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post #34261 of 44160 Old 08-23-2014, 12:05 AM
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Green niner!


1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 33's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ 5.9 - Junked
1984 F250, 460 BB, T19, work truck/future tow pig
1987 Mercedes 300D Turbo, the diesel daily, 30mpg in style

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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post #34262 of 44160 Old 08-23-2014, 07:42 AM
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Green niner!
I'm pretty sure it was technically the Orvis model with the 5.9 treatment.

On topic, I got it running again last night. With the reman starter, it fired right up. I let it get up to temp in the driveway and it sounded good. Maybe I'll stay outta water from now on... That's only a maybe...

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post #34263 of 44160 Old 08-23-2014, 01:10 PM
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I could have sworn that the ZG 97 and 98 5.9 limited was available in green and another color in addition to the ZJ colors.

1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 33's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ 5.9 - Junked
1984 F250, 460 BB, T19, work truck/future tow pig
1987 Mercedes 300D Turbo, the diesel daily, 30mpg in style

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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post #34264 of 44160 Old 08-23-2014, 02:34 PM
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I could have sworn that the ZG 97 and 98 5.9 limited was available in green and another color in addition to the ZJ colors.
It was... Overseas only.
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post #34265 of 44160 Old 08-23-2014, 04:09 PM
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Took it for some light muddin' yesterday, pinched a transmission cooler line between my motor mount and upper control arm mount, oops...spewed ATF all over the place... nothing a cutoff tool, a $2 length of trans cooler hose and a couple hose clamps couldn't fix... So I fixed that and spent the rest of the morning install my 2in BB from Supreme Suspensions. It's just a little taller, really the height it shoulda left the factory at, just saying. It's not as tall as I'd like, and no where near the 6 in I had on my TJ, but it'll do for now. This is the beginning of a slow build in what little free time I have after work and my kids, although for the second project now I've convinced my 12 y/o daughter to not be afraid of a little grease and help out...
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post #34266 of 44160 Old 08-23-2014, 04:24 PM
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It was... Overseas only.
Yes, the ZG was only available overseas, thats why it's a ZG.

1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 33's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ 5.9 - Junked
1984 F250, 460 BB, T19, work truck/future tow pig
1987 Mercedes 300D Turbo, the diesel daily, 30mpg in style

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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post #34267 of 44160 Old 08-23-2014, 06:19 PM
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got my new adjustable control arms in the mail today.

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post #34268 of 44160 Old 08-23-2014, 06:41 PM
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Kind of a monthly update for me:

Got the headliner done and installed a couple weeks ago. Cleaned up the interior, and repaired the center console. The rubber trim around the ebrake handle had come off, and there were a couple screws missing. Interior still needs more cleaning, and could really use a new carpet. Maybe if I like it enough to keep it I'll get one.

Registered and had it inspected this past week, and put about 150 miles on it commuting to work. It still needs rear brakes/ebrake repair,a rear axle rebuild, and I need to decide if I'm going to swap to a 242 case, or install a new VC. That'll happen within the next couple of weeks.
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post #34269 of 44160 Old 08-23-2014, 06:42 PM
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Kind of a monthly update for me:

Got the headliner done and installed a couple weeks ago. Cleaned up the interior, and repaired the center console. The rubber trim around the ebrake handle had come off, and there were a couple screws missing. Interior still needs more cleaning, and could really use a new carpet. Maybe if I like it enough to keep it I'll get one.

Registered and had it inspected this past week, and put about 150 miles on it commuting to work. It still needs rear brakes/ebrake repair,a rear axle rebuild, and I need to decide if I'm going to swap to a 242 case, or install a new VC. That'll happen within the next couple of weeks.
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post #34270 of 44160 Old 08-23-2014, 07:07 PM
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I have never once had a butt splice come apart on me after I've installed it. I'd venture to say if I took an IR camera from work and checked my car or my ZJ, the connection would be no hotter than any other connection in the vehicle. When done properly, they're a good solution for connecting two wires. But what would I know... I'm just an electrical engineer. According to schizo, that's just a glorified electrician, and neither of which I'm qualified for because I'm colorblind.
****ing. Bite me.

I am going to venture, however, that the workmanship involved in your butt splices is of higher quality than easily 99% of the population's, all things considered. You probably understand that pliers are not effective as crimping tools in all but tight situations.

And I never said the colorblind were unqualified, I just noted that everyone I know in the field is colorblind, oddly enough. (Which might explain why household electrical so often consists of white and black wires only )

In other news, apparently D from Phat Custom has the equipment to properly rebuild my front axle. This is an interesting turn of events that may lead to me actually rebuilding the front axle, instead of putting it off until I have enough driveway space and off time to swap axles between my Jeeps.

1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition
1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited

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In other news, apparently D from Phat Custom has the equipment to properly rebuild my front axle. This is an interesting turn of events that may lead to me actually rebuilding the front axle, instead of putting it off until I have enough driveway space and off time to swap axles between my Jeeps.
I searched forever to find a shop locally that would rebuild my from axle.......ended up the dealer was the cheapest option! Went for it....no regrets. Worked like a champ for yrs now!

96 ZJ sittin up 6" on 35's with 4:56's and a 12k winch. Cuz...why the hell not!?
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post #34272 of 44160 Old 08-23-2014, 10:53 PM
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Installed two offroad, lights on the front of the zj today. And repainted a new front bumper as well as the side trim panels
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post #34273 of 44160 Old 08-24-2014, 04:21 AM
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****ing. Bite me.

I am going to venture, however, that the workmanship involved in your butt splices is of higher quality than easily 99% of the population's, all things considered. You probably understand that pliers are not effective as crimping tools in all but tight situations.

And I never said the colorblind were unqualified, I just noted that everyone I know in the field is colorblind, oddly enough. (Which might explain why household electrical so often consists of white and black wires only )

In other news, apparently D from Phat Custom has the equipment to properly rebuild my front axle. This is an interesting turn of events that may lead to me actually rebuilding the front axle, instead of putting it off until I have enough driveway space and off time to swap axles between my Jeeps.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/n...-wire-1572698/

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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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post #34274 of 44160 Old 08-24-2014, 10:52 AM
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Setting up:


It rained torrentially the night before, so the Jeep wasn't nearly as clean as I'd hoped.




The interior was pretty clean, though.


Charger in the quarter panel:





March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9
On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Eibach lowering springs, Moog SS, Ironman mounts, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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post #34275 of 44160 Old 08-24-2014, 11:04 AM
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That is entirely the most appropriate way to splice a joint in an automotive application.

1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition
1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited

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