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post #1 of 53 Old 11-05-2011, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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I'm back with another 99TJ, some of you guys may remember by last TJ, for those who don't, here's the build for it:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-build-835141/

I bought my current Jeep on 10/29/11, it came in on trade at work, and I knew I would be taking it home.
Specs:
99 wrangler 130K, 4.0, Rock-it CAI, banks headers, banks muffler, Jet Chip(not installed), ax-15, np231
4'' lift(tomken I think), 1'' body lift
35x12.5 MTR's mounted on 15x10 outlaws
D30 4.56 gears ARB locker
D35 4.56 gears ARB locker, with upgraded shafts (I believe it is a super 35 kit, when I pull an axle shaft I'll know)
ARB compressor mounted under hood
Tomken stubby front bumper
Tomken rear bumper
Warn M8000 winch

It also came with a soft top and soft doors

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post #2 of 53 Old 11-05-2011, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Today I did some maintence:
Oil change(Valvoline 10w-30, Mopar M-090 filter)
Transmission fluid(Redline MT 75-90)
Plugs and wires(Champion platinum and BWD wires)
Got my winch working
Remove the broken MSD box

Still need to:
Repair Hardtop, see door jamb in pic #7 in post #1
New battery (I need some recommendations on which one to get)
Cap and rotor
Front pinion seal
Clean the K&N filter for CAI
Sand and paint bumpers
Sand and paint oil pan
POR15 the frame
Put in longer bolts for t-case skid
New steering stabilizer



-Joey
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post #3 of 53 Old 11-06-2011, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Little more progress today, I started to drill 2 holes in the frame rail(one on each side) to allow debris to drain out and not cause rust, but I need to go buy a 1/2'' bit, I also swapped out the t-case skid plate bolts for the longer ones that came with my RC 2.5 on my last jeep.

new on left, old on right


Hopefully all 3 of these items will be gone soon.

-Joey
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post #4 of 53 Old 11-19-2011, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Small goodies have been ordered.
I also bought this off a JF member, but I'll need to relocate the ARB compressor so I can put it on.


-Joey
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post #5 of 53 Old 11-27-2011, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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I just got back from my 700+ mile round trip home for the holidays, jeep didn't skip a beat, but I am in need of a SYE, starts to get bad vibes around 70mph, while I was there I installed these:

Delta quadbars:


OME Stabilizer:

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post #6 of 53 Old 12-10-2011, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Today I pulled the carpet cause it's soaked after like 4 days of rain, I'll likely leave it out for the winter, I also sanded and painted the floorboards.

Also I've been working an extra day a week to start saving up for a SYE, Rear shaft, JJ control arms, tummy tuck and other goodies

Primed


Painted

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post #7 of 53 Old 12-11-2011, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Washed my jeep for the first time today and extended the spare tire stoppers.



My extended stoppers: made each with M6x1.0 50 thread, 2- 1/4''x1.25'' washers, 1/4''x1.25 rubber washer, 1/4''x1'' sleeve as a spacer

Note: I'd like to use some larger OD spacers but I couldn't find any with a M6 or 1/4" ID, but I'll probably end up making some out of 3/4'' or 1'' barstock I've got left over from when I made my tubing bender.


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post #8 of 53 Old 12-11-2011, 04:47 PM
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Gotta love the ChilliPepper red....
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post #9 of 53 Old 12-11-2011, 04:51 PM
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Seems like a good platform to start with, good luck!!

2006 LJ

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post #10 of 53 Old 12-11-2011, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Yea, it's a sweet color, it looks great clean and you can't really tell when it's dirty.

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post #11 of 53 Old 12-11-2011, 05:22 PM
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Yea, it's a sweet color, it looks great clean and you can't really tell when it's dirty.
Yep, You should see it when its new, Sometimes maroon, sometimes burnt orange-ish, with a copper metallic to it, all depends on the light.
I ordered mine new in 99, spec'd out very similar to yours except dana 44/3.73, mine had a tan soft top at one point.
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post #12 of 53 Old 12-11-2011, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, You should see it when its new, Sometimes maroon, sometimes burnt orange-ish, with a copper metallic to it, all depends on the light.
I ordered mine new in 99, spec'd out very similar to yours except dana 44/3.73, mine had a tan soft top at one point.
I was thinking the same thing when I polish/waxed it today, I kinda wish mine still had the gambler wheels it came with, I can't stand these wheels it's got now, but wheels aren't too high on my to-do list.

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post #13 of 53 Old 12-11-2011, 05:42 PM
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I was thinking the same thing when I polish/waxed it today, I kinda wish mine still had the gambler wheels it came with, I can't stand these wheels it's got now, but wheels aren't too high on my to-do list.
Depending on your build date yours could have came with canyon's. I placed my order on 3/12/99. Every TJ on the lot with 30" tire and wheel package had gamblers, When mine was delivered on 4/08/99 it came with canyons as did every 30" tire TJ on the transport. I had the dealer switch them out for gamblers before I took it home.
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post #14 of 53 Old 12-11-2011, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Depending on your build date yours could have came with canyon's. I placed my order on 3/12/99. Every TJ on the lot with 30" tire and wheel package had gamblers, When mine was delivered on 4/08/99 it came with canyons as did every 30" tire TJ on the transport. I had the dealer switch them out for gamblers before I took it home.
She was made in August or September 98(actually very close date to my previous sahara) with the 30'' tire package, so I assume it had gamblers.

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post #15 of 53 Old 12-26-2011, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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JB conversions has their wide chain kit on sale for $225, is it worth the money or should I just put in a replacement chain? I'll likely be ordering a JB super short sye sometime in January.

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