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    david

    Join Date : 2008-12-01
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    Model : Wrangler TJ

    Post 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:42 pm

    I started off with a brand new 2006 jeep wrangler that I picked up in Feb. of 06. For the power train it has a 4.0 inline 6, a 4 speed automatic transmission, dana 30 front, and at the time a dana 35 rear end.
    My jeep when it was 2 day old

    Warn front bumper, d-rings, warn 9000lb winch, and hi lift jack

    Warn rock sliders

    Custom rear bumper and tire carrier, with ammo box holder

    Installed a 4” rough country lift, and 33” tire with 15x8 MT wheel locks

    david

    Join Date : 2008-12-01
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    Model : Wrangler TJ

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:52 pm

    After destroying the stoke dana 35 I installed a dana 44 with air locker and 4:10 gears and rear geared the front dana 30


    ARB on bord air to supply the ABR air locker in the front and the 2gl viair tank


    SYE and tom woods drive line

    david

    Join Date : 2008-12-01
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    Model : Wrangler TJ

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:48 am

    Last week I installed a heavy duty tie rod made from 1.20 OD DOM along with new ball joints. I’ll try an post up some pic of it on the jeep later but for now hear are some pic from the web site.


    JohnOH327

    Join Date : 2009-11-18
    Number of posts : 248

    Model : Sidekick

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by JohnOH327 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:07 am

    Way to go....David. By the time I get back to Yuma you will have a monster for the trail. See ya soon...John

    david

    Join Date : 2008-12-01
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    Model : Wrangler TJ

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:29 pm

    the new tie rod

    old tie rod nexed to the new one can really see the difference but there is

    put new tires on the jeep a few months ago 35/12.50r15 mickey thompson baja claw
    and i just ordered new 4.88 gears a few days ago


    Green Chili

    Join Date : 2009-10-19
    Number of posts : 271

    Model : Wrangler X

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by Green Chili on Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:38 am

    Oh Oh!!!
    Those tie rods look perfectly straight, and mine doesnt No

    David........, What did you do with your old tie rod? and is it still good?

    I was just rinsing my jeep off after going through some mud and realized there is a slight bend on my tie rod....



    greenchili

    kuruma

    Join Date : 2010-05-30
    Number of posts : 74

    Model : Rubicon LJ

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by kuruma on Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:41 am

    Lookin good! I'll be following this one. I just grabbed up an 06 myself so I need some good ideas. What kind of litf are you running on there? I've been perusing for a new one. The rancho I have just isn't that comfy to me.

    david

    Join Date : 2008-12-01
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    Model : Wrangler TJ

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:08 am

    kuruma wrote:Lookin good! I'll be following this one. I just grabbed up an 06 myself so I need some good ideas. What kind of litf are you running on there? I've been perusing for a new one. The rancho I have just isn't that comfy to me.

    I’m running the old stile 4” x-series rough country lift with front and rear pro comp adjustable trac bars and I’m happy with how well the lift works. I have heard good things about there new long arm kit from a few people that I have talked to, by far the best priced long arm kit out there

    you have a grate start with a Rubicon.

    david

    Join Date : 2008-12-01
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    Model : Wrangler TJ

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:29 am

    Green Chili wrote:Oh Oh!!!
    Those tie rods look perfectly straight, and mine doesnt No

    David........, What did you do with your old tie rod? and is it still good?

    I was just rinsing my jeep off after going through some mud and realized there is a slight bend on my tie rod....



    greenchili

    My old tie rod has a slight bend to it, Hard to see it in the pic. I plane to keep it as a spare for when I go on out of town trips due to it being so easy to bend. To be honest if I was you I would not even play around with a stock tie rod they bend to easy. Look at the rough country tie rod upgrade it $80 and uses the stock ball joint, or get a tie rod off of a jeep zj with a V8 engine. they are a lot stronger then the wrangler tie rod. I would call some of the wrecking yard hear in town and see if they have one and check there price to a new tie rod, but that’s me.

    david

    Join Date : 2008-12-01
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    Model : Wrangler TJ

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:57 am

    Hear is a good link talking about the zj tie rod swap

    http://www.stu-offroad.com/steering/zjtie/tierod-1.htm

    david

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    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:38 pm

    last week i installed a new cd player


    had some free time today so i made a new air chuck holder to replace the the wire holding it up befor


    david

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    Model : Wrangler TJ

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:58 pm

    for the past few year i have been runnung a cooler rack when hunting or on a few jeep runs. had some free time this weekend so i built a small table that will slid in the back of the cooler rack or into the cooler rack mount if i am not running the cooler rack

    her is the cooler rack


    i can remove the rack by pulling on pin so that the spare tire can be removed


    building of the small table



    small table installed on cooler rack


    small table installed with out cooler rack


    i still need to paint and mount the diamond plate to the frame

    bbrewer

    Join Date : 2009-10-22
    Number of posts : 259

    Model : Rubicon

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by bbrewer on Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:20 pm

    David,

    Now you are all set for a tail gate party! Seriously though I sure hope you remove it for some of the runs you like to do!

