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post #1 of 8 Old 01-23-2017, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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2006 Jeep TJ Khaki Auto Light Build

I wasn't really planning on making one of these threads but I figured why not! I'm not planning on wheeling too much but I do want a capable 4x4 that can go over anything the street provides. Here are some pictures of when I picked it up a few months ago. First few things I did were Oil Change, Front and Rear Differential oil Change and a good cleaning. Will do a transmission and transfer case oil changes soonish.

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2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport
Khakis Metallic Automatic
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-23-2017, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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A few weeks after buying the TJ I was able to pick up some Freedom Edition wheels AND Adapters from JK Bolt Pattern to TJ Bolt Pattern. Looks like it needs a lift but I did not notice any rubbing so I decided to keep them and sold the original ones.
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First problem appears! The driver's side hood latch was loose. Looking at it more closely I noticed that the rubber part was cracked and on its way out. I ordered a new one (should've ordered both) and replaced it. Tip: Its easier to just tear up the old one with some a sharp set of pliers than to actually remove it normally.
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Second issue: Shifter Bushing broke and for a whole week I couldn't find a way to fix it. Turned out that even though I had the right part, I wasn't installing it correctly. After a week of trying, some Vaseline, and using a ratchet as a lever I was finally able to slip the stupid bushing into the nipple. I tried these generic ones from Pep Boys but at the end of the day I bought the OEM one. I know I could've done the permanent fix (thanks jeepforum) but if this one lasted 5+ years that's good enough for now. I did not take pictures of these at the time but I found these online which are exact same.


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I wasn't feeling the adapters and JK Wheels (especially without a lift) and found a cheap set of 31s on American Racing Ventura wheels so I picked them up. AR Venturas are not the pretties wheels out there but they weigh 19 lbs - some of the lightest ones I've seen. Tires are Silent Armor..I don't think they make these anymore. Anyway, my brother picked up an XJ and I sold them to him since he's already lifted.
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This post brings me to present: I bought a Rough Country 2.5 Lift with N2.0 Shocks. I was going to get it installed at a shop but they wanted $1,700 for everything. This included retorques after 500, 1000, and 1500 miles as well as the kit and front/rear adjustable track bars plus double something steering stabilizer. Seems a little excessive so my brother helped me with it instead. I also purchased a Rough Country adjustable FRONT Track bar although I've read its not really required.

The bolt on the track bar that holds the bar to the axle broke and a different one was used but I'm noticing that the whole body moves left when I steer right when the Jeep is not moving. I looked underneath and it seems that the issue is coming from that area so I will need to look for the original bolt I think... I also had issues with the steering wheel being way off center but I fixed it by adjusting the steering drag link (thanks Jeepforum) I will eventually need to have it aligned but I think that will wait until I get a set of 32s as these are on their way out anyway.

Other than this I really like the lift, its stable and comfortable...just a little harder to get into the Jeep now. I was considering some Sahara type steps but I've read that they suck when wheeling. Here is a pic of it raised. Sorry, didn't take pics of the install. I'm a little low on funds now so nothing major coming soon.
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I think I am due for a retorque after driving 500 miles on the lift. Does anyone what exactly needs to be torqued? I'm guessing the bolts on top of the shocks?

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