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Unread 12-05-2009, 06:57 PM   #1
4.0l sahara
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4.0l sahara's green sahara build

Well I thought it was about time to make a thread for my 99 tj. I bought it about 1 year ago.

What I've done so far:

Sound system
Rokmen mercenary FW bumper
tons of maintenance
painted headlight bezels black along with repainting other faded parts
55w 6000k hi/low HIDS
aluminum radiator
flowmaster 40 and magniflow cat
EMP gas tank skid
160 amp dodge alt
other small stuff that i don't remember

I just ordered a re 4.5" lift with all 8 ca's adjustable, also a re rear trac bar, AA sye and a TW drive shaft. Alos JKS rear bar pin eliminators.

I also have a arb with 31 spline shafts for the dana 35. I will be adding a lot to this tread in coming months.

day it came home.



other random pics i have on photo bucket for now












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Unread 12-06-2009, 03:28 PM   #2
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hey budd one question... why the 160 amp dodge alt ?
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Unread 12-06-2009, 03:33 PM   #3
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I want to put 2 windshield mount light, and 5 other on the bumper and a winch... is this to be capable of doing this ? and do i need to change wiring from the batterie?
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Unread 12-06-2009, 04:01 PM   #4
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hey budd one question... why the 160 amp dodge alt ?
I plan on getting a winch and i had a bad bearing in the stock 117 amp alt so this is imo the best bang for the buck alt upgrade. It's a lot cheaper than a 200 amp mean green alt. I would get better cables like i did.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 07:18 PM   #5
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would i be able to mount a few lights and winch without the lights inside fading out ?
and is the 160 amp dodge alt universal mount to any dodge, jeep?
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Unread 12-06-2009, 08:20 PM   #6
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I think it would do fine for you along with a good battery. You need one from a 2002 dodge Durango with a 5.9L. I bought a new one from napa. it was just under 200 i think.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 08:22 PM   #7
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cool thanks .. and i'll buy a 1000 c.c. battery
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Unread 12-15-2009, 02:16 PM   #8
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Okay guys im trying to pick if i want 33's or 35's. I'm not worried about what i need to do as far as axles, brakes and steering. I will adress what needs to be depending on what size tire I pick. I'm thinking 35's? Also what do you guya think about steel vs aluminum wheels im leaning to the steel but im not shure. This will be a dd still for now so i want to pick a tire/wheel that will still be okay for the road and wear good im thinking of the bfg km2's. I dont care that much about mpg's but what do you think a 35" with 4.88's would get?
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Unread 12-26-2009, 05:11 PM   #9
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Well the lift showed up. I'm still waiting on my re rear tb, cv and aa sye.


Later im ordering a aussie for my d30 and a arb compressor for my s35.
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Unread 12-26-2009, 07:06 PM   #10
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jeep looks great and nice choice of upgrades, looking forward to this build up!
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Unread 12-26-2009, 07:37 PM   #11
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Thanks im pretty pumped about getting to work on her.
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Unread 12-26-2009, 08:36 PM   #12
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nice man really nice lift, thats what im aiming for one of these days, ill be following this one
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Unread 12-26-2009, 11:53 PM   #13
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Good looking rig man. And the plans sound great. I daily drive my TJ with 35s and steel wheels are the ride is not bad at all. I have yet to regear, but once you do, I'm sure you'll be happy with the set up. Go big or go home!
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Unread 12-27-2009, 02:17 AM   #14
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what lift is that?
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Unread 12-27-2009, 07:39 AM   #15
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Good looking rig man. And the plans sound great. I daily drive my TJ with 35s and steel wheels are the ride is not bad at all. I have yet to regear, but once you do, I'm sure you'll be happy with the set up. Go big or go home!
Ya im doing tires and gears at the same time. I'm doing the gears my self to so ill save some money there.

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what lift is that?
RE 4.5" all adjustable
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