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Well guys i never thought y’all would be so helpful and since y’all are so nice i thought that i would share my jeep build so far but first i will start by showing my old one
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she was a 97 xj sport with a rc 4.5 long arm lift c8.25 and d30 with a 4.0 aw4 and np 231 but she met a unfortunate end
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still not too sure how the fire started but it started from the back passenger side wheelwell and nevertheless i got another one a 99 xj limited with a 4.0 aw4 and np241
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these are the photos that i bought her off of and she was a bit rough
the rear axle must of had something go wrong
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because when i was testing out the 4x4 it seemed to be driving fine and all a sudden it felt like a tire poped and it was pulling hard to the right but that wasn’t the case what had actually happened was someone replaced the ring and pinion in with a 3.73 when the front axle still had the 3.55 so that was interesting but when i got it home i promptly welded the diff and went drifting :) so anyways i ripped out the whole interior and redid the head liner and put killz mat everywhere and i mean everywhere if i could see it i put killz mat on it under the carpet doors everywhere and i will say it helps a lot once that was done i put in new carpet and had the seats redone
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and then i added all led gauge and interior lights and i would highly recommend doing that (if you haven’t already) then i added the jcr center console brace and i cant add anymore pictures but if y’all want some i can give you them so anyways the plan is to put on a re 5.5 long arm and swap the rear for a d44
 

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Too bad about that fire. Nice replacement seats
 

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Off to a great start on the new build. Keep posting and updating us.
 

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So I have to ask.
How did you handle the seats and are they still heated?
that was the only thing that i took somewhere to have done because i know i don’t have those skills yes they are heated but they are placebo at the moment
 

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Any idea at all what they did?
Think those are new bottoms?
yeah they made new seat bottoms and they were supposed to either repair the foam or make new foam so i might take it back for them to fix it
 

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Cause you can buy new bottoms aftermarket.
Or at least you could not to long ago.
But they are not leather and not heated.

EDIT: Think I lied and did find some that were leather. LOL.
 

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alright so i have been collecting some parts i might for get a few so i might update it if i remember anything
i got a rubicon dana 44 out of a 05tj
for the transfer case i purchased a wide chain kit along with a sye and 2 low kit
got a acr <- i think that’s the brand i’ll have to check. steering box along with the jcr 1ton utk steering kit (and i am planning on doing the wj brake swap so i’m not sure if this steering will fit or not) along with the rubicon express 5.5 inch long arm kit and it will sit on 33 inch milestar patagonia mt with pro comp 51 15inch wheels
 

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Looks like fun was had for sure. Sounds like a good plan, keep those pics coming!
 

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also one thing that i would really like to add is a trans cooler and trans temp gauge the red jeeps trans would get so hot that it the torque converter would lock up and stall out the jeep when i came to a stop or at least that’s what i thought was happening
 
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