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Old 03-04-2011, 11:19 AM   #31
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Ah. I may go look for that after school. As for your key I think that it does not have a chip. How many things of the rubber spray did you use?

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Old 03-04-2011, 11:28 AM   #32
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The biggest problem of all this is my budget. Right now I work about 4-5 hours a week making minimum wage, it just doesn't cut it.

With that said I wouldn't have enough to get a new axle, then get lockers for it. Why wouldn't you just get new gears for your current front axle?

Are 4.10 gears the way to go with 33's too? I haven't really looked into gearing that much yet.
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$25 a week = $1,300 a year.

With a lift comes tires, wheels, and possibly regear.

I suggest you keep the 31s and your current lift. It is very capable for occasional offroading. Tires and wheels alone will cost you more than $1,300 (usually for 33s)

Im not trying to be negative, just realistic.

If you are still set on the lift, tires, gears, try to get a better job (or more hours) and just make sure you do it all right the first time.

And also regearing is expensive!! It is something only a professional can do (unless you are extremely extremely experienced). Labor is pricey. Your lookin at probably $2,000 for regearing front and rear. (depending on the shop)

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Old 03-04-2011, 02:06 PM   #33
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Did he really mean he only makes $25 dollars a week? Or do you think he ment $250 and just forgot the 0? Either way bud I suggest getting a better job, it will take you forever to save up for more of the bigger and exspensive goodies your gonna want to add on your jeep. Remember JEEP stands for Just Empty Every Pocket, because wanting to do things to your jeep never ends and you'll never get tired of it! Good luck and your doing a great job on your jeep so far!
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:38 PM   #34
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$25 a week = $1,300 a year.

With a lift comes tires, wheels, and possibly regear.

I suggest you keep the 31s and your current lift. It is very capable for occasional offroading. Tires and wheels alone will cost you more than $1,300 (usually for 33s)

Im not trying to be negative, just realistic.

If you are still set on the lift, tires, gears, try to get a better job (or more hours) and just make sure you do it all right the first time.

And also regearing is expensive!! It is something only a professional can do (unless you are extremely extremely experienced). Labor is pricey. Your lookin at probably $2,000 for regearing front and rear. (depending on the shop)

Good luck!
Thanks for the advice. It's the truth so I don't take offence to it. I'm just keeping my jeep how it is for now and saving up some money. Once I get money I think I am going to buy a welder to make custom bumpers as well as other things for my jeep. Who knows what after that.

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Did he really mean he only makes $25 dollars a week? Or do you think he ment $250 and just forgot the 0? Either way bud I suggest getting a better job, it will take you forever to save up for more of the bigger and exspensive goodies your gonna want to add on your jeep. Remember JEEP stands for Just Empty Every Pocket, because wanting to do things to your jeep never ends and you'll never get tired of it! Good luck and your doing a great job on your jeep so far!
Yes I only make 25$ a week. It's terrible. The store that I work at is starting to go under. I've been looking for a second job but no luck.

On the good side of things I took her out to a local sandpit today. My brother snapped this picture with his phone while I was going down a steep
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:48 PM   #35
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looks good. heres my 2000 jeep wrangler.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:01 PM   #36
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My 99's ignition has the chip safety. The people who sold it to us gave us a spare key without a chip, and the thing will stay on for 3 seconds maybe. So most likely, your key is chipped
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:04 AM   #37
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From what I hear the Gray key means that it has a chip... Also why would you want to swap the AX15 trans in? From what I hear the NV3550 is just as reliable if not better.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:09 AM   #38
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From what I hear the Gray key means that it has a chip... Also why would you want to swap the AX15 trans in? From what I hear the NV3550 is just as reliable if not better.
My 2nd and 3rd gear synchronizers are shot. It seems like it would be cheaper to get a new tranny than rebuild my current one.
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My 2nd and 3rd gear synchronizers are shot. It seems like it would be cheaper to get a new tranny than rebuild my current one.
I get that, but why replace it with an AX15 if you have a NV3550 in there now, why not just replace it with a new/used NV3550?
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:28 AM   #40
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I get that, but why replace it with an AX15 if you have a NV3550 in there now, why not just replace it with a new/used NV3550?
In my area, the AX15 tends to cost about $200-300 less than the NV3550.
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:34 PM   #41
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I haven't updated in a while because nothing huge has happened.

About a week ago the zipper on my back window got stuck. While I was working on it the window folded and cracked down the middle. I got fed up with having an 11 year old top so I took it off. I also cleaned her out quite a bit. I am going to be ordering a Rampage Frameless Soft Top this evening.

If anyone wants the stock soft top frame I can sell it to you for cheap.

When I ripped my rear seat out I noticed a decent sized dent on the bottom of the tub. Can someone help me figure out what this is from?


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Flat-mounted my license plate.


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Old 04-11-2011, 05:27 PM   #42
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I haven't updated in a while because nothing huge has happened.

