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T&J Performance Center - Barnett Performance Products - California Smog Legal Jeep JK Wrangler 6.1L HEMI Swap - Jeepspeed - CJ XJ TJ ZJ WJ KJ Dodge Ford Chevy Toyota Scout GM Nissan http://tandjperformance.com Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:33:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.13 Our T&J Built Jeepspeed in the Off-Road Advertiser http://tandjperformance.com/?p=910 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=910#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 17:23:57 +0000 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=910

Thats right we are in print again. check out page 17 in the March edition of the Off-Road Advertiser to the T&J/Todd Jackson 1712 Jeepspeed in action.

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Wheel Bolt Patterns & Typical Lug Nut Torque Specifications http://tandjperformance.com/?p=774 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=774#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2012 18:44:11 +0000 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=774

The bolt pattern or bolt circle is the diameter of an imaginary circle formed by the centers of the wheel lugs.

Bolt patterns can be 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 lug holes, however most applications are typically 4 or 5 lug. Bolt circles are measured in both inches and millimeters, therefore you may hear a bolt pattern referred to as both (i.e. 5×114.3 mm is also referred to as 5×4.5). A bolt circle of 5×114.3 mm would indicate a 5 lug pattern on a circle with a diameter of 114.3mm (or 4.5″).

The diagram is an example of the proper method for measuring bolt patterns.

The conversion of inches to mm is 1 inch to 25.4 mm.

Bolt Pattern

Vehicle Description

5×5.5″ ’41-’86 MB & CJ Series

5×5.5″ ’62-’73 J Series & Full Size Wagoneer

6×5.5″ ’74-’91 J Series & Full Size Wagoneer

5×4.5″ ’87-’95 Wrangler YJ

5×4.5″ ’84-’01 Cherokee XJ & Commanche MJ

5×4.5″ ’97-’06 Wrangler TJ & TJ Unlimited

5×4.5″ ’02-Current Liberty KJ

5×4.5″ ’94-’98 Grand Cherokee ZJ

5×5″ ’99-’04 Grand Cherokee WJ

5×5″ ’05-Current Grand Cherokee WK

5×5″ ’06-Current Commander XK

5×5″ 07-Current Wrangler & Wrangler  Unlimited JK
Lug Size Ft/Lbs Torque













IMPORTANT NOTICE:  As with all types of wheels retorque lug nuts after the first 25 miles & at 100 mile intervals until lug torque is maintained.


Note:  Always refer to Owner’s Manual for proper factory specifications that take precedence over the listed recommendations.
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T and J’s at the 2011 Off Road Expo http://tandjperformance.com/?p=840 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=840#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2011 18:05:46 +0000 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=840

T and J’s will be running the Jeepspeed booth at the 2011 Off Road Expo. Jeepspeed asked T and J’s to run the booth for a few different reasons but the main one being we know all the ins and out of Jeepspeed. From rule to general questions we will be there to help.

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Suspension Conversion Joints http://tandjperformance.com/?p=820 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=820#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2011 17:34:47 +0000 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=820

New From Barnett Performance Products

These Joint’s are a direct replacement for many of the flex joints found in various suspension manufacturers Like Rubicon Express’ lift kits. Unit is externally greasable via a zerk fitting, urethane bushed, fully rebuildable and features a semi-gloss black powder coated finish.

CLICK HERE to visit Barnett Performance Products

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T&J Featured General Tire Advertisement http://tandjperformance.com/?p=807 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=807#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2011 17:56:35 +0000 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=807

Thanks General Tire

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Jeep model list http://tandjperformance.com/?p=759 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=759#comments Mon, 13 Jun 2011 21:25:53 +0000 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=759

