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post #1 of 85 Old 06-13-2010, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Northern Illinois 98 ZJ Build

Ok so I bought my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited for transport to and from college becasue my car won’t go that good in the snow. But i ended up falling in love with this ZJ and has become more of a project than a rig just to go to and from school in. I picked up the ZJ about a year ago for around 4k with around 99,000 miles on it. It has a 5.2 V8 and now currently has 116,700 on it.

Current modifications:

Under hood:
-Flowmaster Super 44 muffler
-Ram-Air intake (custom set up)
-PA speaker
-Oil catch can


Interior:
-Cobra radio (CB/PA sysytem)
-Pioneer Head Unit
-Infinity Replacement speakers
-Jeep all weather floor mats

Exterior:
-Hella driving/ fog lights
-2" Iron Rock Offroad Lift kit
-4 Baha roof mounted offroad lights
-Tinted tail lights
-Black Painted stock wheels
-Firestone Destination A/T tires 245/70/R16
-Green painted Front and Rear diff covers
-20% front, 5% Rear tinted windows
-Vanity licenst plate (ZJ 3)


Modifications to come soon:


-Vanity licenst plate (ZJ 3) waiting for it in the mail
-Gas tank skid plate
-1inch wheel spacers (4)
-CB antenna
-31" wheels

Any modification ideas are more than welcome. Thanks for the support!!!

Updated 6/23/2011

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post #2 of 85 Old 06-13-2010, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Stock Pics and window tint
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post #3 of 85 Old 06-13-2010, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Black wheels, off road lights, tinted tail lights and engin
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post #4 of 85 Old 06-13-2010, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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off road light switch, CB raido, Pioneer head unit
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post #5 of 85 Old 06-13-2010, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Diff covers, HID Fogs/ HID head lights, Off Road lights offroad lights were done in a friends garage at niu after class one day. took about 6 hours total but good times
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post #6 of 85 Old 06-13-2010, 11:36 PM
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Sweet Jeep! Like everything you've done to it so far! Keep up the good work! Ever thought about tinting/smoking the front turn signals?

Is that a Cop Radar on your windshield?
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post #7 of 85 Old 06-14-2010, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Yea its a pasport escort 8500x Blue. and thanks!!!
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post #8 of 85 Old 06-14-2010, 11:33 AM
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it's good to see another NIU student on JF! nice looking ZJ.
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post #9 of 85 Old 06-14-2010, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks dave. where at NIU are you staying next semester? im in stevenson north for now
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post #10 of 85 Old 06-14-2010, 04:50 PM
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should of took the dif. cover off and painted it. doesnt look rite with everything painted red and the overspray. IMO

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post #11 of 85 Old 06-15-2010, 09:52 AM
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Yea its a pasport escort 8500x Blue. and thanks!!!
Thats sweet! Thats the exact one I want to get. How do you like it?

Also when you have a chance, could you take some pictures of your HID's at night? Would like to see the brightness of the street and such. Thanks!
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post #12 of 85 Old 06-16-2010, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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Surre man ill take some of the ligh pics tonight and post them up for yea.!! As for the radar I absoutly love it. It has saved me on countless trems. I switch it out between the bmw and the Jeep but it saves me in both cars all of the time. the only other one i like just as much is the V1 but i didnt have the money at the time to get that one.
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post #13 of 85 Old 06-16-2010, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Just got the new plates on the ZJ will post pics tomorrow
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post #14 of 85 Old 06-18-2010, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Any one have any ideas of what to do next to the Jeep???
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post #15 of 85 Old 06-18-2010, 11:04 AM
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Modifications to come soon:

-IRO 3" lift
-Bilstein Shocks
-Vanity licenst plate (ZJ 3) waiting for it in the mail
-Gas tank skid plate
-10mm wheel spacers (4)
-CB antenna
-Front and Rear Brake Pads and Rotors
you got a good list going here.... i'd add some tires and forget the wheel spacers. maybe a t-case skid?

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