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Old November 28th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #1
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So my bone stock 04 tj se is gonna get the works over the next few months (I hope only months)

My goal is 35s on only 2 inches of lift max (aiming for 0" lift) gaining clearance with well chosen upgrades, so this is going to be a low cog build with mostly bolt on parts, but with potential for easy upgrades to a nicer longarm suspension if I see fit (nth degree)

So first up is the new genright gas tank. 1" more clearance, heavier skid plate, and clearance to stretch the rear suspension up to 5" (hopefully future upgrade)

Also on the parts list I just ordered is a new smittybuilt xrc 8k competition winch to save a little weight with the synthetic line.

And the 35x12.5r 15 NFC km2s on some new procomp black aluminum wheels - very sexy.

The future mods to come are front and rear d44s with 5.13 or 5.38 gears and locked on alloy shafts. I'm thinking the new g2 assemblies unless I can find a used set since I only have a d30/35 now.

The nth degree tummy tuck or ucf aluminum skid.

The 35s can't be mounted on my stock jeep so metalcloak arched fenders, rockers, and rear corners with 4" flares will give the clearance needed for them. Yet to be ordered.

That's pretty much it for right now. Any suspension changes will be minimal at the moment. Will be updated with pics as parts arrive.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 07:32 AM   #2
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Subscribed...sounds like a great build.

I'm eyeing the Nth Degree tummy tucker, as well. I also have 31" KM2s on my '05 LJ, and want to move up to 33" KM2s when I replace these. I really like them. I also plan on keeping the same 2" BB I have without any additional lift.

Good luck with the build.

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Old December 19th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #3
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So I finally got a few of my parts I ordered, Christmas has most stuff on delayed shipping or back order.

But I picked up my new smittybuilt xrc8 comp winch and mounting plate. Install only took about 4 hours extremely easy install. should have been quicker but I had to drill holes into my bumper, and relocate my aux lights. I need to clean up my wiring a little bit more, probably rig up an Incab winch control and mount the solenoid under the hood, along with possibly adding a cheap harbor freight oba setup.



Here's the winch installed. Worked flawlessly in the driveway, hopefully it will stay working for a long time. Only lost 1/2" of height to the front bumper, and the synthetic line helps with keeping the weight down. It handles a little different on the road, little heavy feeling in the front, but smoothed out the ride a bit, just large bumps hit harder. But I'm happy with it so far.

New part updates, metalcloak front arched fenders on the way 3-5 weeks and the rear flare mounting kit. Waited on buying flares since I'm poor and no Xmas bonus
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New update, just ordered an aev tummy Tucker.

Hopefully this will go pretty smooth since it's designed for the 4.0 not the 4cyl. Im 99.9% sure i am going to have to modify it some, and I will document it for the other 2.4 guys out there.
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^^^ it'll never be done 100% haha

Here is the teaser shot, just got the 35s today. Love being in Phoenix with 4wheelparts stores close by.



And the wheel close up
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^^^ it'll never be done 100% haha

Here is the teaser shot, just got the 35s today. Love being in Phoenix with 4wheelparts stores close by.



And the wheel close up
Nice! What style wheel model is that?
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very cool rims






very cool rims!!!
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 07:33 PM   #8
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Nice! What style wheel model is that?
Procomp 15x8. I thinks it's the 7031 style.

Thanks for the kind words guys
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 07:42 PM   #9
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Old December 24th, 2010, 12:27 PM   #10
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Started install of my genright crawler fuel tank. This tank let's you stretch your wb up to 5 inches, while adding 1" clearance underneath and still keeping the stock capacity.



This thing is beautiful, props to genright on a super nice product. Install instructions are pretty simple, but genrights are horrible. This tank requires some modifications to fit like they design, drilling through the frame and installing a sleeve and through bolt to mount it. Only problem is that is such a pain in the a$$ since there isn't much room back there to begin with.

So out came the welder and some 2" angle. I fabbed and preped the pieces, and my brother welded them on for me. This setup gives me 8 bolts holding it on the frame, and it's simpler to remove. Instead of the factory designed 6 bolts.

Here is the pieces tacked on. The bolts will go through the angle and bolt to the frame.


This tank went into my 04 tj with no body lift and still has over 1/4" clearance to the tub. But the bodylift would most likely be necessary if you use genrights thru- bolt mounting solution. I probably lost about 1/2" of the advertised 1" doing it my way, but that's better than stock which is the name of the game.
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This fuel tank also requires exhaust mods. Mine already was cut off since turkey day 2008 at the mounds.
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Ups just dropped off the metalcloak front fenders so excited!!!!!

And here is the finished but not painted fuel tank skid, test fit and it's perfect!!!
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Great plan and looks good.

I can tell you how to get 5:38's without spending way too much on a dana 44 front, I am building one for my 4 banger jeep until I find funds/parts for a 9" front.
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why didn't you try a DIY highline? Sure saves a lot of money.
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I would love to get 5.38s please inform me.

I didn't do the diy highline because I don't have time. This is all being done to my daily, and only mode of transport. But I do plan on diy aluminum rear corners in the future.


Here is the actual tank almost ready to go. And genright was kind enough to include a fuel pump wrench so you don't fudge up yours.
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93-early 96 I believe Zj front 30 uses a long pinion crush sleeve design but you can use Cj 30 gears (which are available in 5:38s) with a different pinion bearing. The Zj axle will bolt in.

You have the 2.4? If so I see a turbo in your future
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I'm anxious to see what the stance looks like with those wheels & tires!

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its about time you did something with that jeep are you gonna need another motor now again tho?
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No engine is good. Hoping to find a turbo haha.

It gained 4 inches of ground clearance with the tires alone.

Probably gonna just mount the fenders and go wheeling Sunday to see how she handles. Need to trim the rear for clearance tho.
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good plan dont want the body to dig into the new rubbers i got a lifted ranger now and suzuki samurai and zacks 90 toyota haha. when you comin back to town
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