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    Nothing but a Thing BananaJeep's Avatar
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    The Building of the Banana Jeep

    My name is Samuel. I drive the "Banana Jeep".

    My Jeep is a 2006 TJ spec'd with the 2.4L inline four cylinder, 6 speed manual transmission, and absolutely no options.









    Some modifications include:

    Tires/Wheels:
    Procomp 15" black steelies
    Hankook Dynapro M/T 33x12.50xR15

    Drivetrain:
    Front Dana 30 - open
    Rear Dana 35 with super 35 kit
    -30 spline chromoly axle shafts
    -Detroit locker
    -4.88s

    Armor:
    TeamCFR custom front bumper
    Smittybilt SRC Classic rear tire carrier
    Quadratec QRC rock sliders
    Skidrow Offroad Engine Skid
    Skidrow Offroad Radiator Skid
    Metalcloak Front Fenders (4" flare)
    Fishbone 4x4 Rear Fenders

    Comms/Audio:
    TalkCoop KT-8900D VHF/UHF
    TRAM Dual Band NMO antenna
    Cobra 75WXST CB
    Roadpro external speaker (x2)
    Gearkeeper
    Firestik 2' tuneable
    Teraflex Rear Taillight CB antenna mount
    Baofeng UHF radio
    Alpine head unit
    Kicker speakers all around

    Safety:
    Rockhard 4x4 front cage kit
    Rockhard 4x4 front harness bar
    Kiddie Fire Extinguisher
    Homebuilt first aid kit

    Recovery:
    Smittybilt XRC9500 winch with steel line
    Quadratec Yellow D-Rings (mall rated)
    Rugged Ridge Snatch Block
    Tow Strap
    Extra D-Rings

    Lighting:
    Nightsun4x4 Headlights
    Auxbeam front LED cubes, spot beam (x4)
    Metalcloak LED dual parking/turn signals
    No-name LED tail lights
    6-LED flat rear flood lights
    SuperBrightLEDs interior LED package
    LEDs behind the dash
    LED rocklights

    Misc:
    Seats from a 2005 Rubicon LJ
    Quadratec Diver Down Seat Covers
    Stickers...lots and lots of stickers

    Waiting to be installed:

    To be ordered:
    Skidrow Offroad gas tank skid

    The beginning (first ever offroad trip):
    Last edited by BananaJeep; 09-22-2017 at 01:48 PM.
    2006 Jeep TJ
    "The Banana Jeep"

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    Lookin good

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    Nice start to a build. I really like the color.

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    Great looking Jeep! Looks like you are really enjoying it. I like TJ's.


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    That's a really cool TJ you've got there! Great to see you using it to its full potential!

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    Love this color TJ!! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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    Nothing like an off road camping (overlanding) trip in a Jeep.

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    Nothing like a good Ole TJ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrainWreck618 View Post
    Lookin good
    Quote Originally Posted by Clowe View Post
    Nice start to a build. I really like the color.
    Thank you both! When I bought it I really wasn't thrilled with the color but it grew on me

    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Awesome! Always nice to see some TJ's here
    Thanks Eddie! I love the JKs/JKUs and almost bought one, but bought a house instead. Adulting got in the way

    Quote Originally Posted by notnalc68 View Post
    Great looking Jeep! Looks like you are really enjoying it. I like TJ's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepJeep75 View Post
    That's a really cool TJ you've got there! Great to see you using it to its full potential!
    Quote Originally Posted by longarmwj View Post
    Love this color TJ!! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by daddyusmaximus View Post
    Nothing like an off road camping (overlanding) trip in a Jeep.
    Quote Originally Posted by ob_tj View Post
    Nothing like a good Ole TJ!
    Thank you!
    2006 Jeep TJ
    "The Banana Jeep"

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