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wrusty wrangler 06-09-2009 07:16 PM

East coast newbie
Whats up all! I'm from suffolk county NY. I have a 97 wrangler that was a DD and turned into a project as my 2.5 retired on me. So far I have a lockrite locker in the front dif and MTRs on stock steel. I have a 4.0 swap I am in the process of installing(yes I know whats involved). I owned 2 yjs before I bought this one and both were 4cyl. Since I have another vehicle to commute with, I plan to work on my TJ for the next month or two to get it up to snuff. At the same time I will be installing a Fabtech 4" lift.

jpdocdave 06-09-2009 07:27 PM are mandatory:D

crasha9 06-09-2009 07:32 PM

Howdy :wavey:

john's ct jeep 06-09-2009 09:50 PM

welcome to the forum:wavey:

orange05tj 06-09-2009 10:59 PM

Welcome from Orange County, NY

RatherBNarizona 06-10-2009 01:55 AM

Welcome to WF!

jeepnpr 06-10-2009 03:43 AM

Welcome from Springfield VA

whitebomber 06-10-2009 04:05 AM

Welcome from a fellow NY'er. Sounds like you have your evenings booked for awhile :D

jgano23 06-10-2009 06:38 AM


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wrusty wrangler 06-11-2009 03:53 PM

pictures thus far
In the second picture, it looks like the toe is way out. Probably from my girls cell camera. I hope to have the motor mounts cut out this weekend and I will install the SYE on the transfercase also. I still need the wire harness for the 4.0. I won the bid on ebay, but the seller flaked out saying it was stolen. Whatever, I'm in no rush.

wrusty wrangler 06-14-2009 06:31 PM

I installed the front of the lift kit today. I also cut the steering shaft mount off. I would have cut the motor mounts, but I was on my last sawzall blade and it was pretty much shot. I will borrow a grinder from work to smooth out the frame and then paint it over with undercoat so there is no evidence of the mounts.
pics to come shortly, when my girl uploads from her phone

wrusty wrangler 06-14-2009 07:04 PM

No more edit, I guess it took too long. Heres todays pics

I gave it some thought and decided to go with a 1" body lift. Its cheap enough and easier to do it when my jeep is like this. Any recommendations?

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