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Unread 06-16-2010, 02:44 PM   #1
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1999 TJ build

Let’s start out by saying I am not mechanic. I bought this jeep from a family member. $2500 was a pretty good deal. It is a 1999 TJ with the 4.0 and a/c. It was a mess, 3 different tires same size but all worn a little diff. Had not had a bath in years and was pretty bad on the inside. Spent some time cleaning her up and fixing a lot of unhooked wires. Sorry I don’t have the first day pics but here we go.


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Unread 06-16-2010, 03:00 PM   #2
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Did a few small repairs and additions.....

Heater AC controls did not work saw had to get a new swich panel
Replaced the power steering pump ( made a weird rubbing noise)
Charged the AC
New belt (squealed a bit)
Wiper motor (did not work)
New 31inch Good year wrangler ( Wal-mart tires but work well)
Sony head unit
Sony 6.5 in sound bar and pioneer 5.25 in dash
Rockford amp and pioneer 12 inch sub in small truck box

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Sony head unit

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6.5 in sound bar

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Homemade 5.25 brackets copied someone's idea from this forum just wish I could give credit but not sure where I saw them first

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12 inch sub and amp.

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Unread 06-16-2010, 03:06 PM   #3
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Ordered some new bumpers.

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Old Front bumper and homemade tow hooks

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New Front Bumper and winch plate ( just need to mount the lights)


New Rear bumper side view

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Unread 06-16-2010, 03:13 PM   #4
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nice bumpers... what kind are those?
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Unread 06-16-2010, 03:14 PM   #5
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Winch just showed up.



Installed

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Unread 06-16-2010, 03:17 PM   #6
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It looks good so far! I love those bumpers, Whats the brand?
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Unread 06-16-2010, 05:42 PM   #7
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Smittybilt XRC classic front and rear with d rings
Smittybilt winch plate (raised one)
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Unread 06-16-2010, 07:09 PM   #8
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Had a load thumping sound coming from the front end when going over a bump. So to find out it was the front swaybar links.



Pass side top side ball pocket broke

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New part
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Unread 06-25-2010, 08:12 AM   #9
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Lift kit arrived last night and I had some time with my father to put it on. Sorry no picks of the kit going on, I was to excited I did not even think about it until it was to late.

The lift was the Rough Country 2.5 for around 300 bucks. I also ordered the steering stab. The kit was pretty easy except for the front shocks, had a hard time with the top nut, I ended up cutting them off with a torch. I would say I ended up with about 2.75-3 inch in the rear and about 2.5 in the front.

Over all the lift rides nice and I am pretty happy with it. I have not had a chance to take it to the mountains but will soon. I did install the transfer drop kit that came with the lift but I think I am going to take it off and see if has any vibs. With the transfer drop installed I can not keep it in 2,4 and rev. It seem the upper shifter boot will not let the stick back far enough. When I pull the upper boot up it all works fine.

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Unread 07-23-2010, 10:25 AM   #10
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Just did the transfer case shifter linkage rebuilt because there was this annoying clatter when wheeling. Everything went well and no noises.

I know most of you all aready know this but incase someone is looking. Here is the website for the info.

Jeep TJ Transfer Case Shifter Knocking TSB
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