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Unread 06-08-2009, 04:57 PM   #16
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Then I started my own collection of decals on the underside of the hood. Good for car shows and stuff.



Replaced the spark plugs. Here is an original with 140,000 miles on it!



Another parking lot comparison:



And another



Just looking at the flare coverage here:



Made a overhead rack for the CB, compartment, and fire extinguisher. It just wraps around the rollbar with a cut piece of pipe and mounts with the two footman loop screws on the windshield frame.








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Unread 06-08-2009, 04:57 PM   #17
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First parking lot comparision.

That has to bother you a little lol 4.5" lift and still barely taller than a stock JK...I took a pic next to a white JK as well and was sorta upset
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Finesse in crawling looks way cooler than momentum.
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Unread 06-08-2009, 05:06 PM   #18
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That has to bother you a little lol 4.5" lift and still barely taller than a stock JK...I took a pic next to a white JK as well and was sorta upset
Actually that was with the 3.5" kit yet. I am still posting alot of pics to catch up. I don't even have a comparison pic yet with the 4.5". But still, those darn JKs with 32s from the factory.
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1998 TJ SAHARA, 4.0L, 5 speed, 4.11 Gears, D30 (Aussie Locked), Ford 8.8, 4.5" Custom LA, XRC8, AA SYE, TW DS, ZJ tie-rod, Full-Traction front adj. track bar, 35" KM1s.
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Unread 06-08-2009, 05:13 PM   #19
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So then I got tired of the vibration with the transfer case lowering kit, and broke down and bought a SYE kit and adj control arms. Not cheap but well worth the money!!! Also you can see the Super 44 flowmaster muffler. Sounds awesome!





Then I took those puck spacers from the t-case skid and used them under the seat for seat risers!!!! Helps alot on the trail and is an easy mod.



Added a few auxiliary switches. Rear light and dome light switch for when the doors are off.



Up close and personal with my tread pattern on the Mickey Thompson MTZs. They wear fast but are great dirt and street tires.



New walmart steering wheel cover. Way better. Also installed winch switch. Master on off switch and in out switch. LED light tells you when the winch is armed. I can still use the factory remote for the winch but the master switch has to be on. This way no evil minded people can just walk up and use my winch with their controller.

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1998 TJ SAHARA, 4.0L, 5 speed, 4.11 Gears, D30 (Aussie Locked), Ford 8.8, 4.5" Custom LA, XRC8, AA SYE, TW DS, ZJ tie-rod, Full-Traction front adj. track bar, 35" KM1s.
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Unread 06-08-2009, 05:17 PM   #20
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Radio that was in it when I got the jeep. Sounds alright, I was missing the front dash speakers so I installed those.



Engine shot:



Close up of rear light that was just changed to a different one. Also shown the rear hi-lift jack mount and rear bumper that I made.



Another parking lot shot



New quadratech mats. I love these things in the winter and when muddy. No more rusty floorpans or wet carpet!!!!!!

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Unread 06-08-2009, 05:26 PM   #21
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Ladies and Gents, the big event!!!! BIGGER LIFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I swapped my 3.5" coils with another guy on here for his 4.5" coils straight up. I am very satisfied with the extra inch of lift. In the future I plan on a different rear axle and 35"s.

Coils out and ready for bigger lift:





After lift with 3/4 spacers in the front to level out the jeep with the winch.



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1998 TJ SAHARA, 4.0L, 5 speed, 4.11 Gears, D30 (Aussie Locked), Ford 8.8, 4.5" Custom LA, XRC8, AA SYE, TW DS, ZJ tie-rod, Full-Traction front adj. track bar, 35" KM1s.
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Unread 06-08-2009, 05:31 PM   #22
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So now for all the flex and purty pics:





Black headlight bezels and giving the winch the monthly check.





Wheeling at my place.















