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The Original 3/8" Ruffstuff Diff Cover!Ruffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!The Ruffstuff NOT Universal 4 Link Kit!

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Unread 02-26-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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Already kinda built slow WJ build.

Hello everybody! Fairly new here, but not really new to jeeps and 4 wheeling. My dad had a Bronco 2 for a few and then bought a YJ which I pretty much grew up in. We did a majority of the famous trails in our home state of CO with 5" of lift and 35's with front and rear lunchbox lockers. He needed a truck and sold the YJ which was a very sad day for the whole family. That Jeep was pretty much who my dad was haha. Anyways, that Jeep got me hooked. After a couple years of the family not having a jeep at all, I got my GED and found a decent job. My first goal was to buy a Jeep.

I wanted a TJ, but if you're from CO you know they're outrageously priced here. So after a couple months of searching I found this:



A 2000 WJ Limited with 97k on the odometer.
The day I brought it home it came with:
6" Clayton Long Arm kit with 4 link rear.
242 TC Swap with SYE.
Tom Woods custom drive shafts.
33" old style MT/R's.
ARB front bumper with a Warn XD9000 winch.

Yeah, yeah, built not bought. But I got a great deal on it and I could wheel it the same day I bought it. Anyways...

Things I have done myself so far:
Replaced both rear door lock actuators.
Installed JKS quicker disconnects.

Things I would like to do in the future:
Red=No, I changed my mind.
Blue=Maybe
Green=Already Done

Rear axle- http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-616...-assembly.html
Rear bumper with tire carrier- http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Cherokee.../dp/B00H6P1ACO
35" MT/R's.
Spartan in the front, detroit in the rear.
KOR Clayton Long Arm Transfer Case Skid.
22" opt7 LED Light Bar.

285/75-16 Nitto Trail Grapplers.
Spartan Locker and BTF Diff Cover on d44a.


This will be a fairly slow build. But I will post updates of wheeling and stuff of that nature. Who knows, I may keep it how it is now


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Unread 02-27-2014, 11:27 AM   #2
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Awesome jeep! I am looking forward to seeing this build play out!
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Unread 03-01-2014, 10:45 PM   #3
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Awesome jeep! I am looking forward to seeing this build play out!
Thanks!! I'm torn between getting the prebuilt 60 or just buying a pair of JK rubi axles and having a shop put them in for me. I have some time to think about it anyway!
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Unread 03-01-2014, 11:20 PM   #4
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Following the upgrades
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Unread 06-16-2014, 01:57 PM   #5
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Haven't really done anything more. Bought a full size spare, got a hilift jack, greased all the joints and driveshafts. Did Wheeler Lake this weekend though. Here's a little video. Had an awesome time!

Wheeler Lake Trail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDjw1-CH1-s
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Unread 11-04-2014, 09:59 PM   #6
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So my upgrades have gone a bit slower than planned and I've changed my mind on a lot of things. This is what I've done in the past year:

After almost taking out my t-case on a wheeling trip, I ordered KOR's Clayton Long Arm Transfer Case skid. Super heavy duty and easy install. Shortly after I installed this one, Clayton came out with their own design which is superior in my opinion, but KOR's is plenty beefy for me.


Although I have aftermarket headlights, they don't quite put out that "umph" you want for the woods at night. So I ordered a 22" opt7 LED lightbar and wiring harness off of amazon. I got super lucky because all I had to do was drill new holes in the existing tabs on the ARB bumper. I thought I was going to have to fab up a little mounting plate.


So not too much exciting stuff. I will be getting a set of Trail Grapplers put on in two weeks. Then after that a spartan locker for the d44a and a BTF diff cover.
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Unread 11-05-2014, 07:13 AM   #7
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That's a great looking WJ. I looked at that rear bumper for mine when I had it. Keep it going.

Is it a 4.7 or 4.0?
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Unread 11-05-2014, 07:45 AM   #8
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That's a great looking WJ. I looked at that rear bumper for mine when I had it. Keep it going.

Is it a 4.7 or 4.0?
Appreciate it!! It's a 4.7. Although I wish it were a 4.0, can't complain about the power.
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Unread 11-05-2014, 05:22 PM   #9
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Looks pretty cool
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Unread 11-15-2014, 03:53 PM   #10
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Got some 285/75 Nitto Trail Grapplers on her this morning. Super impressed with these tires already. Silent on the road.


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Unread 07-08-2015, 03:50 PM   #11
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Slowly but surely I've been getting things done!

Had an Eaton e-locker and fresh gears, as well as a full rebuild kit installed in the Dana 30 about a month ago!

This past weekend I got my JKS HD Tie Rod and Drag Link installed along with all new Moog ends!

Told you guys it'd be slow...
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