Alright, I've been wanting to make a build thread on here for a while. I think I can finally make one now that i have a Jeep is "worthy".
OK, so I bought this jeep over craigslist for $1800. This was a good deal because I sold my old heep
for $2000. I wanted a ZJ because the interior is AWESOME, plus I wanted a V8 and rear coils vs. leafs. Besides, this ZJ has 145,000 and my old XJ had 225,000.
Right after I got the new Jeep I wet-sanded all the pin striping off and debadged it. It looks sooooo much better IMO. I fixed the exhaust because the PO just had the factory cat on there. I added a muffler and a tailpipe. I also shortened the hanger on the pipe so its tucked up nice and close to the bumper. I put some JY front hub units in the D30 because they were HORRIBLE!! You could literally see the balls in the bearings, when they are supposed to be a sealed bearing.
Then I had it in North Dakota for a few months because I was working for my uncle during harvest. I also picked up a TC skid and some rear tow hooks for free from another JF member. I picked up a hitch too for $40 from ANOTHER JF member.
When i got back, it was time for the lift! I ordered some IRO 3.5" front coils, and some nice Bilstein 5125 shocks (Thanks Spife!). I also threw some Treadwright 31x10.5 Guard Dog M/T's (Goodyear Wrangler MT/R Style). I've had it lifted for a couple months now and I love it. As soon as I can afford it, im going to get the 5.5" Critical Path kit from IRO. So far between the lift, tires, and Jeep itself, I've only put about $2600 into it! I have many plans for this truck in the future, I just need to make more money before I can get too far! Here are the pics, I will be updating on all upgrades. I attached some Photobucket links to see my full albums for the Jeeps! THANKS FOR LOOKING!
HOW THE JEEP SITS CURRENTLY
Day i picked it up.
Got some new wheels!
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