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wvracer821 11-09-2012 11:23 PM

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.

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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
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then came the 2" BB

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i soon found the beauty of a disconnected sway bar

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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.....

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

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wvracer821 11-09-2012 11:26 PM

at this point the parts started showing up and a pile started forming in the garage

LED interior lights and underhood lights

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IRO skid

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Kenwood head unit install

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

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JKS quicker disconnects

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custom front tow point from Ablaydes
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spidertrax spacers and some one piece lugs

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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

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

wvracer821 11-09-2012 11:37 PM

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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wvracer821 11-19-2012 08:38 PM

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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
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ablaydes 11-29-2012 08:46 PM

Lookin good man, Wish I could have found the Machined faced Moabs :thumbsup:

wvracer821 11-29-2012 08:55 PM

Thanks buddy,
they are a little scrached up but i picked them up for 300 shipped. couldn't pass it up

wvracer821 12-17-2012 04:46 PM

SpeedoDRD, washer bottle relocation and some work on that damn D44a Truss.
Enjoy

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wvracer821 12-18-2012 12:00 AM

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Driver side fender trim. Hopefully passenger tomorrow.

ablaydes 12-18-2012 12:28 PM

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

wvracer821 12-18-2012 12:32 PM

Ill grab some after work for ya. Im happy with the results

ablaydes 12-18-2012 04:08 PM

Jeopardy Music Playing LOL

wvracer821 12-18-2012 04:26 PM

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This is the best i got today. Sorry man ill try to get some more tomorrow in the day light.

wvracer821 12-19-2012 10:28 PM

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Got my other fender trimmed up today. Now i need some paint.

wvracer821 12-22-2012 12:11 AM

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Pulled the old D30 out tonight after work

wvracer821 12-23-2012 02:08 AM

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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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