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post #1 of 20 Old 08-22-2009, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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ZJ_Richie's Build Thread

Since the great increase in build threads, I decided to finally contribute.
After owning my zj for about 3 years with minimal upgrades, which included; magnaflow cat and muffler, clarion cd player and big bad 235/75 general grabber at2's. I decided I wanted a little more from it.
Sitting in stock form at the slopes after watching downhilll mtb races


To compliment the exhaust I went with a K&N intake that I got from a jf member and added an amsoil filter/prefilter combo


I got a new mag lite kit, so finally mounted that on the seat rails.



After gathering lift pieces(complete pro comp lift, 2 in spacers, jks disco's, front and rear adj. trac bars, rugged ridge crossover sterring)
Here it is still with stock wheels and tires


Then I mounted the wheels and tires and had the alignment done.(hoping the front springs would sag a little, rear isolators have been reinstalled to level it out. Pics to come)


Next I found out that a jf member was selling a 5.9 rack so I bought that, painted it and installed it.


Since then I have been working on little things here and there. I fixed some rust on my rear hatch using rust encapsulator and bed liner.


Tinted tail lights.



There is more I am working on still. Updates to come as progress continues. Enjoy all


3 in. Pro Comp lift with crawlerready 2 in. spacers, longer than stock control arms, front adj. track bar with IRO hd mount, rear adj. track bar, jks discos, Currie Currectlync, black soft 8's with 32 in. Hankook Dynapro mts

Future mods: hp30, 8.8 swap, IRO's 5.5 Critcal Path Kit


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post #2 of 20 Old 08-22-2009, 09:29 PM
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looks good man!
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post #3 of 20 Old 08-22-2009, 10:34 PM
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Looks good dude!

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post #4 of 20 Old 08-22-2009, 11:34 PM
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Wow, Those tires are actually pretty good... they remind me just a little of the creepy clawlers.

I don't envy the Eastern rust problems you guys get, but good job on the tailgate.
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post #5 of 20 Old 08-24-2009, 08:23 AM
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Looks good! I keep looking at the build threads, and my checking account keeps dwindling!
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post #6 of 20 Old 08-24-2009, 08:37 AM
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looks good, keep it going.

95' Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 148k, 5.2, NP242, 46RH, 4" RC lift, all new adjustable ca's(2 IRO front uppers and the rest RC adjustables), nitro shocks, JKS TB's, Jet Chip, Dynamax cat back, Magnaflow cat, GTP hood vents. 31" Pro Comps with Rock Krawler "D"s. Westin brush/grill guard with Hella 500s, 411's, Solid diff covers, detroit locker rear, power lock in front, SYE and Tom Wood's front/rear shafts, RE discos, BPE's, d-rings front and back, factory tc and rad skid, hitch, Sliders next.
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post #7 of 20 Old 08-24-2009, 09:20 AM
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looks awesome what size and type of tires are those? you should paint your bumpers and claudding now

check out my build of Mudzilla

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post #8 of 20 Old 08-24-2009, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the compliments guys.


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looks awesome what size and type of tires are those? you should paint your bumpers and claudding now
Tires are 32x11.5 hankook dynapro mts. The cladding and rear bumper are getting done in bedliner.

3 in. Pro Comp lift with crawlerready 2 in. spacers, longer than stock control arms, front adj. track bar with IRO hd mount, rear adj. track bar, jks discos, Currie Currectlync, black soft 8's with 32 in. Hankook Dynapro mts

Future mods: hp30, 8.8 swap, IRO's 5.5 Critcal Path Kit


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post #9 of 20 Old 08-24-2009, 02:25 PM
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What'd the amsoil filter/prefilter run you if you don't mind me asking?

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post #10 of 20 Old 08-25-2009, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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What'd the amsoil filter/prefilter run you if you don't mind me asking?
I got mine by pure luck on ebay but I don't remember the price. Some guy bought it for a project that he scraped. It was the exact one I was looking for so I picked it up.

PM Ridin' Around, he will be able to hook you up.

3 in. Pro Comp lift with crawlerready 2 in. spacers, longer than stock control arms, front adj. track bar with IRO hd mount, rear adj. track bar, jks discos, Currie Currectlync, black soft 8's with 32 in. Hankook Dynapro mts

Future mods: hp30, 8.8 swap, IRO's 5.5 Critcal Path Kit


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post #11 of 20 Old 08-25-2009, 02:59 PM
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Do you by any chance have a picture of the tail lights tinted? I want to see the combo of the bedliner on the hatch and the tinted tails

"Water covers 3/4 of the earth, Jeep covers the rest"
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post #12 of 20 Old 08-25-2009, 04:14 PM
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looks nice, i had that exact idea for the hatch, now i seen it done i know it looks good

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post #13 of 20 Old 08-25-2009, 07:06 PM
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Any pics of the tails on the jeep I have been thinking of redoing mine that same way but want to see how it looks

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post #14 of 20 Old 08-25-2009, 11:22 PM
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Looks really tough! I like it
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post #15 of 20 Old 08-26-2009, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Do you by any chance have a picture of the tail lights tinted? I want to see the combo of the bedliner on the hatch and the tinted tails
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Any pics of the tails on the jeep I have been thinking of redoing mine that same way but want to see how it looks
Yeah, here both of you go . It is kind of hard to see the difference in color because the green is so dark. I wasn't sure if I should have done the lights this way or MoonyJohns way.




3 in. Pro Comp lift with crawlerready 2 in. spacers, longer than stock control arms, front adj. track bar with IRO hd mount, rear adj. track bar, jks discos, Currie Currectlync, black soft 8's with 32 in. Hankook Dynapro mts

Future mods: hp30, 8.8 swap, IRO's 5.5 Critcal Path Kit


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