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martij3
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PostSubject: My new trail rig!   Sat 26 Sep 2009, 10:06 pm

Before I bought my JK, I had a '99 Grand Am GT. It was paid off, so I just kept it. Well a co-worker of mine had an '01 TJ which he signed over to his step-daughter. She wrecked it so I asked if she wanted to get rid of it. I really don't use my car anymore, I've been letting my uncle use it. I think it was a good trade. My car had 160,000 miles the check engine/ABS lights are on, as well as the car will need new tires soon. The TJ has 113,000 miles with a broken steering knuckle. The rear drivers corner is crushed a little and the drivers door has a dent on the bottom, but he just bought new wheels and tires. He is also going to give me the roof rack and a bikini top as well.


I am taking suggestions on what to do with the Jeep. Now this build will be over a couple of years most likely. I would like to do it right the first time. I only had my JK for a year and I was already wanting to drop more money upgrading my current lift. I don't want to do that with the TJ.

I think I will take the advice Geo gave on another thread about going with GENRIGHT. I am thinking about the Comp stretch package. I am thinking either a Rockkrawler or Teraflex suspension kit. Any help or info would be appreciated.












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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sat 26 Sep 2009, 10:13 pm

Sweet!
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sat 26 Sep 2009, 10:27 pm

nice! I have always liked TJs
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sat 26 Sep 2009, 10:30 pm

that is gonna be a blast!!! Good luck with it.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sat 26 Sep 2009, 10:40 pm

Gen right makes some sick shit......

Hi-line fenders wih a 2" lift and 37's
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sat 26 Sep 2009, 11:03 pm

thats what im talking bout jeff

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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sat 26 Sep 2009, 11:13 pm

im a firm believer in low center of gravity rigs............the gen right kit with a 2" bb or spring lift would be tits.......or some 12in stroke air shocks would be kool.......keep it low.....big tires ......if you lift it more than a couple of inches go long arm........and dont forget the sye or atlas

low and wide is cool.........a tj on 40's with a 2" bb............sure....and f'n hardcore


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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sun 27 Sep 2009, 7:37 am

Xtreme 4X4 Saturday did an Genright install with the fenders, boat side sliders and aluminum rear corners with flares. They also installed a Teraflex 4inch long arm with a belly up skid plate and a 4 link in the rear but no stretch. They say the plan is to ugrade the axles to 1 tons and run Pittbull 40x13.50x17. Also noticed a Genright gas tank w/skid but it was not mentioned on the show.

Rokmen has a TJ they built with a 2inch lift and running 40"s but it has a short arm suspension.

Both rigs look sick .
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sun 27 Sep 2009, 10:27 am

I would go with gen-right just for the sheer fact you pick your wheelbase

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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sun 27 Sep 2009, 10:53 am

I think I will also go with 1 ton axles, but I have a question. I was looking on craigslist for 1 tons and came across these. Could I use these? I'm not very knowledgeable with building a rig so I might have a lot of questions.




Grate for your off road project, mudder, rock crawler,4X4,
or your jeep project.
Matched set of military 2.5 ton Rockewll axles, front and rear, for $1,000
Extra rear axle for $200 more.
254/493-8301


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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sun 27 Sep 2009, 11:21 am

They will probably be too wide. A Little too much axle for a Jeep. IMHO
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sun 27 Sep 2009, 11:36 am

I guess the question needs to be asked, what is your ultimate goal with the Jeep, what size tire do you plan on running? are you leaving the motor, tranny and tcase stock, or are you swapping them? This will give us and idea on giving you advice on what to do?

Rockwells are overkill for most of us here, so unless you plan on running 44's or larger, I would forget about those.

You should be able to get a dana 60 front and 14 bolt rear for that price.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sun 27 Sep 2009, 2:08 pm

I would like to go with anywhere from 37's to 42's. I really haven't decided yet, I was just looking into getting a rough estimate on how much parts are going to be.

What I would like to do is go with the GenRight HI fenders boulder series and comp stretch kit. I would like to stretch the wheelbase out. I would like to keep the motor, tranny ,and tcase for right now, but if I will need to switch these out I would like to start planning that right now.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sun 27 Sep 2009, 4:07 pm

If you have the 4.0, keep it. those things are bullet proof, if it's gets worn out, rebuild it with a 4.7 stroker in it

If you have the 2.5 4 cyl, plan on replacing it down the road.

As far as the tranny, it's what ever you prefer, auto or stick? If it's a stick and want to go to an auto, and you have the 4.0 you can put a cherokee AW4 in it, those things are nearly bullet proof also.

As far as the T-case, that will be your weak point. If It was mine, and was on a budget, I would find a CJ dana 300, and get a flip kit to put the front output on the driver side, then you can use your 231 and do a doubler. Or Dana 300 with a 4:1 gear set. Or just go atlas or stak..$$$$
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sun 27 Sep 2009, 6:20 pm

It is a 4.0 with an auto tranny. I will stick with those. Thanks for the advice I will look into the Dana 300
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Sun 27 Sep 2009, 8:20 pm

Somebody tell him how much it is to build a 60 & 14 bolt compared to Rockwells!
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 1:09 am

Paul08Wrangler wrote:
Somebody tell him how much it is to build a 60 & 14 bolt compared to Rockwells!

How much is it?
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 1:24 am

martij3 wrote:
Paul08Wrangler wrote:
Somebody tell him how much it is to build a 60 & 14 bolt compared to Rockwells!

How much is it?


alot!!!!

$1000-1500 for a pair of axles
1000-1500 for front cromo's
500 rear cromies
say....$1200 for lockers f/r <----detroits.......add 1000 for arb's
gears.....5-600 plus setup
another 600-800 for brackets/link stuff
brakes/baljoints/kingpin stuff depending on what you get.........500-1000




it adds up fast, but rockwells can be built cheep and dirty for almost nothing........like spend 500 bux on a lift kit for a yj and some mounting stuff,get a full hydro steering kit, weld the diffs up throw some 44's on it and probably never break it..........

but its going to be a big tall bitch , no such thing as a LOW, full body jeep on rock's

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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 1:31 am

what should I expect to pay for a Dana 300? I found one for sale in Longview for $200.
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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 3:16 am


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PostSubject: Re: My new trail rig!   Mon 13 Dec 2010, 4:28 pm

Your rig looks awsome! I hope to the same fenders some day. Looks great having the fenders painted to match the body.
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