Historical and military models

World War II era jeep built by Ford, using the Willys-Overland design

  • 1940 Bantam Pilot—Prototype
  • 1940 Bantam BRC-60—Prototype
  • 1940 Willys Quad—Prototype
  • 1940 Ford Pygmy—Prototype
  • 1940 Budd Ford—Prototype
  • 1941 Ford GP
  • 1941 Willys MA
  • 1941 Bantam BRC-40
  • 1942 Willys MB (slat grille)
  • 1942–1945 Willys MB (stamped grille)
  • 1942–1945 Ford GPW
  • 1942–1943 Ford GPA
  • 1944 Willys MLW-1—Prototype (never finished)
  • 1944 Willys MLW-2—Prototype
  • 1946–1965 Willys Jeep Wagon
  • 1947–1965 Willys Jeep Truck
  • 1948–1950 VJ—Willys Jeepster
  • 1950 X-98—Prototype
  • 1953 BC Bobcat—Prototype

World War II era Willys jeep

  • 1950–1955 M-38 (MC)
  • 1952–1957 M38A1 (MD)
  • 1952–1957 M38A1C
  • 1953–1963 M170
  • 1955 M38A1D
  • 1959–1978 M151 MUTT
    • M151A1
    • M151A1C
    • M151A2
    • M718 Ambulance
    • M718A1 Ambulance
    • M825
  • 1960–1968 Jeep M606
  • 1956–1965 Jeep Forward Control (Military Variations)
    • M676
    • M677
    • M678
    • M679
  • 1967–1969 Kaiser Jeep M715—based upon the civilian Jeep Gladiator

FC Trucks, VJ Jeepsters, & FJ Vans

  • 1948–1950 Willys VJ Jeepster
  • 1948–1949 VJ2 Jeepster
  • 1949–1951 VJ3 Jeepster
  • 1949 Alcoa Aluminum-bodied Jeepster Coupe (prototype)
  • 1962 The Brazilian Jeepster (prototype)
  • Jeepster Safari (concept)

(Forward Control Jeep)

  • 1956–1965 Jeep Forward Control
    • FC-150
    • FC-160—Spain, India
    • FC-170
    • M676
    • M677
    • M678
    • M679

(Fleetvan Jeep)

  • 1961–1975 Fleetvan
    • FJ-3
    • FJ-3A
    • FJ-6
    • FJ-6A
    • FJ-8
    • FJ-9


  • 1966–1971 C101—Jeepster Commando
    • Hurst Jeepster (only 100 produced)
    • Hurst Half Cab
    • Revival Jeepster
    • Commando convertible
    • open body roadster
  • 1972–1973 C104—Jeep Commando
    • Commando Half Cab

CJ models

(Civilian Jeep)

  • 1944 Agrijeep CJ-1
  • 1944–1945 CJ-2
  • 1945–1949 CJ-2A
  • 1949–1953 CJ-3A
  • 1950 CJ-V35
  • 1950 CJ-4—Prototype
  • 1950 CJ-4M—Prototype
  • 1950 CJ-4MA—Prototypes
  • 1953–1968 CJ-3B
  • 1954–1983 CJ-5
    • 1961–1963 Tuxedo Park Mark III
    • 1969 Camper
    • 1969 462
    • 1970 Renegade I
    • 1971 Renegade II
    • 1972–1983 Renegade Models
    • 1973 Super Jeep
    • 1977–1979 Golden Eagle
    • 1977 Golden Eagle California Edition (available only through California AMC Dealerships)
    • 1980 Golden Hawk
    • 1979 Silver Anniversary CJ-5 Limited Edition (estimated 1,000 built)
  • 1955–1975 CJ-6
  • 1955–1968 CJ-3B Long—Spain
  • 1960–1977 Jeep Rural—Brazil
  • 1964–1967 CJ-5A/CJ-6A Tuxedo Park
  • 1976–1986 CJ-7
    • 1982 Jamboree Limited Edition (2500 units)
  • 1979 CJ-5 Silver Anniversary Limited Edition (estimated 1,000 built)
  • 1981–1985 CJ-8 Scrambler
  • 1981–1985 CJ-10

DJ models

(Dispatcher Jeep)

