Saturday, December 28, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

TC Swap

Swapped the transfer case in the jeep since I got a good deal locally and was something I was planning to do in the future since I've read up on it. Took about 14hrs total for me to do it solo. Had to run and get new hardware for bolting things back up since most of the bolts I had to remove snapped on me :( . 

Here's some info on the two transfer cases:
NP242: Full time transfer case used in XJ's and ZJ's. 2wd, 4 part time, 4 full time, and 4 low. The 4 full time feature is unique from the NP249 as it does not use a vicious coupler (what goes bad in the 249), but instead a mechanism that operates similar to an open differential.
NP249: Full time transfer case used exclusively in 93-98 ZJ Grand Cherokees with 4 full time and 4 low. The 249 utilizes a vicious coupler used in conjunction with the center differential found in the 242. This makes for very efficient, and very effective full time operation. 93-95 lack the ability to lock the center differential in 4 low, while a revised version in 96 changed this.

'Old' 249: Build date Apr 8, 1994 on the right.
'New' 242: Build date Sept 11, 1996 on the left

Next items will be tires; (31x10.5x15) Wrangler Duratracs w/ some basic rims (15x8) and JKS front track bar and quick disconnects.

As she sits currently.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


All fluids changed, added some Nokya Cosmic White bulbs. Have a 2" lift waiting to put on as well. Cleaned up the tow hitch and plastidip'd the rims black.

Only took pics today since I got a new Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 Lens.
This is Reese. Shes my cat. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Beep Beep

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
4.0L I6 H.O. - 42RE - NP249

Build sheet when manufactured:

Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
Protection Group
Convenience Group
Skid Plate Group
Luxury Group
Trailer Tow Group
Security Group
Monotone Paint
Limited Decor Group
Power Equipment Group
Off Road Group
90 Amp Alternator
600 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
Anti-Lock 4-Wheel-Disc Brakes
Low Back Bucket Seats
Rear 60/40 Folding Seat
Driver Air Bag Only
Floor Carpet
Cargo Compartment Carpet
Cargo Net
Cargo Tie Down Loops
MOPAR All Weather Mats
Front & Rear Floor Mats
Spare Tire Cover
Cargo Compartment Cover
Passenger Assist Handles
Full Length Floor Console
Overhead Console
All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
4-Spd. Automatic 42RE Transmission
Lock-Up Torque Converter
Quadra-Trac "On Demand" 4WD System
3.73 Rear Axle Ratio
Dana 35C/194MM Rear Axle
4.0L I6 Power Tech Engine
Tinted Windshield Glass
Front Door Tinted Glass
Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass
Rear Window Defroster
Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
Rear View Auto Dim Mirror
Left Power Heated Mirror
Right Power Heated Mirror
Power Heated Mirrors
All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors
Keyless Entry with Panic Alarm
Air Conditioning w/Auto Temp Control
Hood Insulation
Deluxe Insulation Group
Instrument Cluster w/Tach
200 KPH Primary Speedometer
Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Cigar Lighter
Dual Note Electric Horns
Glove Box
Remote Fuel Door Release
Power Windows
Power Locks
Power Front Driver/Passenger Seats
Illuminated Entry
Warning Chime
Vehicle Information Center
Courtesy Lamps
Glove Box Lamp
Ash Tray Lamp
Door Courtesy Lamps
Underhood Lamp
Cargo Compartment Lamp
Traveler/Mini Trip Computer
Automatic Headlamps
Daytime Running Headlamps, High Beam
Fog Lamps
Security Alarm
Front License Plate Bracket
Body Color Grille
Black Windshield Moldings
Roof Rack
Federal Emissions
Engine Block Heater
Speed Control
Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
Bright White Clear Coat
Bright White Clear Coat
All Radio Equipped Vehicles
AM/FM Comp Disc Radio w/Equalizer
6 Speakers
Power Antenna
Power Rack and Pinion Steering
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Normal Duty Suspension
Tilt Steering Column
Compact Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
P225/70R15 Eagle GA OWL AS Tires
Goodyear Brand Tires
15X7.0 Luxury Aluminum Wheels
All Aluminum Wheels
Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield
Front Suspension Skid Plate
Build To Canada Mkt. Specifications
Without Billable Fuel
Spring - Left Front
Spring - Left Rear
GVW/Payload Rating
Canada Dealer Retail
Zone 25-Canada-Alberta
Customer Preferred Package 2TM
Customer Preferred Package 26M
Customer Preferred Discount
Federal A/C Excise Tax

Saturday, July 6, 2013


F: 18x10J  [+16]  - 255/35/18
R: 18x10.5J  [0]  - 285/30/18

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Feet to face

Sold my Rota Grids and spacers and just got these in the mail last week! Just waiting on the fourth rim to arrive and order some rubber.

Next on the list is painting the hood and lights, upgrading the R1 oil  coolers to Sakebomb's upgraded setup, and then a big brake kit (AP Racing). This should be happening throughout the summer. Hopefully ending up with my final tune.

Also got the 335i's new front end, and side skirts on. Really gives it that look. Really happy with this upgrade.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Done a couple things while I wait for parts on the FD. 
Re Dinoc'd my interior brushed aluminum trim
Installed a AMS FMIC 
Ordered M3 front bumper and side skirts. Also a M3 V series CF front lip.

Friday, March 29, 2013


Got a some new shoes on the way from Japan.

SSR SP1 in Super Black Chrome (SBC):

F: 18x10  +16
R: 18x10.5  +5

I think this is a huge upgrade over the Grids I have which are presently:

F/R:18x9.5 +38

They were effectively; +13F and 0R, with spacers so I can finally get rid of the massive spacers I had to use for the grids and finally run rims with almost perfect offsets. Just gotta wait 5 weeks now, which should arrive around my birthday!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

-1 +2

Sold the Celsior - Pretty sad to see her go but I got other cars that need some attention.
Insured the FD
Insured the 335i
Bought a AMS FMIC for the 335i

Couple of pix to compare stock to the AMS (Estamated gains: 20whp/25wtq)

Going to get a M3 front end for the bimmer then start modding the FD a bit. Starting with new wheel setup, then general maintenance, then on to paint, then tune.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


After a year away from her, got her fired up. Got a couple of plans for her. All up in the air.