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Unread 06-05-2010, 09:10 PM   #1
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zj slow build

hey guys, im new here at jeep forum. Im not stranger to jeeps though. my brother, who is also a member here, has had many jeeps and iv worked on most of them. i just got my first jeep. i got a 1998 grand cherokee.
it needs a litle tlc, but nothing i cant handle.
to start im replacing:
header panel
interior trim
cat
and the plug on the t-case. i dont know what its called. its hooked to the speedometer.
first thing we did after we got it home was a little flex test.
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it has no sway bars because the guy i bought it from took them out.
and yes it has approximitly 2.5" of lift and 31s.


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Unread 06-05-2010, 09:28 PM   #2
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did good considering it has no sway bars because the guy i bought it from took them out.
It flexed so well because it doesnt have any swaybars.
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Unread 06-05-2010, 09:35 PM   #3
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It flexed so well because it doesnt have any swaybars.
i know, i should have re-worded that.
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Unread 06-05-2010, 09:56 PM   #4
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this peice on my t-case is the wrong one because the previous owner put a new t-case in but that peice does not fit my yr zj (so im assuming)
where do i get one that will fit a 1998 grand cherokee with a np242? or are these all interchangeable?
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Unread 06-06-2010, 01:58 PM   #5
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i picked up some new (to me) wood-grain trim from the junk yard. the previous owner decided it would be cool to paint the interior white and marbel. i didnt like it so i picked up some new interior parts.
white face gauges are going next.
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Unread 06-08-2010, 11:20 AM   #6
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after next week this thread should get more exciting because all the work im currently doing is just getting it ready to pass inspection. next week ill be posting some pictures of it in action and then lift and tires will come soon after.
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Unread 06-16-2010, 07:49 PM   #7
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got my header panel in today.
before:
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Unread 06-21-2010, 10:24 PM   #8
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shes on the road. still need to do a few things such as:
speedometer sensor
brakes
and put the sway bars back in
ill post pics tomarow.
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Unread 06-22-2010, 10:04 AM   #9
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heres a pic from the powerlines we went on and a pic of me flexing on my friends 35" baja claws
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Unread 06-22-2010, 05:37 PM   #10
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Looks good man, keep up the good work
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Unread 06-22-2010, 09:37 PM   #11
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thanks man.

next i have replace the fuel filter and see if that solves the almost stalling problem
then some small cosmetics and then more lift with 32s
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Unread 06-23-2010, 01:28 PM   #12
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so today i took my fuel pump out to replace my fuel filter, it was disgusting. i called every auto parts store around and they all said it was non-servicable. so i went to summit and found the filter i need. but i was wondering if i could put the fuel pump back in without the fuel filter and put an inline fuel filter in like an older zj?
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Unread 06-24-2010, 12:13 PM   #13
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what town in Massachusetts do you live in? pics look familiar, maybe we can go raise hell sometime.
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Unread 06-24-2010, 08:44 PM   #14
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i live in sturbridge. what part of western mass are you from?

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Unread 06-25-2010, 09:16 PM   #15
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figured out why my jeep was acting like it wanted to stall after running for a while. its my crank postion sensor.
ill be picking one up or ordering one tomorow then next will be a new set of head lights and then comes lift and tires

also picked up a new grill today
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and bedlined the area where the cladding was.
matches the bumpers now
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you can see it better in person
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