My slow zj build - 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 > My slow zj build

All Bilstein shocks & struts - Lowest Prices Ever and Santa Kolak Announces: Kolak Exhaust 20% Off Sale!Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Reply
Unread 05-02-2010, 10:51 PM   #1
Erbo1Kanerbo
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,217
My slow zj build

This is going to be my build thread...i got this jeep in 2007 in may originally had 106,000 miles i picked it up at a dealership for 4,000 solid. this is the earliest picture i have of it, it was right after i got my flowmaster and tailpipe put on

*EL Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
AFFP Luxury Group
AHX Trailer Tow Group IV
APAS Monotone Paint
ARNS Laredo Decor Group
BAUS 117 Amp Alternator
BCES 600 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
BRGS Anti-Lock 4-Wheel-Disc Brakes
CACS Low Back Bucket Seats
CFNS Rear 60/40 Folding Seat
CGWS Next Generation Front Air Bags**
CKDS Floor Carpet
CKNS Cargo Compartment Carpet
CKRS Cargo Net
CKTS Cargo Tie Down Loops
CLES Front & Rear Floor Mats
CSAS Spare Tire Cover
CSCS Cargo Compartment Cover
CSRS Passenger Assist Handles
CUFS Full Length Floor Console
CUNP Overhead Console
CXHS Steering Column Locking Slip Collar
DGB All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
DGWS 4-Spd. Automatic 4RE Transmission
DHAS Lock-Up Torque Converter
DHRS Single Speed On Demand Transfer Case
DMEP 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio
DRKS Dana 44/226MM Rear Axle
EAAC All Engines
ELF 5.2L V8 MPI Engine
GBBS Tinted Windshield Glass
GCBS Front Door Tinted Glass
GEGP Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass
GEP Flipper Liftgate Glass
GFAS Rear Window Defroster
GNCS Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
GNKP Rear View Auto Dim Mirror
GRMP Left Power Heated Mirror
GSMP Right Power Heated Mirror
GTMS Power Heated Mirrors
GVBC All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors
GXMS Remote Keyless Entry
HAAS Air Conditioning
HGAS Hood Insulation
HGDS Deluxe Insulation Group
JAYS Instrument Cluster w/Tach
JCBS 120 MPH Primary Speedometer
JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBS Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJAS Cigar Lighter
JJBS Dual Note Electric Horns
JKAS Locking Glove Box
JPAS Power Windows
JPBS Power Locks
LACS Illuminated Entry
LAGS Warning Chime
LAZP Vehicle Information Center
LBBS Courtesy Lamps
LBCS Glove Box Lamp
LBDS Ash Tray Lamp
LDAS Underhood Lamp
LDBS Cargo Compartment Lamp
LETP Traveler/Mini Trip Computer
LMGP Automatic Headlamps
LPSS CHMSL Lamp
LSAP Security Alarm
MDA Front License Plate Bracket
MFZS Bright Grille
MHAS Black Windshield Moldings
MWGS Roof Rack
NAA Federal Emissions
NHMS Speed Control
NMCP Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
PX8 Black Clear Coat
QX8S Black Clear Coat
RAAC All Radio Equipped Vehicles
RAZ AM/FM Cassette Compact Disc Radio
RCGP 6 Speakers
RDDS Fixed Long Mast Antenna
SBAS Power Rack and Pinion Steering
SCVS Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
SDAS Normal Duty Suspension
SUAS Tilt Steering Column
TBGS Compact Spare Tire
TBLS Inside Mounted Spare Tire
TRTP P225/75R15 OWL All Season Tires
TZAS Goodyear Brand Tires
WJ6S 15X7.0 Sport Aluminum Wheels
WLZC All Aluminum Wheels
YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications

