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paolos04lj 03-07-2013 01:06 AM

04 Lj Build
 
Well here goes nothin!!

How's it goin everybody. Been a Jeep fan for a while now. Can't get enough of them(you'll see why). When I was in high school my parents bought me a 05 Jeep Liberty 4X4 Limited, it was a great starter Jeep. Never did anything crazy to it, just a 2" lift, bigger tires, lights on the roof, and a sound system. Loved it to death! Had that for about 4 1/2 years and decided to part with it.

Pictures of the Liberty (can't find any pictures of it when it was stock)

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...bucc/jeep6.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...bucc/jeep5.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...bucc/jeep3.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx149/pbucc/jeep.jpg

A couple years after I sold the liberty, I decided to get back into Jeeps again, real jeeps! In August 2010 I bought my first wrangler. It was a 2001 TJ Sport. Only had a 2" spacer lift and 15X10 rims. Of course that didn't sit well with me, so I had to mess with it!

Back when I bought it Aug 2010

Before
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...8-06144315.jpg

After
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...0A0F508F03.jpg

Then I had the opportunity to upgrade to a Lj. So why not, sold the TJ and bought the LJ! The TJ was purchased from a guy in New York, so he had a truck pick it up.

Bye bye TJ

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...C382B77C19.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...F2F5450595.jpg

I also bought the LJ from out of state, Oklahoma. And had it shipped down as well. It already had a 6" Rough Country lift, 35" Pitbull Rockers, SYE, a old currie winch bumper, a old warn winch, and a bumper/tire carrier.

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...F72E46E37B.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...0E3DE1493D.jpg

And of course it wast gonna stop there. I put 4.56 gears, lockers, diff covers, new bumper, new winch, the list goes on.

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...c/d5da5126.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...c/45b2cedc.jpg

Then........ I decided to get a Jku. So I sold the LJ and bought a 08 Jku Rubicon.

Before

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...c/c3d608e3.jpg

After

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...23D7D326C5.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...06602FB3DC.jpg

I loved the JKU like crazy! Couldn't of been happier! But unfortunately I had to let it go, it wasn't what I wanted to do, but I had to... My job wasn't working out too good, ended up doing what I had to do, which meant sell it, and pay everything off. I paid off my wife's car, bills, and paid my truck off. So I'm officially debt free except for my mortgage of course. But I wasn't happy.... Not owning a Jeep sucked. So I ended up finding an 04 LJ with a hardtop, bone stock, rear view mirror dimmer, and stock premium sound. A older guy owned it and took good care of it. Only has 44,000 miles on it. He wanted to buy a travel trailer but he needed a truck first. So, guess what I did, I traded him my 04 F250 for his Jeep straight across! So bam! I'm back in business! Got me a 04 Lj and I can't wait to get started on it!

All that being said, I hope you guys enjoy this build (might see some similarities from my old LJ), hopefully it'll be my last! Oh and I broke away from the red! Figured I try silver for a change.

paolos04lj 03-07-2013 01:06 AM

Here's a couple pictures of it

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...8EEEC3C499.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...8F0477E32F.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...8F0EB9D0E5.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...8F1517B97C.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...8F1AB70846.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...8F22595CE1.jpg

paolos04lj 03-07-2013 01:07 AM

First mod I did the day after was install a new Pioneer stereo! Has Bluetooth and iPod connection.

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...8ED1D0B481.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...8ED94FB1A0.jpg

Mounted the Mic for the Bluetooth on the Dash

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...A77F399D42.jpg

And I changed the headlight bezels from chrome to black. Big whoop!

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...8F739CB071.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...8F9BCE2264.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...8FA605F17F.jpg

Well that's it so far. I ordered 35X12.5R15 Pitbull Rockers, and Poison Spyder Diff Covers. Next week, I'm ordering a 6" lift, SYE, driveshafts, 4.88 gears, and lockers. So I'll keep ya posted as everything comes in!

paolos04lj 03-07-2013 01:32 AM

Oh, by the way, I took off the Warn Powerplant Winch before I sold the jk. Been sittin in my garage in a safe place! So it'll be on the LJ soon!

IrateDonnie 03-07-2013 06:32 AM

Nice! I'll be watching this thread.
BTW what is that parked in front of the Jeep in the mic picture?

paolos04lj 03-07-2013 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by IrateDonnie (Post 3470753)
Nice! I'll be watching this thread.
BTW what is that parked in front of the Jeep in the mic picture?

That's my 2002 Chrysler Prowler. Here's a couple pictures of it.

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...B4A0E7DC5A.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...B4A6F86AA6.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...B4AC0A6908.jpg

txsmokeater 03-07-2013 01:33 PM

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I guess yours is what mine looked like as a baby :rofl:
I bought my 04 LJ about 5 months ago, already loaded out. The PO did all the work for me.

paolos04lj 03-07-2013 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by txsmokeater (Post 3472313)
I guess yours is what mine looked like as a baby :rofl:
I bought my 04 LJ about 5 months ago, already loaded out. The PO did all the work for me.

