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Old 09-05-2012, 09:17 PM
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So just bought myself my first Jeep at the beginning of this month. it had blown shocks, crappy tires, brakes are messed up, bad fuel pump, along with other issues. Here is my "Build" on getting it up and ready


The Jeep: Here she is the first day i got her (8/1/12)

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The Lift: It's a 4.5" Rough Country short arm kit with new leaf springs, new adj. track bar, new steering stabilizer, and pitman arm (8/16/12)

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Front Brakes: When installing the lift i noticed the front brake rotors were *Insert Expletive Here* and needed replaced. so i did (8/17/12)

old rotor

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old and new

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installed
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Wheels/Tires: Pro Comp Steel wheels W/ Pro Comp Xterrain 33-12.50-15 (9/11/12)

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Interior: Get that nasty friggin' carpet out and new steering wheel (9/23/12)

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BONUS PIC!!!! (started to fall and took a pic)

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HOME: The Panda is finally home from my moms (9/27/12)

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Heart Transplant: Got the front end off (11-04-12)

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Motor Out: Took the motor out (11-10-12)

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Motor: Took the head in today to get inspected. 9 valves were not sealing properly (11-14-12)

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Old 09-07-2012, 08:11 PM
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Welcome to the DW club!
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:12 PM
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Welcome to the DW club!
haha thanks. hopefully the wheels, tires, and alignment will solve the issue
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:03 PM
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Wo0t! got my wheels and tires on, which also solve the DW. also put the new steering wheel on cuz the old one was sticky as all hell




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Old 09-11-2012, 11:45 PM
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Were the front calipers that clean to start with or did you clean them up? Jeep looks great.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:49 PM
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Were the front calipers that clean to start with or did you clean them up? Jeep looks great.
thank you. i tried to clean everything off with a wire brush. there was a lot of rust on the hub/knuckle so i went a little crazy with cleaning haha. it looks ok but could be cleaner.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:04 PM
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Wheel and tire combo are sweet! Interested in some new fenders? I have a pair of straight ones, not sure if I'm gonna use them. And they are white!
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Juan4you View Post
Wheel and tire combo are sweet! Interested in some new fenders? I have a pair of straight ones, not sure if I'm gonna use them. And they are white!
thank you!!! are they cut or unmolested? either way i would like them. lmk how much you want. shoot me a text at 909 649 45FoUR5.
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My bad! I just went out to take a pic of the Cherokee shell and this whole time it doesn't have any!_0 I'm sorry, I feel like an idiot!

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My bad! I just went out to take a pic of the Cherokee shell and this whole time it doesn't have any!_0 I'm sorry, I feel like an idiot!

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You'll love those tires. I had a set of my F-250 when I was at Camp Pendleton and loved them. They did great out in the desert and mud. How is road noise with them on the jeep? My truck was a diesel and the engine was louder than and road noise
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Are you ready to take it out? We are heading some where today, don't know where. Tagging along in a JK since I forgot to pay my tags!
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by squirrelcrusher View Post
You'll love those tires. I had a set of my F-250 when I was at Camp Pendleton and loved them. They did great out in the desert and mud. How is road noise with them on the jeep? My truck was a diesel and the engine was louder than and road noise
its not really loud to be honest. i thought they would howl but i havent noticed at all. not even at freeway speeds

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Are you ready to take it out? We are heading some where today, don't know where. Tagging along in a JK since I forgot to pay my tags!
dang i just got on here for the first time in forever. haha idk if she is trail ready yet cuz there is a knock going on at the tranny/oil pan area. it knocks loud and slow off throttle and braking, but also makes a ticking like a rod knock also so im trying to figure out whats going on with this thing. im thinking flex plate for loud slow knocking and maybe a rod knock or the flex plate for the faster quiet ticking/knocking. once that all is figured out im hoping to get her out there
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:33 PM
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Finally got around to checking out the flex plate. one bolt was loose and one bolt was missing hahaha. so ordered some new bolts. should be ready tuesday
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motor is now out Wo0t!
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