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1998 TJ SAHARA, 4.0L, 5 speed, 4.11 Gears, D30 (Aussie Locked), Ford 8.8, 4.5" Custom LA, XRC8, AA SYE, TW DS, ZJ tie-rod, Full-Traction front adj. track bar, 35" KM1s.
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Unread 06-08-2009, 05:33 PM   #23
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More wheeling at my place:





My power steering leak that I need to attend to soon.

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1998 TJ SAHARA, 4.0L, 5 speed, 4.11 Gears, D30 (Aussie Locked), Ford 8.8, 4.5" Custom LA, XRC8, AA SYE, TW DS, ZJ tie-rod, Full-Traction front adj. track bar, 35" KM1s.
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Unread 06-08-2009, 05:41 PM   #24
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Which one the CJ or the TJ? I have never taken my jeeps out of state yet since I have owned them.
it was the tj.

And it even had the 4x4 sticker on it.
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Unread 06-08-2009, 05:43 PM   #25
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it was the tj.

And it even had the 4x4 sticker on it.
Nope couldn't have been me. Or the previous own cause I just stuck that 4x4 decal on. Wow must have been a very close look alike! Wierd.
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1998 TJ SAHARA, 4.0L, 5 speed, 4.11 Gears, D30 (Aussie Locked), Ford 8.8, 4.5" Custom LA, XRC8, AA SYE, TW DS, ZJ tie-rod, Full-Traction front adj. track bar, 35" KM1s.
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Unread 06-08-2009, 05:46 PM   #26
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yeah man like i saw a glimse of ur jeep and was like that was the one. But either way they both look beyond amazing. And good work on everything man.
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Unread 06-08-2009, 05:48 PM   #27
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My 5-16-09 Wellsville Ohio trip with some other guys I met here on the forum in the Wheelin in NE Ohio thread (Listed in my sig). I had alot of fun and we are planning another trip down there on June 20th. I can't wait.

Here is where we met. All the jeeps:









Entrance to the trails. 10 bucks to get in.







Famous "Powerline hill".


















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Unread 06-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #28
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The rest of Wellsville.



Me posing for the heck of it.















AND that brings me to now. I haven't done much to it since then. Just routine maintenance. I think skids and body armor are next. Maybe a lightbar and and some engine mods. We'll see.
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1998 TJ SAHARA, 4.0L, 5 speed, 4.11 Gears, D30 (Aussie Locked), Ford 8.8, 4.5" Custom LA, XRC8, AA SYE, TW DS, ZJ tie-rod, Full-Traction front adj. track bar, 35" KM1s.
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Unread 06-08-2009, 06:05 PM   #29
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Now for the CJ. I haven't done alot in the last year to it but I am starting to tear it back apart now since I have settled down on the TJ some. It all goes in cylces.

So after getting my CJ I fixed alot to get it driveable. It would barely run so I fixed the carb, but then later swapped it for a 2150 Motorcraft carb instead. Best thing I ever did to it besides lift. I did ALOT more stuff to it, but most you can figure out from the pics. I get tired of typing.

So I borrowed by dads 33"s after redoing the POs attempt of a 3" body lift.



Then my dad wanted his tires back right after I put the Pro Comp 2.5" kit on. What a bummer with lift and small tires.



Then my dad felt bad so he let me borrow his 35"s for awhile. (2.5" suspension with 3" BL)











Then I bought my own 33" TSLs after putting some thought into which tires I wanted. My 31"s with aluminum wheels are for sale if you are interested. As well as my stainless steel mirrors on the CJ.









Interior:



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1998 TJ SAHARA, 4.0L, 5 speed, 4.11 Gears, D30 (Aussie Locked), Ford 8.8, 4.5" Custom LA, XRC8, AA SYE, TW DS, ZJ tie-rod, Full-Traction front adj. track bar, 35" KM1s.
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Unread 06-08-2009, 06:07 PM   #30
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So now I have updated you up till now. Here are some very recent pics:







Messing around with photochop:



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