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Old 01-30-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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Joe Dirt's JK build

As many of you know, My trusty TJ was wrecked. After 10 years of turning wrenches I'm starting a new project, a 2013 2Door JK. I decided to start this thread just for fun and I'll post pictures as I go.

My old TJ.

And the new JK
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:21 AM   #2
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Yea! We wana know what you have instore man! Lay it out for us!
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Church it up. It's spelled Dirte'. LOL
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:03 PM   #6
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Like most people I'm going to start slow, just like i did with the TJ. Of course the TJ ended with axles, gears, lockers and big tires after 10 years of wrenching. But, for now I'm taking it easy. I ordered mine with a limited slip and 3.73 gears from the factory. Yesterday, I went to 4wheelparts and ordered some 285/75/16 ProComp extreme terrain tires and these wheels with a Teraflex 2" lift. I think the wife would kill me if I tore it up right away
I'll post a picture after the install.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #7
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Here's the promised picture after the lift, wheels and tires.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #10
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Hey, I just hit 1000 posts. Do I get a toaster or something????
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Hey, I just hit 1000 posts. Do I get a toaster or something????
Microwave oven actually
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Ha ya one of those tiny ones that only fits a lean pocket
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:12 AM   #13
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Found some Rubicon rock sliders on Craigslist.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:36 PM   #14
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Put on some Smittybilt rock sliders I got off Craigslist and some door sill guards.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #15
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I got a hitch too. Now I can save my friends again.
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Lookin good man
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Looks good! What Tera Flex 2" lift did u go with...the leveling kit?
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The leveling kit (2" in the front and 1" in the rear).
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:34 AM   #19
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It's been a while since I've updated my build and I've added a few things. I'll try to get caught up. Here a picture of the customized Yakima removable roof rack I installed. It works great for my surfboards.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:10 AM   #20
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This is the Kenwood 2 Meter Ham radio I installed
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:58 PM   #22
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Here is a photo of the LOD bumper I installed. I also have a 8K Smittybilt winch I salvaged off my old wrecked TJ before the insurance company took it

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