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Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-21-2020, 03:43 PM
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Posted By nick613
Ya I haven't done it yet but it doesn't seem too...

Ya I haven't done it yet but it doesn't seem too bad to me either... I'd be shieting bricks running that angle grinder.

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Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-18-2020, 12:11 PM
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I know. I went with a ZJ hoping I could use it as...

I know. I went with a ZJ hoping I could use it as a back up for my 7x14 enclosed work trailer at +/- 6000lbs.

Still want to wire it up for trailer brakes so I could if I really had to but I think...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-18-2020, 12:01 PM
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Posted By nick613
Towed the boat (16 foot lund aluminum side...

Towed the boat (16 foot lund aluminum side console) approx 1800lbs loaded to my buddy's cottage and back this weekend. No sweat at all. Was just country highways so locked it in 3rd and did about...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   05-18-2020, 11:00 AM
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Posted By nick613
Sweet deal. ZJs are pretty underrated and a lot...

Sweet deal. ZJs are pretty underrated and a lot of fun. Finished phase 1 of my build this winter and have put mine through some pretty rough stuff. Mine is a 98 5.2 lifted 4.5" on 33s. It's also a...
Jeep Forums: WK2 Grand Cherokee Forum   04-30-2020, 05:41 PM
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Posted By nick613
Add this to the reasons for getting my wife to...

Add this to the reasons for getting my wife to hold out for a wk2 instead of a wk. Them 3.6s seem like sweet engines.

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Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-20-2020, 06:16 PM
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Posted By nick613
Ya... I have a high mileage well taken care of ZJ...

Ya... I have a high mileage well taken care of ZJ that I've only owned since June and the amount of factory parts left on this thing are very impressive. Mileage is 228k all u joints were original...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-18-2020, 12:27 PM
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Posted By nick613
Oh buddy thats a rare one! Enjoy! About the only...

Oh buddy thats a rare one! Enjoy! About the only thing I regret about my 98 is that its an auto... And swapping in a manual would be a major pain.

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Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   04-11-2020, 03:46 PM
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Posted By nick613
Picked up an old 14 foot sportspal on Friday. The...

Picked up an old 14 foot sportspal on Friday. The plan is to build a custom roof rack to be able to carry my 14 jon boat on the roof but for now this sportspal fits on the factory racks perfectly....
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-29-2020, 01:45 PM
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Posted By nick613
And here it is after some mig welding, JB welding...

And here it is after some mig welding, JB welding and paint. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200329/ca0864a4a1c4bb97b0dc4d7799d08188.jpg

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Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-29-2020, 01:43 PM
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Posted By nick613
Did some exploring at a new chunk of public land...

Did some exploring at a new chunk of public land I've never been too. Really mucky, lots of deep potholes/ditches. Almost got stuck a few times. Made use of the 33s for...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   03-28-2020, 08:13 AM
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Views: 541
Posted By nick613
I will say though I have no experience with XJs I...

I will say though I have no experience with XJs I can easily sleep in my ZJ with the seats all the way forward. You end up with atleast 6 and a half feet back there. Even if you get 6 feet in an XJ...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-28-2020, 08:11 AM
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Posted By nick613
Heres pics of the...

Heres pics of the carnage/repairhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200328/a005468d2563f3d36e80286c58178f69.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200328/156072e8442a4d8ec7250d574830eef2.jpg

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Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-28-2020, 08:09 AM
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Posted By nick613
The woman destroyed my door latch... Due to my...

The woman destroyed my door latch... Due to my saggy door hinges. Fixed that up, just need to do a bit of welding and painting to make it more permanent. Door hinge pins are on the short list of...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-27-2020, 04:50 PM
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Posted By nick613
More like what did my girlfriend do to my ZJ...

More like what did my girlfriend do to my ZJ today...

Got the thing to a nice drivable condition not 1 week ago and something goes wrong with the girlfriends POS Ford Escape's electric power...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   03-26-2020, 05:05 PM
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Posted By nick613
The Gladiator is probably what you want between...

The Gladiator is probably what you want between those options but Im going to agree with stay away from new vehicles for a while... Get a used pickup, save some money and learn how to work on it.
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Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-26-2020, 10:29 AM
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Views: 1,314
Posted By nick613
Good to know. I just did the CV shafts last week...

Good to know. I just did the CV shafts last week along with the wheel bearings and all the driveshaft U joints. Hopefully she doesnt leak. Hoping to swap in a HP 30 eventually anyway but would be...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Buying Forum   03-24-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By nick613
XJs are solid vehicles, very offroad capable and...

XJs are solid vehicles, very offroad capable and have a huge aftermarket. A lot more usable space than a wrangler and lower cost. If you want more space look into a ZJ they're very similar...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-23-2020, 04:53 PM
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Posted By nick613
Took the ZJ and the dog out for some social...

Took the ZJ and the dog out for some social distancing... First time on any sort of trail since the lift and she did great! Can't wait to do some trips in this...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-22-2020, 04:04 PM
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Views: 3,143,273
Posted By nick613
Did all my driveshaft U joints, wheel bearings...

Did all my driveshaft U joints, wheel bearings and CV axle shafts. Took it for a good long drive and still having some vibes.

Still not sure if driveline or exhaust. Starts at about 45mph and...
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   03-21-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,314
Posted By nick613
Well going to give a bit of an update. Sway bar...

Well going to give a bit of an update. Sway bar link brackets got extended! Fun little project, that is the first time I've done anything that custom. Turned out well and now I have way more...
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