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Old 08-15-2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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I bought this LJ brand new in 2004, so where it is now has taken a long time as I try to learn and plan along the way. My goal at this point is a fairly capable general purpose Jeep. It sees general utility usage, crowded city parking garages, long highway drives, lots of snow and ice conditions and scenic mountain 4x4 trails in Colorado. It's not a rock crawler...its more of a general purpose expedition Jeep and its going to go be a jack of all trades, master of none.

Here's the original build thread on JeepForum:
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I update that most frequently, so if you want to know whats newest, thats the place to look.

Specs: 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with: 4.0L/42RLE/NV231J w/ SYE, HP D30 front, D44 rear, 4.88's with Detroit TrueTrac's front and rear, 33x12.50R15 Goodyear Duratracs, JeepMedic engine skid & tummy tuck, modified "Soli" diff covers, Kilby steering box skid & Body Clamz, Savvy gas tank skid, Skid Row radiator skid, rock sliders with internal reinforcements, JKS 1.25" BL, Currie 1" MML, Vanco 15" big brake kit w/ 48mm calipers, Springs: OME 2.5" - 934 front, 949 rear, Shocks: OME N66 & N67, lots of bumpstop work, adjustable front and rear track bars, adjustable control arms, front sway bar discos, Viair 460C with 1 gallon air tank, rear load leveling airbags, Poison Spyder Customs Trail Cage with custom additions, ebay 'knoblockbumpers' rear bumper, some homemade stuff (GPS mount, CB mount, antenna mount & third brake light), ZJ V8 tie rod, trans temp gauge & big tranny cooler, Drake Off-Road radiator, Superwinch EPi9000S on Warn winch plate, Hesco High flow thermostat housing, Bestop tire carrier, 160A Durango alternator, custom exhaust, stainless dual trumpet boat horn. Also, a home made off-road camping/utility trailer w/ roof top tent for expedition adventures.

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:28 AM   #2
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:21 PM   #3

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Old 09-13-2013, 11:09 PM   #4
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:33 AM   #5
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Subd for those tech write ups. Could come in handy
2001 xj 4.5 RC 32 Km2s /// 2002 tj build in progress 3.5 MC lift. 35 inch mtr w/kevlar JB SS sye MC 4 inch fenders bilstien 5100s 15x8 black rock rims 4.88s Detroit locker rear
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:32 PM   #6
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do you have a dedicated build thread for your trailer?
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:14 AM   #7
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do you have a dedicated build thread for your trailer?
nope, it's scattered in the LJ build thread.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:37 PM   #8

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Thank you very much for this list, sounds like very interesting reading.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:46 AM   #9
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I guess I know what im reading when I get back from my second alignment (this ones free) in two weeks. Thanks for not forgetting the little people..

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Old 11-27-2014, 12:27 PM   #10
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Looks good, Thanks from a newb LJ owner!

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