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post #1 of 90 Old 11-06-2010, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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RJ's 96 ZJ build

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4


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post #2 of 90 Old 11-06-2010, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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I have ADD i dont read more than a few sentences.. I'll keep this build thread the same.

Went to KOH 2010
Caught "the bug"
Mom had one sitting for 2 years
I claimed it

Sleeping beauty awaiting rescue lol
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post #3 of 90 Old 11-06-2010, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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First up
she was laid up because she was making a grinding noise. someone told my mom the ac compressor was about to seize. she bought a new truck lol

I put a bypass plate in
Changed the oil
Drained the gas tank
new battery
New waterpump (thats what was grinding. D'oh!)
and this:
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post #4 of 90 Old 11-06-2010, 07:53 PM
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i know you!

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Took it out on its first test run in a nearby desert



and i forgot... another test run at 3 feathers.

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soooo you've seen all this before
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My Boy Justin Came up on a clean *** 85 4runner... it had some 30.5 x9.50s with some decent tread on em. So I Bought some Cragar V-5s from summit racing. 6 months no interest.

First i had to make some room


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post #8 of 90 Old 11-06-2010, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Getting new shoes!

30x9.5x15 3.75 BS
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What are the plans now?

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2000 Suzuki SV650N, V-twin, Yoshimura Exhaust, Custom Rashed Paint Job...
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took it on its first mission... with no skidplates at all... nervouse the entire time.





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post #11 of 90 Old 11-06-2010, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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It was settled... armor first



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post #12 of 90 Old 11-06-2010, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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@ Charlou Gap




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post #13 of 90 Old 11-06-2010, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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those water crossings were gnarly... it was flowing so fast you really couldnt see through it to pick your route... you just kinda hoped for the best... I got stuck... engine stalled out.. had to get it winched, then pulled the plugs etc.


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the landcruiser got ****ed something fierce... broke the rear dshaft... and nearly the front one too being hung up on rocks. damned 6 hour trip took like 14... the zj towed it like a champ... it was dark by then so no pics

just this one


and...
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Looking good.

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