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bigbluezj94 01-25-2009 10:26 PM

BigBlueZJ94 build thread
 
So ive had my rig for a good while now and i think its time to put her out there.

When i first got her... Picked her up last June for 1500 w/ 180k and a 4.5in RE lift from my ex in CO that had no idea of its potential. I drove it from Colorado springs to vegas and was getting about 20mpg. miss those days.lol
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...x/vegas014.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...x/vegas015.jpg
took the doors off last summer
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3..._pix/001-1.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3..._pix/003-2.jpg

bigbluezj94 01-25-2009 10:34 PM

first mod aside from the lift was my tires. I got a heck of deal from none other than another JF member. 33x12.5 r15 trxus MTs. I got all 4 in nearly new shape and a brand new spare all for 150 big ones.:2thumbsup:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ewtires009.jpg
the new one
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ewtires008.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ewtires006.jpg
i ordered some black cragers to mount them on as my current rims werent wide enough and they were 16s
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...tireson002.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...tireson005.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...tireson015.jpg
next to a stocker with my old tires. he wanted the black rims so i made back my 150 bucks:D
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3..._pix/001-2.jpg

bigbluezj94 01-25-2009 10:40 PM

my exhaust was falling apart so i took a leap. 3in pipe from the manifold back to a flowmaster high flow cat and a 40 series muffler turned down right after
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...exhaust002.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...exhaust001.jpg
i also needed a new air filter so i played around and made this. I know its not really "cold air" as its pretty close to the engine but oh well.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3..._pix/009-3.jpg

bigbluezj94 01-25-2009 10:41 PM

Ill finish it up to present day tomorrow...thanks for looking!

FortCollinsZJ 01-25-2009 10:53 PM

I love the blue ZJ's. Never see them here, I wish I had a blue one.

Love the tires too. Thats a good lookin ZJ.

BLACKzj52 01-25-2009 11:56 PM

that is a cool looking blue, i like it

MoonyJohn 01-25-2009 11:58 PM

Great build. Any future plans?

bigbluezj94 01-27-2009 05:45 PM

pressing on with the build...
at 4.5" with 33's did some wheelin at a trail down at red rock in west las vegas. i know i wasnt wearing a seatbelt and i didnt have doors but ive already been flamed on numorous accounts and it wont happen again:thumbsup:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...30aug08003.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...30aug08026.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...30aug08055.jpg
these are just a few of the hundreds taken but it was at this time when i realized that 4.5 wasnt going to be enough for all that tire. I didnt want to have to trim too greatly and i plan on going 35s so i ordered some more goodies.

IRO adj trackbar and drop bracket and 2 in coil spacers. I also got a jks rear adj track bar but i dont seem to have a picture of it.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...x/parts002.jpg

bigbluezj94 01-27-2009 05:49 PM

the install....
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3..._pix/002-3.jpg
i did it without coil spring compressor and it was GAY
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3..._pix/001-3.jpg
and the decals
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3..._pix/006-3.jpg

CaribouLouWJ 01-27-2009 05:49 PM

Sweet, do you still have the 249 case in it?

bigbluezj94 01-27-2009 06:00 PM

then it was time to take her out:2thumbsup:
took a trip out to Logandale, about 30-45 mins north of las vegas for what was planned to be a good day of wheelin. Went with the Vegas Valley 4Wheelers for the annual Hump-N-Bump pre-run.
we had a good turnout of close to 20 rigs...
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...etrails010.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...etrails013.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...etrails024.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...etrails027.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...etrails029.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...etrails078.jpg
I was pretty dissapointed at the ammount of pictures that were taken and the quality but what can you do. My photographer failed to show make it on this trip:thumbdown:and this picture shows the death of my d35s spider gears...
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...rokedick-2.jpg

bigbluezj94 01-27-2009 06:05 PM

so that day was short lived and here are my spiders and the damage...
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ergears005.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ergears004.jpg
it doesnt look TOO bad from the pictures but I dont think you are supposed to have this at the bottom of your diff..
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ergears003.jpg
and just a comparison with the new spiders...now this was my daily driver before i got my WJ recently so i know you are thinking, while its broke, why not upgrade? I had some spare spiders so i threw them in while i went axle hunting.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3..._pix/005-2.jpg

bigbluezj94 01-27-2009 06:10 PM

decided to go with the quick and easy... picked up a d44a from a guy off of mallcrawlin for 150 bucks and he met me half way from salt lake city so i didnt think it was a bad deal.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3..._pix/002-1.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3..._pix/003-1.jpg

I also scored some MX6s from KOLAK while he was doing his promotion. Heck of a deal. 299 for 4 and a mail in rebate for 1 free.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3..._pix/004-1.jpg

bigbluezj94 01-27-2009 06:17 PM

so this is basically where it sits as of now... I plan on putting in the D44a this weekend as well as my shocks. Im aching to take her out so the sooner i get everything done, the better.
i also recently just got a 99 WJ so here are some recent shots just foolin around with the zj and next to the wj.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...overdam036.jpg
and in the las vegas valley snow:confused: lol
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3..._pix/014-1.jpg
makin my zj look mondo. lol
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3..._pix/008-1.jpg
and next to my new wj
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...er_pix/014.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...er_pix/012.jpg
I hope ive inspired some future mods on others rigs and supplied some good entertainmet. thanks for checkin out my rig and the build up to now. Ill make sure to keep this up to date and hopefully one day ill get nominated for ROTM:2thumbsup:

bigbluezj94 01-27-2009 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FortCollinsZJ (Post 6434645)
I love the blue ZJ's. Never see them here, I wish I had a blue one.

Love the tires too. Thats a good lookin ZJ.

thanks! yea i dont see them anywhere. i think ive seen one and it was on mallcrawlin somewhere and the back was chopped.

Quote:

Great build. Any future plans?
As far as right now, i really want to do 4.56s so im debating regearring or paying off the credit card with my tax return. :confused: but aside from that, id like to go either 242 or 231 TC whichever i can find a good deal on and then some sort of locker for the front. And more short term, cut the fenders and NO DOORS come summer time:thumbsup:


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