View Poll Results: Vote for your March 2014 TJoTM
Unlimited04 28 25.00%
DezertTJ 8 7.14%
Jwolfer 3 2.68%
Moabrubi 16 14.29%
290tjjeep 4 3.57%
Jankoid 29 25.89%
tyvanwie 2 1.79%
sjones26573 3 2.68%
Porscheguy 12 10.71%
MisfitSeven 7 6.25%
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post #1 of 51 Old 03-22-2014, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry its late. Work has been super busy. Will still end on the normal day.

Vote, bump, crawl, TCB!

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post #2 of 51 Old 03-22-2014, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Name: Mike
Username: Unlimited04

2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with: 4.0L/42RLE/NV231J w/ SYE, HP D30 front, D44 rear, 4.88's with Detroit TrueTrac's front and rear, 33x12.50R15 Goodyear Duratracs, JeepMedic engine skid & tummy tuck, modified "Soli" diff covers, Kilby steering box skid & Body Clamz, Savvy gas tank skid, Skid Row radiator skid, rock sliders with internal reinforcements, JKS 1.25" BL, Brown Dog 1" MML w/ super block brackets, Vanco 15" brakes w/ Black Magic Pads on 48mm dual piston calipers, Springs: OME 2.5" - 934 front, 949 rear, Shocks: OME N66 & N67, lots of bumpstop work, adjustable front and rear track bars, adjustable control arms, front sway bar discos, Viair 460C with 1 gallon air tank, rear load leveling airbags, Poison Spyder Customs Trail Cage with custom additions, ebay 'knoblockbumpers' rear bumper, some homemade stuff (GPS mount, CB mount, antenna mount & third brake light), ZJ V8 tie rod, trans temp gauge & big tranny cooler, Drake Off-Road radiator, Superwinch EPi9000S on Warn winch plate, Hesco High flow thermostat housing, Bestop tire carrier, 160A Durango alternator, custom exhaust, Draw-Tite trailer brake controller & 7-way RV plug for the 10" drum brakes on the home made off-road camping/utility trailer w/ roof top tent. In the works: shock mount relocation w/ long travel shocks. See the build thread here:


Name: Craig Anderson
Username: Dezerttj

2006 LJ Rubicon
Drivetrain -
D44s F&R. E-lockers in both
4-1 TCase
6spd Manual

Suspension -
4" Currie coils w/ RE Monotubes
Zone quick discos

Armor -
Warn tirecarrier and bumper
Rokmen Engine/tranny skid
Poison Spyder Steering box skid
Stock sliders, tcase skid, and gas tank skid
Stubby front bumper w/ XRC8 winch & Hella 500's

Wheels/Tires -
255/85/16 KM2s (33.5x10)
1.5" Hubcentric spacers

Story: My dream Jeep. It goes everywhere with me. Camping in the back is normal with all the room the LJ has and it has taken me to some amazing places. I couldn't be happier!



Name: Joe Wolfer
Username: Jwolfer
Suspension Mods : 8 Metalcloak single adjustable control arms, Metal cloak front & rear adjustable track bars, Bilstein 5100s, Currie 4" progressive rate springs, Tom Wood's 1310 rear drive shaft, & Currie Anti-rock.
Armor: JCR front stubby dagger bumper, JCR rear bumper, JCR sliders, Poison Spider steering Skid, Teraflex oil pan skid, & Savvy Modular Under Armor.
Tires: 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs on 15x8 MB 72s.
Other: JKS 1.25" Body lift, JKS 1" motor mount lift, & Or-Fab tire carrier with jerry can mounts.
Story: I got this jeep from my dad (the original owner) in 2009 when I went away to college. When he gave it to me it was bone stock and I built it up to what it is today. This jeep has been all over the country starting in Virginia and then making it's way to Tucson, AZ, up to Moab, and now it is currently in Del Rio, TX.
Pre-Tummy Tuck:

How it sits today:

In Sedona,AZ before the suspension overhaul:





