From Overhaul to Overkill. The Ballad of a TJ - Page 40 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Jeep Forums > Jeep Builds > From Overhaul to Overkill. The Ballad of a TJ

ZONE 4.25" combo lift for TJ available at Rockridge4wWarn, Smitybilt, Engo, Rugged Ridge Winches at CCORRough Country Lift Kits and Parts!

Reply
Unread 07-06-2013, 04:49 PM   #586
KateKGB
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Winsted, Connecticut
Posts: 1,554
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyE View Post
Oh no! Where's the Jeep!

Oh wait! There it is!
Sweet rims bro. I'm jealous

__________________
[COLOR="Teal"][SIZE="4"][URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/kates-05-unlimited-rubi-learning-process-1426763/"] Chicks are allowed build threads here, right? [/URL][/SIZE][/COLOR]
[COLOR="Sienna"]
[SIZE="4"]'05 Unlimited Rubicon - Sahara Edition #431[/SIZE][/COLOR]

[B]We are the diamonds that choose to stay coal
A generation born, to witness the end of the world[/B]
KateKGB is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-06-2013, 08:58 PM   #587
G Beasley
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Eden, NC
Posts: 5,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by KateKGB View Post
I'm always up for borrowing if you need a gentle touch ..... wait a minute.
Wow , Kate gets an A plus in aggressiveness !
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyE View Post
Oh no! Where's the Jeep!

What did you have to do to get the brakes useable ? Was it just air trapped in the line ? I bet you were one happy dude driving it today
__________________
Free stickers and picture hosting at Jeep-Owner.com
G Beasley is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-06-2013, 10:06 PM   #588
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton, CT
Posts: 628
Quote:
Originally Posted by KateKGB View Post
You don't spend money on a real jeep girl. She needs to have her own jeep-parts money.
True...

Quote:
Originally Posted by KateKGB View Post
Sweet rims bro. I'm jealous
Thanks. There slowly growing on me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SonicR1 View Post
I bled and re-bled my brakes for a week, finally gave up and took it in. Ended up having to replace the prop valve. Good luck with the brakes!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
What did you have to do to get the brakes useable ? Was it just air trapped in the line ?
The brake "issue" turned out to be all my own doing. I had the front calipers backwards so the bleeder valve on the bottom. Swapped them so the bleeder was on top and boom! Brakes. They still need to be bleed some more, but they were good enough to move the Jeep.

Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
I bet you were one happy dude driving it today
Sadly no driving. Just moving it over a driveway was scary enough. I definitely have a few issues to work out before I put it on the road.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KateKGB View Post
I'm always up for borrowing if you need a gentle touch ..... wait a minute.
Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
Wow , Kate gets an A plus in aggressiveness!
Must be the beer because this one went straight over my head.
__________________
Build Thread The Ballad of a TJ

JF Rubicon Trip 2014
AndyE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #589
KateKGB
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Winsted, Connecticut
Posts: 1,554
Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
Wow , Kate gets an A plus in aggressiveness !

What did you have to do to get the brakes useable ? Was it just air trapped in the line ? I bet you were one happy dude driving it today
I don't play games sir. I am very serious about my double entendres.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyE View Post

True...

Thanks. There slowly growing on me.

The brake "issue" turned out to be all my own doing. I had the front calipers backwards so the bleeder valve on the bottom. Swapped them so the bleeder was on top and boom! Brakes. They still need to be bleed some more, but they were good enough to move the Jeep.

Sadly no driving. Just moving it over a driveway was scary enough. I definitely have a few issues to work out before I put it on the road.

Must be the beer because this one went straight over my head.
What? You missed it?! Shame on you. I think that was one of my best ones on Jf so far!

I am so excited you are so close to getting it done. I can't imagine how you feel. When you get her straight I think the occasion calls for a ct posse road trip.
__________________
[COLOR="Teal"][SIZE="4"][URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/kates-05-unlimited-rubi-learning-process-1426763/"] Chicks are allowed build threads here, right? [/URL][/SIZE][/COLOR]
[COLOR="Sienna"]
[SIZE="4"]'05 Unlimited Rubicon - Sahara Edition #431[/SIZE][/COLOR]

[B]We are the diamonds that choose to stay coal
A generation born, to witness the end of the world[/B]
KateKGB is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-07-2013, 06:48 PM   #590
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton, CT
Posts: 628
Quote:
Originally Posted by KateKGB View Post
I am so excited you are so close to getting it done. I can't imagine how you feel. When you get her straight I think the occasion calls for a ct posse road trip.
Agreed.

