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Wade
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GREENSPORT'S JEEP
Year & Model  
2003 TJ Wrangler
Engine  
4.0L
Transmission  
NVG3550
Transfer Case  
NP231 - Teraflex Extreme Short SYE, Tera 2Low
Kit, Novak Shifter Cable, Tom Wood's DC
Driveshaft
Front Axle  
D30: Currie JJ UCA Bracket, BMB pads, rotors
& calipers, AlloyUSA shafts, Spartan locker
Rear Axle  
D44: none yet. Proposed: alloy shafts and ARB
locker
Gear Ratio  
4.56 (Yukon)
Suspension  
MC 3.5" springs, MC dub-adjust alum
UCA/LCAs, MC adj track bars, ZJ steering, OME
shocks
Tires  
BFG All Terrain TA/KO @ 33x12.5R15
Wheels  
Mickey Thompson Classic Locks, 15x10 (looking for
Classic II @ 15x8)
Armor  
AtoZ bumpers and rocker guards
Accessories  
ORFab tub-mounted tire carrier, Brown Dog MM and
block brackets
Future Mods  
Looking for a used Warn X8000i, MT Classic II
rims @ 15"x8", new exhaust - manifold
to tailpipe
 
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JEEP HISTORY
My next door neighbor's Dad bought a CJ5
Renegade in 1976. It was white and the
decals on the hood were blue. It had a
small lift, white D window rims, tires
that were not huge but really wide, and a
pair of glass-pack Cherry Bombs, one on
each side. I was eleven years old and I
was instantly in love with this vehicle. I
always wanted a Jeep, but because this man
only used his Renegade as a fun vehicle
(did not even own a top or doors) I always
thought you had to have another vehicle
BEFORE you bought a jeep. Fast forward to
2004 and I am shopping for something to
replace my beat 1990 Volvo 740. I am
walking a Honda dealership's used lot
looking at Civics and Accords. And there
is this beautiful 2003 SE in Shale Green
Metallic, very nice "Ecco" model
alloy rims and chrome grille inserts. It
looks brand new save for a few stars in
the windshield (very upsettingly normal
here in Mississippi). It even still had
the terrible stock Goodyear Wrangler GSA
street tires. The ODO told me that it had
3,000 miles on it. The date code on the
door told me it was only four months old.
The sticker told me that this Honda
dealership did not know squat about jeeps
and wanted it off the lot fast. I went
home and researched my *** off all night
on the Internet. I bought it the next day.
I drove the hell out of that thing on and
off the pavement for a decade, running
that ODO up to 147,000 until it finally
threw a rod through the block, punching a
fist-sized hole in the driver side at
cylinder #4. I could not afford the dealer
price for a replacement 2.4L and Jasper
could not locate a block with the TJ
engine mount bracke bosses. They had lots
of the Neon blocks, but the bosses were in
the wrong place. So, not only would this
cost me plenty, it would take up to three
months just to get the engine. This little
SE was my DD. And after all that I would
have a reman engine for all that money
(over six grand!) and it would still be a
four cylinder. So my wife and I decided to
look for a replacement for about the same
price.Since my baby still looked really
good and, despite my trail abuse, still
drove very well, I decided to look for a
matching TJ with the 4.0L and a D44. I
could just swap out all the good SE parts
into the new replacement. We found one
about 5 hours from us for a price we could
afford. It was beat and had mechanical
problems. We bought it home. I thought I
was going to die in a wreck on that long
drive. The thing was in terrible shape and
had 33" BFG KMs that were so bad that
it was like riding on a buckboard with
wooden wheels and steel outer rims. We
spent six months cannibalizing the SE into
the new-to-us Sport. We also spent a lot
of money and time on getting the Sport to
run well. After this six months and all my
*****ing about it my Mother-in-law decided
to buy me a new jeep for Christmas. So now
I have a 2013 JK Sport that is GREAT, but
I still have the Sport. The work I have
done to this green Sport (hence my screen
name - GreenSport) has been ongoing. And
the thing is kicking some serious *** now!
I still owed like $3000 on the SE from an
equity loan I took out when the economy
tanked and we BOTH lost our jobs. I took
out $7000 for house payments as I saw that
we were about to start missing them. The
payments on the loan were a lot less than
the mortgage. This kept a roof over our
head during the 19 months of unemployment
we suffered through. Eventually we got
back on our feet and I was paying down the
loan against the SE. When it died I had a
bunch set aside for an emergency. So we
paid the dead one off and bought the
replacement. The dead SE now lives in
Texas where she is getting a nice Chevy
350 small block V8. The Sport will be
re-geared to 4.56 this winter ('14-'15). I
am currently installing my 3.5"
Metalcloak lift with OME shocks and
aluminum double-adjustable arms, a Spartan
is about to go into the D30 front, as are
some alloy shafts and upgraded brakes rom
Black Magic Brakes, and when the re-gear
starts I will purchase an ARB and some
alloy shafts for the D44. This TJ now
sports the cowl, hood, fenders, grille and
tailgate from my much nicer SE. It also
has much of the dash and the seats and
carpets. It is a very nice TJ right now
and will be great when the re-gear is
completed. I am doing the re-gear on my
own with no experience. Laugh if you will,
but I will get it done well. I just am
worried about how long it will take me to
get it exactly right. I probably need to
just be honest and buy about a dozen of
the D30 crush sleeves up front... ;-)

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