DC's 96 ZJ Build Thread - Page 4 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > Grand Cherokee General Discussion > DC's 96 ZJ Build Thread

ARTEC JK UNDER ARMOR - 4 door Bellypan KitsSmittybilt Products at Oconee Off-Road!Advance Adapters SYE Kits

Reply
Unread 05-10-2009, 09:57 PM   #46
97DCZJ
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 2,181
jeez what do you plan on doing?

__________________
1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires
97DCZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-10-2009, 10:21 PM   #47
Haleyrz
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 2,735
$729 3.5" RE lift
$140 IRO front track bar
$300 bilstein shocks
$400 4.56 rusty's gears
$200-$300 soft 8's
$820 33x10.50 KM2's
or free 33x10.50 KM's if I can figure a way to get them here from cali

= $2000-$2800

OR

$1175 4.5" IRO premium kit
$250 upgraded to bilstiens
$400 rusty's gears
$200-$300 soft 8's
$820 33x10.50 KM2's
or free KM's

= $2125-$2945

haha, i guess it makes sense to go IRO...but they use rough country springs and I heard they are really stiff....just comes down to ride quality.
__________________
1998 ZJ Laredo, 4.0L, 2WD "Band Van", Current
1997 XJ, 4.0L, 30x9.50 Maxxis Bighorns, super 44, Sold
2003 WJ Overland, 4.7L HO V8, 6000K HID's, Sold
1996 ZJ Laredo, 5.2L V8, 3" Kolak exhaust, K&N FIPK, 4300K HID's, Sold

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pr...27&ref=profile
Haleyrz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-10-2009, 10:24 PM   #48
97DCZJ
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 2,181
wow. so you wanna spend money, dont yah. hahaha
__________________
1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires
97DCZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-10-2009, 10:27 PM   #49
Haleyrz
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 2,735
you have no idea. Being that the jeep is my one and only DD vehicle, and pretty much my pride and joy....gotta give it the works.
__________________
1998 ZJ Laredo, 4.0L, 2WD "Band Van", Current
1997 XJ, 4.0L, 30x9.50 Maxxis Bighorns, super 44, Sold
2003 WJ Overland, 4.7L HO V8, 6000K HID's, Sold
1996 ZJ Laredo, 5.2L V8, 3" Kolak exhaust, K&N FIPK, 4300K HID's, Sold

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pr...27&ref=profile
Haleyrz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-10-2009, 10:30 PM   #50
97DCZJ
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 2,181
it's mine too. i'm only 18, 19 on thurs actually haha. i drive my jeep EVERYDAY and sometimes i choose to drive with my friends instead of them driving. lol. i love driving my ZJ
__________________
1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires
97DCZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-10-2009, 10:39 PM   #51
indredsnake99
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: wakefield, massachusetts
Posts: 1,447
96dczj you need to paint your rockers and bumper black and post pics so i can see what a green zj will look like cladding removed
__________________
Wayne
1997 formerly GREEN now rustoleum bed lined zj 4.0 np242 bought 9/25/2008 MY 97 4.0 BUILD THREAD gone
1998 5.9l platnium zj np249 k&n sct bought 4/6/2010 MY NINER BUILD
2007 sahara 2 door wrangler stock bought 02/08/2011



Western Mass 4x4 KEVIN'S OFF ROAD IRON ROCK OFFROAD

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZJones View Post
You'll learn a lot. I didn't know anything when I first joined this site either. (not sure if that's changed at all :laugh:)
indredsnake99 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-10-2009, 10:43 PM   #52
97DCZJ
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 2,181
Quote:
Originally Posted by indredsnake99 View Post
96dczj you need to paint your rockers and bumper black and post pics so i can see what a green zj will look like cladding removed
lol. i already did remove my cladding. and i know i need to paint them. trust me...i WANT TO SO BAD. i just need to buy the paint, wait for a day where I'm completely free, the weather is perfect, and a spot to paint them and pollen wont dry on it as well.

