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Unread 05-13-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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Zach's '98 TJ build

So after dumping way too much money into keeping my 4cyl YJ alive I decided to sell it. Now I bought a TJ.

The TJ has:
4.0l
manual transmisson
3" teraflex lift
2" BB
1.25" body lift
1" MML
35" BFG All Terrains
Dana 30/35 3.07 gears
Warn XD9000i winch

The previous owner removed the front sway bar and cut off the front fenders and ran the jeep as a strict trail rig.

My first goal is to get the jeep street legal. MD inspection sucks so its going to be a while before it is on the road.

I am planning on MCE flat fenders for the front.

I already have a sway bar to but on just need some money to buy quick disconnects.

Also, within the first few days of having my TJ I scored a Dana 44 out of a TJ at the junkyard. For $91 I will be doing an overhaul on the axle and regearing to 4.88s.

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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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Unread 05-13-2010, 06:35 PM   #2
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Here are some pictures.
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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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Unread 05-13-2010, 06:38 PM   #3
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First thing I did was take the hard top off and get a used soft top.
I also painted some rear fender flares I had that I was going to put on my Yj but never got around to. Krylon fusion worked great.
Hard top is for sale for $500

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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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Unread 05-13-2010, 08:16 PM   #4
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Lotsa potential with that one. What are you gonna run rubber-wise? Looks like you have room for bigger shoes! Some 36 1350 Iroks would look sweet once you get the Dana 44 set up! Nice base to build on man!
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Unread 05-13-2010, 09:07 PM   #5
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I was thinking exactly that. Some 36s would be killer. New tires probably wont happen for about a year. Thanks for the compliments.
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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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Unread 05-13-2010, 09:27 PM   #6
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you got a d44 for 91 bucks??
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Unread 05-13-2010, 09:29 PM   #7
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Yea. I had the biggest grin on my face coming out of the junk yard.
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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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Unread 05-13-2010, 09:33 PM   #8
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kinda confused how it was a trail rig with 3.07s and 35s. Regardless, good pick up Zach!
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Unread 05-13-2010, 09:38 PM   #9
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It never saw pavement. It was trailered to and from the trails so he didn't need to go fast. In 4lo it pulls pretty good. It was built for rocks not for mud. The 6cyl pushes the 35s better than you would think. Definitely not daily drivable though.
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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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Unread 05-15-2010, 01:31 AM   #10
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It never saw pavement. It was trailered to and from the trails so he didn't need to go fast. In 4lo it pulls pretty good. It was built for rocks not for mud. The 6cyl pushes the 35s better than you would think. Definitely not daily drivable though.
Gonna be a great day once you get that baby on the street man. I'll have to come by and check it out at some point. I've been meaning to get my SWR crap to Ben anyway.
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Unread 05-16-2010, 03:30 PM   #11
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Yea, I can't wait till I can drive it everyday and get out of the damn mini van. Feel free to come see it anytime just let me know.
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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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Unread 05-16-2010, 03:42 PM   #12
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I am so glad to be outta the minivan phase. What are your plans for the 35" BFG ATs??
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Unread 05-16-2010, 08:45 PM   #13
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Yea, the mini van sucks but its better than not having a car at all. When I do get new tires (not for quite a while) I will sell or trade the ATs. They are practically new and have seen dirt more than pavement.
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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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Unread 05-17-2010, 04:29 PM   #14
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Blah, Cleaning up this Dana 44 is taking forever
Someone please buy my hard top so I can afford to regear!
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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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Unread 05-19-2010, 02:11 PM   #15
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I am one step closer to being able to pass MD inspection!
I got a sway bar from the junkyard a while ago and today my Rough Country sway bar disconnects came. Installed them in a half hour and I gotta say I really like them. My Jeep no longer feels like its going to roll at any second on just a slight turn. Best of all, when the sway bar is disconnected it attaches to the frame and keeps the links and sway bar out of the way.
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Green 95 YJ. 2.5L Low output. 2.5" RE lift. 1.25" shackles. 33" BFG Mud Terrains.Build Thread (SOLD)

Jeep #2: Green '98 TJ 4.0L|AA SYE, Tom Woods shaft|4.88s|3" teraflex lift|2" BB|1.25" BL|1" MML|35" BFG All Terrains|Warn XD9000i| Build Thread

Daily Driver: 1991 Ford Escort, white w/ graffitti stencils

"I will never understand why people will spend money on huge rims with skinny tires when you can get small rims (15") with huge tires."

"I'm teaching my jeep to roll over, so keep your distance."
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