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06-15-2014 08:52 PM
sjones26573 RE trackbar with new Moog bushing and Barnes Heim to fix my death wobble and new tailgate and tramp stamp.



05-25-2014 10:27 PM
sjones26573 So recently, I bought and installed Crown HD steering to last until I swap the Waggy, stripped and retinted my turn signals which look great now, and fixed my homemade 3rd brake light with new SuperbrightLED LEDs.







04-03-2014 09:56 PM
sjones26573
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Originally Posted by PCLs2FLY View Post
Sweet, thanks.
No prob.
04-03-2014 09:44 PM
PCLs2FLY
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Originally Posted by sjones26573 View Post
More like 2 years ago . But I believe it was a 4.5". Other writeups agree.
Sweet, thanks.
04-03-2014 09:32 PM
sjones26573
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Originally Posted by PCLs2FLY View Post
I know it was 4 pages ago, but what size hole saw did you use to put your tail lights in?
More like 2 years ago . But I believe it was a 4.5". Other writeups agree.
04-03-2014 08:50 PM
PCLs2FLY I know it was 4 pages ago, but what size hole saw did you use to put your tail lights in?
04-03-2014 05:34 PM
sjones26573 Also, the 10A is now sitting on a 2.5" AEV lift with Bilstein 5100's. He already regrets the tires due to their E rating.



04-03-2014 05:24 PM
sjones26573 Update:

Over spring break I got the rear 2" BDS springs and 5100's in. Of course that was a PITA and took way longer than planned. Nothing ever goes easy for me.




Wheeled it last weekend at URE. Muddy as all hell. Any trail with a clay hill was all but impassible. Even going down here required a tow, and for me, a winch. The ditch and some ruts kept shooting everyone into the ditch. The YJ got towed over without sliding off (barely) but I wasn't so lucky. Slid off until it was teetering and I had to run a winch line up the hill to get it back on the trail. We ran a snatch block for the next TJ to keep the front end up the hill as it went over the hump.



Only major damage was a 2nd destroyed tie rod (this was a few month old ZJ tie rod, so I had to work to kill it so fast) which we managed to pull back into driveable shape by tying it to a tree with a strap and backing up a few times. Still driving on it (no sense in destroying a 3rd one at the Jamboree) but it will be replaced. I had to power wash it forever to get the ungodly amount of mud off of it. Then washed it.




This week I received and installed new dash and HVAC bulbs from SuperbrightLEDs. Half of the old ones were burnt out or flickering.

This shows one of the old 2 LEDs on the right and the new 1 LED on the left.



All new



Installed




Soooo much better not having the center of the cluster strobing in my face at night.

Now, I have a very expired tag. I am beyond due for inspection but I've been battling a p0432 code. I finally submitted and ordered a new Magnaflow downpipe from Kolak (of JF fame) which is being shipped from Magnaflow in Cali. Today I went by the DMV office down the street and got myself a 10 day Operation Without Inspection/Registration Permit issued. Now it's street legal again and I can drive to the Jamboree. Once the downpipe comes in, a local muffler shop will be doing the install. Since I had both new upstream sensors (to clear their codes that actually went away on their own with a PCM reset) (the stock B1S1 is currently stuck and semi-stripped, hoping the shop can get it out and the new one in), I decided to throw the shop a bone and order both downstream as well so they wouldn't have to fight getting the old stockers out of the old downpipe.

Finally, I recently won a HiLift from Raleigh 4WP and I received confirmation that the Steinjager quick discos I'll be product testing shipped yesterday.

And just loving this weather:

03-08-2014 09:35 PM
EatTacoCatTea
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Originally Posted by sjones26573 View Post

