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Unread 10-11-2009, 12:42 AM   #76
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Good build so far, I plan to be purchasing a TJ fully stock here coming monday if everything goes as planned. Always interesting to see how others built their rigs up!

Anyhow just wanted to ask why you chose 4.56s? Are you not planning to go any larger than 33s?
Not for a long time. Eventually I will have 35s but for right now I dont need 4.88 and my D30 wont even hold a 5.13. 4.56 will be perfect for now and I will keep them for a good while. However, when my engine dies (which will be in a long, long time), I plan on dropping in a 5.7 and doing a one ton build similar to flatlanders

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Unread 10-11-2009, 12:47 AM   #77
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Not for a long time. Eventually I will have 35s but for right now I dont need 4.88 and my D30 wont even hold a 5.13. 4.56 will be perfect for now and I will keep them for a good while. However, when my engine dies (which will be in a long, long time), I plan on dropping in a 5.7 and doing a one ton build similar to flatlanders
I see, was curious about what the future goal was. Lots of money to put into a rig that will transform into a 1ton later though
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[B][I]New Mexico Driving Rules...[/I][/B][LIST][*]As a general rule, the vehicle most in need of a significant amount of bodywork (for which the driver is most likely uninsured) always has the right of way.[*]Never use directional signals when changing lanes. They only serve to give away your next move, causing most NM drivers to speed up and not let you in. In fact, use of directional signals within most large NM city limits is actual illegal.[*]NM law states that at least 50% of all paved surfaces within the state must be under construction at any one time. In all construction zones, at least half of the available lanes must be closed, regardless of whether any actual construction is be accomplished or not. Construction signs shall be regularly repositioned in order to warn drivers about upcoming lane closures immediately after they pass the last exit before traffic backups.
[*]Driving through constructions zones with upcoming lane closures is a popular game in NM. Itís called the "speed up and pass as many cars as you can, then see how close to the lane closure you can squeeze back into traffic before hitting any of the orange construction barrels" game.[/LIST]
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Unread 10-11-2009, 12:52 AM   #78
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I see, was curious about what the future goal was. Lots of money to put into a rig that will transform into a 1ton later though
While this is true, the one ton build is simply a dream at this point. By the time I am ready to do a one ton build, I will be out of school, have another dd, and have the monetary resources to complete such a project. For now, my list is realistic and will produce a very capable jeep.
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Unread 10-11-2009, 01:11 AM   #79
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While this is true, the one ton build is simply a dream at this point. By the time I am ready to do a one ton build, I will be out of school, have another dd, and have the monetary resources to complete such a project. For now, my list is realistic and will produce a very capable jeep.
Definitely, I too have the dream of the 1ton build. Though i find myself doing the 8.8 rear with 4.88s and 35s on a 4" immediately(Within three months of purchase) and staying that height for several years.

Like you said once out of school and have another DD then things change .

Looks great though man, I like to see how others build their TJ on a budget I can relate to. Sometimes I see a build and can only dream, never achieve/afford!
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Unread 10-11-2009, 10:12 AM   #80
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Looks great though man, I like to see how others build their TJ on a budget I can relate to. Sometimes I see a build and can only dream, never achieve/afford!
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Unread 10-11-2009, 02:58 PM   #81
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Heres another attempt at HDR. I really like this one
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Unread 10-20-2009, 12:03 AM   #82
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Cant wait until Wednesday so I get to drive my baby again. Fall Break!!
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Unread 10-21-2009, 05:54 PM   #83
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Fall break is here!!!

BL/MML are going on tomorrow. I'm about to go to autozone and grab some PB Blaster then soak the piss out of my bolts. Can't wait for tomorrow!
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Unread 10-23-2009, 12:35 PM   #84
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Body Lift is on. Working on the MML right now. Pics coming tonight or tomorrow! It looks good by the way
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This MML install is killing me. The passenger side is supposed to be the "easy" side. NOT. Taking everything off was easy, putting it back on is a PITA

Im gonna be wrenching all night
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Unread 10-23-2009, 07:36 PM   #86
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So by the way I sold my old tires! New top coming soon, then I am starting on the 8.8 build/swap!
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Okay, so I put my JKS 1.25" BL on today. Here are some pics.

First, a side pic of wheel well clearance before the lift
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Here are some pics of the cautionary procedures. I took off the fan shroud and the coolant overflow reservoir, as well as the gas filler bezel. Also shown is a pic of the body pucks and hardware.
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Here is a before and after shot of the tire clearance in the well.
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Here are some more post-install pics. I really like the additional height and clearance! Now if I could just get this damn MML on :
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