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    Default My build

    I have never done a build thread, and seeing as its a TJ i guess its cool i post here. this is really the only forum im on and use.

    here it is when i bought it. 98, 4 cylinder with 109k miles on the clock.


    that is the actual craigslist picture

    first show/RTI comp. with everything stock.



    not very good lol.
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    after about a month i added the 4" lift kit.


    immediatly had problems, after a month of the lift, the TC broke in half due to a bad front driveshaft.


    new TC/Driveshaft/SYE installed.

    after that the clutch/radiator/water pump went out. got that all fixed up.

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    then comes the bumper...


    now i have the BFG KM1's on it 33x12.50/15.(pic to come when i get time)

    Future List:

    Front locker/winch/new offroad lights/rock sliders and rear tire carrier.

    wish list:

    6" long arm/35's D44's front and back with ARB lockers.

    and thats pretty much it. need to fix some stuff here and there but other than that its pretty good.

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    Nice build you got going so far.... can't wait to see it with the larger lifts, tires and upgraded axles... did you end up getting any real warning before the TC broke apart??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedragon436 View Post
    Nice build you got going so far.... can't wait to see it with the larger lifts, tires and upgraded axles... did you end up getting any real warning before the TC broke apart??
    yeah, it vibrated really bad over 60 i thought it was bad alignment apparently i was wrong lol.

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    OUCH! Been a while since I've seen tcase carnage like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarXJ View Post
    OUCH! Been a while since I've seen tcase carnage like that.
    It hurt to look at it.

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    Ive seen a bunch self distruct like that but never that bad .

    Jeep = just empty every pocket
    Aint got no whistle, don't belch out smoke, but my V10 aint no joke !!!

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    Nice Build so far! man breaking your TC! i've never seen that done before!

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    Is that a Rugged Ridge front bumper?
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    no its a smittybuilt.

    yeah most people ive shown have not seen a TC do that before. glad to be the first.

    here is the culprit. the carnage from the driveshaft.


    new VS. old centering kit

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    and these are pics i took yesterday afternoon, as it sits right now.



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    Lookin good.. got it all back together in 4WD capable again??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedragon436 View Post
    Lookin good.. got it all back together in 4WD capable again??

    yup except for what i think to be a slipping TC chain, havent had time to take it apart.

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    Ouch... yeah that kind of stinks.. time to upgrade to the HD chain setup...

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