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MrSmithsTB(ZJ) Build, take 2 - 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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by MrSmithsTB » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:21 am

Remorse crept in after selling the TB, and I had to get myself back into a 4x4. Sold my S10 for a marginal loss, and made up for it with a great deal on this 97 ZJ.

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Engine: 4.0L inline six cylinder
Transmission: 42RE 4-sp automatic
Transfer Case: NP249
Rear Diff: D35 w/3.55 gears
Front Diff: High Pinion D30 w/3.55 gears(swapped from XJ)


Suspension Modifications:
Rough Country 3.5" Front springs
F>R spring swap(for 3.5" of rear lift)
Rough Country Hydro Shocks for up to 4" lift
Rear Sway bar delete

Interior Mods:
None yet

Exterior Mods:
1.25" Wheel Spacer/adapters 5x4.5 > 5x5.5 pattern
16x8 Dodge Ram Wheels
265/75/16 BFG All Terrain - Load Range D

Drivetrain Mods:
HP D30 swapped from a 95 XJ

Recovery Equipment:
Tow straps
Shackles
Tool bags
Cell Phone

Future Plans:
Too much to list

Current Picture:
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by MrSmithsTB » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:41 am

Sept 2012. Installed RC 3.5" spring lift, RC Hydro shocks, and replaced front axle with a high pinion D30.
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by MrSmithsTB » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:41 pm

9/14/2012 Wheel spacers, Dodge Ram wheels, BFG All Terrain 265/75/16

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DriveTrain: AWD w/ G80
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