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post #46 of 1950 Old 04-03-2011, 05:13 PM
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What's the plan for the rest of it?

I looked at the jeep profile, but it didn't have a whole lot of info as far as the axles/trans/etc.


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post #47 of 1950 Old 04-03-2011, 08:51 PM
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Where on God's earth were women like you when I was your age?

At any rate, nice work. I like what you've done so far though I have to admit I've never been sold on headlight tinting.

Of course a Jeep is an aspirational vehicle, no less then a Porsche or a BMW. You ever hear anyone say wistfully, "Man, I wish I owned a Ford Taurus."? But you mention "Jeep" to someone and they can't help thinking of adventure...
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post #48 of 1950 Old 04-03-2011, 09:25 PM
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Pretty cool stuff so far! Looking forward to see it on some new tires and the rest of your plans.
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post #49 of 1950 Old 04-04-2011, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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What's the plan for the rest of it?

I looked at the jeep profile, but it didn't have a whole lot of info as far as the axles/trans/etc.
I know, that's because most of that stuff is just stock still. I'm a college kid on a college kid's budget, but tires are coming in the next few weeks for me ( ) After that I'm heading to LA for a few weeks so that's gonna suck up all the money but after THAT I'm gonna start saving up for a long arm lift kit and lockers and gears. As for axles...I kinda figure it's a "wheel till it's broke and then upgrade" sort of situation. Heh.

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Where on God's earth were women like you when I was your age?

At any rate, nice work. I like what you've done so far though I have to admit I've never been sold on headlight tinting.
Haha thanks! I don't meet many girl Jeepers, which is kind of a drag. I guess it's mostly a guy thing. I love Jeeps and working on cars and stuff though. And I'm not even a lesbian! Haha! But thanks x2, I know the light tint isn't everybody's cup of tea. But if everybody liked the same things the world would be a hell of a boring place!

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Pretty cool stuff so far! Looking forward to see it on some new tires and the rest of your plans.
Thanks! I'm sooo excited for different tires I can't even tell you. Except I'm not sure how it's going to drive with the gearing ratio and bigger tires. Well, a regear will probably be in order if it loses to much performance...eh, more money, I should be used to it. Jeep really does eat every paycheck!

The way I see it, a Jeep is like sex-when it's good it's terrific, and when it's bad it's still pretty good!


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post #50 of 1950 Old 04-04-2011, 10:35 AM
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What size tire are you going with? It might not be to bad, I'm running 33" tires with stock 3.73 gears on my WJ, I was gonna regear. Decided to just deal with it a while longer and swap axles, doing lockers and gears. Unless you have a heavy foot you will manage a while.
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post #51 of 1950 Old 04-04-2011, 10:55 AM
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did my headlights a couple months back and just came across your build, nice tj i want one again.

i did my lights exactly like you funny how i just found your build lol heres mine




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post #52 of 1950 Old 04-04-2011, 03:14 PM
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I know, that's because most of that stuff is just stock still. I'm a college kid on a college kid's budget, but tires are coming in the next few weeks for me ( ) After that I'm heading to LA for a few weeks so that's gonna suck up all the money but after THAT I'm gonna start saving up for a long arm lift kit and lockers and gears. As for axles...I kinda figure it's a "wheel till it's broke and then upgrade" sort of situation. Heh.
What kind of tires are you going for?

Honestly, I like the upgrades so far, and my Jeep was somewhat similar. My biggest regret, however, was not doing skids and armor before the suspension, etc.

For some time I had a nice jeep, but had to tip-toe around because I had stock skids and didn't want to mess anything up.

My recommendation for any new wheelers as far as mods go is usually.

CB > Skids > Rockers > Suspension > Tires > Everything else.

Also, don't be afraid of trimming those fenders. You can fit so much more when you just trim the stock fenders and you don't have to lift your jeep 3' in the air for it either.

Good luck! LA sounds like fun.

