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Unread 08-20-2014, 03:23 PM   #1
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New guy

Hello folks first post as a new member, although I have been lurking for some time.
I am looking forward to being on jeep forum and learning from others here.

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Unread 08-20-2014, 03:38 PM   #2
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Let's see
I bought this 60th anniversary edition from my mother-in-law a couple months ago. It is all stock and in need of some updates.
So far I have replaced the factory soft top with a new Bestop RAT with tinted windows, had the rear main and valve cover gaskets replaced, new battery, and put a couple thousand miles on it.

Will eventually go with 35"-37" tires
Any suggestions on what you would all do to improve on an otherwise stock TJ?
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Unread 08-20-2014, 03:44 PM   #3
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go out and have some fun. see what a stock rig can do and upgrade accordingly. research, make a build plan, research, make a new build plan, then do some more research

throw the quadratec catalog in the garbage

while 35"-37" tires sound fun, you will need to do a lot of modifications to get them to be safe. lifting and getting them to fit is the easy part

read through some builds and see what you would like to do
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Unread 08-21-2014, 07:27 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply Ironhead.
That is my plan already did the buggy thing that sat in my garage more than it was wheeled.

I took the jeep up the back way to crown king a few weeks ago and that was a fun moderate trail.
I am impressed by what a stock jeep can do for sure!
Coming from a rig on fordeez and tons I know I don't want to go down that route again! My goal is to have something that is reliable, capable and safe for street use.
I have read quite a few builds on here and pirate and I think I have a pretty solid idea what I want to do, but as you know plans change and evolve over time.

Anyhow current plans are to leave it stockish and enjoy!
So far I have put on a new soft top that I'm not pleased with but is functional and looks good. Sigh
I picked up a two chamber flow master from pick-n-pull for $20 and modified it to fit the jeep so now it sounds a little on the ricey side but oh well it was cheap and a fun project to do. I had to make the flow an from offset in/out to center in/ offset out.

I'll try to add pics but not sure if I can yet without 25 posts.
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Unread 08-21-2014, 07:52 AM   #5
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Not computer savvy at all and most of my posts will be from my iPhone or ipad. Is it possible to upload pics from these devices straight to JF? Without photo bucket or the like?
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Unread 08-21-2014, 07:55 AM   #6
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I have had good luck with uploading pics off my phone. When you figure it out post a pic up of your jeep
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Unread 08-21-2014, 07:57 AM   #7
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Yes, but photobucket is usually easier
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Unread 08-21-2014, 10:16 AM   #8
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It said they are larger than the 570 blahblah they allow. I guess I need to figure out how to resize them.
I'd love to to a build thread as I have enjoyed reading others. Just don't want it to be a PITA!
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Unread 08-21-2014, 10:25 AM   #9
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So far the plans are:

•Undercover fabworks TT and engine skid 3/8" aluminum and engine skid
•Undercover fab LOPRO trans mount
•Swag drop down tailgate
•Rokmen mercenary front bumper
•Smittybuilt xrc 10hd
•Poison spider high line aluminum fenders and inners and rear aluminum full corners
•jantz4x4.com Jana 44 r&p
•jeepsrus pn CC2101 3 core aluminum radiator $275
http://shop.blackmagicbrakes.com/Joh...ashers_c80.htm
•CRAWL fire extinguisher mount
•8 gallon action packer and swag off-road Baja basket mount
•swag body mounts
•Raptor liner
•100"-102" wheel base w/o comp cut
• 3 link front 4 link rear
• not sure on lift height but want to keep it lowish!

I have a HP dana30 in the shed I pulled from the pick a part and ZJ tie rod. I am planning on max of 37" tire. There was a Waggy 44 front there so not sure if that would be a better plan in the long run to build beings the Dana 30 tops out at 4.88 gears. Any thoughts on this?
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Unread 08-21-2014, 10:48 PM   #10
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Wheel it first and go from there. Do your research before you buy and have fun man. It's an addiction but a lot of fun
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Unread 08-21-2014, 11:24 PM   #11
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So far the plans are:

•Undercover fabworks TT and engine skid 3/8" aluminum and engine skid
•Undercover fab LOPRO trans mount
•Swag drop down tailgate
•Rokmen mercenary front bumper
•Smittybuilt xrc 10hd
•Poison spider high line aluminum fenders and inners and rear aluminum full corners
•jantz4x4.com Jana 44 r&p
•jeepsrus pn CC2101 3 core aluminum radiator $275
•http://shop.blackmagicbrakes.com/Joh...ashers_c80.htm
•CRAWL fire extinguisher mount
•8 gallon action packer and swag off-road Baja basket mount
•swag body mounts
•Raptor liner
•100"-102" wheel base w/o comp cut
• 3 link front 4 link rear
• not sure on lift height but want to keep it lowish!

I have a HP dana30 in the shed I pulled from the pick a part and ZJ tie rod. I am planning on max of 37" tire. There was a Waggy 44 front there so not sure if that would be a better plan in the long run to build beings the Dana 30 tops out at 4.88 gears. Any thoughts on this?
That's not a bad setup. Is it auto or manual.

Don't worry about the oem radiator. It's better than most aftermarket ones
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Unread 08-21-2014, 11:26 PM   #12
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Wheel it first and go from there. Do your research before you buy and have fun man. It's an addiction but a lot of fun
Thanks Hobbs. It's hard not to hot rod everything I own! Lol
It will stay stock for a while first mod will probably be the TT from undercover fab and their lopro mount. I am hoping to be able to make these a stand alone mod but might have to have the rear driveshaft lengthened?
I am aiming to keep this very streetable and reliable as a DD but still do some functional mods to it as money permits. I really don't want the jeep to end up as a garage queen stuck in build hell. So with that said I am trying to figure out some sane mods to do over a weekend or so. This is a third vehicle but I drive it at least four days a week and have my guys roll out the work truck.
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Unread 08-22-2014, 06:33 PM   #13
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I am about ready to do a TT myself and to the best of my knowledge you will need to do a slip yoke eliminator and cv driveshaft and have adjustable upper control arms to keep the driveline right. You might look at the Savvy modular under armor. If is aluminum and you can buy it as the budget allows.
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Unread 08-22-2014, 11:09 PM   #14
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I emailed back and forth with Mathew from UCF and asked him those questions. My jeep is currently stock w no lift so I hoping to be able to just need to modify the current shaft w no issues. I would like advise from those that have done the TT as I don't want to have to redo suspension more than once.
So will the UCF skid and lopro mount have the driveshaft in approx the same location without having to do the rear upper control arms too?
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Unread 08-22-2014, 11:19 PM   #15
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That's not a bad setup. Is it auto or manual.

Don't worry about the oem radiator. It's better than most aftermarket ones
Ironhead it is a manual.
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