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Old 05-20-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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First Time... wow.

So as the title says... yesterday was my first time taking the TJ out for a real trail. Something other than the unpaved road, sand, and little mud spots around here. On this ride I found out many, many, many things about the Jeep and me. What I learned ... well that I need to put work into the TJ. It would be easy if I didnt have student loans, rent, life, and other expenses that come into daily life. What I'm getting to is I want to keep building the jeep to a good weekend warrior. Capable, dependable, driveable and affordable. I need you guys help. To find the parts that do things right. Sometimes the most expensive one is not the answer. Most of the times it is, but there is always some not that high that does the job right.

I need help continuing my jeep build I dont know where to go from where I'm at. I have an 04 i6
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4" Zone Lift
33x12x15 general grabbers (red letters/found out they suck on mud)
SYE/CV shaft tattons drive shaft
Rock krawler Adjustable Control arms front and rear.

where to go from there. I dont have rockers, I dont have a recovery points, one of my rims is bent, rear main seal looks like its leaking, open front and rear, and stock bumpers.

I want to get rockers they are waayyy too many out there to choose from.
and i want to see if it would work to fabricate recovery points for the stock bumper. what do you guys think? should i post pics of it..?

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On of our local clubs' prerequisites for going on their trail rides is, recovery points. these can be simple hooks that mount to the frame, front and rear. A winch is optional, but nearly everybody has one - a must if you are out with only a few people. If you like getting stuck, it might take 2, lol. There's a lot of hardware you can add to a jeep that keeps it just as stuck.

Use your head, have a winch, get some pull straps, and some simple hardware, and STAY UPRIGHT, lol. Sounds like your jeep has enough stuff on it to make you strive for ambition! I told my son once, "Just because you have 4 wheel drive doesn't mean you won't get stuck." He didn't listen. Got stuck then the flood came...

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Pics can't hurt. First thing I would do is get an engine skid. That is death if something goes wrong there. A lot of people will say to do other stuff before that, but for $200 bucks you're really covering your a$$. Just my $0.02

You can live without rock rails. That is nice but not necessary. Recovery points are mandatory for a lot of places - but you can mount them the frame. Nothing wrong with stock bumpers for now either. They do the job til you have money.

What happened to your tow hooks? Should have been two up front and one under your rear bumper?
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I say some recovery points and some skids would be most important. They'll get you out of some hairy places and protect the jeep vitals. I'd put rockers way down on the list, but if you feel like looking at some options, I had a pretty long thread where people gave their opinions for my search.
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Do you have front swaybar disconnects? If not, it's easy to make your own.

As far as recovery points. Buy a set of these: 10,000 Lb. Capacity Tow Hook Kit
Unbolt the two bolts on the top of your front bumper and bolt these on.

For the rear, you might be able to find someone selling a factory tow hook (like me). Or, if you have a receiver hitch, just use the pin with it to hold a recovery strap.
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Also, if you haven't seen this post, there are a lot of good ideas in it: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/chea...ds-102868.html
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hambubba: I'm striving for ambition. I did get stuck, but i think what happened was me as a driver, not being as "proactive" as i should've been and the grabber just slidding on the mud. Anyways, recovery points its number one.

relwell: I forgot to post that. THANK YOU. i was worried about my transmission and where the oil is to get hit by a rock and then fluid everywhere and my DD dead. so yeah I looked into the UCF and their front skid plate dont think that specific one will work with the stock transfer case skid plate.

InvertedChaos: i have my side steps and i think they would just get in the way, they are bulky and sit low. takes away from the lift, putting the transfer case back where it belongs. thats one of the reasons that i liked the rockers. but definitely recovery points, transmission skid plate, rock sliders. btw i will look for your thread on rock sliders to get an idea on what to look for.

Border Dave: darn it i forgot to mention that too. i want to build some cause it is a PITA to screw the ones i have off and then back on. seems like eventually they wont be as good as they should be. i have the hitch i have to get the d ring for it. or just wrapping a tow strap around the bumber like i did before. yeah i'm there looking at all the stuff people do... man i wish i was handy like that.

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You're in Maryland - if you want the number or email to Halltrail Fabrication I can get it to you. They're 1/4" steel and it is just as legit as the ones that will run you $100 more. If you ask he can even help you install. He is down past Prince Frederick in SoMD.

He did mine, and once I get this new ride he will do another one for me - it is solid and well put together. Pivoted on it more than once without a hiccup.
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You're in Maryland - if you want the number or email to Halltrail Fabrication I can get it to you. They're 1/4" steel and it is just as legit as the ones that will run you $100 more. If you ask he can even help you install. He is down past Prince Frederick in SoMD.

