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Old 04-04-2010, 10:56 PM
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Ill try to start from the begining.
here is about what it looked liked stock (not mine but pretty darn close)
Cost me a huge $800 from an original owner(old lady) 162000miles

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here is mine after doing a 3.5in budget lift, and some craigslist 31s
$80 in lift and about $100 in tires
rack was $75 off cl
(http://www.lunghd.com/Tech_Articles/Suspension_Steering_Axles_and_Brakes/Budget_Lift.htm)

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Got bored one day and decided to go to a local stero comp.

Hit 154 db with a box built in 2 days and a borrowed set up. Then ripped box out 2 days later

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Found these on cl for $125 so i had to buy them. 33x12.5x15 hankook t-34 radial mudders

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And i bought some crager soft 8s for $172 shipped to my door. got them mounted and where way to close to fender flares. So cut and more lift. I replaced the v8 up country coils with some 3.5 coils of cl for $50. so that with the 2in pucks neted me 5.25 lift in front. In the rear i added a 2in shackle i found on craigs list for $20 and bolted three s10 leaves unerd my jeep main leaf. netted me 5.5. I built my own longer lca arms out of some 2in 1/4 wall tube. Made the stock control arm bushings work in them. Built .75in t-case drop. and some monroe shocks for a tj or something like that $160 new (4in longer than stock) here is what i ended up with

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these where 31s i threw on for the week end ----v
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I got tired of the chrome on mine and it was getting a little rusty and crusty. I picked up a jacked up 01 for $450 off of cl and sold motor 2 days later for $550. so i decided to do an 01 front clip, door, and interior swap. pics are of exterior only as interior is still on going. also made my doors removible. still trying to wire the 01 doors into the 92 wireing harness (not fun)

notice the widsheild wiper fluid res. is now in fender
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rear doors are now on but i do not have a pic yet
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Decided i needed a bumper so i built one using whatever metal i had laying around (2x4 3/16 wall tube and some 1.75 .125 wall roll cage tubing)<--- free. Paid $20 for the weldible reciever and $60 for the lights off of ebay. I no longer like it am going to rebuild soon but here is the one i made

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My alternator went out and i am a firm believer in if it is broke and you fix it the way it was it will break again so why not make it better. I decided to put one off of a v8 96-99 grand cherokee (taking me from 90amps stoack to 136amps) $37.12 from the junk yard. grinder and disks are needed. takes an hour or 2 but well worth it

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I love the difference. might lights are brighter. the needle on the v gauge never moves. and highley recomend for next mod

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I read alot on a ton of different forums. Anything you can do to improve your jeep that doesnt cost alot i will try. This one works and works well. I removed my stock mech fan and installed a elec i had laying around. The fan was off a 96-99 ford taurus, but almost any reasoniblely flat 16in fan will work. dont have any installed pics just what it looks like out of jeep. A 16in fan fits rite into stock shroud. I also had to relocate the radiator .75in forward for a little more clearence. Thermo switch was like $23 and the relay was $8 the misc fuses and wiring was around $15. When it was all said and done i gained 1-2 mpgs and it made a noticible power difference

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That brings you almost up todate on the way it sits rite now. I have done normal stuff like up grading batt cables and a bunch of little stuff but who really cares about that.

Now for stuff i am working on that will be installed in the next week or 2 i hope.

I am going to be adding a bunch of weight and armor so i will be lifting up to 6.5in. I found a set of new rc 6.5 coils on cl for $60. I ordered 6.5in Doestch dt8000 lift shock for $208 to my door. I am still shopping for 8.8. and i need to figure out steering then it will all go on.

next is all the weight i am talking about. still got some projects to go but this is what i got so far
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Control arm drop brackets. Rc sells them for like 189 with back braces. I made them with metal i had laying around. I thing mine look pretty beefy because they are all one piece and made from 1/4in plate.

I started by cutting stock control arm brackets from one of my many parts donors. the rest should explain itself

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I have yet to build the braces/sliders for these but i figured it would be alot easier when i had these installed
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Shackle relocation boxes. I explain the reasoning for these in depth in the fabrication section. I am not guna retype all of that. Pretty much lift shackles limit down travel. by moving the shackle forward 3.5in and down 3in i am only gaining .5-.75in of lift but probabvly close to 3in in down travel.

again i started by cutting up a jeep to get a template

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how much money for a bumper like that? id be willing to drive to pick it up
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here is kinda how they work. again i did better in fab section. Grey tape on tape measue is where leaf will sit. End of tape is where top of shackle will sit.
first pic shows where it is now and second show where it will be. notice location of grey tape in both pics

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Originally Posted by mrmikey32 View Post
how much money for a bumper like that? id be willing to drive to pick it up
I gota get a plasma cutter bought before i make more. What do you wanna pay?
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