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post #1 of 21 Old 06-17-2016, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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So this is my first Jeep. I have owned other off road vehicles but finally caved in to the TJ. I got an amazing deal on a 2005 TJ with only 65,000 miles on it so i decided it would be a great base to begin my build. Im creating this thread to kinda help keep track of everything I have done. A lot of this will be catching up to where i am currently, but plan to keep it going as i improve my TJ.

So, I picked up an 05 TJ sport that already had a 4" suspension lift and 31" tires that were pretty much shot.

The first thing I did was put a set of Cooper STT MT 33x12.5x15 and some maintenance i.e. new valve cover gasket, new water pump, thermostat, fan cluch, radiator.

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I then went into upgrading the front suspension, haven't gotten to the point where I need a long arm kit yet so i decided to upgrade the suspension a little at a time started with Savvy upper and lower front control arms as well as a currie anti-rock swaybar the connivence and performance from the anti rock is rediculous

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I plan on doing the rear in the near future but probably at the same time I do a tummy tuck and knock it all out at once.

And you know all the intro upgrades wouldn't be complete without a light bar installation

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Even with the minimal parts added to this vehicle was able to make it through all of Daniels out at Uharrie using just my wife as my spotter.

But after that trip i realized I should probably carry so self recovery gear (didn't need it then but could have easily) so soon after installed a hi-lift jack and some storage in the back to have some tools on hand.

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At this point I was happy at how it was handling but the PO had removed all of the carpet which was fine button the driver side i had worn through the paint so I decided to Monstaline the inside of the tub as well as install round truck lights in the rear with brighter reverse lights

Prep being the most important thing i feel like I did pretty good
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Now was time to save money for some bigger and better parts...as well I moved to Colorado so you time was spread pretty thin else where.

Once I got here and set up and started looking for body armor as well as better recovery gear besides the hi-lift.

I settled on a Poison Spyder Comp Stinger which i initially painted black which eventually began to bubble

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Now I had the ability to mount a winch I started looking for one and ended up getting a smittybilt 2X0 10,000lb waterproof winch

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Now i moved to Colorado in January so the tiny rip in the back didn't bother me it didn't let any snow in but when May came around and it began to rain and i couldn't wash the back window because it would flood the inside with water i decided it was time to get a new top. Would love to have gotten a hard top but can't seem to make myself pay $1200 for a used one so I went with the next best thing a frameless soft top (which I am loving this time of year, especially how easily the rampage top is to change back and forth).

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Now just recently I found a local guy who does powder coating and very reasonable prices so I took off my stinger and sandblasted it and he was able to powder coat it for me

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as well as a new low profile rear bumper that i picked up from Barns 4wd

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Which now catches me up to today which I am using the pint of Monstaliner that I had left over from the tub and spraying the front grill. Here in Colorado they love to cover the road in a dirt/rock mix when it snows which I assume to be much better at preventing rust on vehicles but the box shape of the jeep especially in the grill region has just been eating rocks so I decided to beef it up a little bit.

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3 coats later
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I will try to keep updating this as I continue to upgrade my jeep.

If you have any questions about anything i have done just let me know


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post #2 of 21 Old 06-18-2016, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Back together

Today after the grill has dried I was able to put everything back together. And ready to go crawling this weekend.

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post #3 of 21 Old 01-20-2017, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Have been working out of country for the last 6 months so unable to really work on my jeep. But it has not stopped me from filling my garage with new parts. Recently purchased

Poison Spyder Defender XC Front Fender Flairs
Poison Spyder Inner fender Guard
Front Dana 44 G2 Core Axle Assembly w/ arb locker
ARB Air Compressor
Rear dana chromoly and gears
Front Turn Signal x2
Hood Latch
Novak 241 shifter
241 speed sensor
241 4x4 light harness
Rock Krawler 5.5 long arm
Snorkle
Headlights
Yellow Top
Transfer case np241or
Bilstein 5100 shocks
Light bezel ring

Will be a fun few weeks/months after I return installing everything and getting everything tuned correctly.
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post #4 of 21 Old 01-20-2017, 11:09 PM
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Awesome build man. How did you score the 241 case? I never see them go up for sale
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post #5 of 21 Old 01-21-2017, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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I found a shop out east that had one for sale. going to do a complete rebuild on it before I install it. Was not cheap, my buddy picked one up about 6 years ago for half of what I paid. I don't know if it is good at all but I saw rockauto.com had 241 refurbished cases for sale, I of course saw this after I purchased mine.
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post #6 of 21 Old 02-03-2017, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Today I got started working on the jeep again. It's been a little while but now I can actually spend some time working on it before spring.

Today I installed new head lights and a yellow top optima battery

And then removed the hood and started the install off the poison Spyder hood louver

I will finish putting everything back together tomorrow
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post #7 of 21 Old 02-04-2017, 10:04 AM
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Nice parts list. I think I will be going to the PSC Defenders shortly. Looking forward to your feedback on them
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Well yesterday went to mock everything up for my flares just to find out they were shipped without hardwear. I called poison Spyder and they will be shipping them to me shortly. But it just pushes that project back a few weeks.
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post #9 of 21 Old 02-04-2017, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Today I finished the install of the poison Spyder hood louver. Also my np241 rebuild kit arrived in the mail so I ended up tearing everything apart. Hopefully I will be able to get everything back together tomorrow.
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post #10 of 21 Old 02-12-2017, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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While waiting on parts for the transfer case rebuild I thought this would be a good weekend to install my poison Spyder defender high line flares. It ended up taking a lot more time and being a lot more work than I originally planned. I am still not finished, still have a few hours to finish it today.
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lookin damn fine
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Well I ment to write this yesterday day but I finished the install on the fenders and the hood pins. Everything went together pretty well. There were only a few things I had to play around with when remounting everything under the hood. First was the fuse box I was unabl to reuse the factory mount and mounted the box directly to the fender and had to slide it as far back as I could without disrupting the battery the second thing was my fault I broke the little nose to the vacuum reservoir that is located under the battery and used some plastic weld to reconnect it, so far no error codes but I ordered a new one to have at the house if it should decide to start leaking. Next was the windshield reservoir the only open location was where the stock intake sits but I already plan to mount a compressor there so that was out, so I went to auto zone and got a universal coolant reservoir drilled a whole for the pump and mounted it near the stock location. Also if I wanted to mount it in the stock air box location I would have had to lengthen the wiring for the pump. The last thing was my air intake I had a nice volent cold air intake and the snorkel which is still in the box but after the flares there is no room for the air box in the engine compartment so I ended up driving around for a few days with the filter hanging in the open until I decided what to do.
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Over the last few days I have been doing research on different intakes for the TJ and besides volant none of them seem to provide any protection from water it's just the filter and some plastic to separate it from the engine heat. I have been very happy with my volant intake and even had the snorkel which I was planning on installing at a later date but now with the PSC hi-line flares there is no way to possibly run the snorkel let alone keep the volant box. What I came across was a cowl intake from specter but it seems they discontinued it 3 years ago. Then I found the windstar intake diy walk through and thought I would give it a try. I was able to get everything I needed for it for $40 and could have probly spent less if I had to. I had a gift card to a local pull-a-parts place and picked up my intake today. Even if that wasn't free it would have only cost $17 and it had a practically brand new filter in it. Today I got everything cut apart riveted and now waiting for the rtv to dry. The whole process probably took 30 min. You can find the walk through on the forum.
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I almost forgot the parts ferry came by my house today and dropped of a used set of wrangler w/ Kevlar 37x12.5x17s and my new G2 core front hp Dana 44 with arb locker. Looks like I will be busy this weekend.
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