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 Post subject: The Phat TJ build..
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:03 am 
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However I'm thinking about just using it as a second vehicle and wheeling the KJ more then this. The TJ is a 97, its paid for and has bumps and bruises but runs pretty good! Anyway here it is
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 Post subject: Re: So I got a TJ..
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:50 am 
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Congrats! I like your thinking, get a Wrangler so you can wheel the kj harder! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: So I got a TJ..
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:06 pm 
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I know seems a little backwards doesn't it? Its not that the TJ won't get wheeled, it just has its issues right now. The KJ has been needing some stuff for a while, so its time to show it some love.

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 Post subject: Re: So I got a TJ..
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Here's some updates on my TJ since I bought it..

It was popping out of 4 low due to the body lift on it, it had a 2 inch body lift on it when I bought it and I lowered it to a 1 inch body lift. So after getting tired of messing with the stock linkage I said fawk it and bought the Novak cable shifter. I highly recommend it!
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Here it is without the front driveshaft installed..
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For rear recovery I added a factory TJ rear tow hook,
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As added a CB antenna mount and reused all the old CB stuff from my last jeep..
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For kicks I added something from a rubicon..no I don't have lockers :lol:
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I have a factory auto tranny skid to put on yet..gonna take some drilling since these didn't come with the 97 TJ's at all
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I also need to mount my winch on it from the old jeep
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Kinda a dark picture but I pulled it up on the gravel pile in front of my house, they are doing construction work in my hood..
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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
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look good bud. You can get a new TJ mounting plat for like $50 or cheaper if you find a used one. Try Jeepforum or WranglerForum, and a lot of venders are having sales right now

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
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A mounting plate for what good sir?

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That which, one made for a TJ

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
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yeah I found one on quadra tech that isn't badly priced. I'm finding the one its currently mounted too which is made for a YJ is gonna be a pain to modify. I will do some looking around, I also want to get a bigger battery though that can handle the winch too and some off road lights..

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
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Why is it called the Phat TJ?

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
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Other people used to call the YJ, the "phat YJ" so it just stuck I guess..This things build date is so close to my old YJ's I figured why not carry on the name. heh

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Its a 96 ;)

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these items came today for the Jeep/winch..I have been needing a tree trunk protector since we have so many tree's in Indiana. However gotta get the winch on first :oops:

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Here's an update
changed the plugs, cap, rotor and wires the other night..runs pretty good
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pug in a jeep!
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then the next night got this..
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and put this on it..
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Still more to do, its never ending..

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Glad I finally stumbled upon this thread. I like it!

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
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Thanks! its a work in progress, I still have a power steering leak, and my tranny cooler lines are a bit leaky. the jeep wasn't maintained the best I'm finding. Things are slowly getting better though.

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It sucks when you find out the person before you didn't take care of it. How fast/slow are those two things leaking? Some leaks are easy to fix. Watch out for rusted lines.

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they are slow leaks, just a little drip when it sits over night in the garage. I think I have power steering nailed down from where its coming from. Just haven't fixed it yet and have been keeping the reservoir full.

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Any leaks coming from the master cylinder area? Very dangerous. Don't ask how I know that. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
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Jeeper4life wrote:
they are slow leaks, just a little drip when it sits over night in the garage. I think I have power steering nailed down from where its coming from. Just haven't fixed it yet and have been keeping the reservoir full.

There should be a pressure valve under the reservoir and they leak sometimes

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
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hmm let me text you moose

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