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Unread 01-06-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
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Kyle08JK's 2dr Build

Just picked up my first JK in November of 2013. Been in the Jeep family since high school with my first long-armed WJ. Owned lifted WJs, fast WJs, and sold my 00 TJ Sahara in August. She remains nameless for the time being but I am looking for something that fits. I work long, hectic hours in Manufacturing while spending even more time at night school and my Jeeps have always been a way to unwind and take my mind off everything.

She is a 2008 Wrangler X with the D44 rear, 6speed, and 65k miles.

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Unread 01-06-2014, 07:06 PM   #2
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Took advantage of Northridge4x4's Christmas Sale

Poison Spyder BFH




Nitro Axle Sleeves and Artec C-Gussets



Also picked up the 2.5" Rock Krawler Flex System with Fox 2.0 shocks
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Unread 01-06-2014, 07:09 PM   #3
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Cutting the frame for the Poison BFH




And here it is fitted and ready for powder coat. Will be doing everything in a charcoal gray. Haven't decided on whether or not I want a textured finished but am picking up some samples tomorrow on my way home from work.

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Unread 01-06-2014, 07:15 PM   #4
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Cleaned up the throttle body. Took 10 minutes and instant idle improvement.

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Unread 01-06-2014, 08:59 PM   #5
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wow man, great start, always nice to see someone that starts a thread with quality products. looks like you've done your research! man i love those bfh bumpers. might copy that design when i make my own, but with a grill hoop of course since i have no luck with the local wildlife
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Unread 01-06-2014, 09:25 PM   #6
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Fellow WJ'er! Glad you made the switch! I like the dark charcoal color idea
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Unread 01-06-2014, 09:52 PM   #7
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wow man, great start, always nice to see someone that starts a thread with quality products. looks like you've done your research! man i love those bfh bumpers. might copy that design when i make my own, but with a grill hoop of course since i have no luck with the local wildlife
Read a lot of build threads before I started doing anything. Yours included I love the look of the BFH bumper and it feels amazingly stout but in the back of my mind I don't like that I can never put another front bumper on my jeep without extensive work. Cutting off the mounts that most other bumpers use is definitely a no turning back decision.

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Fellow WJ'er! Glad you made the switch! I like the dark charcoal color idea
I am a firm believer that the most comfortable seats ever placed in a jeep were cloth WJ seats. Here are my old jeeps together. 00 with a 6.5" long arm and 35s, and my 03 4.7L H.O.

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Unread 01-06-2014, 10:01 PM   #8
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Spent Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning installing my 2.5" Rock Krawler Flex system. Fox shocks were a pain to install as they were just so damn stiff. Install went pretty smoothly with only basic hand tools and a craftsman impact. Made a small checklist of things to do before she is back road worthy.

- Grease joints and install set screws in place of zerk fittings
- Double check all "critical" torques with wrench
- Install front quick disconnects
- Install front brake lines
- Properly center front driver side lower control arm joint
- Center steering wheel (ESP is going crazy with the steering wheel off center)

Front complete



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Rear Installed



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Unread 01-06-2014, 10:33 PM   #9
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lift looks great! and thanks for reading through my build. not a lot of traffic in there. most of those on the check list are rather easy, especially the centering of the steering wheel, maybe a 5 minute job at max. and hey if you end up with a welder you can always make your own bumper in the future!
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Unread 01-06-2014, 11:02 PM   #10
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I love your WJ, makes me miss mine.. I agree on the seats. I always wanted to trade my leather for someone with cloth. No one was dumb enough

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Looking at your throttle body actually made me go and clean mine. Holy canoli that thing was gunked at 44k miles!

Jeep looks good all leveled out
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Unread 01-08-2014, 04:28 PM   #11
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Installed my CoverKings today. They fit great, almost a little too snug. Did a little damage to the Velcro strap that runs at the bottom of the front but you'll never see it anyway. I'm digging the color combo. Should match up well with the bumpers once they are finished. Looks like I took the pictures with a potato






Adjusted the drag link to center up the steering wheel and took her for the first real test drive since I put the lift on. Very pleased with the ride quality. The rear seems a little stiffer then I remember but will only get "better" as it starts to break in.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 05:41 PM   #12
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Should have my MT/Rs by next week. Took the safe route and went with 35".

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Unread 01-09-2014, 06:33 AM   #13
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Nice build! Good write-up and pics!
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Unread 01-14-2014, 05:11 PM   #14
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Just a quick update for you guys. Had ordered 35" MT/Rs. Slight mix up placed my tires on another customer's truck and netted me 5 Kuhmo KL71 for less than what I would of paid for 3 of the original MT/Rs. I'm happy with the deal.





- Should have my front bumper back Thursday from powder coat. Went with the Kingsport Grey which is sort of an OEM looking metallic charcoal grey.

- Tuned with the Superchips 3870 to eliminate the pedal hesitation and change tire sizing. Also tuned to the 93 octane tune so we will see what happens there.

- Received 100ft of "denim" colored Paracord today for some new grab handles. Installed some blue trek armor grab handles and hit my head on them every time I got in so they have got to go.

- Beginning to shop for a winch. Thinking something from Engo. The price is right and they are getting pretty good reviews.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 06:49 PM   #15
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Those tires and wheels look good. Can't wait to see the rest
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