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Kodiak17 03-26-2012 05:32 PM

THOR - DD/Weekend Warrior
 
Build plans...
Suspension: Savvy arms, bumpstops, rear shock outboard, Currie steering, Currie trackbars, Currie AR f/r
Axles: HP30 locked and chromos, Locked 8.8, 4.88's
Armor: Rokmen corners, sliders, flattish belly
Drivetrain: 1" MML, SYE and rear DS
Body: 1" BL, Metalcloaks, Rampage frameless top, GR8tops exo-gate
Powertrain: 5.9L Magnum


After a little over a year of having the jeep and being on here, I've decided to start a build. My first goal was to do something different and try to stay lighweight, but the supporting mods for such a thing are out of my budget. Instead im working towards a reliable rig I can wheel on the weekends yet stay comfortable on the road. Saving weight will be taken into consideration, I just can't base my build off it. Brief timeline:

The week I got it.

http://i.imgur.com/dJ7yO.jpg

Playing around in a pit behind my house.

http://i.imgur.com/bpTRS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Djq0d.jpg

Put in a Pioneer deck.

http://i.imgur.com/CFCyF.jpg

And some Infinty Kappas in the dash with Nalin Mfg. brackets.

http://i.imgur.com/hPRCc.jpg

SonicR1 03-26-2012 05:37 PM

The great thing about stock Jeeps is that they are very capable!!! I nice small lift and bigger tires make it that much better!!! A little bit of money spent in the right places will get you almost anywhere you want to go!!! Looks like you are on the right track!

Kodiak17 03-26-2012 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SonicR1 (Post 13307375)
The great thing about stock Jeeps is that they are very capable!!! I nice small lift and bigger tires make it that much better!!! A little bit of money spent in the right places will get you almost anywhere you want to go!!! Looks like you are on the right track!

Thanks, more pics to come. Imgur is being a b**** right now. I'll post future plans as well.

Kodiak17 03-26-2012 06:22 PM

Painted and sold my steps.

http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/r...pssteps085.jpg

Sold my carpet.

http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/r...p/4sale086.jpg

Painted the wheels Duplicolor Graphite

http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/r...pwheels131.jpg

Birthday presents included a bumper from Smittybilt and some Hella 500's.

http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/r...eeeping160.jpg

Ordered a 2" spring lift from BDS that summer. Searched around for some tires on CL.

http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/r...ep/lift094.jpg

Kodiak17 03-26-2012 06:43 PM

My grandpa and I took two weekends to install the lift and toss on the bigger tires.

http://i.imgur.com/yl5h9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WDSLl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Z0iZv.jpg

All cleaned up. Picked up a set of BFG 32's for $300.

http://i.imgur.com/3YXcn.jpg

Sundowner 03-26-2012 06:50 PM

Looks good. :thumbsup:

Kodiak17 03-26-2012 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sundowner (Post 13307820)
Looks good. :thumbsup:

As does yours :cheers2:

Kodiak17 03-26-2012 07:22 PM

I've had some fun on the 32's from last summer till this winter.

http://i.imgur.com/3LzND.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/s9Wqj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/QZf3V.jpg

My current project has been building a sub box designed by SirGCal. I'll get some shots of it finished.

http://i.imgur.com/gYL8E.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/iZJMf.jpg

Kodiak17 03-26-2012 07:32 PM

This past new-years eve, I was on my way from my dads in Jersey to PA when my t-case blew in half at 60 mph. I was getting vibes to and from Jersey. Several weeks before I had a case of the angry sparrows. I was unable to pull off my front driveshaft due to the placement of the bolts. I procrastinated and result was not driving for like 2 months.

Today I scored an NP231 off CL for $70 with 70k miles on it from a 2000 4-cylinder 5 speed. Everything seems to work fine. My next obstacle is ripping off the skidplate since two of the bolts won't budge and the other 4 keep spinning. I've tried the pry-bar trick, the jack lift trick, torching, PB Blaster, impact wrench, and saw-zall.. My last option is to see if I can fit the grinder cutting wheel in between the frame and skid. If not, I have an appointment with the mechanic for Thursday, so he can take care of it. My rear DS is already rebuilt with new Spicer u-joints and the front is waiting to be rebuilt once the skid is off.

Kodiak17 03-26-2012 07:50 PM

Future plans list moved to first page...

Muddy_TSi 03-26-2012 08:16 PM

Subscribed.
:twothumbsup:

Kodiak17 03-26-2012 09:00 PM

After some poking around I think I might go with:

Rokmen Crossmember Bumper

http://www.rokmen.com/rokmen-rear-bumper.html

TnT Fab. Tire-carrier

http://www.tntcustoms.com/tjljreartirecarrier.aspx

Kodiak17 03-27-2012 08:03 PM

Cleaned up the donor t-case today. Noticed some hairline cracks, after a little research, I'm pretty convinced its from the casting process. Also, after tipping upside down, some fluid spilled out of the over flow valve. Was pretty darn brown. I'm debating if I should split this thing open to clean it out before I do the swap... opinions?

Yea.

http://i.imgur.com/ndbEQ.jpg

After a little cleaning.

http://i.imgur.com/1ISnF.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/WJSc4.jpg

Main cracks. Few smaller ones elsewhere.

http://i.imgur.com/3dHb9.jpg

Kodiak17 03-28-2012 06:05 AM

Bump on splitting the t-case :confused:

Sundowner 03-28-2012 07:22 AM

You've got next to no money in it. If you break it...no big deal. I say to open it while it's out and take a look inside. It doesn't take a massive amount of time and you'll feel better knowing that you've got a solid setup once you've had a look inside and fixed anything that's amiss. If not, it's going to bother you...and if it doesn't bother you, then it should.

The cracks you showed look more like flashing lines from the mold casting...they look kind of raised up to me due to the angle of the photo. I'd try taking a file to a small area and seeing if you can polish them down...if they're cracks, you'll know pretty quickly how deep they go.


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