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Unread 12-19-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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Cavasar's TJ

I have a 1998 TJ Sahara that my dad bought new. He drove it till 2007. Then my sister drove it until I got it from her in Summer of 2012.
Factory specs:
'98 Sahara
D30/35
3.73s
4.0L
32RH
Soft top
Half doors
P225/75R15 OWL Wrangler AT Tires

How it currently sits & future plans, I will try to keep it updated.





MC GTS $299 + shipping ($43.61) OR Savvy GTS $296.10 + shipping ($31.01)
UCF armor for a TT (1/4" Steel T-case skid & Aluminum engine skid) $588.98 + shipping ($62.90)
Corbeau Baja RS front seats (plus full replacement brackets w/ double locking sliders CBS-E1118F, CBS-E1119F) $848 + shipping ($100.81)
Savvy Aluminum full corner armor + backing plate $368.10 + shipping ($49.91)
Kenwood Head Unit KDC-BT318U $102.92 + shipping ($20)
MC 3.5" coils, fr/rr TB $776 (free shipping sale)
Bilstein 5100s $289 (free shipping)
BM Pads & Centric Rotors $225 (free shipping)
PSC Trail and Street Steering Gear $529.99 (free shipping Quadratec)
Cage (Polly Performance, BTF, or Genright)
Arched Cloaks and stinger add on?
(5) Allied Wheel Black Daytona Beadlocks $889.70 + shipping ($69.99)


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Current Mods:

Suspension:
-Zone 3" SL
-Zone 1.25" BL
-Zone 1" MML
-Rubicon Express SS
-JKS Front adjustable trac bar
-Currie Antirock
-Metalcloak control arms

Armor:
-Metalcloak front bumper (aluminum, 43" caps, high mount shackles, steering skid, fixed fair lead)
-Dirtworx rear bumper/tire carrier
-CCFABS front no flare hoodline tube fenders
-Smittybilt rear 3" flares
-AtoZ Fab rockers WW2WW
-Rokemen drop down aluminum tailgate w/ storage compartment

Drivetrain:
-Aussie lunchbox D30
-Adams rear CV driveshaft
-Rugged Ridge SYE
-D44 w/ TenFactory Chromo Shafts

Wheels/Tires:
-Rugged Ridge D-windows 15x8 w/ 3.75BS
-BFG All Terrain K/O 33x12.5

Misc:
-Spiderweb Shade SW1
-Monstaliner black interior
-PSC Hood Louvers
-Poly Performance hood pins
-JK turn signals
-Bestop front seat covers
-Ground Pounder Fab frame tie-ins
-Maxxima Reverse/STT LED lights
-50" LED Totron light bar
-PSC light bar mount
-CESS 30' recovery strap
-Uniden PRO520XL
-3' Firestik II
-XRC 8 w/ Amsteel Blue synthetic rope
-Novak Cable Shifter



Waiting to be installed:
- Barricade Black Denim Soft Top
- Currie Ultimate Steering Kit
- Currie Mini CA skids D30
- TRE flip kit
- Blaine Raised sway bar links
- Rancho SS
-HP30 w/ RCVs & Detroit Locker


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Here are a few pics of it shortly after we got it.
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Don't mind us cute kids.
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Zone 4.25" Lift, Currie Antirock, Metalcloak CAs, Aussie locker, SYE/Adams DS, BFG 33s, 50" LED light bar, XRC8 w/ Amsteel synthetic rope
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Unread 12-20-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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My dad slid into the back of a mini van after a light rain and bent the bumper which I would later replace. Since then I've been wheeling it stock.
Bridgeport OHV Park:
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I think this was Feb of 2011, we actually had snow in Ft. Worth
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More to come later, I don't wont to fill up this post too much.

