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post #1 of 101 Old 06-10-2010, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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ZJeff's build thread

I thought I'd start my own build thread after spending hours looking at everyone elses. I got my 1995 Limited 5.2 ZJ Feb 2009. It only had 87,700 miles from the previous owner.

No lift (yet) but i've done plenty. This summer i got a job and ill rake in about $3K and im looking to buy 33" tires and a 4.5" IRO lift and eventually get spacers to move it up to 5.5 or 6.5"

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post #2 of 101 Old 06-10-2010, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Heres when i first bought her








Then I decided to get rid of the gold any way I could.





So i removed the cladding. It sat like that for a month until I decided to paint the rockers and the bumpers black. I used Krylon and did 1 coat of primer 3 coats of flat black





I also bought some chrome paint and painted the badges, they looked odd because they were the only things gold besides the wheels






-JEFF, I'm 19
1995 ZJ 5.2
5.5" IRO long arm kit - OTK Steering
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post #3 of 101 Old 06-10-2010, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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After that, I decided to buy a flowmaster cuz it seems like everyone has a aftermarket exhaust



Its a super 44 and it sounds really good

-JEFF, I'm 19
1995 ZJ 5.2
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post #4 of 101 Old 06-10-2010, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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them came my first ever offroad trip in the jeep. I basically drove through a bunch of puddles but it was a lot of fun and everyone at school loved the muddy water everywhere




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1995 ZJ 5.2
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post #5 of 101 Old 06-10-2010, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Awhile later, I bought a Spectre air filter.i got rid of the stock air box too, and now i have tons of air flowing into the filter and engine area, the engine temps dropped quite a bit too.


-JEFF, I'm 19
1995 ZJ 5.2
5.5" IRO long arm kit - OTK Steering
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post #6 of 101 Old 06-10-2010, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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I got some racing pedals from Pep boys. they are made with REAL cabon fiber. I thought they looked better than the plain black pedals and were only 15$




Then i painted the mirrors black to tie in the bumpers and give it more contrast

-JEFF, I'm 19
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post #7 of 101 Old 06-10-2010, 11:51 PM
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sweet...great start. that zj is sexy!
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post #8 of 101 Old 06-10-2010, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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sweet...great start. that zj is sexy!
Thanks! Congrats on being the first one to post on my thread haha

-JEFF, I'm 19
1995 ZJ 5.2
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post #9 of 101 Old 06-10-2010, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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I also added some black pinstripe to cover up the gold stripe that runs under the windows. Once again, it adds contrast. I dont have a picture but it shows it in the last picture. I also cover the gold "LIMITED" with black paint. If you can't tell, I hate the color gold.

-JEFF, I'm 19
1995 ZJ 5.2
5.5" IRO long arm kit - OTK Steering
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post #10 of 101 Old 06-11-2010, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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I bought some Cragars from Summit, because i didnt have to pay shipping. D-window 4.5" backspacing. I absolutely love them


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post #11 of 101 Old 06-11-2010, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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I went wheeling and got stuck and had someone pull me out by the rear axle. Not smart. so i went on craigslist and found a hitch. 50$ and i bought a reciever shackle from rusty's offroad. I also put a chrome exhaust tip on




It rained in REno so i wwent out to the mud. It was a lot of fun



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post #12 of 101 Old 06-11-2010, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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One day,i was driving along, and i heard a clunking sound. when i got home, i saw my rear bumper hanging on to the right side, and dragging along on the ground on the left. Turns out that sweet exhaust tip melted right through the plastic screws. so i took it off. :/ It was at that point that i decided to tiny my tails. a friend had the nite shade paint so i went ahead and put 4 coats on. it looks pretty good, and it just might be legal in Nevada haha



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post #13 of 101 Old 06-11-2010, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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then I painted the handles black. i think they are the oh $h!t handles but i'm not sure of the correct term. I also painted all the woodgrain but i dont have a picture of that.

-JEFF, I'm 19
1995 ZJ 5.2
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post #14 of 101 Old 06-11-2010, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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And so here is where I sit, at about 93000 miles. please tell me what you think!

-JEFF, I'm 19
1995 ZJ 5.2
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post #15 of 101 Old 06-11-2010, 12:19 AM
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looks great so fart

btw nice license plate haha

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