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Offline 05rckymtn

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I wanted to build something cool, learn some new skills....so I jumped in on a 1-ton, money burning project after selling my harley last fall

my build plan, which has changed 1,000,000 times is this:

2006 LJ
4.0L, auto trans
241 T-case
Ford D60
14 bolt
42's
full hydro
4 link front and rear
ORI's


I have purchased all of the above mentioned parts and currently i am tearing down the jeep while I await the arrival of my freshly re-geared 1 tons, which are being done by BayStateBob.  I have given myself a 6 month window to get this thing driveable.  I will be working on it as much as possible between now and then with my only responsibilities being work, overtime and the gym.  I will be asking a LOT of questions and trying to document as much of the process as possible.  

BTW, this build is going down at my parents house in Seekonk, MA where there is a fridge in the garage and a incredible take out BBQ place around the corner.

Here goes nothing....
Andrew
« Last Edit: April 09, 2011, 06:00:05 PM by 05rckymtn »

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Re: Project: Financially Irresponsible....bc you cant take it with you
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 06:25:46 PM »
bbq? I'll come by.
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Re: Project: Financially Irresponsible....bc you cant take it with you
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 06:48:40 PM »
You can't do this, and then leave us without pics.....


Why the ORIs?  That's some serious $$!!
88 MJ buggy, 4.0/AW4, 203/205, 3 link front/4 link rear on airshocks, 42" Iroks, full hydro

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Re: Project: Financially Irresponsible....bc you cant take it with you
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 07:41:46 PM »
whats an ORI?
BBQ ORLY?
looking forward to watching this build.
yayyyy it has 4x4

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« Last Edit: April 09, 2011, 08:47:38 PM by Twisty »
88 MJ buggy, 4.0/AW4, 203/205, 3 link front/4 link rear on airshocks, 42" Iroks, full hydro

"Only wealthy men can afford to buy cheap things."

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Re: Project: Financially Irresponsible....bc you cant take it with you
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2011, 08:49:54 PM »
ori= waste of money

they suck in rocks and high speed

good luck with that

oh and i know a guy who was sponsored by them; aka got them free! after running them for a while i asked what he thought of them. his exact words were "cant wait to get rid of them"  get them for free and still hate them. i would say that is a huge reason to not run them. i can get you in touch with him if you want real first hand account of them.
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Re: Project: Financially Irresponsible....bc you cant take it with you
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2011, 09:25:49 PM »
If you want to go big, go with coilovers
i am an AMSOIL dealer! pm me for a quote

60 w/ minor bling 4.56, 14b ff rear w/detriot 4.56, atlas 2speed 5.0 4 custom link rear and 3link front, 110" wheelbase, pcs full hydro, fox 2.5's,  and 42" Irok stikies... and no clue

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Re: Project: Financially Irresponsible....bc you cant take it with you
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2011, 09:40:23 PM »
Looking forward to seeing how it turns out Andrew.
Oh and look at it this way, if you dont like the ORI's     you can always sell them  ;D
They sell pretty easily on Piratte
I dont see any pics or is it just me?

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Re: Project: Financially Irresponsible....bc you cant take it with you
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2011, 03:17:24 AM »
Im workin on getting pics up

As for the ORI'S, I searched them and read great reviews, hardly anything negative.  I liked that they are not typical and, assuming that as advertised, they would eliminate the  need for airbumps and swaybars.

Jeepgod I would like to speak with your buddy, just to hear his opinion and get the other side of the coin..

And a set of kings with reservoirs, air bumps, and swaybars come out to some serious $$ too.

At the end of the day I know if I end up changing my mind on them I will have no problem getting rid of them and prob get 99% of my money back as the turnaround time is around 8-12 weeks in most cases.

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Re: Project: Financially Irresponsible....bc you cant take it with you
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2011, 03:20:46 AM »
Also, the bbq place is called the Boneyard and they have incredible wings and pulled pork.


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my buddy after picking up the 79 D60 from NH
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ruff stuff 4 link brackets and 1.25 heims
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2011, 07:48:16 AM »
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Re: Project: Financially Irresponsible....bc you cant take it with you
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2011, 07:50:11 AM »
nice!!!!
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Re: Project: Financially Irresponsible....bc you cant take it with you
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2011, 07:54:03 AM »
Those tires look familiar 8)
2005 LJ long armed...progressing to one tons

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Re: Project: Financially Irresponsible....bc you cant take it with you
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2011, 08:37:59 AM »
so far I am having a blast just tearing it down and planning my attack.  I want to get the stock axles out of there by the end of next week so the following monday I can work on cleaning up the frame and getting the tires mounted.  

On that note, it seems most go with the plastic bb's from Walmart, but i read about some folks who put golf balls in instead and achieved great results.  Any of you guys heard or even tried this method?  Seems crazy but I like crazy....

« Last Edit: April 10, 2011, 08:39:10 AM by 05rckymtn »

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Re: Project: Financially Irresponsible....bc you cant take it with you
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2011, 08:55:47 AM »
So this is going to be a street drivable rig?
i am an AMSOIL dealer! pm me for a quote

60 w/ minor bling 4.56, 14b ff rear w/detriot 4.56, atlas 2speed 5.0 4 custom link rear and 3link front, 110" wheelbase, pcs full hydro, fox 2.5's,  and 42" Irok stikies... and no clue

'00 tj (see above)


 



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