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post #1 of 164 Old 01-13-2011, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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97 TJ mild mods

Exterior:
Smittybilt XRC 3" flare tube fenders front/rear
XRC rock rails
XRC rear bumper w/ swingout tire carrier
Factory front bumper shoertened/bedlined
front grill bedlined/punisher emblem painted radiator
sway bar painted to match suspension
HID's/black housing projectors/LED tailights/third brake light
shaved antenna/powered antenna mounted inside windshield
removable spotlights on hood/new soft top



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post #2 of 164 Old 01-13-2011, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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97 Wrangler 4wd 2.5l 5 Speed TJ. Suspension:
2.5" in RC lift and shocks/1.25" JKS Body lift/JKS 1.25" motor mount lift/Adjustable Lower control arms/Poly control arm bushings in all others/JKS sway disconnects/JKS adj front Tie rod/Teraflex Steering Dampener/ HD TRE's/Energy suspension front Sway bar bushings/tummy-tucked factory trans skid plate
33"X12.5" Toyo open country M/T's on Cragar soft 8's with matching spare balanced with BB's.


Engine/Drivetrain:
2.5l 4cyl. 5 sp trans
Dana 35 rear/dana 30 front axles
rebuilt front/rear driveshafts
Air raid CAI
Radiator stripped to brass/painted black/punisher emblem
Painted pulleys/power steering pump bracket
New: plugs/coil/wires/water pump/serpentine belt/heater core/thermostat
Optima red top battery
Brakes: rebuilt rear drums/New front rotors/pads/calipers/JKS stainless lines
Flowmaster exhaust/removed cat
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post #3 of 164 Old 01-13-2011, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Interior:
Best top locking rear storage unit
factory grey dash replaced w/ spice everything
Tuffy spice locking glove box/full center console
corbeau neoprene Moab seats/sliders
Sony Marine cd player/ipod controller
MTX marine amp under seat/rear speaker pods/sound bar/alpine speakers everywhere
Red LED Lights in dash/bezel/hyper white overhead light
Entire interior has been lined with Monsta-liner/removed rear seat
Bedlined skull shift knob
Autometer a/f ratio/voltmeter A-pillar with red LED's



My other ride-2006 CLK500




Just figure I haven't posted on here a while.

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post #4 of 164 Old 01-13-2011, 10:15 AM
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post #5 of 164 Old 01-13-2011, 10:34 AM
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are those rims 15x10? i love the stance of your jeep

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post #6 of 164 Old 01-13-2011, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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are those rims 15x10? i love the stance of your jeep
Thanks guys! yep, 15x10 w/ a 1" spacer.
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post #7 of 164 Old 01-13-2011, 12:15 PM
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How did you balance your tires with bb's? I have the 33 13.50's and have a little shimmy in then.
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post #8 of 164 Old 01-13-2011, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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I can't remember the exact weight but I found it somewhere, it's either 6 or 8 OZ. of steel BB's per tire. Just pour them inside the tire when they are getting mounted and the centrifugal force balances the tire when it is rolling. You can hear them rattling around in there however, so if the noise is a problem don't do it haha.
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post #9 of 164 Old 01-13-2011, 12:40 PM
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How loud are they?
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post #10 of 164 Old 01-13-2011, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Its about the equivalent of having brake pads that are down to the wear indicator. It only happens when stopping or starting.It keeps them balanced but I would probably just go with traditional weights next time.
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Okay thanks! So how are your tires wearing?
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post #12 of 164 Old 01-13-2011, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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They're wearing very evenly actually, I was surprised on that one
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post #13 of 164 Old 01-14-2011, 10:53 AM
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Hows the light output on the HIDs with the black housing?

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post #14 of 164 Old 01-14-2011, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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It could be better, they are kind of "fake" projectors in that they are not sealed around the sides like nice ones are, it's pretty much just the magnifying glass at the end. I'm thinking about getting a set off of a wrecked s2000 or lexus or something and retrofitting them into these housings. The output is still waaaaaaaayyyyyy better than the factory lights though.
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post #15 of 164 Old 01-14-2011, 06:06 PM
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O ok, I was just wondering. I actually have a set that I hacked up for a retrofit. I have the fx35 projectors just need to put it all together. Who knows when i will get around to doing that..

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