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Unread 09-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #31
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What cracks me up is they used a grade 3 bolt? WTF? Grade 8 MINIMUM for ANY suspension component.. Most auto makers use G5 all around unless on suspension, and I believe they're required by SAE to use G8 on suspension? Don't quote me on that... Regardless, give me the bolt dimensions and I'll get you a quote for some high quality Grade 8 bolts that won't snap on you... ever.

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Unread 09-01-2012, 08:16 PM   #32
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What cracks me up is they used a grade 3 bolt? WTF? Grade 8 MINIMUM for ANY suspension component.. Most auto makers use G5 all around unless on suspension, and I believe they're required by SAE to use G8 on suspension? Don't quote me on that... Regardless, give me the bolt dimensions and I'll get you a quote for some high quality Grade 8 bolts that won't snap on you... ever.
i already replaced it with a grade 8

edit: looooool. grade 5. i thought 3 lines meant grade 3. derp. i'm still a noob. i'm learning.
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Unread 09-01-2012, 08:35 PM   #33
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heh, yea look at my join date. that's when i started learning about cars. i changed my engine oil for the first time a month ago, lol. in two months, from knowing NOTHING about cars (not know how to change tires or jump a car. no joke) to swapping an axle, a transfer case, suspension lift, car audio and a whole slew of little miscellaneous things.

i returned from afghanistan earlier this year. for an entire year, for 365 days straight (except 14 days of leave i had), i worked 14-16 hours a day. it was an intense pace and i was very used to that. then when i returned home, it was nice to relax for the first week, but i immediately started going crazy not having anything to do. suddenly, i was sitting in my room alone, staring at the ceiling, and a mere week before i was surrounded by hundreds of people and working at a breakneck pace. i really didn't know what to do with myself.

then i got this zj. and i've had so much fun playing with my new toy. i needed a hobby badly. heh, sucks it's an expensive one though.
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Unread 09-01-2012, 09:34 PM   #34
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Any car is an expensive hobby. I've dropped 23,000 into my audi that I've owned for just over two years, and I've got another 5-6000 in stuff ready to go in next week. Problem is, until my Jeep parts come in, I can't put the new stuff on her. She's teasing me anywho, keep up the good work. There's only one way to gain knowledge about cars. First hand.
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Unread 09-01-2012, 10:25 PM   #35
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lol wish i had that type of cash to drop on my ZJ i think i would start with a 4inch lift as well 31's or 33s on my niner wheels, ARB and so on lol most of the time i am lucky during the month to have enough extra for an oil change or just gas My ZJ is neglected and takes everything to not let her go...... Love the build....
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Unread 09-02-2012, 12:09 AM   #36
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There's only one way to gain knowledge about cars. First hand.
the reason why i learned so fast is bc the jeep kept on taking a sh*t on me. it's my dd so i had to get it up and working as fast as i can.
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[B]Upcoming Projects[/B]- Front Axle Swap. On the look out for HP30.
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Unread 09-02-2012, 12:14 AM   #37
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Great work so far, I was doing and planned to do about the same things you have when I had my 5.2 96 ZJ. I got to the part of the Zone 4" and 33's but ended up selling it before I did the 242 swap and bought a TJ... We have two TJ's and an XJ now, so I think there is room to rid of a TJ and bring home another 5.2, maybe even a niner project lol. I like the black much better

Look forward to seeing more of your build, cheers!

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Unread 09-02-2012, 08:41 AM   #38
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the reason why i learned so fast is bc the jeep kept on taking a sh*t on me. it's my dd so i had to get it up and working as fast as i can.
Just remember to not cut corners and do everything right. The last thing you want to do is break down on the side of the road, without the option to fix it there, because you cut a corner. I've learned that lesson a few times. Those "temp" fixes are just that.

I understand it's a DD, and I too, have a DD jeep.. that's been sitting for nearly 3 weeks now. Luckily, I have a back up vehicle. I knew that if I was going to do this project, I wanted it done right. That's why she's still sitting

Lastly, if you can't figure something out, you know to come here and ask questions, or post in a regional form. I'm sure some people would love to come help you turn a wrench and get the job done for a pizza and some beer.
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Unread 09-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #39
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maybe even a niner project lol. I like the black much better
i'm gonna play around and experiment with this one. then once i get a black niner, i'll get more serious.

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Just remember to not cut corners and do everything right. The last thing you want to do is break down on the side of the road, without the option to fix it there, because you cut a corner. I've learned that lesson a few times. Those "temp" fixes are just that.
and that is why i will be swapping my front axle AGAIN as soon as i find a HP30. it's the first real work i did on my jeep so i had no idea what i was doing (not that i know what i'm doing now), so that axle is hack job. and i was under serious time constraint too.
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Unread 09-16-2012, 01:19 AM   #40
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took it out and got it stuck. was out there all day. really need a winch

















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Unread 09-16-2012, 01:47 AM   #41
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took it out and got it stuck. was out there all day. really need a winch
Doesn't look like a winch would have helped. You need to be able to winch off of something and I don't see any place to tie off too. Just jack it up and shove boards or logs under the tires. That got me out from being stuck like hell twice. Took some digging but I drove out.
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Unread 09-16-2012, 04:53 AM   #42
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You need to avoid them rutts man. Look like there from something bigger. Well that or get bigger tires. Ford 8.8? Nice pics. Try to keep one tire to either side of the rutt. Jeeps are good in mud holes but not when that dana30 and 35 are hung up.
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Unread 09-16-2012, 09:07 AM   #43
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Yea no kidding. It turns into a plow.
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Unread 09-16-2012, 08:41 PM   #44
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yea tried to avoid it, but ended up slipping into it. yea, turns out that path is famous for getting everyone stuck and it really should not be traveled except in the winter.

so i was out there for about 6 hours. why? nobody could get to me. any heavy truck would sink straight in. wranglers could not make it either. my friend's 5" lift wrangler with mickey thompson 35" MTs could not get to me. he had to winch himself out 3 times to reach me. i went further than anyone. that tells you what kind of beast this zj is =D
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Unread 09-17-2012, 08:33 AM   #45
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One time I made it down a trail like that in a stock cherokee with bald firestones until I smacked into a rock
surrounded by long grass. As soon as the forward movement was lost there was no getting it out. Eventually it sank into the mud. Then it dried and it was gone. Best 400$ I ever wasted. I only wish I took pictures.
Someday theyll dig it up like a dinosaur fossel presserved buy the mud and dirt. Then Ill get a ticket. LOL. I dont mind loseing cheap cars I buy to beat on but I dont know what I would do if I lost my zj most likely go down with the ship. Ive lost alot of cherokees in mud and water rivers ponds lakes. One caught on fire. Fun times.....
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