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FredsList Find: Make your own Tubesock

Posted in News on April 8, 2015
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This is almost the same Jeep that I started with last year when I built Tube Sock for Moab Easter Jeep Safari. I only paid $5000 for mine, so the price may be a little high, but I would tell anyone to jump on this little TJ if they can badger down the price a little and want to build a fun little 4x4 for the summer.

The 4-cylinder TJ’s lack power with big tires and have weak ax5 transmissions, but they are a hoot if kept light. My Tube Sock got big and heavy with Currie Rockjock Dana 44 front and Dana 60 axles, (and is now parked with a dead clutch), but I think the TJ’s are still great little jeeps to start with.

If I bought this Jeep I would try and keep it light, but would add a rear Dana 44 with a ARB locker to replace the garbage rear dana 35.. Then stuff a fulltime locker and better shafts in the front Dana 30. I’d drop the gears to 4.88 or 5.13, and add 33 x 9.50 inch muddies on 16-inch rims.

I’d put a Warn 9.0RC rock crawler winch on the front, the little one, and a Banks exhaust on the 4-banger with a good intake to let it breath.

I like the dark green color and those half doors are getting hard to find so those are a bonus for a fun summer Jeep.

Someone buy this Jeep!

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