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Unread 10-29-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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sstamb0925 2008 JK Build

This is my second jeep build. first jeep made it about 2 steps in and gave it to my brother. Bought my 08 2dr sahara and decided its time to start building her up! this is a picture of her when i brought her home!!



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Unread 10-29-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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Being a poor and broke college student and wanting black wheels but not being able to afford them right away, i decided to paint my stock sahara wheels matte black with plasti-dip. it came out and i was actually really surprised with how well it holds up and actually really like it! saving up for new wheels and 35's though!

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Unread 10-29-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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well i decided that i wanted to take my teraflex leveling kit off and ordered a rough country 2.5" lift. my buddy Rockdrummer93 helped me install my lift. forgot to take pictures of the install but here it is after



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Unread 10-29-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
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the build is moving slow but it is moving!! im spending money as i have it and am slowly getting where i need to be. Went and bought wheels spacers to poke the tires out a bit

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Unread 10-29-2012, 08:36 PM   #5
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traded my side steps and $50 bucks for rubi rails.





then about a week later i found an amazing deal on smittybuilt rocker rails and just couldnt pass it up



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Unread 10-29-2012, 08:53 PM   #6
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was given a firestick antenna, so i just had to go get a cb radio! as soon as the jeep gets out of the shop (for a god awful ticking noise) there will be install pics and after pictures!
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Unread 11-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #7
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$1500 later, i got the jeep out of the shop. Rod bearings and main bearings were shot so had to get a lower engine rebuild. So glad to have her back even if my pockets are empty now. Putting my CB in tomorrow before work. My build is a little slow for now, but im hoping for it to speed up here in a few weeks. So bear with me!!!
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Unread 11-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #8
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Wheels would look better gloss IMHO but like the direction of the build. How's the RCkit?
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Unread 11-09-2012, 02:39 PM   #9
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Wow that sucks about needing to rebuild the lower end. Do you know why or what caused it?
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Unread 11-09-2012, 06:41 PM   #10
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Eh I'm not much of a glossy guy I like flat stuff not to flashy. And I appreciate it man. I'm spending the money as it comes in!

And Im not sure what caused it I changed my oil the last time before it went in the shop and there was almost none in the oil pan. That was after only 3500 miles. (I had been running 5w 20, what Chrysler calls for.) I switched to 10w-30 after I noticed a ticking noise but it progressively got worse. So had to take it to the shop. I think that time it ran dry messed up the bearings ad what not.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 11:05 PM   #11
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And I really like my RC kit it rides good have me room for 35's or so it said anyways. And it didn't kill my bank account which is important.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #12
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Installed most of my CB today. Don't have enough cord to wire it the way I want so ill have to run and get some more in the next couple days! Pics soon to come!
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Unread 11-10-2012, 10:29 PM   #13
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Here are the pictures of me installing my CB yesterday with some help from my buddy Rockdrummer93.

Here is the Cb i got, nothing fancy just a lil ole cobra



My firestick,i might paint it bc its just a shade lighter then my jeep.



We made a little mounting bracket on the tire carrier to hold the antenna,nothing to crazy.





Next we ran the cable wire through the tailgate and up underneath the carpet so the wire didnt get shut in the door and i dont have a bunch of wire visible




Next of course we had to start tearing stuff apart and pulled the center dash apart to wire and mount the Cb. i mounted my cb on the driver side. just got to figure out where im going to put the microphone!










thats all i have for now but there will be plenty more coming!!
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Unread 12-09-2012, 03:57 PM   #14
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Just a little catch up. Got the jeep back from the shop and not even 500 miles later started the ticking again. Needless to say I was a little mad. Took it back to the shop and they are currently fixing it again. Hoping to get it back sometime this week.
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Unread 12-23-2012, 12:09 PM   #15
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Well I finally got the jeep back. Thank The Lord. Its finally fixed after 2 weeks of being worked on. Glad she's home. Hopefully there will be some small mods done here soon!
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