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Unread 04-03-2014, 06:09 AM   #1
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nUcKiN fUtZ's WJ build

In February of 2012 I bought my first Jeep, a 2003 Onyx Green limited with the 4.0 and quadradrive.





For nearly 2 years nothing was changed on the truck.

Then in October 2013 I bought a 6.5” critical path kit from IRO



After laying all the parts out I honestly thought I was in over my head. The most I had done mechanically before this was brakes.



But after a little bit of liquid courage I got started







Before I knew it the rear was almost done, I was running 2” wheel spacers before I bought my new wheels.



Rear done, took the entire first day



The front was way more rusted and difficult, and involved much more swearing. No pictures at all were taken while doing the front lol.

All done.







At the shop getting aligned for the first time with the lift on it.



The next weekend I took it to my buddies garage and used his lift to re torque everything



My buddy got me this because I’m always raggin on him for owning a Nissan



Found a stock one to compare with (sorry for the bad pic, it was raining)



After installing the lift kit I spend nearly 3 months chasing down thumps and clunks in my suspension, by the time I got it riding nice I had installed:

All 8 coil spring isulators
IRO barpin eliminators
IRO steering equalizer kit
KOR rear shock sleeve kit
JKS adjustable track bar
JKS HD tie rod w/ tre’s
JKS HD drag link w/ tre’s
JKS quick disconnects
ADDCO rear sway bar w/ greaseable bushings
New front sway bar bushings
Replaced IRO long arm flex joints with Johnny Joints




Not much else happened over the winter, got lots of salt on her.



February 2014 I installed a set of bushwacker flares and a set of steel 17x8” wheels w/ 4” of backspacing







Got more salt on her




I have a set of 4xguard rock sliders that I’m waiting on warmer weather to install. Since I have the flares on my truck, the sliders need to but cut, welded, and repainted.


Thats all for now.

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Unread 04-09-2014, 02:07 PM   #2
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Today I finished installing my CB. Wish I could say it was original, but it came straight from the forum

There don't seem to be any pics of this so heres how I trimmed the dash





With that cut out the radio sits nice,



The Firestik mount is just a scrap piece of steel above the tail light, nothin fancy



The 4' antenna is a bit taller than I expected, lol idk if I can go to taco bell anymore, maybe a 2' is in order for daily driving



Since it was only 10 bucks I threw in a PA speaker. My buddies already have a pool started to see how long it takes me to get arrested



It will probably get moved for a washer bottle swap eventually.

Here's how shes sittin now

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Got my 40" LED light bar and 4x4 fabworks brackets in the mail, the brackets require no drilling at all so the install was sweet and simple, very highly recommend these!









Didn't like the idea of drilling a hole in the roof or running the wires all the way to the back and then under so I went the easy route inside the door frame.



Really happy with how simple this went. Wired and working in an hr. Will post some night time shots later on.
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Factory low beams:



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honestly the pictures don't do it justice
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Unread 04-12-2014, 04:48 PM   #5
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That's a bad *** rig man. How did you readjust your speedometer and Odometer? How much did the bigger tires change your Speedo and Odo?
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That's a bad *** rig man. How did you readjust your speedometer and Odometer? How much did the bigger tires change your Speedo and Odo?
Thanks man! Speedometer is off about 10% at any given speed. Haven't done anything about that yet. Not a big problem since my in dash GPS has a speedometer always showing. Eventually I would like to get a superchips tuner to set the tire size correctly among other things.
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Got my rigid flush mount dually D2 knock offs installed. So far so good. These lights are such a copy of the rigid lights that the rigid accessories work with them. Cheap ebay lights and rigid 15 degree angle mount adapters









Bright as hell! Ill try to get some night time shots later

I also started on my rock sliders. They are 4xguard sliders which are meant for a stock WJ in good condition. Going to be alot of cutting and welding to get these around my flares and get them reinforced to the frame rails because of all my rot from the awesome salt we have on our roads 8 months out of the year. but heres what I have so far







need to weld this piece I made in to wrap around the flares and protect them





More work and pics to come in the following weeks. Turkey hunting opens this week so that will slow down some of the work for the time being.
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got some new parts this week, going to be a good weekend

NV242 TC Swap and new rear DS
IRO TC Skid
IRO HD Crossmember

going to be eliminating my TC drop bracket at the same time

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How rugged would you classify those sliders? Would you drop down on them hard on rocks? I have been doing research on them but haven't found any example of someone beating on them. My WJ rockers are in good condition, no rot.
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How rugged would you classify those sliders? Would you drop down on them hard on rocks? I have been doing research on them but haven't found any example of someone beating on them. My WJ rockers are in good condition, no rot.
Even with how rotted mine are I was able to jump up and down on them and use a high lift to jack up the whole side of the truck. It would be even stronger with a good set of rockers.
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Got the 242 swap done and the new cross member in. Really happy with how easy it all went and the clearance that the crossmember gives





IRO TC Skid this weekend hopefully
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Picked up the new rockers/floor boards that I had made. Pulled the Sliders off with some help from the little man and then cut the old rusted rockers out.





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this is one bad as* wj! compliments
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Done alot this past 2 weeks, Plasti dipped my bumpers, flares, cladding, gas door, and rear hatch
















Then I installed new headlights and tail lights, along with a 55w 6k HID kit for the projectors













So far I'm likin it, when the plasti dip starts to wear I'll probably paint everything permanently.
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