He did mine, and once I get this new ride he will do another one for me - it is solid and well put together. Pivoted on it more than once without a hiccup.
yup, i'm in St Marys County, that would be awesome!
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I would go a different route. When I first got my YJ I just drove it and got use to it. The more I went off road with it the better it performed. One of the first times I took it out I high centered and had to use my winch. Have not been stuck since. So with that said get to know your rig inside and out.

Like others have said some recovery points.

However I would also look at it a different direction. A small assortment of tools, tire puncture repair kit also would be a good idea.
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In this order:
  1. Recovery points, front and back and recovery strap (hookless). No body will be able to pull you out if you don't have them. At least nobody should try an unsafe hookup on a place like a stock bumper or axle.
  2. Engine/Transmission skid. You have to protect your vitals. I'm guessing you were at the MJC trail ride this weekend up at Raucsh Creek. There are some pretty nasty rocks that can do a lot of damage to your pan and tranny if you come down hard. It's easy to drive to avoid hitting diffs on rocks, but not so easy all the time for the belly.
  3. SYE/CV driveshaft. Get that TC up out of the dirt. If you can, do a belly-up at the same time when measuring for your driveshaft length.
  4. Rocker Guards. They'll protect your tub so you don't bend stuff up to the point of not being able to shut your door. You don't need the tubes for them, just nice thick steel or aluminum ones. I have tubes and wish I didn't get them. They are too high to be used as a step like I thought.
  5. Winch. You'll use it to pull other people out more than likely but it's nice to be able to get pay back.
  6. Lockers. Listed last because they will more then likely get you into more trouble so you can wait on them and learn your Jeeps capabilities. IMO, lockers should be for getting out of trouble more than getting into trouble.
Dave at Halltrail is a great guy that can help you out with 2, 4, and 5 (I believe I heard he's doing re-gears too if you need that along with the lockers). You can PM him on the MJC site. He responds quickly.
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Halltrail did my engine skid too. Great guy. If you really want rock rails, try to find someone with a rubicon who upgraded their rock rails. I still have my stock ones. I have dropped my jeep onto them very hard, many times. I am not that great of a wheeler, and I use the skinny pedal more than I should. They have bent a very minimal amount. You can probably pick a set up for around 50 bucks. Some folks say they are junk. I am assuming you went to RC to wheel. I have done several of the Red trails and almost all of the blacks, and my rockers are in pretty good shape. They could use some paint, but holding up well.
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I would go a different route. When I first got my YJ I just drove it and got use to it. The more I went off road with it the better it performed. One of the first times I took it out I high centered and had to use my winch. Have not been stuck since. So with that said get to know your rig inside and out.

Like others have said some recovery points.

However I would also look at it a different direction. A small assortment of tools, tire puncture repair kit also would be a good idea.
i see what your saying. i want to go back. i dont think i did justice to the jeep or did as many trails as i should've. works calls i had to work today so had to cut saturday short. i know i dont want to do everything at once. and would like to see how little bits and pieces help. i'm in the look for a full spare. i know it was a very bad idea to wheeling without a spare luckaly i made it back.
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Recovery points, front and back and recovery strap (hookless). No body will be able to pull you out if you don't have them. At least nobody should try an unsafe hookup on a place like a stock bumper or axle.
Recovery points on the way. I found the hooks that mount to the bumper and I'm getting the one for the hitch. by the end of the week i should be able to be recovered without doing anything crazy.

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Engine/Transmission skid. You have to protect your vitals. I'm guessing you were at the MJC trail ride this weekend up at Raucsh Creek. There are some pretty nasty rocks that can do a lot of damage to your pan and tranny if you come down hard. It's easy to drive to avoid hitting diffs on rocks, but not so easy all the time for the belly.
I was in big dogs. i want to eventually make my way to RC. i know i was praying to not have a sharp rock hit the belly. but thats the thing dont know if the UCF skid which is the only skid i have seen for the belly will work with the stock transfer case skid plate.

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SYE/CV driveshaft. Get that TC up out of the dirt. If you can, do a belly-up at the same time when measuring for your driveshaft length.
I have a SYE/CV transfer case is back in stock position. going back to the belly skid i know companies make the full skid but requires the belly up. how hard is it to do this? i'm not a mechanic at all, but most of my friends are so they have helped me get the jeep to where it is right now.

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Rocker Guards. They'll protect your tub so you don't bend stuff up to the point of not being able to shut your door. You don't need the tubes for them, just nice thick steel or aluminum ones. I have tubes and wish I didn't get them. They are too high to be used as a step like I thought.
My wife is short and i was thinking of getting the ones with the tubes for that exact reason. she has trouble getting into the jeep as it is with the step tube and grab handles. seen some really nice "boat" sliders with the step but they were over 1k definitely waaaaaaaaay too much for what i want to spend or what i could spend on anything.

