The best advice I can give you for a ZJ or anything else is to do it right the first time and never be in a hurry.
x2 I cant tell you how many times I have worked on my exhaust and my door speakers. This past weekend, I was re-mounting my driver door speaker and I completely forgot to hook it up. Now I gotta go in there again and actually hook it up this time
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[QUOTE=elcorvino;14544406]Yea... It's kind of like the fat chick who lives around the corner. You aren't trying to get caught with her, but you know she'd be a good time.[/QUOTE]
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Be prepared to spend lots of time and money working on it! Just got my ZJ two weeks ago and haven't had a day when I haven't worked on her in some way or another. If you like to tinker and keep busy, perfect vehicle!!! I absolutely adore mine.
You know I have owned a 98 ZJ since new (now with 136000 miles) two years ago I bought an 07 WK Limited Hemi, but couldn't stand to sell the ZJ, so I kept it as a second vehicle, and use it all the time. I put a new radiator and water pump in it last year, have made some minor repairs over the years, but outside of the ac evaporator, the trans seals (got a Reman Mopar trans under my ext warr) it's been a reliable vehicle. Easy to fix, simple, always starts.
Shocks, Bilstein HDs work great on ZJs
brake rotors, don't need fancy slotted or drilled, plain old Wagner full cast iron ones work fine.
ATF+4, nothing else in the auto trans
transfer case you can use ATF+4, or Dexron ( I used to use Mobil 1 Dexron in my Transfer case, but now use ATF+4 since it's synthetic
Syn 75-140 gear oils in the front and rear differentials, mine have held up great with this oil (including towing a 4000 lb boat)....
Exhaust system, a Dynomax cat back is a good low cost exhaust for a ZJ....
im a little confused. i have receipts and everything and i think i can see it on the rear. and it definitely sits above stock. is there a way they could have boosted it using coil spacers? also for the record the previous owner had cut and trimmed all fenders to make room for tires (but they still rub on hard cut parking lot type turns)