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post #76 of 136 Old 09-23-2013, 02:07 PM
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Congrats man!

The heep's lookin good. The black wheels definitely look better!


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post #77 of 136 Old 09-23-2013, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Congrats man!

The heep's lookin good. The black wheels definitely look better!
Thanks man!

BTW Can't STAND ROUGH Country 2.0 shocks.. they are VERY ROUGH!!

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post #78 of 136 Old 10-09-2013, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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So couple things I managed to get done, was I fixed the dimmer switch, bc the dash lights at night were flickering, so I soldered the points in the back and WA-LA FIXED.

Also, I went to walmart and bought two "driving/fog" lights and I had an extra piece of u-channel or strut bar w/e you choose to call it and mounted it to my "front bumper."

Here are some pics...
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post #79 of 136 Old 10-09-2013, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Next thing I will be doing is PAINTING the cladding black and finishing the "professional paint job" on my hood hahah

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post #80 of 136 Old 10-10-2013, 04:36 PM
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So far your jeep's looking badass man. I really like it. I have very similar plans for mine just got it like a month ago.
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post #81 of 136 Old 10-17-2013, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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So far your jeep's looking badass man. I really like it. I have very similar plans for mine just got it like a month ago.
Thanks Matt, it's definitely a slow process though, been super busy lately! This weekend I'm finishing the hood and painting the cladding, so ill be posting up pictures of that when I get it done.

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post #82 of 136 Old 10-17-2013, 11:02 AM
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Good stuff man. I have yet to do any major modifications to mine. Really slow process on my end cause finances are super tight for me haha.

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post #83 of 136 Old 10-20-2013, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Decided to take the back road home today and got high centered haha got yanked out after about an hour of trying to get my buddy to get me ha.

Couple pictures, didn't get any of it stuck though! I'm going to be getting some 33s!

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post #84 of 136 Old 12-18-2013, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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So did a couple more things to the jeep since I had a about 4-5 hours on saturday to get some things done to the jeep! (been busy!)

*New battery
*New battery terminals
*New power cable running from the alternator to the fuse box, original one was pretty ugly looking and finally failed/broke! Caused the check gauges light to come on and cause the alternator to kick on and off.
*Valve cover gasket replaced with blue felpro gasket,b/c was having a major leak through the original gasket. Managed to even BREAK one of the bolts when tightening the bolts by hand. but does NOT leak. If it starts leaking later on I may take it back off and take the bolt out and replace bolt, not worried about fixing that until it leaks again! But currently NO OIL LEAKS ON MY ZJ!!!

(original power cord is what is picture in the battery picture small dinky cord PO used for the alternator!!)
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post #85 of 136 Old 12-30-2013, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Got off work today, and went to start the ZJ and I thought the starter had blown because it just kept makign that whirling sound. So I get out of the jeep pop the hood and the cylnoid for the starter had completely gotten unscrewed lol and the "piston" and spring were just sitting in the parking lot haaa... tightened it back up and good as new!!!

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post #86 of 136 Old 03-18-2014, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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So, I ended up taking my Jeep to "Hecklers" in North Texas, to get my transmission rebuilt with the upgraded/updated springs. 3rd gear was HORRIBLE would have to rev it up and then let off gas to get it to shift from 3rd to 4th.

I got it back yesterday, I'm having a buddy of mine (who owns a shop) work on the oil pan gasket (which was leaking like a waterfall). Been super busy (which is why I had my buddy do the gasket) but excited to get it back with the new transmission and the oil leak fixed!

I will be contacting KOLAK in a couple weeks and ordering adjustable rear control arms for upper and lower. After I get those put in I will be getting some new 32x11.50x15 inch tires. That is all for now..

5 weeks until our little boy Max is born!!! Will try and keep this updated as much as possible!

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post #87 of 136 Old 03-26-2014, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Got the gas shocks for the liftgate, the bumpers for the liftgate, and also got the new trans cooler in today as well, will be installing everything this weekend and taking some pictures.

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post #88 of 136 Old 04-09-2014, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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New bumpers! No more rattling!


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New shocks! Yay for a liftgate that no longer hits you in the head or needs vice grips to stay open haha



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Took the center console out to be deep cleaned, also to see all the junk that was under it from previous owner. Pretty damn gross ha!

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post #89 of 136 Old 04-09-2014, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Installed the tranny cooler with new hoses LeAK FREE!! Never took pictures of the install though, did put the factory front skid back on... Doesn't look like it would even do anything ha

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post #90 of 136 Old 04-12-2014, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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So today was a good day! Went and found a 2WD ZJ, bought the factory cubby for $20 and the ac/eat controls for $20.

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Then we were close to lake lavon so I went and checked out what water was left ha NOT MUCH!


Let the DOG run for a bit and he went straight for the mud ha

Got to drive around a little through all the dead stumps pretty cool
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