High School Tj Build

mbryson

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Not sure if Eric can see this while he's in Baltimore MD mission or not but this will be getting some 33" BFG that were left from the MJ build. I MAY add a lunchbox locker in the rear? He can change that, if he desires, to a selectable with his own $ when he gets back?

I'm not wanting to put a bunch of $ into his Jeep while he's out but it's a handy spare car at times. Might need to be a spare for @cbryson to drive at EJS 2019 on a couple trails. He's still got the puck lift on there. I'm sure he has lift springs in my mess of a garage but I'm wondering if anyone has run 33" tires on a puck lift with maybe some tube fenders?
 

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Not sure if Eric can see this while he's in Baltimore MD mission or not but this will be getting some 33" BFG that were left from the MJ build. I MAY add a lunchbox locker in the rear? He can change that, if he desires, to a selectable with his own $ when he gets back?

I'm not wanting to put a bunch of $ into his Jeep while he's out but it's a handy spare car at times. Might need to be a spare for @cbryson to drive at EJS 2019 on a couple trails. He's still got the puck lift on there. I'm sure he has lift springs in my mess of a garage but I'm wondering if anyone has run 33" tires on a puck lift with maybe some tube fenders?
2” pucks? We did that on a buddy’s TJ and he wheeled it like that for years. I think we added a 1” body lift at some point in there, just because it rubbed under a lot of flex but that probably won’t be an issue for a “high school” rig.
 

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It is a 2" puck lift. I don't want to open the SYE can of worms and whatever else follows behind that. The 31" tires and the 4.10 gears are fairly peppy. I think the 33" and 4.10 will work things a little more but still be ok. Hoping with the 2" pucks and at most some aftermarket fenders (or a sawzall?) will work with the 33".
 

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That's turning out to be a nice little TJ and a GREAT father/son project. I'll bet when he returns there will be a lot more fun to be had between wrenching and wheeling.

Mike
 

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Front does look like it could use a bit more elevation. Can't hurt to put the lift springs in and see where it's at. I'd be thinking about shock length though, if they are the right length now, might be too short with lift?

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mbryson

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That going to rub like crazy without some major bumpstops in the front even when you lift it. I'd guess you need at least 2" more up front.

Bumpstops will be required. Hoping the springs give me an 1" to 1.5" and I can bumpstop to functionality. Not sure if I'll need to get him some tube fenders or not? If anyone hears of some take off fenders (don't I need the inner fenders for tube fenders?), give a shout. I could have a shock that will work? I've acquired quite a few sets over the years. I need to assemble all that stuff, use what makes sense and see if other folks need it before I chuck it.
 
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mbryson

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Elevated front. I might be able to get away without an SYE if I add the rear springs? At 2”, I have all kinds of clearance at the transfer case yoke.

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Don’t you love coil spring Jeeps?
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Those are some pretty sweet #Teraflex shocks. I probably need to scrounge up some after market control arms but this thing needs an exhaust. I don’t even want to pay for that and the piggy bank is pretty empty after buying the trailer. He might want to do long arms ? Not sure I’ll use it enough to hate on the stockers or not
 
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There are cheap winches around the internet, and the HF Badlands 12K can be had for $289 pretty regularly.
 

mbryson

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There are cheap winches around the internet, and the HF Badlands 12K can be had for $289 pretty regularly.

I actually need a winch mounting plate (and an exhaust). Is there an RME exhaust specialist?



We got a wee bit 'o snow but it's looking a lot more trail worthy at this point. I'd like to get a good look at it. It is a little front high but not to bad from what I can tell.
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xj_nate

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I think you're going to want LCA's before anything else. In my experience putting that much lift on them changes the caster so much that death wobble comes a knocking at your door. Some "lift" or adjustable LCA's will push it back into better caster #'s.
Looks good though and it's amazing how much fun you can have with a lil' TJ. Your kiddos are lucky.
 

mbryson

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I think you're going to want LCA's before anything else. In my experience putting that much lift on them changes the caster so much that death wobble comes a knocking at your door. Some "lift" or adjustable LCA's will push it back into better caster #'s.
Looks good though and it's amazing how much fun you can have with a lil' TJ. Your kiddos are lucky.
It went up about 1-1.5" from the spacer lift. We'll see how it runs out? I do have some older Teraflex lower control arms kicking around but am not really a fan of those. I've spent PLENTY of $ on my mission son's Jeep this year (still an exhaust to go). I'd like to stop the bleeding. All for a couple days with the new daughter-in-law to experience a couple mild trails. I'll be driving this and my son/daughter-in-law that just got married will be in my "big" Jeep
 
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