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Unread 01-18-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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Bananaslug's ZJ Build

Updated: since this is no longer my DD, its gonna be an expo/camping truck

In the garage:
Junkyard T-Case and Gas Tank skids

Noteworthy:
Rusty's Air Tube w/K&N cone
703 Injector Swap
2.5" Kolak Exhaust
KOR Rad Support
OME HD Coil Springs
Bilstein Shock Absorbers
JKS front Quicker Discos
JKS Front Adjustable Track Bar
V8 Tie Rod
Rancho SS


Future Mods:
Sliders
KOR Steering Brace
pre-runner style front bumper
Rugged Ridge all-weather mats
kolak e-codes
Taurus e-fan swap
62mm TB
Solid diff covers
Ironman LAs
Clayton crossmember
4.5 IRO springs
IRO short arms
hpd30 and super 35 axles

Passed 200K, hopefully taking it beyond 300K.

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Unread 01-18-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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Nice list of goodies you got going. just missing some pics haha
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Unread 01-18-2012, 09:36 PM   #3
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sounds good! need moar piktars!
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Unread 01-18-2012, 09:39 PM   #4
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Here she is as she sits now. Notice the discolored door and quater panel. Not a big deal to me though. I figure it keeps the thiefs away... Gonna look so much better wth all the ***** thrown on
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Unread 01-18-2012, 09:41 PM   #5
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Here is the Air Tube right after the install. I might have gone with something else but it was my Christmas present from my dad.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 09:45 PM   #6
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This is the $20 JY gas tank skid after sand and prime. Since been painted. Havent thrown it on though because I need the long sockets for the ratchet that I havent picked up yet.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 10:23 PM   #7
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Nice jesus fish lol. Should look nice when you get some more goodies on it.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 11:05 PM   #8
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haha its from the PO. I actually took it off a couple of days ago. Religion aint my thing. Its damn near impossible to take the white sticker of the left off though
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Unread 01-25-2012, 12:57 PM   #9
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Guard Dogs are in...
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Unread 01-25-2012, 01:00 PM   #10
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looking good man!
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Unread 01-27-2012, 04:45 PM   #11
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Replacing the cracked exhaust manifold today with an eBay header. The POS from eBay doesn't make room for the intake manifold so it'll have to wait until tomorrow when I can get a file to grind down the dowel holes so it fits. This had been a royal pain in the ***.

But it should be worth it considering my manifold was apparently completely detached at one collector, not merely cracked.
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Unread 01-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #12
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After this is done, I'll have the Kolak exhaust welded on. Hopefully these two together will give me an MPG boost to offset the incoming 31s.
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Unread 01-27-2012, 04:49 PM   #13
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Also, I got these mounted and balanced yesterday...
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Unread 01-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #14
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After hours of filing the intake still doesn't fit on top of the exhaust mani. F this POS. Never buying eBay parts again. Lesson learned.
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Unread 01-29-2012, 11:03 PM   #15
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After hours of filing the intake still doesn't fit on top of the exhaust mani. F this POS. Never buying eBay parts again. Lesson learned.
Many will *****, few will listen.
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