Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: telluride, vail
ZJ, just getting started. Parts bought.
Okay, so I got a black 1998zj 5.2 limited as a work trade. It was a dd, and they gave it to me as a trade instead of trading it in on a new subaru they were buying. It's in perfect stock working order and everything appears to have been very well maintained. The VIC was generating some false alarms and that was bothering the previous owners. So Jeeps are worth quite a bit here in Colo and my wife wanted me to sell it for the cash. I decided to dive right in and make a cool new rig. So this is where I am at, all uninstalled in FedEx boxes ready to wrench on this spring: 4.5 IRO premium lift kit w/dtch shocks and adjustable CAs, IRO belly skid, IRO rock sliders, JCR front winch bumper, treadwright 32s on stock 16s and spacers. It had a fuel skid and upgraded tow package installed because of a recall. So I plan to kill that VIC, trim front fenders, and install a kill switch and fog lights. I ll buy a winch before elk season, and a cb too. Is there any advice from a seasoned ZJ owner on other possible upgrades I should do? For now my budget is blown but I think I have bought the right stuff so far..maybe. Any advice before I install these parts? I will need your help ZJ ers!