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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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Congratulations to cotton_4x4, the March 2011 TJ of the Month! We had an awesome race this month, and I hope that those who entered submit again next month. Hopefully we can have another awesome battle!

Name: Eddy Cotton
Username: cotton_4x4

1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
-NP231 with AA SYE and Tattons Custom CV Driveshaft
-Came with Dana 30 and Dana 35 with 3.55's, swapped in a Rear Dana 44 out of a 01 TJ and a Dana 30 out of an 04 LJ with 3.73's. HP 30 and 4.56 gears waiting to go in.
-BTF Heavy Duty Lower Control Arm Brackets
-35x12.50xR15 Goodyear Kevlars
-Pro Comp Flat Black Rock Crawler Rims
-Custom K&N Cold Air Intake
-Sanden OBA Converstion
-4" Pro Comp Springs
-Rubicon Express SuperFlex Upper Control Arms
-ROKMEN Dual JJ Lower Control Arms
-1" Currie Body Lift
-AA Transfer Case Relocation Bracket
-Undercover Fab Ultra High Clearance Skid
-ROKMEN Steering Box Skid
-ROKMEN Corner Armor
-Superlift Front Adjustable Track Bar
-RC Rear Adjustable Track Bar
-Kilby Gas Tank Skid
-Bilstein 5100's
-Poison Spyder Front Tube Fenders
-BTF Front Bumper
-WARN 8000i Winch
-Custom Rear Tire Carrier and Bumper
-Hanson Rocker Guards
-Rampage Fastback Soft Top
-Cobra CB
-Dash LED Conversion
-OTRATTW Switches
-Relocated Upper Rear Spring Perches
-JK Front Turn Signals

Future Mods:
-HP D30
-4.56's or 4.88's

-Rear Tube Fenders
-Outboarded Rear Shocks

-Bought this Heep off craiglist back in July of 08 after it had been totaled. The front was smashed in to the engine block, the front axle was bent, there was some serious damage to the rear passenger tub and overall it was in rough shape. Bought the jeep sight on seen and had no idea if the frame was bent or if the engine had any serious problems. Got the heep back home and started gather parts to put it back together. My goal with this build was to do it on a budget and get as many things used as possible and sell off any un-used parts I could to recoup some of the costs. I worked every night after work in the parking lot of my apartment into the late night hours and had it running and drivable within a month. (Thanks to my buddy Evan for all his help and helping me install the front axle in the parking lot in the middle of a rain storm) After it was running and drivable it has been a constant build with adding mods here and there in between wheeling trips to Moab and around Colorado. It has been a great rig that has brought much joy and adventure to my family and I.

Thanks for looking!

My Build Thread:

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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:22 PM   #2
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Congrats!! That is a nice looking Jeep!
[LEFT][LEFT][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="4"][B]2011 JKU Sport Cosmo Blue[/B][/SIZE][/FONT]

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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:32 PM   #3
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Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine

Shortcuts to key points in my build: MTRk's OME 2" HD Lift Antirock Skidrow steering box & radiator skids LoD rear bumper
Rokmen Mercenary bumper w/Superwinch Rokmen sliders Skidrow engine skid Rampage Top CB set up
Custom trunk Rokmen 1" Billet spacers JJ track bar Rokmen Adjustable Control Arms Currectlync Steering
Rokmen Trail Corners Metalcloak Overlines Kentrol Hood Latches JK Turn Signals Xenon 4" Flat Flares Hood Decal Duratracs
Derale Tranny Cooler DieHard Factor 55 Thimble Ten Factory Front Chromo Shafts

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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:34 PM   #4
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this ones on the house.
Currently 04 Sahara: 3" BDS lift, 9500 BDS Monotubes, Flowmaster Super 44, Olympic Rocker Guards, 33" Duratracs, 15x8 Black Rock Blades.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 06:54 PM   #5
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Congrats man! Well deserved!
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 03-30-2011, 09:30 PM   #6
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Congratulations!! Great story and great build!
06' LJ, stock, except for a few more items... build thread

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Unread 03-31-2011, 10:36 AM   #7
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Congrats dude!
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Unread 03-31-2011, 12:46 PM   #8
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Wow! Great job on an incredible amount of work.
Mud is good
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Unread 03-31-2011, 04:21 PM   #9
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Thanks Everyone!!!
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Unread 03-31-2011, 05:13 PM   #10
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CONGRATS!!! Your rig is sick!!!
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Unread 03-31-2011, 07:38 PM   #11
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Love to see a "totaled" Jeep back on the trails!
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Unread 04-01-2011, 09:34 PM   #13
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wow now that is a extreme before and after picture , great job thats a very nice jeep . Gratz on the award and great looking jeep!
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Unread 04-03-2011, 01:56 PM   #14
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[CENTER]01 TJ. 35 inch KM2's. 4.5 RE. 2 inch body lift. dana 44. Detroit Locker. Olive Drab!! all set for trout and bambi![/CENTER]
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Unread 04-05-2011, 08:29 AM   #15
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Congratulations! Amazing Rig!
'06 TJ 42RLE, 3" Currie Front Springs, 2.25" Rear Budget Boost, 1.25" BL, 1" MML, 15x8 Cragar Soft 8's, 32x11.5 Wild Country XTX Sport, Besttop Safari Top, Besttop Tonneau Cover, Hella 500 Driving Lights, Herculiner Interior, MetalCloak Front Bumper........Blue Jeep Member #365
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