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post #16 of 187 Old 08-21-2012, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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20AUG2012 - New Tires!!!



Cooper Discoverer STT - 285/75R16


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Specs- 97 ZJ 5.2L - 4" Zone Lift - 285/75R16 Cooper STT
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post #17 of 187 Old 08-21-2012, 09:10 PM
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post #18 of 187 Old 08-21-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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mehhh...too close in the rear. i really don't want to cut into the door. any advice?

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post #19 of 187 Old 08-21-2012, 09:33 PM
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your rear suspsension tucks up and back, so you should be good.

only other option is all rear full adjustable CA's to push the axle back a bit.

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post #20 of 187 Old 08-21-2012, 10:00 PM
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Flex. Take picture. Report back.

good gas mileage is highly overrated.
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post #21 of 187 Old 08-21-2012, 10:25 PM
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Build looks good
When are the tons & 40's coming? :P

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post #22 of 187 Old 08-21-2012, 10:30 PM
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More than enough room! I have had the rear tires with barely a finger widths space between them and the rear rockers and it doesn't rub. The suspension flexes backwards and up away from the door so as long as the tires are not touching it's fine.


Look how close it is here and there was no problem.
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post #23 of 187 Old 08-21-2012, 10:32 PM
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More than enough room! I have had the rear tires with barely a finger widths space between them and the rear rockers and it doesn't rub. The suspension flexes backwards and up away from the door so as long as the tires are not touching it's fine.
x2 you probably didn't need that much but extra clearance doesn't hurt.

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post #24 of 187 Old 08-26-2012, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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25AUG2012 - Before/After Comparison

Stock Lift + 30" Tires



4" Lift + 33" Tires




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post #25 of 187 Old 08-26-2012, 02:59 PM
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post #26 of 187 Old 08-26-2012, 03:37 PM
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25AUG2012 - Before/After Comparison

Stock Lift + 30" Tires

4" Lift + 33" Tires
Did u have to change out your control arms?

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post #27 of 187 Old 08-26-2012, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Did u have to change out your control arms?
the kit came with new fixed LCAs. i'm looking to get adj f/UCAs sometime soon in the future.

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post #28 of 187 Old 09-01-2012, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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01SEP2012 - Spidertrax Wheel Spacers Installation

getting my driveshaft and wheel spacers ready





the bolts were rusty and muddy so decided clean all the threads.





thread locker. i put some more on it after i took the pictures









unfortunately, even with 1.25" spacers, there is a slight rub on the front passenger tire against the lower control arm at full lock. this is probably due to the fact that my axle is not centered (it is off by 1/4" or so).


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Upcoming Projects- Front Axle Swap. On the look out for HP30.
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post #29 of 187 Old 09-01-2012, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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01SEP2012 - Rear Driveshaft/Differential Work

when i swapped my transfer case from 249 to 242, i didn't realize that the driveshaft length was different due to the fact that my 249 had internal slip yoke and 242 had external slip yoke. installing that driveshaft was a real pain since, well, it is 1.5" longer than what it is supposed to be.

so, that driveshaft should've never gone in there and it's not coming out. after 15 minutes of frustration, i decided to just chop it off. it was the right decision.







fits perfectly now



finally decided to drain and refill the rear differential. i knew it had fluids and never had trouble from the rear so it was something i kinda put off until now. but since i have experience in destroying a differential by running it dry, i decided to drain/refill before any kind of trouble shows up.

when i drained it, i couldn't believe how great condition it is in. everything looks brand new in there.



done. simple half hour work.


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post #30 of 187 Old 09-01-2012, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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01SEP2012 - Random Musings

it's been over 2 weeks since i installed my lift kit and i have over 100 miles on them now. so decided that it would be a good time to re-torque.

so while retorque-ing my sway bar link....yea, the grade 3 bolt snapped. i cannot believe 2 weeks old bolt snapped. i am completely mind blown. it makes me question every single part that came with my lift kit. there is a part of me that wants to strip the lift kit, and demand a refund.

if a swaybar link bolt breaks while torque-ing, then what's next? is the track bar bolt next?





and i just cannot get the rear swaybar links to sit right.



i am totally paranoid (actually, it's probably not paranoia. it's actually a legitimate concern) about my track bar



oh, and does anyone know what this is? it is left unplugged on the front driverside behind the bumper.





so the latest pics of the jeep:






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