when i do though, i'll post pictures
__________________
1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires
97DCZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-11-2009, 10:47 PM   #53
97DCZJ
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 2,181
sooo...heres a little update. found out my trans problem is that I need a new Lip Seal...got an estimate cost on that - 1250
i'm hoping the problem goes away. otherwise I'm going to start searching for another trans that I know is in good condition
__________________
1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires

Last edited by 97DCZJ; 05-27-2009 at 08:17 AM..
97DCZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-12-2009, 09:32 PM   #54
97DCZJ
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 2,181
Painted my front bumper today. came out real nice




__________________
1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires

Last edited by 97DCZJ; 05-27-2009 at 08:17 AM..
97DCZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-12-2009, 11:10 PM   #55
MoonyJohn
Mountain Climber
 
MoonyJohn's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West Linn, Oregon
Posts: 6,676
Lookin good, getting closer. How are those hellas?
__________________
"Water covers 3/4 of the earth, Jeep covers the rest"
MoonyJohn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-13-2009, 01:00 AM   #56
Haleyrz
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 2,735
Quote:
Originally Posted by 96DCZJ View Post
Painted my front bumper today. came out real nice




looking very nice! What did you use?
__________________
1998 ZJ Laredo, 4.0L, 2WD "Band Van", Current
1997 XJ, 4.0L, 30x9.50 Maxxis Bighorns, super 44, Sold
2003 WJ Overland, 4.7L HO V8, 6000K HID's, Sold
1996 ZJ Laredo, 5.2L V8, 3" Kolak exhaust, K&N FIPK, 4300K HID's, Sold

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pr...27&ref=profile
Haleyrz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-13-2009, 01:49 AM   #57
indredsnake99
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: wakefield, massachusetts
Posts: 1,447
looks good what paint did you end up using
__________________
Wayne
1997 formerly GREEN now rustoleum bed lined zj 4.0 np242 bought 9/25/2008 MY 97 4.0 BUILD THREAD gone
1998 5.9l platnium zj np249 k&n sct bought 4/6/2010 MY NINER BUILD
2007 sahara 2 door wrangler stock bought 02/08/2011



Western Mass 4x4 KEVIN'S OFF ROAD IRON ROCK OFFROAD

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZJones View Post
You'll learn a lot. I didn't know anything when I first joined this site either. (not sure if that's changed at all :laugh:)
indredsnake99 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-13-2009, 07:08 AM   #58
97DCZJ
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 2,181
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoonyJohn View Post
Lookin good, getting closer. How are those hellas?
Hella nice.

Quote:
Originally Posted by indredsnake99 View Post
looks good what paint did you end up using
Duplicolor Grey Primer, 2 coats, then Duplicolor Semi-Gloss Black, 2 Light coats, then 1 medium coat.
Also sanded it down a little bit in the beginning too and then after then 2nd coat of primer to make it smoother
__________________
1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires
97DCZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-24-2009, 01:21 PM   #59
97DCZJ
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 2,181
Here's an update.

I ordered my 3.5" IRO kit and BD Shocks last week, and my Rims, lugnuts, and centercaps just now. Should be getting everything in later this week. Tires will be ordered this week, and I bought another can of Duplicolor Semi-Gloss Black Spray Paint to do my rear bumper tomorrow. I'll have some pictures up after I'm all done.

Almost There :
__________________
1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires
97DCZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-25-2009, 11:26 AM   #60
97DCZJ
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 2,181
Painted my rear bumper today. Same paint as the front, came out pretty nice. Still need to fix up some spots though because 1 can wasn't enough. I also made a write up if anyone is interested





__________________
1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis: V8 5.2L, stock.
(Sold) 1998 Cherokee Sport: 4.0L I6, Stock.
(Sold) 1990 Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 4.5" Lift, 33" BFG's.
(Sold) 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited: V8 5.2L, 2" BB, 31" Dick Cepeks.
(Sold) 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 4.7L, Stock.
(Sold) 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo: Build Thread; V8 5.2L ,3.5" lift, 32" Tires
97DCZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.