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Project SoundWave-the 5.9L Prerunner build

Old 12-27-2011, 08:12 AM
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So I purchased this 98 5.9L ZJ awhile back from a buddy who is in my offroad club. He was planning on making it his trail rig but it just sat in his garage, so he sold it to me. My plans were simple at the time, put a few motor add ons and just drive it. After looking around the web, decided I'd make it into a prerunner, so the build begins. I also have a 99 XJ (project Ratchet) that I'm also working on.

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*Iron Rock Offroad Long Arm
*4.5 inch Iron Rock Offroad front and rear springs w/2 inch coil spacers
*33x12.50x15 General Grabbers w/red lettering on simulated beadlock
*Iron Rock Offroad axle truss for Dana 30
*Spartan locker for the Dana 30
*Iron Rock Offroad rear upper and lower adjustable control arms
*Roll cage


A few pictures of when I first bought it











Added a firestik cb antenna



Then added a prerunnner style front bumper











Then added some ProComp fog lights to the front bumper to make the front end look complete





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Old 12-27-2011, 08:16 AM
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Since I am parting out my 98 ZJ (my trail rig) I decided to put the 31s on SoundWave and see what it looks like. Totally need to do the lift now but I think it looks decent for the time being









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Open up the hood? I wanna see what this thing is working with! I like the exterior, black is the first option as far as color goes in my opinion.
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Thats pretty sick looking as it sits now.
I cant wait to see more.
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Trans line decided to leak all over the place today. It was the hose clamp that went from the rubber hose into the trans hardline. Replaced the hose clamp and going to fill up the fluid tomorrow. Guess it wanted a trans service. Wish I got that memo. Planning on putting on the rear tube bumper tomorrow as well.
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SWEET. Cant wait to see the Generals on it
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Fixed the trans leaks. 14 quarts of brand new ATF +4. Shifts great now. Guess SoundWave wanted a trans flush, lol.
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Nice ride! I have always wanted one but ive been foiled because i have no money lol
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Got a great deal on it from a buddy who was in the club. Its been a really good vehicle so far. Excited to build it up, after I finish the XJ.
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Subscribed. Can't wait to see how this turns out
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Love the build, wish I would have waited for a 5.9 when I purchased my ZJ instead of getting the 5.2
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Originally Posted by Griffin13 View Post
Love the build, wish I would have waited for a 5.9 when I purchased my ZJ instead of getting the 5.2

Thanks. Yeah 5.2L are like the little brother to the 9'ers. Still plenty of power with those 5.2Ls though.
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Planning on installing the rear bumper this weekend. Its a prerunner style rear bumper. Its actually coming off my old trail ZJ. Here is a picture of the bumper.




Thats not my trail ZJ though Lol.
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Put the rear bumper on last night and the Bilstein shocks (rears), I'll post some pictures up later.
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That's a good looking rig!
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