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Unread 10-22-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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The jeep wheelikers build

Well i'm starting this thread to keep track of things and get some opinions on what i should do. As it sits i have a 2000 xj with a 6" rough country suspension lift and 35" discoverer stt"s. It also has rough country quick disconnects, steel braided brake lines, and some nice looking black daytona fakelocks.

The day i brought it home



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Unread 10-22-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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First thing i learned, i need a sye and driveshaft. As it turns out working a pizza place is not the fastest way to build up your jeep, so it took me a looong time to get the 600 bucks i needed for it. But it was well worth it if you ask me.

Before (what you see is muddy water, she is undercoated on her belly)





After



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Unread 10-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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Got a job as a tig welder a few weeks ago so needless to say im making much better money.

First purchase was small but necessary. Rustys rx1 shocks.



The next will be jks quicker disconnects because im already having trouble with my rough country's. Like everything on my jeep from them....

Anyways heres my list as of right now, not in any order.
Viair portable air comp.
xrc body cladding
Weld up a roof rack
F&R bumpers w/ winch and d-rings
Steering box brace
Bored out throttle body
Rustys offset tie rod conversion
Adjustable control arms
IRO d30 over axle truss
D30 chromoly kit
Superior axle shaft for 8.25
F&R diff covers
New steering stabilizer
33" cepek crushers w/ 15" raceline rockecrushers
New fenders for 33s
Bilstien 5100's all the way around
Regear it (unsure of ratio right now)
Detroit locker in 8.25
Exhaust, programmer and intake (way down the road)
2 hi jack lifts
Run a welder out of the back

Black monstaliner on the body, bright green undercarraige
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Unread 10-26-2013, 01:39 PM   #4
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Finally got some free time to change out my shocks with the help of my brother.

Half way done.



Loose fit on one of the shocks.



All tightened up. The ride is noticeably better in the front on road, hoping to get out later today and test them off road a little.



Update on the list - I should be able to go get the air compressor tomorrow, and the welder will be coming alot sooner then i thought because i was shown a sweet write up on converting a 90amp flux core into a trail welder. And the picture above makes me want new tie rods asap, so maybe those will be on within a few weeks.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 01:48 PM   #5
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And also this week is when i get payed for my part time job as a pizza maker and for my full time welding job, and the end of $100 payments to my brother (he loaned me $1000 to buy my jeep) so the quicker disco's will be on their way by next friday, unless someone else has a better suggestion.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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Got out to test the shocks





I'm actually pretty proud of this flex.



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Unread 11-18-2013, 05:54 AM   #7
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Well i picked up my viair 300p and im liking it alot. Took one of my 35s from 20psi up to 28psi in a little over a minute which seems pretty good to me.

Also got the chance to patch the rust holes in my rockers and put cover up the chips/missed spots of undercoat. This was something that i really wanted done before winter comes and it gets to cold and the salt starts to eat away. Skimped out and used bondo because i only need one winter out of it and i just hate the look of rust. I plan on making my own rockers in spring.

This started as a 4-5 inch hole but once we chipped out all the crap it was about 18 inches. It was a bummer.



Patched, looking like crap, and ready to roll



This side looks ALOT better. The other side would have looked the same but i couldnt be any later to work at the pizza place so i rushed it just to get it functional




As for the list i decided to go with the currie correctlync system which im hoping to order in the next two weeks. And jks discos will be held off until i bend my sway bar back because she got mangled up last trip and the disco's wont go back on.
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Unread 12-28-2013, 01:20 PM   #8
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Had a bad overheating problem. Put alot of money into it and got really bummed when it kept happening. The whole reason that we had to keep taking it to shops is because we had to much snow to do the work in the yard, no space in our driveway, and my mom wouldnt let us put her nissan in the snow so we could work in the garage. Weather cleared up and we flushed the entire system. The thing that stood out most was the heater core, the water that we flushed through looked like something i would find while mudding.

Day one with the newly flushed system went really good. Heat to the cab the whole time (thats new) and it stayed right at 210. Hopefully i dont run into anymore problems like that but i know its to be expected and probably nothing at all to most of you guys who know alot more.
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Unread 01-01-2014, 01:57 PM   #9
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By day 3 heat to cab stoped, overheating began again, and i noticed a small leak up front of anti freeze.

Once again im bummed out and have no ideas. Really dont know if this thing will ever let me get the build back on track.
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Unread 01-01-2014, 02:55 PM   #10
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Wrenching off the radiator, getting it pressure tested, and putting in a new water pump while we have her open.
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