2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 6spd manual
35/12.50/15 MTR/K
15" Trailready Beadlocks
Currie Antirock
Rokmen Mercenary front bumper
Rokmen steering box skid
Rokmen TT
Warn 9.5TI with synthetic line
KC Daylighters 130w
Garvin Wilderness tire carrier
Savvy Ultimate steering
Line-X Fenders and mirrors
Dynatrac front diff cover
Ruffstuff rear diff cover
Midland 75-822 CB
3' firestik
Super ultra custom backup lights
Banks catback
Black Magic brake pads with Centric Premium rotors
Black Magic Delrin door bushings
Comet Tri Band Antenna with Kenwood TH-F6A
Polk DB521 speakers with Nalin MFG dash brackets
Savvy 1.25" Body Lift
Savvy 1" Motor Mount Lift
Novak Shifter
Savvy Step Rock Sliders
Savvy gas tank skid
Powertank 10# with rollbar clamps
Savvy Aluminum Adjustable CA's
Black magic brakes JJ washers
Currie 4" Springs
Fox 2.0 Smoothbodies
Currie TJJ Front Trackbar
Currie rear trackbar with housing bracket
Currie Bumpstops F/R
Goodridge Extended Brakelines
JJ housing kit
Currie mini skids
Daystar 3/8" spring isolators
Currie extended rear sway bar links
Ten Factory front chromoly axleshafts
G2 rear chromoly axleshafts
Warn 2.5CI suckdown winch mounted on coil bucket
Rokmen TT
Tom Woods 1310 CV driveshaft
Black Magic Brakes tie rod flip and raised sway bar brackets



Name: Ryan Cowan

Username: 290tjjeep


1998 Jeep Wrangler 2.5l
G2 Dana 44 w/ ARB
Old Man Emu Coil Springs
Rancho 9000xl Shocks
Currie Control Arms w/ JJ
Currie Anti-Rock
Currie Track Bar Front & Rear
JKS 1.25 BL
JKS Control Arm Skids
Smittybilt Bumpers & Rock Rails
ProComp Wheels
33" BFG KM2's
UCF Aluminum Transfercase & Engine Skid
Novak Shifter Cable
Savvy Offroad GTS
Savvy Offroad LED Taillights
Smittybilt XRC Seats
OR-FAB Roll Cage
Gen-Right Aluminum Tube Fenders
Xenon Rear Flares
Delta Headlights
KC Fog and Windshield Lights
Rhino Lined Tub
Dana 30 Aussie Locker
Dana 30 RCV Axles
Re-geared to 4.88
Front Differential Skids
Kilby Steering Box Skid
Rampage Hood Bra
Advance Adapters SYE
Tom Wood's Driveshaft
Dynomax Exhaust
Mr. Grille Grill Overlay
ZJ Tie Rod
Bestop Soft Top
Spiderweb Shade Mesh Top
Drake Offroad Hood Tie-Downs
Bazooka Tube Subwoofer
JVC Head-unit
Kicker Speakers in Soundbar
Polk Audio Speakers in the Dash w/ NalinMFG Adapters
Cobra CB
Firestik Antenna


My Dad bought my Jeep when I was thirteen as a weekend car and when I turned sixteen he passed it down to me. Now let me let you know that when I got my Jeep from my Dad it looked nothing like it does today. It was basically the "Pep Boys special". It started as a Jeep with no lift on 32's and had plastic stick on air vents and cheap seat covers. So with each job I worked at I saved up money to start building my Jeep. I wanted to keep my Jeep as a "sleeper", meaning that most people see my jeep as just another Jeep with 33's and a few bolt ons. Clearly it's not and will keep up with the "bigger" Jeeps. I can say that if I looked back seven years ago today, I would of never had imagined how fair i've gone in building my Jeep. I'm truly satisfied.

My plan for now is not to add anything to my jeep (at least try too). Just travel and take advantage of my Jeep and what the U.S has to offer. This summer I'm planning on taking a trip to Moab, UT with my Dad, should be a fun trip!!


