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sjones26573 09-08-2011 11:16 PM

The Yellowtail Build
The Yellowtail Build
Current mod list added:
Mods to date:
3" BDS Front Coils
2" BDS Rear Coils
Bilstein 5100's
17" MT Sidebiters
G2 5x4.5 5x5.5 Adapters (D30)
35x12.5x17 Goodyear MT/R Kevlars
Custom tranny crossmember
Dana 30 4.10 w/ LSD - Removal Soon
Ford 8.8 Axle w/ 4.10 gears
Artec 8.8 Truss/Bracket Kit
Superior Super 88 (5x5.5)
RR D30 Guard
Solid 8.8 Cover
Metalcloak Sliders
Poison Spyder Hood Louver
Metalcloak Front Upper CA's
Rokmen Rear Upper CA's
RC/MC Hybrid Rear Lower CA's
JKS 1 1/4" Body Lift
Crown HD Steering
RE Front Adj TB w/ Barnes Chromo Heim
Front Crown Performance Braided Brake Lines
Crown Performance Braided 8.8 Caliper Flex Hose Kit
Crown Performance ZJ E-brake Cables
JB Conversions Super Short SYE
Carolina Driveline 1310/1330 Shaft
Metalcloak Aluminum Stubby
Novak NP-231 Shifter Cable
Flat 1/4" skid
Rampage Rear Recovery Bumper (Carrier removed)
CJ Tailgate (Color Matched w/ Rampage JK Hood Latches for Latches)
Warn M8000 - Syn Line Soon
Warn Snatch Block
40X 3 5050 LED Rock Light Pods
12voltguy Custom 8 Switch Panel
8 OTRATTW Custom Contura V Switches
SuperBrightLEDs 4" LED Tail Lights
Sho-Me LED Flasher
Global Parts 4" LED Backup Lights
Blue LED Dash/HVAC/Interior Lights
Kenwood KDC-BT558U Head Unit
Nalin Mfg Brackets
Polk DB5251 Dash Component Speakers
Kicker KS525 Pod Coax Speakers
2 JL Audio 10W3V3 Subwoofers
JL Audio XD600/1 Monoblock Amp
Iggee Seat Covers

Very Soon Mods:
Rear Crown Performance Braided Brake Lines - Have
3-link (Duroflex Joints, Synergy/Barnes Brackets) - Parts Coming In
Ruffstuff 7/8" Heim Steering - Have
Wagoneer 44 - Have
TnT Wagoneer 44 Truss kit - Have
706528x Chevy Small Bearing Spindles - Have
'70's Ford Bronco/F150 Hub/Rotor Assemblies - Have
Dana 44 4.88 R&P - Have
Dana 44 Lockrite - Have
Warn Dana 44 Premium locking hubs - Have
Superior 8.8 4.88 R&P - Have
Dana 44 Master Install Kit - Have
ECGS 8.8 Master Install Kit - Have

Future Mods:
TRE Synthetic Winch Line/Safety Thimble/Hawse
TEN Factory MG22174 Wagoneer 44 Axle Kit
Method Beadlocks
37x12.5x17 Falken Wildpeak MT's
Metalcloak 4" Fenders
Metalcloak Extended Stretch Armor
Triangulated 4-link/stretch (Metalcloak Duroflex joints)
Currie Anti-Rock
Fox Reservoir 12" travel shocks
T&T Outboard kit
OX locker rear
VIAIR Onboard Air
JW Speaker 8700 Evolution LED Headlights
Rigid Industries LED's
GM V8 or Cummins Diesel

Current Pic (As of 3/26/15):

Older Pics:

sjones26573 09-12-2011 06:13 PM

My Jeep when I got it. 2004 Wrangler X with 44,000 miles. All stock except 31" BFG All-Terrains. Of course had to mud with it stock.
My first mod: 4" Fabtech basic short arm susp. lift, 17" black Fuel Hotage Offroad wheels, and Mickey Thompson 12.5x33 Baja MTZs. Added in May of 2011.
Driving it out of the shop for the first time
Sitting in the driveway with the lift
Next mod: Birthday present! Warn M8000 Winch, tow straps, and tow hooks. Tree protector, snatch block, D-Ring for snatch block, and some other goodies added later.
Installation of the winch. Attached to the winch plate, this thing weighs a ton!

