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Unread 11-04-2010, 07:48 PM   #16
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Just a pic I took after giving the Jeep a bath...



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Unread 11-04-2010, 09:34 PM   #17
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Just a pic I took after giving the Jeep a bath...

Now I'm confused, did you put another lift on it?
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Unread 11-04-2010, 09:40 PM   #18
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I agree with DaFuzz... I thought you took your lift off
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Unread 11-05-2010, 06:42 AM   #19
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haha....sorry. That was before the lift came off. It was just a random picture I had taken. I'll stay current from now on
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Unread 11-05-2010, 08:18 AM   #20
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haha....sorry. That was before the lift came off. It was just a random picture I had taken. I'll stay current from now on
Enuff with the trickeration!
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Unread 11-05-2010, 04:45 PM   #21
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Haha no big deal man.
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Unread 11-06-2010, 03:45 PM   #22
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The Rough Country 1" motor mount came in a few days ago. I am hoping to get the chance to install it and the JKS 1.25" body lift next weekend.
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Unread 11-06-2010, 05:17 PM   #23
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Looking good! I'll have to come over to check out the Jeep.
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Unread 11-24-2010, 03:57 PM   #24
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Looks good. I like the fact that you are starting fresh.
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Unread 12-02-2010, 07:14 AM   #25
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BL and MML...still not installed




I also bought the stuff to do the brakes...rotors and pads, and shoes. I figure I would rather start fresh with the rotors than attempt to have the current set machined.


I am getting the Alpine CDA-117 for Christmas. It's their flagship h/u. I had my Pioneer for 8 years before the faceplate was stollen a couple months ago. I kept it 8 years because I bought exactly the unit I wanted at the time rather than going for a cheaper model. I am keeping the same principle with this one.
While some might think a high quality h/u is a waste in a Jeep, I think they are that much more important because of the ability to highly fine tune the sound to fit the vehicle and conditions....plus Alpine has a superior iPod interface, so my iTouch will love it.


And possibly the Tuffy Conceal Carry to go under the driver's seat so I have a secure place to store the faceplate and iTouch when I'm not in the Jeep.
I was interested in the Quadratec iVault, but after researching it here on JF, I realize it would be a waste of money and only serve as a headache.
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Unread 12-10-2010, 09:11 AM   #26
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And possibly the Tuffy Conceal Carry to go under the driver's seat so I have a secure place to store the faceplate and iTouch when I'm not in the Jeep.
I was interested in the Quadratec iVault, but after researching it here on JF, I realize it would be a waste of money and only serve as a headache.
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An interesting way to start a build thread. It looks like the right approach though, since you are going for the lower CG. Just a quick comment on the CC drawer. I just sent the one I ordered from 4WD.com back because I wasn't paying attention and ordered the one that fit the drivers side seat with no flip. Check your seat. If it's like mine - the one you have pictured wont fit. They make one that is designed for the flip seat, but it's half as deep (if that) and almost the same price. I was disapointed because the construction of the drawer was really nice. I'll be following along on your thread!
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Unread 12-10-2010, 11:30 AM   #27
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very cool build. personally never seen a reverse build but its still awesome. looks like a really clean tj and a great platform to do what you want with it!
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Unread 12-10-2010, 01:50 PM   #28
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Check your seat. If it's like mine - the one you have pictured wont fit.
Thanks for the heads up! That is just the generic picture from the website, but I will be sure to double check the model I order. I don't have the flipity-do-da seat; just the regular 'ol slide bracket, so I should be able to get the larger model.

I really wish the Quadratec "iVault" was worth a darn because I would go that route and then just skip over to a Tuffy glove box for the sunglasses and iTouch.
I think the Tuffy CC is still a GREAT idea and really no matter what, there can't be enough secure storage in the Jeep....especially hidden storage!
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Unread 12-10-2010, 02:18 PM   #29
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very cool build. personally never seen a reverse build but its still awesome. looks like a really clean tj and a great platform to do what you want with it!
Thanks! I am very happy I went this route. The ride has been so much better for daily driving, and I am in less of a hurry to slap another suspension lift under it.
This is my 3rd TJ (fifth Jeep overall) and I am confident that I have learned a few things along the way. The thing I like most about the route I have taken with this Jeep is that bringing the Jeep back to 100% stock, I don't have to second guess anything that will be done with it from here out.



I ordered a pair of Kicker KS5250s for the soundbar to replace the 6.5" Pioneers that the PO had installed.
I already have a pair of the KS5250s in the dash on adapter plates that are a model or two older than these. They sound great, and they are only $50 shipped from Crutchfield right now. (They are on backorder, but my order is placed and I am patient......are they here yet?)
I am considering ordering another pair just to have matching sets in the dash and soundbar...perhaps slightly OCD, but I know someone that might want the older set I have now, so it could work out well.




The next purchase will likely be the Alpine "Power Pack". It's a 4 channel amp that plugs right into the headunit and sends 45w RMS to each speaker. It's a perfect power match for the speakers, does not require an amp kit, and fits/hides behind the dash.
I have a 4-channel amp that I can use, but frankly I'm tired of having stereo equipment mounted in places I'd rather not mount, and taking up space I really don't have.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 05:27 PM   #30
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You should rename the thread to the Bass Ackwards.

This is a really good idea, though. I can completely understand the need/desire to have the whole thing be your creation. I'll certainly be following along!
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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