  • 1955 USAF DJ
  • 1955–1964 DJ-3A
    • Surrey Gala Package
  • 1965–1975 DJ-5
  • 1965–1973 DJ-6
  • 1967–1975 DJ-5A
  • 1970–1972 DJ-5B
  • 1973–1974 DJ-5C
  • 1975–1976 DJ-5D
  • 1976 DJ-5E Electruck
  • 1977–1978 DJ-5F
  • 1979 DJ-5G
  • 1982 DJ-5L

SJ (FSJ) models

(Full Size Jeep)

  • 1963–1983 SJ Wagoneer
  • 1963–1986 J-Series
    • Jeep Gladiator
    • Pioneer
    • Jeep Honcho
    • 1977–1979 Jeep Golden Eagle
    • 1980–198? Laredo
    • 10-4
  • 1966–1969 SJ Super Wagoneer
  • 1967–1969 Kaiser Jeep M715- based upon the civilian Jeep Gladiator
  • 1974–1983 SJ Cherokee
    • S
    • 1978–1983 Limited
    • Classic
    • 1976–1983 Chief
    • Sport
    • Pioneer
    • 1980–1983 Laredo
    • 1977–1979 Golden Eagle
  • 1984–1991 SJ Jeep Grand Wagoneer
    • 1991 Final Edition

XJ models

  • 1984–2001 XJ Cherokee
    • 1984–2001 Base “SE”
    • 1984–1988 Chief
    • 1984–1990 Pioneer
    • 1985–1992 Laredo
    • 1987–1992/1998-2001 Limited
    • 1988–2001 Sport
    • 1991–1992 Briarwood
    • 1993–1997 Country
    • 1996–2001 Classic
  • 1984–1990 XJ Wagoneer
    • 1984–1985 Broughwood
    • 1984–1990 Limited

MJ models

(Metric Ton Jeep Comanche)

  • 1986–1992 MJ Comanche
    • 1986 Custom
    • 1986 X
    • 1986 XLS
    • 1987–1992 Base SE
    • 1987–1990 Chief
    • 1987–1992 Laredo
    • 1987–1990 Pioneer
    • 1987–1992 SporTruck
    • 1987–1992 Eliminator

YJ, TJ, LJ and JK models

(Jeep Wrangler)

  • 1987–1995 Wrangler YJ
    • 1991–1993 Renegade
    • 1988–1995 Wrangler Long—Venezuela
  • 1997–2006 Wrangler TJSe, Sport, Sahara models
    • 2002 TJ Se, X, Sport, Sahara models
    • 2003 TJ Rubicon, Rubicon Tomb Raider Edition, Sahara, Sport, X, Se models,
    • 2004–2006 LJ Unlimited(15″ Longer than a standard TJ) Rubicon, Sport, X, Se models
    • 2004–2005 Willys Edition (2004–1997 made, 2005–2001 made)
    • 2004 Columbia Edition
    • 2005 Rubicon Sahara Unlimited LJ (1000 made)
    • 2006 Golden Eagle Edition, 65 Year Anniversary Edition
  • 2007–2009 Wrangler JK
    • 2007–2009 JK Rubicon, Sahara, X
    • 2010 JK Rubicon, Sahara, Mountain, Islander, Sport
    • 2011 Mojave Edition

ZJ, WJ, and WK models

(Jeep Grand Cherokee)

  • 1993–1998 ZJ Grand Cherokee
    • 1993–1995 Base SE
    • 1993–1998 Laredo
    • 1993–1998 Limited
    • 1995–1997 Orvis “Limited Edition”
    • 1997–1998 TSi
    • 1998 5.9 Limited
  • 1993 ZJ Jeep Grand Wagoneer
  • 1999–2004 WJ Grand Cherokee
    • 2002–2003 Sport
    • 2002–2004 Special edition
    • 2002–2004 Overland
    • 2004 Columbia Edition
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee: Five-passenger family-oriented SUV
    • WK: Grand Cherokee, 2005–2010 (“WK” is the designator for the 2005–2010 Grand Cherokee, marks the beginning of the -K designation compared to the -J designation)
    • WK2: Grand Cherokee, 2010—present (“WK2” is the designator for the new Grand Cherokee)
    • 2010 WK2: Laredo, Laredo X, Limited, Overland

