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ZJ_Richie 08-22-2009 05:11 PM

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
http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...0Pics/ZJ-1.jpg

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
http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...Pics/kN004.jpg

I got a new mag lite kit, so finally mounted that on the seat rails.
http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...Liteclamp2.jpg
http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...Liteclamp1.jpg

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
http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...ift/After1.jpg

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)
http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...ift/After3.jpg

Next I found out that a jf member was selling a 5.9 rack so I bought that, painted it and installed it.
http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o.../ZJ59rack2.jpg

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.
http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...ninghatch8.jpg

Tinted tail lights.
http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...Pics/ZJ039.jpg


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

Ridin' Around 08-22-2009 09:29 PM

looks good man!

-Shoey- 08-22-2009 10:34 PM

Looks good dude!

FortCollinsZJ 08-22-2009 11:34 PM

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.

blackjack12982 08-24-2009 08:23 AM

Looks good! I keep looking at the build threads, and my checking account keeps dwindling!

rugermack 08-24-2009 08:37 AM

looks good, keep it going.:cheers2:

Mudzilla6661 08-24-2009 09:20 AM

looks awesome what size and type of tires are those? you should paint your bumpers and claudding now

ZJ_Richie 08-24-2009 12:58 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys. :wave:


Quote:

Originally Posted by GrandChe89 (Post 7807811)
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.

squashman702 08-24-2009 02:25 PM

What'd the amsoil filter/prefilter run you if you don't mind me asking?

ZJ_Richie 08-25-2009 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by squashman702 (Post 7809642)
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.

MoonyJohn 08-25-2009 02:59 PM

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

xj 98/yj 94 08-25-2009 04:14 PM

looks nice, i had that exact idea for the hatch, now i seen it done i know it looks good

indredsnake99 08-25-2009 07:06 PM

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

RLWaderacin 08-25-2009 11:22 PM

Looks really tough! I like it

ZJ_Richie 08-26-2009 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoonyJohn (Post 7816670)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by indredsnake99 (Post 7818181)
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.

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...Pics/ZJ046.jpg

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/o...Pics/ZJ045.jpg


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