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Old April 14th, 2016, 04:53 PM   #1
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So here is my 2003 4.7l limited Wj... I've had it for about a year and a half now i bought it with 215k on it but it was in such well kept shape i wasn't to concerned about the mileage, a business guy owned before me so it was all highway miles, now it has about 245k on it...anyways.. so i started to realize that some of the suspension components were starting to wear out that and i started to bounce around the idea of lifting it... I am one of those guys if you are going to do it you might as well get it all done the way you want so what i ended up with is a 6 inch lift consisting of:
Clayton front long arms
Iro rear short arms upper and lower
Iro 6 inch springs
Iro 3 inch exhaust
Hks front disconnects
Hks track bar with Kevin's Offroad durometer bushings
Kevin's Offroad steering stabilizer
Sky Jacker M95 shocks
Jk moab wheels
Bfg 285/70r17 km2s
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The next mods coming up are:
Jk Rubicon front 44
4.56 nitro gears
chromoly shafts
truss front and rear
52 inch roof light bar
2004 WJ front bumper swap
possibly rear tire carrier
custom tool storage in rear tire well
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Old April 14th, 2016, 04:57 PM   #2
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Started building up my rubicon axle. I installed tera flex tubes and g2 truss and C gussets.


















And now its time to install my 4.56 gears and a new locker
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Old April 14th, 2016, 04:58 PM   #3
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finally got around to working on the axle again...finishes up my steering links and reamed them to except gm 1 ton tie rods. I also moved my coil buckets in a inch on each side and raise the mounts as well being the jk axles have lower coil mounts over the wj axles..







Gotta finish boxing in my coil mount but other than that it is done just needs paint!!!!!!!
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Old April 14th, 2016, 04:59 PM   #4
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Is my track bar bracket tall enough?...just kidding I already cut it down where I need it... No pic yet but ill post one its done and painted
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So are the stock mounts pretty much the same on the jk 44?
Or did you weld on WJ mounts?
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I used all the jk mounts... The jk 44 and 30 are a direct bolt in for a Wj other than you need to rework the track bar bracket if you go hi steer... I did move the mounts up a inch and in a inch being the jk mounts differ that much between the Wj... But u could leave them if u wanted you would just have angled coils and it would sit a inch lower
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cool! WJ with a 6-inch lift. you've got great skills for reworking most of the mounts and even the track bar. anyway, nice work you've done to your ride. keep up the good work
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Old April 19th, 2016, 07:30 AM   #8
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I sand blasted and painted the knuckles orange to kinda give it a reid look

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Old axle coming out

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Its out
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Dana 44 going in

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Had to shorten by track bar ....where it mounted it would of been threaded all the way in and there would of been no adjustment.
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I am going to have to rework my lower shock mounts they are sitting to high im going to have to drop them a inch or two
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Old April 19th, 2016, 08:10 AM   #9
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Looking good. Are you going to reuse the steering stabilizer from the other axle?
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Old April 19th, 2016, 08:47 AM   #10
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yes its going to mount to my track bar bracket then to the cross over
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Old April 19th, 2016, 10:19 PM   #11
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Unfortunately you have to run a curved drag link... A straight one comes into contact with track bar mount.

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Old April 21st, 2016, 06:59 AM   #12
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I decided to take it a little farther and make some spring retainers out of some 1.75 DOM tube.


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Kinda flexing out... only spot i had at the time
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[IMG]Im going to have to trim the bumper a bit now... The JK axle is wider so my tires stick out a bit farther now and rub pretty bad when i turn... But rides just a good as it did before even not having the steering stabilizer on there right now... No death wobble or bump steer, I'M HAPPY!... Now i just need to wire up the locker and mount my light bar and it will be ready for the jeep blessing next weekend.
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Get that thing on an rti ramp!
I want to see how the long arms flex.
Stock arms with a 2" lift bind up a little bit past half way up the ramp.
(This is the WJ I've been helping my buddy build up. He should be at the Jeep blessing too.)
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Oh ill be putting it on a ramp for sure I wanna see what it will do
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Old April 28th, 2016, 11:51 AM   #16
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[IMG]Got the light bar mounted up... Looks good other than it picks up noise from wind passing through it.... Gotta get my bumper on and put my flag mount on as well[/IMG]



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Also had this beast pull in my store the other day.
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Put a short strip of black rtv between all the fins on the back of the light bar if you are getting whistle noises.
It will dampen the fins vibrating.
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Looks good! Glad to see that D44 went to a good home and is being used. Great mods.

Can I ask how many internal parts were damaged beyond repair?
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all of the internals were trashes....locker was broken, bearings were gone, pinion was snapped, and ring gear was cracked. But some money later and its all working now just waiting to save up some cash and go chromoly all the way around.
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couple shots from the jeep blessing.

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