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Yesterday 02:20 PM
TXST8tj This is true. More concerned about having the back end beefed up.

It's no worry, I have plenty of other things still to do/install.
Yesterday 01:49 PM
erickpl I can imagine with moving things will be in disarray for a while. But the back half is solid for your precious back seat cargo.
Yesterday 12:50 PM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by skatafalif View Post
Man that thing is looking good!
Thank you!
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Originally Posted by erickpl View Post
Yep, looks great! I had forgotten about the cage change.

Now you just need to drag it to Alabama to wheel! LOL
I still have not installed the front portion of the new cage (still in a box in the garage), but will hopefully get to it before too long. My buddy that is going to weld it up recently moved into their new house, so he has a few other things on his plate besides welding my cage.
Yesterday 07:43 AM
erickpl Yep, looks great! I had forgotten about the cage change.

Now you just need to drag it to Alabama to wheel! LOL
07-28-2014 11:17 PM
skatafalif Man that thing is looking good!
07-27-2014 11:08 PM
TXST8tj I finally finished bolting everything back on. Unfortunately, I did not get the chance to drive it any; however, I most certainly will as soon as I get back town.
I am happy the fenders are at least primered, but I seriously cannot wait to get the jeep painted.





07-25-2014 11:44 AM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by Dougzin View Post
Did you use any certain cleaner on them? I just got the baja xrs about a month ago and would like to keep them black lol.
Nothing specific. Just damp rag with a little soap.
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Originally Posted by erickpl View Post
Patrick, Did you have to send back your original seat covers? And did they do anything to the new ones they're sending you to help prevent fade/discoloration?
I just had to email my rep some pictures. I already told him about yours. He said it was strange that we were both having the issue.
He said that the fabric that comes on our seats has a lower 'color fastness' because of the design of the seat. Why that is, I'm not sure.

He said that one possibility of them fading so quickly is that excessive water will wash the 'color fastness' out faster. I know mine have sat through a rain storm a time or two, but I dunno...

He did offer to send me all vinyl instead of the cloth/vinyl, but I explained that would be a skin death wish here in Texas.

Although it lives it's life in the garage, I am considering ordering some of the "seat saver" covers just in case it sits out outside for an extended amount of time.
07-25-2014 09:39 AM
erickpl Dougzin, nope. Only thing I've used is a dust rag to get dirt off, then brush it a bit. Then I use some water with just a hint of soap.

Patrick, Did you have to send back your original seat covers? And did they do anything to the new ones they're sending you to help prevent fade/discoloration?
07-24-2014 11:50 PM
Dougzin
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Originally Posted by erickpl View Post
Have you have your Jeep out of the garage enough to see if the Corbeaus are fading at all? Mine are starting to turn a bit purplish.
Did you use any certain cleaner on them? I just got the baja xrs about a month ago and would like to keep them black lol.
07-24-2014 07:42 PM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by BusinessRogue View Post
That's going to look amazing. Nice job with Paint. Lol
Thanks! I have high hopes. Can't wait to find time for it. This is the exact reason I have not bothered to get a spare tire/wheel yet.
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Originally Posted by erickpl View Post
Have you have your Jeep out of the garage enough to see if the Corbeaus are fading at all? Mine are starting to turn a bit purplish.
Yes. Call/email me about it. They are sending me new covers.
07-24-2014 01:12 PM
erickpl Have you have your Jeep out of the garage enough to see if the Corbeaus are fading at all? Mine are starting to turn a bit purplish.
07-24-2014 11:15 AM
BusinessRogue That's going to look amazing. Nice job with Paint. Lol
07-24-2014 11:12 AM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by BusinessRogue View Post
That's sweet. Can't wait to see it mounted.
See below for some more info about it.
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Originally Posted by DMBFiredancer View Post
This is an amazing build. I spent two hours going through it! Great job. I am new to all this and I am doing research and will start looking for my first Jeep soon!
Thank you! Good luck with your Jeep search!


This is a poor 'paint' rendition of what it will look like.





A quick look at how the brackets will sit. These will be trimmed a bit and will be found at all four corners.




These are the DOM tube and poly bushings that go in the link mounts and act as the hinge. The passenger side is bolted, the drivers side gets hitch pins for removal to open carrier.

07-24-2014 09:22 AM
DMBFiredancer This is an amazing build. I spent two hours going through it! Great job. I am new to all this and I am doing research and will start looking for my first Jeep soon!
07-24-2014 06:58 AM
BusinessRogue
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
I am actually building my own tire carrier. It's a pretty simple design using link mounts bolted to/through the corner armor (with backing plates), and tube running between the mounts, hinging using poly bushings.

