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  1. nick_n_ii

    2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo (WJ)

    If/When I go Toyota it will all be home built parts. I'm back at the drawing board of starting a small Offroad/Overland directed fab shop. Only time will tell though..
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    2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo (WJ)

    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...
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    2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo (WJ)

    Just a few from today's adventure. It was great. I'd also have to say that this WJ is as capable if not more so than my old ZJ on 3.5" lift...
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    2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo (WJ)

    Front shaft I swapped the day it got here.. LOL I took the front from my old ZJ with the T-case yoke, same driveline fit like a glove..
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    2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo (WJ)

    That is a currant area a research.. I'm leaning to dropping the IRO arms and going TrailForged Long arm kit...
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    2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo (WJ)

    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...
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    1997 Jeep ZJ Larado Project: Redemption

    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...
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    Drawer system for 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ - HELP

    Until mine died I was planning to buy these than do a 9" deep center draw. (Steel build for me).. https://mountainvistafabrication.com/products/zj-cargo-box-cubby-pair-left-and-right
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    1997 Jeep ZJ Larado Project: Redemption

    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...
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    1997 Jeep ZJ Larado Project: Redemption

    Was kinda hard to match up. And after hitting a Dear it needed a full on paint job..
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    1997 Jeep ZJ Larado Project: Redemption

    Well body work and paint done
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    1997 Jeep ZJ Larado Project: Redemption

    Well got a few up date pics. Including she got started being pulled down for paint to night too.....
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    1997 Jeep ZJ Larado Project: Redemption

    Well been busy.. Installed my 3.5" IRO lift so far love ride but needs shorter front shocks. Got my new head lights in and my 5.9er grill. Replaced the rockers and prepping for paint..
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    1997 Jeep ZJ Larado Project: Redemption

    Well Parts are ordered and several already bought. Ordered: IRO 3.5" Prem. Lift IRO steering Bought: V8 ZJ 5.9er axles (limited slip rear Limited Leather seats Head liner CB wires 245/75R16 MTRs on Moabs 1" wheel spacers Build will probably start in a week once the lift shows up.. Pics coming...
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    1997 Jeep ZJ Larado Project: Redemption

    Nothing new yet. I just spent a week in the hospital with a leg infection. I did however source a lift kit used. So parts still coming in waiting on a weather shift to get to work.
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    Sold the XJ, now a long term 96 ZJ build.

    Didn’t know this build was here. This is the ZJ I got in trade for my XJ (my ZJ #2).. lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    1997 Jeep ZJ Larado Project: Redemption

    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.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    1997 Jeep ZJ Larado Project: Redemption

    And than my 2nd ZJ which was my first try at a Adventure build. Death by sink hole..
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    1997 Jeep ZJ Larado Project: Redemption

    Here are some of my firs ZJ back in 2007 before I understood building ZJs.
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    1997 Jeep ZJ Larado Project: Redemption

    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 242 T-case Stock 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...
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