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post #1 of 7 Old 09-21-2017, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Hitting "Go" On This TJ Build

Hello all,

I consider myself a Jeep enthusiast, fairly knowledgeable, but by no means am I an expert. So...I was wondering if I could borrow some of your time to help me out on a build list for my TJ before I go dropping $25k plus on these parts

My list for the initial build is as follows:

Dynatrac Pro Rock Series 60 Rear Axle - $6050
Dynatrac Pro Rock 44/60 hybrid - $5000
Metalcloak 6" OVERLINE FRONT and Rear FLARE - $1200
JCR crusader rock sliders - $460
2'' Old Man Emu Front and Rear Coil Springs - $350
Fox Racing Shox 2.0 Performance Series Reservoir Shock - $1300
FOX 2.0 Performance Series IFP Steering Stabilizer - $160
DUROFLEX CONTROL ARMS, TJ/LJ FULL SET - $1000
JCR Dagger pre runner front bumper - $450
ARB TJ Rear Bumper w/Tire Carrier - $1050
JKS 1.25" Body Lift - $130
JKS 1" Budget Motor Mounts - $80
Rokmen High Clearance Belly Pan - $350
ROKMEN - TJ / LJ Heavy Duty Engine and Transmission Skid Plate - $250
Rokmen Gas Tank Skid Plate - $230
Adams TJ Rear Non Rubicon 1310 CV Driveshaft [Extreme Duty Series] - $300
Tom Woods 52300 900 Front Drive Shaft - $350
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 35x12.5x16 - $1700
Rock Monster wheel - $2000
Currie Currectlync® Steering System - $580


The only thing I am unsure of at this moment is the Currie HD steering...it's meant to work with 4''+ of lift...any insight on to how this would work with what I want to do? Would I have to shave it down?

If any of you know of any huge issues with what I have planned please feel free to speak up, any help would be much appreciated

Thanks in advance ladies and gents,

-Ryan

P.S. Eventually a stretch and jump to 37'' tires will be in store, hence the PR60. It has more clearance than a typical D44 so should work fine for what I need it to do with the 35's And yes, it is/will be my DD


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post #2 of 7 Old 09-21-2017, 05:43 AM
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If you're going to dump that much money just do it once and get the stretch out of the way. No since in redoing things. Also look into a Durango steering box. It's a cheap upgrade. Just noticed since you didn't have anything listed as far as that goes.

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post #3 of 7 Old 09-29-2017, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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If you're going to dump that much money just do it once and get the stretch out of the way. No since in redoing things. Also look into a Durango steering box. It's a cheap upgrade. Just noticed since you didn't have anything listed as far as that goes.
Thanks for the tip, checked my local junk yards and scrap yards but the durangos I did find were already stripped of them...seems to be a hot item

I gave PSC a call yesterday and had a chat with them about their boxes/pumps, will most likely go with that since they seem to be high quality which is the name of the game with this build. Have 2 friends who run them on their rigs and they seem fantastic, that and the online reviews I've read into
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-29-2017, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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A bit of progress now that my 40 day vacation from work has started

Picked up Eva (my Jeep's name) from a local engine rebuilder after having the spark plugs replaced and a compression test done

He was amazed that the ignition system had even been able to fire up given that the spark plugs that were in there were the wrong type as well being well over their life span

Numbers from the compression test seem good, if I remember right theyre supposed to be within 10/15% of the highest number (if anyone knows differently feel free to correct me, memory is foggy on that one)

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post #5 of 7 Old 09-29-2017, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Spark plugs were rough to say the least, sounds much healthier starting up now
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-29-2017, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Change of plans as far as the parts go as well.

Called Currie yesterday and ordered front and rear RJ44's along with their HD steering

Also ordered springs (went with H&R 1'' instead of OME), shocks/steering stabilizer, and JKS BL/MML

Just about to get on the phone with Metalcloak and get that order rolling, feeling like a kid at Christmas morning!
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-03-2017, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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H&R springs came in today, going to attempt a coat of black spray paint and see how they come out, blue is a no go for what I'm thinking
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