Haha I'm glad you like it. It's still at a "ok" state for me. Still plenty of issues. And the interior is dirty as hell and half torn apart lol.
I'm similar with my TJ's state. I just like your color combo on your interior alot. The interior torn to hell only helps with your Jeep's character
03-08-2014 09:18 PM
sjones26573
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Originally Posted by EatTacoCatTea View Post
Good man. I love your Jeep. Simple but done so well! That interior is beautiful.
Haha I'm glad you like it. It's still at a "ok" state for me. Still plenty of issues. And the interior is dirty as hell and half torn apart lol.
03-08-2014 09:14 PM
EatTacoCatTea
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Originally Posted by sjones26573 View Post
Started off at 4WP Raleigh at the Madness in March sale. Talked to a few guys in a club I'm looking to join. Then set on my way to the Charlotte 4WP to catch the end of their event. Stopped outside of Raleigh to help out an older woman whose '06 X blew a tire. Unfortunately the tire that blew was the spare from a previous blowout, so couldn't get her back on the road, but I talked to her until her son arrived. I think she loved her Jeep as much as I love mine. Got home and ditched the doors. Then me and my father set out for 4WP, with both the TJ and the JKUR. Event was over by time we got there but I still opted to play on the crushed car. Then rolled back through uptown Charlotte. Always fun to turn a few heads in the city. Working on the YJ axle swap tomorrow.


Good man. I love your Jeep. Simple but done so well! That interior is beautiful.
03-08-2014 09:00 PM
sjones26573 Started off at 4WP Raleigh at the Madness in March sale. Talked to a few guys in a club I'm looking to join. Then set on my way to the Charlotte 4WP to catch the end of their event. Stopped outside of Raleigh to help out an older woman whose '06 X blew a tire. Unfortunately the tire that blew was the spare from a previous blowout, so couldn't get her back on the road, but I talked to her until her son arrived. I think she loved her Jeep as much as I love mine. Got home and ditched the doors. Then me and my father set out for 4WP, with both the TJ and the JKUR. Event was over by time we got there but I still opted to play on the crushed car. Then rolled back through uptown Charlotte. Always fun to turn a few heads in the city. Working on the YJ axle swap tomorrow.



03-02-2014 05:16 PM
sjones26573 Top off doors off kinda day.

03-01-2014 09:52 AM
EatTacoCatTea
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Originally Posted by sjones26573 View Post

Appreciate it man. Not sure how much I'm going to get done over the summer. It may be a save up and collect parts summer and install over the winter. That would suck as I'd have to leave it in the shop back home and ride the train to and from Raleigh constantly, but whatever it takes. These wheels and tires are f'n expensive. 2 grand for a set of wheels is hard to swallow.
Wow you have it pretty tough on you. I'm sure it will be one of those things when you get going on it you will done a lot quicker than you think. As long as the price tag doesn't get to hefty
02-28-2014 11:08 PM
sjones26573
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Originally Posted by EatTacoCatTea View Post
Man you have this well thought out! Couldn't ask for a better list. This will be one bad@$$ "Yellowtail" and really look forward to seeing it complete. Goodluck bro!!!
Appreciate it man. Not sure how much I'm going to get done over the summer. It may be a save up and collect parts summer and install over the winter. That would suck as I'd have to leave it in the shop back home and ride the train to and from Raleigh constantly, but whatever it takes. These wheels and tires are f'n expensive. 2 grand for a set of wheels is hard to swallow.
02-28-2014 10:59 PM
EatTacoCatTea
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Originally Posted by sjones26573 View Post
I guess you can't edit old posts on this forum so here's the updated mod list from the first page. Everything from the OX locker up I am planning to get done this year (37" Wildpeak MT's, Hutchinson Beadlocks, 44 swap, chromos, ect.). Other stuff like lighting, on board air, and engine swap will come in the distant future.

3" BDS Front Coils
4" Fabtech Rear Coils
Front Bilstein 5100's
Rear Fabtech White Bodies
5 17" Fuel Hostage wheels
5 33x12.5x17 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's
Custom tranny crossmember
Dana 30 4.10 w/ LSD (temporary axle)
Narrow Ford 8.8 Axle w/ 4.10 gears
Artec 8.8 Truss/Bracket Kit
Metalcloak Sliders
Rokmen Rear Upper Control Arms
JKS 1 1/4" Body Lift
RC 1" MML
Front Crown Performance Braided Brake Lines
Crown Performance Braided 8.8 Caliper Flex Hose Kit
Crown Performance ZJ E-brake Cables
JB Conversions Super Short SYE
Carolina driveline 1310/1330 Shaft
Metalcloak Aluminum Stubby
Novak NP-231 Shifter Cable
Flat 1/4" skid
Rampage Rear Recovery Bumper/Tire Carrier
ZJ Tie Rod Conversion
Warn M8000
Warn Snatch Block
12voltguy Custom 8 Switch Panel
8 OTRATTW Custom Contura V Switches
Blazer (Wal-Mart) 4" LED Tail Lights
Custom (Homemade) LED 3rd Brake Light
Sho-Me LED Flasher
(Amazon find) 4" LED Backup Lights
Blue LED Dash/HVAC/Interior Lights
Kenwood KDC-X395 Head Unit
Nalin Mfg Brackets
Polk DB5251 Dash Component Speakers
Kicker KS525 Pod Coax Speakers
2 JL Audio 10W3V3 Subwoofers
JL Audio XD600/1 Monoblock Amp
Iggee Seat Covers

