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Unread 10-11-2010, 10:44 PM   #1
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Operation "Black pearl"

This is my second jeep, I had to get rid of my other TJ because of financial constraints after college (it was my daily driver) I finally have another jeep and want to build it a little different from my last jeep (mall crawler). I have always loved the look of the jeep and its capabilities, I look forward to building a jeep that I have always wanted (an all terrain vehicle that can go through rocks, drive home, go to the desert and hall ***

2000 jeep wrangler sport
4.0
Spectra cold air,
Throttle body spacer
Flowmaster cat back

5 speed
B&M short shifter

HP Dana 30, 4.88 gears Detroit trutrac, rustys long side tube truss,lower C's truss, T&J performance inner C's gussets and UCA gusset, poly performance inner sleeves, BTF LCA brackets, mini skids and BTF diff cover.
Dana 44, 4.88 gears, ARB locker, superior 44 kit with chromo shafts
JB conversions SYE and CV driveshaft
35" BFG Krawlers
Moto Metal 17" wheels

Savvy LED tail lights www.savvy.com (Ask for Gerold, Great product and customer service)
Savvy license plate led lights (These things are bright enough in reverse to light up the world at night with zero loom.)
4 point CROW safty harness
Grand Cherokee leather seats
Checkpoint seat heaters

Hella HID 4" lights
LED rock lights
Xenon HID headlight conversions ( blinds oncoming traffic so I run my Hella's that are positioned lower to the ground while street driving)
BTF sport cage

Armor
Metal cloak fenders and rocker rails www.metalcloak.com
Metal cloak power steering box armor
Tera Flex Belly up Transfer case skid
Tera Flex transmission skid
Tera Flex oil pan skid
Gen Right gas tank skid
Custom rear tire carrier
Rear rock crusher bumper (junkyard find)
Fabtech fron bumper with skid
BTF mini skids

Suspension
Front lower JJ currie control arms www.currieenterprises.com
Front uppers Rubicon express adjustables ( everyone was out of Currie's when I bent my stock uppers)
Rear upper and lower JJ control arms www.currieenterprises.com
Rubicon express front track bar www.rubiconexpress.com
Currie rear track bar bracket www.currieenterprises.com
Currie rear sway bar extensions www.currieenterprises.com
Currie correct a link steering
Currie Anti Rock sway bar system
Poly performance coilover kit in the front and custom rear, 12" FOX 2.0 RESI COILOVERS www.offroadwarehouse.com (ask for Dez in temecula)
11" Kartec front limit straps in the front www.kartek.com
12" limit strap in the rear with bolt length adjuster www.offroadwarehouse.com (ask for Dez in temecula)
FOX hydraulic bump stops, front and rear (adjusted to 2 1/2") offroadwarehouse.com (ask for Dez in temecula)


Misc
Smittybuilt winch
Hi Lift jack
Hi lift jack mount www.riverraider.com
Hardwired Masterflow air compressor with plumbing front and rear (pressure gauge above dash)

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Unread 10-11-2010, 10:45 PM   #2
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My first jeep



Lifted and locked mall crawler

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Unread 10-11-2010, 10:58 PM   #3
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Bringing the jeep home.

Bought the new jeep and towing her home.

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Unread 10-11-2010, 11:11 PM   #4
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test run

Took the jeep out on a couple of test runs. I learn I need bigger tires, a high lift jack and a tow strap. I also want more power to go in the sand. An air compressor would be nice to put air back in my tires.

Glamis test runs.


High centered the jeep





307 gears suck, need 4.10's




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Unread 10-11-2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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nice sideway pics
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Unread 10-11-2010, 11:19 PM   #6
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upgrades

new upgrades, air compressor, cold air intake, throttle body spacer, exhaust system, chip, winch



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Unread 10-11-2010, 11:27 PM   #7
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ok I need body armor and tires

Took the jeep out for some more test runs and realized I need body armor so the jeep doesn't get destroyed. Some bigger tires would probaly help out. My goal is to keep it as low as possible so I go Metal cloak fenders and 33" swampers.



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Unread 10-11-2010, 11:35 PM   #8
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toughness

Jeep gets a new look with some body armor and some meats...






The aluminum fender installed


Passenger fender installed

completed









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Unread 10-11-2010, 11:42 PM   #9
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Rubicon

Well I went to the rubicon, did not make it all the way, lost oil pressure amongst other things. After action review makes me realize I am going to have to lift the jeep to have more ground clearance.


Tires rubbed with a little on full articulation with stock bump stop


Rubicon at night during the winter for the first time. Thats what dreams are made of lol.




The stock gas tank skid


Oil pan


Exhaust



springs and JKS quicker disconnects



The new winch,I am tired of getting stuck...


Lift coils, JKS quicker disconnects and temporary shocks OME


Lifted with 2" procomp coils and metal cloak fenders
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Unread 10-11-2010, 11:50 PM   #10
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The lift

You got nothing toyota!!!
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Unread 10-12-2010, 12:07 AM   #11
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gears and lockers

My stock tire carrier was falling apart so this came next. Brackets are welded to the rear bumper for most of the support. Metal strips from the stock tire carrier were cut and bent in 3" wide by 6" long. The metal strips were net to rap around the rea tub, two half inch bolt hole drilled in rear of tube and metal strip, some welded brackets for the locking mechanism and boom, you have a tire carrier with no rattling and rear body armor.

After getting stuck and watching people with lockers go over obstacles right after I get stuck, I get 4.10 gears and detroit tru-trac and detroit lockrit for the Black Pearl. A new rear tire carrier fabed up so it would stop rattling. Test run in pismo thursday so I will update with new pics and vids hopefully the jeep is ready to accomplish the mission of staying low and fast...

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Unread 10-12-2010, 12:15 AM   #12
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learn how to rotate your pix....
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and resize them... stupid post until this is fixed DOWNLOAD>>>>>> irfanveiw
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Unread 10-12-2010, 08:36 AM   #13
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You are having way to much fun with that thing

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Unread 10-12-2010, 08:44 AM   #14
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lookin good sir!
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Unread 10-12-2010, 12:14 PM   #15
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Cool toggle switches that fit in flush
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