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FleXJ96 08-30-2013 08:26 AM

98 Sahara, fast build up .
had 2 XJs before and wanted to try a TJ this time. So after looking around for a while I found this guy: 1998 4.0 5 speed with a 160k miles and some sweet chrome bumpers and flares!

FleXJ96 08-30-2013 08:30 AM

Stock flex test... or rather what ever was on here from the PO


I was actually on vacation down in south Florida when I bought it, so when when the kids were napping I was striping stuff in the hotel garage.

Had this stuff sold before I got back to Orlando along with the 31s and wheels.

FleXJ96 08-30-2013 08:35 AM

Flares sold too.

Seals and bearings were bad in the D35 and ate up shafts. I didn't have time to build an axle yet and wanted to get rolling so I replaced with G2 shafts, new bearings, seals, drums, and shoes
Along with belt, rad flush, and actually added a battery tie down since there was none.

FleXJ96 08-30-2013 08:38 AM
Buddy happen to have some black sahara flares, so I threw those on for now.
Sold all this crap in my garage for more funds, along with all my spare XJ parts

FleXJ96 08-30-2013 08:40 AM

Stop by my local Jeep store just to part search and they had a brand new set of 5 KM2s on rock crawlers that someone bought and then took right off, so those had to come home with me. Scooped a Smitty stinger and added 10k X2O winch i saved from my XJ.

FleXJ96 08-30-2013 08:43 AM
DIY Disco

New Unit bearings and the G2 chromos I saved from my XJ.

FleXJ96 08-30-2013 08:44 AM

Yellow top installed , again saved from XJ.

monsonman 08-30-2013 08:49 AM

nice jeep, looks like you are off to a good start.

what are your long term plans for this thing?

FleXJ96 08-30-2013 08:51 AM


what are your long term plans for this thing?
It is a 2nd vehicle, but I like to drive it to work a few days a week since it's a far drive, so it need to stay pretty streetable. Maybe swap in a D44 rear if I ever find one under a million dollars, lol. That and some gears.


Just did a 1" BL and lost the 1" TC drop

FleXJ96 08-30-2013 08:54 AM

Installed a rear smitty bumper with tire carrier. It was nice to have some profit from my XJ along with all the parts I sold from XJ , spare parts and parts off this so I could just buy a bunch of stuff up front with out any out of pocket.

FleXJ96 08-30-2013 09:02 AM

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Locked up the d30.

FleXJ96 08-30-2013 09:04 AM

had a warranty on ZJ tie rod and drag from the XJ, so got new steering for now, and swapped out the RC track bar/drop bracket from PO with a Rubicon Express bar.

FleXJ96 08-30-2013 09:06 AM

Got some smitty sliders at the 4WP Jeep show last weekend, this was right before I took off the TC drop.

FleXJ96 01-23-2014 07:24 PM
rear armor
Full stainless magnaflow header back
winch and LEDs

also swapped in a Dana 44 rear with LSD.


Everything worked great, just need some more up travel . Put on 8 double adjustable Arms, but need new shocks.

evanchasee 01-24-2014 12:55 PM

Love the TJ! Looks like a perfect mix of DD and being able do some serious trails when you want to. I wanted one but here in CO you can't touch a stock one with decent miles for under $8k.

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