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post #91 of 483 Old 04-24-2010, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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I talked with the guy I got it from and he said that he passed a Dakota that had one that looked identical, so I'm assuming that's what it is. It was probably closer to you than it was to me. I found it on craigslist through searchtempest.com. Its a great way to search multiple craigslist areas. I paid $100 for the bar, lights and hardware. 7.5 hours of driving is a long way, but I feel like it was worth it.

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post #92 of 483 Old 04-24-2010, 11:24 PM
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They are Duratracs. The guy at Discount Tire asked me why I picked these instead of the BFG A/T. I've read some good reviews of them and they look much more aggressive than the the BFGs. So far they don't seem to be that loud either (course most of my interior is still out, so everything is loud). At $140/each, they seemed to be a pretty good deal. I'm happy so far.
I've been looking at Wallmart's Goodyear authority tire. It is a street design with REALLY deep lugs (deeper then MTRs). and pretty good $$ too. 31s are $135 ea.

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Ok, I got some new lenses for the front. I really like the front markers; they're so much better than the worn out ones I had. The side ones... I'm not so sure about yet. I kinda like them, but they're a tad ricey. They'll stay for now.
I like the clear ones - Esp.. on a darker or white truck. Tinted clears are nice too though. Tinted spray is little $$ and EZ for a DIYer.
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post #93 of 483 Old 04-25-2010, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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post #94 of 483 Old 05-03-2010, 02:04 PM
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I got the duratracs for $139 each.
What size are they? I am looking for a 285/75r16 or a 265/75r16 for my 98XJ and the two tires i am really leaning toward are either the Goodyear Duratrac or Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ. Have any advice about the duratracs?

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post #95 of 483 Old 05-03-2010, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't put too many miles on them so far, but I did take them on a 350 mile trip and I'm very pleased with their road performance. They are much quieter than I expected.
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post #96 of 483 Old 05-04-2010, 06:30 PM
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I talked with the guy I got it from and he said that he passed a Dakota that had one that looked identical, so I'm assuming that's what it is. It was probably closer to you than it was to me. I found it on craigslist through searchtempest.com. Its a great way to search multiple craigslist areas. I paid $100 for the bar, lights and hardware. 7.5 hours of driving is a long way, but I feel like it was worth it.
That's more than a little annoying, but I'm glad you scored one at such a deal. I'm checking searchtempest.com every other day-thanks for the tip. Great progress, maybe when you're done you can test drive it by here and give me a hand getting my turd out of the basement.
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post #97 of 483 Old 05-05-2010, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
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That's more than a little annoying, but I'm glad you scored one at such a deal. I'm checking searchtempest.com every other day-thanks for the tip. Great progress, maybe when you're done you can test drive it by here and give me a hand getting my turd out of the basement.
Absolutely! I'm hoping to do the transmission swap this weekend, but who knows when the floor will be finished.
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post #98 of 483 Old 05-05-2010, 07:38 PM
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Absolutely! I'm hoping to do the transmission swap this weekend, but who knows when the floor will be finished.
Thanks, looks like I use a little help/motivation/kick-in-the-butt. Look forward to the trans swap.
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post #99 of 483 Old 05-06-2010, 11:14 AM
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I love MJ builds... kinda makes me wish i had one!

i dont know what im doing, I'm just making it up as i go....
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post #100 of 483 Old 05-07-2010, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, so the transmission won't be going anywhere this weekend. I'll be spending all tomorrow driving to go pick up my new puppy. The Jeep will take a backseat for a little while.
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post #101 of 483 Old 06-11-2010, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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Here is part of the reason this build got delayed:

Puppies take a lot of time. He's a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. That was about 2 weeks ago at 10 weeks.

Got a new gas bottle this morning, so the floor should (hopefully) be finished this weekend. The 2wd transmission has been removed and when the floor is done, we'll put in the new 4wd AX-15 with the transfer case. Pictures soon.
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post #102 of 483 Old 06-11-2010, 06:46 AM
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Looks like a Jeep accesory to me. Doesn't every Jeep need a Jeep dog? Cute bugger.
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post #103 of 483 Old 06-15-2010, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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The floor is finally done. Sorry, for the quality. It was about to storm on me. I've primed since these pictures and I'm hoping to get the seam sealer on it tonight. Once that dries, I'll paint and start working on my sound deadening. My carpet has been ordered and will be here soon.


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post #104 of 483 Old 06-15-2010, 03:24 PM
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good job man, one day i will have my mj
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post #105 of 483 Old 06-15-2010, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Made some more progress today. Got the seam sealer on:

And then painted (added a little undercoating on the driver side too)
Driver side:

Passenger side:

I'm getting ready to go on vacation, so I probably won't have any more updates till next week, but now that the floor is done, progress will be made pretty quickly. I know floor patching isn't that exciting, but any progress to me is awesome.
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