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Sobie 03-10-2011 06:20 PM

Sobie's Golden Eagle build
 
Bought this stock 2006 TJ in Dec. 08. It had only 16500 miles on it, it was like brand new. Here's how it sat the day I brought it home.
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...andom/jeep.jpg
I made a few changes, added front and rear rampage bumpers. Later removed the front. Went wheeling stock for the most part.
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...77_ydTYd-L.jpg
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...03_5MnfZ-L.jpg
Then put on a lift and some 35's in Dec. 09. It had around 45k miles on it at this time.
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...m/100_0378.jpg
Don't have many newer pics, but its up to 62k miles and starting to get a rest. I live on base and drive 50 or so miles a week. Before I joined the Air Force, I was putting that on in a day easy if not more.
So now that things have settled, I'm spending less on gas, and have a job with a lot of TDY potential, I'll be building it up!

My current mods:

Rampage rear bumper and tire carrier
Rough County 3.25 lift and 1.25 BL
RC rocker protection
Undercover Fab belly skid
SYE and TW drive shaft
35" BFG AT's

Future Mods:

I've got the Currie 4" lift with Antirock as well as the Currie steering with Savvy tie rod on the way. (Thanks Gerald!)
I also ordered OME N66L and N67L shocks to go with it.
It will probably be towards the end of March or early April before I get around to installing it though.

In no particular order I'd like to get The arched Metalcloak fenders
Undercover Fab "Deep Cover" system with the ultra high clearance skid
4.88s and Vanco's brakes with Black Magic pads
Savvy body armor (bumpers, rockers, corners, etc.)
Bestop Halftop
Full soft doors for summer
And some other miscellaneous gee wizz gadgets

Wow I've got a long road ahead of me! Good thing I plan on keeping this thing forever. :cheers:

kt2007 03-10-2011 06:46 PM

Sounds like things are coming along. Post us up some new pics.

Jeffro06 03-10-2011 06:49 PM

It's about time! I'm so subscribed to this, can't wait to see it grow up, you deserve it man.

Sobie 03-10-2011 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by kt2007 (Post 11134550)
Sounds like things are coming along. Post us up some new pics.

I'll take some before and after pics when I install the lift. Unfortunately I don't have too many pics with the 35's

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Originally Posted by Jeffro06 (Post 11134575)
It's about time! I'm so subscribed to this, can't wait to see it grow up, you deserve it man.

Thanks! This is probably going to be spread out over a few years before I'm finally done... with the big stuff. (When is a Jeep build ever done?)

Also, I plan on taking leave sometime this summer, I'll be in contact with yall about wheeling when I figure out the dates. :2thumbsup: Its been a year now since I've been. I'm starting to feel like a mall crawler. :laugh:

Jeffro06 03-10-2011 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sobie (Post 11134736)
Thanks! This is probably going to be spread out over a few years before I'm finally done... with the big stuff. (When is a Jeep build ever done?)

Also, I plan on taking leave sometime this summer, I'll be in contact with yall about wheeling when I figure out the dates. :2thumbsup: Its been a year now since I've been. I'm starting to feel like a mall crawler. :laugh:

Mine will be spread out over several years as well....and may never actually be done either.

Looking forward to wheeling with you again this summer, hope our schedules work out.

Ironwind1972 03-12-2011 08:34 PM

Arrgh! You stole my title! Keep the pics coming.

kt2007 03-13-2011 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sobie (Post 11134736)
Also, I plan on taking leave sometime this summer, I'll be in contact with yall about wheeling when I figure out the dates. :2thumbsup: Its been a year now since I've been. I'm starting to feel like a mall crawler. :laugh:

Hey man you need to get with me I am up near Tuttle Creek ORV Park. I actually road with a group of guys from Wichita yesterday. Had a blast they drove up early Sat morn and was on the trails by 1000. Hit me up when your ready.:cheers2::cheers2:

Sobie 03-13-2011 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Ironwind1972 (Post 11145886)
Arrgh! You stole my title! Keep the pics coming.

You got a nice eagle! White is my next favorite color. :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by kt2007 (Post 11147506)
Hey man you need to get with me I am up near Tuttle Creek ORV Park. I actually road with a group of guys from Wichita yesterday. Had a blast they drove up early Sat morn and was on the trails by 1000. Hit me up when your ready.:cheers2::cheers2:

Roger that. I work weekends through the month of march then I'll be back to a regular schedule in April. We'll have to set something up then. :tea:

2000BB6 03-13-2011 10:03 AM

sexy golden eagle i wanted golden eagle ravines but couldnt find any around so i got the plain one booo

Ironwind1972 03-13-2011 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Sobie (Post 11147549)
You got a nice eagle! White is my next favorite color. :thumbsup:



Roger that. I work weekends through the month of march then I'll be back to a regular schedule in April. We'll have to set something up then. :tea:

Funny you say that, black would have been my next choice. I have seen ever color of golden eagles in person except for the black one. It's a keeper. Speaking of Wichita, my wife lived there when I met her, we are in the KC area now, count me in on the tuttle thing!

Sobie 03-14-2011 06:10 PM

Got some parts today. OME N66L, N67L and the Currie steering system with Savvy tie rod. :2thumbsup:

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...d/100_0404.jpg

The picture below shows just how big the Currie steering system is. Almost as big as a shock body! This thing is BEEF and pictures do it no justice.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...d/100_0403.jpg

Called Gerald at Savvy inquiring about my lift. He said Currie is finishing up building a batch of JJ and my lift should get dropped off for shipment sometime next week. No biggie since I won't be able to install till next month anyways.

BTW Savvy is a great business to deal with. Awsome discounts and even more awsome people. :thumbsup:

DarK_Reaper 03-14-2011 06:22 PM

Why did you removed the front rampage bumper? Anything wrong with it?

I have the rear one and I was looking to get the matching front.

Awesome Jeep BTW, keep up the good work :thumbsup:

Sobie 03-14-2011 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by DarK_Reaper (Post 11157044)
Why did you removed the front rampage bumper? Anything wrong with it?

I have the rear one and I was looking to get the matching front.

Awesome Jeep BTW, keep up the good work :thumbsup:

It hangs pretty low in the front and I was always bashing the bottom edge against rocks before climbing over them or when trying to line up for a wall climb.
Overall it was a decent bumper. I didn't have any issues with it. I just decided to go a different route. I'd like to get something a little lighter in the future.

Sobie 04-26-2011 08:19 AM

Looks like I'll be busy this weekend!

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...d/100_0014.jpg

Jeffro06 04-26-2011 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Sobie (Post 11431937)
Looks like I'll be busy this weekend!

:thumbsup:


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