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Unread 03-23-2014, 10:33 AM   #1
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Built In The Rain

The Life and Story of my 2001 Wrangler Sport
This is a late build thread as I did most of my upgrades before I started a build thread, so starting now...
Hope you all enjoy

Currently


Armor:
Rock Hard front winch bumper
LoD rear Signature bumper with swing out tire carrier and recessed rear lights
Stock black diamond plate sliders (next on my "to go" list)
Poison Spyder steering box skid

Suspension & Tires:
2.5" Rancho Rock Crawler Extreme Duty kit with 5100 Shocks
Pro Comp Steering Stabilizer (bashed the stock one)
32x11.5" Maxxis Bighorns on 15" pro comp black steel rims

Engine/Transmission/Transfer Case:
AEM cold air intake (i dont wanna hear it)
Dynomax cat-back exhaust kit

Interior & Electronics:
Uniden CB with firestik
Aftermarket Sony stereo and speakers
Weathertech floor mats
Custom Cell phone holder on/in dash

Recovery:
Smittybilt x2o 8,000lb winch
Smittybilt snach block and tree saver/strap
Pro Comp 20,000lb tow strap
Assorted D shackles, and a 30yo Hi-Lift

I have installed everything myself minus the lift kit. At the time, this Jeep was my only mode of transportation and I couldn't afford to be without a means to get to work. I have since then inherited a '84 F250 diesel and it runs like a champ. Therefore I plan on doing most if not all of my future plans myself. I also have a 1989 YJ with is nothing more then a chick magnet and cruiser at this time. Although I am not working on making plans for it right now have no fear, I refuse to get rid of it. But back the TJ. I bought it in 2009 with just under 90k miles on it and since then i have had the engine rebuilt and the odometer now sits somewhere around 185k. The mechanic (who was actually a neighbor of my parents, and old retired army mechanic who builds/restores beautiful hot rods as a hobby) said that my cam had worn a lobe/lug down to the shaft. His best guess at the time was that someone (i.e. previous owner) had not been using the correct oil as well as putting some kind of additive in the gas (this was around 145k miles). Since then, my little sport has run like a top and has never suffered any other mechanical damage.

Future Plans:
(not in any order)
New front bumper (rokmen?)
35" tires while keeping my 2.5" lift
Metalcloak arched front fenders
SYE and new rear driveline (tom woods?)
PSC Hood louver
PSC full cage
New sliders (most likely Rokman)
rear full corner armor with new flares (PSC, Genright?)
flush mount tail lights
full set of control arms (uppers and lowers) (rokman? Metalcloak? Currie?)



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Relocated my CB antenna mount. Installed my "custom" bracket that I made.

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