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Unread 11-16-2011, 11:36 AM   #1
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BamaJeepman21's build thread

Well I guess it's time to start a build thread...even though I haven't built anything on it yet.

Well I'm 18 and got my Jeep in June 2011.

1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. Moss green with tan interior.
D30/35 with 3.07's and the 3spd auto.



Most current picture.

Currently have:
BDS 3"
Bilstein 5100 shocks
JKS 1.25" BL
BD 1" MML
1.5" RC wheel spacers
33" Duratracs

Future plans:

Steering:
Currie full HD steering with Savvy tie rod
Currie tie rod flip
Extended sway bar mounts and gussets
Currie anti-rock front and rear

Brakes:
Black Magic pads with Centric rotors front and rear

Axles:
HP30, chromo's, Spartan, trussed, sleeved, C gussets, Spicer 5-760 ujoints
Ford 8.8, LSD, BTF truss, sleeves, Yukon C Clip eliminator


Driveline:
JB Conversions super short SYE with Carolina driveshaft
1" Brown Dog MML
B&M transmission cooler
B&M remote transmission filter
Mopar Deep pan
Dirtbound Offroad quad fan electric fan

Suspension:
3 link front and 4 link rear
MC Duroflex joints
Poly 4-link brackets all around
BTF 4 link truss
Artec/custon 3 link bridge
Outboard 12" travel rear with 6" up and 6" down
Extended front mounts with 12" shock with 6" up and 6" down


Armor:
Undercover Fab Deep Cover UHC skid with LoPro
Savvy gas tank skid
Savvy rockers
Savvy full corner armor
Savvy tub sliders
Savvy aluminum tailgate armor
Undercover Fab front bumper
Genright rear crossmember bumper
MC Overline front fenders


Interior:
Cobra CB/PA system with 4' Firestik antenna
On board air
Cruise control
In cab winch controls
Scangauge II
Novak NP231 shifter
Blue Monkey speedo healer


Lights:
Savvy LED taillights
HID Projectors with halos from HIDProjectors@gmail.com

Recovery:
Engo 10k winch
Multiple D-rings
2 20k lbs tow straps

Tires:
285/75/16 Duratracs
16" Moabs

Sound:
Alpine CDE-121 with Powerpack amp
Polk DB521
Polk DB651
NalinMFG speaker adapters
2 RockFord Fosgate 10" shallow mount subs under the seat

Well I think that should do it for now. Basically I'm building a DD that is still very well built and capable offroad.

This build will take years but when it's finished IMO (obviously) it will be one of the best DD/Trail Rigs out there. If you have any ideas or anything feel free to post them up!

EDIT: Changes are current as of 2/7/13.

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Unread 11-16-2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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Seems like you got everything planned out. I am also building my DD to be a capable trail rig. Will be following this for sure!
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Unread 11-16-2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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I love Sahara models so that Jeep is already rollin' in the "class".

I really hope this becomes a reality for you and the Jeep. Nice ideas for a moderate trail rig and you're young so you don't have a mortgage, wife or child to keep you from doing it ha-ha!

I don't know if I missed this or not but what are you planning on doing about fenders at 3.75" of lift? There probably won't be a 100% necessary need for clearance fenders but they sure would make more use of the Anti Rock's and 35's.
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Unread 11-16-2011, 02:26 PM   #4
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I love Sahara models so that Jeep is already rollin' in the "class".

I really hope this becomes a reality for you and the Jeep. Nice ideas for a moderate trail rig and you're young so you don't have a mortgage, wife or child to keep you from doing it ha-ha!

I don't know if I missed this or not but what are you planning on doing about fenders at 3.75" of lift? There probably won't be a 100% necessary need for clearance fenders but they sure would make more use of the Anti Rock's and 35's.
Sahara's are by far my favorite Jeeps. Although I wish I would've been smarter when shopping for a Jeep and bought a Sport or SE because those would be easier to pay off than this. But I definitly don't regret getting it at all!

I may be young but I don't have any money!

When I move up to 35's I'll probably swap out the RC lift for a BDS or Savvy/Currie 3". I could do the high-clearance fenders but I'm not really a fan of them and plus I really love the look of the stock ones. I guess this build would be a "sleeper" compared to others.

So either swap out the springs for 3" and have 4.25" of lift or, if I really like the RC springs and LCOG aspect, I'll probably do flattie fenders.
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Unread 11-17-2011, 11:03 AM   #5
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If I had a Sahara the only thing I would trade for would be an LJ...I love the interior and the green color option of them. By far one of my favorite models they built.

Here is a story to motivate you.

I was 18 working at Trader Horn (local hardware/supply/all around store) making $5.15 an hour part time (after school, weekends, etc.). I was also playing in bands around the same time and had my mind set on a Marshall full stack amplifier. However, the damn head unit with 2 4x12 cabs was around $3400-$3500 and I was barely making **** after my bills. I saved and saved and saved until I was able to get it...I used my graduation money to help (I believe it was $600 or so) but paid for the rest from my crap *** job. It only took me about 8 months working in that hell hole and I had my baby. Soon after my 1 year and 3 months was put in I got hired for US Investigation Services...then I had a little more "play" money.

Don't give up and just remember that no matter how little you make at your job it's about saving that dough and building it up to pay yourself back. Plus...once you pay off the Jeep you'll have all of that money freed up as well. Making extra payments during the life of the loan is by far one of the best things you can do.
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Unread 11-23-2011, 10:59 AM   #6
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I will be following this very closely
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Unread 11-23-2011, 11:29 AM   #7
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RC needs to hurry up and release the n2.0's for the 2.5" kit! Then I can get this project going.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 12:59 PM   #8
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Dear Jack:

Thank you for contacting the Jeep Customer Assistance Center.

