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Unread 05-15-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Project: Princess... The wife's $750 ZJ

New Jeep. New build thread. Guess that makes it official.

Went to Advance and tried to remember all the stuff I've done to the niner to get prices. $1200 for everything. An that's just what I could remember.

Anyway. Pics and progress to follow.

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Unread 05-15-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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Check rock auto. Cheaper than the local parts houses. I only go to them when I need something quicker than a day or two anymore.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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Check rock auto. Cheaper than the local parts houses. I only go to them when I need something quicker than a day or two anymore.
Haha thanks. I did. I'm already on their mailing list so I get emails anytime something for one of my vehicles goes on sale. Most of the stuff I actually buy comes from Rockauto or Kolak. Advanced was just an easy way to get a to-do list down on paper.

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On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Ironman mounts, SCT tuned, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: H&Rs, Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 05-17-2013, 05:39 PM   #4
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First official "mod". Tags and such.




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March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9
On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Ironman mounts, SCT tuned, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: H&Rs, Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 05-17-2013, 07:47 PM   #5
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Gotta sub since I follow your niner one!
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Unread 05-18-2013, 12:58 PM   #6
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Ok. So the first priorities are getting this thing drive-able. So a new headliner, some cleaning, and an AC recharge are on the list for this weekend. After spending some time with Princess, it's obvious she needs some TLC. But for $750 that's to be expected...

These are all of the "Before" pictures. Not nearly as bad as the niner, but still not a cherry show car.

Somebody (not me) left the sunroof open while we were getting tags at the DMV. It rained a little bit...I also got a new card for the camera, so no more iPhone pics. Yay!




Didn't see this one coming...


Is the trim supposed to be miss-matched? I've never had just a normal limited, so I don't know.


Never seen this before, either...


This Jeep is just full of issues I've never seen in a ZJ!



The best and worst looking wheels, respectively.

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March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9
On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Ironman mounts, SCT tuned, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: H&Rs, Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 05-18-2013, 01:04 PM   #7
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More "Before" pics...

Packing tape head light repair.


Disgusting...


I did get a free bottle jack out of the deal, though...


And this guy was hiding under the back seat...


It came with a box full of greasy ****.


Speaking of nasty ****...


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March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9
On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Ironman mounts, SCT tuned, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: H&Rs, Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 05-18-2013, 01:06 PM   #8
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Our supplies for today. Let the fun begin! The tuneup is being postponed until the weather is a little nicer next weekend. This is just to make it bearable.
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On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Ironman mounts, SCT tuned, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: H&Rs, Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 05-18-2013, 01:55 PM   #9
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Time for e-codes for the headlights, they're great.

Whats the blue bottle with the funnel in the engine bay?
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 06:34 PM   #10
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Working hard.




New headliner.



Thanks to yerfdog for the write up.
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March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9
On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Ironman mounts, SCT tuned, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: H&Rs, Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:05 AM   #11
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Time for e-codes for the headlights, they're great.

Whats the blue bottle with the funnel in the engine bay?
Almost. The niner is getting new eyes and Princess gets the hand-me-downs. The blue bottle was an empty bottle if 5w-30 that I found tucked up behind the AC dryer. Dunno what it was doing there but it's in the trash now.

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On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Ironman mounts, SCT tuned, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: H&Rs, Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 05-21-2013, 05:11 PM   #12
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Almost. The niner is getting new eyes and Princess gets the hand-me-downs. The blue bottle was an empty bottle if 5w-30 that I found tucked up behind the AC dryer. Dunno what it was doing there but it's in the trash now.

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dafaq?

Anyways, subbed looks like a good build thread.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 06:04 PM   #13
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No pictures but I found some goodies. There were 5 new headlight bulbs in the glove box. 4 still in the wrappers. And $2.37 in change total. That brings the total price of Princess down to $747.63.

I'm fighting the AC. This is my first car with it equipped and potentially functional. It's just not exactly functional... Yet.

EDIT. Ok one pic. I told you to be prepared for a lot of pink.

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March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9
On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Ironman mounts, SCT tuned, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: H&Rs, Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 05-26-2013, 08:25 AM   #14
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Princess just made her first big trip. 370 miles to Washington DC. Pulls to the right. Probably has an exhaust leak in the headers. Needs tires.

Other than that she's doing well.

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March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9
On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Ironman mounts, SCT tuned, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: H&Rs, Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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Unread 05-27-2013, 07:47 PM   #15
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"Fixed" the driver's door. It just needed some structural attitude adjustment. It's not perfect, but it's close enough.

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March 2014 GCOTM. 1998 Deep Slate 5.9
On the Jeep:Hot intake, 52mm TB, Summit 8mm wires, catch can, 703s, insulated fuel rails, indexed Champions, Bilstein 4600s, Ironman mounts, SCT tuned, Lotek 2GP, lots of gauges, sparkly paint.
In the garage: M1 4bbl
In the works: H&Rs, Addco/Hellwig sway bars, nitrous, full polly bushings, full exhaust, data logging, billet UD pulleys
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