Very Soon Mods:
BDS 2" Rear Springs - Have
Rear Bilstein 5100 Shocks - Have
12x Cree 3W Rock Lights - Have
Rear Crown Performance Braided Brake Lines - Have
CJ tailgate - Have
Wagoneer 44 - Have
TnT Wagoneer 44 Truss kit - Have
706528x Chevy Small Bearing Spindles - Have
'70's Ford Bronco/F150 Hub/Rotor Assemblies - Have
Dana 44 4.88 R&P - Have
Dana 44 Lockrite - Have
Warn Dana 44 Premium locking hubs - Have
Superior 8.8 4.88 R&P - Have
Dana 44 Master Install Kit - Have
ECGS 8.8 Master Install Kit - Have

Future Mods:
TEN Factory MG22174 Wagoneer 44 Axle Kit
Ruffstuff 7/8" Heim Steering
Hutchinson CJ Rock Monster Beadlocks
37x12.5x17 Falken Wildpeak MT's
Metalcloak 4" Fenders
Metalcloak Extended Stretch Armor
3-link/Triangulated 4-link/stretch (Metalcloak Duroflex joints)
Currie Anti-Rock
Fox Reservoir 12" travel shocks
T&T Outboard kit
OX locker rear
VIAIR Onboard Air
JW Speaker 8700 Evolution LED Headlights
Rigid Industries LED's
LS3 376/480 Hot Cam Crate Engine
Rockland Standard Gear Terminator AX15 Trans
Autometer Gauges
Buncha swap parts from Novak and Chevy Performance.

Current Pics (As of 2/28/14):



And a couple badass pics for the hell of it:
Man you have this well thought out! Couldn't ask for a better list. This will be one bad@$$ "Yellowtail" and really look forward to seeing it complete. Goodluck bro!!!
02-28-2014 10:30 PM
sjones26573 I guess you can't edit old posts on this forum so here's the updated mod list from the first page. Everything from the OX locker up I am planning to get done this year (37" Wildpeak MT's, Hutchinson Beadlocks, 44 swap, chromos, ect.). Other stuff like lighting, on board air, and engine swap will come in the distant future.

3" BDS Front Coils
4" Fabtech Rear Coils
Front Bilstein 5100's
Rear Fabtech White Bodies
5 17" Fuel Hostage wheels
5 33x12.5x17 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's
Custom tranny crossmember
Dana 30 4.10 w/ LSD (temporary axle)
Narrow Ford 8.8 Axle w/ 4.10 gears
Artec 8.8 Truss/Bracket Kit
Metalcloak Sliders
Rokmen Rear Upper Control Arms
JKS 1 1/4" Body Lift
RC 1" MML
Front Crown Performance Braided Brake Lines
Crown Performance Braided 8.8 Caliper Flex Hose Kit
Crown Performance ZJ E-brake Cables
JB Conversions Super Short SYE
Carolina driveline 1310/1330 Shaft
Metalcloak Aluminum Stubby
Novak NP-231 Shifter Cable
Flat 1/4" skid
Rampage Rear Recovery Bumper/Tire Carrier
ZJ Tie Rod Conversion
Warn M8000
Warn Snatch Block
12voltguy Custom 8 Switch Panel
8 OTRATTW Custom Contura V Switches
Blazer (Wal-Mart) 4" LED Tail Lights
Custom (Homemade) LED 3rd Brake Light
Sho-Me LED Flasher
(Amazon find) 4" LED Backup Lights
Blue LED Dash/HVAC/Interior Lights
Kenwood KDC-X395 Head Unit
Nalin Mfg Brackets
Polk DB5251 Dash Component Speakers
Kicker KS525 Pod Coax Speakers
2 JL Audio 10W3V3 Subwoofers
JL Audio XD600/1 Monoblock Amp
Iggee Seat Covers


