Phase 1 underway - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 02-05-2008, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
Schwalby
Registered User
 
Schwalby's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 529
Phase 1 underway

Well I went over to the local Jeep mod shop tonight and finalized the phase 1 build up of my Jeep. My wallet is a lot lighter now but I think I am going to be very happy when it is done, well done for now. Just thought I would share.

JKS upper and lower control arms
JKS track bars
3” Springs
3” Shocks
SwayLock swaybar, air actuated
1.25” JKS BL
MML
Terraflex BellyUp skid plate
SYE
CV drive shaft
Re-gear front axle to 4.88
New D44 rear axle with ARB Locker
ARB Compressor kit
BFG AT 33”x10.5
Atx Chamber 3965 wheels
Super Swampers LTB 34"x10.5
Soft 8 wheels

Once it is done (hopefully in a month or two) I will post before and after pics.


Tattoos, women and Jeeps...... I need to find cheaper hobbies.

www.jeeprally.org Great American Jeep Rally

Last edited by Schwalby; 02-05-2008 at 09:13 PM.
Schwalby is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 02-05-2008, 07:51 PM
ibkushman320
Registered User
 
ibkushman320's Avatar
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Linden / Sayreville, NJ
Posts: 288
sounds good....can't wait to see pics!

i wish my lawn was emo, so it would cut itself
ibkushman320 is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 02-05-2008, 08:00 PM
Zlake
Registered User
 
Zlake's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 342
That's a helluva phase 1!!! Sounds good though. GL
Zlake is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 02-05-2008, 09:05 PM
RYANSTULC
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 782
Nice hardware. You've obviously done your homework. I'm guessing phase II includes 60's and 42" rubbers on a 14" WB stretch? JK
Be sure to post pics before/after.
RYANSTULC is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 02-05-2008, 10:33 PM
ptowntj
Registered User
 
ptowntj's Avatar
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bishop
Posts: 1,221
Phase 1 of 32. Sounds good and can't wait to get pictures.

8 lug xj.
ptowntj is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 02-05-2008, 11:04 PM
AKTJ99
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: tn
Posts: 50
im sure your wallet is lighter, i dont think id have one left
AKTJ99 is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 02-06-2008, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
Schwalby
Registered User
 
Schwalby's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 529
It is a pricey build but after doing over a year of research and saving it worked out in my favor to do it all at once. This way I am not doing stuff like dropping the rear axel twice or working on get vibrations out several times.
I am going nuts already though waiting for parts, the axle may take a month to get. The guy I am ordering it from however also has a CJ guy ordering a similar axel so he is hoping to get them to not only give a little discount but get them out faster. This weekend if the weather holds I am going to take a lot of before pics. Going to go with the basic poser shots and put a tape measure up to it to gauge actual height increases, do you guys have any suggestions on other pics I should take?

Tattoos, women and Jeeps...... I need to find cheaper hobbies.

www.jeeprally.org Great American Jeep Rally
Schwalby is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 02-06-2008, 08:00 AM
ancestralworm
there will be crying
 
ancestralworm's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: West-BY GOD-Monroe, LA
Posts: 661
and so it begins.

Black Jeep Society victim#19

"The Jeep is America's only real sports car" - Enzo Ferrari

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" - Ben Franklin
ancestralworm is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 02-06-2008, 09:04 AM
jeepbro's
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chapel Hill NC
Posts: 2,729
did i read it right that you're getting 2 sets of wheels and tires? i'm guessing 1 for street and 1 for trail? sounds like a good build, jumping right in to what you want instead of doing multiple stages to get there

2002 tj sahara 3" lift 35" km2, AtoZ rockers, 8k warn, 4.56 gears, lock-rites front and rear
jeepbro's is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 02-06-2008, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
Schwalby
Registered User
 
Schwalby's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 529
Yup I am getting two sets of tires and wheels. The trails around me get really muddy and slick and people have found to get a decent tire for the trail and still be ok for road use the balancing becomes a huge issue. So with this setup I have an awesome tire for the trails and a really good all season tire for the DD. The trail set should also last me quite a few years seeing how they will not see much pavement. (just hope I don't slice them right off the bat)

Tattoos, women and Jeeps...... I need to find cheaper hobbies.

www.jeeprally.org Great American Jeep Rally
Schwalby is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
The swap is offically underway... leftlanetruckin YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 486 12-31-2014 07:45 PM
2.5-4.0 swap is underway!! RnEmOvr TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 171 11-02-2014 05:26 PM
build underway finally CreepyCrawler95 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 0 06-07-2009 08:57 PM
Swap Underway jwrangler91 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 1 03-11-2007 08:08 PM
2.5l to 4.0l swap underway. ID89YJ YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 12-20-2006 08:44 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome