Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Colorado Springs
A Jeep with No Name
I'm finally to a point where I have a little money but no time (where before I had all the time and no money) to get my Jeep where I would like it to be. It's going to be slow as I work from 530 to 6-8ish most days and sometimes go long periods without getting the daylight to wrench or go to the store. I don't really have a name for my Jeep but I'll go ahead and get started.
From Dealer (No Pics)
2004 TJ X
31 December 2004 w/ 9kish miles (83k Now)
Fabtech 2.5" Spacer Lift Kit
Stock Everything Else
I was 12 when my parents bought this Jeep and the first thing we did after a New Years Party was me, my dad, and my brother went out and got it dirty. I was 12 and have no pics of it from the dealer. My dad wanted to use the jeep to pull a little trailer and fourwheeler so he welded up a square tube rear bumper with hitch receiver.
When I was 17 I wrecked the Jeep in a blind curve early one morning. There was an F150 blacked out parked in the lane of traffic (Still to this day park like that instead of in the grass or on the side street). My dad thought this would be a good opportunity for me to learn about the Jeep so I replaced the front D30 with one I found on CL, he fabbed a front bumper with winch plate, we put a new fender on, and he showed me how to change a ring and pinion. From the insurance money we still had some change jingling around so for my birthday the insurance company got me a winch and four new shocks. That is pretty much how it sits now minus my dad taking the winch because I took it off to save some gas mileage.
What's Wrong with It? (It's a Jeep, always something)
-Shock mounting nut came unwelded from frame (I've done a few things that fix it until time for new shocks)
-Steering Gear Box is very loose
-Front Tires are Shot
-Top has fallen apart.
-Only 3 speakers work
-What's a sway bar?
What I'd Like to Do
-Remove Rear Flares
-Remove Spacer lift and add 3" Lift w/ 1" Body Lift (Zone?)
-Replace D35 with D44 (Long Term)
-Lock both ends (Ox)
I'll be doing this in stages but priorities are:
Hope I don't bore any of you with my slow progress.
2004 Jeep TJ X: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/jeep-no-name-3452994/