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post #1 of 13 Old 03-09-2008, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 13 Old 03-09-2008, 11:14 AM
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Hey Nice jeep. I love that color. Congrates on the nice find.

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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.


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


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


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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post #6 of 13 Old 03-13-2008, 08:02 PM
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Looks great, will look even better when u get a lil more room for those tires

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post #7 of 13 Old 03-14-2008, 08:06 PM
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Ahh the memories.

Mine was identical to that when I bought it.

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Are you going to keep those Hummer floor mats?
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post #9 of 13 Old 03-17-2008, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Installed the teraflex BB yesterday. Will post some pics and some tips/observations later.
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slow build up...when you going to start working on it again

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looks great man! thats how i started off, 31's and a bb
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nice looking rig. good luck!
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post #13 of 13 Old 10-29-2009, 01:26 PM
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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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