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BLACKzj52 01-13-2009 12:10 AM

BLACKzj52's Build Thread
 
Current pic:
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...-23-43_679.jpg


alright guys this is gonna be PIC HEAVY to say the least

got my jeep 09/12/06 w/ 118k for 4k
5.2 V8 limited, black, great condition
when i got this i really knew nothing about cars, let alone jeeps..
me and my jeep have come a long way

Mods:

Suspension/Steering:
- Addco Front Sway Bar
- Rustys SS
- Rough Country 4" Springs
- Iron Rock Offroad Double Shear Trackbar Conversion
- 1" CrawlerReady BB (5" Total lift)
- IRO extended SS brakelines
- JKS shortened WJ Tie Rod
- JKS shortened WJ Draglink
- JKS Jamb Nuts for TRE's
- WJ TREs
- Bilstein 5125 12" Travel Monotube Gas Shocks
- Clayton long arm front/rear knock offs

Engine/Performance:
- 5.9L V8 Magnum 360 swap
- AEM intake
- 5.9 Electric fan
- 3" exhaust (Flowmaster Super 10, Magnaflow cat, Iron Rock Offroad pipes, stainless 12" tip)
- MSD Blaster Coil
- Hughes Plenum Plate
- CSF aluminum radiator
- 180* Thermostat
- Ported Kegger
- 50mm Throttle Body
- Insulated fuel rails

Drivetrain:
-
Dana 44 HD (aluminum) axle
--- Aussie Locker
--- Mountain Valley Customs Truss
--- Yukon 4.56 gears
--- Yukon Master Install Kit (Timken bearings, seals)
--- Stillen Brake Pads
--- New Spicer wheel bearings (Dana Spicer 566121) and seals (Dana Spicer 46485)
-High Pinion Dana 30 axle
--- Detroit Truetrac limited slip differential
--- Yukon 4.56 gears
--- Yukon Master Install Kit (Timken bearings, seals)
--- WJ Knuckle Swap
--- WJ Alkebono Caliper swap
--- WJ Stillen Brake Rotors
--- WJ Stillen Brake Pads
--- WJ Steering (listed under Suspension/Steering)
--- XRF WJ Ball Joints
--- XRF Upper Control Arm bushings (axle side)
- 242 Transfer Case swap
- 46re transmission swap
-- Extended breather hose
- U-Joint Axle Shaft conversion
--- Dana Spicer 5-760x Ujoints
- Front Ujoint Driveshaft conversion
--- Dana Spicer 5-153x greasable Ujoints (1310 Joints)

Interior:
- Blue LED interior (gauges, consoles, dash, all) Write up for LEDs: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...-98-zj-767865/
- Cobra 19 CB radio
- Pioneer DEH-P770MP
- 2x 12" Infiniti Kappa Perfect subs
- 4 Infinity 6.5" 6012i Reference Speakers
- Custom Painted interior
- Husky Liners (front)
- 5.9 Tcase and Tranny Shifters
- Fatmat Sound Deadening

Exterior:
- Ebay Crystal Headlights
- Ebay Crystal Turn Signals
- Clear Corners
- Tinted taillights
- 9007 8000k HIDs (uninstalled)
- 4 Hella FF50s on my roof rack with 8000k HIDs
- 2 pilot fogs as reverse lights (Silverstar bulbs)
- custom plates :D
- Smoked license plate covers
- Black Pinstripe over factory gold striping
- 5.9 Grille
- 5.9 Hood Vents
- 9007 Hi/Low 35w 10000k DDM HID kit
- H3 35w 12000k DDM HID kit

Tires/Rims:
- 33x12.50x15 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R Kevlars
- 15x8 Procomp Rock Krawler 52 series rims 3.75" Backspacing

MISC:
- KOR radiator support
- Gorilla Black Lug Nuts
- Gorilla Black Locking Lug Nuts
- DieHard Gold Battery

Repairs: (or at least what i can remember)
- radiator (x2)
- fan clutch
- brakes
- 2 bumpers (neither were my fault)
- rear wiper motor
- P/S pump, pulley, bracket
- Idler Pulley
- sunroof (4 TIMES! :brickwall )
- fuel pump
- plenum gasket, intake manifold gaskets
- axles/gears/rebuild
- door panel vinyl insert remolding
- lots of other stuff I can't think of
- Mopar Heater Core
- Mopar Evaporator Core
- All new AC components



