Rig Profile: 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Chassis: 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited “LJ”
Duties: Street/Trail/Overland Rig
Engine: 5.3L V8 (Chevrolet) (Summer 2019)
Trans: 4L60 4-speed automatic (Chevrolet) (Summer 2019)
T-case – Housing: Command-Trac 231
T-case – Gears: 2.72:1
Axle – Front: Dana 30 with 27 Spline Chromoly Axle Kit (Summer 2018)
Axle – Rear: Dana 44 with 30 Spline Chromoly Axle Kit (Spring 2018)
Axle – Gears: 4.10:1 (Summer 2019) – Writeup (Old 4.88 Writeup)
Differential – Front: Torq-Masters “Aussie Locker” (Spring 2016) – Writeup
Differential – Rear: Detroit Truetrac Limited Slip  (Summer 2019)
Body Lift: 1″ Body Lift (Fall 2014) – Writeup
Suspension Lift: 2″ JKS Mfg JSpec dual-rate lift kit (Spring 2016) – Writeup
Suspension Arms: JKS Mfg J-Link lowers and J-Flex uppers (Summer 2016) – Writeup
Shocks: Bilstien 5160 with Remote Reservoirs (Summer 2019)
Wheels: 16×8 black D-window steel wheels (Winter 2017)
Tires: 255/85R16 Cooper Tire Discoverer S/T Maxx (Winter 2017) – Writeup
Beadlocks: Coyote Enterprises internal boltless beadlocks (Winter 2017) – Writeup

Skid Plates: (Spring 2017) – Writeup

  • Skid Row Offroad Engine/Transmission Skid Plate
  • Skid Row Offroad Steering Box Skid Plate
  • Skid Row Offroad Front Lower Control Arm Skid Plates
  • Skid Row Offroad Radiator Guard

Armor:

  • AtoZ Fabrication HD Front Bumper (Spring 2015)
  • AtoZ Fabrication Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier (Spring 2015)
  • AtoZ Fabrication Rock Slides (Fall 2014)

Other Mods:

  • 1″ HD Motor Mounts (Fall 2014) – Writeup
  • Custom DIY Cargo Management System (Spring 2015; New one: Spring 2017) – Photo Gallery
  • Aftermarket AM/FM/CD & Satellite Radio System (Spring 2015)
  • Custom DIY dual fuel-can carrier (Spring 2015)
  • ViAir Corp “Ultra Duty” 200 psi Onboard Air System (Fall 2015) – Photo Gallery – Writeup
  • Rigid Industries LED Headlights and Auxiliary Driving Lights (Spring 2016) – Writeup
  • Rigid Industries Ignite Series LED Auxiliary Reverse Lights (Fall 2016)
  • 31.5 Gallon Safari Gas Tank by GenRight Off Road (Fall 2016) – Writeup
  • Odyssey AGM Battery (Upgraded – Summer 2017) – Writeup
  • TNT Customs Rear Spring Relocation Brackets (Spring 2018) – Writeup
  • Rugged Radio 5R (Spring 2018) – Writeup
  • PowerStop Brake Upgrade (Spring 2018) – Writeup
  • Soft-Top & Tonneau Cover (Spring 2018)
  • Skid Row Offroad Mirror Relocation Brackets (Spring 2018)
  • New HD Adjustable Front Trac-Bar (Spring 2018)
  • Anti-Rock Swaybar System  (Spring 2018)
  • New 7″ wide stock-style fender flares (Spring 2018)
  • 7″ Touch Screen Radio w/ Apple CarPlay (Fall 2018)

Recovery:

  • Warn 9500 XP Self-Recovery Winch (Fall 2017) – Writeup
  • Warn Epic Recovery Kit (Fall 2017) – Writeup
  • Blue Ridge Overland Gear – Strap Bag (Summer 2017) – Writeup
  • ⅜” Custom Splice Synthetic Winch Rope (Spring 2016)
  • Factor55 FlatLink-E Shackle Thimble (Summer 2016)
  • ⅜” Custom Splice Synthetic Winch Rope Extension (Spring 2016)
  • Custom Splice Soft Shackles (two) (Spring 2016)
  • 2″ Hitch Receiver Shackle Adapter by Custom Splice (Spring 2016)
  • 30′ Semi-Static Recovery Strap
  • 48″ Hi-Lift
  • Hi-Lift Recovery Kit & Off-road Base

Major Maintenance Items:

  • New all metal radiator and new thermostat (Fall 2014)
  • Replaced PCV and breather lines (Fall 2014)
  • New PCM (Fall 2014)
  • New TPS and spark plugs (Summer 2015)
  • New Fan Clutch (Fall 2015)
  • New battery and battery cables (Fall 2015) – Writeup
  • New catalytic converters and oxygen sensors (Fall 2015)
  • New tensioner, idler pulley, and serpentine belt (Fall 2015)
  • Rear driveshaft rebuild (Fall 2015)
  • Front driveshaft rebuild (Spring 2016)
  • New front windshield (Spring 2016)
  • Replaced faulty rear limited slip (Spring 2016) – Writeup
  • Replaced fuel pump assembly (Spring 2016)
  • Replaced rear shocks (Summer 2016)
  • Replaced OBA pressure switch (Summer 2016)
  • New MAP Sensor (Summer 2016)
  • Replaced water pump and radiator hoses (Fall 2016)
  • Put old spark plugs back in (long story) (Fall 2016)
  • Replaced heater core and A/C condensor (Winter 2017)
  • New Transmission Shift Solenoid Pack (Spring 2017)
  • New spark plugs (the right ones this time) (Spring 2017)
  • New TPS (Spring 2017)
  • PCM Re-flash (Spring 2017)
  • New Front Windshield (Spring 2018)
  • New HD Ball-Joints (Spring 2018)
  • New HD Steering (Spring 2018)
  • Complete Powertrain Upgrade – LS Swap (Summer 2019) – Writeup

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Last updated 2019-07-25