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Unread 11-05-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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Project: Alexia's "Nice Jeep"

Project: Alexia's "Nice Jeep"
On 10/25/2008 I drove a combined twenty hours from Pennsylvania to Virginia to buy this Jeep. I have always wanted the newer Wrangler in Electric Lime Green, but I was just get out of high school when they came out. I also wanted an Unlimited at the time as well! I patiently wait checking for sale listings and eventually I find it! A 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in Electric Lime Green. I found both of what I wanted in the same Jeep for cheap! I paid $10,000 total for the Jeep, $4,000 less than suggested retail. It has a few issues, but the savings on the Jeep actually is much better for fixing those issues.

I will be writing more posts through out the day as I prepare the photographs and upload them to my server. I already have a few things done and will be working on locks tonight.





Chapters:
1.) Inspection
2.) Electrical Repairs
3.) Security Repairs
4.) Sound System
5.) Front Bumper
6.) Build Day One(Parts Arriving)
7.) Build Day Two(Broken shock bolts)
8.) Build Day Three(Lift is Done!)
9.) Build Day Four(Sway Bar, Stabilizer, Power Door Locks)
10.) Tires
11.) Build Day Five(Tummy Tucker)
12.) U-POL Raptor - Color Matched
13.) Savvy Off Road LED Tail Lights
14.) MOPAR Speed Control Kit
15.) Fender Flares
16.) ARB Air Compressor


Materials and Items List:
Priority
Tires - 31X10.5R15 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO - $700
Lock Cylinder - Dealership - $50 - INSTALLED
Stereo Adapter - Chrysler/Jeep In-dash Receiver Kit Fits select 1998-up - $15 - INSTALLED
Stereo - Pioneer DEH-P6000UB Pioneer DEH-P6000UB CD - Owned - INSTALLED
Locking Gas Cap - $15 - INSTALLED

Extra
Power Windows - Jeep "TJ" Power Window Kit - $240
Power Door Locks - Universal Power Door Lock Kit (4 Door) - $45 - INSTALLED
Keyless Entry and Alarm - Commando KE-30-I Keyless Entry - $45 - INSTALLED
Front Bumper - Bestop 42901-01 - HighRock 4x4 Front Bumper - $600 - INSTALLED, Paid $250
Savvy Off Road LED Tail Lights - Savvy Off Road LED Tail Lights - $215 - INSTALLED

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RC 2.5" Lift - RC 2.5" Rear Track Bar Bracket - JKS 1.25" Body Lift - JKS Front Disconnects - JKS 1" Budget Motor Mount Lift - Spidertrax 1.25" Spacers -
Power Door Locks with Keyless Entry

Build Project Thread
Rocker Guard Comparison Chart - Final Differential Gear Ratios - Oxygen Sensor FAQ

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Unread 11-05-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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you could probably make some decent money selling the chrome stuff... unless you like that stuff.

just kidding!

nice looking jeep
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Unread 11-05-2008, 09:57 AM   #3
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congrats, i remember yout thread about wanting to buy it, keep us updated
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Unread 11-05-2008, 10:01 AM   #4
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Inspection

One of the first things I needed to do was inspect the entire Jeep for issues and prioritize what I needed to repair in my project.

1.) Tires - There are four different brands and five different models of tires on this Jeep. Futura, BFGoodrich, Goodyear, and Generic Wal-Mart Radial.
2.) Passenger door lock has been attacked with a screw driver and needs replaced.
3.) Minor paint scratches around door locks and foot steps.
4.) Front left fender needs some minor straightening.
5.) Chrome grill guard is half broken and needs to be removed.
6.) Rear hatch inside door needs some touch up paint.
7.) Broken alarm needs removed.
8.) Blower motor resistor needs replaced.
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Power Door Locks with Keyless Entry

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Rocker Guard Comparison Chart - Final Differential Gear Ratios - Oxygen Sensor FAQ
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Unread 11-05-2008, 10:06 AM   #5
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Why the swap to a aw4/NP242?
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Unread 11-05-2008, 10:11 AM   #6
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DON'T put 31's!!!they look SO small in the lj.go to 33's cause you'll love the looks and the d44 you lucky lj owners have can easily take the 33's
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Unread 11-05-2008, 10:15 AM   #7
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Congratulations! Great color!

