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Unread 07-01-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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98 Laredo Build Thread "Yumekui"

Thought it was about time to start a build thread. I'm going to be going to college for an Automotive Degree in the Fall, so she will start being pieced together finally.

First Question: I will be putting 31x10.5's on it eventually with a 2" BB, but that won't be for a while. In the mean time, it just bothers me how far in the tires are on a stock ZJ..Is there any harm in 3.75 backspacing with 225/75/15?

And on that note, this is what I would need for that..right..?

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Unread 07-01-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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Unread 07-01-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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looks like a good platform to build on...Honestly i would skip the spacers all together and get a set of wheels with the proper backspacing. Its better piece of mind not having to worry about if the wheel spacers are torqued. But if you like the look of the factory wheels then i say go for it and yes all you will need is the wheel spacers.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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looks like a good platform to build on...Honestly i would skip the spacers all together and get a set of wheels with the proper backspacing. Its better piece of mind not having to worry about if the wheel spacers are torqued. But if you like the look of the factory wheels then i say go for it and yes all you will need is the wheel spacers.
Yeah, I really like the stock rims though. The plan is to keep it pretty stock. Other than the lift.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 08:07 PM   #5
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Then the spacers should treat you right. It will look good with the 2" lift and 31s. Some other things that I would suggest that really set off the zj is to tint the front two windows to match the rear and paint the grey cladding black.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 02:31 PM   #6
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Question: Does ANYONE make a 2" (or 2.5") Lift that doesn't involve spacers? I cannot fine one anywhere...Does it not exist?
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Unread 07-05-2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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OME, I believe, does not use spacers.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 03:50 PM   #8
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OME, I believe, does not use spacers.
They do, but it is classified as "Light Load" which concerns me. What does "Light Load" imply..?
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Unread 07-05-2013, 05:04 PM   #9
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They have hd coils too... It just depends what you use your jeep for. If you load it up alot and plan on getting aftermarket armor for your jeep get the heavy duty. If you want a softer ride and dont plan to add much weight to the jeep get the light duty
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Unread 07-05-2013, 05:49 PM   #10
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They have hd coils too... It just depends what you use your jeep for. If you load it up alot and plan on getting aftermarket armor for your jeep get the heavy duty. If you want a softer ride and dont plan to add much weight to the jeep get the light duty
You're right, they do, I somehow skipped over that..thanks. Will the HD Coils affect the ride quality on the road that much? I have to travel on a lot of really poorly paved roads with lots of potholes everyday, I don't want to break my a** if the ride is to stiff.
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You're right, they do, I somehow skipped over that..thanks. Will the HD Coils affect the ride quality on the road that much? I have to travel on a lot of really poorly paved roads with lots of potholes everyday, I don't want to break my a** if the ride is to stiff.
Email Kolak about the OME coils and he will ell you what ones are best for what you want. He's go them on his 5.9. I personally would go for the HD coils because they will be nice and firm.
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Ive got a 95 laredo 4.0 4x4got water in tranny whats best way to flush out n does tourqe convertor hold tranny fluid

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Email Kolak about the OME coils and he will ell you what ones are best for what you want. He's go them on his 5.9. I personally would go for the HD coils because they will be nice and firm.
Sounds like a plan. Thanks
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Unread 08-03-2013, 06:54 PM   #14
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Has anyone done it themselves, or see anyone who did this color scheme on their ZJ? I was thinking of painting my cladding tan. Thoughts?

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Looks like a good Jeep! I don't personally like the tan, but it might be okay. I think they do sell tan bedlining, or so I've heard.
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