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Winch. You'll use it to pull other people out more than likely but it's nice to be able to get pay back.
Lockers. Listed last because they will more then likely get you into more trouble so you can wait on them and learn your Jeeps capabilities. IMO, lockers should be for getting out of trouble more than getting into trouble.
Dave at Halltrail is a great guy that can help you out with 2, 4, and 5 (I believe I heard he's doing re-gears too if you need that along with the lockers). You can PM him on the MJC site. He responds quickly.

yeah i will keep them in that order. Thanks dude that was pretty detailed. Yeah i'm going to have together with Dave from Halltrail. regear eventually? i have 3.73s with 33s only feel that i loose power going uphill but not that much. i can do 70 on the highway comfortably.
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Halltrail did my engine skid too. Great guy. If you really want rock rails, try to find someone with a rubicon who upgraded their rock rails. I still have my stock ones. I have dropped my jeep onto them very hard, many times. I am not that great of a wheeler, and I use the skinny pedal more than I should. They have bent a very minimal amount. You can probably pick a set up for around 50 bucks. Some folks say they are junk. I am assuming you went to RC to wheel. I have done several of the Red trails and almost all of the blacks, and my rockers are in pretty good shape. They could use some paint, but holding up well.
this is pretty smart. I should convince my body who has a TJ Rubi to do sell me his. I know he is not wheeling it, thinking about it and needs the money so it might workout for me. that w
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Recovery points on the way. I found the hooks that mount to the bumper and I'm getting the one for the hitch. by the end of the week i should be able to be recovered without doing anything crazy.

I was in big dogs. i want to eventually make my way to RC. i know i was praying to not have a sharp rock hit the belly. but thats the thing dont know if the UCF skid which is the only skid i have seen for the belly will work with the stock transfer case skid plate.

I have a SYE/CV transfer case is back in stock position. going back to the belly skid i know companies make the full skid but requires the belly up. how hard is it to do this? i'm not a mechanic at all, but most of my friends are so they have helped me get the jeep to where it is right now.

My wife is short and i was thinking of getting the ones with the tubes for that exact reason. she has trouble getting into the jeep as it is with the step tube and grab handles. seen some really nice "boat" sliders with the step but they were over 1k definitely waaaaaaaaay too much for what i want to spend or what i could spend on anything.

yeah i will keep them in that order. Thanks dude that was pretty detailed. Yeah i'm going to have together with Dave from Halltrail. regear eventually? i have 3.73s with 33s only feel that i loose power going uphill but not that much. i can do 70 on the highway comfortably.
The Skidrow engine skid works with the stock tcase skid and some aftermarket tummy tucks
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Recovery points on the way. I found the hooks that mount to the bumper and I'm getting the one for the hitch. by the end of the week i should be able to be recovered without doing anything crazy.


I was in big dogs. i want to eventually make my way to RC. i know i was praying to not have a sharp rock hit the belly. but thats the thing dont know if the UCF skid which is the only skid i have seen for the belly will work with the stock transfer case skid plate.


I have a SYE/CV transfer case is back in stock position. going back to the belly skid i know companies make the full skid but requires the belly up. how hard is it to do this? i'm not a mechanic at all, but most of my friends are so they have helped me get the jeep to where it is right now.


My wife is short and i was thinking of getting the ones with the tubes for that exact reason. she has trouble getting into the jeep as it is with the step tube and grab handles. seen some really nice "boat" sliders with the step but they were over 1k definitely waaaaaaaaay too much for what i want to spend or what i could spend on anything.




yeah i will keep them in that order. Thanks dude that was pretty detailed. Yeah i'm going to have together with Dave from Halltrail. regear eventually? i have 3.73s with 33s only feel that i loose power going uphill but not that much. i can do 70 on the highway comfortably.
3.73 gears and the highway are awesome. That's what I have and it helps get better mpg out of a tank of gas. But when it comes time to crawl over an obstacle, they suck. If you get lockers, you may want to consider it. I was considering a teralow kit so I can keep the 3.73 gears and still crawl slow. My Jeep is no longer my daily driver so it's not on my list anymore. I see 4.88s in my future. I'll crawl nice and slow with 33s and be ready for 35s when I get all the other parts together that I need (brakes, steering, fenders).

I'm only 5'6" with a 4.25" total lift so the tubes may be fine for you. Probably not worth the extra cost if you can lift your foot another 2" to get to the footwell.

I didn't catch the fact that you already had an SYE (I'm jealous as I need to do that this summer). I'm pretty sure Dave at Halltrail can make both a bellyup and engine skid to go together. It's probably just a matter of drilling new holes in the engine skid to get it to work together. I think he makes both anyway and if not, he can fabricate it. You dream it, he builds it.
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Halltrail does regears as well. I have 4.88s and I think it feels close to stock. But I have 35" tires and an auto. As the previous post says a 4:1low is great for crawling. But I would put any gearing down the list. Any armor and protection should be first.
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i see what your saying. i want to go back. i dont think i did justice to the jeep or did as many trails as i should've. works calls i had to work today so had to cut saturday short. i know i dont want to do everything at once. and would like to see how little bits and pieces help. i'm in the look for a full spare. i know it was a very bad idea to wheeling without a spare luckaly i made it back.

