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Hey guys this is just a thread on my build for my 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
Bought it back in May 2013 stock everything with just over 61k on her.
Love it to death.
Heres a picture of my LJ with my Lift already one it, cant find any photos when it was stock
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My first thing that I did with it was put HID lights in it. As you TJ owners know, the headlights and mostly seal beam bulbs so I had to guy the H4 conversion head lights that I got from AutoZone for just under $100 and then got my HID H4 kit from a guy on Ebay that I have bought all my HID kits from. HID kit was just under $30. They are H4 bulbs and color is 6000k(which is a whiteish/ blue color)
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Then it was time to have fun so that I can do more extreme off roading and mudding. I did a 2.5" RC suspension lift with a 1.25" RC body lift. Did all the work my self and got the lift for just around $350 off extremeterrain.com. Saved about $1200 installing the lift with my buddy.
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And then of course after getting the lift on I had to go and have 33x10.50 BFG Mud Terrain tires!!
 

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Heres a video I did on a How-To for the Body Lift kit.
How To Install 1.25" Body Lift Kit on 04 Jeep Wrangler TJL - YouTube

After I did that I installed some RiverRaiders Hi-lift mounts on the hood with a 42" Hi-lift jack. Was very easy and got both through etremeterrain.com for just under $160.
And heres a little How-To that I did for that install, very straight forward and easy, the people at RiverRaiders said that you can just use the stock bolts but mine stripped out when I was uninstalling them so I just took out the clips underneath and installed my own bolts.
How To Install Hi-Lift Jack Hood Mounts on TJ/LJ Jeep - YouTube
 

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nice looking....
White was my second color choice.
 

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Smart lift. RC springs are soft and progressive. The 1" BL is smart too, and going with 33x10.5's is also a smart move.

Hopefully you at least upgraded those shocks to the nitrogen units. Unless this is a mostly street vehicle.

I would also suggest a 1" MML/1" steering riser lift with a tummy tuck as your next upgrade. Best bang for the buck there.
 

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Smart lift. RC springs are soft and progressive. The 1" BL is smart too, and going with 33x10.5's is also a smart move.

Hopefully you at least upgraded those shocks to the nitrogen units. Unless this is a mostly street vehicle.

I would also suggest a 1" MML/1" steering riser lift with a tummy tuck as your next upgrade. Best bang for the buck there.

Thanks man, yeah I have plans down the road to get a 1"MML.
But what is a 1" steering riser lift with tummy tuck?
 

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Thanks man, yeah I have plans down the road to get a 1"MML.
But what is a 1" steering riser lift with tummy tuck?
WHen you do a body lift, technically your supposed to do a 1" steering riser mount too. Your steering shaft under the hood sits up on a riser plate. It keeps the steering linear(some people get a non linear steering feel)and keeps the joint angle on the column correct reducing premature wear and tear. It cost about 40 bucks and involves just 2 bolts. 10 minute install job. M.O.R.E. makes it.

The tummy tuck is when you get rid of the low hanging transfer case shovel skid and replace it with a lo profile flat skid. It will actually improve your off road abilities on an LJ just as much as a 2-3" suspension lift will. The big weak point on the LJ is the breakover angle. Going with a tummy tuck reduces this weak point.
 

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Then it was time to have fun so that I can do more extreme off roading and mudding. I did a 2.5" RC suspension lift with a 1.25" RC body lift. Did all the work my self and got the lift for just around $350 off extremeterrain.com. Saved about $1200 installing the lift with my buddy.
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And then of course after getting the lift on I had to go and have 33x10.50 BFG Mud Terrain tires!!
I was considering getting that same setup. How hard would it be for a somewhat noob mechanic like myself to install that on my TJ?
 

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I was considering getting that same setup. How hard would it be for a somewhat noob mechanic like myself to install that on my TJ?
OK if you a noob mechanic, You can install this with very minor hickups. The suspension lift is very easy and straight forward on how to install, you take a shock out and then a spring and then you install a new spring and a new shock. Very easy, I have faith in you on that. Now the body lift will be a fun one for you to do, well it will have you walking back and fourth cussing me out haha. But no doubt a noob can still do it, and i know y, because i learned from the mistakes in the instructions provided haha... ok so i dont know if you have checked out my youtube channel but I have a video on there that shows how to install the body lift. The body lift pucks and the radiator spacers are very easy to install for all you need to do is remove the old bolts and washers and install the pucks, there are some key things in my video that i point out tho when installing the pucks so pay attention to that. once the BL it self is installed you will have to move your radiator fan shroud for when you do a BL the fan on the engine ends up hitting the shroud and this is where I messed up but fixed it after looking at it a few hours haha. WHAT EVER YOU DO, DO NOT,, I SAY DO NOT, remove the fan or the fan plate that is on your belt for the engine (serpentine belt). all you will need to do is unbolt the radiator fan shroud and just move it down. this will require you to buy some self tapping bolts so that you can rebolt the fan shroud back on. once you have that done just double check all your tourqes on your bolts and have fun with your new lift... i love it alot and it is very cheap. let me know if you have any more questions or is you want me to take some pics to show u better what im talking about for the fan shroud.:thumb:
 

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Installed a new Poison Spyder Brawler bar bumper a little while ago. I love it and it is amazing, put it to the test also on some trails and rock crawling and it held up well. cost a little bit but was worth the price!!
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It comes bare metal so I had to paint it.
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Painted it black with some Semi-Gloss Rustolium spray paint, and the D-rings you see I painted white with the same type of paint and only paid $12 for them on ebay!!
 

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Nice Lj. I love the tires. Whats ur next mod.
 

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OK if you a noob mechanic, You can install this with very minor hickups. The suspension lift is very easy and straight forward on how to install, you take a shock out and then a spring and then you install a new spring and a new shock. Very easy, I have faith in you on that. Now the body lift will be a fun one for you to do, well it will have you walking back and fourth cussing me out haha. But no doubt a noob can still do it, and i know y, because i learned from the mistakes in the instructions provided haha... ok so i dont know if you have checked out my youtube channel but I have a video on there that shows how to install the body lift. The body lift pucks and the radiator spacers are very easy to install for all you need to do is remove the old bolts and washers and install the pucks, there are some key things in my video that i point out tho when installing the pucks so pay attention to that. once the BL it self is installed you will have to move your radiator fan shroud for when you do a BL the fan on the engine ends up hitting the shroud and this is where I messed up but fixed it after looking at it a few hours haha. WHAT EVER YOU DO, DO NOT,, I SAY DO NOT, remove the fan or the fan plate that is on your belt for the engine (serpentine belt). all you will need to do is unbolt the radiator fan shroud and just move it down. this will require you to buy some self tapping bolts so that you can rebolt the fan shroud back on. once you have that done just double check all your tourqes on your bolts and have fun with your new lift... i love it alot and it is very cheap. let me know if you have any more questions or is you want me to take some pics to show u better what im talking about for the fan shroud.:thumb:
Ok thanks for the help man! And yeah I have seen your youtube, I'm sure I'll be following that closely when it comes around the time to install the bl :)
 
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