Very Soon Mods:
BDS 2" Rear Springs - Have
Rear Bilstein 5100 Shocks - Have
12x Cree 3W Rock Lights - Have
Rear Crown Performance Braided Brake Lines - Have
CJ tailgate - Have
Wagoneer 44 - Have
TnT Wagoneer 44 Truss kit - Have
706528x Chevy Small Bearing Spindles - Have
'70's Ford Bronco/F150 Hub/Rotor Assemblies - Have
Dana 44 4.88 R&P - Have
Dana 44 Lockrite - Have
Warn Dana 44 Premium locking hubs - Have
Superior 8.8 4.88 R&P - Have
Dana 44 Master Install Kit - Have
ECGS 8.8 Master Install Kit - Have

Future Mods:
TEN Factory MG22174 Wagoneer 44 Axle Kit
Ruffstuff 7/8" Heim Steering
Hutchinson CJ Rock Monster Beadlocks
37x12.5x17 Falken Wildpeak MT's
Metalcloak 4" Fenders
Metalcloak Extended Stretch Armor
3-link/Triangulated 4-link/stretch (Metalcloak Duroflex joints)
Currie Anti-Rock
Fox Reservoir 12" travel shocks
T&T Outboard kit
OX locker rear
VIAIR Onboard Air
JW Speaker 8700 Evolution LED Headlights
Rigid Industries LED's
LS3 376/480 Hot Cam Crate Engine
Rockland Standard Gear Terminator AX15 Trans
Autometer Gauges
Buncha swap parts from Novak and Chevy Performance.

Current Pics (As of 2/28/14):



And a couple badass pics for the hell of it:

02-23-2014 08:56 AM
EatTacoCatTea
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Originally Posted by sjones26573 View Post

Well I can tell you now they aren't going to give you any of your lift back. That's not how shocks work. Better ride on the other hand is likely.
That kinda sucks but oh well. I might just need to invest in some heavier duty springs or something. At least a better ride is always nice
02-23-2014 08:34 AM
sjones26573
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Originally Posted by EatTacoCatTea View Post
Okay. I have some old Pro Comps on there and they are pretty much dead with all the new weight i have added. I'm hoping the Bilsteins will give me back a little of my sunken 4" Lift and give a little bit of a better ride. Tell me how it rides after you get rears in.
Well I can tell you now they aren't going to give you any of your lift back. That's not how shocks work. Better ride on the other hand is likely.
02-23-2014 08:10 AM
EatTacoCatTea
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Originally Posted by sjones26573 View Post

Definitely better than the shitty Fabtech shocks. Hard to give a full opinion until I get the rears in.
Okay. I have some old Pro Comps on there and they are pretty much dead with all the new weight i have added. I'm hoping the Bilsteins will give me back a little of my sunken 4" Lift and give a little bit of a better ride. Tell me how it rides after you get rears in.
02-23-2014 08:06 AM
sjones26573
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Originally Posted by EatTacoCatTea View Post
How do you like those Bilsteins? I ordered some and just wanted an opinion before I put them on.
Definitely better than the shitty Fabtech shocks. Hard to give a full opinion until I get the rears in.
02-23-2014 07:51 AM
EatTacoCatTea
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Originally Posted by sjones26573 View Post
Lets see, since this, I:
- Replaced a ton of parts (Windshield, Centering yoke, Axle u-joints, Water Pump, TPS, Power Steering line, lots of bolts, ect.)
- Bent tie rod and installed ZJ tie rod
- Installed 3" BDS front springs and Bilstein 5100's. Have 2" rears and Bilsteins waiting to go on.
- Installed Metalcloak Rockers
- Installed Walker Cat
- Installed Flat Skid
- Installed 12voltguy Custom Switch Panel, OTRATTW Custom Contura V Switches, Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block, 12voltguy In-Cab winch Harness, Sho-Me LED Flasher, and a bunch of wiring stuff
- Installed Crown Performance 3-4" Lift Braided Brake Line
- Painted Flares










How do you like those Bilsteins? I ordered some and just wanted an opinion before I put them on.
02-22-2014 09:20 PM
sjones26573
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Originally Posted by DoubleOught View Post
Nice rig, Nice work. Love the solar yellow!
Appreciate it.
02-22-2014 09:19 PM
sjones26573 The 10A has also had some work done. Sitting on 285/75/R17 Terra Grapplers with gutter guard grill mesh, Red Half Spiderwebshade, Black Stubby CB-Style Antenna, Lange Winch-style Hardtop Hoist, Skinny Pedal door hangers and something else I'm forgetting. Plans for AEV 2.5" lift, Warn Zeon 10-S winch, and several products to supplement those.