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post #3 of 51 Old 03-22-2014, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Username: Jankoid
Name: Jake Mauldin


HP30 front w/ ARB and chromos
D44 rear w/ Detroit & chromos
4.88 gears
37" Pitbull Rockers
~4" suspension lift
1.25" body lift
Front Y link
Custom rear 4 link
101" wheelbase (8" rear stretch)
Genright alien stretch tank
Currie steering
JKS front track bar
Poison Spyder tube fenders
Moab Fab custom cut corner guards


My dad owns and runs a paint/body shop, and he and I buy and fix salvaged Jeeps as a side job. Occasionally we buy salvaged Jeeps to keep for ourselves, as was the case with this '02 TJ. It is actually a conglomeration of 2 heavily wrecked '02 TJs, one with major frame damage and one with major body damage. I took the good tub and good frame, combined them into a working Jeep, and had it on the road in less than a month. Originally I planned to keep it nearly stock and daily drive it while I used my LJ as a trail rig, but then I took my dad wheeling one day and he got bit by the bug. So then we had to build it to keep up with my LJ, so I decided I was gonna stretch it and practice my fab skills. The majority of the parts used to build this Jeep were left over from other Jeeps or purchased used, leading my dad to affectionately nickname it "Patches." It is technically my main trail rig right now since my LJ is broken, but once the LJ is going again my dad and I can go tear up some trails together!


Name: Tyler Van Wie
Username: tyvanwie

-2" BDS coils
-Fox 2.0 shocks
-JKS 1.25' body lift
-M.O.R.E. 1" MML
-Metalcloak front and rear UCAs
-OME rear trackbar bracket
-Rough ****ry quick discos
-ZJ tierod
-Front LockRight
-Rokmen steering box skid
-Crown sliders
-Rampage frameless soft top
-Some interior stuff no one cares about
-33x12.5x15" Duratracs
-15x10" Ultra something wheels
-Later model mirrors

Story: Sold a VW GTI and bought this thing. Dad bought the tires, everything else I bought and we installed it all together. Still a long way to go until I'm satisfied with it though. And ****, I need some wheeling pictures lol.


Name: Seth Jones
Username: sjones26573

Mods (optional):
3" BDS Front Coils
4" Fabtech Rear Coils (BDS 2" to be swapped in next week)
Front Bilstein 5100's
Rear Fabtech White Bodies (5100's to be swapped in next week)
5 17" Fuel Hostage wheels
5 33x12.5x17 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's
Custom tranny crossmember
Flat 1/4" homebuilt skid
Dana 30 4.10 w/ Truetrac (temporary axle)
Narrow Ford 8.8 Axle w/ 4.10 gears
Artec 8.8 Truss/Bracket Kit
Metalcloak Sliders
Rokmen Rear Upper Control Arms
JKS 1 1/4" Body Lift
Novak NP-231 Shifter Cable
Crown Performance Braided Brake Lines
JB Conversions Super Short SYE
Carolina driveline 1310/1330 Shaft
Metalcloak Aluminum Stubby
Rampage Rear Recovery Bumper/Tire Carrier
ZJ Tie Rod Conversion
Warn M8000
Warn Snatch Block
12voltguy Custom 8 Switch Panel
8 OTRATTW Custom Contura V Switches
4" LED Tail Lights
Custom (Homemade) LED 3rd Brake Light
Sho-Me LED Flasher
4" LED Backup Lights
Blue LED Dash/HVAC/Interior Lights
Kenwood KDC-X395 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

Uninstalled parts in possession:
BDS 2" Rear Springs
Rear Bilstein 5100 Shocks
12x Cree 3W Rock Lights
CJ tailgate
Wagoneer 44
TnT Wagoneer 44 Truss kit
706528x Chevy Small Bearing Spindles
'70's Ford Bronco/F150 Hub/Rotor Assemblies
Dana 44 4.88 R&P
Dana 44 Lockrite
Warn Dana 44 Premium locking hubs
Superior Super 88
Superior 8.8 4.88 R&P
Dana 44 Master Install Kit
ECGS 8.8 Master Install Kit

Story (optional): Always wanted a Jeep. Had it for nearly 4 years, but caught the mod bug about 3 years ago. Rushed into it and started off with an overall crappy Fabtech kit. Once I started on the forum and learned the error in my ways, I began fixing all of the things I did wrong (a lot). Swapping in the 8.8 was my first major project and a learning experience. The 8.8 and trans crossmember raised my confidence in custom fabrication and inspired me to go farther. I am now in the process of collecting parts for a front Waggy 44 swap and building both axles to run Hutchinson Beadlocks and 37" Falken Wildpeak MT's.



