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bandit455 02-21-2010 07:26 PM

Sarge's New and Improved Build thread
So I had an old build thread... it sucked! I think it has to do with my poor spelling and lack of pics, well this year I am gonna turn over a new leaf and try this again

So heres my old thread: Lame... bandit's old jeep build

So lets recap the last year and a half in a few pics:cool:

day one, all stock... besides JF's number one mod... Black headlight surrounds!

After the very first round of mods: Rampage top, CJ style mirrors and Warrior Products front bumper. This was the jeep and I's first road trip, it had no problems doing 65-70 on the highway and it worked like a champ!

In the spring I got in touch with a few of my buddies over on NAXJA and we planned my first rausch trip.

But before I could really go wheeling I needed some Disco's

Now onto the Rausch Trip

Me airing down and disco'in for the first time in my life, I think I can do it in like 3 minutes now:cheers2:

And the damage of the day... Oppa:shhh:

This brings us to July 2009

Post 2: Build Stage 2!

bandit455 02-21-2010 07:43 PM

Alright, I got the itch, I was ready

SO Round Two:

Teraflex HD Oilpan Skid
Rugged Ridge D30 Skid
RC 2.5" Lift
15x8 Cragars
32x11.5 Maxxis Bighorns

And Whala, Sarge Got his name

How I rock in the summer... full tops are for squares!

I added a CB and off to rausch I went again!

Than I added an mml... I had vibes and I refused to drop my tcase, I rock with a bunch of xj guys and all there tummy are nice and high

And off to rc I went again:cheers:

I led so not a whole lot of pics of me

so that brings us to october, at this point THE JEEP FIEND CLUB was kickin' at it was really cool to see a club that I was one of the founding members of get to 20 local members in two months

bandit455 02-21-2010 08:01 PM

After this came round three of mods:2thumbsup:

It never ends, I decided I needed to go up an inch so I tossed in a 1" bl, I also bought a Smittybuilt non tirecarrier version rear bumper

I also picked up some autopal headlights around this time

rear bumper

The work party

I than made my seecond road trip out to the state college area, this time for hunting season

so the jeep stayed as is for about 5 weeks... than I decided I wanted oba

some OTRATTW switches

than my most recent RC trip

This was an expensive stuck, I am still paying...

lots of ice!!!

So that brings us till now that rock screwed me BIG time... It bent my front shaft, ruined my muffler, and tweaked my tierod enough that it bent later in the day

I have a ZJ rod to go in, I also bought a front ds off of ebay, but its was worse than the one I have now! so I am in the process of returning this one and seeing if I can get my front one back in balance

I also have a rear tom woods shaft ready to go in once I get a flange adaptor for it to go on my H&T sye

Future plans:

suspension seats
tummy tuck
maybe some 1" spacers... maybe

I am also ditching my tailgate this summer

Enjoy, I promise to actually update this thing:thumbsup:

1997_Sport 02-21-2010 08:08 PM

Sexy :drool:

Thats all I gotta say.

bandit455 02-21-2010 08:11 PM


Thank ya!

bandit455 02-21-2010 08:14 PM

O, I forgot, that rock also mangled an lca, BIG time, I now have rc front LCA's , they are the old kind, but I got em for 25 bucks, and with this thing being alot of dd especially with college coming I will live with the urethane.

but these kicked my axle back so they really helped my castor angle, the jeep drives like its on rails, especially when I dont disco!

MisterO 02-21-2010 08:14 PM

i like the updated build thread.

what you mean ditching tailgate?

Martinsc 02-21-2010 08:17 PM


Originally Posted by bandit455 (Post 8940731)
How I rock in the summer... full tops are for squares!

Tops are for squares haha. JK man. Just looking at the picture of your jeep on the rock I could tell it wasn't gonna be good.

JeepFiendClub 02-21-2010 08:19 PM

Paint those flares heh heh :laugh:

TYphoonXJ 02-21-2010 08:49 PM

Man this Jeep sure would be sick if it had painted flares ;)


Nice build code. I think I will start a new build thread eventually. Mines alot of fluff, not enough facts/mods due to my 4 months of being a broke *** fiend. :D

bandit455 02-22-2010 05:24 AM


Originally Posted by LongJeep04 (Post 8940996)
i like the updated build thread.

what you mean ditching tailgate?

I mean I am taking it off, I am gonna set my tire in the back so it sticks out a little too, it willl be a little baja-esque

bandit455 02-22-2010 05:27 AM


Originally Posted by JeepFiendClub (Post 8941034)
Paint those flares heh heh :laugh:

Bring some Krylon Fusion with ya the next time I see ya, Than I promise I will paint them, heck you can paint em:thumbsup:

bandit455 02-22-2010 08:25 AM

So I tore the rear tom woods shaft doewn completely, this was one of his originals, it doesnt even have gold seal ujoints

I had to easy out two zerks, and I will be using new zerks to grease them, but then removing them and putting flush allen studs in so they wont bind, and I cleaned up the shaft nicely

I now need one of these so I can mate it to my H&tT

anyone got Ideas of where to go for the best price?

TYphoonXJ 02-22-2010 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by bandit455 (Post 8942838)
Bring some Krylon Fusion with ya the next time I see ya, Than I promise I will paint them, heck you can paint em:thumbsup:

I will!:2thumbsup:

bandit455 02-22-2010 05:28 PM

So guys I need your opinions


or these

My GF likes the high back ones better so she is up for footing the extra 15 bucks for em

I am digging the lowback ones for the old school theme I am trying to incorporate throughout my jeep

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