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Steinjager TJ tube doorsJK Front Lower Adjustable Control Arms!JK Rear Adjustable Control Arms!

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Unread 03-01-2010, 08:54 AM   #46
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if i was you i would take the front driveshaft to get it balanced. it shouldnt be very much at a driveline shop but its worth a shot. while your at it id take the rear one that you just rebuilt and have that balanced also.
and how likely is it the both driveshafts were out of balance the same amount that it would cause identical vibrations?

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Unread 03-01-2010, 08:45 PM   #47
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How did you mount your tag to your spare and what did you use to plug the holes on the tub where the license plate holder was? I'm considering doing this. thanks.
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Unread 03-02-2010, 05:14 AM   #48
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How did you mount your tag to your spare and what did you use to plug the holes on the tub where the license plate holder was? I'm considering doing this. thanks.
your gonna like this...


I zip tied it



I got power from the right running light so it comes on when i turn either parking lights of headlights on, for ground I tied into the stock 3rd brakelight ground
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Unread 03-02-2010, 11:54 AM   #49
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your gonna like this...


I zip tied it

Hey whatever works. Thanks for the info.
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Unread 03-07-2010, 09:44 AM   #50
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picked up a jks trackbar for 25 bucks

I have been welding a bit, trying to get the hang of mig

heres a pic of a decent weld



not bad for my second whack at it ever, I think atleast Igonore the turds on hte left, that was me trying to get the wire speed set, and it is fluxcore, hence the splatter


The flange part should be here on the 9th, so my hackage and tappage will occur on friday

and Moving forward

ZJ seats, recovering them in codura or canvas
spacers, I got inchitis... again so its going up an inch in the front and 3/4" in the back
Homemade tummy tuck I got an idea in my head, and it wont rely on my welds to much (as in if a weld fails my tranny wont fall out)

cant wait for it to warm up, its jeep season woot woot!!!!!
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Unread 03-10-2010, 07:05 AM   #51
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so I need a new battery... this one is six years old, and I completely drained it yesterday, like no starter click drained.


so heres the list of sit I gotta get done before rausch on 4/2:

oil/filter
battery
sparkplugs
sye
lca skids
and hopefully tummy tuck
jks trackbar
zj tierod


I still need a driveshaft before I go trout fishing in central pa this april


I also painted my flares and claybarred the jeep this weekend, than did a three stage wax with my buddy

so heres some pics of my jeep all shiny







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Unread 03-10-2010, 08:59 AM   #52
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my rear drive shaft is DONE DONE DONE


thank god, i am tired of needle bearing and carb cleaner
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Unread 03-12-2010, 06:17 PM   #53
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SYE is IN!!!!!!!


and my pinion angle is like dead on, just goes to show you don't always NEED rear upper adjustable control arms

I also got a bunch of steel today to build my tummy tuck and control arm skids/reinforcements



off to the zone in the am to get plugs,oil and a new battery
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Unread 03-12-2010, 07:41 PM   #54
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wanted to say hello fellow Pennsylvanian.nice tj i'm gonna point my brother to your thread he is thinking of joining jf. he has a 97 tj and needs to see threads like yours to inspire him to join and make a build thread.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 07:47 PM   #55
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thanks^^^^


its been a TON of work, and theres quite a few mods that will probably never even be seen on this thread, but its my passion and what me and everyone I surround myself with have fun doing.
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Unread 04-07-2010, 05:11 PM   #56
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SO heres some more updates

since the last update I got done:
v8 zj tierod
gas tank tuck
trimmed exhaust
eliminated my z-gate, and ditched the lever for a knob
new plugs...


thats about i as of now, i am scrapping my 30/ 8.8 plans for now, but I am picking up a set of dana 4.10's and carriers from a buddy, I am also going to be building up a hp 30


still need a new front ds, but I am real quick now at getting those straps on and off


anyway, heres some pics

fixing a ujoint that broke in the comp course







i took a really...really really stupid line in 13... theres a rock on my right rear lca, and one on my yoke...



probably my best pic as of now...




All in All a great trip
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Unread 04-07-2010, 05:18 PM   #57
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Unread 04-07-2010, 05:21 PM   #58
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tats why I got a frequent driver pass
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Unread 04-07-2010, 05:24 PM   #59
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tats why I got a frequent driver pass
Lucky bastid. I dont have the upfront money for that kind of crap dude! I didnt have the money to get rock sliders before rausch and look where that has landed me
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Unread 04-07-2010, 05:40 PM   #60
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ya man, im jealous, you got free clearance at the rockers


if i had an xj.... well it wouldnt be much of an xj


imo ya got a jeep ty, and not just a jeep, but a good cheap reliable one... beat the thing up!
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