About a week ago the zipper on my back window got stuck. While I was working on it the window folded and cracked down the middle. I got fed up with having an 11 year old top so I took it off. I also cleaned her out quite a bit. I am going to be ordering a Rampage Frameless Soft Top this evening.

If anyone wants the stock soft top frame I can sell it to you for cheap.

When I ripped my rear seat out I noticed a decent sized dent on the bottom of the tub. Can someone help me figure out what this is from?


The Dent:


Flat-mounted my license plate.


How she sits:
That dent could be from your rear seat. Maybe it came down really hard from a folded position. Just a thought.

Good luck on your new job search. That suxs, no offense.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:58 PM   #43
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That dent could be from your rear seat. Maybe it came down really hard from a folded position. Just a thought.

Good luck on your new job search. That suxs, no offense.
I don't think the dent could be from that because it pops out. It seems like something hit it from the bottom possibly.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:12 PM   #44
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Nice jeep nastyrider. I know this may be a couple weeks late but as for your key that you have it will have a chip in it. That would be an Ilco blank number Y159. It is the key used for my 2004 grand cherokee laredo and does indeed have a chip. If it did not have one it'd be about 4-5mm thinner. As for getting it copied and programmed, at the ace hardware I work at we are able to program keys as well as cut them, obviously. If you had two chances are you'd be able to program a third on your own with your vehicle.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:46 PM   #45
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Sorry for not updating this thread in a while as not much has been going on. I got my new top in and it's the best thing I have done yet. The fit is very good and the quality is excellent.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:47 PM   #46
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Are those the power lines on the Methuen Dracut line? or am I seeing things? Its been a while since I have been there but I used to ride my 4 wheelers and dirt bikes there.
Anyway running a 2000 TJ now, I am putting a 4" OME lift in and going to 33" tires. I have been advised to change the gears to 4.56 as I have the 5 spd 4.o engine. My point to you is this Jeep thing gets expensive if you let, but fortunately for you Jeep makes a great vehicle right out of the factory. If I were you I would do all mods on your budget and enjoy your Jeep, in the end thats what its all about.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:08 PM   #47
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How's that rubber coating holding up? Still considering it but not sure if I want to or not. Don't want to paint, especially if rubber coating can come off someday if necessary.
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looks good, your always gunna have something new you want to do, i started a forum and theres tons of cool stuff you can do. ill post it on heree for ya
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How's that rubber coating holding up? Still considering it but not sure if I want to or not. Don't want to paint, especially if rubber coating can come off someday if necessary.
I still had that rubber coating on my rims up until I got new ones. The only little bit that came off was from rubbing the edge of the rim on rocks. I got new rims a week or 2 ago.

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Great thread, I've looked through a few pages in the past. I try to spend as much as I can on parts for the heep but really not too much in the past few months. I got 2 10" subs and a 800w amp sitting in the rear instead of seats now. I also got Delta Tech lights due to mine breaking and some new rubber.

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I'll throw this pic in because it looks funny. I'm going to try to make a trip to Cohen Steel tomorrow so I can start on fenders, rear bumper, rocker protection, etc.



EDIT: Flex pic.

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Old 12-19-2011, 07:19 PM   #52
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Just got a 550lb package in the mail from East Coast Gear Supply.


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Damn, did you get a Christmas Bonus or something?
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:41 PM   #54
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Damn, did you get a Christmas Bonus or something?
Pretty much, yea.

So far today I got the d35 ripped out. Glad I started soaking a week in advance with PB blaster. Good shit. Not really much trouble except for the e-brake lines. I ended up cutting them because I got new ones. Also, having to go to lowes or VIP every hour or so to replace broken tools/get new shit I didn't have before really sucks when your DD is out of commission.

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What axles are those what did they run ya? Guessing you got a better job?
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looks good, cant wait to see more.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:31 PM   #57
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ECGS set up ford 8.8 rear with 4.88 gears, nitro positraction, stock shafts, and new disk brakes. Front Mopar D44 housing with 4.88 gears, spartan limited slip, chromoly shafts, knuckles, and spicer u-joints. Also came with a SYE and a CV driveshaft for a little over 5gs shipped to my house. They did a great job with them and the install hasn't been too bad. I managed to strip a T-case skid bolt so I'm going to cut it off tomorrow. More pics to come.
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Did you ever get your tranny replaced? I would find another NV3550, I've heard they can handle up to 300hp.
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For your 2nd gear synchro issue- try swapping out the fluid for Red Line MTL...the stuff is amazing
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Did you ever get your tranny replaced? I would find another NV3550, I've heard they can handle up to 300hp.
I still haven't replaced the tranny. As long as I don't shift too fast, and wait for it to warm up for a few minutes, then it doesn't grind. I'll probably wait until it completely goes before I replace it.

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Will do. It's about time for a change anyways.

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