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Unread 07-15-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
Boone96ZJ
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1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2

Hello, I just bought this 96 ZJ around a month ago. Previous owner worked at a Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge dealership. I was lucky enough to get it for cheap!

5.2 crate engine
44RE (rebuilt)
242 swap (rebuilt)
Dana 30 front axle (rebuilt)
Dana 44a Limited Slip (new bearings last weekend)
3 inch lift
32x11.5x15 wild country tires
Flowmaster exhaust








let me know what you think

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Unread 07-15-2014, 02:24 PM   #2
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Very nice !!!
Looks like a great buy.
I'm down in the QC ... pretty close by.
Any good wheelin trails up there ?

Also .... Welcome top the forum !!!
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Unread 07-15-2014, 03:09 PM   #3
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Hmm actually there aren't any up here. Closest one is at Brown Mountain. I am from the QC, well Mooresville but close enough.
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Unread 07-16-2014, 07:32 AM   #4
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I had to put a new tank w/exhaust shield since he said he lost it and it burned through the plastic of the tank and leaked. Had a new headliner put in as well.
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Unread 11-11-2014, 09:03 AM   #5
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Unread 11-11-2014, 09:12 AM   #6
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Nice clean ZJ.

Looks like the previous owner got the rust delete mod. I'm envious.
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Unread 11-11-2014, 09:17 AM   #7
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Wow, looks like a very well cared for truck. Congrats.
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Unread 11-11-2014, 05:01 PM   #8
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Very nice indeed. With the lift and tire's I'd have thought that it would be much more used/abused than it looks. You could eat of that motor, and it looks like the tranny is freshly done as well. Enjoy.
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Unread 11-11-2014, 07:52 PM   #9
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That's about as good as they come, congratulations! ...It almost looks as good as my 4.0
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Unread 11-14-2014, 04:10 PM   #10
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I just scored a VIC in perfect condition and an auto dim rear view mirror from a 98 5.9 Limited. $50 for both! I was missing the mirror and my VIC didnt even come on. I got the gas tank and shield from it back in July. The only thing wrong with it is the trans. I see more parts I can steal from it!
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