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My Yellow 04-TJ Build

Ok, so I have had my TJ for almost two years now and I have done a lot to it since I got it. I have another build form on here somewhere but it got lost. So I figured that it is better late than never and start up a build form. I took the majority of these pictures off instagram so I apologize for the quality. If you want, Follow me @Colt ron23
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So this is the car I had before my TJ. It was not the truck in the back. That is my fathers. I drove this glorious 1985 chevy citation 2 for the better part of a year during highschool until I finally found some sucker to buy it.
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This is a picture of my bone stock TJ. I wasn't the biggest fan of yellow but the price was amazing.
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The first upgrade I did other than take off that ugly chrome grill cover (which sold for a lot on ebay) is buy a set of KcHilites h4 conversion lights. The stock lights were terrible so these helped a lot. I later got the 100W Apollo series on the A-Pilar.
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By brother last year for a birthday gift gave me a well needed HiLift jack. I love this thing.
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These are the Wrangler MT/R's I bought. 33x12.5x15. Love these tires.
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With larger tires I started to get around 8mpg's. So I bought ring and pinion gears. I was an automotive tec at the time after classes during high school so this wasnt that hard. 4.56 gears.
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With the larger tires, I bought the Rubicon Express 4.5 inch SuperFlex lift kit. I added an Advanced Adaptors SYE kit and a Custom Tom Woods shaft too. I also added a 1 inch body lift during a shop class in high school before i put the suspension lift on.
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It took me a while to do the lift by myself but it got done within 12 hours at the shop i work at.

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Tom Woods driveshaft installed
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This is a before and after i put the lift in.
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The summer before I set off to go to college for engineering, I lifted at least 5 jeep including mine. This one was an 05 LJ with a Rough Country 4 inch lift (more like 3 inches)
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I also had an itch to buy an LED light bar. These things have always been so amusing to me so I had to. It was my highschool graduation gift to myself
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Some guy on instagram decided to post this awesome picture of The Great American Jeep Rally and i ended up in it.
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So while at the Great American Jeep Rally, I got an amazing on a 9500 lb winch. So of course bought it.
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Pre winch Jeep pic at my 2014 WNE ASME Car Show
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So with a new winch, of course I had to buy a bumper. I couldn't slap it on the ugly stock bumper
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Thanks to Poison Spyder for such a great product. The welds on this bumper were nothing short of amazing
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Since the bumper came unfinished, I brought them to a local powder coating shop and had them match the bumper to the color of my soft top.
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Now that I have my TJ built up a bit more, it by far looks better and performs way better than it did stock.
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All of the Jeep kids at my school all park next to eachother. As you can tell, I have the largest and most fully built rig out of everyone on campus.