JF Username: Porscheguy

Mods: Chevy 5.3 w/4l65e & NP241(JB slip yolk eliminator)
Rubi 44 front w/ 4:10 gears, yukon locker, truss
Ford 8.8 rear w/ trac lock (both f&r have molly shafts)
Full Aluminum Metal Cloak Fenders/armor w/4" flares
35" MTR's w/ M/T aluminum rims
JCR F&R bumpers w/ warn 9000 winch
4.5" short arm lift various pieces since rear is 8.8
Tera flex s/t front sway bar
2 hella rally hid lights
Rock Krawler front sway bar
custom rear sway bar w/custom drop links
crane diff covers

Story: sold my cj5 to help pay for my sons adoption, and wanted to build another fun jeep(5 years later)



Name: Matt Bohrer... Bennington, NE
Username: MisfitSeven
1998 RHD TJ:
Swapped in 4.0L.
M.O.R.E. 1" motor mount lift.
All aluminum radiator.
FF Dynamics electric fan.
Rough Country 2.5" springs.
JKS 1.25" body lift.
AX-15 with 4.31 Toyota first gear.
NP231 with JBC SSSYE, wide chain, and Tera 2Low.
4.88 axle gears.
57:1 crawl ratio.
Jana 54 front axle.
Super 88 rear axle.
Detroit lockers.
Poly Performance front shock mount extensions.
Doetsch Tech 12" travel shocks, x4.
Flat steel skid.
3 link front.
4 link rear, triagulated uppers.
Vertical rear springs.
Anti-Rocks front and rear.
Savvy Black Magic Brake pads.
PureJeep 5" stretch gas tank, cut for 4" more.
Gen-Right steel body armor.
3" rear stretch,1" front stretch.
Total of 98" wheelbase.
TNT 3" front tube fenders.
RuffStuff steering, double shear over the knuckles.
37" Wrangler MT/R tires balanced with AirSoft BBs.
15x10" 5x5.5" Cragar soft 8s with Copper Head fab rock rings.
132 amp Dodge Ram alternator.
Flush mounted stock taillights.
Twin throttle body spacers.
Flowmaster Super 44OR muffler.

Story: I bought the TJ bone stock complete with the right hand drive conversion in 2006, everything else was built by me. I bought it to deliver mail in and wanted to keep it stock for the most part because my CJ-7 was my toy. After finding out that TJs are more capable and more fun than the simple CJs, it became more of a toy.
Having to keep it drive-able at all times kept my modifications at a minimum, or had to be finished before the next delivery day.
Last year I moved to a mail route with a postal truck on it and retired my TJ to commuter and weekend warrior. When that day came, I bought a stinger front bumper, soft top, and half doors. Otherwise this is how I delivered people's mail!
Adding to the stock cage and finishing the rear suspension will be tackled this spring.

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post #4 of 51 Old 03-22-2014, 01:48 PM
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Didn't make the cut this month, but I'll be vote number 1!
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post #5 of 51 Old 03-22-2014, 02:28 PM
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Supporting our moderator. He has steadily improved his rig and is among the best of this list. Vanco brakes, tranny cooler, and several other mods I wish I had, including the trailer . I am liking your trailer Mike, looks homebuilt. Wish I had one. Good luck.

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post #6 of 51 Old 03-22-2014, 03:04 PM
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Good looking group!
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post #7 of 51 Old 03-22-2014, 04:03 PM
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This looks like it's going to be a close one this month!

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post #8 of 51 Old 03-22-2014, 07:53 PM
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Voted. Bump.
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post #9 of 51 Old 03-22-2014, 08:39 PM
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It was a tough choice between Jankoid and/or Porscheguy, but I had to go with Jankoid.
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post #11 of 51 Old 03-22-2014, 08:46 PM
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Nice equally matched group... Voted, Bumped, Crawled.
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post #12 of 51 Old 03-22-2014, 08:49 PM
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post #13 of 51 Old 03-22-2014, 10:04 PM
Chop, Wheel and Rebuild..
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Tough choice between Moab and Jankoid. I flipped a coin. These guys wheel the **** out of these rigs. I love it.
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post #14 of 51 Old 03-23-2014, 01:48 AM
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Voted!!!! Tough choice this month

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post #15 of 51 Old 03-23-2014, 09:16 AM
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I have a vote? TTT

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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