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Lift install and Audio/Video - Scroll down on current page...
Post Lift Installation Photos
HID Install
HID, LED turn signal, and Soldier Field Snow Photo's
Hornblaster's Shocker 240 Install
Debadged and paint touch up photos
Riding and road trip photos
Rigid E-series 40" Lightbar install
Rigid E-series 40" Lightbar night photos
LED Tail light Install
Mean Green H.O. Alternator and modified T-case skid install
Gettin Dirty in the Country...
Accident photos from falling off the lift at the shop...
Moab Photos...
6" Clayton Long arm kit install
DDO Fundraiser Run at The Cliffs
Canon 5D Mark II photos...

Hey everyone,

I'm new around here so I wanted to say hi to and let everyone know what I have in the works. I really appreciate any input so please feel free to comment or ask questions as I will be updating this thread throughout the build process. I have a 2001 WJ Limited with the upcountry package that I bought in April or this year(2010). I paid $6500 with 105,000 miles on it.



I'm a huge snowboarder and make several trips out to Colorado every year and always drive to bring all of my gear, so I put a ton of miles on my cars. I have run into a few issues since purchasing the vehicle(New timing belt, O2 sensor, water pump, radiator hoses, power steering pump, and I the front Differential seized up on a trip back from Colorado 2 weeks ago which was no fun and cost 1700 to fix..) but when you consider I have already put close 20K miles on it since I bought it 7 months ago I'm not too upset. After about a month or so I started with the audio/visual part of my build and that took most of the summer to get all of that completed.Here are the specs:

Alpine INA-w900 navigation unit
2 9-inch headrest LCD's
Alpine PDX-F4 125w x 4 Multi-channel Digital amplifier
Alpine Type - X Component Interior Speakers
Alpine PDX-M12 1200w x 1 Digital Mono Sub Amplifier
2 MTX - 9510's
Sirrius Satellite Radio
Backup Camera
Viper 5901 Remote start/alarm
Passport Escort 9500 Radar Detector
Optima Yellow Top Battery






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What kind of tires are you running now that your getting rid of the Goodyears?
I am running 33" Duratracs... Selling my 32" ones... :thumbsup:
 

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hey man, i got a question for ya... whatd you end up doing for driveshafts? i think it was discussed but cant find it in the thread. thanks bud
 

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Just finished reading all 140 pages of your build. Definitely kept me busy over the past week. All I have to say is your jeep's transformation has been awesome! Everything is well done and it is always tasteful.

Keep working on your jeep and taking the trips while you have the means. It has been awesome to see.

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hey man, i got a question for ya... whatd you end up doing for driveshafts? i think it was discussed but cant find it in the thread. thanks bud
NO problem... The front shaft is stock and I ended up getting a Twoods double cv for the rear...

Just finished reading all 140 pages of your build. Definitely kept me busy over the past week. All I have to say is your jeep's transformation has been awesome! Everything is well done and it is always tasteful.

Keep working on your jeep and taking the trips while you have the means. It has been awesome to see.

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Thanks a ton bro!!

Havent been driving the jeep the past few days... My axle side front UCA bushings are shot after all the wheeling on the trip and My rear axle has been making some noises. I think my bent axle shaft is finally starting to take its toll on the wheel bearing... Ordered a new shaft on monday from ECGS so as soon as that gets here im going to swap the shaft and front bushings...

Right now Im also working trying to get some funds together for another trip so hopefully il be able to figure it all out!! I may have a few prints sold so if that works out I will for sure!!! Plan is to run the Rubicon in the fall!!!!

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Here's a couple images I have been working on for my portfolio... I shot them close to my place here in Chicago over the past week. People like to buy pics of the Chicago skyline, so I wanna have a whole skyline series to offer... Going to print them on a 10x30 canvas so its nice and large... Cant wait to see what they look like!! What do you guys think...? Id love some feedback!! :thumbsup:



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Sick photos man, they really capture Chicago well.

If you start to really put out some prints and whatnot, I'll have to talk to my uncle and brother. They both live downtown and love stuff like this. If it wasn't too pricey I could see them buying some!
 

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Thanks bro! Just ordered some test prints so Ill definitely keep you posted...
 

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NO problem... The front shaft is stock and I ended up getting a Twoods double cv for the rear...

Thanks a ton bro!!

Havent been driving the jeep the past few days... My axle side front UCA bushings are shot after all the wheeling on the trip and My rear axle has been making some noises. I think my bent axle shaft is finally starting to take its toll on the wheel bearing... Ordered a new shaft on monday from ECGS so as soon as that gets here im going to swap the shaft and front bushings...

Right now Im also working trying to get some funds together for another trip so hopefully il be able to figure it all out!! I may have a few prints sold so if that works out I will for sure!!! Plan is to run the Rubicon in the fall!!!!

on a side note...

Here's a couple images I have been working on for my portfolio... I shot them close to my place here in Chicago over the past week. People like to buy pics of the Chicago skyline, so I wanna have a whole skyline series to offer... Going to print them on a 10x30 canvas so its nice and large... Cant wait to see what they look like!! What do you guys think...? Id love some feedback!! :thumbsup:



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I like the big pink dandelions in the last pic :D
 

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Dude. Your pictures are really awesome! How do you do it?? Haha
 

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Thanks guys!!!

Still waiting on my axle shaft... Hopefully tomorrow....

Been keeping busy with my photography though... Heres a few more....

Playing around with a bit of HDR...



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And this is a wide angle panoramic of the Field Museum...

 

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I just saw all these on facebook haha. They're so sick. My dad was just in chicago too and said some of it looked familiar
Thanks bro... All of these were taken walking distance from my place...
 

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Thanks bro... All of these were taken walking distance from my place...
Wow you must have a really great view!
 

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My axle shaft came in today so I will be tackling that on Monday...

Heres a few photos from today...


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