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Ruffstuff 10 year saleBDS 4-1/2" Suspension Lift Kit - Jeep Wrangler YJRough Country Lift Kits and Parts!

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Unread 08-24-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Like a lot of the jeep builds, I wish I would have started this when I brought it home.
I traded a 2007 Buell Stt plus some cash for it in April of 2011. It had about 168,000 on the clock.
Here is a short list of what has been done to it so far.

Before the ink was dry on the title, front end alignment.
shortly there after
ball joints
front drive shaft rebuild, had the sparrows
removal of all carpet & back seat
wiper motor
Brakes
2.5 R/C Lift
quick disco's
31" Goodyear Wranglers aka Walmart specials
KC Fog Lights
Buell Motorcycle Mirrors
CB Radio
UFC alum gas tank skid
Aussie Locker in the front w/Arb Cover
cut front bumper flush w/frame
MCE Flatty fenders
J/K front turn signals
Dynomax muffler
AC Compressor removed short belt installed
Airbox to cowl mod
Engine started burning 1 quart per 60 miles driven
Engine rebuild at Smith's Garage in Grantsville WV (family)
Precision Auto Injectors
Front and rear re-geared to 4.56 w/usa standard gears
New Spider gears rear (Old missing some teef)
ARB Cover rear
33" Firestone Destination MT's on Pro Comp black D's
Diehard Platinum Battery
Warn M800 Winch
UFC Belly up skid
Daystar 1" Body Lift
Brown Dog 1" MML
RC Slip Yoke eliminator
Rear Drive shaft by Drive Line One
Fan Clutch toasted
Sliders w/tree be away rails added
NV3550 started to die, so...
Rockland Standard Gear Terminator Transmission
sparrows again, Front drive shaft rebuild


Knowing what I know now....
I think I should have bought a frame and started with that!!
All I wanted was something to drive the dogs around in and maybe go do a little hunting..... pow pow... jeep crack

Coming soon, Currie Anti-Rock front and rear.... and in the spirit of redoing things I may start working towards the 4" Lift from Currie

For now, I just hope to fix what I break and I hope I don't break much!

First pic is what it looked like when I got it.
Second is what it looks like now.

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Unread 08-24-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Nice build!! At least after all that, its no Parking lot queen.
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Unread 08-25-2012, 07:56 AM   #3
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The Rockland Standard Gear Terminator Transmission.
I have only put a few miles on it but it is a HUGE improvement over the NV3550. When you put it in gear it almost feels like the shifter is locked in place when you release the clutch. Very postive feeling. The NV3550 could be shifted using 2 fingers and felt sloppy. I have been using my whole hand to shift the Terminator. When it is in gear, you know its in gear. This should help on the trail. I will be taking it wheeling over the Labor Day weekend and will post up how it does getting dirty.


Parking lot queen.... just at work
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Unread 08-25-2012, 09:01 AM   #4
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Are those ex-pen panels zip-tied to the roll bars in that one pic? Great idea for keeping the dogs in. Could you use the soft top with those panels in place?
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Unread 08-25-2012, 09:14 AM   #5
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It is the left over panels from a crate. once the dogs were house broken the crate just sat in the basement. I ended up getting a Smittybuilt "Net" net top
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Unread 08-27-2012, 09:37 AM   #6
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Yeah, I love the Smittybuilt, but I have sport style roll bars. Raingler will make custom ones for the old sport roll bars, but trying to figure out what some other options might be. Thanks!
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Unread 08-29-2012, 12:41 PM   #7
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New sway bar is on the way.... woot!
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Unread 08-30-2012, 08:07 AM   #8
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just a few more pics...
Sliders w/rails right after I picked them up
UFC Skid
My red dog licking the Brown Dog... he loves the Jeep
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Unread 09-03-2012, 07:03 PM   #9
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side by side.... what it looked like before and after... so far
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Unread 09-05-2012, 02:14 PM   #10
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Warn M8000 winch review. Used many times. Never let me down.... and I think it may haved saved my bacon in this pic
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Unread 09-05-2012, 02:47 PM   #11
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It's about time Besides the sway bar, whats next?
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Unread 09-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #12
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New windshield.... I know it wont help me in the wheeling department... but it has a huge crack that runs straight up from the steering wheel. It had a small chip in it and some dumb *** got the bright idea to use the Jeep like a farm tractor and remove some stumps with it. One hard tug and CRACK! just like the commercial....

But the next big thing will be Currie control arms. The D35 is screaming for disc breaks or C clip eliminator.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 12:25 PM   #13
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New winshield installed.... I CAN SEE!!! The old one was pitted, cracked and sandblasted... its nice to have a clear view.

Onto the next item. The big brown van man delivered my Antirock sway bar today. I hope to install tonight.
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Antirock installed. It does require a BIG hammer to get it done.... Also, while in Tractor Supply I came across some utility light w/sealed bulbs. 35 bucks for the set, including a 2 plug quick disconnect. The KC lights were not sealed and they looked like I had filled them up with Hot Chocolate a few times. I hope these work a little better.
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Unread 09-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #15
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Just got done putting in a new throw out bearing. What a pain in the backside. What made it even more fun was the fact that I just had a rockland standard gear terminator transmission installled. One would think the transmission shop would say.... Hey! while we are in here we should see if the throw out bearing or clutch needs replaced.... Knowing what I know now, I would have just bought the tranny and put it in myself... The good thing... I got to buy some new tools. 1 set of E-torx sockets for the E12 bolts on top of the bell housing and a 3/8"x 20" extension to get to the E12 bolts.... Just a FYI. A cheap motorcycle lift is way handy when it comes to removing the skid pan and tranny.
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