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Unread 03-13-2004, 10:06 AM   #1
Trailmaster
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My first TJ buildup - Need help!

Hello fellow Jeepers!

I have been driving offroad for a couple of years now in my Jeep M38A1. My Jeep has got plenty
of nice modifications:

- V8, Chevvy 400 + 350 aut.
- Baja Claw 35*15.5
- Lifted 6"
- Dana 44 front and rear. Limited slip in front and Detroit locker back.

etc...

Im going to sell this nice Jeep and get some parts for my "future TJ" instead.

Now I really want to drive a new (modded) TJ offroad. Very soon Im going to order an brand
new Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2004. Since this is my first buildup for an TJ I could need some
help with what to buy for my Jeep :-)

Here's what I've come up with so far:

- RE 4.5" Super-Flex Lift Kit
- 1" Body lift
- 1" Motor lift
- DANA 44 REAREND - BUILT BY CURRIE (With ARB locker) 4.56
- DANA 44 FRONT - BUILT BY CURRIE (With ARB locker) 4.56
- Advance Adapters NP231 Slip Yoke Eliminator Kit and CV Rear Driveshaft, TJ

Is my choice of axles from currie a good choice? Please come with suggestions! I'm "new" to this :-)

Im living in Sweden and going to order all parts from the U.S (Currie + 4wd.com and 4wheelerssupply.com),
I have to make sure that I have made a good choice of "offroad parts", or is there anything that I should
do diffrent?

So, what do you guys think? Am I way off? I want to do it right from the beginning, can't afford
any mistakes :-)

Best regards
/Kristian

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Unread 03-13-2004, 09:05 PM   #2
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I would go with the Currier ford 9" axles, they are stronger and less expensive to fix if they break. I am currently saving for a front and rear axle from them. I have researched for a long time and talk to currier about this. I recomend the TJ, great ride!!!
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Unread 03-13-2004, 09:52 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Trailmaster
Hello fellow Jeepers!

I have been driving offroad for a couple of years now in my Jeep M38A1. My Jeep has got plenty
of nice modifications:

- V8, Chevvy 400 + 350 aut.
- Baja Claw 35*15.5
- Lifted 6"
- Dana 44 front and rear. Limited slip in front and Detroit locker back.

etc...

Im going to sell this nice Jeep and get some parts for my "future TJ" instead.

Now I really want to drive a new (modded) TJ offroad. Very soon Im going to order an brand
new Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2004. Since this is my first buildup for an TJ I could need some
help with what to buy for my Jeep :-)

Here's what I've come up with so far:

- RE 4.5" Super-Flex Lift Kit
- 1" Body lift
- 1" Motor lift
- DANA 44 REAREND - BUILT BY CURRIE (With ARB locker) 4.56
- DANA 44 FRONT - BUILT BY CURRIE (With ARB locker) 4.56
- Advance Adapters NP231 Slip Yoke Eliminator Kit and CV Rear Driveshaft, TJ

Is my choice of axles from currie a good choice? Please come with suggestions! I'm "new" to this :-)

Im living in Sweden and going to order all parts from the U.S (Currie + 4wd.com and 4wheelerssupply.com),
I have to make sure that I have made a good choice of "offroad parts", or is there anything that I should
do diffrent?

So, what do you guys think? Am I way off? I want to do it right from the beginning, can't afford
any mistakes :-)

Best regards
/Kristian

Sounds like a great plan to me. That's way outa my price range, but if I had the money, I'd do it too.

Welcome to the board, it's cool to see other Jeepers are out there. Not just Americans, and Canadians like me.
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Unread 03-14-2004, 04:09 AM   #4
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Thx for your reply!

I will take a look at the Ford 9" axle from Currie.

Well, money is a kind of problem for me too... Hope to get some cash for my old Jeep, M38A1. That's why I have to make sure that i buy the right parts from the beginning :-)

I'm planning to run 35" tires on my TJ.
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Unread 03-14-2004, 05:28 AM   #5
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I'd really like to see some pictures of your current rig. Sounds good.
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Unread 03-15-2004, 01:31 PM   #6
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Hi!

Here's a picture of my current rig. It's an Jeep M38A1 -61 with some modifications.

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Unread 03-15-2004, 03:26 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Hi!

Here's a picture of my current rig. It's an Jeep M38A1 -61 with some modifications.

Sweet ride!!!!!
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Unread 03-15-2004, 05:57 PM   #8
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Wow! I thought you said you drive it offroad..
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Unread 03-16-2004, 07:08 AM   #9
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Why do you want to start over?
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