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Unread 11-11-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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The Build:


Been through 3 XJ's...finally got myself a TJ. Plan is to keep it relatively mild (yea i know i know), but no matter what i do, it has to stay comfortable and be able to be used every day as a DD.



2001, 113,xxx miles, 3 speed auto (really wish i had overdrive), 3.07 gears in the diffs.

1st thing i did was get rid of the chrome wheels:

15x8 steelies with 30x9.5 all terrains

Compliments of Hendrix, i got a stock tire carrier, and mounted up my spare:

and removed the chrome side steps.


Then sold the goofy pocket flares, replaced with new rugged ridge stock replacment flares, had to buy all new hardware, so i drilled out the holes one size bigger to fit some nice stainless hardware/lock nuts.


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Unread 11-11-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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Next up, i bought a full spider web shade cage, and bestop rear cover:


Also threw in a new headunit and new speakers all around.

Around this time, i traded my hardtop for a soft top + cash:



Then i ordered some Centramatics dynamic wheel balancers, as a buddy of mine had great luck with them (and im fighting some tire issues)


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Unread 11-12-2013, 05:55 AM   #3
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Did some wheeling:







Had a blast, jeep performed great, did everything i wanted it to do. Surprised me for me being open/open on 30's.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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Some upgrades in progress, ordered the Rough Country 2.5" lift, w/progressive rate coils and 2.0 shocks. (heard the 2.5's were a bit stiff)





Here it is all done and with a new alignment:




Next up...new rubber....
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Unread 11-14-2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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New tires mounted, 32x1150r15 BFG A/T KO






Dealing with an overly sensitive steering now. Ill be going over what the shop set my alignment at. Im guessing my caster is off.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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Then i ordered some Centramatics dynamic wheel balancers, as a buddy of mine had great luck with them (and im fighting some tire issues)

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I was going to order them but i didnt know if they work good or not.....
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Unread 11-14-2013, 02:25 PM   #7
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What kind of hardtop was that? It looked odd but I did like how the back window was more like a truck topper's.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 05:14 PM   #8
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Then i ordered some Centramatics dynamic wheel balancers, as a buddy of mine had great luck with them (and im fighting some tire issues)
I was going to order them but i didnt know if they work good or not..... [/QUOTE]

They wont work with rear drum brakes, but I've had good results with then on front axle. I've never heard them while driving either. I'm happy with them.
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Unread 11-14-2013, 05:15 PM   #9
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What kind of hardtop was that? It looked odd but I did like how the back window was more like a truck topper's.
It was a bulldawg hard top. They are pricey new
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Unread 11-24-2013, 08:03 PM   #10
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spent the morning at the junkyard...picked up a ford 8.8 with 3.73 gears and a limited slip:

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Unread 11-24-2013, 10:21 PM   #11
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Looks good so far. You should paint your headlight bezels black, maybe even the whole grill since the color scheme is blue and black...
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Unread 11-25-2013, 07:56 PM   #12
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Looks good so far. You should paint your headlight bezels black, maybe even the whole grill since the color scheme is blue and black...
Thanks, ive thought about it, just not high on the priority list right now. Im really just trying to get it driving and steering right.

First 'snow' in nashville:
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Unread 11-26-2013, 09:39 PM   #13
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Got some parts in:


-Rough Country quick disconnects for 2.5" lift...
-Rock Krawler double adjustable rear uppers
-Rock Krawler adjustable front uppers
-PORC HD SYE
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Unread 11-29-2013, 09:57 PM   #14
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Quick disconnects installed, front uppers in process...need to pick up new bolts for axle end.
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Unread 11-30-2013, 09:12 AM   #15
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Make sure you anti-seize on those threads, RK rod ends tend to lock on to the treads of there arms and never let go.
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