XK models

  • 2006–2010 Jeep Commander
    • 2006 Base
    • 2007–2010 Sport
    • 2006–2010 Limited
    • 2007–2009 Overland

KJ models

(Jeep Liberty)

  • 2002–2007 KJ Liberty
    • Sport
    • Limited
    • Renegade
    • 2003 Freedom Edition
    • 2004-05 Rocky Mountain Edition
    • 2004 Columbia Edition
    • 2006 65th Anniversary Edition
    • 2007 Latitude Edition(replaced Renegade)

Current models

The Jeep brand currently produces five models:

  • Jeep Wrangler
    • JK: The current version of the Wrangler, released as a 2007 model
    • JK Unlimited: The long wheelbase, 4-door version of the 2007 Wrangler
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee: Five-passenger family-oriented SUV
    • WK: The Grand Cherokee, 2005–2010 (“WK” is the designator for the new Grand Cherokee, it is one of the first non-J-designated Jeeps)
    • 2005—present Laredo
    • 2005—present Limited
    • 2006—present Overland
    • 2006—present SRT-8
    • WK2 (2010—present)
  • Jeep Liberty KK: A small SUV (replaced the Cherokee and kept the name outside North America)
  • Jeep Compass MK: A small crossover SUV shared platform with the Dodge Caliber
  • Jeep Patriot MK: A small crossover SUV shared platform with the Dodge Caliber

Concept vehicles

  • 1958 DJ-3A Pickup
  • 1970 XJ001
  • 1970 XJ002
  • 1971 Jeep Cowboy
  • 1977 Jeep II
  • 1986 Cherokee Targa: A two-door Cherokee convertible (later revised as Jeep Freedom show car)
  • 1987 Comanche Thunderchief: This vehicle was put into production later as the Comanche Eliminator
  • 1989 Jeep Rubicon Wrangler: This vehicle was later put in production
  • 1990 Jeep JJ: Essentially what would later be called the Icon
  • 1990 Jeep Freedom: A revised Cherokee Targa
  • 1991 Jeep Wagoneer 2000: A design study be the next generation Wagoneer, but was not put into production
  • 1989 Jeep Concept 1: Evolved into the ZJ Grand Cherokee
  • 1993 Jeep Ecco
  • 1997 Jeep Cherokee Casablanca: A special edition of Cherokee, never produced
  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler Ultimate Rescue: A tuned version of a regular TJ Wrangler developed for SEMA show
  • 1997 Fender Jeep Wrangler
  • 1997 Jeep Dakar: A fused version of a XJ Cherokee and TJ Wrangler
  • 1997 Jeep Icon: A design study for the next-generation Wrangler
  • 1999 Jeep Journey
  • 1999 Jeep Jeepster Concept
  • 2000 Jeep Cherokee Total Exposure
  • 2000 Jeep Varsity: Subsequently put into production as the Compass
  • 2000 Jeep Commander Concept: Subsequently put into production as the XK
  • 2000 Jeep Willys
  • 2001 Jeep Willys 2
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler Tabasco
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler Patriot: A special decal package for the Wrangler X/Sport
  • 2002 Jeep Wrangler Mountain Biker
  • 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) Concierge
  • 2004 Jeep Treo
  • 2004 Jeep Rescue
  • 2004 Jeep Liberator CRD
  • 2005 Jeep Hurricane: The 4-wheel steering system allows the vehicle to have both a zero turning circle, and “crab” sideways.Its engine was later put in the Grand Cherokee (WK) SRT-8
  • 2005 Jeep Gladiator Concept: This vehicle was supposed to be put into production, but Jeep cancelled it
  • 2005 Jeep Aggressor (the Rezo)
  • 2007 Jeep Trailhawk
  • 2008 Jeep Renegade
  • 2010 Jeep J8
  • 2010 Jeep Nukizer: Design study inspired by the Military Kaiser M-715
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Russo gets to co-Drive the Royal Purple!!!!! http://tandjperformance.com/?p=750 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=750#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 17:31:16 +0000 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=750

