Hey guys hows it goin in WF land.Ive been on here a bunch latley and decided to post some of my build.I got a TJ Feb last year a 97 I was gonna buy a rhino so i could haul the littelest kid around the desert, because my wife works weekends and we love the desert its me and my 3 girls every other weekend in the desert.I was sick of being stuck in camp.With the rising prices of diesel a friend suggested i buy a jeep.so here it is came w a 2" body lift.
First it went in for a lift 5.5 Rubicon Express HD trilink kit , SYE , Drive shaft ,6 Procomp 15" rims , 6 Goodyear MTR's 33x12.5x15 , 4 Fox racing 2.0 remote resi shocks and exhaust mod to fit the trilink kit.
Then i purchased a roll cage from Genright after shopping around for a while for some one else to do it.I didnt want to pay someone else to do it especially not 2500 $ Genright makes a great product many actually the roll cage was 1300 $ but I got hooked up for 950$ me and a friend put it together in 15 hrs super simple for coming in 40 pieces and no instructions.
I then decided to not spend 1200 $ on a fancy swingin tire carrier and instead bought a JD2 tubing bender and tubing notcher and made a multi purpose dbl tire carrier holds 2 tires or a ice chest or tool bags and gear.I live in the mtns and play in the desert so by this point its not real streety looking.I gutted the interior and rhino linered the whole tub inside and the grill,removed the back door.
I also added a floor cage and rear wall for 5 pt harnesses and seats and a front bumper.Building on the stock one wasnt my choice I plan on racing her a little and the class I want to race is Jeepspeed chk it out on Jeepspeed.com and some parts must remain stock.
I added some KC lights and rock guards,some tantrum led lights in the wheel wells and cab and my wifes favorite part the surrender the booty flag
here it is finally getting some use in the desert.1st trip jumped the crap out of it and ripped off the shock mounts on the axle in the rear.Woops
I am hoping to finish the front light racing jounce shocks and limit straps by the next race in july in Barstow i hope to pre run the course a little and get an idea of how to mount the King tripple bypass shocks i picked up for it.
Very nice!!! how are those rear jounce bumps mounted? did you cut and re weld the spring pad or cut a hole in the center??
my build is going the same route as you
just mounted the bumper, and am running the same fox shocks as you. I Love em. theonly downside to the King triple bypass is the clackity clack noise they constantly make. but the upside is you can tune and hit just about anything as hard as you want hahaha.
I really wanna add bumps to my rear and front, Im already strapped in the front
I just ran a couple months back from barstow to laughlin and back with my wheelin group (half are built prerunners) . Ill let you know next year when we run it again.
I cut out the middle hump and bolted, rear is easy front you gotta flip the spring over and cut a little to get the bump mount in about 1 1/2 " off spring tail you have to cut the spring in front too.On the front looks like I gotta bring bump pad up a couple inches.
The orig bumps dont even touch before the shocks are bottomed out after lift ive jumped it a few times w the jounces on the rear soooo cush and the way it is now no rebound just cush the cheepest i found them was at RDM offroad the guy is so fair on stuff chk him out. nice air dont you know jeeps arenet good jumpers
thanks I hadnt bent any tubing til i started this but i havent really waisted much
yet lucky i guess plus screwed up pieces usually will make a nice brace some where you just have to screw up another one to make a matching set.
Nice pics thats what i like to see nice air i'll have to get out w ya.
Well I finally got back out to my jeep and got the roll cage finished my fresh air pumper and limit straps mounted .I still need to retrim the wheel wells around the cage bars and sheet them w aluminum on the out side of the roll bars and a shorter sheet on the inside to make some small pockets.Looks like the back seats coming out and getting a single bucket seat.
Ive had some time to work on the jeep in the evenings lately so I made a top some side pannels and mounted the king 2.5 tripple bypass shocks in the rear cut out the rear upper spring buckets and moved them back a couple inches so they strike streight and mounted the rear limit straps.
Im afraid of that so im limiting it to 12" to start and their 14" shocks. im running 10" 3.0 king smoothies on the front I made sure i have plenty of adjustment w the adjustable clevices and Im using tripple wrap limit straps from PRP.I found a sweet deal on a curry rear anti sway bar kit for the jeep since the stock one had to go for the shocks ....come on pay day
I uses some laluminum to pretty up the holes for now.
Nice cumfy seats nice.I gotta figure out how to mount the anti sway bar kit and remove the rest of the wheel wells add one more bar each side.Looks like tons of work to get the front right.Every time I jump it the bump pad moves into the spring, needs more beefness thats where i'll be this weekend.
I'll for sure post more pics Thanks for checkin it out.