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Old 10-19-2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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Slow TJ progress thread

Alright, So i wanted to keep track of my jeeps progress so im gonna make a progress/build thread for it. Nothin epic or anything, just a slow build up.

Here are my specs

2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport
190 hp I-6
42RLE transmission
Dana 30 front
Dana 44 Rear
3.73 gears
Full doors
Bright silver metallic

Here are some of my plans.

Black headlight bezels-Done
Hella 500 lights with light bar-Done
Cragar Soft 8s-Done
2 inch BDS Suspension lift-Bought, waiting to get tires to install.
31 inch Goodyear Duratracs-Ordered.
Poison Spyder Steering box skid-Done. Thanks Tony!
Poison Spyder Bombshell D30/D44 diff covers-
Poison Spyder Rocker knocker rocker guards-
Raptor line the tub-Done and looks sick
Rubicon flares-
Aussie lockers-
Rockhard sport cage-

Here are some things i am playing with for when the Jeep is legally mine.

Rokmen Belly up skid
33 inch tires-MTZs, Cooper STTs or BFG KM2s
Re-gear to 4.88s or 5.13
3 inch BDS ultimate TJ lift kit
Rokmen or Savvy Gas tank skid
New bumpers
Winch
SYE and CV driveshaft
and just for giggles...a 5.0 motor swap

That's it for now. I will update as i think of things

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Old 10-19-2009, 02:34 PM   #2
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Now for some pics

day i got her, January 9th 2009



First time no doors..55 degrees out but still the best day of my life



Black head light bezels


Found some rust on the windshield hinge that the PO caused



First wheelin run ever, it was fun..only got 2 pics out of it though





Next i put 2 hella 500 driving lights on a Rugged Ridge light bar

daytime


Nighttime

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Re-gear to 4.88s or 5.13
5.13 isnīt available for a D30.
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Got in a small fender bender, but it's fixed now



Next i bought 4 15x8 cragar soft 8s with 4 inch backspacing.

hehe look what the UPS man brought



Out of the shop



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5.13 isnīt available for a D30.
Yeah i know, i guess i should have put that i wanted a rubi 44 up front.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:43 PM   #6
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Got my Poison spyder customs steering skid





Visited my buddy in Virginia beach. Here is his 1 ton build on 40s versus my stocker. He's got dana 60 front and dana 70 rear



Decided to bedline my jeep after a mishap in the outerbanks where i got freakin 8 inches of water in the jeep.

stripped except seats (i had to buy the right tools the next day to get the seats out)





U pol raptor liner is done!!









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Old 10-19-2009, 02:48 PM   #7
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Bought a 2 inch BDS suspension lift brand new for 250, i couldn't pass that up. It hasn't been put on yet...but should be going on within the next couple weeks



Next i bought 5 31x10.50R15 Goodyear duratracs to compliment my lift nicely. These things are much beefier in person.

Comparison to my stock 28s





Here are some pics of them mounted





some better pics









And that is how she sits now until i get the lift on in a couple weeks. Lemme know what ya guys and girls think. I think she's come a long way in only 10 months of owning her.
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hey another Jeeper in Maryland !

i like your friend's dana 60 and 70. curious to know how the ride control is ?
I was told it may not be very stable on the road and highway
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hey another Jeeper in Maryland !

i like your friend's dana 60 and 70. curious to know how the ride control is ?
I was told it may not be very stable on the road and highway
Yeah im in rockville, WBU?

I talked to him and he said he's gotten up to 60 on 40 inch super swampers with no shimmy or shake in the steering wheel lol.

I was very surprised.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:56 PM   #10
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Looks Awesome! I kinda wanna do a progress thread, but i don't think ill have enough going on to make one
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Looks awesome,the lift will really set it off
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Thanks guys

I feel sick though, I have already dumped about 2100 into it in 10 months of ownership...it really is an addiction.
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Looks Awesome! I kinda wanna do a progress thread, but i don't think ill have enough going on to make one
seems like you got goin more than i do LOL.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:15 PM   #14
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well i purchased the jeep with most of what I'm running now, I did add 4 KC lights, and tinted my windows.

so all the WIP will be the work i wanna add to what i bought

really dig your rig man. i wanted a silver/white jeep, couldn't find one.
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Thanks man, It's funny because i was looking at getting midnight blue but i found this one. I love the black on silver look...even if people think black is overdone. After my lift im lookin at a swingout tire carrier because my spare is currently in the back of my jeep strapped down.
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there great, but can lower rearview mirror visibility.
I know i cant see Sh*t outa mine lol

well keep us updated! once again jeep looks awesome!
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The tub liner came out real nice. Keep up the good work.
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The tub liner came out real nice. Keep up the good work.
I will recommend U pol raptor DIY liner to anybody now. It is spray one so you need a compressor but it is awesome stuff. I threw a 3 ton floor jack in there the other day and no scuffs or scratches. It's great stuff.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:25 PM   #19
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Lift should be on tomorrow. Will post pics when i get it.
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Lift got installed I personally love the stance and look of it on 31s. 2 inch BDS suspension lift

Before




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Let me know what ya guys think.
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good man not putting any chrome on it. the tires/wheels really make the jeep IMO. how much did you throw down on that liner. been thinkin about doing that myself as well.
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Great, it looks better with the lift!
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good man not putting any chrome on it. the tires/wheels really make the jeep IMO. how much did you throw down on that liner. been thinkin about doing that myself as well.
Nope, no chrome for me
I spent about 110 shipped for the liner alone from TP Tools & Equipment and probably spent close to another 80 on random stuff i needed that i was missing (torx bits, wrench set and masking stuff). All in all it was a GREAT investment.


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Great, it looks better with the lift!
Thanks! I'm still workin on my driveline vibes i got. 3 washers between the skid didn't do it so i gotta go back tomorrow and add a couple more.

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