Table of Contents:
Page 1 - Intro, loads of pics
Page 3 - Painted Interior put back together, new exhaust installed (video)
Page 4 - Winter Offroad Meet pics
Page 5 - More Winter Offroad Meet pics and video
Page 7 - Pics with Mikeyb928
Page 9 - Jeep gets a needed bath, busted headerpanel, misc painting, radiator leak
Page 12 - CV to Ujoint axle shaft swap, black pinstripe (no more pimp daddy gold)
Page 16 - Transfer case woes
Page 19 - Two of my favorite pics of my jeep
Page 23 - WJ brake part gathering, CSF radiator arrives, Seafoam pic and vid
Page 24 - Update, July Jeepskool pics
Page 25 - Photoshoot pics, Accident pics, parts arriving, rewiring my roof lights, steering pics
Page 26 - Offroad pics, plenum plate and fuel pump install begins, keggar mod progress
Page 30 - Aussie locker arrives, more offroading pics
Page 34 - Good day at the junkyard, JKS rear trackbar and Rough Country 4" kit arrive
Page 35 - 4" lift install madness begins, free set of 33s
Page 36 - more 4" life install teaser pics
Page 37 - Rear lift is on
Page 38 - 4" lift is done, aussie installed, blown front driveshaft
Page 39 - Couple pics of the lift (dark), rear driveshaft ujoint spits a cap
Page 43 - HP30 and a Couple pics with my buddy's XJ
Page 49 - 1" BB installed - 5" of lift
Page 50 - Detroit TrueTrac
Page 52 - Thoughts of going Long Arms and Yukon Master Install kits arrive
Page 53 - Interior parts cleaned, Interior torn down completely
Page 54 - Christmas Presents
Page 55 - 33" TSLs put on, something is wrong..
Page 56 - 7" of lift?!?!?
Page 61 - MVC Truss
Page 65 - Something's missing..
Page 66 - Hover Jeep
Page 67 - Blue LEDs installed in HVAC, Headlight Switch, and Climate Control
Page 74 - Goodyear Wrangler MT/R Kevlars!
Page 76 - Good D44a Gear Pattern
Page 77 - Better D44a pattern, beginning HP30 patterns
Page 82 - D44a MVC truss and JKS hub spacers welded on pics
Page 83 - Interior Fatmat sound deadening laid out, WJ Alkebono calipers painted, Ebay Smoked fog lights arrived
Page 84 - Interior starting to go back together, all red CrawlerReady sticker, new rims arrive
Page 85 - Tires mounted on rims, more interior put back together. OMG carpet! 5.9 hood vents arrive, DDM HID kit arrives
Page 87 - Ujoint and Spicer parts arrive, pics of my door panels (painted woodgrain), 5.9 hood vent plans
Page 88 - D44a Pinion crush sleeve whoas, broken pipe wrench pic
Page 90 - BFPW (BIG EFFIN PIPE WRENCH), WJ Stillen rotors arrive
Page 91 - Off topic about a big street party, DieHard Gold battery bought, Gorilla Wheel lugs and locks ordered
Page 92 - Bilstein 5125's arrive
Page 93 - Off topic - Pics of a giant street party/festival/riot I went to
Page 94 - Talks of cam and other engine go fast goodies, wheel locks/lugs arrive
Page 96 - Light housings (projectors) from the junkyard, HID fogs and headlight pics, BBK 52mm Billet Throttle Body ordered, 5.9 Engine arrives in Iowa, more engine work ideas, Projector housings?



