 11-09-2012, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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wvracer821's WJ build

i figure that its time to make a build thread to keep track of this stuff so here it goes. please enjoy

I got the jeep in 2010 from a cheesy used car dealership. i ended up wrecking it pretty bad taking my girlfriend home the day after Xmas.




it looks like just some fender damage but the unibody got twisted up and had to be repaired. after that came some 245/75-16 cooper discoverer STTs on factory suspension


then came the 2" BB



i soon found the beauty of a disconnected sway bar



things ran pretty smooth and i really didn't do much to the jeep for a while then i had to put a transmission in it. i just picked one up from a junk yard nothing too crazy. all was well for a period of time until.....









i ordered a re manufactured motor from engines direct with a 100k mile warranty they were great to deal with and even took my core with a hole in the block.
once i got the motor in all was well once again accept for a few little things but nothing major


i was getting some odd idle issues and jumped into the ford mustang fuel injector project that can be found here.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...-jeep-1337240/


then i upgraded to a 98ZJ front drive shaft to get rid of that damn rezzeppa that was causing some major vibes

i started wheeling with some friends and soon found the need for a better setup. i decided to go with the OME HD coils, JKS TB, and Bilstein 5100s with an addco 1" rear


i smashed up a SS and got the Moog STB and relocated it using a bracket from a JK




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post #2 of 196 Old 11-09-2012, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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at this point the parts started showing up and a pile started forming in the garage

LED interior lights and underhood lights




IRO skid



Kenwood head unit install





then i snagged some stuff at work for a home brew Co2 system





JKS quicker disconnects




custom front tow point from Ablaydes



spidertrax spacers and some one piece lugs





a major problem that i ran into was a cracked "frame" i read about this from another member that had the problem after the install of an addco rear


so i stole his idea and fixed it right up, what a way to jump into welding. i really dont have much welding experience at all and i consider this my first project. this fix took care of a mysterious clunk that i could not find for a few months of searching



i have a set of 5 JK rubicon wheels and 5 Goodyear wrangler MTRs waiting to go on. i decided to try out the Surevalves because i have horrible luck with valve stems and tires lol. these things are pretty cool






and in November of 2012 this is where i stand on my build hopefully there will be much more to come.

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post #3 of 196 Old 11-09-2012, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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i forgot to put in the best part!!!
i got some axles from skain8 with lockers and 4.10s and im working on building an MVC style truss/skid for the D44A







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post #4 of 196 Old 11-19-2012, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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got a little more work done on the truss and got my tires mounted up...still need to trim for flex


DD: 2014 RAM 3500 Megacab Larmie 6.7L Cummins
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post #5 of 196 Old 11-29-2012, 07:46 PM
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Lookin good man, Wish I could have found the Machined faced Moabs

03' Jeep WJ|4x4 select-trac|Kolaks "Magic Setup"|OME HDS|Bilsteins 5100's|3/4 spacers front|Moog STB SS|Zone 3" sway links|Homebrewed quick Disco's|17" Moabs|32" BFG's KM's|Hella 500ff's|Rear Oem receiver|Front custom tow Points|Smittybilt receiver 3/4 D-ring|Limited headlights and Grille|

My Build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/a...hread-1382113/

ROLL TIDE ROLL ! ! !

Well let me just quote the late-great Colonel Sanders, who said...I'm too drunk to taste this chicken !
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post #6 of 196 Old 11-29-2012, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks buddy,
they are a little scrached up but i picked them up for 300 shipped. couldn't pass it up

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post #7 of 196 Old 12-17-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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SpeedoDRD, washer bottle relocation and some work on that damn D44a Truss.
Enjoy







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post #8 of 196 Old 12-17-2012, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Driver side fender trim. Hopefully passenger tomorrow.
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post #9 of 196 Old 12-18-2012, 11:28 AM
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Let's see some more side shots of the fender trim,Like maybe a full side shot of the jeep, I've thought about doing mine here lately. Looks good though

03' Jeep WJ|4x4 select-trac|Kolaks "Magic Setup"|OME HDS|Bilsteins 5100's|3/4 spacers front|Moog STB SS|Zone 3" sway links|Homebrewed quick Disco's|17" Moabs|32" BFG's KM's|Hella 500ff's|Rear Oem receiver|Front custom tow Points|Smittybilt receiver 3/4 D-ring|Limited headlights and Grille|

My Build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/a...hread-1382113/

ROLL TIDE ROLL ! ! !

Well let me just quote the late-great Colonel Sanders, who said...I'm too drunk to taste this chicken !
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post #10 of 196 Old 12-18-2012, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Ill grab some after work for ya. Im happy with the results

DD: 2014 RAM 3500 Megacab Larmie 6.7L Cummins
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post #11 of 196 Old 12-18-2012, 03:08 PM
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Jeopardy Music Playing LOL

03' Jeep WJ|4x4 select-trac|Kolaks "Magic Setup"|OME HDS|Bilsteins 5100's|3/4 spacers front|Moog STB SS|Zone 3" sway links|Homebrewed quick Disco's|17" Moabs|32" BFG's KM's|Hella 500ff's|Rear Oem receiver|Front custom tow Points|Smittybilt receiver 3/4 D-ring|Limited headlights and Grille|

My Build thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/a...hread-1382113/

ROLL TIDE ROLL ! ! !

Well let me just quote the late-great Colonel Sanders, who said...I'm too drunk to taste this chicken !
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post #12 of 196 Old 12-18-2012, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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This is the best i got today. Sorry man ill try to get some more tomorrow in the day light.
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post #13 of 196 Old 12-19-2012, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Got my other fender trimmed up today. Now i need some paint.
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post #14 of 196 Old 12-21-2012, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Pulled the old D30 out tonight after work
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post #15 of 196 Old 12-23-2012, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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Put in the new D30 with 4.10s and a Detroit trutrac That i got from Skain8. Also used the tierod flip setup that he had. I had to drop my track bar with the IRO bracket.
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