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post #1 of 14 Old 10-02-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee BUILD!

Im a 19 Year old student with a ZJ Grand Cherokee that i love and take out as much as possible. My first time taking it out the crappy CV drive shaft with the ball bearings broke :/ so i replaced it with a double cardon U Joint style drive shaft, then my second time taking it out got a flat tire (which was a night mare because the spare that came with the jeep didnt fit.) but it turned out ok because i bought some brand new goodyear dura tracs and upgraged to 33x12.5. my third time taking her out i got into a head on collision on Cleghorn trail (off the cajon pass) my car turned out fine the other guys not so much and later he tried suing me. his arguement his car is worst than mine, mine HE WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD!! so im keeping it on the pavement for now ha

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The day i bought the ZJ V8 4x4 np 249 (31x10.5 bfg weathering cracking a/t 3in Rancho lift ARB bumper Warn 8k lb winch) (4) ranch 9000 adjustable shocks, 100xxx miles Limited Edition 4k CASH




Some Flex Shots (only new mod here was RC Disconects and no rear Sway bar)






How it sits today (33x12.5 Goodyear dura tracs, 4.5 in RE superflex kit without uppers, Teraflex ADJ Track bar, Rancho 9000 adjustable Shocks. Double cardon front drive shaft, ARB bumper, Warn 8k lb winch, pro comp steering stablizer) i love how it is now just want to get a np242 transfer case rear locker ARB, new driving lights and a nice roof rack.

NOW FOR THE ACCIDENT

HIS DAMAGE

MY DAMAGE (thank god for this bumper and my ride height)

Me towing him out (after he yelled at me and accused me of going 40 mph haha)

Just thought i would throw this in there ha my first car S10 aka the money pit!!!! getting the jeep was like going from a nissan to a cadilac ha

Well that is it for now until i get my pay check for Coaching
if you have any advice or questions i would appreciate the comments or constructive criticism to help with what i should do next!
Thanks

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post #2 of 14 Old 10-02-2012, 06:10 PM
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Wow that CJ got f**ked up.

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post #3 of 14 Old 10-02-2012, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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ya i know, i was just glad no one got hurt, he didnt care to much about if everyone was alright just about his car ha i completely missed his frame and went threw his body plust my bumper is like a ram ha
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post #4 of 14 Old 10-02-2012, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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My dog (koda) loves going for rides in the ZJ, but i dont like cleaning the inside after all is hair gets everywhere.....
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post #5 of 14 Old 10-03-2012, 12:30 AM
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That's a sweet looking ZJ.
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post #6 of 14 Old 10-03-2012, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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That's a sweet looking ZJ.
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post #7 of 14 Old 10-21-2012, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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new to the zj is terraflex rear adjustable control arms with the johnny joint and front rubicon express uppers
heres with the new control arms same wall as before:


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post #8 of 14 Old 11-11-2012, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Took a trip Azusa Canyon OHV park got a little muddy and had to winch 3 Felllow offroaders our warn winch held up great!!!! (one was a lifted excursion used a come along and two other jeeps to anchor)



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post #9 of 14 Old 11-13-2012, 12:58 PM
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That thing looks sweet dude, Id just take that Rubicon sticker off

My ZJ will be ready to roll in a couple months and I am going to try and get a couple local ZJs in the forum on a Cleghorn or Big Bear run. What city are you in? Im in Upland.

Leadfoot Offroad in Pomona is doing some work for me, check them out if you want a roof rack. They are cool guys who love Jeeps.
https://www.facebook.com/LEADFOOToffroad?fref=ts
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-13-2012, 04:02 PM
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Must be the elusive Grand Rubicon
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post #11 of 14 Old 11-14-2012, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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That thing looks sweet dude, Id just take that Rubicon sticker off

My ZJ will be ready to roll in a couple months and I am going to try and get a couple local ZJs in the forum on a Cleghorn or Big Bear run. What city are you in? Im in Upland.

Leadfoot Offroad in Pomona is doing some work for me, check them out if you want a roof rack. They are cool guys who love Jeeps.
https://www.facebook.com/LEADFOOToffroad?fref=ts
ha my gpa got me the sticker as so i kind of had to put it on but i like it ha i live in claremont ya im right down the street from you im down but i would rather do big bear!!
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Must be the elusive Grand Rubicon
your right its a proto type for jeep ha
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post #13 of 14 Old 11-14-2012, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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I forgot to post pictures of the fender trimming here are pics of front and rear and then both




here are some pictures of the Drive shaft and suspension i love the teraflex arms they are awesome!!!



and then just the front bumper ha
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post #14 of 14 Old 12-02-2013, 10:30 AM
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I think I kinda like the arb with that dent in it, makes it look more 'worn in'. haha sweet ride man! I've got teraflex uppers for mine, just haven't installed them yet. Really like the rig though

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