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Unread 02-13-2009, 03:56 PM   #1
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3rd Time's a Charm TJ Build

This is the 3rd Jeep I've owned and the first one that I've been able to build, so here goes.

This is my first Jeep, a '91 YJ. Bought it like this. The only thing I did with it was add a 2" body lift and removed the tube steps. It ended up being a lemon so I sold it after only 4 months.

The second Jeep was a '98 TJ. I got an incredible deal on it, so I bought it to fix and sell. I kept it about 6 months.

With the money from selling the '98, I bought my third Jeep 10 days later. This is current Jeep as I bought it: Bone stock '00 TJ Sport with the rear Dana 44.

Less than 24 hours after buying it, I took it to Uwharrie with the 30 day tag still on it.

Then the mods began. Found a great deal on a new sailcloth top with tinted windows:

Then my brother bought me some 100W Pro-Comp Lights for Christmas. I put KC rock guards on them, because they were the only ones I could really find that I could leave on with the lights on.

Then the important part. I order the ultimate kit from DPG offroad. I got the heavy duty TJ coils. I also ordered 4 Pro-Comp 1069 15x8 wheels with 33x12.50 BFG KM2 tires. Here is a funny shot of the Jeep with the new coils in the front with the new wheels/tires.
Here are a couple shots of the kit completely installed:



I've got other things planned and will be adding up some more pictures in the next couple months. Uwharrie opens back up the first of April and I have several things I'd like to add before then.

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Unread 02-13-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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Just in case anybody is interested, my old wheels/tires are for sale.
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Unread 02-13-2009, 05:37 PM   #3
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jeep looks great. If you dont mind me asking how much is the ultimate kit? Also do you have any more pics of that neon. Im not big into the street racing stuff but that car looks pretty sharpp...
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Unread 02-13-2009, 05:51 PM   #4
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I think Dirk's prices just went up, but with shipping I paid $1,339. Little pricey, but when you start opening all the boxes, you realize that you really get a lot. All the components are top notch.

I never pass up an opportunity to show off my SRT-4. I completely rebuilt it last summer. It was totaled on Mother's Day. I was really glad to have the green TJ to drive around cause it took about 6 months to fix it. It went from this:

To this:

And Here is how it looks now:
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Unread 02-13-2009, 08:29 PM   #5
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nice lookin jeep! i also like your srt-4, does it have any speed related mods?
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Unread 02-13-2009, 09:49 PM   #6
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Nice TJ, and I like your SRT4 too. I've always wanted to drive one. My GF used to have an 03 Neon. Great car, always had fun driving it. It didn't have a lot of power, but it handled well. And it was pretty reliable too.
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Unread 02-13-2009, 10:42 PM   #7
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The SRT-4 has the Mopar Stage 1 computer upgrade, Mopar cat back exhaust, Lorenzo 60mm throttle body, ported intake manifold, BC coilover suspension, solid motor mounts, h-brace and traction bars, larger front mount intercooler with hard pressure pipes, HKS BOV, intake, short throw shifter and then other little things. I was planning to go big turbo and full turbo back exhaust, but that money went to the Jeep instead. The track is further away than the trails.
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Unread 02-14-2009, 08:26 AM   #8
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This is the 3rd Jeep I've owned and the first one that I've been able to build, so here goes.

This is my first Jeep, a '91 YJ. Bought it like this. The only thing I did with it was add a 2" body lift and removed the tube steps. It ended up being a lemon so I sold it after only 4 months.

The second Jeep was a '98 TJ. I got an incredible deal on it, so I bought it to fix and sell. I kept it about 6 months.

With the money from selling the '98, I bought my third Jeep 10 days later. This is current Jeep as I bought it: Bone stock '00 TJ Sport with the rear Dana 44.

Less than 24 hours after buying it, I took it to Uwharrie with the 30 day tag still on it.

Then the mods began. Found a great deal on a new sailcloth top with tinted windows:

Then my brother bought me some 100W Pro-Comp Lights for Christmas. I put KC rock guards on them, because they were the only ones I could really find that I could leave on with the lights on.

Then the important part. I order the ultimate kit from DPG offroad. I got the heavy duty TJ coils. I also ordered 4 Pro-Comp 1069 15x8 wheels with 33x12.50 BFG KM2 tires. Here is a funny shot of the Jeep with the new coils in the front with the new wheels/tires.
Here are a couple shots of the kit completely installed:



I've got other things planned and will be adding up some more pictures in the next couple months. Uwharrie opens back up the first of April and I have several things I'd like to add before then.
looks really good, how many miles are on that looks to be very well kept.
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Unread 02-14-2009, 08:55 AM   #9
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Those tires give it a whole new look
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Tires and Jeep look real nice. Srt4 might be quick but its still a neon Might wanna get some extra hp stickers put on.
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Unread 02-14-2009, 09:06 AM   #11
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Tires and Jeep look real nice. Srt4 might be quick but its still a neon Might wanna get some extra hp stickers put on.
Haha. Well, I'd rather have a quick Neon than a slow Honda. The Jeep is pushing 100k miles. The interior is immaculate and the outside is just pretty good. All the door handles and trim need touching up and there are stone chips all over the grill, but overall it is in pretty good shape.
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Unread 02-19-2009, 07:25 PM   #12
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I was able to sell my old wheels and tires and with that money I scored a great deal on some half doors on craigslist.


I will probably leave the doors black for a while just because they don't that bad. But, I do have a friend that will paint them for me for the cost of materials, so I'm sure I'll paint them yellow at some point. I also put my mirror movers on.
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Unread 02-20-2009, 08:01 AM   #13
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so, i didn't go and look it up, but how much lift is the kit you put on? I'm assuming 4 due to the clearance of the 33s...

and my $0.02, i really like the black half doors. just gotta paint the fender flares and sidesteps with some Krylon Fusion so that "black" matches and it isn't black and grey...

you've got yourself a bumblebee!
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 02-20-2009, 08:21 AM   #14
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Id say it's a 2.5" lift.
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Id say it's a 2.5" lift.

you really think so? i don't think there's that much clearance of 33s with only a 2.5
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