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Unread 03-30-2011, 11:43 AM   #1
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JeepJake and the Gymnast (going on One tons)

Jeep Information

Year: 2005
Model: TJ
Engine: 4.0L 6cyl
Transmission: NSG370
Transfer Case: NP231 With SYE kit
Front Axle: D44 With an Ox locker
Rear Axle: D44 With Limited slip
Axle Gear Ratio: 4.56
Suspension: Rock Krawler 5.5" Long-Arm Kit, Extended front shock towers and out-boarded rear shocks, 15" Rancho RS9000XL shocks
Tires: 35"x12.5"R15" Maxxis Trepador
Wheels: Black Procomp Rock Crusher
Armor: SmittyBilt Corners, Sliders, and Fenders
Recovery Gear: ARB straps, Hi-Lift Jack and a 8,000lb Warn Winch
Accessories: Rock Krawler X-factor steering, Safari Snorkel, Safari Rack, Smittybilt Seats, Corabeau 4pt harnesses, Tantrum X rock Lights, KC lights, Edge Trail Jammer programmer, Throttle body spacer, K&N filter, Infinity speakers and sub, Alpine Head unit, Kenwood amps.
Future Modifications: Custom Roll cage, Hi-steer knuckle, Tom Woods front Driveshaft, Synthetic winch rope, Steering Box Skid Plate, Rear Ox Locker, 4.3:1 Twinstick T-case, On-board Air And one day when the time comes a 4BT Cummins conversion

Just wanted you guys to see how it has progressed since day one. Hope you enjoy. PM me with any questions!












Bye Bye D35 Hello D44!!





Finally Bought Got rid of the All-terrains, the dana 30 front axle, and I went to a long-arm kit.





I drove it for a day then found out the used axle I bought had a bent housing





Bent It back and we were back in Business!!



Then I decided to get rid of the Plastic Fail Armor and the Bushwacker flares and get some real stuff.
















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Unread 03-30-2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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And one of the Mods that I am most proud of and Impressed with Is the front shock tower extension

Measurement from axle to the top of the shock before...




Where i cut the original shock tower.



Measurement from axle to the top of the shock after.




These are Rancho RS9000XL shocks with 15" of travel vs. my bilstein 5150 12" of travel. The extended length of the bilstein shocks is 29.5" and the collapsed length is 17.5" The ranch shocks have an extended length of 36" and a collapsed length of 21.13"





This is what it lets me do now!












Let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 11:47 AM   #3
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So I got bored earlier today and made a list of what my future plans for my Jeep are. I decided that I want to do Phase one relatively soon (Before my MOAB trip in June/July) and I can do all of this as the money comes available. Phase two will be some years down the road when the Jeep is not my primary Daily driver and I have plenty of money saved up to finish the project within a month. Im estimating that by the end of Phase 2 I will have over 50k total in my Jeep.



Phase one
[s]Extend front shock towers
Rock Krawler X-factor steering[/s]
Outboard rear shocks
Reposition spring bucket
Custom Full Roll Cage
Rear Ox Locker
Synthetic Winch Rope
Limit straps
Hi-steer knuckle
New AC condenser
Tom Woods Front drive shaft
STaK 3 speed 5.33:1 transfer case
* * * *Rear disc break conversion

Phase 2
Cummins 4BT conversion
* * * * * * * *Intercooled and chipped
Currie custom 9" axles
* * * * * * * JK width. (66")
* * * * * * * 3.73:1 axle ratios (final crawl ratio of 90:1)
NV 4500 Transmission
1350 driveline
* * * * * * * Driveshafts and u-joints
6" Rear stretch
3" front stretch
* * * * * * * Total of 102"-104" Wheelbase
Coilovers front and rear
Comp Cut rears
Stretched rocker guards
Genright comp 15 gallon gas tank
Highline the front fenders
Beadlock wheels
40" Tires
Hydraulic steering
* * *Onboard Air


I want to have my jeep look something like this in the future. This is an LJ instead of a TJ but you get the idea.

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Unread 03-30-2011, 11:52 AM   #4
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75% of your pics dont work bro
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Unread 03-30-2011, 11:57 AM   #5
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75% of your pics dont work bro
Try it again. I fixed them
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Unread 03-30-2011, 12:38 PM   #6
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Looks Good man!
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Unread 03-30-2011, 01:51 PM   #7
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Nice rig you've got yourself already! Future plans sound good. Where did your roof rack lights go?
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 03-30-2011, 07:08 PM   #8
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Nice build. how do you like your roof rack.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 09:15 PM   #9
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My lights got torn off by some trees. I still have them I just have to weld the brackets back onto the rack. I love my rack. It comes in handy for carrying gear, my doors, or my tow bar. Plus it gives me a place to mount some lights!!
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Unread 12-01-2011, 12:15 PM   #10
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Finally out-boarded the rear shocks. Pics coming soon!
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Unread 12-01-2011, 12:35 PM   #11
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I'm pretty sure I saw this Jeep on TruckU
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Unread 12-02-2011, 10:00 PM   #12
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I'm pretty sure I saw this Jeep on TruckU
Yes my jeep was on Truck-U. They interviewed me about the advantages of disconnecting your sway bar at Jeeptoberfest in Ocala Florida.
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Unread 12-10-2011, 09:17 AM   #13
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Updates soon!
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Unread 12-12-2011, 02:04 PM   #14
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Some pictures of the outboarded shocks. Sorry I dont have any pics of the process itself. I also moved the spring buckets back on the frame so that the spring wouldn't bow anymore.









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Unread 12-12-2011, 02:17 PM   #15
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