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My 98 Amigo/02 RS, "The Meego"

Postby egagnon086 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:00 pm

Heres the initial pic of my Amigo. Lookin forward to cranking the T-bars and taking a shot at uwharrie in it.
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby black98rodeo » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:08 pm

Very nice. :wink:
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby recon » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:21 am

egagnon086 wrote:Heres the initial pic of my Amigo. Lookin forward to cranking the T-bars and taking a shot at uwharrie in it.



:D wow the winch bumper is very cool.nice amigo 8) recon
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby egagnon086 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:27 pm

Finally got the T-bars cranked to level the front out with the trooper springs in the rear. Also got my new with my new Bestop top, and Gabriel Ultra shocks on there. I'm still working on getting enough money for a new rear bumper fabbed up.
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1998 Amigo S chassis/ 2002 Rodeo sport body - April 2016 ROTM -"Meego"
- "Meego" Build
-3.2 DOHC V6 5-spd 4x4
- 4.56 gear swap, Lokka front locker, Powertrax No-slip rear locker
- Calmini winch bumper, Custom Rear Bumper, Custom heavy step bars, 9500# winch w/ synth. rope
-Moog CC784 coil springs, Skyjacker 7000 shocks, Calmini UCA's, JD bent link, Indy4x heavy Torsion Bars, Custom Thor bros adj. HD lower links and track bar, Removed Sway-bars F&R, s/s brakelines all around, 2" Z-O body lift
- soft-top/OEM hard top & Rally top, 265/75-16 Cooper Discos AT3 on Snowflakes.
- Cobra WX18II in-dash CB radio/ 4' Firestik Setup
- Future mods: Revo Gears

Gone but not forgotten:
1998 Amigo S - 3.2 dohc 5-spd 4x4 - sold
1993 Trooper LS - 3.2 dohc V6 auto 4x4 - sold
1988 Trooper - 2.3 L4 5-spd 4x4 - sold
1986 Trooper - 2.3 L4 5-spd 4x4- sold
1993 Trooper - 2.8 V6 Auto 4x4 - brothers car, but drove it allot.- Sold

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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby egagnon086 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:54 pm

Just finished big Front end job, new CV axles, ball joints, tie rod ends, and wheel bearings. Planning on changing the oil in the Tranny and diffs next weekend. This has been great weather in north Ga, I'll take pics when I take out in the woods.
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby Toccoa » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:08 pm

Saw you are selling your Amigo rims. What are you running now?
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby egagnon086 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:15 pm

Just scored a nice hard tip at the scrap yard, will post pics after I get it on. It even has a second sunroof.
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby egagnon086 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:33 pm

Picked up the new top at a local salvage shop, picked up for $100 with all the glass and hardware. Even got set of the "guarded" tail lights.

Have my bumper off at the moment, getting a new one fabbed up at a local shop. I will post pics after I get it fitted and will be taking orders afterward.
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby egagnon086 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:35 pm

Forgot to post these before, but I also installed some new shocks if anyone is interested in what Gabriel ultras from autozone fit/ look like. They feel really nice on the road and on gravel.
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1998 Amigo S chassis/ 2002 Rodeo sport body - April 2016 ROTM -"Meego"
- "Meego" Build
-3.2 DOHC V6 5-spd 4x4
- 4.56 gear swap, Lokka front locker, Powertrax No-slip rear locker
- Calmini winch bumper, Custom Rear Bumper, Custom heavy step bars, 9500# winch w/ synth. rope
-Moog CC784 coil springs, Skyjacker 7000 shocks, Calmini UCA's, JD bent link, Indy4x heavy Torsion Bars, Custom Thor bros adj. HD lower links and track bar, Removed Sway-bars F&R, s/s brakelines all around, 2" Z-O body lift
- soft-top/OEM hard top & Rally top, 265/75-16 Cooper Discos AT3 on Snowflakes.
- Cobra WX18II in-dash CB radio/ 4' Firestik Setup
- Future mods: Revo Gears

Gone but not forgotten:
1998 Amigo S - 3.2 dohc 5-spd 4x4 - sold
1993 Trooper LS - 3.2 dohc V6 auto 4x4 - sold
1988 Trooper - 2.3 L4 5-spd 4x4 - sold
1986 Trooper - 2.3 L4 5-spd 4x4- sold
1993 Trooper - 2.8 V6 Auto 4x4 - brothers car, but drove it allot.- Sold
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby Toccoa » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:16 pm

egagnon086 wrote:Picked up the new top at a local salvage shop, picked up for $100 with all the glass and hardware. Even got set of the "guarded" tail lights.