It sits tight against the body in this design, and the tire does not stick out anymore than necessary.
That's sweet. Can't wait to see it mounted.
07-23-2014 10:29 PM
TXST8tj I am actually building my own tire carrier. It's a pretty simple design using link mounts bolted to/through the corner armor (with backing plates), and tube running between the mounts, hinging using poly bushings.

It sits tight against the body in this design, and the tire does not stick out anymore than necessary.
07-23-2014 10:58 AM
BusinessRogue
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
Haven't posted anything in a while.
Backside coming together.
You will notice the holes on the driver's side that compliment the holes on the passenger side. That will be the location of the tire carrier mounting brackets.

Are you going with a Poison Spyder tire carrier, or Gen-Right? That's what it looks like with all those holes.
07-22-2014 09:54 PM
TXST8tj Haven't posted anything in a while.
Backside coming together.
You will notice the holes on the driver's side that compliment the holes on the passenger side. That will be the location of the tire carrier mounting brackets.

07-19-2014 10:12 AM
jgorm Awesome jeep! I really like the rear bumper. I'm finally sold on a rear bumper after looking for years.
07-18-2014 09:07 PM
BusinessRogue
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post

Totally flattered guys! I appreciate you all reading it. It actually looks pretty tough right now. Been getting the armor mounted back up. Maybe I'll back it out of the garage tomorrow to snap a pic.
Do it. No excuses. Unless the wife says no. I'll understand.
07-18-2014 08:53 PM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by CrazyDuck View Post
Great thread. Read the whole thing.
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Originally Posted by BusinessRogue View Post
I took 3 hours out of my afternoon and found your build thread. I've read the whole thing, watched your children grow up and seen your TJ transform. (not to sound creepy)

Very cool. Now I have not lost hope in my TJ being that this has been a 4 year transformation and is still not completed.

Subbed for sure.
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Originally Posted by skatafalif View Post
Iv been reading your thread for awhile now, man I love your jeep!
Very good work sir
Totally flattered guys! I appreciate you all reading it. It actually looks pretty tough right now. Been getting the armor mounted back up. Maybe I'll back it out of the garage tomorrow to snap a pic.
07-18-2014 03:35 PM
skatafalif Iv been reading your thread for awhile now, man I love your jeep!
Very good work sir
07-18-2014 03:14 PM
BusinessRogue
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
I don't do 'stock'


Dude, this is the most awesome thing.
07-18-2014 03:08 PM
BusinessRogue I took 3 hours out of my afternoon and found your build thread. I've read the whole thing, watched your children grow up and seen your TJ transform. (not to sound creepy)

Very cool. Now I have not lost hope in my TJ being that this has been a 4 year transformation and is still not completed.

Subbed for sure.
07-09-2014 09:43 PM
CrazyDuck Great thread. Read the whole thing.
07-07-2014 06:46 AM
TXST8tj In Jeep related news....since there hasn't been much of that lately....I got the corner guards installed as well as the passenger side rocker guard. I just ran out of steam and time between that, working on the cart, and getting some of the garage cleaned.

I'll get the drivers side rocker done in the next day or two.


I have a small oil leak. Need to figure that out before I try to do any off-roading.
07-06-2014 08:13 PM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by rubberducky1 View Post
Great build thread! it always kills me how cheap jeep stuff is for you guys in America
Thanks! I wouldn't say cheap, but it is all relative to where you live I guess.



Mostly finished with the golf cart....everything to get it registered and drive it as much as we like.

We drove it around a lot this weekend for neighborhood 4th festivities and trips to the pool.

Still have to install the fender flares, the heavy duty reversing contactor, 400amp controller, and HD solenoid.

Waiting for a custom bracket for an LED lightbar I have to install on it.
Also going to put a cheap stereo in it.



07-05-2014 01:55 AM
rubberducky1 Great build thread! it always kills me how cheap jeep stuff is for you guys in America
06-22-2014 09:21 AM
TXST8tj 4.88s with the 4cyl and 5spd and a 33" tire will perform like stock.
With 35s, it is completely tolerable, but I do find myself wanting a little more juice.

I think if you are running 35s with the same 4cyl setup I have, it's really the best you can do without swapping axles, so it really doesn't matter how pleasant it is....cause that is as good as it's going to get.
With that said, I would be fine daily driving it with the current setup.
06-22-2014 08:20 AM
ericbeaty
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Originally Posted by TXST8tj View Post
I am running 4.88s, 35" with my 4cyl and 5spd 5.13s would be ideal, but I need a d44 up front before I can do that. It runs pretty good as-is, but again, 5.13s would be better for what I have. Love the questions! The pitbulls are awesome, but I am really excited to see what these MT/Rs are made of.
Are the 4.88's good for highway use? As a daily driver and such? How are the RPM's?
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