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Unread 09-30-2010, 07:27 AM   #1
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'04 TJ build (ROK CRWL)

Here's how the jeep sits now as of 4/5/11







My name is Logan and I'v been into jeepin for about 3 years now, had a '97 for a few years, now upgraded to an '04. Always wanted a build thread, just never started one. So heres what I'v got so far.

Bought the jeep about 6 months ago with 2" spacer lift and 33" all terrains. I had my old jeep at the time with a bunch of stuff on it, so the first couple days I had the new jeep but on the Smittybuilt front bumper with smittybuilt 10k lb winch, OR-Fab sliders, and my homemade read bumper.

Pic with the new jeep on the right next to the old one on the left about to start swapping parts over.


Got the sliders, and bumpers moved over.


Next came the lift which is 3.5" RE coils, front track bar, steering: Rugged Ridge, and SYE and DV driveshaft: Tom woods and AA SYE


Next came the wheels: Mickey Thompson street locks


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Unread 09-30-2010, 07:33 AM   #2
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I have rolled with it like this for around 6 months now, new upgrades have included front locker: Lock Right and Built front long arm kit, heres a pic of the front long arms after just putting them in.


About a month later finally ordered a new front track bar with drop bracket from Rock Krawler.


Then it was about time to get new tires because the 33s had seen better days, so got 35x12.5 R15 Mtr Kevlars!!

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Unread 09-30-2010, 07:36 AM   #3
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Also got Bilstien 5100s on for 5-6" long arm kit, makes the ride a lot better, lovin it!!


I am sure there is some other things I have left out, but this is the majority.
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Unread 09-30-2010, 07:37 AM   #4
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Going to pull an 8.8 tomorrow and hopefully get started on building that along with the rear arms for the long arm kit. Ill keep posted on whats happening with all that! Hope yal enjoy
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Unread 10-01-2010, 05:21 AM   #5
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Nice TJ. Glad to see another VA jeeper! Did you make it to Big Dogs last month?
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Unread 10-01-2010, 05:25 AM   #6
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BTW nice job on the long arms.
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Unread 10-01-2010, 06:41 AM   #7
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Great job on the long arms up front! Any specs on those? How you like the MTRs? I love mine!
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Unread 10-01-2010, 02:53 PM   #8
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Yes i went to big dogs last month. Thanks on the complements on the front long arms!!

Some specs, 2x2 1/4" wall, clayton inserts, clayton frame brackets, Balistic Fab bushings, clayton upper arms, currie 2.25" johnny joints, and the brackets that I welded onto the lower arms I cut out of 3/16" steel plate.

I loveee my MTR's, treatin me well so far!
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Unread 10-01-2010, 02:55 PM   #9
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Got the 8.8 pulled today, hopefully order brackets and start the build on that soon!
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Nice! Got any pics from Big Dogs???
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Unread 10-01-2010, 03:17 PM   #11
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these are the only pics I have, cause we forgot a camera, so had to take a few with the phone, I have a bunch from Oakridge which I went to the weekend after.



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Nice! How much lift are you actually running??
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Unread 10-02-2010, 12:51 PM   #13
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Nice! How much lift are you actually running??
Well im not really sure, I have 3.5" coils with 2" spacers, but I feel like it doesnt actually sit at 5.5"'s I feel like it sits at around 4.5-5". Hopefully gonna order new 5.5" coils in the near future and get ride of the old coils and spacers eventually, I would like to have a little bit more lift since I'm running the 35's now.
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Unread 10-03-2010, 02:20 PM   #14
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hey man are you going to regear to 4.88s
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Unread 10-03-2010, 02:50 PM   #15
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hey man are you going to regear to 4.88s
Yea I think so, either that or 4.56, I am trying to decide what will be best on gas milage..
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