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Unread 06-13-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
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Provin's 1999 TJ build

The day is finally here. The day I sell the old 2.5L YJ for a nice new TJ





1999 TJ Sport
4.0L
5 speed
Dana 44

I am very very very happy with it. It's quite an upgrade from the 2.5L YJ, what a world of difference. Build plans haven't really been mapped out yet so I am not sure what is first to come, but I know lockers are high up on the list. My favorite part about this will be the fact that I know so much more now than I did when I bought my YJ, so I have a nice solid platform to start from and a whole mess of knowledge. I will say that I plan on doing about the same to the TJ as I did to the YJ. Daily driver, on 33's (for now )

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Unread 06-14-2011, 09:31 PM   #2
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So I did a little bit of basic maintenance today. Did a drain and fill on the t-case, transmission, and an engine oil change. I pulled off the flare extensions and sprayed them with some Krylon Fusion just to test how it would look. Turned out good so I'll be painting the flares tomorrow.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 10:10 PM   #3
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Nice TJ! I like the color. Glad you stayed in the Jeep family. I'm sure your loving the 4.0L compared to the 2.5L. Looking forward to see what you do to this one!
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Unread 06-15-2011, 10:07 PM   #4
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Thanks Leans. I painted the flares today with some satin krylon fusion but they turned out like cap. There are weird oil looking marks, not sure what's causing it but it sure was a paint to take all the flares off. I also installed a new aftermarket stereo.



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Unread 06-16-2011, 05:58 PM   #5
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Painted the headlight bezels today, sure does give it a nicer look, still deciding on whats first. I may wait and order a BDS 3" lift, 1" body lift, and an sye and cv shaft all at once, along with some 33's

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That's a nice Jeep almost like mine.
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Unread 06-16-2011, 09:02 PM   #8
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I want to, it's weird driving around a stock jeep

But I do have to wait until I officially sell my YJ which should be Saturday, then after a few weeks I should be able to pull the trigger. I have a new job coming my way with a substantial pay raise, hopefully everything pulls through and I can get the jeep where I want it asap.
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It rained like CRAZY today and of course I had the windows out of the top and the doors off. I did get a rain cover with the TJ, but before I could throw it on it had rained about 2 feet!!! So when I got home I pulled out all the carpet, pressure washed the interior, pressure washed and cleaned the carpet. No more stinky rain water. What I would really like to do is sell the soft top for a Rampage bowless sailcloth top, along with a set of soft doors, but the funds don't allow and that's about the price of the lift, so I think I'll put those on the back burner
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Unread 06-18-2011, 08:35 PM   #10
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Changed the diffs today with some lube locker gaskets, also found out the rear Dana 44 has a factory LSD

Nice clean D-30



Nice clean D-44

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Well I was out washing it and I found a leak on the fan shroud. At first I thought it was power steering fluid but upon further inspection I realized it was the radiator. To confirm my inspection I looked through the folder the previous owner had given me which contained receipts for all the work ever done on the jeep. The last few oil changes had comments on a crack in the radiator so I went ahead and replaced it.



Took about an hour. I wanted to find an all metal replacement but couldn't, it's no big deal though, this one is warrantied for life.
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Unread 06-21-2011, 11:22 AM   #12
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Debated getting a 1" poly performance body lift today but decided against it. I did however get under the Tj and break free all of the body mounts. Much easier than I thought, and as a bonus, no busted bolts

Instead of the body lift I went down to Sears and got some new tools. Put together this nice little 2 in 1 tool bag. Small bag inside has all my fluids, along with tow straps, and a bunch of new tools

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Installed a set of adjustable JKS disconnects today. The install went really smooth and took 1.5 hours total.

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Hate to see you sold your YJ, I really liked it. Looks like your off to a nice start on the TJ. Keep us updated
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Did some light wheeling today at China Wall. The TJ did much better than I thought. Didn't spin any tires and only nicked the t-case skid once.
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