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Unread 04-18-2014, 10:34 PM   #1
newman08
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newman08's Franknstein LCOG TJ Build (JK Axle Swap)

So a little over a year ago I picked up this 2000 TJ with some good parts, but it was executed poorly. I saw a lot of potential and the price was fair so I thought why not...

I had a clear goal in mind when I purchased this Jeep: 37s, 100" wheel base, and LOW!

When I bought it, it had a D44/D30 with ARBs and 4:56 gears, Atlas 2, RE 5.5 Longarm kit, and some other goodies.

Phase 1 of my build was to lower it down to 2" springs and fix the steering issues.

Phase 2 (Current Phase): JK Axle Swap, triangulated rear suspension, and 37s

So here is the breakdown of where I am at currently (phase 2):

-JK Rubi 44s front and rear
-G2 4:88 Gears
-Sleeved and Gusseted
-Artec Truss/4 link brackets (upper and lower)
-Teraflex axle Brackets (front and rear)
-Teraflex diff covers
-Ruffstuff offset Tie Rod
-Ruffstuff Drag Link with 1 ton ends
-Ruffstuff custom upper control arms
-Teraflex Trail Rate Sway Bar
-Hydro-assist Steering
-37" MTR-Ks
-JK MOABs
-Poison Spyder DeFender XC's
-Rear Corner Armor
-Custom fabbed front stinger bumper

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Unread 04-18-2014, 11:24 PM   #2
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Here it is when I first purchased it a little over a year ago...
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Unread 04-18-2014, 11:38 PM   #3
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Here is how it looked right before I tore it down for phase 2... I will fill in the gaps as I go.
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Unread 04-19-2014, 09:44 PM   #4
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I'll be watching this one, I'm just starting a JK Rubi axle swap into my 01 TJ.
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