post #1 of Old 04-23-2013, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Betty White Edition ZJ Build

Betty White....
she is old... and was covered in gold accessories
1998 Zj 5.2 Limited with 174k on the clock.
242 swap
5.5" lift, rc long arms front and 35x12.50s
Re front and rear track bars
Led rock lights
Mopar tire carrier
Quad rear tail light mod
cobra75wxst with firestik
mf1050 compressor hardwired
Home made roof rack with 44 inch led bar and goodies
Jcr diy bumper
Magnaflow bullet round muffler for rear arm clearance
Mini h1 projector retrofit with 4300k hids
Amber corner lights
evtra 12v outlet and onboard 1500w inverter
there's more... But everyone just wants to see pics not words!
blah blah blah... now for pics



The tale of Betty White:


Got home and decided the Gold trim wheels had to go asaFp & Installed my black widow basket with some goodies




(btw I am 185 lbs and the basket and cross bars held up nicely while I was up there)
Mounted up my MF1050, inverter and 12v plugs to the rear cargo area for camping

Also installed my Cobra 75wxst and firestik

1.25" wheel spacers installed

Factory tow hooks and trimmed the front bumper a little bit

RC 3.5" f-r kit with the N2.0 shocks, RC SS, 265/75/16 TW Guard dogs, new passenger side axle, rotors...just the start of this money pit

During the install


Post install pics


Tires Mounted and rockers painted black





ZJ lending a helping hand for my DD that needed some air


Current pic as of September 2015

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post #2 of Old 04-23-2013, 02:51 PM
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Are You running a tank on your compressor
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Are You running a tank on your compressor
no tank yet...
really need to get on that though
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Sweet rig
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Sweet rig
thank you
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post #7 of Old 04-26-2013, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Gm5moker-your inbox is full

TJ fuel bezel
got it from quadratec for $12.99 shipped

http://www.quadratec.com/products/23001_300.htm

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/t...el-zj-1129094/

>John
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I'm envious of those stock 5.9 wheels. They look awesome when they are painted black.

Nice looking rig - well done!

"The Jeep is America's only real sports car" - Enzo Ferrari
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I'm envious of those stock 5.9 wheels. They look awesome when they are painted black.

Nice looking rig - well done!
thanks!
not Niner wheels though...


factory limited wheels.. think people call them the snowflake wheels?
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Same wheels I have on both my limiteds. I'm just missing one center cap....argh.

Clean ZJ though! I have a 97 that's chargold. My 96 has been painted purpleish...I prefer it to be painted back to the OEM color....white.

94 ZJ Laredo. 5.2 Crate engine. 6in JKS SA Lift. 33in Destination MTs. ARB Front Bumper.
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Same wheels I have on both my limiteds. I'm just missing one center cap....argh.

Clean ZJ though! I have a 97 that's chargold. My 96 has been painted purpleish...I prefer it to be painted back to the OEM color....white.
thank you
was really hoping for a white limited... settled for chargold
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thank you
was really hoping for a white limited... settled for chargold
Pshhhh I plan on throwing a BB on the Chargold ZJ and a 3.5-4" lift on my Barney Jeep.

I may just go with the same lift you have. I will add in the front and rear adjustable track bars. Do you have fully adjustable control arms or the "fixed" ones? Hows the ride? Any issues with thw RC lift?

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Pshhhh I plan on throwing a BB on the Chargold ZJ and a 3.5-4" lift on my Barney Jeep.

I may just go with the same lift you have. I will add in the front and rear adjustable track bars. Do you have fully adjustable control arms or the "fixed" ones? Hows the ride? Any issues with thw RC lift?
Followed the RC instructions and redrilled the front TB hole and used the rear TB bracket for now. front and rear axles seem to e centered. rear is kind of stiff being that I did the v8 f-r swap. the fixed LCA's arent bad. rears were kind of a pain in the @ss to install but got it done. for the $$... pretty decent lift. if you have the extra coin (& I will eventually) go with f+r adj track bars for peace of mind
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little cosmetic mod..
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Electric fan swap, new radiator, and an edited pic of Betty.
Time for a water pump...just started leaking yesterday
One of these days I will spend a weekend NOT wrenching on this thing
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