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post #46 of 61 Old 05-11-2013, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks just urd!


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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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post #47 of 61 Old 05-11-2013, 02:46 PM
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Why not upgrade to the V8 tie rod at least while you're doing all this. Seems like a small thing for stronger components.

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post #48 of 61 Old 05-11-2013, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Mainly because I don't do anything to warrant stronger stuff. I mean the stuff there was all original I believe cept the brakes. I'm 55. If it last as long I probaly wont care much past that point.

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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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post #49 of 61 Old 05-11-2013, 06:15 PM
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I'm just not committed to the wj manifold, apn header, 703's, and magnaflow exhaust just yet.
Well if you decide you not gonna do it, that should clear up some space in your living room.

If my plans work out, I should be rid of the ZJ before the end of the summer. It's getting in pretty sad shape... by my standards at least...
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post #50 of 61 Old 05-11-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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What do you want in its place?

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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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post #51 of 61 Old 05-11-2013, 07:57 PM
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What do you want in its place?
Something that pulls well behind a motor home. Planning to make move to the four corners area and live a nomadic lifestyle as a precursor to retirement. Trying to transfer.
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post #52 of 61 Old 05-15-2013, 09:06 PM
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Just got around to reading your finish coralman. Great job and looks really nice! Definitely worth referring other members to!


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Something that pulls well behind a motor home. Planning to make move to the four corners area and live a nomadic lifestyle as a precursor to retirement. Trying to transfer.
Best of luck to you Zee and I was going to move out west when younger. Could kick myself for not doing it sooner but it's never too late! Believe I could get off in doing a little gold mining and searching for precious stones.
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post #53 of 61 Old 05-17-2013, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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Well,I learned something about tires in doing this. The new tires were all nice and clean ,but within a few days they developed this brown residue on them. So I scrubbed the stuff off and it came back. It was nasty looking. Come to find out it is a compound they are adding to new tires called an "antizonant". Its seeps out of the rubber as you drive it to prevent oxidation of the rubber. Info said you can't stop it but can minimze by using tire dressing. Went to wally word got some brand called "california pro tire dressing" and it looks good. Not tooo shiny. Another fact I forgot to mention was the niner wheel/tire combo is 8lbs heavier than the original rims and tires. so thats 40 more pounds counting the spare.

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post #54 of 61 Old 08-22-2013, 05:57 PM
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Awesome write-up! Thanks for all the time and effort you put into this. I'm sure it will help a lot of people.
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post #55 of 61 Old 08-23-2013, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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post #56 of 61 Old 12-12-2013, 10:01 PM
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Wow! What a project. Nice work. But you were seriously deprived of the experience of chasing rust around every corner and asking yourself, "hmm. Should I wire wheel that bracket before I reinstall that control arm? Or is the steel too thin to survive?"

Must be nice to work on bare steel.
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post #57 of 61 Old 12-13-2013, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Yeah I have always felt bad for the guys who have to deal with the salt. Jeep could've done more to protest the underside. I think it was RAT who said something about if the salt didn't get you the A/C draining into the frame would. Currently working on solving that among other piles. This weekend is leaking tstat gasket, coolant temp sensor, on the WJ, it never ends.

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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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post #58 of 61 Old 12-13-2013, 02:58 PM
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In here, ZJ bodies last pretty much forever, they're going to junkyards after either hitting a kangaroo/other car, or after 42RE tranny crapping out.
However, I've seen a few XJ's with rust around the windshield frame.

Plus sometimes rust gets'em it the owner lives on a coast too.
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post #59 of 61 Old 12-13-2013, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Back in the day,lol, when vehicles were allowed to run the coast in northern fla the rust got stuff too. Used to be a guy with a halftrack that practically lived on the beach. That was along time ago.

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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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post #60 of 61 Old 06-27-2014, 05:49 AM
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Sorry to bring this post back from the semi dead but I must comment on a wonderful job. Thoroughly enjoyed reading through it and seeing a job well done. Hate that you had to have it towed after doing so much work.

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