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Old 11-11-2017, 10:13 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Did some actual work on the pos this weekend, got the drive shaft in, taller front coils and the fenders hacked for the 33s.

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Took it for a test spin on some stupid slick hills and stuff. I never heard anything pop but on the way back to the trailer, I noticed that it was 2wd again I was able to confirm the front driveshaft was spinning and both front cv's looked fine. Any guesses?
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Figured out that the stupid cv on the driveshaft broke I knew they sucked but I figured it would last more than 20 mins....

So today I went to pick n pull and got a u joint drive shaft and yoke like I should have done.
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I really like what you're doing here. Seriously considering going the zj/wj route for a family wheeling rig.. Mostly because they are cheap and have room. I'll be following along with your antics.

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Old 11-14-2017, 12:12 AM   #79 (permalink)
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I really like what you're doing here. Seriously considering going the zj/wj route for a family wheeling rig.. Mostly because they are cheap and have room. I'll be following along with your antics.

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They're kind of hard to beat for the price. The 5.2 is pretty impressive for what it is and even the 4.0 hard to beat. Parts are plentiful also. The next thing I would do would be some new control arms, at least in the front.
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They're kind of hard to beat for the price. The 5.2 is pretty impressive for what it is and even the 4.0 hard to beat. Parts are plentiful also. The next thing I would do would be some new control arms, at least in the front.
I've been a jeep guy for as long as I can remember having owned a yj (still pissed at myself for selling it a number of years ago). I'd love another yj but for my budget and family size (wife and 2 kids) a zj or wj would just work better. I know there are some "frame" issues to address but other than that I know they can be solid rigs. I have a buddy looking to get rid of his zj.. Runs awesome has dreaded jeep death wobble.. Figuring if I can get it for around $1000 or 1500 and dump another 500 or so in front end parts to cure the wobble, I'd be happy with that.

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Old 11-16-2017, 01:56 AM   #81 (permalink)
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So what's up with the new POS? We want you to wheel it and break stuff and fix it and wheel it and break more stuff and fix it and do the Jeep thing.
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Just got back from a trip to the snow. It was hit and miss. Was having an odd overheating issue. I think the upper neck on the radiator is cracked, which let's pressure out once it hits around 200*

Around the same time, the transmission did not want to shift out of 1st?

I can't really knock this thing at 355k which at least the most recent were not the most cared for miles.
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They're kind of hard to beat for the price. The 5.2 is pretty impressive for what it is and even the 4.0 hard to beat. Parts are plentiful also. The next thing I would do would be some new control arms, at least in the front.
I'm joining you on the ZJ thing. I bought one from an auction here in denver. It's driving on the street legally for less than $1k. Thats to include a new ignition switch, radiator, catalytic converter, oil change, spark plugs and a stereo.

I just ordered up some 4.5" springs. I hope this fucking thing doesn't take precedence over my xj
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:58 AM   #88 (permalink)
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Well the 150 dollar baller is long gone, along with my 4runner and every wheelin part I had acquired over the years. I still have our 96 4runner with a factory locker and 33s. However, I'm itching to get another beater.

Thinking about a ZJ again. Something in the $1500 range so it's not a complete pos.

I want to fit 35s, which means at least new lower links from my experience last time. With a ~1" lift the 33s rubbed the firewall hardcore, more lift isn't going to help since it will just pull the axle closer.

I'm thinking around a 3" lift, but pushing the axle 1" forward from stock. Is that realistic? Or am I going to run into problems with steering?
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https://www.amazon.com/Control-93-98...4PZ?th=1&psc=1

This seems like a good price.

Or just buy the parts and build some.
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You can get away with about an 1" forward. You can also take a sledge to the wheel well and get some room in there. My axle is forward an 1". You will need to limit the stuff on 3-4" lift and 35"s. I have a 5.5" lift and I rub the top of the fender wheel and I also did a mini tub.
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You can get away with about an 1" forward. You can also take a sledge to the wheel well and get some room in there. My axle is forward an 1". You will need to limit the stuff on 3-4" lift and 35"s. I have a 5.5" lift and I rub the top of the fender wheel and I also did a mini tub.
I hammered the shit out of the firewall on the last one and the 33s rubbed really bad. I don't see how 35s could clear with it an inch forward.
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I hammered the shit out of the firewall on the last one and the 33s rubbed really bad. I don't see how 35s could clear with it an inch forward.
I also run long arm so that might be the difference
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I’ve seen 35’s on a stock height zj. So it can be done. On my wj I’m at 4” lift short arm and on 36” iroks. I could do it with 2” of lift.


https://youtu.be/bow72BWsao4
Here’s a video of the zj stock height and 35’s

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Ive seen 35s on a stock height zj. So it can be done. On my wj Im at 4 lift short arm and on 36 iroks. I could do it with 2 of lift.


https://youtu.be/bow72BWsao4
Heres a video of the zj stock height and 35s
I'm not worried about the lift height. I was more curious about how much I can push the axle forward. I'll just have to see when/if I get one.
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Ya. My point at stock height for 35’s to fit it had to be pushed a bit. Anyways i asked him and this is his response for getting 35’s on his zj with no lift just for reference. Anyways I was a little wrong. He used 2” spacers for lift.

A lot of hammering and pinch seam flattening and 1 1/8" longer arms.Cut out the fenders high and relocated the vacuum canister and the air box was pushed up a bit as well.At 1 1/8" the diff hits the track bar. Have to relocate it then too. The springs and steering linkage becomes the next hurdle

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Old 02-21-2019, 12:06 PM   #96 (permalink)
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I've got a 4.0 WJ and drive it around the yard sometimes. No rock bashing. Plenty of car trailer towing.

You can slap a ZJ radiator up front and that gives you another 6" or so of approach clearance.

That also opens up room to push the front axle as far forward as you want.

The d35 is strong like peanut butter-I bent one tapping a curb

Oh yeah, ALL 2001's will crack the head due to a casting flaw. So watch out for that.
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