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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:15 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:37 am 
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I woke up this morning and found someone took my rims and tires!
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Nah, I just replaced the tacky spray painted black rims with some stock steelies I had in the jeep parts shed. When I had the tires switched over I had them mount the tires black wall out..:
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I also found and confirmed my power steering leak today, I fired it up had the wife sit in it and turn the wheel to full lock on each side. Its my power steering pressure switch. It must not be totally bad because from what I have read it should stall the engine on tight turns like into a park spot and what now. Never the less its getting replaced! Then I need to scrub down the whole front part of the drivers side frame rail that its dirtied up.. :banghead:

On another note, it made its first LOST meet this past Saturday! Pretty good time too!
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jeeper' only one not showing his butt to the camera' 4life

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:25 am 
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I am glad you had a good time. let me know and we can hook up again. like i have always said. Its a jeep,I will never run out of things to wrench on it


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You know you're at a Lost meet when... more Libertys than Wranglers show up.

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
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Anther thing I kept off the YJ when I traded it for my current TJ was my Alpine radio/cd player with iphone hook up. I finally got around to installing it today..I like it much better over the old radio that was in it. I'm still rocking stock speakers which will probably stay that way for awhile as I'm not really that big into sound systems, just wanna be able to listen to tunes..

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Video to prove it works..yeah the jeep was idling in the beginning
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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:49 pm 
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I finished lifting my TJ today, its now got a 2 inch suspension lift and 1 inch body lift.. still rocking the 30 inch A/T tires for now. I need to finish my HP D30, and track down a TJ D44 for the rear. Then of course regear those axles. I should able to run at least a set of 33's I think with the new set up..
Coffee helps in the morning..
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The rear springs where really stuck to the axle.. it took some prying but they fell out later..
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Am I missing something?
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The new front springs and shocks are in (had already finished up the rear)
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and bam, this how she looks right now..
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Next to my KJ..
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What gears do you think I should go with? I'm thinking 4.56? I have a 2.5L back by an auto..I wanna run 33's or 35's..

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Added some stuff and fixed some stuff on the TJ!

I finally got around to fixing that leaky tranny cooler line!
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Replaced how it connects into the tranny, I got rid of the plastic clip deal for a screw on type like the rear..
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New set up
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I also got some front sway bar disco's..
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and got those installed this weekend.. seem to work pretty good
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Just need to get some new wheels and tires and I would be happy...for awhile

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:24 am 
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Needs more lift...

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
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If you still haven't re-geared, don't go less than 4.88 with the 2.5L. I'm running 4.88s with a 4.0L engine, automatic tranmission and 33" tires. I expected that to be too much reduction with only 33" tires, but it's not.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:17 pm 
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No I haven't regeared it yet. The current axles under it are not whats gonna stay under it. I have a HP30 that will go in the front and a need to track down a TJ D44 rear to go in the back. Those will be the axles that will get geared and locked. However I hope to find a lightly wrecked 4 liter TJ that I can transfer over everything too and kinda have a better TJ :D

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Go with an 8.8. They are much easier to come by than a tj 44. With chromo axles an 8.8 is just about as strong as a d60.

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Budke wrote:
Go with an 8.8. They are much easier to come by than a tj 44. With chromo axles an 8.8 is just about as strong as a d60.

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for the last time budke... no lol :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
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Well, have fun finding a tj 44. I looked forever before getting my 8.8 and could never find one. Well, I did find one but it had a bent tube. Lol

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They are not hard at all, We have a jeep junk yard in ohio thats close to me and I have one a little south of me in the same state I live in.

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In the past 4 years I've owned jeeps I have only ever seen one wrangler in a jy and it was a beat up rusted pos 4cyl tj

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:26 am 
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I lived down the street from a 2.5 acre just Jeep junkyard. He had just about everything to rebuild a jeep. (we in fact rebuilt two from that yard) Prices might be high but if you can find it then you have got much choice....


BTW Alan you jeep is still terrible looking. You should sell it and get a real jeep

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 Post subject: Re: The Phat TJ build..
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Yeah, I'm thinking about getting rid of it for a compass...or better yet, a mini van..

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