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Old 11-12-2012, 02:23 PM
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so i have had this jeep for about 2 years now and have never started a build thread but here it goes.

when i bought the jeep bought it from ceder lake in for some idiots that didn't know a thing about lifts or jeep period, but same goes for me bc when i bought this i thought it would be just all fun. well that is why i am on here. so i bought the jeep with about 110,000 miles with a 6.5 rustys lift (which i was told it was) and some rvt wild trac 32's for 5400. well after the first month of owning it the steering was bad the brakes went and the trans went. thats what got me to here i was searching about the sye kits and what they do and stuff. so after this i lost the bottom of my pocket and said i am gonna make this jeep the right way.

so now it has all new moog steering and ball joints new trans with about 20,000 on it, rebuilt tcase with sye custom driveshaft, new custom rustys lca's and uca's,has 4.5 leaf packs with 2.5 inch shackles and RE shocks on the rear, custom snorkel, ares fab front winch bumper prerunner, tuff stuff 12,500 lbs winch, has bedlined interior, almost all gaskets replaced, bearings and some other odds and ends

well here is how she was sitting before the nov 4 from a trip to the cliffs



and now here is how she sits after the cliffs

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and this is what i have done so far after the cliffs did the alternator swap to the top and cut the fenders but i have a whole list of about 30 things i need to do before next march as the build goes on the list will be updated
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:13 PM
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ray we need to do that alt swap on my jeep!
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:48 AM
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ordered some parts this morning

solid diff cover for 30 and 8.25
lube locker seals for both
inner axle seal for the front and outers will be coming soon
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:18 AM
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like the alternator swap how hard was it?
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liking the alternator, with it up that high mud and dirt should not be a problem. I gotta look into that
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it is really easy as long as you are good with a grinder i am doing x91j's with him today.

take the fan clutch apart the fourbolts BEFORE TAKING BELT OFF!!!!!
then start to loosen the belt and get it out of the way
then just take the ac compressor off with the 4 top bolts and your ac lines. i already had my lines off bc i had an OBA system.
now take apart the alternator and get it all disconnected and out of the way there is like 10 bolts maybe more.
now get both the ac bracket and the alt bracket off the jeep and take it to a vise and place them to together and see what you need to grind to make them fit together.
i grinded all the ribs in the middle of the ac bracket down flat and then the bottom and the sides of the alt bracket.
then drill 3-4 holes in the bracket for new bolts then grind some more off the bottom of the ac bracket to make sure you can get a socket or wrench around the bolts plus so the bolts sit flat.
now start to install it all back together it is easier to install the ac bracket then the fan clutch, and then the alt bracket.

i am really not for sure on my belt configuration but the belt i have on it is a 76x6 and its a tight fit but it might be smaller then that i will have to see

it took me about 4 hours and you can use your original plugs to your alt bc they are long enough to reach the top
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ordered some parts this morning

solid diff cover for 30 and 8.25
lube locker seals for both
inner axle seal for the front and outers will be coming soon
You'll be happy with those SOLID diff covers. I've banged the heck out of them and nothing has happened. Plus the added fluid capacity helps as well.
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all there packages came in today

lube lockers and solid diff covers
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crown front axle seals
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so i found this in my front diff i don't know how the hell it got in there but it looks to be a grease fitting

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also picked up a electric fan since mine never worked anyways gonna be on a manual switch

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rear diff is all sealed up and got most of the wiring done on the ele fan today
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so the hayden manual fan is done all wired up and boy does that thing kick some wind around i am thinking about taking away the fan clutch and adding another to that side.
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just ordered

rock auto
tps
ops
fan shrout
thermostat/gasket

IRO
throttle body spacer
outer axle seals

picking up today
18 gauge steel
6inch oval led brake light
2 inch round led marker light
spray paint rustolium textured
lawn edging for temp fix on rear fenders and some seal

all going on the jeep this coming week
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looking good
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and also maybe picking up some 33's km1's with soft 8's
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and muffler super 44 offroad ordered
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