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jforse 09-20-2009 11:13 PM

jforse TJ build
Well I figured the cool thing to do was to put together a build thread. I sold my XJ and was jeepless for 5 months. Then I came across a 2000 TJ 4.0 NV3550 D30/D35.

Here are a few pics of my old XJ

jforse 09-20-2009 11:13 PM

Here is the Stock photo for my TJ
Then it got a Rokmen front bumper, a Viking top, a 2" budget boost with 31" tires, some homemade rocker guards and rear bumper/tire carrier.

jforse 09-20-2009 11:14 PM

Then the rear spider gears and a bearing decided to crap out. So it sat like this for a month a shop waiting to get fixed.
The guy kept dicking me around on when he was going to do the rear end work and then the prices went up right before he decided that he wanted to work on it. I decided it was time to get it the hell out of there.
I brought it to a friends shop. His shop works on European cars but he offered to help me out with the TJ. This was good because I would save a grip load of cash doing the work there.
I started ordering parts.
Rough Country 3.25" lift, 1" Motor Mount Lift, 1.25" Body Lift, and Rock Krawler Bomb proof trac bar.
Yukon 4.88 ring & pinions and install kits.

jforse 09-20-2009 11:14 PM

33x12.50R15 Maxxis Bighorns.
A few picture of the tore up D35 diff.

jforse 09-20-2009 11:15 PM

Rear diff tore apart.
Rear lift in.

jforse 09-20-2009 11:15 PM

Front gears getting installed.\
Front lift in.

jforse 09-20-2009 11:15 PM

Body lift was installed sometime here just don’t have any pictures of it. Very quick install.
ALL DONE! Lol ya right. It was nice to get in this thing again.
Then it was time to go wheeling at the Gilbert OHV park.

jforse 09-20-2009 11:16 PM

Testing out the flex on the new suspension. I was impressed.

jforse 09-20-2009 11:16 PM

Got some body damage.

jforse 09-20-2009 11:16 PM

Previous owner used rattle can to re blacken flares. It looked like crap so I pulled them off and had a buddy spray them.

jforse 09-20-2009 11:17 PM

They turned out pretty good!
Now there is a leak in the radiator. The clutch and throw out bearing are shot, and the fuel damper on the fuel rail is leaking. I have a new clutch, radiator, and am waiting for a new fuel rail to fix the leak. I should be back in the garage working on it Tuesday.

AlTheKillerr 09-21-2009 12:22 AM

good looking TJ. big change from when you first got it

MisterO 09-21-2009 08:38 AM

Great looking jeep! I like how you first started small and then went up.

catalan 09-21-2009 10:07 AM

i like your jeep a LOT! only thing that i dont like its the Viking Soft top...

jforse 09-21-2009 10:42 AM


Originally Posted by catalan (Post 7964816)
i like your jeep a LOT! only thing that i dont like its the Viking Soft top...

lol...its gone and the stock softtop is back on

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