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Unread 11-17-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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The light sleeper 2.0

Well I sold my old TJ for a new project. A 2000 Jeep TJ Sahara. Was a tough decision in selling my old jeep I loved that jeep and went through a lot with it. But after being offered the Sahara I got, I couldn't really pass it up. My old jeep was a 1997 TJ, nothing to special it was a sport model, Dana44, front locker, 33s, some accessories, currie steering and that was really it. I put a lot of work into but cosmetically it was just a pain. Since I DD my jeep I figured why not check out other jeeps. This thread is really to keep track of what I add to my rig.

I got the Sahara from my dads friend he bought it brand new in 2000, 120K miles, automatic, rear dana44, hard top, and in pretty awesome condition. Picked it up for a great deal so said why not.






Was never a huge fan of Saharas but I figured I could build it up pretty sweet.

Small list of my plan in no particular order

-Full 4" currie lift
-Bilstein shocks
-Rokmen BL
-Brown Dog MML
-CV shaft and SYE
-UCF ultra clearance skid
-Savvy engine skid
-Savvy GTS and steering box skid
-Currie steering
-BM brakes
-Naval cable shifter
-Chromoly axle shafts f/r
-4.56 gears
-Detroit front and ARB Rear
-some kind of tub mounted tire carrier
-winch number and winch
-Rockers
-35" mtrs

This build will take some time, maybe sooner maybe later. Some things might change but this is roughly what I'm looking at. I might get some 31" mud tires to wheel it like that but I'll see.

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Unread 11-17-2013, 01:51 PM   #2
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First thing I did was remove those jugs on the front bumper and detail the interior.



Should be getting some goodies this month.
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Unread 11-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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That thing looks clean.. gonna be painful when you scratch it. Nice goodie list too! I'll be following along
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Unread 11-17-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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That thing looks clean.. gonna be painful when you scratch it. Nice goodie list too! I'll be following along
Thanks. And I know haha. But whatever I'll be taking care of it.
Yeah it's an expensive goodie list but after my last jeep, I want to make sure my jeep is nothing but quality parts.
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Unread 11-19-2013, 10:49 AM   #5
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In. Let me know when you need a hand
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Unread 11-20-2013, 12:54 AM   #6
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In. Let me know when you need a hand
Thanks man will do.
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Unread 11-30-2013, 05:53 PM   #7
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My radiator was leaking a lot.
So I bought a new one and installed it today.
Also got new upper and lower radiator hoses, and a new serpentine belt.

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Unread 11-30-2013, 05:56 PM   #8
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Didn't get pics of the install but here it is installed, also gave the engine a little love and cleaned it a bit.


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Unread 11-30-2013, 06:02 PM   #9
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Also bought a Rokmen 1" BL.






I ordered a Brown Dog 1" MML as well, just hasn't came in yet. Hopefully i receive it this week.

This is the first step for the tummy tuck, I will be ordering savvy rear upper CAs very soon as well. After that the skid will come, my goal is before the year ends.

Once the MML comes in ill install everything and post some pics.
A 1" lift is very exciting when your stock and on 30" tires
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Unread 12-01-2013, 10:40 PM   #10
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Nice. Im surprised you went with the brown dog mml. I thought you didnt like how your dads vibrated. Isnt it similar to the currie one he has?
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Unread 12-01-2013, 10:50 PM   #11
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Whos TT you goin with?
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Unread 12-02-2013, 05:15 PM   #12
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Nice. Im surprised you went with the brown dog mml. I thought you didnt like how your dads vibrated. Isnt it similar to the currie one he has?
I haven't heard of anything bad about the brown dog one. My dads isn't bad anymore.
I was gonna get savvy MML but Gerald told me that the engine skid from savvy would not fit correctly with the UCF TC skid, so I just decided to do this one and get everything from UCF.
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Unread 12-02-2013, 05:16 PM   #13
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Whos TT you goin with?
Most likely UCF, we got UCF TT on my dads jeep, pretty good I guess. If savvy had a UA for early year automatic TJs I would get that. But no signs of that any time soon.
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Unread 12-03-2013, 04:39 PM   #14
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Today I got my savvy rear upper control arms, I had the links for months from someone on Craigslist I think I paid 15-20$ for them. So I ordered the JJs for them Sunday and picked them up today. I really wasn't planning on buying them so soon, but it happened
So all that equals brand new rear uppers for under 200$!

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Unread 12-03-2013, 04:42 PM   #15
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Still waiting on my MML from brown dog, not really happy with the time it has taken them to get here. I ordered it the day I got my radiator and rokmen BL and all that came within a few days, the MML hasn't even been shipped hopefully it come soon so I can install all of it and get the TC skid for a tummy tuck.
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