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Old 06-11-2017
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Hey guys, I bought myself a 01 tj wrangler a week or so back, and thought it'd be a good idea to sign up here, get some help on the best way to modify this, and to fix any jeep specific issues that pop up.

So, onto details.
It's an 01 manual, done 220, has a cracked head(motor seems sweet other than a slight milkiness to oil, doesnt look like a large crack at all), has arb bullbar, rugged ridge rock sliders, an unknown brand rear bar and tyre carrier, Mickey Thompson 15" mags sitting on some crusty nexen 31s, and pretty much not a mark on the underbody.

The lady that owned it said she had modified it for going offroad... I guess her definition of offroading is an occasional unpaved road lol, even the rock sliders look brand new. Looks like a bargain for 2 grand.

So I picked up a head for 120 off of gold coast jeep wreckers, got a felpro head gasket and erh head bolts... What else should I be considering? Being an iron head will i need to worry about getting it machined? Anything odd with replacing the head on these?

Once my ss sells im looking at getting a lift kit and 33x10.5s for it. A little for looks, but mainly for offroad ability.
Any suggestions on brand, type etc? I was looking at a teraflex 3" "full kit" with a sye eliminator... Good idea? If not, could someone point me in the right direction?
Who are the best companies for parts for these? Parts dealers for these rigs seem a bit low here, and with the conversion rate being what it is i would rather not import from the states.

That's about it for now, any pointers you guys could give me would be greatly appreciated

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I would take the head to a machine shop have them check it for flatness and pressure test it, it is cheap insurance for doing the job only once. BTW have them renew the valve stem seals whilst they have it.
I always prefer they synchro-seat the valves but if it is good order you might chose not too.
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Okay, cheers for the tips

I might send the new head off, get it all sorted just to ssve myself any problems down the road.

Any idea what kinda price getting the valve stems etc done will set me back?
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It really depends on the condition but for full head resto anywhere between $500-900 depending on how worn are the guides the valves etc. A simple pressure test and flatness check should be less than $150
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It really depends on the condition but for full head resto anywhere between $500-900 depending on how worn are the guides the valves etc. A simple pressure test and flatness check should be less than $150
Okay, not that bad then.
The head should be here by Wednesday, ill give it a once over then and gauge the general condition of it
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