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Old July 20th, 2015, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default 97 tj: project stroke and blow

So I've been around here for a bit and have wheeled with some guys on here so i figured I'd start a build thread.

List of upgrades as the jeep sits now:
4.6L budget stroker build
4-inch lift- Pro-Comp
Tera-Flex Shocks
BFG 35"x12.5"x15" all terrain tires
Tom Woods rear Driveshafts
B&M Short Shifter
Advanced Adapters SYE Kit
4.56 ratio gears front and back
Ford 8.8 rear axle with yukon grizzly locker and yukon c-clip eliminator kit with chromoly shafts
HP dana 30 front axle
homemade 1 ton steering
Fab Tech Spare Tire Carrier
Homemade front full width bumper
Homemade rocker guards
Warn winch plate
warn rear bumper
superwinch tigershark 9500lb winch
extreme terrain rear corner guards
smittybuilt front and rear fenders

Heres a picture of it at bundy hill offroad from recently

The plan for this is as the title says, stroke and blow I'm half way there with the stroker, but I recently ran into a deal on a supercharger on here that I couldn't pass up. So the plan was to put this in this summer, but I have ran into some snags since I bought it. First came when I was flat towing my jeep and someone in front of me slammed on their brakes so I had to run my truck off the road into a ditch and the jeep flopped. The tow bar popped off the hitch and smashed my bumper (barley a ding, hats off to BW fabricatioins there), then a hole in my winch, then smashed my grill and hood in and bent the frame.

So now everything is fixed except for the frame and the hood. I order a fiberglass hood and should be here in a couple weeks and for the frame... ehh it drives 60 and only shakes a little.

The other snag was last week when I got a little touchy with the clutch and grenaded the spider gears and chipped the pinion in the 8.8.

As of yesterday this is all fixed, purchased a yukon grizzly locker and a yukon unlimited c-clip eliminator kit with chromoly axle shafts and it is all installed, so far very happy with the locker, but the real test will come next weekend when I take it out to bundy hill and go bash some rocks. More updates to come.
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Old July 27th, 2015, 06:44 PM   #2
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So tried out the new locker at bundy hill on Sunday.
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it gripped a little to hard. Gave it a little to much gas in a big valley and flopped or on its side.
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Good thing is I didn't have any damage! But the day wasn't done there, ended up popping a bead doing some donuts and finding that my rear upper control arm lost its bolt and bushing on the axle end, so now I have an excuse to build new ones. Gunna go with 1.5in dom with a heim on the frame end and take the lower control arm bushings I have lying around and put those on the axle end. Gotta get it all done before this weekends trip to silver lake.

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