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Unread 02-23-2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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95 ZJ Project Never done...

Hey guys, been around on the forum for a while but never really posted much. I feel like its time to post up my build since it's gone through some stages.

Some Before and After Stats:

Before: (bought at 66k miles, now has 157k)
1995 ZJ Laredo
2wd
4.0l

First off, let's introduce her as my brother's jeep when he was still in high school




This is the condition when I got it back.....with a BB





So i figured, let's do something. Just a couple of things here and there, right? ....wrong lol


Painted Cladding



Got some 31s to replace the worn down BFGs



Painted the TJ canyons (Bad picture, I know)



3.5" lift and pretty close to how it sits today



Tire Carrier and hellas, but they're now mounted on the front bumper



Some girls :beerchug:



But there's one slight problem....the front wheels didn't work

Dana 30


Dana 30 cleaned up


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Unread 02-23-2011, 10:26 PM   #2
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Axle out



Quick Comparison



Axle goes in



And just like Magic!




155k of miles on the joints...they're toast


Upper ball joints...yeah, those aren't suppose to separate


Lower ball joints...definitely aren't suppose to be bent


New ball joints, muuuccchh better
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Unread 02-23-2011, 10:29 PM   #3
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What ball joints did you go with?
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5.2-242 tcase-44a-30x9.50x15 MT/R-American Racing Burst Rims -[COLOR="Red"]Optima[/COLOR] -E3 plugs-[COLOR="DarkGreen"]Cu[/COLOR]st[COLOR="DarkGreen"]om[/COLOR] Pa[COLOR="DarkGreen"]in[/COLOR]t-Amsoil-Addco Front and Rear-polyurethane bushings

[B]To be installed[/B]: RE gen2 discos, military battery terminals
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[B]To be paid for:[/B]

[B]Next on the list:[/B] complete redo of brakes and
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[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

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Unread 02-23-2011, 10:31 PM   #4
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Lucky...

Looking good.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 10:31 PM   #5
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Lucky...

Looking good.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 10:32 PM   #6
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Donor 5spd ZJ with 231? I think so


I was originally planning on swapping everything onto this ZJ, but it had some rust and title issues that I didn't want to deal

Donor ax-15 and 231 t-case


Changing of the plates from the donor to my ZJ and a top shot of transmission


Here's the plates. Top is the donor 4x4 5spd mount, the bottom is my 2wd auto


Pulled out the 42re. Back of the engine shot







Sorry for the cell phone pics. I was too excited to grab my camera. When I'm home from Baylor, I'll take some better pics






The front driveshaft isn't in because the previous owner who owned the donor short changed me on some bolts, but everything else is bolted up.

It is a lot more fun to drive with a 5th gear. 2nd and 3rd have soo much pull! Plus, my mpgs went up 5mpgs! Worth every penny

Current Stats:
95 ZJ
4x4 231
ax-15 5 speed swap
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Unread 02-23-2011, 10:34 PM   #7
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What ball joints did you go with?
I believe they were Raybestos. I think they're great. A much better upgrade from the stock ones by far
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Unread 02-23-2011, 10:35 PM   #8
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Lucky...

Looking good.
Lol, thanks man
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Unread 02-23-2011, 10:46 PM   #9
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not so keen on the hella placement. but awesome work so far. 5speeds unite!
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[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


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Unread 02-23-2011, 10:54 PM   #10
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NapsterZJ, how long did the 5 Speed swap take you..


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not so keen on the hella placement. but awesome work so far. 5speeds unite!
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Unread 02-23-2011, 11:27 PM   #11
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not so keen on the hella placement. but awesome work so far. 5speeds unite!
I know, it was more of a lazy thing when I put those there. Im gonna fix that when I come home for spring break in 2 weeks. I'm gonna trim the bumper and move the lights up and take the PA out of the bumper

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NapsterZJ, how long did the 5 Speed swap take you..
Uhm..I started the swap during thanksgiving break thinking I could finish it. I wanted to finish it, but I ran into those 'Jeep moments' where nothing actually goes right. So that was four days. I came back for the winter break and finished it up the last 3 days. So about a week of working about 3 hours a day, but it was a total of 2 months having my ZJ out of commission lol

That's okay though, I have my DD to take care of me
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Unread 04-02-2011, 06:51 PM   #12
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Alright, soo I was messing around with my brothers new Nikon and decided to take some better pictures of the ZJ and swap. Enjoy.













Yes...my seat has ripped..in search of the super mega comfortable seats that came on the limited models from 93-95
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Unread 04-17-2011, 12:07 AM   #13
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Looking very nice! I noticed you are missing your 4x4 cover on the inside too. haha I would love to do the 5spd swap like you did.
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Unread 04-17-2011, 09:05 PM   #14
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Looking very nice! I noticed you are missing your 4x4 cover on the inside too. haha I would love to do the 5spd swap like you did.
Thank you!

Yeah, when my friends and I were tearing apart the interior of the donor, my friend ripped it out and I yelled, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!!...I NEED THAT" haha

Definitely one of those 'oops' moments

It's all good, I'll go find another one from a junkyard.

I love the 5spd. During these awful gas prices too, its great to drive around the city
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Unread 04-17-2011, 09:30 PM   #15
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haha Thats great! do you know if that swap would be harder with the 5.2l v8? cause im really feeling the 13mpg right now
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