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Hey Zuki guys? I was wondering what you guys thought of a Jeep guy turning into a Zuki guy? I have been pondering selling the Heep and buying a truck and using the left over money to build a zuki. My buddy has 4 and I can get one for $1500, it runs great and is practically rust free. I think its an 89, with fairly low mileage. I could get a Ram 1500 and tow the sami with it. It would be a total trail rig. So how much cash would I have to throw into one to get it ready for the hard trails? Here is what i was thinking:
SOA with YJ springs, (i have a spare set)
Lots of sawzall work and some 33x12.5 TSL's
D44's, 5.38's, lock rites, and a 4:1 Tcase?
I would keep my winch and maybe even my 33's off my YJ. Any thoughts or opinions?
 

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Originally posted by YJ4Rox:
<STRONG>Hey Zuki guys? I was wondering what you guys thought of a Jeep guy turning into a Zuki guy? I have been pondering selling the Heep and buying a truck and using the left over money to build a zuki. My buddy has 4 and I can get one for $1500, it runs great and is practically rust free. I think its an 89, with fairly low mileage. I could get a Ram 1500 and tow the sami with it. It would be a total trail rig. So how much cash would I have to throw into one to get it ready for the hard trails? Here is what i was thinking:
SOA with YJ springs, (i have a spare set)
Lots of sawzall work and some 33x12.5 TSL's
D44's, 5.38's, lock rites, and a 4:1 Tcase?
I would keep my winch and maybe even my 33's off my YJ. Any thoughts or opinions?</STRONG>
DO IT!!!!
Sawzall with some 37's!!! Youll have Dana44's!!!

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Originally posted by YJ4Rox:
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SOA with YJ springs, (i have a spare set)
Lots of sawzall work and some 33x12.5 TSL's
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I wouldn't think you would need to sawzall much to run 33's. I have a SPOA with stock Sammy springs and I am running 33x12.50's. The only place I've noticed a little rubbing is in the back of my front fenders. But I agree with RudeZuk on this one, sawzall and run some 35's or 37's. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> ~Steve
 

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Another Jeeper has seen the light!!!!

Its a jeep thing........What I don't understand is why they spend so much money to keep up with Zuks and Toys <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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You shouldn't need to pull out the sawzall much at all (if you even need to). I ended up with about 9 inches of lift with the YJ's and spring over. I'm running 31x10.5 TSL's and do not rub at all. Depending how far forward you move the front axle will say whether or not you will rub the back of the wheelwell.

 

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Hell yeah guys, This is SOOO tempting, I just hav to sell the idea to the g/f, she has bought tons of parts for the Heep and will probably get pissed when i sell it <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> Oh well!

There may be a new member to the Zuki board in a couple of months <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">: <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">

Thanks for the pics, what is so funny is that everyone on the other Jeep boards I visit cannot justify keeping the YJ <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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as a current '89 yj owner i say don't do it as the yj is the best w/ a slapped in 302efi, c4 auto and a rear dana 44....the problem w/ the sammys is they dont get stuck like a jeep!

anyone want to trade a sammy for the above yj...
 

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Yes! Turn away from the dark side. If you but put away your jeepish trappings, you will be welcomed into the light.

YJ, I am your father.

Dude, Sammis rock!
 

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Well i am 85% sure i am going to do this. Keep looking at the after market and WOW. I think i may just keep the heep drop in a v8 tak the lift off and tow the sammi with it. Any of you guys towed a Zuki with a heep before? Trailer or Flat? How do they do?
 

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Originally posted by YJ4Rox:
<STRONG>Any of you guys towed a Zuki with a heep before? Trailer or Flat? How do they do?</STRONG>
I don't have a Jeep, but I do tow mine with a V6 Tacoma on a car dolly.

It actually does pretty well. I can easily go 65mph on the highway. Up hills I do have to drop it down a gear.

Before when I was running a 4 leaf YJ pack in the back I would get fishtailing from the zuk at around 60-65 a lot. At 55mph it was fine. Now with the 5 leaf pack I don't get fishtailing at all.
 

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YJ4RoX said:
Hey Zuki guys? I was wondering what you guys thought of a Jeep guy turning into a Zuki guy? I have been pondering selling the Heep and buying a truck and using the left over money to build a zuki. My buddy has 4 and I can get one for $1500, it runs great and is practically rust free. I think its an 89, with fairly low mileage. I could get a Ram 1500 and tow the sami with it. It would be a total trail rig. So how much cash would I have to throw into one to get it ready for the hard trails? Here is what i was thinking:
SOA with YJ springs, (i have a spare set)
Lots of sawzall work and some 33x12.5 TSL's
D44's, 5.38's, lock rites, and a 4:1 Tcase?
I would keep my winch and maybe even my 33's off my YJ. Any thoughts or opinions?

ive spent $ 2100 total and you see what i can do! go fur it!:flipoff2: :flipoff: :flipoff2:
 

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i traded a mitsubishi pickup truck for mine, its great. its also got quite a bit of problems, so i can only imagine what you can do with one of these if you have the money
 

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i cant believe you are even saying this, i use to have a sammy, with 3 inch trailmasters soa, 5.13's; 35 bogs and i had nothing but trouble with that thing, one of the smartest things i ever did was sell my zuk to a hunting club, and buy my YJ, this is my first time on the zuk board and i am very dissapointed to see a trader in our mist:flipoff2: i see you guys are talking about using yj parts, you will never here of a so called "heep" running sammy parts, i hope this was enough to change your mind about ditching the YJ
 

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YJ4RoX said:
Any of you guys towed a Zuki with a heep before? Trailer or Flat? How do they do?

be smart and do the right thing :flipoff2:



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alfred

ps: i also towed my friend's TJ this weekend ... we managed to get up to 55mph and passing cars ... very cool
 
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