Awesome rig! Looks great! Mine hasn't grown up yet, but it will soon! What size lift and tires is it sitting on?

Apex28 03-08-2013 02:45 PM

Looking forward to seeing it grow. What kind of lift?

paolos04lj 03-09-2013 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Apex28 (Post 3477934)
Looking forward to seeing it grow. What kind of lift?

Thanks!! Getting a 6 inch Rough Country Long Arm Kit, just like my last LJ.

txsmokeater 03-10-2013 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by paolos04lj (Post 3472850)
Awesome rig! Looks great! Mine hasn't grown up yet, but it will soon! What size lift and tires is it sitting on?

35" tires, 6" lift.

paolos04lj 03-11-2013 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by txsmokeater (Post 3484713)

35" tires, 6" lift.

Looks great!!!

paolos04lj 03-11-2013 08:25 PM

Well, some of the things I ordered came in today! Gonna pile everything up until i hve everything in. The Pitbull Rockers came in, Poison Spyder Bombshell Diff Covers, and a Rancho Steering Stabilizer. Just ordered the 6 Inch Rough Country Long Arm Lift, along with the slip yoke eliminator, rear driveshaft, 4.88 gears, and rear Auburn Electric Locker. Those should be coming in throughout this week and next week! I'll keep you all posted!

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...2BE68828CC.jpg

paolos04lj 03-19-2013 09:31 PM

Well, more parts came in! Everything is here except for the SYE, that comes in tomorrow. Then I had to send one tire back because it was for 17inch rim, and I only got 4 rims, the fifth one should be in this week or next! Sunday is the day that everything is gonna be installed, can't wait!

Feels like Christmas! :-)

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...06FF9A957B.jpg

paolos04lj 03-24-2013 10:13 PM

Well, just dropped off the Jeep to get everything installed! Hopefully it'll be done by this coming weekend. Goin campin!

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...336F615D57.jpg

paolos04lj 03-26-2013 07:08 PM

It's gettin there!

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...51746AB487.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...517B18A6F7.jpg

paolos04lj 04-27-2013 10:57 PM

Sorry about the wait, just got the Jeep done a couple days ago. Just got a alignment today so it's good to go! Still gotta order a winch bumper, tire carrier, rocker guards, and a few other little things here and there. Here's a few crappy pictures. http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...E8929089A6.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...E8A4D6E2C6.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...E8B130D43F.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...E8CEEE694E.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...E8E11D827A.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...E91A2FC3CC.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...E9393BA308.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...E94558B5CC.jpg

Milspec1 04-28-2013 09:22 PM

I love those Fuel rims, lookin great!!

paolos04lj 05-02-2013 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Milspec1 (Post 3694192)
I love those Fuel rims, lookin great!!

Thanks! Me too! Here's a couple pictures of the LJ cleaned up.
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...2F8918AED4.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...2F97A50100.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...2FA4FEEEB9.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...2FE368871B.jpg
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...2FFBF18762.jpg

paolos04lj 05-02-2013 09:07 PM

I added more decals today

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...35509FEAA1.jpg

paolos04lj 06-03-2013 01:41 AM

Sorry I haven't been on here in a bit, it's been a rough month. Just ordered a Smittybilt XRC Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier. Tire Carrier is back ordered unfortunately but the bumper should be on this week. Next week I'm gonna order a Body Armor Winch Mount Front Bumper. I still have my Warn Powerplant 9.5 Winch so ill add that on as well. Will post pictures as parts are installed!

paolos04lj 06-13-2013 10:21 PM

Got the Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier installed. And took the jeep out to box canyon. It was 124 degrees in some parts of the canyon! Lol I think I'll wait til it cools down before I take it out again! http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...479a35784a.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...1625ad9a0f.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...ec0e0236b2.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...295a7fba75.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...d169293699.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...bb6a1bc0db.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...a96927f2fd.jpg http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/x...5862c7ce0d.jpg

04Xtj 06-13-2013 10:25 PM

nice rig..

paolos04lj 06-13-2013 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 04Xtj (Post 3858977)
nice rig..

Thanks!

Whitford 06-14-2013 01:46 AM

Very nice build.

TheDesertOutlaw 06-14-2013 02:02 AM

Good going on the build.

dutch169 06-14-2013 10:20 PM

Was never a fan of LJ's until I saw year yours. Lifted and modded out looks sick. Got me thinking now. Nice work.

paolos04lj 06-16-2013 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Whitford (Post 3859394)
Very nice build.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDesertOutlaw (Post 3859401)
Good going on the build.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dutch169 (Post 3862264)
Was never a fan of LJ's until I saw year yours. Lifted and modded out looks sick. Got me thinking now. Nice work.

Thanks everyone. I'm currently in New York right now and won't be getting back to az til this Friday. But when I do I will be ordering a Body Armor Winch Bumper, so that'll be next on the list, then Rockhard Rocker Guards.

Zombiekiller 06-17-2013 05:05 PM

subscribed

paolos04lj 06-20-2013 03:02 PM

Just ordered a Body Armor Winch bumper. Should come in sometime next week so ill post pictures when I install it.


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