    Betty

    By the way would you mind sending me an email so I have an email address for you. I'd like to discuss 10/30 events.
    Thanks

    strawdog

    Join Date : 2009-01-31
    Number of posts : 144

    Model : TJ Unlimited

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by strawdog on Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:16 am

    Dang, David, you've been busy! There's a whole world open out there for people who can weld! Nice job on the racks on the back...

    Renee

    david

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    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:27 pm

    I noticed a while back that my front low arm mounts on the axle where looking pretty bent up. So I have been looking at differ ant lower arm supports and skid plates some you weld on and other where bolt on. Yesterday I went to town a bought some 3”x3” by ¼” steal plate to weld on to strengthen and also act as a skid plate. To day I straightened up the lower mounts and fitted the new steal plates. Tomorrow ill weld it all together and post pic of the finished product

    david

    Join Date : 2008-12-01
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    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:47 pm

    strawdog wrote:
    Dang, David, you've been busy! There's a whole world open out there for people who can weld! Nice job on the racks on the back...

    Renee
    thanks for the good commit, i like to weld on home projects but would not want to weld for a living my welds are alway strong but dont alway look to good

    bbrewer wrote:David,

    Now you are all set for a tail gate party! Seriously though I sure hope you remove it for some of the runs you like to do!
    Betty
    Thanks
    it will be removed for most traill the main reson i wanted it was for hunting so we will have a place to make ower lunch. in the pic it looks like the table is sitting at an angle. the reson is i twisted the cooler rack a few years ago on a harder trail.

    david

    Join Date : 2008-12-01
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    Model : Wrangler TJ

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:48 pm

    I have been looking at many different lower arm skids for the front axle. I decided to make my Own, I used 3”x3” by ¼” steal plate I straitened up the lower mounts before welding on the skids, and started welding








    david

    Join Date : 2008-12-01
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    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:06 pm

    After bending up two transmission pans I decided it was time to fab my stock trans skid that was removed when I lifted the jeep due to the left side skid mounting brace was in the way of the front drive line. So I cut off the left side mounting brace and made a mounting brace that went up and over the top of the front drive line. All this was done before summer now that I have been running this set up a few mounts ill be making some changes to it hear in the near future, ill be making it stronger.





    kuruma if you are going to keep off roading with rod i highly suggest you look into this mod. the transmission pan on your jeep is a dealer part only. i have to buy my 2nd pan and all the parts stores around town have told me agine that it is a dealer part only agine

    david

    Join Date : 2008-12-01
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    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:15 pm

    Spent the day going over the jeep making sure it was ready for parker splash next weekend. Were ill be running trails for three day most likely 2 of those day ill be running trail by far harder then any trail I have ever driven before. I bought a set of gen-right rear corner guard over the summer and I finely had time to install them today. Have a few things left to finish up tomorrow on the jeep and then it will be ready to go. My camera is not working so I wasn’t able t take pics of the corner guards but hear is a pic from the gen-right web sit


    Perry

    Join Date : 2008-12-02
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    Model : Cherokee

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by Perry on Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:00 am

    Have a great time on the run, I would love to be up there.

    Yuma 4X4
    YUMA 4X4 FOUNDER

    Join Date : 2008-11-28
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    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by Yuma 4X4 on Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:49 am

    Those corner guards are like a double edged sword.

    Yes, they protect the Jeep from being dented, but the flip side is that they trap and hold sand and moisture that promotes rust.

    The sand is really bad since it is constantly rubbing and grinding on the paint and sheet metal.

    Make sure you use a good quality silicon sealer (clear) to seal up places where dirt and moisture can get in. It won't be 100%, but it will help to delay the damage.

    david

    Join Date : 2008-12-01
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    Model : Wrangler TJ

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:13 pm

    i was all set to start installing my new 4.88 gears today but unfortanetly plans changed today and i was not able to start on the gears. so i started building my tube doors with some scrap metal that i had around. i used 1 1/4" square tubeing but i think 1" square tubing would look better. i made a few stupied mistake and i think i will be starting all over with 1" square tubing

    hear is a pic of the gen-right corner guards i installed a few weeks ago

    kuruma

    Join Date : 2010-05-30
    Number of posts : 74

    Model : Rubicon LJ

    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by kuruma on Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:51 pm

    Nice Corners!! So why did you decide to go with short corners instead of fulls? Not a bust just considering them for the future of my Jeep and would like the input. I'm looking at Gen Right as well.

