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post #1 of 361 Old 08-11-2009, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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99tjsahara's Build

I got this Jeep for my 1st car in July,08 the specs are:
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara stock(unmolested)
4.0 I6 w/ 62500 miles
Ax-15
NP231
3.73 axle ratio
D30/D35 w/LSD( I'm on my third D35)
30x9.5x15 gsa's(replaced with silentarmors)
Tube bumpers

When I first got it I didn't really have any plans for it, then I met one of my friends friend who brought me wheelin for the first time and shortly after I started making plans for it and decided when my budget(high school student) allowed I would start building it, plans are:
Lift(2-4in)
Tires(32/33) mud or all-terrain haven't decided
New wheels or spacers
Disconnects
Lights
Upgrade stereo (new speakers and head unit)
Rear tow hook
Eventually Some armor

Here are some pics from when I got her(stock):





She did go wheelin a time or two:



^^^My favorite pic
I had intended on starting this build earlier, but my rear main seal leaked and ruined the clutch, then the trans went, then I got water in the rear end, so I had to pay those off, This summer is when I put the build into action, I had saved up some money was able to do a little modding.
Mods that are done:
RC 2.5 suspension lift w/ .75 front spacers
RC 1.25 BL
33x10.5x15 BFG AT
1'' Brown dog Motor mounts
Jks adjustable front track bar
RC adjustable rear track bar
Disconnects
1.25 Spidertrax wheel spacers
Delta Quadbars
Hella 700ff
Kenwood head unit
Polk DB521 speakers for sound bar
Herculined tub
1'' trimmed front flares
Rear tow hook (thanks kllrbee)
Full doors
XRC8 winch
BERSK Rear Bumper
JEEPFORUM Membership

Mods that I still want to do:(I have a couple different ideas in my head, but this one is one of the extreme ones, I'll probably tone it down quite a bit)
Trailer queen status
4.5''-6'' lift
5.?? gears
New front axle(Real D44, D60 Ford)
New rear axle(9'', D70HD, 14 bolt)
Steering upgrade
SYE
Tummy Tuck(Ucf or savvy)
Riddler diff covers
38's-40's
Gen-right rear tire carrier
MCE Flatties


-Joey
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04 Grand Cherokee Overland
99 Wrangler Sahara-sold

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post #2 of 361 Old 08-11-2009, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Pics from RC2.5 install
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post #3 of 361 Old 08-11-2009, 10:52 AM
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lift looks good. Now i know i wont look super goofy with just 2 inches of lift and my stock 30s till i get new tires.
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post #4 of 361 Old 08-11-2009, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Pics with 1.25 BL/1'' Brown Dogs Motor Mounts(no install pics)
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post #5 of 361 Old 08-11-2009, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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lift looks good. Now i know i wont look super goofy with just 2 inches of lift and my stock 30s till i get new tires.
Thanks I thought it was gonna look bad, but it actually looks alright.

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This definitely makes me feel better about how it will look.

How tall are your tires actually..like 28.5-29?
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post #7 of 361 Old 08-11-2009, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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This definitely makes me feel better about how it will look.

How tall are your tires actually..like 28.5-29?
Bout 28.5, but I can't wait to get 33's

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Looks good for some 28.5s like mine haha.

33s will look sick on your jeep. What kind of rims are you looking at?
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post #9 of 361 Old 08-11-2009, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Looks good for some 28.5s like mine haha.

33s will look sick on your jeep. What kind of rims are you looking at?
I'm sticking with the gamblers, I've always liked how they looked, I've got Spidertrax spacers that should be here by friday.

-Joey
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post #10 of 361 Old 08-16-2009, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Got the Spidertrax wheel spacers installed yesterday, I had to swap out the rear wheel studs for longer ones which ended up being 2 threads too long, so I used a dremel to grind them flush with the spacer, replacing wheel studs is an excellent way to blow off some steam.
Here are the pics:
Replacing the studs

Installed




I also learned I need new shoes for the drums.

-Joey
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post #11 of 361 Old 08-25-2009, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got around to upload more from my camera:
Here are pics of the Herculiner:




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post #12 of 361 Old 08-25-2009, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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I used left over Herculiner on the frame then painted over it with Rustoleum black gloss enamel, I also used the Rustoleum on the axles, steering components, and control arms. PICS:



^^^ you can see the 1'' Brown Dogs Motor Mounts

-Joey
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post #13 of 361 Old 08-25-2009, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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The head unit and speakers were done last winter, here are some pics:



I also added some blue LED lights from Pepboys to match my head unit, and they look cool at night.


-Joey
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post #14 of 361 Old 08-25-2009, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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My friends gave me his top off his 03, the only problem is it's black, I may try and paint it tan, I also need to tint the rear windows, but it's so much quieter inside, the top doesn't flop around. Pics:


THE BLACK TOP IS FOR SALE PM ME-gone

-Joey
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post #15 of 361 Old 08-25-2009, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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I had an alignment done about a month ago, and they said I need adjustable ball joints for the right side because the camber is -1.1 and the allowable is -0.9 to 0.4, the left tires camber was -0.1 what could cause the camber to become unaligned?

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