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after my first wax about 2 weeks after i got it
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF0891.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...DSCF0890-1.jpg

then about 2 months later i did my first mod, i made my own CAI
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...DSCF1246-1.jpg

then christmas came around, i fixed my rear wiper motor, and got a bunch of blue halogen bulbs to put all around the interior and 2 leds... BAD IDEA on the halogen bulbs. they sucked. but heres a pic of the leds
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF2238.jpg

THEN i tinted my tails and my jeep started getting some attention
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/IMG_1337.jpg

and right after a wax
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...reek75/3-1.jpg

then spring 07 came around and life got awesome.
took my jeep through a grass field around 20mph throwin mud, and watched a stuck bmw x3 owner just stare in awe. it was priceless.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF2435.jpg

then a cop decided he didnt like my taillights and pulled me over (after having plenty of cops behind me before him) and my mom made me take the tint off i was very unhappy

BLACKzj52 01-13-2009 12:16 AM

june of 07 comes around, offroad with my friend a bit and retinted my tails just not nearly as much this time..and never liked the way they looked this time
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...40808_3790.jpg

then summer of 07 mods started hopping
first was some new brakes. EBC green stuff 7000 series pads, and the gd906 rotors
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF3086.jpg

then nash sent me 2 boxes full of goodies :) (thanks again man)
before:
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF3078.jpg
after:
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF3087.jpg
and this
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF3103.jpg

then i bent 3 of my stock rims...dont ask :rofl:... and got some cragars
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF3144.jpg

now that the gold rims were gone, some friends decided it was time to debadge my jeep right as i pulled up to their house one day.. and i agreed.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...img046_141.jpg

sept and nov went by with nothing done to my jeep, then december a friend and i went offroading and got stuck..$170 and 2 big F650 16ton tow trucks later and i got pulled out. my friend however wasnt as bad as i was and somebody was able to pull him out but not me
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF4065.jpg
my 4lo wouldnt engage and i was backing out of an area i had just gone through cuz i had to take my ex home.. ended up digging myself in good. the mud was over my center caps in that pic but u cant tell. and i was bigtime high center..no lift..street tires.. interesting couple days trying to get it out lol

Jones 01-13-2009 12:24 AM

How did you do your tail lights? I want to do the same to mine. BTW nice heep, time for a lift though.

BLACKzj52 01-13-2009 12:39 AM

then came new years day 08 and i swapped in a taurus fan. mounted in my stock fan shroud
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF4072.jpg

then got a 2" RE BB for my birthday... stock tires
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/IMG00076.jpg

then right after that i had a horrible fan belt squeak.. first replaced the idler pulley, the the powersteering pump, pulley, and bracket as i realized the pump and bracket were bad and did some preventative maintenence.
turned out it was just a fan belt, so i got one at the dealer that i knew was the right size...

about 2-3 weeks go by and i get hooked up with a free set o 245/75/16 liberator ats from a friend giving them away
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/IMG00080.jpg

about a month later i got them mounted
and flexxed them out
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...88480_6102.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...88479_5740.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...88481_6465.jpg


went through a couple lonely months that winter.. just casually worked on my jeep. didnt really do any mods until the summer came.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF4762.jpg
cool pic

high school graduation hit and the money came so i started modding more

first off, hids
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5208.jpg
they were aimed up in this pic cuz thats how the housings were aimed before when i had the silver stars

BLACKzj52 01-13-2009 12:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _ZJones_ (Post 6347858)
How did you do your tail lights? I want to do the same to mine. BTW nice heep, time for a lift though.

nite shades tint spray..
oh and im only about half way through my build thread ;)

BLACKzj52 01-13-2009 01:03 AM

next i bought a d44a factory traclock from a mmber over on mallcrawlin for $165 shipped
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSC02224.jpg
then bought a traclock clutch rebuild kit and d44a rebuild kit. none of this has been installed yet however

next was an addco front sway bar

then i mounted some roofrack lights
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5331.jpg
wasnt crazy about the 2 sets of different lights but it would do for the time being
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5588.jpg

then got my kor radiator support
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5378.jpg
before i trimmed

got a 242 out of a 96 zj and driveshaft and shift gate at the junkyard for $60 on half off day

got some 32x11.5x15 dayton timberland A/Ts.. just need some new cragars for them

then got a pioneer deck form a member of ju for $115 shipped, and painted my woodgrain
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/IMG00002.jpg

went to a friends house to install my lsd ( about 60 miles away and he was/is still gonna do it for free!) but didnt have an axle housing spreader (didnt know wed need it) but still got to offroad
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5464.jpg
on 3 tires. real worried i was gonna roll. 3 people had to pull me down
another pic
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5467.jpg


sept 08 hit and it was time to head to OSU but i still came home a couple times before christmas break to work on my jeep, and lift my friend xj..