sjones26573 09-12-2011 06:25 PM

Installation of KC Daylighter 130w Driving and Offroad lights. This is the wiring for the windshield mounted Offroad lights. Pulled wiper panel off to run wiring.
Ran wiring in through the corner of the panel on both sides and crossed over the firewall at the hood hinges.
Put the panel back on. Wiring looks clean and dissapears quickly.
Lights attached and wiring complete.
Another pic of the finished lights. Put the hard smile rock covers on both sets.
Added yellow KC rock gaurds to all lights. I like em!
Both sets of lights on with rock guards.

sjones26573 09-12-2011 06:27 PM

Painted my differential covers yellow. Rear Diff:
Prepping the front cover.
Painted front cover and front.
Painted front cover up close.

sjones26573 09-12-2011 06:38 PM

My Iggee seat covers arrived.
There were only enough hooks in the box for the front seats (oops on Iggee) so I got creative and made a zip-tie chain to keep it tight. I probably used 20 or so zip-ties tied together.
The back seat finished...
...and the back seat installed.
Left Side.

sjones26573 09-12-2011 08:24 PM

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kashoggio 09-12-2011 09:54 PM

Lots of yellow.. Nice I like bright colors

sjones26573 09-12-2011 10:30 PM


Originally Posted by kashoggio (Post 12162902)
Lots of yellow.. Nice I like bright colors

Haha thanks. Gotta make it color coordinate. But all the dash lights are blue. Had to mix it up a little. Just havent had a chance to finish the build thread.

1stblack97ZJ 09-13-2011 10:21 AM

yummy a bumblebee jeep :D

EDIT: hallo fellow NC dude :wave:

sjones26573 09-13-2011 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by 1stblack97ZJ (Post 12164704)
yummy a bumblebee jeep :D

EDIT: hallo fellow NC dude :wave:

Yea its what I wanted lol. And hey from 20 min. up I-85. :wave:

sjones26573 09-14-2011 09:12 PM

Routing Fireflex Coax. Ran it through tailgate vent into the tailgate.
Vent back on
Comes out same hole 3rd brake light wires go in.
Scraped out a little bit of the cover to make it fit.
Ran along side of tub. Used the d-ring hitch to hold it down and get a good measurement.
Uniden PRO-520xl
Installed quick disconnects so i can hide it.
Use stereo for external speaker or PA (until my horn gets here)
Ext Speaker output going to stereo
Modified Arizona Rocky Road mount. It didnt fit my Olympic Extreme Duty tire mount so I lined it up between the bump stop and tire mount bolt and drilled a hole to match the width. Sits to the right a bit but works for me.
3' Firestik II 'FS' on spring on ARR mount w 18' fireflex coax w/ fire ring
The antenna. (sorry. pic was on phone, at night, into garage light)
New Warn Go Prepared windshield banner. And you can see CB.
Blue LED HVAC lights. Broke middle one while installing, so only two on.
Blue TriLED instrument cluser lights. Awesome.

sjones26573 09-14-2011 09:20 PM

SRC arrived. The box. UPS man dropped it off inside my garage. He must have known...
Packing. Lots of foam blocks and plastic. Cardboard wrapped on ends to keep from busting out of the box.
There she is!
Old stock bumper
Installed with lights relocated. Looks awesome but only 4 bolt locations.
And from a slightly higher view lol.

sjones26573 09-14-2011 09:26 PM

Stock horn location. Thats gotta go. (theres the wiring for the Daylighters that i still hadnt hooked back up since the new bumper.
Wolo Maxi Sound Dual Horns. $22 at O'Riellys
Bent stock horn bracket to accomidate high pitch horn.
Drilled out a hole to proper size and bent bracket that came with horns to mount low pitch horn behind wshld fluid tank. (bracket bent down to keep mud out)
And how the jeep looks now.

sjones26573 09-14-2011 09:33 PM

Finally got the correct pair of Body Armor trail doors in. Last pair I sent back because the limiting strap hoop was riveted on where I couldnt put the strap on. Put ths set on this morning. In this set, the passenger side hinge scrapes the paint off the body as it pivots. Grinding required apparently.

WARNING: I had so many issues with these doors I ended up selling them. I will never buy Body Armor again.

sjones26573 09-14-2011 09:36 PM


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