Goodbye Mustang, Hello TJ!

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  1. Acesn8s

    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    I just piked up my new 2002 TJ Sport this weekend. Just wanted to share with everyone.
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    I got the Dana 44 rear and 30" Tire Package. My Insurance will go from $2,500/year on the GT to $1,200/year on the TJ. :cool:
     
  2. prod

    prod Guest

    awesome ride... any future mods planned?
     
  3. Acesn8s

    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    I want to wheel it stock for now. Once I get my money out of the tires I'll probably go with a mild lift and some bigger tires. PLus underbelly armor of course.

    I didn't pay for the Dana 44 just to drive it on the lawn. :bigthumb:
     
  4. nucl3ar

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    Sweet
    Congrats
    :bigthumb:
     
  5. ms784

    ms784 New Member

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    Nice pickup with the Dana44.

    Congrats and good luck! :bigthumb:
     
  6. m3s3lf

    m3s3lf *Jeep Crew*

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    Good decision!
     
  7. SycoPhant

    SycoPhant Get out my way

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    They still putting the I-6 4.0 in those?
     
  8. m3s3lf

    m3s3lf *Jeep Crew*

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    Yup
     
  9. Wolvrin704

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    Nice Jeep! good choice on the Dana 44! I would do the same as you are planning on with the lift and bigger tires/wheels. Another thing to consider which I'm sure you have is a good winch.
     
  10. Acesn8s

    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    thanks guys.

    I figured that on the nice days I would rather ride my bike than take the Mustang. That left the Stang for poor weather. Not the best care for rain and snow.

    Plus I can't afford anymore speeding tickets, I think I'm a ticket or two away from assigned risk pool :eek: .

    So I did some thinking and figured that wheeling would take the place of speed. It sure is different being able to drive around without having to worry about being pulled over. I no longer use the cruise control to govern me speed :rofl:

    I don't even miss the acceleration of the stang, although I do miss the cornering speed.

    It's all about give and take. I'm already checking out Paragon Adventure Park. No that looks like a good time!
     
  11. Guest

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    Nice job!

    That D44 is going to save you so many headaches! Including the 3 months of fab work to get a cusotm one in mine :mad:

    You need to sell those canyons for $500 over ebay, then the tires for $200 and piece together a lift.

    Don't buy a kit. Kits suck. Its much better to start wheeling stock and figure out what YOU need.

    5" lift and 35s for me :big grin:
     
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    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    Yeah I noticed that there's nothing but contempt for the factory tires. That's the only problem about buying in the summer. You can't order what you want. Every Sport I looked at had the Canyon package on it.
     
  13. We_Todd

    We_Todd I'm a naughty squirrel.

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    mild lift.... :rofl:

    that's what we all say... i went wtih 2" bb... 3.5" lift... now at 6" lift... in near future 8" lift(already have springs in garage ready to install)

    Just
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  14. poopies4u

    poopies4u Active Member

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    are you looking to sell your 3.5" lift :o ?
     
  15. Swoop411

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    I had a 98 TJ...wish I had kept it. I had a 3" suspension lift with 33's. I HIGHLY reccomend the armor for that power steering box that hangs just under the front bumper. I hit mine on a tree and it pulled the arm down just enough to piss out all my power steering fluid on the trail. I didnt have AC so I hope for your sake that you got it!
     
  16. We_Todd

    We_Todd I'm a naughty squirrel.

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    sorry, already sold it... running custom long arms now :o
     
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    Acesn8s The Deadman's Hand

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    Well it's not a real mod, but for my Birthday today I got the locking hood connectors. No more worrying about punks stealing my battery.
     
  18. We_Todd

    We_Todd I'm a naughty squirrel.

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    :cool:

    now invest in a cable lock for that soft top :big grin:
     

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