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05rockymtn 03-09-2008 11:15 AM

My Build Thread - '05 TJ
 
I had a Liberty that was on a 4 year lease for my wife which had to be returned last month. Upgraded the family in that time, and my wife is now driving a minivan. Had to find something to drive.

Stumbled across a very low mileage (7000 miles!) 2005 Patriot Blue TJ, Rocky Mountain edition that is in perfect condition. Somebody traded it in for a Hummer.

This will be my dd for (hopefully) years to come. In the month that I've had it, I've removed the milkjugs and mudflaps. Planning a 2" BB and 31's to start.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/24527870@N04/2320684181/" title="100_2083 by crowderweb, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2420/2320684181_ce378c943a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="100_2083" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/24527870@N04/2321502140/" title="100_2085 by crowderweb, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/2321502140_3a525dd455.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="100_2085" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/24527870@N04/2320690113/" title="100_2088 by crowderweb, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2220/2320690113_02a6934d30.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="100_2088" /></a>

scotiez 03-09-2008 12:14 PM

Hey Nice jeep. I love that color. Congrates on the nice find.

05rockymtn 03-10-2008 08:05 PM

Wheels, Tires and BB Lift Are Here
 
Wheels and Tires are here. DC-1 wheels and Mud Country 31's. I haven't seen many reviews on these tires. Anyone running them daily? I was looking for something that would be good for mild offroad use, and decent onroad performance. Found a deal on the combo, mounted and balanced.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/24527870@N04/2324923001/" title="100_2345 by crowderweb, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2060/2324923001_14afb4eea0.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="100_2345" /></a>

Also, going to be putting on a Teraflex BB that is in.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/24527870@N04/2324923961/" title="100_2347 by crowderweb, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2143/2324923961_f687a1933c.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="100_2347" /></a>

Ordered a set of skyjacker hyrdros, that are backordered. But, I can't do anything until I get a CJ-7 out of my garage anyway.

adurbin 03-13-2008 12:44 AM

I cant wait to see that I love that color and those tires!!

05rockymtn 03-13-2008 07:00 PM

Wheels and Tires on Temporarily
 
The temptation got to me, so I put the wheels and tires on. I don't have the garage space to put the lift on yet. Shocks came yesterday, and a buddy of mine is taking my CJ-7 off my hands. So, hopefully this week or next the lift will go on.

Here is how the wheels and tires look with no lift...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/24527870@N04/2327162511/" title="100_2453 by crowderweb, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/2327162511_56843371c3.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="100_2453" /></a>

I'll post more pics once the lift is on.

Also, if anyone has ever had a problem getting the blue stuff off new tires, I just went to a local self serve car wash, put a dollar in, and set the machine to "Soap". It had enough pressure to take that stuff right off. I guess I could have done it at home, but the weather hasn't been good enough to get the hose out.

JeeperAbe 03-13-2008 09:02 PM

Looks great, will look even better when u get a lil more room for those tires

RockyMTN05 03-14-2008 09:06 PM

Ahh the memories.

Mine was identical to that when I bought it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...Picture001.jpg

GLANGA88 03-14-2008 09:37 PM

Are you going to keep those Hummer floor mats?

05rockymtn 03-17-2008 07:56 PM

Installed the teraflex BB yesterday. Will post some pics and some tips/observations later.

nickoidl 07-12-2009 01:05 PM

slow build up...when you going to start working on it again

ajamison 07-15-2009 11:25 AM

looks great man! thats how i started off, 31's and a bb

rezamesa 10-29-2009 01:55 PM

nice looking rig. good luck!

03Jeeper 10-29-2009 02:26 PM

Quote:

Last Activity 04-22-2008
I don't think he'll be replying any time soon.

But it was looking like a good build, really like that color.


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