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post #1 of 140 Old 01-17-2010, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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kowboydmac build

I'll add pictures later but I bought 98zjdave's jeep, so most of the suspension upgrade is on his build. Just not taking credit for the stuff he did

Friday changed the oil and bought some Quaker State synthetic Torque oil and changed the air filter. Also seafoamed it. Nothing special but it accelerates a little smoother than it already did.

Saturday changed out the rear hatch struts to some monroe struts, that thing stays up with ease now.

Waiting on the Heater core and evap so I can begin that lovely installation ..
Put it a panasonic head unit last week, but I'll be getting a newer kenwood unit along with an amp/sub package whenever I do the heater core/evap (easier to run wires that way).

Then I'll order gears and save up a little and get them installed at a reputable shop; Going to take everyones advice and not fiddle with it especially since this jeep is pretty nice and I'd hate to screw anything up.

In the meantime, I'm debating on a roof rack, saving for tires/rims (rims may just come first since the tires are still pretty good, I just REALLY want some US Wheel 94's), start blacking out some stuff (grille, some badges, etc), order some upper control arms, new horns (i soaked the previous ones on accident :/..) and LOTS of cleaning supplies haha I like getting this thing dirty, but I refuse to keep it dirty.

mmm well thats all I can think of right now. I'll keep yall posted!

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post #2 of 140 Old 01-22-2010, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Just thought I'd throw up a price budget sheet I've conjured up recently

Sound system - 500 (searched and searched for good deals on like a thousand sites lol)
Gears - 1400 - 600 from Kolak and 800 install (ballpark price on install)
Tires/Rims - 1000
TQ converter - 450 (still thinking of going with APS)
Header - 150 (ebay special lol)
UCA's - ? .. not sure where i want to get those from yet. saw a decent set off ebay from ironman4x4
Muffler - 40 (thrush)

And I'll also be spending plenty of money on cleaning stuff and random things.. I'm thinking of por15'ing my brake calipers and freshening up the under carriage with a lot of por15.. I've used it before and like how it dries out.

Well this is a list I'm sure I'll be editing for awhile... Just thought someone might care to know my direction!

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post #3 of 140 Old 01-26-2010, 01:12 AM
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Welllll Welllll, Look who I found while wondering through the build section ! I had too join man. Some of these builds pwn.
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post #4 of 140 Old 01-26-2010, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Haha!!

Well now we can troll mwahahaha.

SuuBoo... your "fake and gay".

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post #5 of 140 Old 01-27-2010, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Took a hit to the budget today getting all the paperwork tag/title finalized... 360 bucks!!!

But I did order the new stereo deck, 6.5 components to put up front, 6.5 rear, and an amp to power the door speakers... ordered a dual amp kit for when i order the sub/amp hopefully next week after I seal up whatever it is that's causing the leak in the rear.

Also ordered new contacts, another 100 dollar hit. Eek!

Well next two things coming up for the jeep; Sub's and new Rims.

Selling the american racing python's in the classified section.
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post #6 of 140 Old 01-27-2010, 11:26 PM
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You can buy my pythons! Boom Boom Fyapowah! Dude After I put 1000 miles on this new clutch, we should hit the trails.
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post #7 of 140 Old 01-28-2010, 04:10 AM
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Hahaha youre buying so much **** for that jeep already! And you know you need pics in a build thread son whats the deal.

THIS THREAD IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICS!
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post #8 of 140 Old 01-28-2010, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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hahaha ok man!!! Me and SuuBoo will take a ton with the interior all out to replace the stuff, TRUST ME

I would have ordered those upper control arms, but i didn't expect to spend that much on the title stuff... Obama, or whoever it is, isn't so good at the whole "lower taxes" thing... haha.
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post #9 of 140 Old 01-28-2010, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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New struts hold the hatch up easy!!

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post #10 of 140 Old 01-29-2010, 12:06 AM
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Dee tits or GTFO. Its the same policy. Teh 4orum rul3z state it.
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post #12 of 140 Old 01-29-2010, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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LMAO

you two would get along, for sure.

Import fellas... bahahah. Smoke my tail though!

K, bout to order the 94's.
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I totally have that as a sticker ! Mazda Speed 3's are f****** quick.
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post #14 of 140 Old 01-30-2010, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah so... bogged down the motor a little today... haha. SuuBoo was there. Steamed like a mofo!

Replaced the oil with some cheap supertech synthetic and put in new plugs.. in 5/6 holes anyway. got some autolite platinums at wal mart since it was apparently all that fit, according to their book.

Going to get a spark plug boot puller in the AM to get to the plug near the compressor.

Gotta let the air intake dry as well... Ah!

Oh and I just cleaned up the seal and put a little goop around the back side windows and a few drops inside the strip. Hopefully that seals it up tight.
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post #15 of 140 Old 01-30-2010, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Well after doing some reading, looks like I definitely caught the JEEP disease.. haha.

I want to upgrade the front suspension so I'm considering going with kevinsoffroad track bar and steering brace and some adjustable upper control arms from ironman4x4 off ebay. I'll get those before the gears since the re-gear will be the last big expense I want to do for the jeep (parts+labor wise). It already has a pro comp lift on it, so I'm doing some more research to figure out how to upgrade the front end.
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