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Old 10-23-2010, 04:34 PM
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Ok so heres the story i got my jeep about 16 months ago i had posted an add online about trading my fully built acura integra which made 350 whp on low boost never actually turned it up to see what it would do but anyway a guy with a 96 zj sent me an email and i wasn't looking for one but i fell in love and had to have it so the next weekend he drove down and we traded. i have since ordered a 2" BB and got a used set of 31" BFG A/T's that i will be putting on next week when i get paid again and can afford anything if i need it but i will post pics tomorrow of it stock

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*EL Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
AFFP Luxury Group
AHC Trailer Tow Group
APAS Monotone Paint
ARNS Laredo Decor Group
BAUS 117 Amp Alternator
BCES 600 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
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CFNS Rear 60/40 Folding Seat
CGWS Next Generation Front Air Bags**
CKDS Floor Carpet
CKNS Cargo Compartment Carpet
CKRS Cargo Net
CKTS Cargo Tie Down Loops
CLES Front & Rear Floor Mats
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CSRS Passenger Assist Handles
CUFS Full Length Floor Console
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DGB All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
DGKS 4-Spd. Automatic 42RE Transmission
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GCBS Front Door Tinted Glass
GEGP Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass
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GNCS Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
GNKP Rear View Auto Dim Mirror
GRMP Left Power Heated Mirror
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GTMS Power Heated Mirrors
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HGAS Hood Insulation
HGDS Deluxe Insulation Group
JAYS Instrument Cluster w/Tach
JCBS 120 MPH Primary Speedometer
JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBS Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJAS Cigar Lighter
JJBS Dual Note Electric Horns
JKAS Locking Glove Box
JPAS Power Windows
JPBS Power Locks
LACS Illuminated Entry
LAGS Warning Chime
LAZP Vehicle Information Center
LBBS Courtesy Lamps
LBCS Glove Box Lamp
LBDS Ash Tray Lamp
LDAS Underhood Lamp
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LMGP Automatic Headlamps
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SCVS Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
SDAS Normal Duty Suspension
SUAS Tilt Steering Column
TBGS Compact Spare Tire
TBLS Inside Mounted Spare Tire
TRTP P225/75R15 OWL All Season Tires
TZAS Goodyear Brand Tires
WJ6S 15X7.0 Sport Aluminum Wheels
WLZC All Aluminum Wheels
YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications
YGCA 7 Additional Gallons of Gas
ZFLP Spring - Left Front
ZJTP Spring - Left Rear
ZULP Spring - Right Front
ZXTP Spring - Right Rear
Z6AS GVW/Payload Rating
0CYA FAM: DH TRACKING: 70723T06 MY:2008
1AAS U.S. Dealer Retail
167S Zone 67-Charlotte
2TFA Customer Preferred Package 2TF
26F Customer Preferred Package 26F
3VSA Customer Preferred Discount
634S North Carolina State Code

so far i am very happy o and i already have the double drive shaft up front so no needing to buy a new one in a few months.





plans by march are to have soft 8's 3.75 back spacing 35/12.50/15 KM2s and IRO 5.5" LA kit :cheers2:
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I took a wheeling trip to Uwharrie and noticed my fenders where getting in the way so i trimmed them up and then did a bit of beating with a BFH to make the pinch weld flat











i went ahead and moved the charcoal canister and rolled the inner fenders in the rear so it will no longer cut into my tires when on the trails i cant wait to actually have some money and work on this thing again!!



I ordered the IRO belly skid yesterday and should have it friday ill have install pics this weekend.
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here are a few pics from my last trip to URE






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ok so i got a few things done today and still have alot to do tomorrow i hope to have some serious progress in the coming months











ill take finished pics tomorrow my camera was being a PITA so i gave up lol
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Ok so i managed to get a good bit done today. I mounted up the IRO belly skid and aside from drilling it bolted right up although having the IRO front LA cross member would sure make this easier it does work just fine with the stock cross member just have to do a bit of drilling and fitting! I also fixed the bushing in my front sway bar it was squeeking and pissing me off. over all I feel decently accomplished for the day!




and here are some finished pics of the fender trimming.





and i gave her a wash and took a few nice pics of it at its current stage


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ok so the rear armor shipped today and i did some hard wheeling this weekend and tested out that new skid it took a beating and held up great I cant say enough good things about IRO!!

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rocker met a big rock lol
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well i had a great day today got alot of very needed items for my build. I also picked up a set ot tail lights to replace the one i broke and a few smaller pieces i needed for the interior. MY big ticket items are my new 8.8 and hp30
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well the new rear armor came in today its 1/8" and should work great if i ever need it


well i got to work on the rear armor today and got it almost all done still have 5 bolts to get to but i need to buy slightly longer ones for those 5 so it can wait till tomorrow. Overall I love these things they look great and should take a beating if i ever need them to!


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Well I went by a buddies house today and picked up the bezel Got it installed but I still need to go to the store and get some longer hardware for the filler neck but this will do till then looks 100x's better IMO


I know it only has 3 bolts on it i had to leave one on the filler neck to hold it up and in place so when i get my new hardware there will be 4 bolts on it
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looks like I need to buy an XJ so people will like me. lol
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Ha ha. Nah man thats a sweet Jeep! You are makin great progress on it. Good to see some NC wheelin on here too! Man i miss it.
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yeah me and the GF live about 15 minutes from uwharrie so its pretty nice. Thanks for the compliment.
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Yeah that must be nice! I used to live in Morganton. If youre ever over that way check out Brown Mt ORV. Always wanted to see Uwharrie, never got there tho.
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ok here a few pics that were requested by some people of the rear armor









o and my charcole canister is semi mounted now
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Nice zj bro. You have the 242 tcase?
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