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Old March 18th, 2015, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default High mile TJ build thread. Black 1999 TJ

I always wanted a Jeep. I finally got off my wallet in 2013 and found one in decent shape: A 1999 TJ Sport with 215,000 miles for $6,700. Had a 2" budget lift, 31" All Terrains and rims shown, and new paint...total mall crawler, complete with Dana 30/35.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 08:16 AM   #2
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I stopped out to see Dale Stroebel for some advice. I decided on a 3.5 inch upgrade able, fully adjustable Rock Krawler lift and Bilstein 5100 shocks.

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Old March 18th, 2015, 08:19 AM   #3
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Here's the photos:
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Old March 18th, 2015, 08:24 AM   #4
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At the same time I added a SYE and custom rear drive shaft. The Viair tank is installed by me in preparation for front and rear Yukon Zip lockers...
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Old March 18th, 2015, 08:29 AM   #5
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Of course, what would a lifted Jeep be without bigger tires? 33x12.5r15 Duratracs.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 08:38 AM   #6
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Nice and clean.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 08:56 AM   #7
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Things are starting to get good. I installed the Viair compressor under the hood on the tray in front of the brake booster. The 2.5 gallon tank is underneath after the skid plate on the driver's side. I ran the air intake for the compressor into the cabin. The path goes like this: Compressor to tank, tank to custom built manifold.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:01 AM   #8
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The small hoses are for the dual needle gauge that shows tank pressure and regulator pressure to the lockers.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:04 AM   #9
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The manifold contains the pressure switch/relay, relief valve, 1/8th inch tank pressure fitting, air chuck for filling tires, regulator, 1/8th inch fitting for regulator pressure, tee for front and rear locker solenoids.
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I installed the switches into the stock openings where my non operational hard top switches were. Took a little dremel work to make them fit. The toggle switch you see is dual functioning: First, the power to the toggle switch is from the ignition. When the toggle switch is on, it powers the lights on the rocker switches and air pressure gauge from the instrument dimmer circuit. It also powers the locker rocker switches and the on/off switch for the air compressor. In short, if the toggle switch is off, nobody can accidentally turn on the compressor or a locker. Plus, at night, you can actually see the system being armed as it lights up everything.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:21 AM   #11
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I picked up a high pinion Dana 30 from a '98 Cherokee off Craigslist and had Dale install a Yukon Zip locker and 4:56 gears, RCV shafts, new brakes and unit bearings, and ball joints. I found a Dana 44 for the rear off Craigslist and had Dale build that up with a Yukon Zip locker, new shock mounts, and new drum brakes. Solid diff covers.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:23 AM   #12
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Custom front drive shaft...
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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:29 AM   #13
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Wife in Jeep picture just made this thread way more interesting...
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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:37 AM   #14
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Bought Tabs old front winch bumper. A little spray bed liner and all set. Bought a Warn 8000s off a member. I bought the light mounts from Quadratec and put the PIAA halogens that came with the Jeep on them.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:40 AM   #15
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I took Tabs advice and had the ends of the frame capped off and shackle mounts added. At the same time, I rust inhibited the front foot and a half of the frame with intentions of doing the whole thing.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:46 AM   #16
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Jeep was in a downpour at work. I took the carpet out and noticed some surface rust in the footwells up front. I took the opportunity to rust inhibit where needed and spray bed liner afterward:
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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:50 AM   #17
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I also had a new radiator installed, along with a new steering box, and a valve cover gasket. The motor runs great with Mobil1. I never really have to wind it out, but it will with no complaints. The AX15 is showing some signs of wear, but still works great. Thanks to Dale Stroebel for all the work in making this Jeep fully capable, and Tab for the awesome bumper.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 10:06 AM   #18
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Cool project, nice work!
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Well I vote classic! Nice work!
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Best build thread ever.
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