Just to add to what I said with an example. This past week we got some pretty heavy rain here in Lubbock so me and a couple of my friends went out back of my yard and played in the mud. This area had a chemical spill so the EPA made the company responsible for it dig a double sided trench all around it. At first glance the ditch does not look that bad but its not easy to go across it head on. I was out back with a 94 chevy truck riding on 35's and an AWD V8 explorer. I ended up having to winch both vehicles out of the ditch not once, but twice because they didn't know how to go over the ditch. This all in my little 2 1/2" lift riding on 31x10.5 tires. So its not all about throwing a bunch of money at something.

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Better tires. Armor. Lockers. Done. All ya need. What armor you need depends on the type of wheelin you do as well. I have seen a lot of good advice in here. As far as making armor, I weld a food bit of my own stuff. I made my rockers for around 70 bucks including hardware and steel. Also made my front stinger. I plan to make several other parts. Sounds like there is someone local to you who can fab stuff up at a good cost. I would jump on it.
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i have the hitch i have to get the d ring for it.
All you have to do is insert the recovery strap loop into the receiver and stick the pin through it. It works. And it's free since you already have the hitch.
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33's, 3" lift, and a rear locker can get you 95% of the places. Do you really want to go further in a DD?
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3.73 gears and the highway are awesome. That's what I have and it helps get better mpg out of a tank of gas. But when it comes time to crawl over an obstacle, they suck. If you get lockers, you may want to consider it. I was considering a teralow kit so I can keep the 3.73 gears and still crawl slow. My Jeep is no longer my daily driver so it's not on my list anymore. I see 4.88s in my future. I'll crawl nice and slow with 33s and be ready for 35s when I get all the other parts together that I need (brakes, steering, fenders).

I'm only 5'6" with a 4.25" total lift so the tubes may be fine for you. Probably not worth the extra cost if you can lift your foot another 2" to get to the footwell.

I didn't catch the fact that you already had an SYE (I'm jealous as I need to do that this summer). I'm pretty sure Dave at Halltrail can make both a bellyup and engine skid to go together. It's probably just a matter of drilling new holes in the engine skid to get it to work together. I think he makes both anyway and if not, he can fabricate it. You dream it, he builds it.
i would like to drive a tj just like mine with another set of gears in a offroad environment to "feel" the difference. see if i want to change them or not. for daily driving and 33s 3.73s are just fine.

yeah i just talk to my buddy who has a rubicon and he is not using his rock rails that will save me some $$$ in the time being. seeing how some people have actually used it seems like a good idea for the time being.

I definitely have to meet this Dave from Halltrail he sounds like the person I need right now to get my jeep into the right direction.
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Just to add to what I said with an example. This past week we got some pretty heavy rain here in Lubbock so me and a couple of my friends went out back of my yard and played in the mud. This area had a chemical spill so the EPA made the company responsible for it dig a double sided trench all around it. At first glance the ditch does not look that bad but its not easy to go across it head on. I was out back with a 94 chevy truck riding on 35's and an AWD V8 explorer. I ended up having to winch both vehicles out of the ditch not once, but twice because they didn't know how to go over the ditch. This all in my little 2 1/2" lift riding on 31x10.5 tires. So its not all about throwing a bunch of money at something.

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i see. i will work on that. yeah i dont want to throw a lot of money at it. i dont have money and i want to see what it can do as it is. i just need to get the protection and the recovery points. need to be safe before having fun.
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That is the best way to contact him. Like it has been said, he is a local.
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Better tires. Armor. Lockers. Done. All ya need. What armor you need depends on the type of wheelin you do as well. I have seen a lot of good advice in here. As far as making armor, I weld a food bit of my own stuff. I made my rockers for around 70 bucks including hardware and steel. Also made my front stinger. I plan to make several other parts. Sounds like there is someone local to you who can fab stuff up at a good cost. I would jump on it.
tires. i'm going to drive the ones i got till their done. save to get a nice set. i'm working on the armor and he i will be for a while. lockers will be in the future, future. yes definitely lots of good advice and pointing in the right direction with references and contact information. i wish i was able to do stuff like that. but i'm going to have to get with the local guy. cause i dont think i'm the "building" type tried it before and no joy.
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All you have to do is insert the recovery strap loop into the receiver and stick the pin through it. It works. And it's free since you already have the hitch.
sweet! thanks!
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That is the best way to contact him. Like it has been said, he is a local.
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