We are pleased to provide vehicle build information per your request.

According to our records, your vehicle was equipped from the factory
with the following:

Sales Code * * Description
*M5 Cloth High-Back Bucket Seats
-TJ Saddle/Moss Green
ADCP Convenience Group
ADHP Heavy Duty Electrical Group
APAS Monotone Paint
ARSP Sahara Decor Group
A23P 4.0L Engine(ERH)/3Spd Auto Trans(DGG
BAUP 117 Amp Alternator
BCEP 600 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
BGAS Power Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
CADP High Back Bucket Seats
CAGP Easy Access Passenger Seat
CDBS Reclining Front Seats
CFMP Rear Folding Seat
CGWS Next Generation Front Air Bags**
CKES Front Seat Area Carpet
CKFP Rear Seat/Wheelhouse/Cargo Carpet
CKRP Cargo Net
CKTS Cargo Tie Down Loops
CK9P Delete Rear Cargo Floor Covering
CLCP Front Floor Mats
CLSP Sport Bar w/Rear Padding
CSAP Spare Tire Cover
CUFP Full Length Floor Console
DGA All 3-Speed Automatic Transmissions
DGGS 3-Spd. Automatic 32RH Transmission
DHAP Lock-Up Torque Converter
DHNS Command-Trac Part Time 4WD System
DJJS Dana 30/186MM Front Axle
DMMP 3.07 Rear Axle Ratio
DRJS 175MM Rear Axle
EAAC All Engines
ERH 4.0L I6 Power Tech Engine
GBBS Tinted Windshield Glass
GCBP Front Door Tinted Glass
GCDP Deep Tint Sunscreen Windows
GCFP Full Metal Doors w/Roll-up Windows
GFAP Rear Window Defroster
GRVP Left Manual Mirror
GSVP Right Manual Mirror
GTVS Swing-Away Mirrors
GVAC All Vehicles W/O Power Mirrors
HAA Air Conditioning
JAYS Instrument Cluster w/Tach
JCDS 100 MPH Primary Speedometer
JHAP Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBP Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJBS Dual Note Electric Horns
JJJS 12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
JKAS Locking Glove Box
KBSP STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR
KWPS STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR
KXPS STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR
KYPP STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR
K5GS STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR
LBBP Courtesy Lamps
LCDP Map/Dome Reading Lamps
LDAP Underhood Lamp
LMAS Halogen Headlamps
LNJP Fog Lamps
LPSS CHMSL Lamp
MBAS Painted Front Bumper
MB5S Black Rear Bumper
MCHS Bumper Extensions
MFPS Chrome Headlamp Bezels
MFRS Black Front Frame Overlay
MFTS Body Color Grille
MRJP Bodyside Side Steps
MWBS Sport Bar w/Side Padding
NAA Federal Emissions
NBKS EVAP Control System
NF1P 19 Gallon Fuel Tank
PJNA Moss Green Pearl Coat
QJNS Moss Green Pearl Coat
RAAC All Radio Equipped Vehicles
RASP AM/FM Cassette Radio
RCDP 4 Speakers
RDDP Fixed Long Mast Antenna
SBAS Power Rack and Pinion Steering
SCGP Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
SDUP Heavy Duty Suspension w/Gas Shocks
SHAS Front Stabilizer Bar
SHCS Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars
SUAP Tilt Steering Column
TBCS Compact Spare Tire
TBRS Outside Tire Carrier
TRNP P225/75R15 OWL Wrangler AT Tires
TZAS Goodyear Brand Tires
VKUA Spice Hard Top
WJ1P 15X7.0 Aluminum 5-Spoke Wheels
WLZC All Aluminum Wheels
XCYS Delete Remote Start System
XEAP Tow Hooks
XEES Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
XEFS Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield
XJFS Tethered Fuel Filler Cap
YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications

Thanks again for your email.

Sincerely,

Colleen

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Pretty interesting. In 14 years (mine was built in Oct. 1997) absolutely nothing has changed.

Sheet looks pretty complete. Now time to compare with others.
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Unread 02-14-2012, 08:48 PM   #9
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So, done anything yet?
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Unread 02-15-2012, 02:01 PM   #10
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So, done anything yet?
Kinda forgot about this thread.

But no. Funds are tight. I'm trying to get a job at a carwash for 32hrs a week. I just got $400 extra bucks from selling my dirtbike this week so maybe something will happen.

It doesn't really help that I can't decide which lift to go with. Either BDS or Savvy. I'm liking Savvy because it's so damn complete but then again it's $2,700 when you add shocks.

All of that sums up to around $13,500. Give or take a couple thousand.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 03:08 PM   #11
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You could do the savvy slowly, LCAs, then UCAs then springs, antirock, adj trac bar? I'm basically doing that minus the springs.
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Unread 03-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #12
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Bought a Grizzly wheel to put on my spare. For some reason I have a SE wheel as a spare. I swear my Jeep is somewhat lacking for a Sahara. No cruise, no matching spare...
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Unread 03-16-2012, 03:08 PM   #13
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Keep it up man, get it built so we can do some work here in Hville
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Unread 06-15-2012, 10:56 PM   #14
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I guess I can finally update this. I got some Quadratec floor mats and some IPF H4's with the Fatboy II bulbs. I'll get pics of the mats tomorrow. Here's the lights:

I LOVE these lights. They are incredibly bright.

Regular beam:



High beam:



High beam with stock fogs:



Some others:





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Unread 08-27-2012, 09:26 PM   #15
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Just ordered BDS front and rear 3" coils, 3" box kit, and a steering stabilizer. Starting to piece together my lift. Let the ordering begin...



On another note, got my sound system installed about a month ago. Still need to post pics.
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