My TJ build

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by MallRated, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. MallRated

    MallRated Well-Known Member

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    98’ Jeep Wrangler Sahara


    G2 Dana 44 axles w/ chromoly shafts, 4.56 gears, and arb air lockers using single high output compressor and disc brakes (both front and rear)

    4.5” rubicon express long arm lift w/ x-duty control arms

    Bilstein 5100 shocks front and rear

    5x 37x12.5x17 Goodyear wrangler Mtr w/ Kevlar sidewalls

    5x AEV Borah wheels

    Exhaust modification for lift clearance w/ manga flow muffler

    NP231 slip yoke eliminator

    Exp 4042 cv driveshaft rear

    Rubicon express heavy duty steering kit

    Brown dog motor and transmission mounts

    2” coil spacer kit

    Stainless extended brake lines

    Performance brake pads w/ Drilled and slotted front rotors / slotted rear rotors

    Airraidcold air intake

    Halgar drake fire extinguisher w/mounting brackets

    Advanced air systems power tank 10lb , super bracket , regulator bag and tank boot

    ORF swing away tire carrier mount with fuel cans and 48” high lift HL 484 jack

    ORF third brake light extended mount

    ORF rock rails

    New powersteering system with pump and quadratec hd steering gear box

    Smittybuilt front bumper w/ stringer

    Warn Zeon 8 winch

    JWspeaker 8700 evolution headlights

    Piaa off-road driving lights 05572 Lp550 led and rigid industries squads lights set used for reverse lights

    Alpine double din headunit w/ marine amp and kicker speakers and backup camera

    Tan besttop replacement top

    Tan besttop bikini top






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  2. obullfish

    obullfish Well-Known Member

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    So ya bought it. Good looking rig! If you plan on wheeling it in the south get rid of the cold air intake. Those act like a hug straw and will cause you to hydrolock the engine in water crossings and mud.
     
  3. MallRated

    MallRated Well-Known Member

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    THANKS !

    Yep, lifted my last two trucks and spent way to much money on my JK to ever wanna damage it. This time i made the smart move to let someone else invest the money but get all the benefits for pennies on the dollar.

    totally agree with the "hot air intake" been an automotive tech for the past 12 years and seen my fair share of issues caused by them. Not only water but just non correctly metered air (mostly in MAF cars)
     
  4. BB98xj

    BB98xj Well-Known Member

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    I was drooling over this on FB. Looks good.
     
  5. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Lower it, you'll enjoy it alot more on th trails, nice TJ
     
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  6. MallRated

    MallRated Well-Known Member

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    @Jason W. lower it meaning remove the coil spacer ? You think it will still clear the 37's to flex or are you recommending drop it and go down to 35's ?
     
  7. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    I am recommending ditch the spacers, do something with your fenders to clear your tires, useable flex and useable are two totally different things, if you cant keep the tires planted and shiny side up it will do you no good. 4.5 inch of lift on a tj is allready tall, 6.5 is way to tall. Your center of gravity on that short wheel base will be a pain in the ass and very tippy on the trail.

    Big tire+ low center of gravity= win

    There are a lot ou f fender options out there that give more tire clearance,, @obullfish @CasterTroy @Chris_Keziah , pic reference please

    Look at metal cloak fenders, Jcr etc
     
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  8. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    I actually like my DoucheCloaks, just wish I had the flat version and not the high arch.
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    Troy has the flat style and they look better imo.
     
  9. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    First off: That's a GORGEOUS JEEP!!


    I personally wouldn't do a damn thing but mall crawl that bitch, and buy a crunchy piece to wheel hard :popcorn:


    I started on 33's with a 1.25" body lift (so I could run a 1" barnes skid and tuck the transfer case) and 2" springs with stock length Ironman4x4offroad links.


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    When I stepped up to 35's I also stepped up to 3" springs.

    I did extensive research and cycled my suspension 50million times with my stock fenders and 35's to get as much travel as I could WITHOUT having to change fenders. But I DID realize I had to do some cutting if I wanted to really wheel this thing

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    I figured out exactly how much to cut off


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    And it worked beautifully for 35's

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    But 35's just weren't cutting it for the wheeling I do.

    I LOVE my CoG and didn't want to compromise that, but wanted more clearance for suspension, PLUS...I've wanted a set of TSL's since I was kid. And seeing how skinny/small Clay's 35 TSL's were, I couldn't justify the step from my VERY capable STTPro's to something that MAY be slightly smaller. So I decided to go 36" TSL's. But those are close to the size of a 37" MTR, so I HAD to make room.

