Category Archives: 2005 Jeep TJ Rubicon

Mickey Thompson MTZ – Updated


First Published: July 21st, 2010
Updated: April 14th, 2015

Tire selection is really the most critical part of any Jeep build. All too often well built Jeeps will not perform as they should because of poor tire selection. This often is because of lack of budget, understanding of wants vs needs and understanding the differences between different patterns, compounds and brands.

Trying to keep a Jeep both trail and street worthy is a difficult task and one you shouldn’t cheap out on. This is often why I suggest people buy tires before suspension even if the tires will not fit yet. It is better to spend money on the right tire than it is anything thing else.

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Ultimate Weekend Warrior / Weekly Commuter

j1I wanted to tell a story on how I built a Jeep that became my favorite build to date. I high suggest this setup to anyone looking to build a TJ but doesn’t want to go extreme.

My last Tj was a great off-road warrior but on-road manors with 4.5 inches of lift, 36 inch bias iRoks, automatic lockers front and rear and $30 shocks was horrible.. if not unsafe.. I even started to tow the Jeep to events.

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TJ Hella Vision Plus Conversion Headlights


Manufacturer’s Part Number 70477

I’m not certain what happened but the lights on my 98 Tj were decent and when I got my 05 it was absolutely horrible. I’ve heard people complain about this before and never realized how bad it can be.

I was up at National4wd a few weeks after I bought my Tj and they had a pair of Hella Vision Plus Conversion Headlights for a decent price in stock. I remember reading in a magazine that for the price this model was a good option. I had a tight budget on this build so they seemed like a great option and a excellent safety upgrade. Continue reading TJ Hella Vision Plus Conversion Headlights