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Unread 02-12-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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My White 5.9L Build Thread (Jeep_zj93)

So iv never done a build thread and figured id start one, The jeep has a bit done already but i have some pics from stock.

I had sold off my Built 5.2L to move and now it was time for a new project
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Picked up my 5.9L for $3600, All stock aside from wheels & CD player (Came with stock wheels too)
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Unread 02-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #2
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When I bought it I knew it had a cooant leak but couldnt see where, Well got it home and to work and dug into it.
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After looking into it I found that there was a bolt snapped off for the water pump (PO had the water pump done at a shop, What great work they did)
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Then I also found the thermostat was leaking so I removed to find this great job done by the same shop
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then I found that the housing was warpped pretty good so I got a new one.
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Well after all this was done it was time for the lift. I had bought a 5.9L from a buddy for $800 that had cought fire and he was moving back to Utah and didnt want to deal with it. So for now I robbed the lift/tires & wheels off for mine.
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Lift being done on mine
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All done and at work, The lift WAS 5.5" (OLD worn out Rustys coils) sitting on 285/75/16s. Was sagging a bit in the front.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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Well as much as I used to love the Rubicons I just wasnt liking the look this time and I wanted back to 35s. So I had got a good deal (OR SO I THOUGHT) on some 35/12.50/15 BFG KM1. I traded some 90% 285/75/16s for them.
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I then picked up some 15x8 Black soft 8s for $100 and removed the 5.9L rocker panels and installed the 35s
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Cleaned up where the rocker panels were, Tinted the tail lights and installed the rare tail light guards.
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Took it up to a local 4x4 show to enjoy the day
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Unread 02-12-2013, 03:34 PM   #4
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I will be following this thread.I found a stone white one as well.Will be buying it soon.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 03:44 PM   #5
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Well shortly after this those good deal BFGs started showing heavying weather cracking and going flat. So I was on the hunt for new tires again and got a great deal on some 40% 35/12.50/15 MTRs (Old style).
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Now it was time for our Club Christmas tree run
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Unread 02-12-2013, 03:45 PM   #6
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I think I like the look with the 5.9 rockers left off more.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 03:52 PM   #7
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I have more to post but its time to head to work, Almost caught up to where the jeep is now. Just ordered a bunch of parts. More to come tonight
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Unread 02-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #8
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I think I like the look with the 5.9 rockers left off more.
Yah I do to, plus they hang down so they would have been in the way for sliders.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 01:41 AM   #9
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So in October we put on a 4x4 show to help raise money for the new OHV trail system thats going in. The trail build is all out of pocket so we need to raise what we can.

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We also had a few special guests at the show.

TicTak From 98.7 KUPL (on the left)
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Jim Thurber from Gold Rush
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Unread 02-13-2013, 01:51 AM   #10
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Back to the Jeep iv done a few little modds here and there like a MTX sub box (Still needs sub)
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White face gauges
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Picked up this cool little modd on ebay for $30, It replaces the VIC
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Iv had this rare cargo box for a while now, Iv only seen 3 of them.
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Installed 3K hids into the fogs (Kept from my wifes wrecked RSX) and 6K hid kit for headlights
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Unread 02-13-2013, 02:07 AM   #11
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So I had helped out a fellow JF user (roguezj), He wanted his 5.9L put back to stock and I had all my stock stuff left over so we did a little trading. I ended up with all his lift stuff and some went on mine.

Im now sitting at a 7" lift on 35s. Its running all 8 Adj RE arms, Front & Rear Adj IRO track bars, 4.5" IRO coils, ACOS spacer in the front adj to 2.5", Rear 2.5" Poly spacer with ext spindle, Procomp shocks, NP242 with real SYE, Tom Woods front & rear drive lines.
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Got a few goodies, Steering box brace, Ruddge Ridge 1.5" wheel spacers, New rock lights.
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So the thermostat that i fixed started leaking again and the thermostat failed so it was time to fix it again. Now its all fixe and i have heat again with no leaks.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 02:13 AM   #12
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So now im caught up to date on the Jeep, I did just order RC long arm cross member and brackets, Drop pitman arm, 2 gauge pillar pod, tranny temp & air/fuel pod gauges. Heading to the junk yard to pick up a new NP242 due to the chain being bad in mine. Picking up a roof rack and some offroad lights that I will be modding HIDs into as well. Pics to come when parts get here and installed.
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Nice man! I like.
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