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post #53 of 1950 Old 04-04-2011, 06:39 PM
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Keep up the good work, it's great to see a young lady doing the work herself when she can. It's a learning process for all of us. Good luck with your Jeep!
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post #54 of 1950 Old 04-04-2011, 06:51 PM
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i love finding other people is sacramento. I've been looking for a jeep for months, http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/2302296341.html settling on that, don't really know about the price. I was looking for an XJ for days, but TJ's seem more fun. Your jeep is freaking rad though, or as we say in Nor Cal,
HELLA tight.
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post #55 of 1950 Old 04-06-2011, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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What size tire are you going with? It might not be to bad, I'm running 33" tires with stock 3.73 gears on my WJ, I was gonna regear. Decided to just deal with it a while longer and swap axles, doing lockers and gears. Unless you have a heavy foot you will manage a while.
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What kind of tires are you going for?

Honestly, I like the upgrades so far, and my Jeep was somewhat similar. My biggest regret, however, was not doing skids and armor before the suspension, etc.

For some time I had a nice jeep, but had to tip-toe around because I had stock skids and didn't want to mess anything up.

My recommendation for any new wheelers as far as mods go is usually.

CB > Skids > Rockers > Suspension > Tires > Everything else.

Also, don't be afraid of trimming those fenders. You can fit so much more when you just trim the stock fenders and you don't have to lift your jeep 3' in the air for it either.

Good luck! LA sounds like fun.
I'm going for 32's or 33's...something big and fun...It really wont negatively effect the performance that much? Huh. I hope not!!

And I never really thought about new skids. It's a good idea! I've dented mine up pretty bad...they really are important! I wanna to a tummy tuck on her some time though so I was gonna wait to get skids until that...ugh! So many plans..! So little cash!

Trimming the fenders? I might look into that, I've never really known what people trimmed and how they did it but it's a good idea.

Thanks you guys, I really appreciate the input!!

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did my headlights a couple months back and just came across your build, nice tj i want one again.

i did my lights exactly like you funny how i just found your build lol heres mine



I've never seen the lights done on something with square lights. It looks AMAZING!! Did you have a build thread on it? I never saw it! Which sucks because those look so great...

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i love finding other people is sacramento. I've been looking for a jeep for months, http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/2302296341.html settling on that, don't really know about the price. I was looking for an XJ for days, but TJ's seem more fun. Your jeep is freaking rad though, or as we say in Nor Cal,
HELLA tight.
That's a nice Jeep! You don't see white with a tan top very often but I like it! And $11,000 is a pretty rad price, if it's in good condition. You know I haven't really found ANYBODY in the Sacramento area. I've seen some AMAZING jeeps but I rarely meet the people driving them. I love XJ's and TJ's, they're all fun in their own rights you know?

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Hahaha, that made my day.

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post #58 of 1950 Old 04-06-2011, 01:24 AM
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What brings you to LA?
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post #59 of 1950 Old 04-06-2011, 09:39 AM
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I say go with 33's!

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It's in the middle of nowhere, only one way to get there, you gotta get a little mud on the tires. - Brad Paisley
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post #60 of 1950 Old 04-06-2011, 02:14 PM
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I'm going for 32's or 33's...something big and fun...It really wont negatively effect the performance that much? Huh. I hope not!!

And I never really thought about new skids. It's a good idea! I've dented mine up pretty bad...they really are important! I wanna to a tummy tuck on her some time though so I was gonna wait to get skids until that...ugh! So many plans..! So little cash!

Trimming the fenders? I might look into that, I've never really known what people trimmed and how they did it but it's a good idea.

Thanks you guys, I really appreciate the input!!
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If you have the auto, your gearing will be perfect for 32's and just fine for 33's. I had 33x10.5's on mine with the i6/auto combo for 3 years and it was just fine.

If you have the manual trans, then you'll want to regear sooner or later, because you will notice a pretty big difference.

As far as fender trimming goes, it depends what you'd want to do. With 33's, you won't really need to trim on any lift over 3". I had an anti-rock and I hardly every rubbed in the front and never rubbed in back.

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