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post #1 of 48 Old 10-08-2015, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Pwdrtoastman tjlr build-epic proportions

Sold my 05 Electric lime built TJL in a bundle deal for a 2014 JKURX. Long story short, JKs are for girls but seriously it didn't have the "jeep" feel.

I purchased a 05 TJLR from a guy in SC, Will was phenominal to deal with, real stand up guy.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/h...build-2323849/


2005 Jeep Wranlger Unlimited Rubicon
4speed 42RLE auto
4:1 Rock Trac HD Part Time 4wd sys
Heavy Duty Dana 44 Front Axle
Heavy Duty Dana 44 Rear Axle
4.11 gears

Things I know I need to fix:
Swap spot lights for fog lights
Clean up wiring for fog lights
Auto tranny will not go into first

Mods:

ARMOR
Front bumper is OEM, i think
Sliders-JCR Crusaders boat side
Nth intergrated belly and rear drive shaft skid
Front fenders- Genright-4in hi-line aluminum
Rear Corners-PSD Aluminum
Rear bumper- Genright
Tire Carrier- Genright fold down aluminum
Front diff cover- hard rock 4x4

I/C/E
OEM 6 disc head unit
RF 2-way 5.25 using adaptor plates
CB w/ fire stik and rugged ridge dash mount

SUSPENSION
Metalcloak 3.5in springs
JKS front sway disconnects
unknown rear sway
Rear 5125 blisteins shocks
Front out board (f250)
Fox racing 2.0 front shocks

STEERING
Currie/Savvy steering
metalcloak track bar
OME Stabilizer

DRIVE TRAIN
5:13 gears
G2 rear shafts
AA transfer cases cable and shifter

RIMS TIRES
17x8 AEV something
315/70 R17 BF goodrich T/A KO

Extra
AEV Highline hood
GENRIGHT 31 gallon fuel tank
WARN 9.5Ti winch w/o controller
Mastercraft Baja RS front seats
Truck lite LED Head lights

Mods carried over from other projects:

Mods Installed Then Removed:
Custom jeep stamped tail gate

Mods awaiting install:
monsta liner bed liner
Genright rear fenders
JCR Offroad sliders

Mods Installed Then Broken = Fail:

Trails Completed
SMORR
FLAT NASTY

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post #2 of 48 Old 10-08-2015, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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8OCT2015
First mod:
Remove the 40's and installed a set of 35' BF GOODRICH TA KO, I'm going to trade the tires and some left over parts for the the labor to regear the LJ
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post #3 of 48 Old 10-08-2015, 03:34 PM
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The previous owner has posted on this board more than a few times. What are your plans for it?

06 WK 5.7 Hemi Overland - Daily
87 MJ Chief 57k original miles... getting built in the backyard. 37s, waggy axles, D300, 6 speed, etc.

Gone - 05 LJ on 37s, 79 FSJ Chief on 38s, 85 CJ-7 on 31s
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post #4 of 48 Old 10-09-2015, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure yet, inital thoughts:
5.13 gears - ordered 14OCT2015
Brake upgrade
Steering upgrade
Hard top
Buy all the crazy joints for the nth kit
Monster line the interior, coast the exterior
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post #5 of 48 Old 10-14-2015, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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First round of mods/replacement parts; these were required to pass inspection.

Cool note the oem harness plugs right into mirror, works like a charm.
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post #6 of 48 Old 10-24-2015, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Offroad only didn't fully warranty their lights but they gave me 50% discount for owning them. Hope these last a few years
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post #7 of 48 Old 10-24-2015, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Paid to get her detailed, figured she could look pretty one time.
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post #8 of 48 Old 10-24-2015, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Some more packages came in moving the jeep into the right direction.
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post #9 of 48 Old 11-13-2015, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Finally was able to spend some time bringing the jeep up to code, it took some redneck ingenuity but I was able to get it done:

First thing I had to do was find the signal wire, ACC, and 12v. I spliced two wires from the passenger side tail light and one wire from the contacts inside the jeep. The 3rd brake light I purchase was a signal light from AUTOZONE for $15, it's a led light that came with a life time warranty



The tailgate is a custom piece and I really didn't want to ruin it so... here comes some ingenuity. I folded a old motorcycle license plate to fit the contour of the tail gate, without making contact with the paint.



And the end product

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post #10 of 48 Old 12-04-2015, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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3 November had her re-geared (5.13) still working on breaking them in.

The jeep is still suffering some drivability issues:
-bump steer
-the exhaust rattling on the engine skid
-drive line vibration above 40 mph
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post #11 of 48 Old 12-04-2015, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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found a great deal on a hard top from a user on the board:


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post #12 of 48 Old 12-04-2015, 10:53 AM
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Great start. I'll be watching.
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post #13 of 48 Old 12-04-2015, 12:31 PM
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Check the bolt on you front upper control arm,it doesn't look long enough.
In that one picture it looks like there isn't a full nut of bolt in the lock nut.

Semper-Fi "81-84"
I.U.O.E. - 18
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post #14 of 48 Old 12-23-2015, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Had the jeep aligned, the shop informed me that my lower ball joints were shot. After some light wheeln, u completely blew out the lower joints. Only took 2.5 hrs to remove everything, going with MOOG replacements. Interesting note: I broke my 1/2 craftsman rachet and breaker bar.
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post #15 of 48 Old 12-23-2015, 08:15 PM
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I love that tailgate. I have a soft spot for red tjs (and ljs)
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