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Unread 12-14-2010, 12:19 PM   #1
Njensenzj
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Njensen17's ZJ Build

Hey guys just picked up my zj today. Its a Char-Gold II,1998 Laredo with the 4.0. I already love it.It's in pretty good shape
Not sure what my plans are yet but definitely lifting it and not sure what lift.

Good:
1. I am the second owner.
2.Low Miles
3.All paper work including the build sheet.
4.Pretty good shape

Bad:
1.Some broken and missing light covers.
2.Light hail damage
3.Sloppy audio installation
4. Very Dirty

Comments appreciated and i will update frequently.

Pics:

_igp0236.jpg   _igp0237.jpg   _igp0238.jpg   _igp0239.jpg   _igp0240.jpg  


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Unread 12-14-2010, 12:37 PM   #2
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Looks clean on the outside to me! Nice find!
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Unread 12-14-2010, 04:49 PM   #3
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Looks like good place to start
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5.2-242 tcase-44a-30x9.50x15 MT/R-American Racing Burst Rims -[COLOR="Red"]Optima[/COLOR] -E3 plugs-[COLOR="DarkGreen"]Cu[/COLOR]st[COLOR="DarkGreen"]om[/COLOR] Pa[COLOR="DarkGreen"]in[/COLOR]t-Amsoil-Addco Front and Rear-polyurethane bushings

[B]To be installed[/B]: RE gen2 discos, military battery terminals
[B]To be rebuilt:[/B] HP30
[B]To be received:[/B]
[B]To be paid for:[/B]

[B]Next on the list:[/B] complete redo of brakes and
lines
[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

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Unread 12-14-2010, 09:48 PM   #4
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Unread 12-14-2010, 09:56 PM   #5
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Some more shots:
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Unread 12-14-2010, 10:01 PM   #6
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Last of the original pics:
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Unread 12-15-2010, 07:13 AM   #7
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Looks Great. Yea you should definanly put a lift on.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 12:38 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone for the support!

Ive been doing research on lifts today.

I'm leaning towards the Iron Rock Off road Benchmark Series 3.5"
And upgrading to the Nitro Shocks and the JKS quicker disconnects.

Has anybody had experience with this lift? Any comments will be appreciated

Here is a link for the lift:
IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: ZJ 3.5" Benchmark Series Lift Kit
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Unread 12-15-2010, 02:41 PM   #9
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No experience with that particular lift, but i can't imagine IRO makes anything NOT worth buying. I'll never run anything but them on my ZJ again. I say get it.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 05:59 PM   #10
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I see something wrong youre missing two cylinders
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[B]To be installed[/B]: RE gen2 discos, military battery terminals
[B]To be rebuilt:[/B] HP30
[B]To be received:[/B]
[B]To be paid for:[/B]

[B]Next on the list:[/B] complete redo of brakes and
lines
[B]Needed:[/B] fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

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Unread 12-15-2010, 06:19 PM   #11
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I see something wrong youre missing two cylinders
I actually prefer the 4.0.Plus it was a really good deal.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 07:57 PM   #12
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Good looking ZJ! Looks like it has the V8 exhaust, kinda weird for a 4.0
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Unread 12-15-2010, 08:08 PM   #13
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Good looking ZJ! Looks like it has the V8 exhaust, kinda weird for a 4.0
Thanks man.Didn't notice that about the exhaust. I see you have the same lift im thinking of getting. Hows it working out for you?
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Unread 12-15-2010, 09:41 PM   #14
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Good looking ZJ! Looks like it has the V8 exhaust, kinda weird for a 4.0
It looks like its been hit in the rear. The hatch is missing the pin stripe. My bet is during the hit, the original exhaust was bent, and the hatch and exhaust were taken off a V8 and put on it
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Unread 12-15-2010, 09:52 PM   #15
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Looks just like my Jeep. A nice find. What'd you pay, if you don't mind my asking? And how many miles are on it?
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