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post #1 of 38 Old 01-28-2012, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Well to start things off I purchased this truck back in October of last year and she has done a lot of sitting up until now. I bought the truck solely for the low miles, it was diesel, and she had not been mistreated. Looked like all she needed was a little TLC...change the tail lights, gets some all-weather mats etc.

With that said..after driving 60 miles back home with it the first day it was apparent the suspension was shot and need a major overhaul. Not to mention the tires were bald...err close to it.



First, the rear side steps had to go...they make the truck look very dated.


Then...the rain guards around the windows had to go...not my thing


Then she sat for a little while...did not want to drive it further than 50 miles a week.

Fast-forward another month or so... Christmas arrived and received some all-weather mats and new tail light lenses from Santa.


It may not look like it in the picture, but they made a HUGE difference. It looked like previous owner had attempted to smoke out the old tail lights in his garage and he wet-sanded them off.

Then came the big stuff....the expensive stuff...

The 4in. lift by TuffCountry was put on and it made a WORLD of difference when completed. No more DEATH-WOBBLE.

as she sits now...on 235s

....and the wheels....

17x9 Ballstic Enigma next to my Jeep. Tires are Hankook Dynapro 315s


and the kicker...when it came time to put the wheels on they didnt fit...the guy that placed the order for the wheels ordered the wrong bolt pattern... he ordered them for 99-02 Super Duty AND they're backordered on those rims for a month...so im screwed until then. Will be working with the old bald tires and heavy old rims until then.


Next...once the jeep is sold....Exhaust..Gauge Cluster...Intake...Superchip...SFA


Any regrets? Only one...wish I had known F-250s in this year were TTB...but it works for the time being.

Will upload pics again once the NEW rims come in....
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follow up question...I get a driveline vibration at low speeds 5-15 mph never had this before lift..does this have something to do with driveshaft angle? Slip Yoke?
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My truck had the same thing and was eating U-Joints even after getting the driveshaft rebuilt. Adjusting the carrier bearing for the new driveshaft angle solved my issues.
Nice looking truck BTW. Those wheels are mean.
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that looks a good rig. What did you pay for it and how many miles? As long as the ttb is in decent shape and holds an alignment it's great for trucks that aren't off road much

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Thanks, Backwoods.

How did you adjust your carrier bearing? Difficult?
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thanks elrojo.

I paid just north of 10k with 134K on it...no rust on wheel wells and interior was clean aside from a few cig burns in seat. Really what sold me was it hadnt been cut up or beat up. Motor runs like a top and starts as if it were new.
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where are you located? If it's the rust belt that makes it worth it being unabused with low miles

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nice looking rig there. thats about the same setup that i plan on running when i get that far

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where are you located? If it's the rust belt that makes it worth it being unabused with low miles
Im in CO. Not quite the rust belt, but next to impossible to find these OBS in this shape w.out going to Arizona and spending 15-20k

Winters out here can be hard on your body...err vehicle
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nice looking rig there. thats about the same setup that i plan on running when i get that far
Thanks.

I had to focus on looks first unfortunately, but worth it when its done.

You should see my exhaust mod the truck came with...pipe cut off 12" from muffler
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