considering this is my first post i might as well say hi with substance.
I moved to Calgary back in September and spotted this gem sitting in a neighbors driveway and thought "wonder if he'd ever sell it". Well a couple months ago i sold off my over powered dodge 2500 and after leaving a post it on my neighbors front door i bought it.
2005 LJ Rubicon with a rough country 5.5" long arm on 35's and stock 4.1 gears. I'm pretty sure every heim/flex joint it shot.
I did a walk around when i bought it but didn't take it to a mechanic to lift off the ground. i knew it was rough but apparently it was rougher than i thought. i had to rebuild the entire front end because the previous owner didn't do any maintenance and every bearing was shot. when i got it there were a few engine codes but they all went away once i changed the plugs, but the down side is that it had been running rich for too long and washed out a couple cylinders. she now burns more oil than an old ford flathead with 60,000 miles.
Let the games begin.
Swapping out all the heims for Evolution Machine heims (Ordered)
taking 2" out of the lift with Currie springs (eventual coil overs)
Highline tube fenders
4.55's with Jantz JK gear kit in the rear
35 spline rear axles
chromo shafts up front
Eaton lockers front and back (when the stock air lockers die)
truss both axles and sleeve the front
PSC Hyd Assist
Engine (already being built)
rebuilding the 4.0 to a blown 4.6.
Scat rotating assembly with race tech pistons (31cc dish)
Edelbrock aluminum head (ported with big valves)
ARP studs all around
Flowkooler water pump
High Volume oil pump
viper coil pack
03' SVT mustang Eaton M112 blower
Water Meth injection
only anticipating 350ish HP but with gobs of bottom end grunt