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post #15061 of 44098 Old 08-23-2012, 07:20 PM
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Well was told that my 194s. White and amber leds will be shipped Saturday. The 1197s need special orders because amber isn't a normal color. Those will be a few weeks. Then I'll order the 6 3057s I need for the tails. Then I'm going to buy two kicker comp 10s and put in my box so I have two working subs. Then it's on to the stuff everyone loves on here... LIFTS. But first. Cloth seats will be in Saturday night.


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post #15062 of 44098 Old 08-23-2012, 08:21 PM
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Well was told that my 194s. White and amber leds will be shipped Saturday. The 1197s need special orders because amber isn't a normal color. Those will be a few weeks. Then I'll order the 6 3057s I need for the tails. Then I'm going to buy two kicker comp 10s and put in my box so I have two working subs. Then it's on to the stuff everyone loves on here... LIFTS. But first. Cloth seats will be in Saturday night.
Have you decided on a lift size yet?
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post #15063 of 44098 Old 08-23-2012, 08:26 PM
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Have you decided on a lift size yet?
Probably going to go 3.5in iro

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post #15064 of 44098 Old 08-23-2012, 08:28 PM
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I do have a problem though. I'm getting 2 kicker comp 10s in the process of designing a box for them. And I kinda need to know how high the back seat is to keep it under the back. And well as you all know. My seats are sitting on my shop floor. Anyone want to help a zjer out?

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post #15065 of 44098 Old 08-23-2012, 08:31 PM
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Probably going to go 3.5in iro
I think the only thing you're absolutely sure on is IRO.

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post #15066 of 44098 Old 08-23-2012, 08:42 PM
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I think the only thing you're absolutely sure on is IRO.
That is true.

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post #15067 of 44098 Old 08-23-2012, 09:05 PM
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Won't be till next year anyways unless 1000$ falls in my lap.

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post #15068 of 44098 Old 08-24-2012, 01:16 AM
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When I found out I was moving to Alaska I started shopping for a vehicle that would be appropriate for the weather. ZJ was my first choice, a M-Class was number 2 (after all, it was Motor Trend's 1998 Truck of the year). But my wife thinks the steering on the ZJ is scary. I disagree, at it's worst it's mysterious and unpredictable, but never SCARY. She wanted to trade in the ZJ for an W163 M-Class and since it was our anniversary I decided we could take a test drive. It WAS a pretty sweet car/truck/suv thing (albeit rather minivan looking). Long story short, I was all but convinced that trading the Jeep in for the Merc was the right thing to do, but after closer inspection, it became less appealing. It was a 2005 ML350 which compared to the ZJ:

-is slower
-gets worse gas mileage (and needs premium)
-longer stopping distance
-lower ground clearance
-more expensive to maintain
-had less features (my ZJ has the overhead console, trip calculator, memory seats, and full sized spare FTW!)

In my mind, the better handling and extra space were not worth sacrificing everything else. So I traded in her Mustang which made her sad but saves me over $100 a month on car payments and insurance. So on topic:

Today I parked the ZJ in my driveway and took my wife and 5 month old out to some trails in her M-Class to show her what it could do and had a great time.

My ZJ has never been stuck, it was just taking a break from being so awesome!
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post #15069 of 44098 Old 08-24-2012, 04:02 AM
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well i started the day by replacing my wore out t-casr (a np231 with a quarter million miles on it and this afternoon i broke a rear axleshaft (again) so tomorrow its off to the pick and pull according to my figures i'm getting roughly 500 miles per an axleshaft (god i need to get a 9 inch and dana 44 hate being unable to work
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post #15070 of 44098 Old 08-24-2012, 05:25 AM
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Canyon: how do I remove those rear vents? If I could get them out, I would paint them. I'm also considering removing the bumpers and door cladding and painting them black, minus the gold stripe.
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post #15071 of 44098 Old 08-24-2012, 05:30 AM
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Nick: don't go taller than 19 inches and you should be good, 18 if.u are gonna use the rear cargo cover (just measured it from my 93)
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post #15072 of 44098 Old 08-24-2012, 06:55 AM
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Happy as a pig in **** got my stickers today the 93 is street legal again
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post #15073 of 44098 Old 08-24-2012, 12:39 PM
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Canyon: how do I remove those rear vents? If I could get them out, I would paint them. I'm also considering removing the bumpers and door cladding and painting them black, minus the gold stripe.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/h...vents-1371239/
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post #15074 of 44098 Old 08-24-2012, 02:38 PM
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Planned on my clear corners being in today. Sad day they Arnt but I did get some vht nite shade.

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post #15075 of 44098 Old 08-24-2012, 02:52 PM
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Changed out the rear lower control arm bushings. I didn't think it would matter much because the old bushings looked like they were in good shape but boy was I wrong. It made a big difference in handling.
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