02-22-2014 09:08 PM
DoubleOught Nice rig, Nice work. Love the solar yellow!
02-22-2014 09:02 PM
sjones26573 Lets see, since this, I:
- Replaced a ton of parts (Windshield, Centering yoke, Axle u-joints, Water Pump, TPS, Power Steering line, lots of bolts, ect.)
- Bent tie rod and installed ZJ tie rod
- Installed 3" BDS front springs and Bilstein 5100's. Have 2" rears and Bilsteins waiting to go on.
- Installed Metalcloak Rockers
- Installed Walker Cat
- Installed Flat Skid
- Installed 12voltguy Custom Switch Panel, OTRATTW Custom Contura V Switches, Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block, 12voltguy In-Cab winch Harness, Sho-Me LED Flasher, and a bunch of wiring stuff
- Installed Crown Performance 3-4" Lift Braided Brake Line
- Painted Flares











10-23-2013 05:24 PM
sjones26573 So I don't really update this thread anymore. I'm on Jeepforum more often than not and keep that thread current.

Anyway, the replacement tranny only lasted a week or two before catastrophic failure, so I replaced that one myself and drove the YJ to work while I had it torn apart. Got it buttoned up in a few days and have had no trouble with this trans, although it isn't quite as smooth as the stock one.

Also, to summarize, cut a flat skid out of 1/4" sheet, retapped my fucked up skid nutserts, fixed a control arm bolt that sheared off while driving, bought a ton of electrical stuff that I haven't had time to install (Custom switch panel, 8 Contura V switches, Blue Seas fuse panel, winch in-cab harness, ect.), got some Metalcloak sliders, wheeled it, dented the rocker (haven't mounted sliders yet), and discovered the RC bushings in the RC/MC hybrid arms are FUBAR'd and the Jeep is out of action. Replacement Energy bushings are on the way.

Oh, and dad traded is Hemi WK2 for this:

06-12-2013 06:33 PM
sjones26573 Haven't been on the ole WF in a while. Anyways, since the last update, the rig got a replacement tranny.

And if anyone is interested, I'm trying to get a group to go to Richland Road in Lenoir this Saturday. Need 2 more rigs going to make it what I consider worthwhile. Shoot me an email at sethjones26573@yahoo.com if interested or comment on the JF thread HERE, because lord knows I won't see it here.
04-03-2013 05:12 PM
sjones26573 So, yeah, slack as always. Since I last posted here, I got the front 4.10 LSD 30 swapped in and got the rear shaft installed, after stripping the wrong expensive as shit bolts Ford sold me. Got some hex heads that fit perfectly from Lowes but I'll swap them (Grade 8.8) with some 12 point (Grade 12.9) correct bolts from Knowwhere2Jeep.

I took it wheeling this past weekend at the Uwharrie Spring OHV Jamboree with family and local forum guys. We ended up having a big crew. Videos:
Falls Dam - Flatwoods to Art Lilley - YouTube
Dutch John - Art Lilley to the hill climb (1st half) - YouTube
Dutch John - Art Lilley to the hill climb (2nd half) - YouTube
Slab Pile/Rocky Mountain Loop - Dutch John to Daniel (1st half) - YouTube
Slab Pile/Rocky Mountain Loop - Dutch John to Daniel (2nd half) - YouTube
Slab Pile/Saw Mill - Wolf Den to RML - YouTube
Small hill climb on upper Daniel - YouTube

On the way home I started having terrible vibes. Had to pull the rear shaft. I think it just needs greased. The CV joint is maxed out with my tucked driveline and the pinion is set as high as possible with fixed lowers.
03-16-2013 09:14 AM
sjones26573
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Originally Posted by ddjeeper View Post
Thanks for the input. You got a really nice jeep right there by the way. Keep it up!
Thanks!
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