Almost got this jeep done. Ive probably put a good 3 days worth of work into it and Im pretty tired of it. So far Ive done a rear disk brake conversion, new drivers side axle from alloy usa (made in India!!?), new driver side bearing(timken) and seal (mopar), new felpro rear main, oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, front+rear diff fluid change, tranmission fluid change, tcase fluid change, oil change, new front rotors and ebc green stuff pads, and pressed in 10 new rear jeep zj studs. The worst part by far was trying to press in those new studs. If you ever do a conversion, have a shop press those studs in. I tried to use washers and old lug nuts with my impact wrench. The zj studs are slightly larger than the xj studs so I had to lightly file every stud hole to get the studs in. Im not sure what happened, but one of the studs spun when I put it in. I had to get a new stud and just hammered it in with red lock tite. Hopefully that will never cause any issues. If it does, the stud for a jeep liberty rear brakes are even bigger than the zj studs, so Ill just hammer one of those in. I torqued it to 150 lb/ft and it didnt spin, so I think its good.
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