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Savvy/Currie Aluminum Control ArmsRockridge 4WD IS Taking Zone Offroad Suspension Lift Kits ZONE 4.25" combo lift for TJ available at Rockridge4w

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Unread 01-07-2010, 06:27 PM   #1
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Table of Contents
Page 1: Introduction
Page 3: Front BB, Hellas, and Tinted corners/tails
Page 4: Rear F>R spring lift
Page 5: My old car
Page 7: TJ Gas Bezel mod
Page 8: New front DS/sway bar end links/wheeling
Page 9: CB/PA install
Page 12: Homebrew CAI with videos
Page 13: Bedlined rims/grill/debadging
Page 14: Painted wiper arms/door handles/bought 5.9 grille
Page 15: Niner grill install
Page 18: Roof rack lights/repaintPage 19: Tcase skid/new niner grill
Page 22: Starting issues/gas tank/steering skidPage 23: Repainted Hitch/wheel spacers/32s
Page 24: Flex pics on the 32sPage 26: Pics of my ZJ
Page 30: Jeep pics from lake roadtripPage 31: Jeep wrenchathon pics
Page 33: Light wheelingPage 35: New LCAs
Page 37: ARB BUMPER Page 39: better pics with ARB mounted
Page 41: repainted ARB bumperPage 43: Received Build Sheet/had horn issue
Page 45: More bumper pics/gtp louver installPage 48: Rear RE 4.5 lift
Page 49: Front RE 4.5 lift progressPage 51: Lift completed w/ pics
Page 54: CB antenna relocationPage 55: Purchased/mounted hi lift
Page 56: New tires/wheeling Page 60: Jeep Jamboree/drowned auto transmission
Page 61: AX15 Tranny swap talk startsPage 67: Bought a NP242
Page 74: Manual pedal assembly purchase/test fitPage 74: Pedal assembly bracket fabrication/install
Page 82: Bought 95xj for swap partsPage 85: XJ tear down
Page 87: ZJ tear down beginsPage 92: AX15/242 bolted up
Page 102: Shifter trim bezel/flush mount rear spot light
Page 104: Dumb relationship stuff
Page 105: Jeep snow pics
Page 108: Accident at my house
Page 110: More snow pictures/World of Wheels auto show pictures
Page 111: Loss of my Dad
Page 117: Homebrew disconnects
Page 118: Wheelin
Page 126: more lights, roof rack, new tires
Page 129: Rear fender trim
Page 135: Clutch issues
Page 136: Truck wreck
Page 137: Got me a new truck
Page 143: Jeep pics
Page 145: Pistol grip shift
Page 147: new stuff
nothing real special going on after that. just some plans for the jeep

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1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Purple"]December 2010 GCOTM[/COLOR]

5spd ZJ Club Member 001
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[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
you were the best father i could have wished for. I'll always miss you
04/28/58-2/13/11[/COLOR][/CENTER]

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Unread 01-07-2010, 06:35 PM   #2
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Unread 01-07-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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ha i know i'm sorting that out right now. JF doesnt like me at the moment. and i know that clicking links for pics sucks but it looks like i'm gonna have to upload them that way :
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1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Purple"]December 2010 GCOTM[/COLOR]

5spd ZJ Club Member 001
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[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
you were the best father i could have wished for. I'll always miss you
04/28/58-2/13/11[/COLOR][/CENTER]
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Unread 01-07-2010, 07:13 PM   #4
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trying to find a driveline vibration, turned out to be a broken rezeppa joint on my front driveshaft
P8300088 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

the beginnings of a switch panel. still have to get 3 more switches and some 16 gauge wiring
PC040163 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

before
PC040164 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

after. still have to get 3 more switches. left plenty of room for them
PC040167 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Tcase shift bezel broke. time to go buy some superglue lol
PC040172 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

added an offroad light just cant find the picture i'll take one tomorrow probably
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1996 ZJ- 4.0, [COLOR="Purple"]AX-15 5SPD/NP242[/COLOR], RE 4.5" lift, 36x12.50x16.5 Goodyear military surplus tires, Longarms/Tri-4 link/one ton axle build/swap in progress, arb bumper, a bunch of other goodies
1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Purple"]December 2010 GCOTM[/COLOR]

5spd ZJ Club Member 001
[/CENTER]