I will try to keep this page updated as much as I can when I keep customizing. I love talking about my rig to people so feel free to comment or ask questions. As I am a poor college student, I doubt that il be able to buy a lot more things for it. I am proud of what I have done. I bought everything by myself and had very little help installing the parts myself.
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Nice!
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Nice!
Thanks! Now that im in college its hard to keep customizing her but over the summer I am trying to get a D44
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So I just got a CB setup, I'll try posting pictures once I have it fully installed.
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Great build! Do you have any regrets on regearing the d35? I keep wanting to wait until I buy a built 8.8 from ECGS and also want metalcloak overlines to run 35's but that that will be near a $3000 process and don't want to put that money into it all at once. Anyways do you have any opinion on regearing to 4.56 or 4.88 in a d35? I am leaning towards 4.56 since I'll still have my 33's for a long time.
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Great build! Do you have any regrets on regearing the d35? I keep wanting to wait until I buy a built 8.8 from ECGS and also want metalcloak overlines to run 35's but that that will be near a $3000 process and don't want to put that money into it all at once. Anyways do you have any opinion on regearing to 4.56 or 4.88 in a d35? I am leaning towards 4.56 since I'll still have my 33's for a long time.
I know some people say it is a waste to put any money into a D35, but I cant say I regret any of it. Its been a little less than a year since I've put them in. I had brand new 33's and I plan on keeping them for a while. The amount I drive was well worth the $7-800 for regearing. I did it all by myself so it wasnt too bad. If you plan on getting tires any time soon, then id say wait till you buy a new axle. 4.56's are great for 33's and iv heard people saying they work for 35's. It is really a judgement call on your end. Like I said, I dont regret throwing money at my D35. It just all depends on how long you keep your 33's for. I wouldnt put 4.88's into the D35 though. That is more for 35's and D35+35's=explosion.
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I know some people say it is a waste to put any money into a D35, but I cant say I regret any of it. Its been a little less than a year since I've put them in. I had brand new 33's and I plan on keeping them for a while. The amount I drive was well worth the $7-800 for regearing. I did it all by myself so it wasnt too bad. If you plan on getting tires any time soon, then id say wait till you buy a new axle. 4.56's are great for 33's and iv heard people saying they work for 35's. It is really a judgement call on your end. Like I said, I dont regret throwing money at my D35. It just all depends on how long you keep your 33's for. I wouldnt put 4.88's into the D35 though. That is more for 35's and D35+35's=explosion.
Haha love the formula there. and my brother graduates auto tech school in 9 days too so we're going to reggae it ourselves. If I were to go with G2's the cost is a little over 500 bucks. Also I know I would need a new d30 carrier, do I need a d35 carrier as well?
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I know some people say it is a waste to put any money into a D35, but I cant say I regret any of it. Its been a little less than a year since I've put them in. I had brand new 33's and I plan on keeping them for a while. The amount I drive was well worth the $7-800 for regearing. I did it all by myself so it wasnt too bad. If you plan on getting tires any time soon, then id say wait till you buy a new axle. 4.56's are great for 33's and iv heard people saying they work for 35's. It is really a judgement call on your end. Like I said, I dont regret throwing money at my D35. It just all depends on how long you keep your 33's for. I wouldnt put 4.88's into the D35 though. That is more for 35's and D35+35's=explosion.
And my brand new 33's are are only less than a year old so I'll probably regear the d35.
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And my brand new 33's are are only less than a year old so I'll probably regear the d35.
I went with G2 gears for mine. You definitely will have to get a new carrier for both the D30 and D35. The D30 break is between 3.54 and 373. The D34-C break is between 3.31 and 3.55. I forget which carrier is which, but I know one costs about $80-90 and the other one is about $120-130. Definitely do your research. I was an automotive tec through highschool without any formal training and I was able to do it. Just make sure you have the proper tools, take your time, and dont expect to get it all done in one day. It took me 11-12 hours strait to do mine. I did it in one day and i dont suggest it.
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I went with G2 gears for mine. You definitely will have to get a new carrier for both the D30 and D35. The D30 break is between 3.54 and 373. The D34-C break is between 3.31 and 3.55. I forget which carrier is which, but I know one costs about $80-90 and the other one is about $120-130. Definitely do your research. I was an automotive tec through highschool without any formal training and I was able to do it. Just make sure you have the proper tools, take your time, and dont expect to get it all done in one day. It took me 11-12 hours strait to do mine. I did it in one day and i dont suggest it.
I'm having a tough time finding everything on one website for a good price. Which carriers did you go with?
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I'm having a tough time finding everything on one website for a good price. Which carriers did you go with?
These are the people who I ordered everything through

D30 carrier
D30 master install kit
D30 ring and pinion
D35 ring and pinion
D35 master install kit
D35 carrier
This should be everything all from one place. This is where i ordered it all from. I believe some, if not all applies for free shipping. The total will come to about $841.94. The D35 carrier will say that it only supports 3.55, 3.73, and 4.11, but I called and had them cross reference it and it will support the 4.56. I hope this helps. And if you do go this route, let me know. Its a little more than you were origionally thinking, but take it all into consideration.
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These are the people who I ordered everything through

