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Unread 03-04-2014, 04:39 AM   #1
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JKSA Introduction/Slow build Thread

Hi ladies and gents.
Just joined but have been drooling over some of the builds here for a couple a months. The threads on here have not just been a inspiration but very valuable in my planning towards my build.
I'm in southern Africa, so for us to build up our rigs with imported goods turn out to be horribly expensive with the current exchange rates. Thats why I appreciate all the information especially on home fabricated modifications.
I apologise in advance as I will probably ask you guys a stupid question from time to time..

I have attached a pic of my JK as it was a few weeks ago, I'm busy with some stuff but will post updates as I go on

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Unread 03-04-2014, 08:07 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and looking forward to your build w/pics.
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Unread 03-06-2014, 03:11 AM   #3
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So finally after waiting a month my suspension parts have arrived cant wait to install over the weekend..
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Unread 03-06-2014, 08:14 AM   #4
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So finally after waiting a month my suspension parts have arrived cant wait to install over the weekend..
LeafSprings?
What kind of lift are you doing and are you going to be using your Jeep to tow a lot?
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Unread 03-06-2014, 09:38 AM   #5
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Got anymore pics of your Jeep? Which suspension did you go with? I see Rubi Express but seems like an awful lot of boxes.

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Unread 03-06-2014, 12:04 PM   #6
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Yes, some xj parts in the pile so wont be using leaf springs on the jk and not all of the boxes , only doing a 3.5 inch lift, keeping the stock control arms for the time being. Will probably go for a long arm but still looking at some different options, would love to build my own.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 07:52 AM   #7
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Well finally got around to writing somthing on here, so installed the Rubicon express 3.5 coil and shocks, back trackbar relocation, as well as extended bump stops. Front jks adjustable track bar. Extended brake lines.
Easy install appart from having to slot the rear trackbar relocation mounting holes a little.
Second last pic is the end result, and then took out my two little guys to play around with thier air rifle.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 11:41 AM   #8
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Unread 03-18-2014, 02:46 PM   #9
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Nah, I broke those in a few pieces.
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Unread 03-20-2014, 10:37 PM   #10
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Slapped on a set of Black Rhino wheels
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Unread 04-07-2014, 03:05 AM   #11
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Played around some, had a good weekend out with some fellow Jeep mates...
Havent done much to the Jeep in while just too busy with work and stuff. But will post as I go...
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Unread 05-27-2014, 05:17 AM   #12
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Got around to doing a some small stuff on the Jeep, deleted the stock rear tire carrier and coverd the vent with some aluminium checkered plate, managed to pick up a set on rugged ridge sliders that came off a crashed Jeep for a good price so popped those on as well.

Busy fixing up my warn m8000 so that will probably be the next to be installed.
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Unread 05-27-2014, 05:21 AM   #13
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Oh and hell that stock rear bumber must go sooner rather than later!!
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Unread 05-28-2014, 12:51 AM   #14
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So got most of the m8000 parts stripped and cleaned up, when I opened it it up it was a mess. Dirty grease and water contaminated. Got some paint on will start assembling the wich as soon as I receive new tie rods and drum bushes from warn. Unfortunately I didnt take a before pic but will post an after..
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Unread 05-28-2014, 12:03 PM   #15
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When you guys rebuild some of these old winches you might want to open up the dc motor as well, opened up mine and found about a half a cup of dirt in there with loads a rust.two of the brushes was completely siezed up, so that would have arced the commutator to shreds under load. Cleaned that up so should be good for a few more years now.
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