Have my bumper off at the moment, getting a new one fabbed up at a local shop. I will post pics after I get it fitted and will be taking orders afterward.


Nice score on the hardtop. Really comes in handy on those cold days.
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby wmorrisiii » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:57 pm

Another great looking Amigo! I'm really getting fond of these little trucks.
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby egagnon086 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:41 pm

Got new Shoes, 245/75/-16, Treadwright Wardens. These things rock, had another set on a previous Trooper with no complaints with 30K miles on them. Balanced better (less weight) than the new Yokohamas that were on it.

I don't know how you get bigger shoes on this thing even with a lift, my T-bars are cranked and I have trooper springs in the back and these things are tight, they just barely run on the bolt that holds the fender flare on. The first thing to go was a front mud flap that ripped off while leaving the tire place.

My new rear bumper I'm getting fabbed up is almost done, just have to weld on the mounting brackets. I'll post picks when I get it done and see if anyone else is interested, I could get some more fabbed up.
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby egagnon086 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:49 pm

Also, I changed all the fluids over the holidays and was looking into the rear diff. Truck has the G80 code, so I'm assuming this is a LSD rear in my D44 carrier.

Anyone have confirmation with this pic.
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new custom rear bumper.

Postby egagnon086 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:15 pm

The fan shop finally got the bumper tacked up. I'll ad more pics when its finished. I'll be able to make more after final fit. Let me know if anyone is interested.
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby ZuminaZX » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:26 pm

That looks great, what is the final price?
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby cptcljerjr » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:54 pm

very nice
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby egagnon086 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:58 pm

Here's another pic of the bumper, I had it made because I need to keep the hitch in the lower position for my trailer. I'm still working on a final price after they get it fully welded and painted.

Price may be lowered if I cam get enough made for anyone interested on this style bumper.

PM if interested.
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby ZuminaZX » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:06 pm

how much does it weigh?
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby egagnon086 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:28 pm

Hey guys, just picked up the bumper, set me back right at $600. Mainly because of fab time, measuring and testing involved. But a pretty solid bumper, not super heavy made from 11 and 10 guage. I can send pics of the internal box supports, its strong, weighs about 80 to 100 lbs.

If anyone is interested, I can get more like it for about the same price or just get the prices with a welding detail and make a DIY kit for less money; haven't given me a price for that yet

I think this will also work on the same 98 up rodeo sport, too.

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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby egagnon086 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:39 pm

Got it mounted, just painted. Now the rest of the stuff needs a coat of paint to match. Like I said let me know if anyone is interested in one. I can get more made up for about 500 after all is said and done.

PM for more info or if your interested.

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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby Donner » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:10 pm

Very nice. I have something similar in mind for my Trooper.
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Re: My 98 Amigo

Postby egagnon086 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:00 pm

So had to replace my all the rear brake components, disk, caliper, pads. All full of mud and worn slap out. Now ita all nice and new. While I had it on some blocks I checked fitment of 15" snowflakes on my 98 with disks all round. They fit like a champ. Took a pic. I'm up in the air of selling them or keeping them, any benefit over my stock 16s. Also got a pic of the brake pad that fell out and was rattling around in the brake dust shield. Like I said the brakes were really wore out.
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Re: My 98 Amigo, "Meego"

Postby Toccoa » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:22 pm

That last picture looks like you were hit by suburban car thieves. :-)

Glad to hear it all fits right.
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Re: My 98 Amigo, "Meego"

Postby egagnon086 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:18 am

The thieves around Athens only still tires that look like rubber bands with wheels >20". My big rubber/small rim combo scares them away every time. Now to find someone who wants to by my old rims and tires, so I can get new tires for these. Any takers view pics above, nice new rubber only 3 weeks old?
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Re: My 98 Amigo, "Meego"

Postby egagnon086 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:39 pm

Scored an Aussie locker for the front from the classifieds. The real question is should I do a diff drop while its out. How much lift is needed to require a diff drop?
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