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vitaminwater 07-01-2008 10:00 PM

Project 31: A 2002 TJ Build
 
Well, I've always enjoyed build threads, and now that I've finally started upgrading my heep I figured I'd start my own. Hopefully you guys will enjoy it.:2thumbsup:

Anyway, my plan is to build the most badass, most capable Jeep on 31's thats possible. It's my DD, and with gas prices being as rediculously overpriced as they are in California, I really can't justify going bigger, especially since the Jeep has accomplished everything I've thrown at it with 30" H/T's.

This is what I'm starting with: bone stock 2002 TJ Sport, 64k, 4.0, 5spd, D44 Posi rear.

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/5439/j01lj4.jpg

Only thing I've done up to this point is repainting the fender flares and painting the headlight bezels.

http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/7831/j02yp9.jpg

Playing around a little, still stock...

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/293/j03tg8.jpg

First big step...31's, made my front bumper into a shorty, removed the little side flares

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/8006/j04sy8.jpg

Close up of the 31's...Firestone Destination M/T's...they are amazing.

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/7048/j06rn6.jpg

Also got a pair of Riddler diff covers, and an OME steering stabilizer

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/2383/j05nb2.jpg

Took off the rear tire carrier and license plate bracket as well.

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/7223/j07ga8.jpg

Well, that's it for today. Tommorow I'll be painting my wheels black...

Coming soon:
Banks Monster Exhaust
JKS tie rod
Nth Tummy Tucker
Homemade true CAI
:cheers2:

Capricorn 07-01-2008 10:13 PM

Very cool Jeep :thumbsup:

Its about time this section needed a new build thread to follow :D

vitaminwater 07-02-2008 09:32 PM

Teaser pic...

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/4563/j08sl9.jpg

only got the front 2 wheels painted today, turned out to be a lot more work than I thought it would be. I think they turned out pretty well though...not as good as $100 powdercoating, but pretty well none the less.

Capricorn 07-02-2008 09:37 PM

Just curious since I'm going to be looking for tires soon, what did those run you at?

BTW, are you running a spare at all?

vitaminwater 07-02-2008 10:02 PM

They were $140 each at the local Firestone...payed a hair under 700 for 4 of them mounted and balanced.

Not running a fullsize spare at the moment...

Capricorn 07-02-2008 10:22 PM

Not bad at all, I might consider those, I like 'em. Keep up the progress, the Jeeps looking good man!

vitaminwater 07-03-2008 09:16 PM

Finally got the wheels done today...

http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/1641/j09nt9.jpg

http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/4900/j10hk1.jpg

I think my next update will be the exhaust...but I think I'm gonna go with a Flowmaster Super 40 just cause it's so much cheaper.

jeepbro's 07-06-2008 10:58 PM

just some food for thought v8 zj tie rod is a cheap junkyard upgrade alternative to one like the jks you mentioned,
looks good lucky you got a d44 w/ a posi, i've got a d44 but no posi :( i miss doing donuts

unlblkrubi 07-07-2008 07:51 AM

The Firestone M/T are a great tire.

jeepbro's 07-07-2008 09:28 AM

dude... i lost the game not cool

tcolt45 07-13-2008 12:40 PM

looks good.


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