D30 carrier
D30 master install kit
D30 ring and pinion
D35 ring and pinion
D35 master install kit
D35 carrier
This should be everything all from one place. This is where i ordered it all from. I believe some, if not all applies for free shipping. The total will come to about $841.94. The D35 carrier will say that it only supports 3.55, 3.73, and 4.11, but I called and had them cross reference it and it will support the 4.56. I hope this helps. And if you do go this route, let me know. Its a little more than you were origionally thinking, but take it all into consideration.
Thank you so much man, hopefully I possibly regear it this summer.
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Jeep looks great
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Since iv been out of school, I have been really busy. I haven't been able to post many pictures of what I have done. My front driveshaft had to be rebuilt since I got out. The U-joints were completely shot. I ended up replacing all three u-joints, the CV centering yoke, and I painted my shaft with POR-15. After the POR-15, rattle canned the shaft with some Rustoleum to give it a better appearance and protect it from the UV light. Below is a picture after it had been completed.
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For my birthday, My parents got me the FOX 2.0 IFP steering stabilizer. My aftermarket Rancho stabilizer rusted all the way through and started spewing oil everywhere.
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I had about a week to build and install all of this before Go Topless Day. I am about an hour away from the east coast flagship event in Monson, MA. I went on some pretty serious trails and found out how well everything works. I definetely need to invest in a new rear axle and some body protection.
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NP231 Rebuild

So I haven't really done much work to my Jeep over the past summer. I was working a LOT and I am trying to save up for a new rear axle. After work for a few days, I figured that I should rebuild my transfercase. my jeep is over 124,000 miles and I figured that the chain might be slightly streched and that the bearings might need to be replaced. While I was in there, I replaced the oil pump and now I have a rebuilt transfer case. These are not really hard at all to take apart and put back together. I just made sure that I put assembly lube on every moving part when going back together to prevent starvation when first starting up. All in all, I think It only cost me $300.
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Above is the rebuilt NP231. I already installed the Advanced Adaptors SYE kit and the Tom Woods drive shaft about a year ago. Im pretty happy with how it all came out. The only negative I had was that two out of four transmission mount bolts snapped off so I had to buy a new mount.
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You definitely put in the work on her. Your Jeep looks great!


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You definitely put in the work on her. Your Jeep looks great!


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Thank you! I just got a set of flush mount LED backup lights from Rough Country. I am going to try installing them this coming weekend. I'll post pictures.
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Ok. So last weekend I finally got around to installing my flush mounted LED backup lights from Rough Country. First off, I am not the biggest Rough Country fan, but I was happy with the quality of the lights. They have a nice cast aluminum housing that seems to be adequately IP67 rated. The wiring harness is nice with the exception of the wires that run into the cab for the switch. They are extremely flimsy and I am eventually going to replace them. If I had to guess id say it is 26 gauge or larger. Anyhow, The install is pretty straight forward. You cut a hole, and bolt them in. You supply your own mounting hardware. I don't currently have a picture of them mounted in my bumper but i'll try to post them soon. Wiring took me a little while, but i finally got it. I wanted to use a regular rocker switch to power the lights, as well as having them come on when shifting into reverse. I didn't want to use a three position switch either. If anyone has any questions on how to do that I would be more than happy to help. I also bought 3 carling rocker switches from daystar to replace the cheap factory style switches you can get off eBay (all of mine have broken either before they were installed, or a year after the installation). I have a picture of the rocker switches installed. It did take a little bit of trimming but I am happy how it came out. All in all, I feel like these lights are a great deal so far. I spent maybe about $100 on a set of well needed backup lights and they are really bright. They also work wonders on tailgaters too.

