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MOPARMAN12'S JEEP
Year & Model  
1996 ZJ
Engine  
4.0 HO
Transmission  
AW
Transfer Case  
242
Front Axle  
?
Rear Axle  
?
Gear Ratio  
?
Suspension  
Stock at the moment
Recovery  
3 Ex-crane choker straps. They are EXcellent
snatchers.
Armor  
Found a factory gas tank steel shield. Picked up
a transfer case shield AND a front full skid
plate.
Accessories  
Hitch, compressor, full tire repair kit, and a
gazillion other items.
Future Mods  
Lift, shocks
 
INSTALLED PRODUCTS
Armor
Audio, CB, & Electrical
Axles
Body
Engine
Interior
Recovery
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Tires & Wheels
Transfer Case
Transmissions

JEEP HISTORY
I had a great 40something Willys Jeep when
I was in my early teens in the early 70s.
I could point it up or down a scary steep
hill with all my stuff in the back, plus a
deer or elk, and it would idle to the top
or bottom with no trouble. I could climb
pretty much anything with that little
beast. At 17, I also had a 60-something
Wagoneer that saved my arse and froze it
off in the same winter. Haven't had one
since but needed a good all-around vehicle
and after driving both a friend's and my
boss's Grand Cherokees, I was hooked
again. I sold my 3rd little Dodge D50 and,
after a couple weeks, found a pristine
1-owner BLACK/Black/black 96 with the 4.0
and many bells and whistles. I did a
little dealing and got it for a sweet
price of $5k. It has only 79K miles on it
and came with a folder containing every
record and receipt from the day it rolled
off the assembly line. I am quite a happy
camper after a whole week of driving it
through our deep snow and nasty mountain
winter weather here in the boonies of
Idaho. OK I sold the 96 ZJ to a friend
after I bought a new 08 Dodge Nitro a few
days ago. However, over the winter I went
Cherokee Crazee and bought all the "I
don't want to mess with it anymore"
cheepjeeps I could find on Craigslist. I
have 6 now I think, and another one a mile
or so away that the guy is looking for the
title on. I haven't paid over 350 for any
of them. Most were 250 or less. The best
one is a nice white 88 Pioneer USA Olympic
Super Duper Special. The hood and fenders
were crunched so I picked up a white 93
Sport that had rear damage and made one
decent Cherokee. Just traded that in on my
wife's new Subaru and tripled my
$$. Sooo...I couldn't live without a ZJ
so I bought a 98 for 2300. It is a
Canadian model with metric gauges and
takes premium fuel(at lower elevations it
is needed but not at 5000 feet where I am)
and has a BIG exhaust system. Gets AWESOME
fuel mileage and has better power than the
96 did. OK, so now I am single and
moved to Southern Utah. Gave away all the
project Jeeps except a 90 Cherokee Laredo
with an electrical issue. It died and
won't start. I now have a nice 90 Pioneer
XJ that I traded for, so no cash
outlay..., and already have plans to lift
it with parts I already have. JEEPS ARE
ADDICTIVE! Runs sweet, it is clean, and
only needs a steering stabilizer.
Update: I put a small lift and 31s on
it. Looked great! Then I hit a fence and
tore up the right side. Replaced the door
and mirror and it is fully functional now
but not quite as nice. Latest update:
Imoved to Oregon and had to leave my
Pioneer at a friend's and missed it so
much that I started watching craigslist
for a deal. I GOT ONE! I just bought a
91 Cherokee Limited with nice leather,
power everything, etc.
Engine/tranny,interior AND exterior is
great but there is an injector issue to
deal with. However....I ONLY PAID $400
BUCKS FOR IT!!! WOO HOO!!!!! Oh yeah, it
has an AWESOME roof rack with a flat
toolbox built into the back and there is
also a reciever mounted step to access it
easily. I am SOOOO happy! More
later. I ordered a set of
"upgrade" Bosch injectors for 75
bucks. Hopefully all will be wonderful
when I get them installed. Worked well,
Jump ahead a few jeeps.... None now
but looking at another 96 ZJ Limited 4.0.
Black! Like my first ZJ. :)

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