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2004 LJ or TJU build

Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ Builds (1996-2006)' started by OFFGRID, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Nov 30, 2017 at 8:08 AM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID [OP] Well-Known Member

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    1979 Jeep CJ7, 258, TH350, NP208
    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    I have my first paying client kindof. He is giving me his take-offs and trading me some tools for my labor while he paid for the parts. The requirements were to keep it low to the as possible because he has difficulty getting in the Jeep and to make it trail worthy. So to start we ordered Metal Cloaks overline fenders, While waiting for those to be made, we installed a new Bumper and winch in the front as well as install a Spartan locker in the front Dana 30. The rear Dana 44 already comes with a Detroit truetrac so we opted to leave that alone and see how it wheels. From the factory it has 373 gears and we will try those first to see how they perform. Next I installed the 33x12.50x15 Mickey Thompson's Baja ATs with 15x10 steelies. Last I installed the Metal cloaks. Waiting for rear bumper to come in and install. Also looking for a used TJ rubicon Tcase to get the 4:1 low gear.



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  2. Nov 30, 2017 at 8:38 AM
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    Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member Moderator

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    Watching!
     
  3. Nov 30, 2017 at 9:25 AM
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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    Nice project! That locker-truetrac combo might suprise you.
     
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  4. Nov 30, 2017 at 6:47 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    Sweet Jeep. Subbed. Curious to see how you guys feel about the 3.73s. That's what I'm running currently.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2017 at 7:34 PM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    He says it's lacking on the highway. Haven't been off-road yet. Thinking a Rubicon Tcase will be the answer on the trail and still maintain good mpg.
     

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