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Unread 04-04-2013, 12:55 AM   #1
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97 ZJ build progress (so far)

Started off stock....



Replaced plugs. Wires. Water pump. Serpintine belt.

Everything else seems fine so far.....

Made a custom grill



New wheels and tires. 15x7 235/75/15 Goodyear Duratracs



Cleared out corner lights



Painted the bumpers and cladding (removed front to paint)






Safari bar



Nerf bars



OVERALL PROGRESS SO FAR.





Next up.....

2" lift
White LED's for dash lights (go blue)
Smoke Altezza Taillights

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Unread 04-04-2013, 04:54 AM   #2
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Nice job. You need some lights for that safari bar. I didn't put in any in mine for a while, but once I did it looked way better. (and I can see better at night since I have them activate with the high beams)
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Unread 04-04-2013, 05:15 AM   #3
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Where did you get the safari bar at?
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:31 AM   #4
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lol I would not ever use those hooks on that safari bar, that is simply dangerous and you just lowered your ground clearance quite a bit with the side steps. Otherwise it looks nice.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 11:57 AM   #5
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Where did you get the safari bar at?
Got it at 4wheel parts.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 12:01 PM   #6
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lol I would not ever use those hooks on that safari bar, that is simply dangerous and you just lowered your ground clearance quite a bit with the side steps. Otherwise it looks nice.
The tow hooks are not attached to the safari bar. Those are the stock tow hooks attached directly to the frame. They are just moved out with adjusters (pretty heavy duty ones too).

And yeah, I know I lowered my clearance. That's why my next step is going to be a lift.

Thanks though.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #7
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I have never seen stock hooks stick out that far. How do the adjusters work?
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #8
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Well, the safari bar bracket mounts to the frame over the plate where the hooks are mounted, and covers where the hooks normally would be. The adjusters look like an "S' with straight ends. It moves them about 1" forward and about 1" outward from their stock placement through the bumper cover.

That way both the safari bar and tow hooks are mounted to the same area of the frame.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 07:01 PM   #9
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Beautiful jeep man. I've always loved those purple ones. With the accent stuff you have done that thing is looking awesome. A lot like I'm doing with my white zj lol. Anyway, if you haven't ordered your lift yet shoot me a PM. Ive got 2.25" spacers with rubicon express shocks and front bumpstop extensions that I bought for mine before going to a 3.5 suspension lift. It's just taking up space so it's yours for cheap if you want it. Again tho, really nice jeep
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Unread 06-26-2013, 11:06 PM   #10
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Swapped the interior dash lights for blue LEDs...







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Unread 06-26-2013, 11:18 PM   #11
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Does your dimmer switch still work or the LED's? Did you get a kit? I wanna do em all in the cab but want a COMPLETE kit to do it
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Unread 06-26-2013, 11:30 PM   #12
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Bad *** I want the LEDs also, more info please.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 11:50 PM   #13
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Dimmer switch still works just fine. Looks WAY better in real life. Picture washes out the colors a tad bit. There is no 1 complete kit to do it.

First off, I followed the directions in THIS thread.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...-98-zj-767865/

But, since I have a Laredo, the lights I needed were a bit different that the thread specified (For a Limited)

I also got my LEDs from 2 different sites.

6x these. 5 for dash, 1 for shifter.

http://www.vleds.com/bulb/194-168-15...21-1-pair.html

3x these for climate control (Laredo only) (easy to change)

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...panel-led/709/

1 of these for key light.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...edge-base/226/

And 1x4mm and 2x3mm of these for wiper and headlight switches.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...panel-led/221/

Followed the instructions which were pretty easy, and viola.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 12:49 AM   #14
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Awesome this is on my list of mods as well. Looks good. Making me itch to do mine lol
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Unread 06-27-2013, 01:07 AM   #15
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Only took about $40 worth of lights, and about 2 hours of my time to do. Simple, cheap, and easy.
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