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  1. DeltaNu1142

    2005 LJR Flame Red

    OK, my TJ journey started today. It's been a long day, so this will be pretty short. I may or may not get into it some other time, but I started the buying process of this Jeep in October of last year. I picked it up today with 147,502 miles. It's a 2005 LJ Rubicon 6spd... a rare rust-free...
  2. A

    Help with my build please

    Hello, I always dreamed of having a wrangler tj and I finally did it! Made some upgrades that I personally like but now when it comes to technical thing I am lost! I currently run 295/75 r16 with 1.25 spacer, 2.5 lift Dana 30 on the front and 44 rear. Both have arb diff cover. Now my question...
  3. zachpeakee

    Colorado Daily-Driven Trail Warrior

    New to the forums, and decided to start a build thread for my 2000 Sahara TJ. Always thought build threads were fun to scroll, and also enjoy the idea of having a "log" of my TJ's life. Lived in South Carolina, spent my whole life around fast cars, and the car/racing scene in general...
  4. jkosten

    JKosten 02 TJ Sahara Build

    2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara "TJ" Mileage: 123k Powertrain: 4.0L NV3550 NP231 Dana 30 Dana 44 / Dynamax muffler. Suspension: 33" Goodyear Wrangler tires, 3" Black Diamond (?) Coils / rear trackbar drop bracket - KYB Monomax shocks. Exterior: front and rear tube bumpers (unknown brand), rock sliders, Warn...
  5. T

    Transforming my Wrangler into a tow vehicle

    Hello All, I have a 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ. 2.5L i4 engine, getting up to 160k miles now. I’ve been watching the Matt’s Off Road Recovery channel on YouTube lately, and I believe that the same business model could work in my own home city. I’m from Tucson, Arizona, and the surrounding area is...
  6. crice

    Jeep TJ SRT4 build

    Alright I’m ready to lose my mind reading threads that never get answered lol. I’m going to be turboing my 04 SE 2.4 after I found it it’s the same motor in the Neon SRT4. This will be somewhat of a build thread and somewhat of a question thread. I’ve already bought a exhaust and intake...
  7. srv1054

    Jeep Inky - A Lockdown project

    Well, I never did start a build thread, been so busy I guess. No time like the present! During the biggest part of the covid "stay at home and spend money" time last year, the wife and I picked up a 2005 Jeep Wrangler X, shoved it in the garage and started overhauling it in every way we had...
  8. PNW Lj

    Poke Holes In My Plan

    So I have a plan for my LJ and I want to put it out there for all to poke holes in before I start pulling trigger on parts. Jeeps Purpose: I have no plans on ever selling this jeep, as far as I’m concerned, I may be buried in it. I will do whatever is needed whenever its needed, up to and...
  9. harbiison

    Questions about lift kits

    so i want to lift my jeep but i’m not mechanically inclined because i’m 16 and just bought my jeep. i plan on learning and growing in the tj community. i was wondering what i should look for a reasonably priced kit. like do i go body lift or suspension. what are the benefits and what would best...
  10. New2TJ

    Finally the lift

    So the lift kit, tires and wheels and SYE finally all got to my house and I had a free weekend to install it. Overall I’d say it was pretty straightforward. With the help of my two brothers and a car lift it took about 17 hours to install. I did a Rough Country 4 inch lift and 33x12.5 Pro Comp...
  11. kalmairn

    Family Project: '99 Wrangler TJ - An Exercise in Incremental Changes

    I have no idea how this will develop, so let's all watch together - shall we? Big thanks to the community for all their suggestions and references; plus, a good portion of you for how-tos. I've spent a tremendous amount of time reading what you've all posted and I think I'm ready to summarize...
  12. notGreenLJ

    Not As Mild As I Initially Thought Build

    Well, if the goal was to just do it once, then I royally messed up. Last ~September I bought my first ever jeep! This past week I bought another, and intend to move my upgrades to the new Jeep. Mission failed. Let me start by saying that this is an awesome forum and extend my thanks to all you...
  13. darcecr90

    1998 TJ Build From Costa Rica

    Greetings from Costa Rica i just wanted to share my TJ that i just start to build it, this is the second TJ i owned, i fully regret to sell the 1st one so i had to get another one. 1st 1997 TJ Now this is the one i currently have 1998 TJ, when i just got it, it had an old winch that i wasn't...
  14. S Spurrier

    Project Hasel

    Picked up this 2006 LJ (6speed, 177k miles) for around 5500 last May. Was bone stock and had sun damage to the pain on the passenger side with a rusted through front fender and two holes through the passenger rear quarter. Spent most of last year on the mechanicals (brakes, wheel bearings, new...
  15. KMarlow11

    Recommended Build Size

    Hey guys! New here and looking for some advice. I’ve seen a few threads about some similar situations to mine but I’d like some more exact advice. I recently bought a 1999 2.5 5 speed with 4.10s off of a kid with a 3” body lift on 31x10.5 15s. Obviously I want to get rid of that much body lift...
  16. TJFyfe

    My Sienna Pearl 04 Sport build and picture thread

    It's been almost a year since I bought my TJ so it's finally time to get a built/picture thread going. Current setup; -2.5" BB lift -33x12.5 15 A/T -Dana 30 front, 3.73 -Dana 44 rear, 3.73 -Rubicon Express quick disconnects -Smittybilt stinger bumper -8,500lbs Superwinch 2019 Goals; -Hand...
  17. Mcnenc1

    Safari cab for TJs?

    After some “light” research on the inter-webs I decided to just ask here because who knows best than you guys, am I right? Is there such a thing as a “safari hardtop” for the TJs??? I see them for the JLs and such but not our beloved TJs running a normal cab.. Thanks
  18. R

    Will this 5.3 Chevy Vortec engine work with my stock axles?

    Hey guys, first time here and looking forward to it. 1997 Jeep TJ with the horrible 2.5, NP 231, AX5 4" Suspension lift not a great one just a Superlift that didn't come with longer Control arms so I'll be getting those soon. 33 12.50 15 Mud King 2 KC Daylighters on mirror brackets 2 KC...
  19. murt05

    Does anyone have experience with EAG tube fenders?

    My Jeep's plastic fenders have seen better days. Been torn of multiple times due to being too bulky for my 35's. I'm planning to make the switch to steel fenders next month and looking for an affordable option. Does anyone have experience with the EAG brand name. They sell some nice looking...
  20. KCNoDots

    The "9th Jeep's a charm" Build

    Hello all! I have loved Jeeps since my first vehicle back in 2006 when I turned 16 and got my first TJ. I have had 9 Jeeps total since then, and 6 of them have been Wranglers! I have learned a ton from each and every one of them, and finally aquired my “ideal” Jeep. I am ready to build it up to...