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Old 05-13-2009, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Vertical Limits Lo Rider TJ build

Kelly(BlackSheep10) owner of Vertical Limits in Paola, Ks. is building my 97 TJ. This build started easily 2yrs. ago. It started as 97 TJ with a 4.0, auto., a/c, 2in. Pucks, dana 35 rear Jeep. I unbolted the fenders, comp-cut the rear and welded up the shitty 35, then put on some 36in. bias Iroks, and waited for the 35 to let loose. It actually lasted over a year of hard wheelin. Here is the TJ then


so during this time I bought goodies for the swap

and after it broke I parked it and started disassembling it with the help of Doug and Heath from D&D Performance.

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Gotta love that short arm suspension with a rear locker!

Can't wait to see this build. Looks like it'll be awesome.
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I remember chatting with you at the Kansas Krawl in 07. I think it is time to get it done!
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here is the work we did. I have never built a rig and Doug is a Machinist, so other than enjoying wheelin that is the extent of our fab skills. Doug did a great job with what I gave him to work with. This was my original idea: 42s, coils, 112in wheelbase, 231 to Dana 300, Astro steering box.


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Okay...I guess we will be watching.
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I was out at Vertical Limits the other day pickin up some fuel pump rings Kelly cut out for me. Your rig is coming along great. Kelly does awesome work and knows his stuff.
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I have alot of pics to load so stand by. Dookey, yep, I spoke to you for awhile... yes he knows his stuff and He is one of the GOOD ones.. Thanks

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here is some of Doug and my work, we tried.






again I didn't no better. Really I did but I have seen some scary stuff wheeled and ok... So, ENTER (Blacksheep) VERTICAL LIMITS and the answer....

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here is my parts list: Currie 2.5in. Johnny Joints, 2 1/8 od x 1 1/2 id DOM, for control arms, Corbeau Susp. seats, Atlas 2 4.3 pass drop. 1410 front and rear outputs, USA 6x6 recentered H1 wheels w/ Vertical Limits RockRings, I bought a set of cucv axles and added Yukon 35 outers and RocknRoll Offroad Drive Flanges. Parts Mike High Steer arms. Rod-end Supply Bungs and Hiems for steering. I'm leaving the A\C and 67k 4.0 and Auto for now, Maybe a upgrade to LS1 some day? I have a PSC double ended ram with POS reservoir, Howell TC pump. Fox 2.0 14 front and 16 rear, FOA 2.5 bumps, GenRight front cage mount. Warn xdi8000 w\ X-Line, and a bunch of 1 3\4 dom for the cage and backhalf and sliders. Oh and now I'm running 44s

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Blacksheep10 got on the job and went to work first by gettin ride of my mess.

thats all the pics i have of the old and in with the new. links, mounts and alot of grinding out old weld and layin down new...




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I like how you used the stock upper coil mount. I used the factory frame mounts and coil buckets off a junk 35 I picked up because the mounts give you hardly any lift.



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out with my backhalf.



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Then the front axle:



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backhalf


I sold this to buy my Atlas 2

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yes, that was Dougs work, He did a great job and it looked clean. The bad was I decided to go Airshox on all 4 corners and the frame was to wide.. So, off with the backhalf. My idea of the build then was from a TJ here in KC I really liked heres their link http://www.piratemotorsports.net . CLICK ON COLLIN. I had heard it worked well but it was too tall so..... back to the drawing board. that is where Kelly@ Vertical Limits come in.. (BLACKSHEEP10)

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hmmmm, isn't Kelly a dealer for ORI's. And he's not going to run 'em on his own stuff?
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well, yes he does and the TJ will be using them in the future, he set up the mounts for the ORIs.
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full stuff




here are some cage pics



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MY FAVORITE PICTURE: Sittin Lo & Fat

it's not done but damn it looks good!

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A seat is mounted.. one step closer

we removed the auto shifter and relocated it, and the twin sticks are about where the shifter was..
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I Frickin LOVE Low rider TJ's!!!

Mine is fairly low, but this summer it's getting lower!
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deff low and fat, cool build
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new pics of more cage work.
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