tinted my tails again, put the coats on thinner this time tho so the light output is much better
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5599.jpg

BLACKzj52 01-13-2009 01:12 AM

christmas 08 hit and was good to the jeep
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5845.jpg
summit sent the wrong tip
3" iro tailpipe
3" magnaflow high flow cat
3" super 44


redid my lights, got the crappy halogens out replaced with leds
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5912.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5859.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5864.jpg

got a cobra 19 and mounted it between the driver side chair and the center consule
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5890.jpg

got 2 more hella ff50s to match my other 2. moved the fogs to the back as reverse lights
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5935.jpg
no pics of them lit :(
reverse lights
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5905.jpg

oh, and my new plates
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5855.jpg



my exhaust is about half on. itsgonna get finished next weekend, and my 242 hassal will be finished next weekend too and my jeep will be driveable again.

Haleyrz 01-13-2009 01:36 AM

John i'm in love with your ZJ. You gotta let me know how that exhaust is when its on. I'm interested in the 44.

Kota04SXT 01-13-2009 03:03 AM

Lookin good man, nice job. Get yourself some smoked license plate covers to go with the tinted tails, it would go good with the smoked look!

311LJ 01-13-2009 06:06 AM

nice dude, I like the look. It might look good if you get a silver stripe on there or take off that gold one (not a gold fan lol) I dig the gauges

froggo27 01-13-2009 07:03 AM

Looks good, Keep it up. Rule is that you have to do a modification weekely to be able to have a build thread. :thumbsup:

HighLonesome 01-13-2009 09:30 AM

Hey that's what I did! I think I remember you asking about what you needed...glad you got it man!

Your ZJ is cool.

Quote:

Originally Posted by BLACKzj52 (Post 6347896)
then came new years day 08 and i swapped in a taurus fan. mounted in my stock fan shroud
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF4072.jpg


_Kyle_ 01-13-2009 09:33 AM

I want to get my black ltd now... :-(

BLACKzj52 01-13-2009 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HaleyZJ (Post 6348076)
John i'm in love with your ZJ. You gotta let me know how that exhaust is when its on. I'm interested in the 44.

thanks
we got the muffler and cat welded on last weekend, and got to listen to it. its REAL loud and deep. louder than it was with the stock muffler cut off and jsut exiting the cat. but when i get the tailpipe on this coming weekend it should clean up the sound a little bit and make it sound better. ill definitely get some vids up ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kota04SXT (Post 6348183)
Lookin good man, nice job. Get yourself some smoked license plate covers to go with the tinted tails, it would go good with the smoked look!

ah forgot to add that pic.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/DSCF5879.jpg
got one on the front, but i believe its an ohio law that u cant have an cover on the rear plates accept for clear :( otherwise id cover the rear too

Quote:

Originally Posted by 311WJ (Post 6348333)
nice dude, I like the look. It might look good if you get a silver stripe on there or take off that gold one (not a gold fan lol) I dig the gauges

i hate that gold stripe. it was nice when i had my badges and the stock gold rims, but now it looks bad. problem is, its painted on, then has a clear over it... but i competely agree with you man...one of these days.

Quote:

Originally Posted by froggo27 (Post 6348416)
Looks good, Keep it up. Rule is that you have to do a modification weekely to be able to have a build thread. :thumbsup:

hmm i might be able to do that ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by five.nein (Post 6348911)
Hey that's what I did! I think I remember you asking about what you needed...glad you got it man!

Your ZJ is cool.

thanks man. yeah i got that idea from you and i remember pming you about details and bolt sizes and stuff. it works great right there

Quote:

Originally Posted by _Kyle_ (Post 6348922)
I want to get my black ltd now... :-(

shutup u might be getting a 5.9!

XYZj 01-13-2009 03:34 PM

On my black limited I had a white stripe painted on with clear over it, but then someone hit my door and the body shop put a silver stripe over the white when they fixed the door. Looks way better now and it is just the roll-on pinstriping. Just an idea....


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