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Old 06-19-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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The new rig

Well I figured I might as well give some pics and specs of the new rig plus I have a few questions later on since wrangler tjs are new to me.

First of all I drove to New Braunfels this last Saturday and picked this baby up for less than 4k. I couldn't pass up the deal as you shall see.

Specs.-----------1997 jeep wrangler tj, tub rhinolined, 4.0 throttle body spacer,cai, onboard air (using a/c) standard, atlas 4.3 to 1, dana 30 with 4.56s and alloy shafts with arb air locker. Rear dana 60 cut down with alloy shafts, full case detroit. Some mix of lift supposedly teraflex 6" with 37" iroks on beadlocks (came with spare). Mastercraft rubicon seats and harnesses. Milemarker hydraulic winch up front, bumpers blah blah. Came with a big cb radio mounted under the bikini top as well.

Basically it needs a good cleaning and a new steering pump (haven't drove it much), and maybe some suspension work (not crazy about the angle of short arms or the stacked spacers up front LOL) for now.






So what do you guys think..........I know I am gonna look for a front ford 60 haha...............
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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Pretty cool, price on rear 60?..would be nice in my CJ7.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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Pretty cool, price on rear 60?..would be nice in my CJ7.
LOL............help me find a ford 60 to match my 14 bolt first LOL
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:43 AM   #4
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:33 AM   #6
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Let him do it so I can try to buy it. Nic score bro. Just learn the manual tranny and leave it alone.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:47 AM   #7
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Don't worry guys no plans anytime soon..just wheel it, well after its steering pump is replaced hopefully today.

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Let him do it so I can try to buy it. Nic score bro. Just learn the manual tranny and leave it alone.
Vultures lol
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #9
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LOL...........

Funny people I tell ya. What people around here don't know is I have a 14 bolt with disk brakes etc, set of two 2.5 airshocks. all brackets for front 3 and 4 link, 2 sets of links with joints (heims and johnny joints) extra set of bilstein 5125 shocks ready for when I get that front 60. I also have 2 sets of hummer beadlocks. So yeah on the search for the front 60 but in no hurry whatsoever. I won't tear this apart til I have everything for a 1 ton swap and I do mean everything!! For now I am learning the manual and driving and wheeling it-------------Kyle
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:51 PM   #10
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Got a question for the guys who know tjs out there. After a test drive today around the block this thing is like a full on slinky LOL. Basically its a short arm lift and I think its supposedly a 6" lift teraflex. Anyways is a swaybar with disconnects and maybe some adjustable front control arms gonna make this thing better street and offroad wise. Looking at the front it appears it is pulled backwards and has akward angles on the control arms. Will adjustables help enough? I am new to this tj stuff.
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Nope, short arm lift is done past 4" take some spring out of it...

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Old 06-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #12
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Nope, short arm lift is done past 4" take some spring out of it...

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Hmm yeah I wonder if I can get it lower without taking whats left of the fenders off lol.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:26 PM   #13
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Pull those spacers out of the front. I daily drove mine on 35s with no swaybars. 4" lift is plenty lift for those 37s with some fender trimming.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:31 PM   #14
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Pull those spacers out of the front. I daily drove mine on 35s with no swaybars. 4" lift is plenty lift for those 37s with some fender trimming.
Yeah I was wanting to try that out...............Not sure why they are in there. Do you think some adjustable control arms would help the front? You know these things better than I do.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:31 PM   #15
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Dang Bob I wish I had the money.....perfect front axle for sure.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:35 PM   #16
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You'll get a lot more adjustment out of them. I ran the rough country adjustables upper/lowers with no issues. Thing flexed like crazy and very stable on the road. I miss having a TJ.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:39 PM   #17
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You'll get a lot more adjustment out of them. I ran the rough country adjustables upper/lowers with no issues. Thing flexed like crazy and very stable on the road. I miss having a TJ.
Thanks Robert........I think I am gonna buy the adjustable uppers and lowers, probably from rough country since they are cheap lol. Give it a go to get this thing more streetable. I wanna be able to drive it as much as I want on the street and offroad. Just a cheap fix for now lol.

The good stuff I have sitting around is waiting for me to find a front 60 hehehe
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:12 PM   #18
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How about keeping that 60 you have and making it driver drop?? Really not too bad to do if you can cut and weld. Dirty ol man on here had done quite a few, not much to it at all really..
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:58 AM   #19
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How about keeping that 60 you have and making it driver drop?? Really not too bad to do if you can cut and weld. Dirty ol man on here had done quite a few, not much to it at all really..
I am giving it some serious though honestly. Would have to do some major research and learn a whole lot more about doing it though cause I know nothing about it. I looked at Don's build cause he is doing everything I wanna do to my tj lol. I eventually would like to do an aw4 swap and of course the won tons.
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I personally would add an antirock to the front if you can. Part of the floppy feel is it bein tall, and your control arm angle. I think a 3-4" spring would work better. I ran rough country arms on my tj, just keep them well greased. Nice find
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I am giving it some serious though honestly. Would have to do some major research and learn a whole lot more about doing it though cause I know nothing about it. I looked at Don's build cause he is doing everything I wanna do to my tj lol. I eventually would like to do an aw4 swap and of course the won tons.
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there ya go!! that would give you more room for all your link/shock mounting on the driver side, plus allow you to rotate the pinion as needed and not affect caster.. win-win situation








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Old 06-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #23
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Wish I lived closer to Don lol............ Know anyone close by, big4x4ride, who might do it???

I would have to find me one of those alignment bars........geeze you really got me thinking now big4x4ride LOL.................

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Wheel while you build the axle. No rush.
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Wheel while you build the axle. No rush.
Thats the plan.......as soon as I get this suspension figured out(fixed) and some driving in its game on!!!!!! Besides all the goodies are stored in a nice box or two.
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