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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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96 ZJ Build - First time Jeep Owner

I am new to the forums, I have been creeping for some time. Decided to finally make a build thread, even though my ZJ is pretty much stock.

I bought an all black 5.2L Limited, and I believe it has all the options and was on 30 inch tires.

Since I bought it, I have done the following;
D Ring hitch receiver
Factory front Tow hooks
Gas tank skid plate
Mounted CB Radio
Mounted CB antenna
Custom Made Front Diff Guard
Roof Rack Basket
2WD Cubby/VIC Delete

I have the following waiting to be put on;
242 Transfer Case
31 inch tires
Radiator Skid Plate
Transfer Case Skid Plate
Quick Disconnect Front Sway Bar End Links

Enough talk, on to the pictures;

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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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I am new to the forums, I have been creeping for some time. Decided to finally make a build thread, even though my ZJ is pretty much stock.

I bought an all black 5.2L Limited, and I believe it has all the options and was on 30 inch tires.

Since I bought it, I have done the following;
D Ring hitch receiver
Factory front Tow hooks
Gas tank skid plate
Mounted CB Radio
Mounted CB antenna
Custom Made Front Diff Guard
Roof Rack Basket

I have the following waiting to be put on;
242 Transfer Case
31 inch tires
Radiator Skid Plate
Transfer Case Skid Plate
Quick Disconnect Front Sway Bar End Links

Enough talk, on to the pictures;
Dude that diff guard is sick!
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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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Dude that diff guard is sick!
Thanks! I wish i could take credit for making it, but it was given to me.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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That diff guard is very original, but why does it look like it's made out of clay? Unless it has just been beat on that much lol.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #5
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That diff guard is very original, but why does it look like it's made out of clay? Unless it has just been beat on that much lol.
haha, it has been beat to hell and back. We painted it before putting it on my ZJ
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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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You should take out your VIC and mount the CB radio there

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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:38 PM   #7
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You should take out your VIC and mount the CB radio there

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thank for reminding me!

I deleted my VIC with the 2WD Cubby
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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:45 PM   #8
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thank for reminding me!

I deleted my VIC with the 2WD Cubby
I'm trying to find a 2wd cubby I can'f find one though...

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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:49 PM   #9
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I'm trying to find a 2wd cubby I can'f find one though...

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I got mine from someone on the Forum.

I have only seen 1 2WD ZJ in my local JY's, but ill keep an eye out.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:55 PM   #10
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I got mine from someone on the Forum.

I have only seen 1 2WD ZJ in my local JY's, but ill keep an eye out.
I made one post in the buying section about two weeks ago about it but it got no replies

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Unread 05-10-2013, 04:30 PM   #11
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I made one post in the buying section about two weeks ago about it but it got no replies

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Don't feel bad still have no replies on my 46re wanted add.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 04:58 PM   #12
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I made one post in the buying section about two weeks ago about it but it got no replies

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yup...i'm in the NE so all the zj's I can find out here are 4wd.

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Thanks! I wish i could take credit for making it, but it was given to me.
I was gonna say I'd totally have you make me one if you did
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yup...i'm in the NE so all the zj's I can find out here are 4wd.
Same for me. Have seen a 2x4 XJ though. I'm a bit further north.
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Toss them factory hooks and get the KOR radiator support. Much safer for recovery and generally a good thing.

Are you lifted before 31's?
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Unread 05-11-2013, 12:04 PM   #15
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Toss them factory hooks and get the KOR radiator support. Much safer for recovery and generally a good thing.

Are you lifted before 31's?
I'll probably end up just leaving the hooks, funds are tight right now.

Also, I hope to do a Short Arm lift roughly 4 inches before i put the tires on. Besides the 30's are still in decent condition so why waste them.
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