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post #31 of 3206 Old 01-19-2010, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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well after a small break from posting. I picked up some Hella 500s and wired them into my switch panel. picked up a new whistler xtr 335 radar detector because my old one crapped out on me. and decided on the skyjacker shocks for my lift and order a set of clear headlight housings. needless to say i've been busy spending money. just helped my buddy install a motor mount lift on his 97 tj. hoping to get my lift put in this weekend....


1996 ZJ- 4.0, AX-15 5SPD/NP242, 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
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Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D

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Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D

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plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:

RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
you were the best father i could have wished for. I'll always miss you
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post #32 of 3206 Old 01-20-2010, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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YESSS! after anxiously checking my doorstep everyday since i ordered my shocks i came back to manhattan from my parents house and guess what was on the doorstep. MY SHOCKS!! lol. so look for pics of my jeep lifted this weekend. i love ordering online cuz of the great deals but hate it cuz i dont like waiting for whatever i buy to show up haha

1996 ZJ- 4.0, AX-15 5SPD/NP242, 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
RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten

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Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D

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Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D

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plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:

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
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post #33 of 3206 Old 01-21-2010, 12:30 AM
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Very cool man! Ill be waiting for pics.
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post #34 of 3206 Old 01-21-2010, 12:35 AM
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looks good man. i mounted my roof light switches in the same exact place

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post #35 of 3206 Old 01-21-2010, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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thanks guys. yeah i sat in my jeep for about a half hour looking high and low for a good spot to mount them. so far i'm happy with the placement. makes it hard to accidentally turn them on. and yeah i cant wait to put it in and take pics. i might just have to steal my buddies wheels/tires for the pics just to see what it'll look like lol

1996 ZJ- 4.0, AX-15 5SPD/NP242, 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
RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten

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Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D

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Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D

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plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:

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
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post #36 of 3206 Old 01-24-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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well heres the scoop. got the front end lifted today. and put in all of my skyjacker shocks. only problem is the spacers for the back are the wrong ones so i have to order the correct ones. need track bar relocation brackets front and rear and a new steering stabilizer cuz the steering is a little weak. right now since since i dont have a track bar bracket for the front my sway bar cant be connected so corners are more fun now haha. i'll get pics up soon.

1996 ZJ- 4.0, AX-15 5SPD/NP242, 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
RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten

December 2010 GCOTM

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Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D

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Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D

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plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:

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
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post #37 of 3206 Old 01-24-2010, 08:38 PM
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skip the brackets. Get adjustable tracbars
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post #38 of 3206 Old 01-25-2010, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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i was looking at doing that. but i'm way to broke so for now i'm just getting a rear relocation bracket and relocationg the front trac bar as well. and for the rear lift i tossed the spacers idea since they werent fitting and ordered a set of front coils for the f>r swap instead.

1996 ZJ- 4.0, AX-15 5SPD/NP242, 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
RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten

December 2010 GCOTM

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Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D

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Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D

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plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:

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
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post #39 of 3206 Old 01-25-2010, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any suggestions for which steering stabilizer to run? i plan on runnin 32 inch tires and i have a 2.5 inch lift kit. i want something strong enough for what i plan on running but still strong enough for possible future upgrades

1996 ZJ- 4.0, AX-15 5SPD/NP242, 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
RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten

December 2010 GCOTM

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Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greengc4x4 View Post
Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D

Quote:
Originally Posted by rritch View Post
plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:

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
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post #40 of 3206 Old 01-26-2010, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Here it is after all shocks put in and the 2.5 BB upfront installed


here it is on the lift being worked on


this is at the end of the first day. front BB installed and one shock out back which explains why the rear axle is tilted


ended up taking out the stock isolator, when my F>R swap springs come in i'm putting them back in.


just got the jeep washed. it was so dirty almost forgot what color it was for a bit. i'll take some pics today of it all clean.

1996 ZJ- 4.0, AX-15 5SPD/NP242, 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
RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten

December 2010 GCOTM

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Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greengc4x4 View Post
Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D

Quote:
Originally Posted by rritch View Post
plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:

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
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post #41 of 3206 Old 01-26-2010, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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attempt at an HDR. I blended a black and white with a color photo, i think it looks kinda cool. i'll be making better attempts soon haha



Upgrades to come:
F>R coil spring swap, rear trac bar relocation bracket, new SS, front disco's.

1996 ZJ- 4.0, AX-15 5SPD/NP242, 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
RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten

December 2010 GCOTM

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Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D

Quote:
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Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D

Quote:
Originally Posted by rritch View Post
plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:

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
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post #42 of 3206 Old 02-07-2010, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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picked up front coils for the F>R swap, front trackbar bracket, a new lower CA bolt since one got broken, and ordered a rear track bar bracket(still hasnt come in i ordered it on the 25th of Jan. I wont be ordering anything again from RUK industries anytime soon..... )

1996 ZJ- 4.0, AX-15 5SPD/NP242, 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
RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten

December 2010 GCOTM

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Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D

Quote:
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Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D

Quote:
Originally Posted by rritch View Post
plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:

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
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post #43 of 3206 Old 02-07-2010, 10:43 PM
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picked up front coils for the F>R swap, front trackbar bracket, a new lower CA bolt since one got broken, and ordered a rear track bar bracket(still hasnt come in i ordered it on the 25th of Jan. I wont be ordering anything again from RUK industries anytime soon..... )
IRO is the best man.... took them 3 days to get parts to me!


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1997 Grand Cherokee 5.2 Limited - D44a Trussed 4.10 Gears - HP30 4.10 Gears - NP242 - IRO HnT - IRO Custom Drive Shaft - 4.5" lift - JKS Quicker Disconnects -
RC Front ADJ. Trackbar - IRO Rear ADJ. Trackbar - Rusty's Lower ADJ. CA's - Front tow hooks - Rear OE Hitch - T-Case Skid -
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post #44 of 3206 Old 02-07-2010, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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yeah i'm kicking myself in the butt. theres a shop here i ordered my front trackbar bracket from. ordered it late wednesday picked it up friday. i plan on buying through them now, wishin i could tell RUK to give me my money back so i can just go order it here locally. i'm tired of runnin 2.5 inches higher in the front, i keep getting high beamed cuz my headlights are blinding everyone.....

1996 ZJ- 4.0, AX-15 5SPD/NP242, 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
RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten

December 2010 GCOTM

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Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D

Quote:
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Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D

Quote:
Originally Posted by rritch View Post
plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:

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
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post #45 of 3206 Old 02-09-2010, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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pic from the front of the tinted corners and new hellas. got the idea for the hellas from moonyjohn and blackwhiteriot and the tinted corners from blackwhiteriot. i also tinted my rear taillights but i had been planning on doing that since i bought the jeep. also i get the chance to do some body work on my roommates zj. a dog collided with his front end and messed it up pretty good. i'll post pics of that soon

1996 ZJ- 4.0, AX-15 5SPD/NP242, 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
RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten

December 2010 GCOTM

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Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D

Quote:
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Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D

Quote:
Originally Posted by rritch View Post
plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:

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
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