But wow... that cow pusher is enormous! Must be a lot of cows running around Virginia.
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Unread 11-05-2008, 10:34 AM   #8
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Sounds like you know where your headed! I like the green! Keep us posted on progress! Good luck!
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Unread 11-05-2008, 10:49 AM   #9
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Why the swap to a aw4/NP242?
The NP242 is the Selec-Trac so I can have 4WD Full Time. We get plenty of light snow around here that the NP242 is great for handling. As well, if I get the AW4 with the NP242 already on it there will be less modification to bolt it on to the motor.
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RC 2.5" Lift - RC 2.5" Rear Track Bar Bracket - JKS 1.25" Body Lift - JKS Front Disconnects - JKS 1" Budget Motor Mount Lift - Spidertrax 1.25" Spacers -
Power Door Locks with Keyless Entry

Build Project Thread
Rocker Guard Comparison Chart - Final Differential Gear Ratios - Oxygen Sensor FAQ

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Unread 11-05-2008, 10:52 AM   #10
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DON'T put 31's!!!they look SO small in the lj.go to 33's cause you'll love the looks and the d44 you lucky lj owners have can easily take the 33's
I am not planning to install a body lift and I am probably only going to put in a two inch budget lift. I could put 33" tires on there, but I am afraid they would rub too much when flexing.
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RC 2.5" Lift - RC 2.5" Rear Track Bar Bracket - JKS 1.25" Body Lift - JKS Front Disconnects - JKS 1" Budget Motor Mount Lift - Spidertrax 1.25" Spacers -
Power Door Locks with Keyless Entry

Build Project Thread
Rocker Guard Comparison Chart - Final Differential Gear Ratios - Oxygen Sensor FAQ
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Unread 11-05-2008, 11:27 AM   #11
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The AW4 is for the four speed automatic instead of the current three speed automatic.
The NP242 is the Selec-Trac so I can have 4WD Full Time. We get plenty of light snow around here that the NP242 is great for handling. As well, if I get the AW4 with the NP242 already on it there will be less modification to bolt it on to the motor.
I know about the AW4, I have one, but the 04 Wranglers's didn't come with 3 speed autos, 97-02 I6's came with the 32rh and I4's came with the 30rh, both 3 speeds, but the 03-06's(both 4 and 6 cyl) come with the 42rle, a four speed auto. But I guess if you are doing it to make the 242 swap go more smoothly, good luck.
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Unread 11-05-2008, 11:52 AM   #12
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I know about the AW4, I have one, but the 04 Wranglers's didn't come with 3 speed autos, 97-02 I6's came with the 32rh and I4's came with the 30rh, both 3 speeds, but the 03-06's(both 4 and 6 cyl) come with the 42rle, a four speed auto. But I guess if you are doing it to make the 242 swap go more smoothly, good luck.
Ah, I was going by the shifter labels to figure out how many gears it had. It is labeled First, second, and over drive which would normally be third for the highest gear. I am used to the AW4's gear selection layout of first, second/third, and over drive(fourth).

Either way, I think the 42RLE shifts like crap.
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Power Door Locks with Keyless Entry

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Rocker Guard Comparison Chart - Final Differential Gear Ratios - Oxygen Sensor FAQ
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Unread 11-05-2008, 11:57 AM   #13
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I dig that color. My wife mentioned wanting an Electric Lime Green LJ. Now she's thinking JK.
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Unread 11-05-2008, 12:51 PM   #14
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.. Either way, I think the 42RLE shifts like crap.

Until you learn how to drive it
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Unread 11-05-2008, 01:49 PM   #15
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Awesome! For the most part you either love that color or hate it
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