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post #1 of 27 Old 01-12-2014, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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New guy first jeep and loving it!

Well I purchased the jeep last Tuesday and love it. I paid 3000 for it and it has 185,000. I do not know what kind of lift is on it but it sits pretty high. As for things i do know i know it has 32 in super swampers tons of reciets for gaskets belts etc as well as comp cams and comp timing chain and a summit radiator. Only problem is it need one new rear shock i looked under there and it has comp pro mx6, but theres tons of them how do i figure out what one is the right one?





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post #2 of 27 Old 01-12-2014, 07:01 PM
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Nice ZJ! For the shock you either need to find a part number and/or remove and measure both extended and compressed length, then talk to whatever vendor you choose and they can hook you up.

BTW: If one is bad, the others probably aren't far behind, shocks are something you usually replace in sets. At minimum, at least do both sides on the end that has the bad one.
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post #3 of 27 Old 01-13-2014, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Nice ZJ! For the shock you either need to find a part number and/or remove and measure both extended and compressed length, then talk to whatever vendor you choose and they can hook you up.

BTW: If one is bad, the others probably aren't far behind, shocks are something you usually replace in sets. At minimum, at least do both sides on the end that has the bad one.
thanks I will go ahead and at least do the pair.
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Welcome! To find lift height measure from the hub to the bottom of the fender (assuming they weren't cut by the previous owner). Stock is like 18.25 or something like that I THINK (don't quote me on that though it may very well be wrong.) It looks to be something like 3 or 4 inches.

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post #5 of 27 Old 01-13-2014, 01:06 PM
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Shocks can make a lot of difference in ride quality on a ZJ. Do not go with a cheap set or you will regret it.

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Nice ZJ! For the shock you either need to find a part number and/or remove and measure both extended and compressed length, then talk to whatever vendor you choose and they can hook you up.

BTW: If one is bad, the others probably aren't far behind, shocks are something you usually replace in sets. At minimum, at least do both sides on the end that has the bad one.
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Shocks can make a lot of difference in ride quality on a ZJ. Do not go with a cheap set or you will regret it.
x2 on both. Don't go cheap(chances are, you WILL notice it immediately) and always do what you can to replace either 2 of them or all 4 of them at the same time. It's like replacing tires on a car. Sure you can replace just one if you don't have a choice, but it's a LOT better, and in some cases a lot safer, to replace them 2 at a time.

Congrats on the purchase and I hope it gives you many, many miles of fun! Welcome to the forum!

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x2 on both. Don't go cheap(chances are, you WILL notice it immediately) and always do what you can to replace either 2 of them or all 4 of them at the same time. It's like replacing tires on a car. Sure you can replace just one if you don't have a choice, but it's a LOT better, and in some cases a lot safer, to replace them 2 at a time.

Congrats on the purchase and I hope it gives you many, many miles of fun! Welcome to the forum!
Ok I will defiantly go ahead and do two then. Are the mx6 considered cheap? I took a couple pics off the suspension today will have to upload them anther time as well as a picture of the the jeep after its first bath.
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Ok I will defiantly go ahead and do two then. Are the mx6 considered cheap? I took a couple pics off the suspension today will have to upload them anther time as well as a picture of the the jeep after its first bath.
Sorry, I'm not good with the specific brand of suspension aside from the big name brands, someone else will have to fill you in

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post #9 of 27 Old 01-14-2014, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Here she is after her first bath



and here are a couple of the suspension i dont know if it will help identify the lift but when i searched i saw others did it.



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post #10 of 27 Old 01-19-2014, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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one thing that bugs me is the faded plastic on the bottem what have you guys done to shine it up? Also how do you guys feel about the 3000 price? Fair? I did get it from a family friend who signed it over n said pau him when i could so it was a huge bonus considering my car broke down and had no way to get back n forth to work.
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post #11 of 27 Old 01-19-2014, 04:54 PM
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What year and motor is it? I know it's a 93-95 from the grill. 3000 was pretty high for that year and miles. Lift looks like Rough Country unless its just the steering shock he bought. Rough country is on the lower end of quality. The MX6 shocks are not cheap. I have no experience with them though. It's got some kind of HD steering on it too. Those JKS discos are nice. Those tires are terrible for the road. They will wear out fast. Excellent off road in mud and rocks. THey are expensive new. I would get other tires for a DD.


From how the oil filter is sitting I'm going to say it's the I6 in which case you overpaid by more IMO. But if you like it then the cost doesn't matter. For the faded paint people on here paint it black. It looks much better.
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post #12 of 27 Old 01-19-2014, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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What year and motor is it? I know it's a 93-95 from the grill. 3000 was pretty high for that year and miles. Lift looks like Rough Country unless its just the steering shock he bought. Rough country is on the lower end of quality. The MX6 shocks are not cheap. I have no experience with them though. It's got some kind of HD steering on it too. Those JKS discos are nice. Those tires are terrible for the road. They will wear out fast. Excellent off road in mud and rocks. THey are expensive new. I would get other tires for a DD.
thanks for the quick repley its a 95 5.2......i did see it was up there on miles. Any one know any thing about the comp cams and comp timing chain that was installed?
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post #13 of 27 Old 01-19-2014, 05:59 PM
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thanks for the quick repley its a 95 5.2......i did see it was up there on miles. Any one know any thing about the comp cams and comp timing chain that was installed?
You should just worry about fixing the known things that go bad for now. #1 is the plenum gasket. Also #1 is the viscous coupler. They rest is pretty much the same for all.

The comp cam stuff is interesting. It would be interesting to know if those repairs were already done.

Remove the throttle body and peer down into the intake with a flashlight and see if you can spot oil.
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You should just worry about fixing the known things that go bad for now. #1 is the plenum gasket. Also #1 is the viscous coupler. They rest is pretty much the same for all.

The comp cam stuff is interesting. It would be interesting to know if those repairs were already done.

Remove the throttle body and peer down into the intake with a flashlight and see if you can spot oil.
the comp stuff was all done this summer less the 3000 miles on it have a stack of receipts where when they took it apart replaced all the gaskets and what not. Im going to have to search the viscous coupler as i have no clue what that is. I was curious on how the comp stuff performs and how much of a upgrade it really is.
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post #15 of 27 Old 01-20-2014, 08:05 AM
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3k is reasonable for a clean v8 zj here in southern California. I paid 2800 for my bone stock limited v8 w/170k.looks good! Enjoy it and have fun.

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