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Unread 09-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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SEPTEMBER TJ of the MONTH CONTEST!!! bradentaala IS the WINNER!!!

Congrats man, sick TJ

Name: Braden Ta'ala
Username: bradentaala

Modifications:
Atlas 4 speed (11.7:1)
stretched to 104" WB (6" front stretch with keeping stock steering box location)
14" Fox Coilovers
Teraflex 3" speedbumps
Modified GenRight double triangulated 4 link
GenRight front 3 link
GenRight rear sway bar
HP KP 60 front (5.13's)
shaved 14 bolt (5.13's)
custom drive shafts (1350's)
ballistic fab rear truss system with shave kit
Detroit's front and rear
GenRight Comp Gas Tank
39.5's iRoks (for now)
walker evans beadlocks
TNT Customs High Line fenders (front and rear)
PSC hydro assist steering
behind the axle tierod
Vanco hydro boost brakes
1" M.O.R.E MML
belly up skid
PSC rocker guards
custom front bumper
9.5ti winch
corbeau heated CR1 seats w/ 5pt harness
Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X996 deck
Custom ported subwoofer box
Diamond D612 subwoofer
Kenwood XR-1S Amp
Kenwood X450-4 Amp
Kenwood KFC-X463C 4x6 in the dash
RockfordFosgate T152's in the sound bar
Yellow top Optima
Cobra 29 LX CB Radio
FireStik Antenna and Coax
15lb CO2 tank onboard

Story: I purchased this jeep about 2.5 years ago... and NEVER thought the acronym "JEEP" would result to: Joyfully Eating Every Paycheck. After blowing up a D35 on 35" tires, it was time to re-build. At the time I thought 35's would suffice, so i did a super 44 (35 spline shafts) and a super 30 (30 spline shafts) with ARBs. A few months later i picked up a set of 37's and knew it would only be a matter of time before my axles would fail me. I spent about 6 months buying parts to get the build to where i wanted it, after months of head scratching and patients (to get everything to fit) i finally ended up with what i wanted (for now). The two biggest challenges were getting the atlas 4 speed to fit with my new crossmember going in for the rear control arms, and stretching the front 6" without moving the steering box from the stock location. My next big mods will be a 6.0 and custom cage.

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Unread 09-30-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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Congrats man AWESOME TJ
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Unread 10-16-2012, 08:09 AM   #3
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what front bumper is that? it looks like a rough country but who did the cutting of your name into it?
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Unread 10-16-2012, 10:01 PM   #4
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Congrats man AWESOME TJ
Thanks man!

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what front bumper is that? it looks like a rough country but who did the cutting of your name into it?
It is completly custom. started out as cutting up cardboard. I drew it up in SolidWorks (3D CAD software) and had a local guy cut it out for me. As you can see it is welded right to the frame instead of being bolt on. My goal was to drop the winch lower (between the frame rails) and have the bumper be tucked in as much as possible without modifying my grill for the winch.
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Unread 10-18-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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Now I know what a Jeep looks like on steroids!
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Unread 10-19-2012, 09:02 PM   #6
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Now I know what a Jeep looks like on steroids!
Yes, i think there should be drug screening involved in the TJ of the month contest. I think Ta'ala2 is on steroids!

Congrats Braden!
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Unread 10-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #7
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Monster TJ man. That little red one parked next to you is more my size haha.
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Unread 10-22-2012, 01:30 PM   #8
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Monster TJ man. That little red one parked next to you is more my size haha.
LOL, thats my jeep
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Unread 10-22-2012, 06:10 PM   #9
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My new tires.... After I dropped the ride height (from 6" up travel to 4" up), I think it will be nice having these bigger tires.
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'00 TJ, 14" coilovers, teraflex speedbumps, double triangulated 4 link, 3 link, D60, 14 bolt, 42" Kevlars, 17" walker evans beadlocks, high lines, 104" wb, atlas 4 (11.7:1), hydro assist steering, hydro boost brakes, belly up, Corbeau CR1 w/5pt harness.


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Unread 10-22-2012, 06:12 PM   #10
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Unread 10-22-2012, 06:47 PM   #11
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Yep, moving from 39.5's to 42's. I'm putting new rear corners on to accommodate and tossing some 35 spline outers on the front D60.
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'00 TJ, 14" coilovers, teraflex speedbumps, double triangulated 4 link, 3 link, D60, 14 bolt, 42" Kevlars, 17" walker evans beadlocks, high lines, 104" wb, atlas 4 (11.7:1), hydro assist steering, hydro boost brakes, belly up, Corbeau CR1 w/5pt harness.


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Unread 10-23-2012, 10:18 PM   #12
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Never gave my congrats, and I actually voted for you. Man, I need to venture into the tj section more often.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 10:51 PM   #13
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Thanks Anticanman! And thanks everyone for voting!
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'00 TJ, 14" coilovers, teraflex speedbumps, double triangulated 4 link, 3 link, D60, 14 bolt, 42" Kevlars, 17" walker evans beadlocks, high lines, 104" wb, atlas 4 (11.7:1), hydro assist steering, hydro boost brakes, belly up, Corbeau CR1 w/5pt harness.


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Unread 10-26-2012, 01:37 PM   #14
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congrats..again, absolutely badass jeep.
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Unread 10-27-2012, 03:36 AM   #15
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congrats..again, absolutely badass jeep.
Thanks man! It's defiantly a work in progress...and will never be done. One of the fun things of having a jeep I guess!
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