I had a life change towards the later part of my TRUWW build and I am relocating to downtown Seattle. Seemed like a good excuse for another Jeep, so I picked up a high mileage 2-door JKR to start a new project. This little guy who will now be referred to as "Nugget", was in rough shape. A salvaged Jeep from NY with rust, bent axle and was absolutely filthy. I got a screaming deal on it and figured it shouldn't die the miserable death is was subjected to. After a weekend of scrubbing the interior, it looked as good as it could. Not bad considering. Next was cleaning up the frame rust and repainting.
Out of the gate, I did replacement brakes (red powder coated), ball joints, union bearings, SST brake lines, a fabricated drag link and tie rod I had from previous builds and Currie track bars from the 4-door. Brave Motorsports helped out with a few things to get me started including: rear / rear Ten Factor chromoly axle shafts, Synergy lower front CA's, Synergy inner C reinforcements. Synergy truss modified for 1/2" bump and a front end leaving kit.
It was supposed to be a simple axle mod for 37's, but in the process, we noticed the front axle was bent. Luckily, Dave as the tooling to straighten it out, otherwise, I would have wasted out a lot of labor and parts. Keep in mind, this little guy is going to live downtown in a high-rise parking lot and is intended to be a basic trail Jeep. I want it low CG to handle well on mid arms and nimble to get through the forest.
I added a set of Method MR106 beadlocks wrapped in 37" TG rubber and started cutting everything in the way of the tires to clear full bump with no more than 1" of bump stop in the front starting with fender flares. With a 1-1/2" front and a 1/2" spacer in the rear, I am able to run 11.5" Bixstein's with 5" up travel all around.
Getting it back, I did a PSC rear cross member, a-pillar cubes, an ARB twin, CB and a Switch Pro to power it all. Here is where it stands today.
4-Linked front and rear | Full Hydro | 42" Treps | Genright Dash
Last edited by aTX427; 06-18-2019 at 10:37 AM.