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What have you done to your TJ today?

Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ (1996-2006)' started by Bob, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Sep 18, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    aggrex

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    Hope you made a great deal as Winter season will be upon us soon.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2020 at 8:25 PM
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    2.5” lift 32x11.50x15,cold air intake, Smittybuilt stainless steel Bumpers, rough county pocket flares,Rugged ridge seat covers and floor mats. Conversion LED headlights 20’ LED Light bar hardtop,soft top,bikini top.
    Well new brake lines nickel/copper new rubber brake hoses new water pump new clutch fan and new radiator and upper/ lower hoses and thermostat. Good to go. Too bad I’m having shoulder surgery. It’s going to be a long summer.
     
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  3. Apr 2, 2020 at 7:33 PM
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    2 inch lift, bumper and winch 33" mud claw
    Finally installed my lift kit 4" rough country and 1" puck lift IMG_20200402_085508.jpg IMG_20200402_085445.jpg
     
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  4. Apr 2, 2020 at 7:35 PM
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    2 inch lift, bumper and winch 33" mud claw
    Desperately need a couple of 33x12.5x15 used tires so I can pass inspection. Just need to buy time till I can regear it and go to 35's
     
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  5. Apr 2, 2020 at 8:09 PM
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    Can you borrow some 32/33s to get the inspection? Otherwise you end up selling them to get the 35s
     
  6. Apr 3, 2020 at 1:06 PM
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    @aggrex notice how much higher the rear is than the front? I put .75 spacers in the back and the front. Should I take out the rear spacers? I think one the hard top is back on it and gear in it , it will level out. It's got bunny hop in the rear right now I guess cuz I took everything out of it when I was jacking it up. BTW did this with a high lift Jack on a gravel driveway with Jack stands that were too short. Did some pretty sketchy stuff putting this kit on lol.
     
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  7. Apr 3, 2020 at 2:15 PM
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    Probably want to let the lift/springs "settle" with the gear+ HT before making any more changes.
     
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  8. Apr 3, 2020 at 7:38 PM
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    Kinda what I figured thanks man
     
  9. Apr 29, 2020 at 10:50 AM
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    EAG Front and Rear Bumper .75" spacer in the front for leveling 32" tires Flush mount LED Tail Lights
    New member here. I have my first TJ and have worked a lot on it. I have most of it documented on my YouTube channel (FuturaForce).
    I know I will probably get slammed over this but my jeep is a 97 2.5l no air.

    Me and my son purchase it together as a project. I never imagined how much stuff it needed.

    Here is a list of some of the things we have done so far. All things it needed when I bought it.
    I got it because I love Jeeps and wanted to make vids for my Channel to document my progress.

    "Labor provided by me"
    Repaired someone's bad install of Front brake calipers(Upside down on the wrong sides)
    Driver wheel hub
    Rear wheel cylinder
    Rear Brake shoes
    Wiper linkage repair
    Manifold
    Rear Diff rebuild 4.88
    Front diff rebuild 4.88
    Rebuild of double Cardan Joint
    New centering yoke
    Rear yoke
    Balanced front driveshaft
    Rear control arms
    Front track bar
    Drag link
    Removed 3" body lift
    Bed-lined inside of Tub
    New heater core
    New radiator
    Replace motor mount
    oil sending unit
    Tailgate hinge pin
    Rough Country seat covers
    All 3 shift boots (Trans boot, lower boot and upper boot)
    Clockspring
    OEM Steering wheel with airbag(They used aftermarket wheel)
    New passenger airbag with cover
    Painted dash
    Removed and repaired roll cage and paint
    Repaired both tumble seats and made my own bushings
    Repaired broken rear seat tumble cable
    Painted the wheels
    New soft top
    New radio and speakers
    Door window to frame seal
    Door surround to tub Mucket seal
    New front and rear bumpers
    New fan shroud
    Flush mount round led tail lights
    Led dash light mod
    Fuel tank 15 to 19 gal mod
    Door handles inside and outside
    Windshield wiper switch(I put a wiper lever in that has the delay option)

    There are some other small thing but you get the gist of it. I wanted a project to work on and man has this one ever been the project lol!

    I have it in my Bodyshop now getting JJ (AKA Junky Jeep) ready for paint. Wish me luck!
     
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  10. Apr 29, 2020 at 12:49 PM
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    Welcome @Futuraforce ...based off your description your TJ and long list of improvements deserves its own build thread. Should be a great read. Post a few pics of the TJ before the new paint job.
     
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  11. Apr 30, 2020 at 7:12 AM
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    Welcome ! Wow a 3" body lift
     
  12. Apr 30, 2020 at 12:31 PM
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    Thanks! Proud to be here. If anyone is interested I have almost everything documented on Youtube. Not here to promote Youtube though. I just love the Jeep community!
     
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  13. Aug 27, 2022 at 6:04 PM
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    Mellings high volume oil pump, didn't help low pressure issue.

    IMG_20220827_112601297.jpg
     
  14. Sep 16, 2022 at 1:39 PM
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    My 98' TJ got a complete exhaust replacement, it was in pretty rough shape and the manifold was cracked. Sounds great now and no more tapping coming from the bad manifold.
    "Old Man and his Garage"
     
  15. Sep 16, 2022 at 4:45 PM
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    Old exhaust work is never fun from crumbling rusty bits and rusty fasteners but once the old system is off things get much better. I've installed complete aftermarket exhaust systems from both Walker and Bosal in the past from exhaust manifold>CAT>muffler. What brand replacement exhaust did you use?
     
  16. Sep 17, 2022 at 9:36 AM
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    I went with Crown which is offered by both Extreme Terrain and Quadratec. Painted the whole system with exhaust header paint before installation which was spot on.
     
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