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post #1 of 93 Old 07-11-2009, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Was that a niner in there? Are we talking on walkie talkies? My new build thread

My first build wound up like this before plans changed:


Picked up a new heep today for a VERY reasonable price . . .







It came with a 242, FSM, Haynes book, new spare key and key fob, and a second set of niner rims. It's got Sony Xplod's all around, and a 500w Xplod amp, as well as a Pioneer head unit. It's got just over 102k, and the body is much cleaner than that of my Laredo. The engine is entirely stock except for performance plugs and wires. The PO put on new tires (Cooper AT's), new CV shafts in the front end, new front brakes, and took care of a lot of small issues including dealer recalls. Interior is very solid and everything works.

Known issues:
-AC evaporator is done
-Rear end is shot
-VC is going/gone
-Pulley on the power steering pump is making a bunch of noise
-Tranny might need servicing . . . can't really tell until I swap the 44a

Plan is to swap the 44a (3.73's, open carrier) that I have in my garage that was originally going to end up under my Laredo. I've got my 4.5" RE superflex lift that was also going to wind up on the Laredo ready to go, as well as my Spidertrax spacers and JK Moabs.


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post #2 of 93 Old 07-11-2009, 08:18 PM
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Nice find .
Now get to work

3 in. Pro Comp lift with crawlerready 2 in. spacers, longer than stock control arms, front adj. track bar with IRO hd mount, rear adj. track bar, jks discos, Currie Currectlync, black soft 8's with 32 in. Hankook Dynapro mts

Future mods: hp30, 8.8 swap, IRO's 5.5 Critcal Path Kit


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That's going to look great when you get the 4.5" lift and moabs on. Nice heep.
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post #4 of 93 Old 07-11-2009, 08:21 PM
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Nice find man!

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post #5 of 93 Old 07-11-2009, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Work will likely begin tomorrow. Since I still have the other ZJ, I'm trying to decide whether or not it makes sense to lift it when I swap out the rear end. I still need to order my Bilsteins for the rear, so I wouldn't be able to finish the lift until these came in.

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post #6 of 93 Old 07-11-2009, 08:49 PM
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How is the viscous coupler going bad if you have a 242 in it?

Can't wait to see this thing become a beast.

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How is the viscous coupler going bad if you have a 242 in it?

Can't wait to see this thing become a beast.
It came with a 242 . . . it's not installed yet. 249 is still in there. I think the extras it came with are probably a third of what I paid for it.

I can't wait to get going on it either dude . . . I drove it from Lehigh Valley, PA to Burlington, VT, about 7 hours of driving, and hopped back into it about 2 hours after I got home to go drive around some more. My father went with me to grab it, and was thoroughly confused as to why I wanted to drive more.

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It came with a 242 . . . it's not installed yet. 249 is still in there. I think the extras it came with are probably a third of what I paid for it.

I can't wait to get going on it either dude . . . I drove it from Lehigh Valley, PA to Burlington, VT, about 7 hours of driving, and hopped back into it about 2 hours after I got home to go drive around some more. My father went with me to grab it, and was thoroughly confused as to why I wanted to drive more.
So that niner came from about 15 mins from my house?
You lucky son of a *****, I wish I had some dough and new about that
And again very nice find

3 in. Pro Comp lift with crawlerready 2 in. spacers, longer than stock control arms, front adj. track bar with IRO hd mount, rear adj. track bar, jks discos, Currie Currectlync, black soft 8's with 32 in. Hankook Dynapro mts

Future mods: hp30, 8.8 swap, IRO's 5.5 Critcal Path Kit


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LOL at the tommy boy quote, like the jeep!

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post #10 of 93 Old 07-12-2009, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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So that niner came from about 15 mins from my house?
You lucky son of a *****, I wish I had some dough and new about that
And again very nice find
Yeah, it came from Macungie, PA. As soon as I saw the ad, I got ahold of the guy, and everything worked out well. It was too good of a deal to pass up.

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If you wanna run Moabs, I got the spacers you need - we can cut a deal out.

But that is a really nice looking, LOW mileage 5.9! Any interior shots to tease us with?!

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If you wanna run Moabs, I got the spacers you need - we can cut a deal out.

But that is a really nice looking, LOW mileage 5.9! Any interior shots to tease us with?!
I'm keeping the spacers and the Moabs from my other ZJ. I'll grab some interior shots later, but it's in very solid shape. PO made sure everything worked, including the heated seats, which is a plus for VT.

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What are you doing with the old jeep? If you part it out I'll take the cladding.

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Damn, nice find. Should be a nice little project for ya

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What are you doing with the old jeep? If you part it out I'll take the cladding.
Not sure yet, but probably selling it as one piece, as it'll be in pretty good shape with a little bit of work. If I decide to part it, I'll let you know.

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