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Unread 03-09-2008, 10:15 AM   #1
05rockymtn
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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.

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Unread 03-09-2008, 11:14 AM   #2
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Hey Nice jeep. I love that color. Congrates on the nice find.
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Unread 03-10-2008, 07:05 PM   #3
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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.

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

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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.
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Unread 03-12-2008, 11:44 PM   #4
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I cant wait to see that I love that color and those tires!!
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Unread 03-13-2008, 06:00 PM   #5
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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...

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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.
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Unread 03-13-2008, 08:02 PM   #6
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Looks great, will look even better when u get a lil more room for those tires
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Unread 03-14-2008, 08:06 PM   #7
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Ahh the memories.

Mine was identical to that when I bought it.

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Unread 03-14-2008, 08:37 PM   #8
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Are you going to keep those Hummer floor mats?
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Unread 03-17-2008, 06:56 PM   #9
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Installed the teraflex BB yesterday. Will post some pics and some tips/observations later.
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Unread 07-12-2009, 12:05 PM   #10
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slow build up...when you going to start working on it again
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Unread 07-15-2009, 10:25 AM   #11
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looks great man! thats how i started off, 31's and a bb
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Unread 10-29-2009, 12:55 PM   #12
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nice looking rig. good luck!
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Unread 10-29-2009, 01:26 PM   #13
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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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