I'm currently on my second ZJ. My first one was thoughtfully named the "Green Menace" due to having it straight piped. That one crapped out on me so I bought another. This one is different than the first by having the 5.2L, a NP249, and a Dana 44HD rear end.
I bought it bone stock and immediately put 3.5" RE lift on it. Then I bought a set of 31"x10.5" General Grabber Red Letters. So far I have trimmed the front bumper, cleaned up the axles front and rear and re-painted them, changed all my fluids, added a CB antenna mount off the drivers side tail light, made a custom external speaker mount with picnic tablecloth holders, an last but certainly not least joined my local jeep club.
I've driven it for about 5000 miles and I am already set to change the jeep again. Here's my plans:
NP242 t-case swap:
23 spline input shaft
0.840" diameter input shaft
Newish front driveshaft
Newish rear driveshaft
242 shift linkage
242 shift indicator sensor
242 rear output seal-4370N
242 front output seal-3946
242 dual lip input seal-710928
46RE output seal-710058
242 master rebuild kit-52270.1007 (crown #242lmaskit)
Front axle e-locker with 4.56 Yukon gears:
Spicer joint shaft swap
New wheel hubs
Rear axle lunchbox locker with 4.55 Yukon gears:
8.5" ring gear
New wheel hubs
New u joints
And finally BDS 6.5" Long Arm with 35"x12.5" Red Letters.
Please feel free to chime in and offer any advice. I'm looking to start purchasing parts here in a couple weeks so I still have time to makes changes for the better.
1996 Grand Cherokee, 5.2L, 46RE, NP249
3.5" RE coil lift, 31x10.5x15 General Grabber Red Letters
Cobra Cb with 4' Barjan antenna
Last edited by -Otter-; 09-17-2013 at 12:51 PM.