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Unread 05-25-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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2wd zj

Hey zj owners so I'm at a lost for upgrades to do to my 2wd zj so I was hoping I could ask some of the experts on the JF to help me out on some of the upgrades I should do to my 2wd 1998 5.2 limited my grandpa passed it down to me so I don't wanna get rid of it anytime soon it only has a 108k on it so its still running strong thanks for the advice

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Unread 05-25-2013, 05:44 PM   #2
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Transmission rear housing(I think), Transfer case, new Front driveshaft, and axle I.e. Run to a Junk yard and find a 4wd ZJ that you can take the parts out if to make it 4wd...
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Unread 05-25-2013, 06:06 PM   #3
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I've been considering doing the 4x4 swap but that's going to be later down the road after my tranny starts going and I need a new one anyways any more ideas?!
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Unread 05-25-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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Make is fast as hell.
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"And yes, there is always a torque spec...but its not necessary...and takes way to much time...."
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Unread 05-25-2013, 06:24 PM   #5
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Intake system and exhaust system?!
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Unread 05-25-2013, 06:31 PM   #6
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I think a 2wd JZ would be sorta unique, everyone has a 4x4 heck I didn't know they made them in 2x.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #7
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SCT hemifever tuner, headers, exhaust, TB, you could cut the runners on the intake, ect. Fix the plenum gasket first and all the oil leaks. Probably the valve cover gaskets and oil pan gasket. I would maybe lower it a tiny bit and put 17" rims on it with the WJ brake caliper mod.
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"And yes, there is always a torque spec...but its not necessary...and takes way to much time...."
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Unread 05-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #8
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Well I'm the unfortunate person with one lol but any suggestions on what I should upgrade on it?!
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Unread 05-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #9
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Nice that sounds like it would be fast as hell lol but those sound like some pricy upgrades haha
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Unread 05-25-2013, 06:53 PM   #10
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Th tuner is probably the best bang for the money and its around 300. You get 3 tunes with it though.
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"And yes, there is always a torque spec...but its not necessary...and takes way to much time...."
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Unread 05-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #11
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And where could I get this from? How abut those shifter upgrades?
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Unread 05-25-2013, 07:13 PM   #12
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And where could I get this from? How abut those shifter upgrades?
http://www.hemifevertuning.com/


Email them and ask for Sean. He can do custom tunes based on your motor and mods.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 07:53 PM   #13
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I say just make it a 4wd screw waiting. mine has almost 500000 kms on it and i have to assume its the factory engine and trans. You could be waiting a while.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 07:55 PM   #14
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You should post some pics ive never seen a 2wd zj lol.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 08:33 PM   #15
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Haha how many miles is that? And I'll post a few pics in the morning but its not much different from a 4x4 other than no 4x4 badges in the back and no front diff and no t case
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