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Unread 12-31-2010, 04:14 PM   #16
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Congrats man! Im looking for a ZJ also, i would love it to be a ninner. How much did you pick it up for? If you dont mind me asking.
I paid $4800, which is probably a little higher than in some area's but of the 3 on Craigslist right now, one for $6500, one for $3200, this was nicer and more original than both. NorCal cost of living is high all the way around, including used vehicles. Clean title, 3 owners and no accidents

....and I guess I'm looking for another 5.9'er since my wife just drove it and she think's it's hers now...the TJ we have started as hers too, 11 years ago..

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Unread 12-31-2010, 04:28 PM   #17
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Would these speakers be an OK OEM replacement... I have 1 in front door that's DEAD and other 3 crackle pretty good... They are 2 Ohm, I don't need anything huge, just sound without cracks.

http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Reference-6032cf-PerformanceTwo-Way-Loudspeaker/dp/B002BZFSYA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1293837905&sr=1-1
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Unread 01-01-2011, 02:51 PM   #18
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Reviews look good, and they look something like an updated version of what is in my mom's Grand Caravan. She has the infinity's, and they sound great. REally crisp and clean sound. Like mentioned, not for thumping the bass. My mom's van used to put out some good bass, but my sister blew the two rear speakers and one of the door speakers at about 175k on the van.
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Unread 01-02-2011, 09:54 PM   #19
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Ordered some new stuff for the 5.9 already...
  • Kolak Ignition Tune-Up Kit
  • Kolak Headlamp Housings/Harness/Bulbs
  • New Speakers (6.5" for doors and 5.25" for Soundbar)
  • Extra Key Fob from JF Member

Replaced a couple burnt out light bulbs on dome lights and replaced Windshield wipers.

I also figured out that I need to go get it smogged before I can goto DMV to do the title transfer. In CA it's technically the sellers responsibility, but I didn't ask about it and am sure not going to go back 2+ hours to try to get them to do it. Hopefully someone has an opening for a drop in tomorrow since I'm off of work for 1 more day.

Still debating getting a K&N FIPK or not (would probably replace K&Nfilter with an AMSOIL one with prefilter.).

I spent most of the day working on the TJ, so didn't really do much else. It's supposed to be dry for the next week, so will likely get it a bath also.
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Unread 01-03-2011, 02:47 PM   #20
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Took a few more pics today after cleaning it up a bit...











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Unread 01-03-2011, 07:03 PM   #21
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Looks pretty clean. I almost find it amazing that there are two people fighting over a 13 year old vehicle, but then you have to realize that it IS a Jeep
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Unread 01-06-2011, 12:33 PM   #22
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Very Nice! I searched for a while to find a white 5.9 but settled for my platinum niner
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Unread 01-06-2011, 01:36 PM   #23
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Pics of all 3 of my Jeeps, Just because I could...
Yep....one has to have at least more than one Jeep...that way you have something to drive to get parts for the other one

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Unread 01-07-2011, 01:19 AM   #24
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You should be happy with the Infinity's. I put Kappa's all around and have no regrets. I put 6.5" in the sound bar.
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Unread 01-07-2011, 11:30 AM   #25
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Superwade, do you have a link to all that Kolak stuff you ordered?
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Unread 01-07-2011, 11:37 AM   #26
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Superwade, do you have a link to all that Kolak stuff you ordered?
Nope, Kolak Doesn't have a website (which is a tad odd in this day and age), but here is the info he sent me via PM's and Email (great speed in replies to questions and stuff)...Ordered via PayPal once I gave him the go ahead!

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Hi,

Sure thing - here's all the information. JeepForum members get 10% off the prices below:

The pinnacle of headlamp upgrades are the Euro headlamp housings -- These use a glass lens instead of the plastic lens that the stock lamps use. They have a far better beam pattern, reaching farther down the road with a sharper cutoff. Price is $250.00 for the pair.

The Euro housings use an H4 bulb rather than the stock 9004 bulb. H4 bulbs have a better filament/reflector design than 9004 bulbs, so there's an advantage there as well. The whitest and brightest H4 bulbs I've found are made by PIAA and are priced at $65.00 for the pair.

Finish off with a headlamp bypass harness -- The headlamp wiring bypass harness uses twin relays to route power directly from the battery to the headlamps. This eliminates the nearly 2 volt drop through the stock wiring, resulting in more light output and better bulb longevity. Installation takes only about an hour. All you need do is mount the relays in a convenient spot and attach two power and ground leads. Price for the harness is $70.00.

Let me know what you think -

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Hello,

Here's all the information about my Kolak Ignition Upgrade for your 5.9 - JeepForum members get 10% off the price below:

My recommendations for the 5.2/5.9 ZJ ignition system are designed to improve idle quality and throttle response, and to improve and maximize current transfer. This really helps support other modifications. Here's what I recommend:

Magnecor KV85 ignition wires
MSD high output replacement coil
Coil adapter pigtail harness for '98 Jeep
Heavy duty US made brass terminal distributor cap with rotor
Autolite platinum plugs (one heat range colder than stock)

Price for the kit is $270.00


Please take some time to read the information about plug wires on Magnecor's web site at www.magnecor.com. Their wires are the finest I've found - incredibly flexible due to their pure silicone construction, and almost impossible to scorch or burn. Magnecor makes wires for many of the NASCAR teams, and their current transfer capability is amazing.

The MSD high output coil has fully 1/3 more output than the factory coil, and this really works well with the Magnecor wires. It's a direct replacement, and is easy to install. With the coil and wires, you can open up the plug gaps an additional .005 for a bigger spark. The colder plugs provide better detonation resistance.
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Unread 01-07-2011, 02:00 PM   #27
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Did the previous owner install the pinstripe?
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Did the previous owner install the pinstripe?
No Idea, he didn't say... it was OEM as far as I knew... I'm the 4th owner, so if not OEM, could have been any one of the previous 3 I guess.
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Unread 01-07-2011, 03:45 PM   #29
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Got my new 6.5" Door Speakers and 5.25" Soundbar speakers installed once I found the right speaker wire color diagram... MUCH better sound, much less crackle... the paper cones on the OEM Speakers was pretty well shot on all 6 speakers I upgraded. Only took an hour or so total once I figured out which wire went where....

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Unread 01-10-2011, 04:28 PM   #30
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Funny, I'm waiting for the same parts from Kolak for my niner. The ignition upgrade and the headlight kit.
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