Motivation

A 2005 Jeep Wrangler LJ Unlimited 4WD 2dr 4x4 LWB build by @sa_speed6

This is the ultimate “budget” build. My goal was to take my virtually stock LJ and transform it into a performer in less than a week, in my garage, by myself. I bought a welder a few days prior to starting the build, taught myself to stick metal together, and went after it. This is the result. I sold my old wheels/tires/axles and Rough Country lift . This nearly covered the lightly used JKU axles (already re-geared, and truss’d), eBay factory wheels, and Federal Couragia’s. Motivation is my daily driver!

2005 Jeep Wrangler LJ Unlimited 4WD 2dr 4x4 LWB

Build Details

engine

  • Stock 4-Oh

intake

  • Ford Windstar

exhaust

  • Chopped and dumped. Cats only.

drivetrain

  • JKU Dana 30 Trussed front with 5.13’s and an Aussie Locker
  • JKU Dana 44 rear unlocked with 5.13 gear

brakes

  • Stock JKU

wheels & tires

  • Stock JKU 17” wheels
  • Federal Couragia 37x12.5 M/T

suspension

  • Savvy 4” springs
  • Savvy spec Fox 2.0 shocks
  • Custom 3-linked front / panhard with Currie Johnny Joint link ends.
  • Triangulated 4-link rear with Currie Johnny Joint link ends

exterior

  • Poison Spyder High Line front fenders
  • Poison Spyder rocker knockers
  • Smittybilt rear fenders
  • Barnes Offroad rear bumper
  • Poison Spyder front bumper

interior

  • Smittybilt sport cage

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