Been reading A-LOT the last few days. My build will as most go in a few stages.
Stage 1 - will be a set of V8 axles with Vari-loks and 3.73 gears. That set up will be on 4.5" short arms. Of which I have about 90% the parts. And will be on 265/75r16s.
After this I'll be doing bumpers, sliders...
So I've had a bad year for Jeeps.
October 13th 2019 - My was was in a wreck that totaled out our JKR
October 13th 2020 - The ZJ that we bought to build (bought Nov 2019) cracked the block in 3 places and broke the uni-rail at the fire wall inside
Oh and ya this one still remains nameless.. But...
It's sad and funny. I looked for a WJ back in 2011 but bought a ZJ (Sank it) than again in 2019 I looked for a WJ and bought this one that just died. Now fast forward 12 months. Looked and found a WJ both 2 miles from home, and relatively clean along with affordable. I'll be doing a build up on...
Well, only update is a Bad update.
ZJ is dead, dead, dead.
Cracked the block in 3 places and broke the passenger side frame rail.. :((((
She's being parted out. Some parts to mu buddy, some to my Son's ZJ and some going on my next build a '04 WJ...
Well Parts are ordered and several already bought.
IRO 3.5" Prem. Lift
V8 ZJ 5.9er axles (limited slip rear
Limited Leather seats
245/75R16 MTRs on Moabs
1" wheel spacers
Build will probably start in a week once the lift shows up.. Pics coming...
Well I picked up a item I couldn’t pass up.
5- 06’ Rubicon wheels with MTRs at 85% life on them.
Not my first choice in tire but at the price it will do due for now. Picks coming soon..
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So I figure I wanted to document my build someplace and why not share here.
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Larado
4.0L original 162,000 Miles
Jeep looked clean when bought but as always, once cladding was removed the rust showed. Than we hit a deer doing 55mph so I had to do a quick...