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Unread 02-27-2015, 05:02 AM   #1
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ZJ Limited Tips and Upgrades.

Hello there,
I just bought a 97' ZJ Limited and I was wondering if there were any tips and slight upgrades or modifications any of you recommend?

I've already had enough of the EVIC telling me about my tail lights supposedly not working.

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Unread 02-27-2015, 08:32 AM   #2
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Howdy jeeper . What kind of mods are ya looking for ?

Use the search and put zj mods in there and read what others have done and pick what u want or can do from there
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Unread 02-27-2015, 08:36 AM   #3
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Id look through the "What did you do to your zj today" thread. Plenty of stuff... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/w...today-1085446/

Happy Jeeping.

PS: Viccy can be a pain in the you know what sometimes. She'll tell you all sorts of stuff. "Tail light fluid low"
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Unread 02-27-2015, 03:54 PM   #4
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check the bulbs in your third brake light. reflow solder joints in vic. do a search for more info
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Unread 02-27-2015, 06:32 PM   #5
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Howdy jeeper . What kind of mods are ya looking for ?

Use the search and put zj mods in there and read what others have done and pick what u want or can do from there
I was mainly having a look for interior mods, mechanically I'm leaving my car alone it's pretty great.

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Id look through the "What did you do to your zj today" thread. Plenty of stuff... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/w...today-1085446/

Happy Jeeping.

PS: Viccy can be a pain in the you know what sometimes. She'll tell you all sorts of stuff. "Tail light fluid low"
I hate when I have to refill tail light fluid.

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check the bulbs in your third brake light. reflow solder joints in vic. do a search for more info
I will check that later on today.
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Unread 02-27-2015, 07:01 PM   #6
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Here's a thread on doing LED dash lights if that's something you want to do. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...-98-zj-767865/
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Unread 02-27-2015, 08:16 PM   #7
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grab a soundbar from a 5.9 limited and also the leather wrapped handles(gear shifter, 4wd shifter and ebrake handle) and the arm rest if you can find that stuff.
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Unread 02-27-2015, 09:27 PM   #8
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Do all new control arms, it will improve handling a lot. Upgrade to the V8 steering linkage which will replace any worn out tre's.
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Unread 03-01-2015, 08:10 AM   #9
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Do all new control arms, it will improve handling a lot. Upgrade to the V8 steering linkage which will replace any worn out tre's.
My immediate replacement recommended by the mechanic I saw for a safety certificate is the lower control arms because the bushes in them are absolutely worn.

I've got a replacement set of regular steering linkages, what are the benefits of the V8 linkages?


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grab a soundbar from a 5.9 limited and also the leather wrapped handles(gear shifter, 4wd shifter and ebrake handle) and the arm rest if you can find that stuff.
Soundbar? What is this sorcery?
I will see what I can find, here in Aus I don't know if we got the 5.9 limited...if we did it's not common but Jeep parts at all are uncommon.
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Unread 03-01-2015, 08:24 AM   #10
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Good luck finding a sound bar . Maby eBay but they ant cheep
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Unread 03-01-2015, 08:29 AM   #11
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take that back ya better jump on this one for cheep , they usly cost 200$

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-Jeep-Gr...1f6416&vxp=mtr
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Unread 03-01-2015, 08:53 AM   #12
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take that back ya better jump on this one for cheep , they usly cost 200$

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-Jeep-Gr...1f6416&vxp=mtr

Argh, doesn't ship to Australia.
That's alright down the line I'll try and find one.
Any pics of one fitted?
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Unread 03-01-2015, 08:55 AM   #13
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Google 5.9 pics ya will find plenty
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Unread 03-01-2015, 09:15 AM   #14
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This is the one I put in my 94 not to long ago. I got it from someone I met here on Jf.
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Unread 03-01-2015, 09:22 AM   #15
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I'd take a pic of the leather wrapped handles and 5.9 console but you having a 97 may not notice it in a pic but I'll upload one if you like.
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