[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
you were the best father i could have wished for. I'll always miss you
04/28/58-2/13/11[/COLOR][/CENTER]
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Unread 01-07-2010, 07:23 PM   #5
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well thats all i have for now. sorry that the pics are links but JF isnt letting me directly post my pics. i'll have more updates once i get my light wired in and get my lift installed. feel free to comment i know theres not much at the moment
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1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Purple"]December 2010 GCOTM[/COLOR]

5spd ZJ Club Member 001
[/CENTER]

[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
you were the best father i could have wished for. I'll always miss you
04/28/58-2/13/11[/COLOR][/CENTER]
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Unread 01-07-2010, 07:42 PM   #6
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You need to get a photobucket account, and use the [IMG] code. Sign up, its free.
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Unread 01-07-2010, 07:48 PM   #7
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1996 ZJ- 4.0, [COLOR="Purple"]AX-15 5SPD/NP242[/COLOR], RE 4.5" lift, 36x12.50x16.5 Goodyear military surplus tires, Longarms/Tri-4 link/one ton axle build/swap in progress, arb bumper, a bunch of other goodies
1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Purple"]December 2010 GCOTM[/COLOR]

5spd ZJ Club Member 001
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[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
you were the best father i could have wished for. I'll always miss you
04/28/58-2/13/11[/COLOR][/CENTER]
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Unread 01-07-2010, 07:50 PM   #8
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this is what happens it shows that little symbol thing
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1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Purple"]December 2010 GCOTM[/COLOR]

5spd ZJ Club Member 001
[/CENTER]

[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
you were the best father i could have wished for. I'll always miss you
04/28/58-2/13/11[/COLOR][/CENTER]
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Unread 01-07-2010, 10:23 PM   #9
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It's likely flickr doesn't like to allow outside linking to stuff hosted on their servers. If that's not the case, then I don't know. You've got something off, but then you already know that.
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Unread 01-07-2010, 10:55 PM   #10
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just found out since i'm only a free account user i have to wait a month before i can post pics. so hopefully by then i'll be able to install my lift. cant wait to be rollin on 32's
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1996 ZJ- 4.0, [COLOR="Purple"]AX-15 5SPD/NP242[/COLOR], RE 4.5" lift, 36x12.50x16.5 Goodyear military surplus tires, Longarms/Tri-4 link/one ton axle build/swap in progress, arb bumper, a bunch of other goodies
1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Purple"]December 2010 GCOTM[/COLOR]

5spd ZJ Club Member 001
[/CENTER]

[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
you were the best father i could have wished for. I'll always miss you
04/28/58-2/13/11[/COLOR][/CENTER]
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Unread 01-07-2010, 11:36 PM   #11
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Follow my build and give feedback. this is when i first bought the jeep back in july 09
100_0757 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

first trip wheeling
10867_1201624799515_1195410123_30558038_5383968_n on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

flexin a little. stock suspension so not much lol
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broke an axle 3rd time out wheeling
8125_1146410459191_1195410123_30430560_151228_n on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

my buddy gave me a set of wheels and tires until i get my lift put in and 32's on my stock rims
10867_1188429149632_1195410123_30530374_6020797_n on Flickr - Photo Sharing!






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trying to find a driveline vibration, turned out to be a broken rezeppa joint on my front driveshaft
P8300088 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

the beginnings of a switch panel. still have to get 3 more switches and some 16 gauge wiring
PC040163 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

before
PC040164 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

after. still have to get 3 more switches. left plenty of room for them
PC040167 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Tcase shift bezel broke. time to go buy some superglue lol
PC040172 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

added an offroad light just cant find the picture i'll take one tomorrow probably






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Unread 01-07-2010, 11:52 PM   #12
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thanks i appreciate it. this is gonna be a long 30 days
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1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Purple"]December 2010 GCOTM[/COLOR]

5spd ZJ Club Member 001
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[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
you were the best father i could have wished for. I'll always miss you
04/28/58-2/13/11[/COLOR][/CENTER]
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just use photobucket. No waiting 30 days, its free and you can put a lot of pictures on there.
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I actually like those wheels your buddy lent you better than the stockers. Maybe you ought to keep them!
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Unread 01-08-2010, 05:56 PM   #15
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Wow...looks like mine when i got it...thats when i had a 2 1/2 BB and 31's... i have a bunch of pics if you want to see how it looks with black rims.. on white fenders..hahha

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