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post #151 of 198 Old 08-29-2012, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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33s? Nah. I got a daughter on the way. I could barely afford the 31s I wanted. Let me rephrase that... I could barely talk the wife into 31s.

I'll try to be there around the same time too then. It's supposed to rain on Saturday so hopefully they don't cancel the show.


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post #152 of 198 Old 08-29-2012, 08:34 PM
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Sounds like a plan
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post #153 of 198 Old 10-16-2012, 08:37 PM
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How many cotes of niteshade on the front lights EJ?
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post #154 of 198 Old 10-16-2012, 08:46 PM
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How many cotes of niteshade on the front lights EJ?
I did two coats and one coat of clear.

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post #155 of 198 Old 10-16-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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How many cotes of niteshade on the front lights EJ?
3, maybe 4? Honestly, I don't remember. It's been quite a while. I think I just sprayed them until they looked dark enough but would still let light through.

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post #156 of 198 Old 10-16-2012, 09:11 PM
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I figured; it's more something that you just do.

Thanks for the pic Nick.

No updates with your rig EJ? In your place I would have that thing bumperless, with all the grey painted black, which I think would look killer. That being said, I'm sure you're busy with fatherhood so... time consuming, non essential cosmetic mods on the ZJ are probably not a priority right now
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I figured; it's more something that you just do.

Thanks for the pic Nick.

No updates with your rig EJ? In your place I would have that thing bumperless, with all the grey painted black, which I think would look killer. That being said, I'm sure you're busy with fatherhood so... time consuming, non essential cosmetic mods on the ZJ are probably not a priority right now
No problem. And yes just get a can of nite shade and dupli color clear coat. And spray it till its rake enough to your liking. What I did was do 1 coat pretty light took my small flash light, stream light stylus. Great light to carry everyday by the way. And shine it from the light socket. I actually think I may have done 3 light to med coats. And it turned out great

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Nope. No real updates as of late. I did get a skid for my front diff about 3 weeks ago, but that's it. I'm going to be doing some maintenance on it next weekend that'll consist of a rear main and an oil pan gasket. After that, motor mounts and trans mount are on the agenda. Then maybe I'll finally do my transfer case swap. But yes, you're 100% correct in the assumption that fatherhood is taking up a lot of my time. It's definitely a life changer, for the better.

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Cool! Congrats again man, that's great!
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post #160 of 198 Old 10-17-2012, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

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I didn't get pics of the process, but today I installed an Aussie locker in my 44a with the help of a fellow Northwest Indiana Jeeper.

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I had a pretty busy day with the ZJ yesterday. I, with the help of a fellow NWIJ member, swapped my 249 for my 242 finally, cut my rear DS to fit properly, swapped my rear progressive coils for regular coils, changed my IRO upper rear arms for IRO upper rear adjustable arms, and changed my RC Nitro 9000s for some Doestch Tech DT3000s. I haven't had the chance to drive it yet because I stripped a bolt for the rear passenger side shock somehow. I'll match it up today and get it fastened to test it out. The 242 is good though. I did drive to lunch after that was installed before all the other work commenced.

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Thats a lot of upgrades! How much better are the shocks?
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post #164 of 198 Old 04-08-2013, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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I wouldn't know yet. I stripped a nut for the rear shock and haven't driven it yet. I picked up a nut today when I had to out shopping for some stuff for work. Hopefully I'll be able to take it for a spin tonight.

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Took it for a drive today after I replaced that bolt (M12x1.75 if anyone has the same issue I had) and the shocks are awesome. Quite honestly, I didn't think a ZJ could ride so nicely with 4" of lift and short arms. It's better than when I had my BB on there but it's not quite a stock ride quality. I can't wait to try this thing offroad to see how it performs with the shocks.

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