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post #526 of 563 Old 09-04-2013, 05:38 AM
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Awesome. JK Rubicon take offs would fit that bill nicely if you like the design.

In other news, I decided to whip up a front bumper in preparation for Moab. Basically ripped off Poison Spyder's design.
Bumper looks nice!

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post #527 of 563 Old 09-04-2013, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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JK Rubicon wheels are already on it , the metric 32s are in the shed .

Looks solid, are you adding a hoop ?
I demand pictures of said WJ. Probably no hoop. I would add one if I was going to keep it for lighting, but since it's for sale, I'm just using it for protection and to help get up stuff.
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Unless you drive like a 'tard or decide to visit Pritchett Canyon or Area BFE I doubt you'll break anything. You HAVE to do Hells Gate. I'm happy G Beasly was there to spot me and the other guys gave me the courage to do it.

Wanna make me one Clint? I always wanted the PS BFH bumper with the Brawler bar
No Pritchett or BFE for us. I'll be going with a 2013 JK on 35's and I'm sure he wouldn't want to smash his junk into rocks either. I'm sure we will take a look at Hell's Gate. Sounds like a fun time.

The bumper was probably the easiest thing to make on this rig. I had it knocked out in a couple of hours after work. Still need to grind the welds and drill some holes for the bolts and paint, but it's pretty much done.
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Bumper looks nice!
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post #528 of 563 Old 09-05-2013, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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I'm still waffling about the next choice for rig. If I get a WJ it won't be a question of if it needs a new motor but when. I'm only interested in the V8 model and of the 5 or 6 4.7 WJ's I've owned all of them had issues with the engine. The exhaust manifold bolts break, head gaskets suck, and the motors are notorious for sludge and then destroying the #8 rod bearing.

I would also want ARB's front and rear, and for that to happen I would do a JKD30 front and JKD44 rear for the WJ and a HPD30 from an XJ and a 8.8 from a explorer for the ZJ. The ZJ would be cheaper and easier in that regard. Plus the engine bay of the 5.2 is much easier to work on than the 4.7. I plan on lots of solo adventures so ease of maintenance is important and having less sensors and gadgets on the ZJ is nice. I suppose an XJ would be king in this regard, but I want something not as spartan as that.

I'm really hoping this next rig is something that will satisfy me for a long time as I really want to stop building Jeeps for other people and have one for myself.

Thoughts?
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post #529 of 563 Old 09-05-2013, 04:27 PM
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Straight 6 wj. Problem solved


4.0's may lack some power compared to the v8's

But they sure are pretty reliable and near bulletproof motors

SAVVY,CURRIE,GOODYEAR

Nuff said...
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post #530 of 563 Old 09-05-2013, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Straight 6 wj. Problem solved


4.0's may lack some power compared to the v8's

But they sure are pretty reliable and near bulletproof motors
I think I would regret getting an I6 especially with 33" tires and a roof rack. Also, the 99-2001ish motors had issues with cracked piston skirts and also had the garbage heads that crack. My girlfriend has a 99 that lost a skirt and took out the motor. Also, they have the crappy 42re transmission so that would need to be addressed.
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post #531 of 563 Old 09-06-2013, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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I've been reading some guys putting strokers in WJ's... That may be a viable option too. As well as improved rebuilds for 42re's. That may make the ultimate overlander WJ...

Off to do more reading.
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post #532 of 563 Old 09-06-2013, 11:33 AM
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How about this option.

LJ hardtop
Stick on heat and sound pad,with custom carpet.
Hydro assist
Adapt the 5.3 AC compressor to TJ components
Mastercraft suspension seats front and rear.
Seat heaters
Roof rack
Rear tube flares
Color match the armor and fenders

BADASS Jeep for dual purpose.
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post #533 of 563 Old 09-06-2013, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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How about this option.

LJ hardtop
Stick on heat and sound pad,with custom carpet.
Hydro assist
Adapt the 5.3 AC compressor to TJ components
Mastercraft suspension seats front and rear.
Seat heaters
Roof rack
Rear tube flares
Color match the armor and fenders

BADASS Jeep for dual purpose.
That option is certainly still on the table. I would most likely drop down to a 2.5" lift or so and go with 34"-35" tires. Everything else on your list is exactly what I was thinking. After my adventure with painting my doors, I'm not sure I'm ready to tackle the color match, although I'm sure most of it is my crappy HF gun. With cloth seats I could probably skip the seat heaters.

LJ hard tops to pop up every once in awhile around here. I just need to figure out if I'm ready to pop another $5K into this rig, and if I would be satisfied with the final product.

Working on the front bumper did give me some satisfaction though... It was nice working on something that didn't require so much time and effort to get a result.
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post #534 of 563 Old 09-06-2013, 12:31 PM
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I just put a fan relay in mine and it was nice. Instant gratification haha

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post #535 of 563 Old 09-06-2013, 06:25 PM
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Featured on the JF news letter! That's gotta be good for at least a couple grand more! Haha.

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I saw gonna say the same thing but I got busy working on my shed
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post #537 of 563 Old 09-06-2013, 08:47 PM
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How about this option.

LJ hardtop
Stick on heat and sound pad,with custom carpet.
Hydro assist
Adapt the 5.3 AC compressor to TJ components
Mastercraft suspension seats front and rear.
Seat heaters
Roof rack
Rear tube flares
Color match the armor and fenders

BADASS Jeep for dual purpose.
This is good advice!

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I just put a fan relay in mine and it was nice. Instant gratification haha

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I love mods like that!
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Featured on the JF news letter! That's gotta be be good for at least a couple grand more! Haha.
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I saw gonna say the same thing but I got busy working on my shed
I don't get the newsletter? What is it?
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This is good advice!
Hmm.....
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post #540 of 563 Old 09-07-2013, 02:08 PM
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I vote keep it and add to it.

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