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post #1 of 646 Old 09-20-2009, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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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




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post #2 of 646 Old 09-20-2009, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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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.
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33x12.50R15 Maxxis Bighorns.

A few picture of the tore up D35 diff.

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Rear diff tore apart.

Rear lift in.

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Front gears getting installed.\


Front lift in.

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


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



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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.
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post #12 of 646 Old 09-20-2009, 11:22 PM
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good looking TJ. big change from when you first got it

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2000 XJ, 3.5" lift, 32s, Locked
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i like your jeep a LOT! only thing that i dont like its the Viking Soft top...
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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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