I was able to get out and get a couple of this done on the Jeep once late afternoon came around and the heat died down a bit. I adjusted the fan shroud a bit so it wasn't so close to hitting. I also topped off the transmission and tightened down all the bolts in the front end. My next big challenge is the exhaust. The cat back is rubbing the tub in a few places causing vibes and rattles. It appears that the easiest thing way to remedy this would be to adjust the cat so it sits lower in the skid. But it looks like the only way to do that is with a welder... So it looks like I get to be creative, again.
__________________
Build Thread The Ballad of a TJ

JF Rubicon Trip 2014
AndyE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-07-2013, 07:06 PM   #591
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton, CT
Posts: 628
Ok, so I have a plan. Kind of. It involves some of these:


A few of these:


And maybe some of this:
__________________
Build Thread The Ballad of a TJ

JF Rubicon Trip 2014
AndyE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-07-2013, 07:13 PM   #592
gst95dsm
Chop, Wheel and Rebuild..
 
gst95dsm's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 4,235
Plan A for me would be to use a large pry bar or pipe and try to tweek the hangers a bit before I started trying to modify them.
__________________
My Build Thread
gst95dsm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-07-2013, 08:09 PM   #593
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton, CT
Posts: 628
Quote:
Originally Posted by gst95dsm View Post
Plan A for me would be to use a large pry bar or pipe and try to tweek the hangers a bit before I started trying to modify them.
I'm going to try that tomorrow when I drop the skid. It looks like I might be able to heat and bend the cat hanger to get the cat lower in the skid. Doesn't hurt to think ahead though.
__________________
Build Thread The Ballad of a TJ

JF Rubicon Trip 2014
AndyE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-08-2013, 12:36 PM   #594
bobthetj03
Web Wheeler
 
bobthetj03's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake County, Ca.
Posts: 4,926
Maybe you could something similar to what I had to do when I installed my low pro mount. Cut the cat hanger and add a slotted bracket if you need to lower it. In my case, I had to raise it a bit.
p1030097.jpg  
__________________
Bob's boring build:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...build-1304260/

White Jeep club member #2003

www.norcal-jeeps.com
bobthetj03 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-08-2013, 07:33 PM   #595
Moabrubi
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Posts: 1,484
Jeep looks great! Must be great to drive it again.

As far as the cat you could either bend the hanger or cut the bracket. You can either weld or bolt the bracket together. The hanger bends pretty easy, no heat required.

Depending on how much you need to lower it, you can just cut it in half, drill out the holes and voila. You might not need to lower it that much though, so the method above might work better.



forumrunner_20130322_173413.jpg

Moabrubi is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-09-2013, 03:44 PM   #596
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton, CT
Posts: 628
Here's a picture of what I'm working with.


It's probably no more than an inch and a half between the cat and skid. I'm going to try and bend the hanger first, but I'm not sure it's going to get me what I want...
__________________
Build Thread The Ballad of a TJ

JF Rubicon Trip 2014
AndyE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-09-2013, 03:56 PM   #597
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton, CT
Posts: 628
Oh yea, my other issue.
__________________
Build Thread The Ballad of a TJ

JF Rubicon Trip 2014
AndyE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-09-2013, 05:59 PM   #598
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton, CT
Posts: 628
Alright. Here is my temp fix for the exhaust. All I need to do is fashion a turn down and adjust the cat hanger so the muffler sits alittle lower, and the exhaust will be done until I can replace it completely.
__________________
Build Thread The Ballad of a TJ

JF Rubicon Trip 2014
AndyE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-10-2013, 05:26 PM   #599
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton, CT
Posts: 628
Got the custom turn down made up and bolted up.



We'll see how long this lasts. It's noticeably louder, almost to the point of being annoying. But that has a lot to do with the Banks muffler I currently run.

From here I'm thinking I have 3 choices for the exhaust.
1: Keep the current config and swap the Banks muffler for a stock replacement to quite things down.
2: Get a stock replacement catback and hope the tail pipe plays nice with the track bar.
3:Find a 4x4 shop that does exhaust and have them make up a custom tail pipe that clears the track bar and GTS.
__________________
Build Thread The Ballad of a TJ

JF Rubicon Trip 2014
AndyE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-10-2013, 05:31 PM   #600
G Beasley
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Eden, NC
Posts: 5,391
I am in shock that you didnt hit that with some high temperature spray paint

The noise of the turn down would drive me nuts , but I am a little older than you .
__________________
Free stickers and picture hosting at Jeep-Owner.com
G Beasley is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.