After 3 years of watching these races from the pits, I was given the opportunity to Co-Drive.  It was great to see the entire racetrack, to see some of the s**t you guys have to drive thru.  I would like to thank Mike and Tom Barnett for giving me this opportunity, Randy Miller for the loan of a new Race suit, 1717 and Gadzooks racing for the helmet,  and Denise of 1708 for the…..Tube


What is a gift?

What does it mean to co-drive??

My dad taught me to ride on a Honda Trail 90.  I had an Enduro in college that I would ride in the fields behind school.
This was my experience of off road before I met Chris Wacker.  One day I watched Dust to Glory and my life changed.  When asked if I would want to drive I sadly said no.  I could never keep it together, I’m too excited.

But to fix:

To fix: Something I do every day
But not upside down
Not with the car running
Not with gas dripping inches away
Not with seconds counting
Not with whatever scrap and trash that is laying in camp

I fix in a cool, calm, collected manner.  In fact I don’t fix, I repair.
I draw the picture we send with the RFI
I order material cut to size
I make sure P.O.’s are signed
I send the invoices the day we finish work

But to fix; What do I have to do so this can do what it needs to do.
Thinking outside the box
Making it work
Bailing wire and Duct tape X 1000
The essence of working man since the dawn of time

Yea, I can be a pit guy

It was then that I met Chris Wacker.  I saw a machine like i’d never seen up close.  Looking at the welds, the geometry, the wiring, Interesting, Beefy, Cool.
Why would you put a gusset there?
Why cut this out and leave this?
Why does this weld look like this?
Why is this here?

When the mysterious, invisible, beast that is the racetrack takes hold,  Destruction like Ive never seen.
Welds torn at the edges
Gussets buckled under pressure
Steel Twisted, Ripped, and crystallized under torque.
What the racetrack does to these machines is unfathomable.
Axles bent
Shocks blown out
Frames cracked
Leaf springs broken in the center
S**t you would NEVER see on a car on the road. This thing is 10x beefier than stockand its ripped in two??

How to fix something that shouldn’t ever have to be fixed, that can’t be fixed, THAT is a challenge I can relate to
No engineer stamp
No architect approval
No Change order
No timesheets

Just “Fix the fu**ing thing”

To witness this is one thing, but to be a Team Member, to Help this amazing machine and its drivers come across the finish line.  It’s almost a dream come true.  it is what I do, a Builder, a Fixer, fused with the essence of who I am, an artist, a creator.

I am Russo, if it’s steel, I can build it.  If it can be fixed I can fix it, “I can weld it, no, leave it in place, I can get it”
I cant do what you d but I can do this.
I want to give you the best I have, because that is what I expect from myself
If I am not going to give my best, I won’t bother.  I can drink at home, sleep in a bed, and not have to pick rocks and thorns out of my shoes.

My best: what does that really mean?
When is the pursuit of perfection overkill?

I see what the driver goes thru
I see what the Car goes thru
I need to give an equal amount of effort

My participation to this point is a test

This is Fun, This is challenging,  This is almost surreal.  I have no frame of reference to the essence of this machine,  I want to understand, Try to learn, Discover.

The Machine needs to be Different,  To make it indestructible is a mistake, it has to flex, to breathe, to be able to grow and change with the driver.

