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post #1 of 141 Old 11-17-2012, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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97 Jeep ZJ Grand Cherokee

Here is my Build Tread:

Specs:

-1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
-Limited Edition
-V8 Np 249 TC
-108xxx Miles

Suspension (came with):

-Rancho 3in lift (1)
-Rancho rs9000sl shocks (adjustable) (4)
-31x10.5x15 BFG A/T

Suspension (now):

-RE Front lower and uppers (4)
-Terraflex Rear Lowers (2)
-Terraflex Adj. Trac Bar (1)
-Rancho rs9000sl shocks (adjustable) (4)
-RE 4.5 coils front (2)
-V6 front coils rear (2)
-1 3/4 spacers (4)
-33x12.5x15 Goodyear Dura Trac M/T

Drivetrain (now):

-U-joint front drive shaft
-Limited Slip Rear
-RE TC Drop kit

Armor/Recovery (now):

-ARB Bull bar
-Warn 8000lb winch
-TC skid plate
-Gas tank Skid plate

When i first bought the jeep:




How the jeep sits now:





Suspension Set up:




Trip to Azusa OHV Area:




Thats about it so far, im a 19 year old student trying to get this thing how i want it and so far im happy with it and its capabilities. I am receiving a check for coaching so i should have some updates on what im doing to it by christmas. These are the plans i have for it in December.

Plans:
-np242 TC swap
-Pro Comp es9000 Shocks
-JKS Rear ADJ trac bar
-EBAY Snorkel
-Rustys 5.5 in Springs
-(IDEAS??)

Thank you for reading and if you have any questions or remarks feel free to ask or tell. (constructive criticism welcome)

Thank you,
abasta4


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post #2 of 141 Old 11-17-2012, 04:17 PM
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Looks great! That bumper really flows with your ZJ. Is a blue lens on your fog-light broken, or is there a reason one is blue and one is white?

1997 ZJ: Sold | 2002 WJ: Sold | 2007 JK: Sold | 2016 KL: Current
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post #3 of 141 Old 11-17-2012, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Looks great! That bumper really flows with your ZJ. Is a blue lens on your fog-light broken, or is there a reason one is blue and one is white?
Thanks alot Montaska,
as far as the fog light goes i got into an accident offroad and it broke the lens, wanted to upgrade to some hella black magics anyways.

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Thanks alot Montaska,
as far as the fog light goes i got into an accident offroad and it broke the lens, wanted to upgrade to some hella black magics anyways.
Ah, I gotcha. I didn't know if the blue/clear light combo helped you see better due to the light spectrum or something crazy like that, haha.

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Ah, I gotcha. I didn't know if the blue/clear light combo helped you see better due to the light spectrum or something crazy like that, haha.
ha ya its homemade HIDs Just kidding i wish

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i wish 4wheelparts sold that steering then i can use my discount ha

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post #8 of 141 Old 11-19-2012, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Went back to the Wall ha (to measure for rear shocks old ones where wayyy too short)
Heres pics of mine:





And then some of a TJ my buddy just finished installing a rock crawler stretch kit man what alot of work
specs on the TJ
-f3.5 in rock krawler stretch kit
-dana 44 fr rear
-ARBs fr rear
-Atlas TC
-Currie steering
-35 in goodyear mtr
-just bough some fox reservior shocks for all 4 corners





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My goodness. That TJ twists like a pretzel. Your ZJ is still better tho.
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My goodness. That TJ twists like a pretzel. Your ZJ is still better tho.
ya i was amazed it just kept going ha
thanks man

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You have adjustable arms, ditch the transfer case drop.
Track bar angle looks terrible compared to the drag link.
Bet it bump steers like crazy.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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You have adjustable arms, ditch the transfer case drop.
Track bar angle looks terrible compared to the drag link.
Bet it bump steers like crazy.
My fronts are not adjustable just the johnny joint fixed and i dont get any bump steer at all steering feels great..

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Just added a new magnaflow exhaust, it came out perfect not to loud but you can still hear it and it sounds much cleaner. around christmas time i will be adding currie steering bilstien shocks a roofrack and possibly a snorkel.

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You should throw some of those old springs my way! :P

And you should defiantly hit the obstacle course up in the Azusa canyon ohv park.. Fun as help especially when you got the right set up.
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You should throw some of those old springs my way! :P

And you should defiantly hit the obstacle course up in the Azusa canyon ohv park.. Fun as help especially when you got the right set up.
everytime i go up to Azusa the obstacle course is closed is there certain days or times?

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