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    Project Relapse - TJ edition

    So I picked up my Chili-Pepper Automatic 1999 TJ Sport last weekend and already have a stockpile ready to install with more goodies on the way. Its a virgin = BLANK SLATE. It might not be a stunning thread to follow but a good documentation of a basic girly build.



    Day 1 = as soon as I parked it on the driveway I ripped out the stereo and installed my trusty JVC KDNX5000 rescued from my XJ. Its a single DIN 40GB unit with GPS, Bluetooth and DVD functions. I also gave it the loco detail treatment of hand washing all the vents and plastics.




    Day 2 = hard top off and into storage, doors off in prep for element tube doors rescued from my YJ (waiting for TJ latches)






    Photos will be uploaded via Photobucket album here
    I BE GETTING BUILDING ME A REAL JEEP.....

    Click here for details.

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    Update week 1: side steps are off. 1" body spacers due to go in. Still needs a good polish but that's for when the bushwhackers go on which is when the 33"s go on which is when the rims are back from blasting and the 4.11s are picked up from somewhere east of Oshawa. I hate how everything relies on another thing. I'm gonna swap out my sound bar now.

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    I hate how everything relies on another
    well that there is a statment of truth.
    everythings relies in the wallet/ pocket book/ purse/ hell even the matress,

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    you forgot the couch....

    ... another update: I attempted to install the body spacers on my own and ran into massive roadblock. While the bonus of having skinny arms allowed me to get the rad off nicely I dont have the muscle to get the top bolt off the steering bracket and the bolt keeps feeling tighter with every attempt to turn it loose (it is moving up though) Looks like Im gonna have to put out a "will trade beer for muscles" advert in the marketplace. I need to get off these dinky-donuts!!!

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    im too far away to help but i can mental- telabathy some help.
    hear goes..... ooooommmmm. oooooommmmmm. oooommmmmm.
    there you go, ill het that beer another time.

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    with the help of practical instructions by igotafriggenjeepp and moral support of many a friend....IT WORKED!!!

    TJ is now body-lifted 1" and I wrenched it all meselfs!!!!!

    GOLD STAR FOR ME

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    congratulations, you have
    to getmone of thoes " built not bought" stickers

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil loco View Post
    with the help of practical instructions by igotafriggenjeepp and moral support of many a friend....IT WORKED!!!

    TJ is now body-lifted 1" and I wrenched it all meselfs!!!!!

    GOLD STAR FOR ME
    Don't listen to jeff. He never gives good advice, its not like I've sent him several pm's on the alternator upgrade for the LJ he convinced me to buy... bastard... have fun with the build
    2010 JK Unlimited Sahara, rubi axles, 35" duratracs, OME lift: Written off, RIP.
    2006 LJ Rubicon Lots of stuff from TMR installed by CT Motorsports (see profile if you want to know) project once more with feeling
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    Listen to the wise Drizit
    Hey he said it not me.
    There Must have been a time when we could have said no.

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    ^ not my fault you were given the wrong alternator...LOL...simple bolt in swap brotha...

    Now, stop hijacking Lil's thread...
    His ---> 04 LJ - 4.0L, Auto ɹnoɟ pɐǝɹʇǝɹ
    Hers ---> 75 Renegade Project - 304 V8, T15 3 speed uoıʇɐıɔossɐ ʎq pɐǝɹʇǝɹ

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    I like playing alternators.

    I'm a hurting unit today. Naproxen and Acetaminophen to the rescue.

    Rims currently getting blasted (I told them to not try too hard to clean them up. Just get the rust off them).

    Friday is hopefully another play day. To do list: flares, tires, 2" pucks.

    After that comes axle swap, bumper, winch, better suspension and a good test run.

    Anyone got some good 2-3" TJ suspension parts they want to part with for cheap??

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    got the rims back today... would have been nice if they did as advertised and removed the weights before blasting them. Going to hit them up with some primer and paint and hopefully tomorrow they will be ready to mount. Pics coming

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    you are a girl right, i gotta shake your hand when i meet you.
    inspiring girl power thread

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    last I checked (when I went pee) Im pretty sure I am... lol.

    Thanks. Empowering is actually a sub-intent for my thread. Not just for the ladies but for any newbie that wants to do a basic build themselves

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    MORE PICTURES!!!!

    Side steps gone!


    Tuneup was needed.... more than I thought. When trying to get the wires off one broke off the boot and then the boot came off in chunks. The wires and plugs were all MOPAR so at least that made me happy even though they were mismatched.



    The lift: So I learned that the instructions that came with the body boost lie. You do not need to disconnect just about everything to go 1" body boost. It took more time to mess with the radiator than to actually get the pucks in. Took me a leisurely 2h solo once I figured out what I was doing. Skinny hands and arms help tons for the one above the rear shock mount.

    One at the front under the rad:

    3 along side in easy view:

    one above each rear shock mount:

    one at each end of the rear bumper:

    and bump-stops at each end of the grille:
    Last edited by lil loco; 06-21-2012 at 12:58 PM. Reason: spell check

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    And so this is how it sits after the spacers went in and the steps went out... tires need to go


    Luckily.... the rims ready for paint



    Im going BFG AT 33x10.50x15... gonna need a spare if anyone has one lying around (also going to need a steel rim)

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    sunny paint day... took some creative thinking to get primer behind the lip. Now waiting for the primer to dry



    While the bulk of the rim will be gloss black enamel, I'm tempted to be colourful and colour match the lip chili pepper red or otherwise go steel grey not sure yet.
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    Looks good !!!!
    Pretty much have done the same thing to my Jeep. Bought stock , 2 inch BB..1 1/4" body lift ...when I finally put my winch on though there is a drop in the front so I will be adding isolators

    Can't wait to see her/him? ...when you get those 33's on


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    She should be on the 33"s by Monday even if I have to stuff them in lol. But that is more dependent on how long it takes for the paint to be ready.

    I was wondering how the front would cope once I put my Titan winch on. At that point I might need new coils.

    Rims are almost ready to cure. Need to flip them to do the face in about 50min so I don't pass the golden hour as per the stupid can instructions otherwise it wants me to wait a week.

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    On my rubi when I put on the Chinese 10k winch (similar size and weight to a tw12) I didn't really notice a drop (that's with synthetic line though) however when I switched out for the warn m10000 I lost about 3/4 of an inch. Made the ride terrible. Got a pair of 3/4 Polly spacers from CT Motorsports, Ski keeps em in stock. Fixed the look and the ride right up.

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    Im using 2" poly spacers for my budget boost until I get new coils/springs (given the ones on the TJ are likely original and unloved). Hopefully it will work out.

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