    I'm looking at underarmor as well, and yes if I keep going out with The Chile my pans are going to get destroyed!!!!! Looking very hard at Rokmen unless Savvy gets the Aluminum for the LJ Rubicon done sometime soon. Both are on my radar just have to scrape some cash together. Body and Motor Mount lift are coming first so I can do the belly up. I love my extra cargo room but my gut hangs down a bit on some of those hills.

    Yuma 4X4
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    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by Yuma 4X4 on Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:35 pm

    kuruma wrote:I love my extra cargo room but my gut hangs down a bit on some of those hills.

    Jeeps have always had a clearance problem. The short ones (CJ-5's with 84 inch wheelbase) did OK with stock tires, and really good with a lift and 33's, but the longer Jeeps always get hung up on the transfer case skid plate.

    By the way, the belly clearance (also called the Breakover Angle, or BOA) is the "true" clearance of a 4X4. Advertised clearances are measured from the lowest part of the vehicle (the axle)

    Here's some data I have been collecting:

    Crappy base numbers some 4X4's start with:
    * an approach angle of not less than 28 degrees
    * break-over angle of not less than 14 degrees,
    * a departure angle of not less than 20 degrees,
    * ground clearances of not less than 7.0 inches under the front and rear axles, and
    * a ground clearance of not less than 8.0 inches under any point other than the front or rear axle.

    Toyota XtraCab (1984) (this is my rig and it has a 5" lift on 33's and 112 inch wheelbase)
    Ground Clearance: 19.5"
    Approach Angle: 80.0 (almost 90)
    Departure Angle: 80.0 (almost 90)
    Breakover Angle: 40.0


    Toyota 4Runner (1987) w/0" lift on 31's: 26.42
    Toyota 4Runner (1987) w/0" lift on 28's: 24.2
    -------------------------------------------------------

    2007 Ford Escape XLS 4WD
    Ground Clearance: 8.2"
    Approach Angle: 20.8
    Departure Angle: 28.1
    Breakover Angle: 20.8

    Stock 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited:
    Ground clearance: 9.0"
    Wheelbase: 116.0"
    Tire size, rear P255/75R17
    Approach Angle Deg.: 40.6
    Breakover Angle Deg.: 18.4
    Departure Angle Deg.: 37.5

    Stock 2007 Wrangler
    Wheelbase: 95.4"
    Ground clearance: 10.5"
    Tire size: LT255/75R17
    Approach Angle Deg.: 44.3
    Breakover Angle Deg.: 25.4
    Departure Angle Deg.: 40.4

    2010 Jeep Patriot
    Ground clearance: 9.0"
    Wheelbase: 103.7"
    Tire size: 235/65R17
    Approach Angle Deg.: 29.6
    Breakover Angle Deg.: 23.3
    Departure Angle Deg.: 34.2

    Land Rover Free Rover
    Ground Clearance: 8.5
    Approach Angle 31º
    Ramp Break Over Angle 23º
    Departure Angle 34º

    2006 Mazda Tribute S 4WD
    Ground Clearance: 8.4"
    Approach Angle: 30
    Departure Angle: 26
    Breakover Angle: 20

    Nissan Xterra
    -crawl ratio: 21.6:1
    -ground clearance: 9.5"
    -approach/departure: 33.2/29.4

    Suzuki Samurai
    Ground Clearance:
    Approach Angle: 37
    Departure Angle: 46
    Breakover Angle: 31

    2007 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab SR5 4x4 <--- Very good off-roader
    Ground Clearance: 9.4"
    Approach Angle: 35
    Departure Angle: 26
    Breakover Angle: 27


    david

    Join Date : 2008-12-01
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    Post Re: 06 jeep project

    Post by david on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:52 pm

    kuruma wrote:Nice Corners!! So why did you decide to go with short corners instead of fulls? Not a bust just considering them for the future of my Jeep and would like the input. I'm looking at Gen Right as well.

    I'm looking at underarmor as well, and yes if I keep going out with The Chile my pans are going to get destroyed!!!!! Looking very hard at Rokmen unless Savvy gets the Aluminum for the LJ Rubicon done sometime soon. Both are on my radar just have to scrape some cash together. Body and Motor Mount lift are coming first so I can do the belly up. I love my extra cargo room but my gut hangs down a bit on some of those hills.

    I have always liked the look of the short corner. I thought about going with the long corners, but I would have wanted to have them painted to mach the jeep. I like the red color and I don’t want to cover it all up. now that I look at it more I wish I would have got the corners for the unlimited and cut them to fit so it would have gone all the way to the wheel well and not just to the fender flair.

    Savvy makes some good products I am looking into there gas tank skid. I am string to look at weight more and there skid only adds 4 pounds. As for the belly up skid I thing rockmen or skidrow is the way to go, so ill be going with one of them two

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