jeep-stock-flowmaster.jpg  
Erbo1Kanerbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-02-2010, 10:56 PM   #2
Erbo1Kanerbo
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,217
got rid of the stock wheels and got some cragar 15x8 d windows, i then took off the cladding painted the rockers and bumpers black and the grille. I liked the blackout look so i decided to tint my tail lights (3 coats) and it came out pretty good
007.jpg   005.jpg   014.jpg  
Erbo1Kanerbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-02-2010, 11:14 PM   #3
Erbo1Kanerbo
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,217
then i got clear corners which i think made a big difference you can also see that the paint started to chip off my bumper... i used a duplicolor bumper paint that didnt like to stick to my bumper
img_0042.jpg   img_0049.jpg  
Erbo1Kanerbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-02-2010, 11:57 PM   #4
bigb229
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: ga
Posts: 679
jack it up already! i live over in athens at UGA...do the five-O give you much grief about your tailights being blacked out cuz i really wanna do mine...but the UGA police are kinda picky about **** like that
bigb229 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-03-2010, 12:02 AM   #5
Erbo1Kanerbo
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,217
nah i havent had one complaint yet... the only thing you need to worry about is if you get into a wreck it may look sketchy and they could pull some bs like "he had his taillights tinted i couldnt see him braking" other than that i wouldnt worry, even if i did get pulled over i wouldnt take it off lol
Erbo1Kanerbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-03-2010, 12:03 AM   #6
Erbo1Kanerbo
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,217
i redid my taillights today actually like this because i couldnt see anything in reverse... its actually alot darker than it looks, the sun is just shining on them
img_0115.jpg  
Erbo1Kanerbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-03-2010, 12:14 AM   #7
Erbo1Kanerbo
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,217
o yeah and today i got a 5.9 grille me so happy definatley a gain in hp and it give the zeej a nice stance... in the picture you can also see that i repainted my bumper with the krylon fusion and it has held up realy nice and it looks alot better. i vouch for the krylon fusion it is a great product
img_0114.jpg   img_0116.jpg   img_0117.jpg  

Last edited by Erbo1Kanerbo; 05-03-2010 at 11:05 AM..
Erbo1Kanerbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-03-2010, 12:15 AM   #8
bigb229
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: ga
Posts: 679
im gonna do it! lol. i think ill mask off the reverse light portion though...thanks for the pointers....good luck with the build.
bigb229 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-03-2010, 12:17 AM   #9
Erbo1Kanerbo
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,217
thanks and also for the electrical mods i have a 15" kicker with a capacitor and a 1000 watt interfire amp, also a new radio antenna
img_0109.jpg   img_0110.jpg   img_0118.jpg  
Erbo1Kanerbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-03-2010, 10:51 AM   #10
Erbo1Kanerbo
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,217
this is my pre-lift pic i put a coke can on my rear tire to give comparison, i cant wait for this lift to get here i hope iro doesnt have a huge backorder
img_0106.jpg  
Erbo1Kanerbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-19-2010, 04:12 PM   #11
Erbo1Kanerbo
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,217
ok so today i ordered a 3.5" iro kit with adjustable front and rear trackbar, dt 8000 shocks, and a tenneco steering stabilizer so psyched. now im just trying to find a deal on some 32" or 31" tires
Erbo1Kanerbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-19-2010, 04:19 PM   #12
KHoff90
Registered User
2001  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: , California via Maryland
Posts: 964
Lookin good man. You'll be happy with the IRO 3.5" kit.
__________________
1997 ZJ 4.0 - IRO 3.5" Lift. 31x10.5x15 M/Ts - Sold January 2011 :(

PSN: KHoff128
KHoff90 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-19-2010, 04:38 PM   #13
RedRock527
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 713
I like it! Can't wait to see the lift on it man!
__________________
96 ZJ : IRO 3.5in Lift, 31x10.5 General Grabber AT2's, ARB Front Bumper, XRC10 winch, other misc mods.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/redrocks-build-thread-1031758/
http://www.youtube.com/user/Bulletsrain?feature=moby
RedRock527 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-19-2010, 04:44 PM   #14
Erbo1Kanerbo
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,217
yea im pumped my jeep has been really getting into my nerves lately tho its getting to me hahah my window motor went out and its taking forever for this shop to get a new one, no a/c, its hot as fu(k outside too, my armrest is always making this creaking noise, and a few clips in my door and other two doors broke so the panels come off whenever someone slams the door...kinda embarrassing, also my VIC keeps beeping that my coolant sensor is bad and whenever i turn on my lights it says rear lamp failure... but both of these things work fine, ahhh somedays i just want to run it off a cliff and watch it burn!!
Erbo1Kanerbo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 05-19-2010, 05:07 PM   #15
RedRock527
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 713
I would never say that about my Zj! No matter how many problems it has!

My armrest creaks too, and I know what you mean with the clips in the door. I broke like 5 when I redid my speakers. I don't know how they stay on now, but they do lol.

I think you can buy the clips for pretty cheap though.
__________________
96 ZJ : IRO 3.5in Lift, 31x10.5 General Grabber AT2's, ARB Front Bumper, XRC10 winch, other misc mods.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/redrocks-build-thread-1031758/
http://www.youtube.com/user/Bulletsrain?feature=moby
RedRock527 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.