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Old 06-29-2011, 03:32 PM
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Hey guys Im finally starting a build thread, well more of a time line until now.


I first got it in August of 2010 all stock.


Cleaned it up painted the fender flairs and the bottom strip and rocker panels , and tinted the windows. 5% all around except the driver/passenger windows are 25%




Put a 3 INCH RC lift on it new years and wheeled it with stock tires



Got some used 31 inch tires from a buddy for 40 bucks. They are maxxis buckshots and cleaned it up.



Wheel it all the time but i never think to take pictures.





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Need a new bumper this one was gashed in when I bought the jeep



Thats pretty much it for now. The other night I was driving home from work and my ujoints failed and my drive shaft fell out so I got to get it fixed. Got the ujoints right next to me just haven't done it yet

Hopefully getting 5 BFG mud terrain on black steel rims soon just waiting on the guy to call me back. After that Im going to be putting some xenon 8000k HIDS in with the new housing for the lights.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:13 PM
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Got my new u joints in the rear drive shaft. No more noises from them lol. Hopefully gonna look at the tires tomorrow. The guy has 5 BFG Mud Terrain 31x10.5 on Crager soft 8's with 65% tread left. He wants 350 so I figured this is a good deal until I can afford brand new ones.
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Looks good so far brother keep up the good work
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:44 PM
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thanks man..

I see these cheap HID kits on ebay with the housing and all. Are these worth a damn?

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My drive shaft fell out again after replacing the ujoints..my luck. destroyed one of the ujoints. Could my shaft not be straight or something?
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could be the angle from the lift you installed. did the lift kit give you shims for the axle?
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No sir they did not
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My rear ds was shot so i went and got one from the junkyard out of a zj. Getting ujoints tomorrow and i'll be back in action. Looking at tires friday
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Got a 5% windshield strip it keeps the sun out of my eyes but it needs to be further down..

No go on the tires. so im getting the wildcat ext mudders 31x10.5x15 $590.00 for all 4 tires brand new, and mounted and balanced. And the tire place is literally 15 seconds away lol

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how'd you get such a good deal on tires? The cheapest DECENT deal I can even find is with the Falken Rocky Mountains (31x10.5x15) at $144 a piece. Then I still have to pay like $40 tax and $65 to balance
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you got a tow package in that jeep. mind me asking if you know what gear's ur running. i hear the tow package xj's got the 3.73's possibly but rear the 4.10's.
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all I know is I got a dana 30 front and 35 rear lol sorry but i can go look

As for the tires, getting them at a local shop called Xtreme tire and auto

65 to balance them???? thats a little high man its 9 a tire at our tire place

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Originally Posted by MikesJeep View Post
Could my shaft not be straight or something?
I'm sorry if this is my 14 year old sense of humor but LOL. Great jeep. Always loved those rims
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oh i see.. if its a dana 35 i might be a 3.73. but the metal tag would tell you otherwise.. lol
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