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Dude, I'm trying to do a TJ build (or at least maintain my TJ) during college as well. It's not easy. I barely make enough money to pay rent, and have none left over for Jeep mods (or anything else). How do you do this? What kind of job do you have that allows you the time and money to put anything into your Jeep? This is pretty inspiring, that someone else has managed to do what I'm trying to do.
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Dude, I'm trying to do a TJ build (or at least maintain my TJ) during college as well. It's not easy. I barely make enough money to pay rent, and have none left over for Jeep mods (or anything else). How do you do this? What kind of job do you have that allows you the time and money to put anything into your Jeep? This is pretty inspiring, that someone else has managed to do what I'm trying to do.
Thank you so much. Its not easy. Everyone thinks I make a LOT of money which is not true. You will have a lot of money to spend on jeep parts it you don't spend your money on anything else. First off, you need a good clean platform to work on. I got extremely lucky when I saw a very clean jeep on the side of some random back road, and I bought it for a fraction of what it is really worth. My parents spotted me $2000 which I paid off ASAP because I wanted my own vehicle. In highschool, I worked as an automotive tec. Thats where I gained the skills to actually work on my Jeep. The pay was miserable and my boss wasnt the best, but I worked 40+ hours a week for two summers and around 25 hours a week there during school. Then came college. I built the majority of everything in highschool, but this past summer I worked for Metro North Railroad as an undergrad assistant director of track and structures (fancy word for civil engineering intern/i worked on bridges). The pay there was great, so now I am saving up for a rear axle. The only things I really buy at school is textbooks, and beer. And the timing wasnt the best for working on my jeep. My old boss would let me use his shop on the weekends, which really helped during the lift, tire, and R&P install. And If I didnt use his shop, I would work on it till it was drivable, or I would have to find a ride to where ever I was going. My lift took 11 hours one saturday, and the R&P took a good 12+ on a saturday too.
If you have any other questions, let me know. I am more than willing to trying to help you out. Its not cheap by any means, just save up your pennies and buy good quality parts. I have well over $17,000 into her, but Its what I do for fun. Its my hobbie
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Damn $17000 where did it all go? You don't have to answer that.



Thanks for the complement in my thread. Your jeep looks really nice. I beat on a Dana 35 with 33's behind my stroker motor for a few thousand miles without issue. I had a locker which makes things worse, but I also had 3.07 gears which takes a ton of strain off the axle. Even still, I had that thing sideways on dry pavement putting out of parking lots many times, power shifted that $80 AX15 link a madman on a regular basis, I wheeled it a few times, and never even changed the gear oil. It was fun, but I went to a built spidertrax 9" because I knew it's doom was inevitable. I don't know how you drive, but I would guess that having an open rear diff helps yours stay happy.


What rear end swap are you considering?
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Damn $17000 where did it all go? You don't have to answer that.



Thanks for the complement in my thread. Your jeep looks really nice. I beat on a Dana 35 with 33's behind my stroker motor for a few thousand miles without issue. I had a locker which makes things worse, but I also had 3.07 gears which takes a ton of strain off the axle. Even still, I had that thing sideways on dry pavement putting out of parking lots many times, power shifted that $80 AX15 link a madman on a regular basis, I wheeled it a few times, and never even changed the gear oil. It was fun, but I went to a built spidertrax 9" because I knew it's doom was inevitable. I don't know how you drive, but I would guess that having an open rear diff helps yours stay happy.


What rear end swap are you considering?
I would say I am very easy on my D35. I always fear breaking it because it is a c-clip. Hopefully I can build myself a rockjock 44 soon. and all that money went into quality parts. Id rather build her once and have it last than build it quick and break it later. I also buy everything brand new. nothing used.
Im surprised you never destroyed your D35 with a stroker, locker, and 3.07's. You've got some balls if you can get that thing spinning. Thanks for the comment!
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Man, I wish. I might wind up having to go back to my job at the paper mill over the summer. I hated that job, but I made great money. But 60+ hours a week sucks no matter how you slice it. But $2,000 paychecks. It's a hard decision. Anyhow, I really wish I could afford Jeep mods. I'm trying to get through school without any loans, and even after a bunch of scholarships that eats everything I've got. So no Jeep mods for me. Or the transmission or tailpipe I sort of need. Or the tires I definitely need before winter.
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Man, I wish. I might wind up having to go back to my job at the paper mill over the summer. I hated that job, but I made great money. But 60+ hours a week sucks no matter how you slice it. But $2,000 paychecks. It's a hard decision. Anyhow, I really wish I could afford Jeep mods. I'm trying to get through school without any loans, and even after a bunch of scholarships that eats everything I've got. So no Jeep mods for me. Or the transmission or tailpipe I sort of need. Or the tires I definitely need before winter.
Its all about priorities. For me, I was able to mod my jeep and still afford everything else. Now that I am in college, I haven't spent much on my jeep. I just rebuilt the transfercase, and bought backup lights. thats really all i have done in the past year. I go to an expensive private school where I have a lot of loans taken out. Its not easy. Just enjoy what you have. Thanks for the comment! That seems like a nice paycheck. 60 hours a week is pushing the limit. lol

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