So my mom bought me a new front bumper since my dad damaged the old one. When it was time to get a new one I wasn't part of the forum so I didn't know about the Smittybilt powder coating issues; I haven't experienced any issues yet though.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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Having friends and family in the forces I added this to the top center of my windshield.
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Tranny went out a few months ago and hat it towed to the shop to get rebuilt.
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Drove out to the lake just because
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It was a bit muddy by the lake. My roommate was supposed to accompany me with his F150, but he was in class and I got bored. Of course I got stuck; luckily some fellas in a city dually truck happened to drive by and let me strap up to them. Mud slicks anyone?
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Unread 12-22-2012, 06:22 PM   #4
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With the money I had saved up after working at Cavender's Boot City for a summer (after building a $900 computer Witch still works great and I am happy with, just wish I'd known I was for sure getting the Jeep) I was finally able to put my money to good use. I had planned on paying to have my lift installed because the whole idea was a little daunting, but after the cheapest quote just north of $2000 I changed my mind.
Since being home for Christmas break a friend and I have put on my Zone 1.25" Body lift, 1" Motor Mount Lift, and finished the 3" Suspension Lift. (Zone 4.25" Combo kit)

BL and MML
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Working on the suspension:
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Even convinced my girlfriend to help.
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Front finished
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4.25" total
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This is the Zone Offroad 4.25" Combo Kit with Hydraulic Shocks, JKS Adjustable Front Trac Bar, JKS Quick Disconnects, Rubicon Express Steering Stabilizer.
I only have 31x10.5, I need to get 33x10.5. But I'm not sure when that'll happen.

Picture with a big Excursion Before & After.
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We got snagged on some old bolts and a few other random things but all together it took about 5 days. It was much easier than I expected and was fun. I'm very glad I didn't pay to have it done.

A friend got me some new floor mats for Christmas since mine crapped out
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So of course I had to get the steering wheel cover to match.
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Unread 12-23-2012, 09:31 PM   #5
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Looks pretty good, jeeps are still sexy today. i cant imagine what it was like back in 97 and 98
the tires on that excursion are embarrassing. all terrains in the middle but big lugs on the sides, something there is screaming.. ROAD QUEEN
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Unread 12-24-2012, 09:56 AM   #6
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Looks pretty good, jeeps are still sexy today. i cant imagine what it was like back in 97 and 98
the tires on that excursion are embarrassing. all terrains in the middle but big lugs on the sides, something there is screaming.. ROAD QUEEN
Thanks man. For the last several years it's been in the same parking spot, but the other day it changed spots even though the tires are flat.

So I'm thinkin on Friday I'll put in the Aussie Lunchbox Locker in my D30 that I got off craigslist for $150 and some new brakes for the front.

Bought a new cross shaft pin and thrust washers for it too. I decided I'd try the seal instead of RTV.
Edit: I skipped the seal and just used RTV.
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And my dad got me new front brakes for Christmas (and an iPhone 5).
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Some goodies in my closet (Aluminum Rear Uppers)
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Unread 12-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #7
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So I decided to start the locker today. I tried putting a pry bar under the carrier and hitting it with a hammer, but I can't get the carrier out of the differential; it won't even budge. Any ideas?
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Unread 12-28-2012, 05:02 PM   #8
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Well I tried the pry bar method and no luck. Then put a strap around the carrier and pulled, still no luck. Tomorrow I'll be putting everything back together and changing the brakes. I'll take the Aussie with me to College Station next month and hope that someone in the off-road club I plan to join can help
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Unread 12-28-2012, 06:33 PM   #9
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Your going to have to remove your steering arm to allow the carrier to be completely removed. Also have you tried the pry method using a 2x4 for support?
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Unread 12-29-2012, 02:03 PM   #10
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I got it! Put a tow strap around the carrier and hooked it to my friends JK to use the ratchet strap but when he put it in park it yanked right out. Nothing broke thankfully.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 04:45 PM   #11
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Well I can't get my cross pin out. And it didn't have a roll pin in it at all. So I took my carrier to the City Garage and they said it was broken and that I needed to buy a whole new carrier even though the spider gears turn just fine. I guess I'll order from East Gear Supply on Monday.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #12
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let me make a call right quick and see if my buddy has one. What gears do you have?

Edit talked to my buddy and he said that if you can bring it to him 820 and beach area that he might be able to help you out. pm me for his number
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Unread 12-29-2012, 05:56 PM   #13
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I PM'd you, I forgot to add that I have 3.73s.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 04:55 PM   #14
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let me make a call right quick and see if my buddy has one. What gears do you have?

Edit talked to my buddy and he said that if you can bring it to him 820 and beach area that he might be able to help you out. pm me for his number
Thanks man. He got it sorted out in less than 30seconds. City Garage wanted to sell me an entire new setup since I didn't know what I was talking about. We're at Texas Roadhouse now.
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sweet good to hear
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