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Unread 04-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Zoey 2.0- A ZJ Build

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Quick Background-
About 6 months ago I was in a car accident in my old ZJ, A 1995 Orvis. While sitting at a red light a lady was to busy yelling at her kid to see that traffic had stopped. So she had to slam on her brakes while doing 55, stopping just shy of my bumper. However the next two cars (an old Nova and a Pickup pulling a fully loaded trailer weren't so lucky. Slamming into her and then pushing me into 2 other cars.

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So finally after 6 months I'm able to get another ZJ and I think Zoey 2.0 is perfect! I found her on ebay and just got back today from looking at her (I drove 400 miles each way.... alone)
Tomorrow I go to the bank to withdraw 2200 for her, Friday the guy is bringing her up here, and then we sign everything over.

Whats already been done:
Cat back exhaust on it.
New spark plugs and wires.
K&N Cold Air Intake
KC Lights
2 inch BB
245/75/16 Goodyear Wrangler Amortrak Tires
New SensaTrac shocks.

Whats in store:
3.5 inch IRO Benchmark Lift w/ Quick Discos
IRO Adjustable Lower Control Arms
IRO Rear Adjustable Track Bar
ADDCO Front and Rear Sway Bar
JKS Bar Pin Eliminators
Kevin's Sliders
Kevin's Radiator Support
Kevin's Steering Stabilizer
Light Bar with more KC Lights
265/75/16 Treadwrights
QTP or RRP Electric Cutout
Making the K&N a cowl snorkel or atleast putting a better cone filter on it
New Headunit, amp, and subs

Here she is

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Unread 04-22-2013, 07:46 PM   #2
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Sad to hear about Orvis, looks pretty beat up! The new one looks nice though, my friend just bought a '98 for that same price! Look forward to seeing the work done to her!
Treadwrights are a great choice btw, I run a set of Gaurds on mine and they're great especially for the price!
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Unread 04-22-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Looks nice and clean man! I would of loved to get my hands on a white limited.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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Sad to hear about Orvis, looks pretty beat up! The new one looks nice though, my friend just bought a '98 for that same price! Look forward to seeing the work done to her!
Treadwrights are a great choice btw, I run a set of Gaurds on mine and they're great especially for the price!
Awesome! Does your friend have an account?
I always have to defend the retread thing glad to talk to someone that appreciates them! They are so aggressive looking!
And thanks!

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Looks nice and clean man! I would of loved to get my hands on a white limited.
Thanks! They seem so rare finding pics so I know what they look like modded are almost impossible.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 07:29 PM   #5
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dang..she got smushed....sorry to hear, but new one looks good.

As for treadwrights...put mine up against the bfg a/t's that someones had on the road for a week, bet 99% of people could tell the difference.
Add that I got 6 (yup I bought 6) 31's for 750ish including shipping... they can go pay 150 a tire.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 08:01 PM   #6
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Those white Grands always looked sharp imo
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Unread 04-25-2013, 08:03 PM   #7
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Needs 35% tint on the front.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 09:53 AM   #8
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Awesome! Does your friend have an account?
I always have to defend the retread thing glad to talk to someone that appreciates them! They are so aggressive looking!
And thanks!
He sure does! We just finished lifting his last night actually, i'll link his build when I get on my computer.


And yea you'll find theres a few of us (at least one other that I know of) that run those treadwright retreads. They'ee good tires! Just for comparison, I spent $700 and got 5 tires to my door, my buddy with that silver one spent $800 at sears and got 4 tires of equal tread and size.

Here's his build
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Unread 04-28-2013, 02:24 PM   #9
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She's here!

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However I've noticed two problems. I have a coolant and oil leak. She has only been sitting for one night and these are the puddles.

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And some shots of where they seem to be coming from.

Coolant-

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ATF-


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Any ideas on how to fix would be appreciated. I'm new with mechanics.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 03:01 PM   #10
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Looks good. To bad to see the orvis in that shape. But it does look like u got an upgrade.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 03:30 PM   #11
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My frienda tcase has that exact same leak, does yours hop in turns? Y'all may have the same problem.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 09:17 PM   #12
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My frienda tcase has that exact same leak, does yours hop in turns? Y'all may have the same problem.
From what I understand the hopping is due to it being a 4-wheel Drive vehicle. The hopping comes from all your wheels turning at the same time.

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Looks good. To bad to see the orvis in that shape. But it does look like u got an upgrade.
Yeah I hated to see her go, but this is by far an upgrade in every way except the two leaks!
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Unread 04-28-2013, 09:18 PM   #13
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I went to open the rear glass and found out I need new shocks on it! Add it to the list.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 09:47 PM   #14
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From what I understand the hopping is due to it being a 4-wheel Drive vehicle. The hopping comes from all your wheels turning at the same time.
It shouldn't hop in an all time 4wd case like the 249, for instance, mine doesn't hop at all in tight turns, however my friends does and he's got the same case.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #15
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It shouldn't hop in an all time 4wd case like the 249, for instance, mine doesn't hop at all in tight turns, however my friends does and he's got the same case.
Looks like my old Orvis had the same problem too then. Lol.
Has your friend found out what it could be?
I haven't been able to drive it on the road yet so I'm not sure. (no tags or title, I go to the MVA tomorrow)
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