BRAIN DAMAGED TJ build

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  1. josh$$

    josh$$ FTA

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    jeep pic2.jpg jeep pics.jpg jeeppic3.jpg 2004 Jeep Wrangler TJ
    4.0 5-speed manual np231 with sye kit
    2.5 rough country lift 1.25 body lift
    Solid diff covers
    soon to have a HP30 with 4.88 gears and a dana 44
    Rocker guards built and installed by Buckeye performance
    smittybuilt rear corners xrc front bumper and rear bumper with Buckeye performance rear tire carrier.
    Steering box skid, radiator skid, skid row oil pan skid,
    currie steering system with a antirock off-road sway bar
    8,000lbs smittybuilt wintch
    front smittybuilt tube finders and rear tube fenders
    soon to have 4.88 gears with a detroit true track locker up front and already has a spartan locker in the rear.
    It has 35-12.50-15 kevlars tires with 1.25in wheel spacers for clearance
    now has a bestop nx frameless soft top
     
  2. josh$$

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    I picked up a HP30 to replace the LP30 Chris at BUCKEYE PERFORMANCE cleaned up the axle and man was it a mess he cleaned it and got it ready for new gears and gussets sleeve kit new ball joints and bussings
     
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  4. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    This thing will be a beast with the final mods, cant wait to see it in action! Youre new kevlars are 35,s arent they.
     
  5. josh$$

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    Buckeye Performance just recieved my new control arm ends from barnes the Enduro Joints link control arm.jpg
     
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    control arms.jpeg
    Chris at Buckeye performance is building me some killer new lower control arms
     
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  7. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice, Josh! really like the back bumper/tire carrier combo!
    [curious about that 2yo NC tag?]
     
  8. Jason W.

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    Those control arm joints are way too small:D
     
  9. josh$$

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    the pic was a little old so thats the only reason for the old tag
     
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  10. josh$$

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    dirty old pinion.jpg This is whay Chris had to deal with before all the new gears, lockers, sleeves, gussets, and truss
     
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    clean pinion.jpg Cleaned and new stuff installed by Chris Ellis at Buckeye performance
     
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  12. josh$$

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    Before the 30th annual Dixie run I and Jason Watson installed new shocks cromos front and rear, Corbeau baja ultra seats (and brackets ).
    Little carnage at the Dixie Run I bent one of the new shocks (replaced now) and busted my rear track - bar bushing (replaced)
    Plus at the raffle I won one the sets of tire they were raffling away. So I got myself a new set of 35-12.50-15 BFG AT-KO2 tires .
     
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  13. josh$$

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    But now it's time for a major upgrade on the TJ. It's going to Chris Ellis at Buckeye performance for long arms front and rear and stretching the rear 7in for a little more wheel base. I or Chris will post pics of the the project with a few up graded parts that are better than off the shelf products.
     
  14. Jason W.

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    I am excited for ya! Can't wait to see this!
     
  15. Joe J.

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    X2 good to see this project keep going. What plans for the rear suspension setup and what are you going to do about the fuel tank? I assume your going to use Barnes brackets too?
     
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    Genright stretch tank the 11 gallon one. TMR TRUSS, FOX coilovers, and what ever Chris uses for brackets and mounts from Barnes.
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen :flipoff2:
     
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  18. josh$$

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    When parts arrive pics will come. But all the work won't happen until I'm able to drop off jeep for the fab work with Chris Ellis at Buckeye performance.
     
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  19. CAROLINA ROCKRUNNER

    CAROLINA ROCKRUNNER Well-Known Member

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    Add you selling lower control arms? If so pm me price.
     
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    Some parts started rolling in TMR truss, and the Motobuilt stanchion A-pillars for the roll cage 20161212_160526.jpg 20161212_160937.jpg
     
  21. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    If there's still time, get the 15 gallon.
     
  22. josh$$

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    Going with the 11 gallon so I can do a 7in stretch and have room for a one ton axle one day
     
  23. shawn

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    I'd rather stick with 6" and get the extra 5 gallons, *especially* if you're planning on the Moab trip.
     
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  24. Joe J.

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    Does yours have the charcoal canister behind the right rear tire? If so what are you going to do with it?
     
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    It does and at the moment I have no idea what I'm going to do with it.im still reading up on it and Chris at Buckeye said not to worry about it so we will have to wait and see what happens
     
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