The terrain will win, there is no escape, no avoiding it.  The machine needs to exist above the terrain, adapt to it.
That’s where the driver comes in.  Where to be, how fast to go, when to break, when to slide, when to steer, and when to Counter-Steer when to force and when to release.
The driver needs to have skills far above “normal” drivers
At first it looks like Balls, courage, adrenaline, guts.  How else can this guy drive 60, across bumps that would take out a weekenders 4×4?
When I first went for a ride, I was convinced this is the case.  I couldnt focus, I couldnt get that harness tight enough.  I couldnt see farther than the Rut that I feared would rip out the underside of the car.
3 times I’ve sat in the car, my experience was the same.

One Saturday my life and my perspective Changed.

“Russo do you want to CoDrive”

Ive seen every part of that car, the motor ,the suspension, every bracket, every weld, everything that makes that car, a car.

When youre strapped in, you can’t see any of it.  The car no longer has parts, it is one unit.  It talks to, you tells you he’s happy, or he’s not.

The driver operates the car in a different dimension than the rest of us live.  On top of the bumps, the side of the ruts, the plateau of earth feet from the racetrack.
The Driver lives in his own world, above, away, and clearly not connected to the earth.

The earth is what is; unforgiving, Reality, a rock that wont move, a rain rut that re-appears after a sprinkle.

The Co-Driver is what links these two worlds.   Where am I going? How do we get there? What is the car doing? When is it too much?  The co-driver answers these questions and communicates the answers to the driver in a language only 2 of them understand.

There is no other place like this, above the earth and ruled by it.  This is the condition of the Driver and Co-Driver

A Co-Driver must know the machine, he must know the earth, and he must know the driver.  The driver must merely express his gift.

A Gift: the transfer of something without compensation.

The driver has a gift being able to make the car do that.  I was given a gift being able to experience it.


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Barnett Products installed http://tandjperformance.com/?p=727 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=727#comments Fri, 20 May 2011 17:34:52 +0000 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=727

Here are some pictures of one of our customer John B’s install of our Barnett Performance Front Bump Stop Cans, Front XJ Shock Mount Conversion and our XRock.


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Fitting a Poison Spyder Stinger on a 66 CJ5 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=716 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=716#comments Wed, 18 May 2011 16:09:02 +0000 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=716

So how do you fit a Poison Spyder Stinger on a 1966 CJ5 Tuxedo Park?? Well you Bring it to T&J of course… Our long time customer Herb has been building his CJ for a while now and we have been lucky enough to be doing some work on this classic CJ.

–For you CJ fans out there AMC only made about 350 of this model for a total of 3 years.–

Now Herb has had a dream for this vehicle from the get go and this time it involved a stinger, euro grill guard and a winch. Now being an early CJ5 he knew that finding a stinger for his jeep wouldn’t be easy but the guys a Poison Spyder said if he bought the stinger from them he could return it if it didn’t fit right. Herb said we could make it fit and with a little modification we did. Now for the Euro Grill Guard there would be no off the shelf item for that.  But that’s not that big if a deal for us. We had one of our fab guy whip one out in no time at all. For a little strength and style we also added some cross supports from the stinger to the grill guard. Mounting the wench went just as easy. We opted to go with a Bulldog 8000lb  winch with synthetic rope and for the mount we cut down Bulldogs CJ/YJ winch plate to fit between the frame rails.

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Custm Cross-members http://tandjperformance.com/?p=677 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=677#comments Tue, 17 May 2011 21:19:45 +0000 http://tandjperformance.com/?p=677
Are you in need of a custom cross-member due to a motor or transmission swap? Well your in luck. T&J Performance has been doing custom fabrication for the past 30 years and specializes in cross-member fabrication. With the amount of motor swaps that a performed here at T&J we have meet e3very challenge thrown at us when it comes to cross-members. Below you can see two of our recent custom jobs. 

Below you can see ho we fit this 4 speed FJ60 transfercase in Matt’s ’71 FJ40.

Here you can see how we fit this Chevy 241 Transfercase out of a 99 Suburban into this Toyota T100.


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