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post #106 of 710 Old 10-27-2011, 08:54 PM
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So...

You start with a lifted Jeep on 35's. You end with a stock suspension and tires (maybe not end, but it's been a year).

Along the way, the big mods seem to be a locking drawer, stereo, and window tint.



There should be some sort of award for threads like this.

...or maybe it's a TJ thing and I wouldn't understand.

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post #107 of 710 Old 10-28-2011, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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So...

You start with a lifted Jeep on 35's. You end with a stock suspension and tires (maybe not end, but it's been a year).

Along the way, the big mods seem to be a locking drawer, stereo, and window tint.



There should be some sort of award for threads like this.

...or maybe it's a TJ thing and I wouldn't understand.
Let's just say that I am proud of where my Jeep is now, and where it's going. While it looked cool before, I can't say I would be proud running it like that for long. I didn't build it that way, nor would I have built it that way.

There is more to building a vehicle properly than slapping a cheap lift on it and big tires. That is why I brought it back to stock.

I pay cash for all of my mods (big or small) so they are coming slowly and by a practical and/or necessary basis. I have big plans/dreams for my Jeep, but I'm not going to sell myself short on crap modifications so I can make it seem like I've done more than I have.

If what I've done with my Jeep so far is a joke to the community, then get your laughs. If you think my Jeep with the lift and tires it had was better than what I have now, then you don't really get what is going on here. Big tires or big engines on small axles on a rough country or pro comp suspension is exactly the opposite of what I'm doing here.
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post #108 of 710 Old 10-28-2011, 09:36 AM
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I like the way you are going with your jeep I will probobly do the same thing when I buy another jeep if it is already lifted. It just makes it feel better if the jeep is built for and by you rather than some one else. Can't wait to see what your jeep turns out like, keep up the work

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post #109 of 710 Old 10-28-2011, 10:44 AM
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Let's just say that I am proud of where my Jeep is now, and where it's going. While it looked cool before, I can't say I would be proud running it like that for long. I didn't build it that way, nor would I have built it that way.

There is more to building a vehicle properly than slapping a cheap lift on it and big tires. That is why I brought it back to stock.

I pay cash for all of my mods (big or small) so they are coming slowly and by a practical and/or necessary basis. I have big plans/dreams for my Jeep, but I'm not going to sell myself short on crap modifications so I can make it seem like I've done more than I have.

If what I've done with my Jeep so far is a joke to the community, then get your laughs. If you think my Jeep with the lift and tires it had was better than what I have now, then you don't really get what is going on here. Big tires or big engines on small axles on a rough country or pro comp suspension is exactly the opposite of what I'm doing here.
You know exactly what you're doing and where you want to go with it. Nobody should fault you for spending your money how you wish. Personally, I would have made major changes to your rig in it's original condition. I might not have gone about doing it the same way but then again...to borrow a phrase from pornography...

"Different strokes for different folks".

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post #110 of 710 Old 10-31-2011, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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I started on my 'trunk' sub enclosure yesterday. I got the top, back, and one side of the sub enclosure done. It's far from done, but is coming along. The back will be cut out at the bottom on the sub side. There are changes to come, so don't judge my work just yet.


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post #111 of 710 Old 10-31-2011, 01:40 PM
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Sick box

2004 4.0L I6 TJ BUILD:
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post #112 of 710 Old 10-31-2011, 04:17 PM
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Nice box man! And for the laughing of bringing the Jeep back to stock, I would have done the same thing. Take your time man and enjoy it. Sometimes I wish my Jeep was more simple, but then again it is fun building.

Keep it up!!
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post #113 of 710 Old 10-31-2011, 06:00 PM
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I started on my 'trunk' sub enclosure yesterday. I got the top, back, and one side of the sub enclosure done. It's far from done, but is coming along. The back will be cut out at the bottom on the sub side. There are changes to come, so don't judge my work just yet.


heres what i did for mine, maybe it will help



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post #114 of 710 Old 11-02-2011, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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^^ thanks for the pics. I had actually considered that route to save on additional cutting, but decided to torture myself instead...

The JL sub came in yesterday. Well, came in Saturday, but Fedex required a signature and no one was home, and yesterday was the next available delivery.
I hooked it up in my old enclosure and it sounds immensely better than what it replaced, and the previous JL sub. I am very excited to get it in its new home. Day off from work on Friday, so it should be mostly complete then.
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Got some work done on the trunk this morning. The only wood part left is the mounting surface for the sub. I'll be getting that in place after some lunch.

I am pretty happy with the fit of it so far. The lower cutout will only be on the front side (seat side). No need to keep it open toward the tailgate, and I wanted the left side of it (toward the middle of the trunk) to be closed off so nothing could roll under the sub and damage it.....didn't want to have to buy a grille cover.

I hope to get started on the wood covering today too.





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How do you plan on geting into the box part?
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post #117 of 710 Old 11-07-2011, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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How do you plan on geting into the box part?
The enclosure opens up toward the rear seat.





I just sprayed the bedliner on it before I left for another business trip. Should be good and cured by the time I get back.


...oh, and it sounds AWESOME!
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post #118 of 710 Old 11-12-2011, 07:23 AM
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Love that trunk sub enclosure

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post #119 of 710 Old 11-14-2011, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Love that trunk sub enclosure
Thanks, me too! It sounds great, and I am very happy with the fit I was able to build into it.....as in, fits like a glove.


It's all done. I put it back in the Jeep when I got home Friday.
I'm not too happy with the Rustoleum spray liner. I was expecting a better/thicker finish....perhaps I should not have. It was about $9 a can (x2), so I think I was expecting more for the cost. For a dollar or two more, I could've bought a quart of Herculiner and rolled it on with much better results.

I do feel better about the coating protecting the trunk from some moisture, it's just not what I was hoping for.

I am ready for the carpet to be gone, so I figure I will coat the trunk in whatever bedliner I spray in the rest of the Jeep (monstaliner, raptor, etc).




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post #120 of 710 Old 11-14-2011, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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In other news, I am getting the Corbeau Baja RS seats for Christmas. The rear bench will have to wait, but I might end up just going with the seat cover for a while.
I am pretty pumped about new seats!!

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