From a stocker to "The Zombicon" -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > General Jeep Forums > Jeep Builds > From a stocker to "The Zombicon"

Poison spyder items @ oconee off road 706 534 9955Jeep Wrangler Framless, Bowless, Trektops 92-95 YJ, 97-06 TJ 5.25" Speaker Adapters - NalinMFG

Unread Today, 02:35 PM   #1
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: La Mirada, Ca
Posts: 1
From a stocker to "The Zombicon"

Our first Jeep was a '97 4cyl 2.5l soft top TJ got totalled in a 4 car pile up, two years ago. We took the insurance money and upgraded to a 97 TJ Sahara hard top, rolling on 31"x10.5" Yokahama Geolanders. Drove it for a year, and put rock sliders and a winch bumper up front, with a 9500# Superwinch and explored hundreds of miles of trails in our nearby mountains and deserts. Last January, I upgraded the rear axles to G2 hardened axles, and installed a full time Detroit Locker in the D35.

Well, 5 months later, I decided it was now time to do the suspension and lift upgrade. It came with a 2" budget boost lift (spring spacers), on tired factory springs. It ended up with a complete short arm kit, with 4" springs and gas shocks, plus the spacers and adapters needed to make it work. I rebuild the transfer case with a SYE and replaced my drive shaft with a double cardan rear drive shaft. Replaced the stock rear upper control arms with Rubicon Express Super-Flex arms to set the pinion angle. Swapped out rims and tires to 33"x12.5" BFG All Terrains and 15x9" aluminum rims. Replaced the steering dampener at the same time. I designed some graphics for the hood, to match the them we'd been building on, and named it ZOMBICON.

#1 First Jeep: '97 TJ soft top, 4 cyl (Flipped/reversed photo for same bodyline comparisons).
#2 Replacement Jeep: '97 TJ Sahara hard top, 6 cyl.
#3 The Zombie Hunter: Added rear window graphics, rock sliders, front bumper, winch, rear locker and hardened axles.
#4 ZOMBICON: Upgraded suspension, tire size, springs, control arms, added armor to differentials and added a front locker.

2011-08-06-15.02.31flippedrs.jpg   100_3254rs.jpg   dscf6661rs.jpg  

ZOMBICON - '97 TJ Sahara Zombie Hunter
4" short arm coil lift on 33"x12.5" BFG All Terrains
ZombiconTJ is offline   Reply With Quote

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.