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    I knew to get this bad boys under my Jeep and NOT make suspension changes I had to get front fenders and do some cutting on the rear.


    I didn't have time/skilz to cut my hood and fold/crease it to my standards, and it would cost a fortune to have someone DO IT to my standards in order to use Genright or JCR fenders. So I had 2 options for non-cut; Metalcloak and Poison Spyder. I went with metalcloak to piss off the arrogant know-it-all's like Blaine Johnson with Savvy who LOATHES metalcloak, and believes anyone that buys from them to be douchebags. There's nothing I like more than making guys like Blaine seethe with disdain over something as trivial as a purchase made by a stranger :driver:

    They work. Despite how critical many seem to be of them, they just DO.

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    Any critics can show up in their TJ 3 weeks to the above location and park their rig on the same rock and I'll be glad to listen to your schtick :flipoff2:

    For a comparison, I'm parked next to Chris and his 38's with my 36's with 3" springs, and 1.25" body

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  10. adamk

    adamk Well-Known Member

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    What about an XJ? If I park there, will you listen to me?
     
  11. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    No. You bought an XJ. That tells me all I need to know about your decision making skills :huggy:
     
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  12. adamk

    adamk Well-Known Member

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    #framlessandshameless
     
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  13. Joe J.

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    Ok, I'll go up the ledge in the middle and park, then I'll tell you why no fenders is life. :flipoff2:
     
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  14. CasterTroy

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    I'll give you a dollar IF you can make it up on that rock




    In 2wd
     
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  15. MallRated

    MallRated Well-Known Member

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    @CasterTroy Going on a long time ago I was actually friends with you on FB. I work with Adam Bressem as a tech at Hyundai Subaru for the past 12 years and used to ride a husqvarna 610 super moto. Over the years of getting out of riding and cleaning out people from my friends list i never talked to i deleted you.

    Thanks for all the info. Well looks like I will be pulling the spacers and saving up my pennies for fenders.

    Heres my last two jeeps : My xj was first and got tired of fixing shit that broke, moved on to my JK and was too scared of how much i owed to wheel it at all.
     

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  16. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    If only if were that easy :cool:
     
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  17. CasterTroy

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  18. obullfish

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    This is with the JCR highline front fenders and 5” rear stretch fenders raised as high as possible then rear wheel wells cut. Running 37’s with 4” lift that’s getting dropped to 2” in a couple weeks. Plenty of room for 37’s with 2” of lift. EF4F3B7A-2DBB-4BAC-918A-3677FD023183.jpeg D47E1C38-E14E-47F3-BFA1-1C1ACB974D3E.jpeg 6BB7673B-99CA-4E61-90A9-B1B67CE4F727.jpeg A8E43672-2092-4F5C-A6A6-CB2FD70FC706.jpeg
     
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  19. MallRated

    MallRated Well-Known Member

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    Put my new fuel pump in last weekend due to the drain valve causing it to loose fuel pressure while sitting and have an extended crank.
    Tonight disassembled everything due to a cracked exhaust manifold. Got a new one and going to finish it first thing in the morning.
     

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  20. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    Mine started doing the same thing a few months ago. Just wish it would've done it before I had put the fuel cell in.
     
  21. MallRated

    MallRated Well-Known Member

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    completed the exhaust manifold and dad said mines well keep going.
    removed the spare tire carrier and have the spare in the rear behind the front seats now (questioning leaving it out and just carrying plug/patch kit. would like to know yalls take on that)
    installed poison spyder rear lights and kept the rigid's as back up lights.
     

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  22. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Keep the spare in the back well tied down.
     
  23. Caver Dave

    Caver Dave Just holdin' it down here in BFV Moderator

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    ^^Agreed!^^
    I've carried a spare for the past 19 years and only needed it when ONCE! (was running radials and cut one on Daniel).
    Current front bias TSLs have chunks missing from the sidewalls deeper than a radial sidewall, but still carry a spare.

    I figure the day I take it out will be THE DAY I need it...
     
  24. MallRated

    MallRated Well-Known Member

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    Used some thick precut to cover up all the bolt holes from the tire carrier and to wrap around the bare metal from where i cut the holes for my poison spyder led tail lights. reassembled and finally got my rigids on the rear wired up as my fog lights and cleaned up all the wiring from the previous installs not done by myself.
     

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