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Unread 05-07-2002, 06:51 AM   #1
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Modding up the ZJ?

Looking for advice on whether I should start to add mods to beef up my 97 ZJ or work on my xterra. My actual question is does the ZJ have a solid enough suspension to add a lift and big tires? I've been learning about the xterra and there seem to be problems later on after a lift has been added. Things such as weakening of the centerlink and tie rods.
Would I have these same problems with the Jeep?
Whatever happens the other truck will be the wife's doggie mobile.

Thanks for the help.

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Unread 05-12-2002, 06:15 PM   #2
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I had an xterra fro a year when they first came out and they are very weak offroad. IFS and a bad transfer case just to begin and they have no power even with the supercharger. If your talking about spending some serious money to do a solid axle swap then thats a whole different story because you could make a bad *** rig. I have a ZJ now and its a whole lot better, plus if your not trying to spend that much they can still be extremely capable offroad.
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Unread 05-13-2002, 04:34 PM   #3
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Yea, It looks like after much research I'm going to beef up my ZJ for off road. There is a great aftermarket scene out there and so many options.........I just wish I had some serious cash....LOL
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Unread 05-13-2002, 05:24 PM   #4
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you don't have to buy EVERYTHING. keep searching. you can always find something you can DIY (Do It Yourself). there's pelnty of things.... just keep looking
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Unread 05-13-2002, 05:24 PM   #5
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good luck my friend. i am going to be in your shoes in a few years. just enjoying what i have until then. the joys of Jeeping baby!
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Unread 05-14-2002, 03:01 PM   #6
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Hey Lewis, I am local too. Where are some good off roading places where it would justify having a Jeep?

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Unread 05-14-2002, 03:03 PM   #7
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And, yes, modify your ZJ, the real Jeep..
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Unread 05-14-2002, 05:24 PM   #8
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I just ordered the RE 3.5" lift and Trxus MT 31's. I'm going to install the lift with my brother, should learn a lot along the way.
I'm in this for the long run now

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