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Unread 01-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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Tj->zj bb

So, I'm sure this isn't the first time someone has brought this up, but I have a chance to get a complete ranch BB from a TJ, including the spacers, shocks, and steering stabilizer, for really really cheap.

So, I've been doing some searching, and think I have my answers, just wanna bounce it off you all...

I know the pucks will work.
My questions come to the shocks.

I believe the shocks are ranch rs5000's for a 98ish TJ with 2-2.5" lift.
From what I gather, the front shock should work without issue as they are roughly the same from TJ to ZJ.

The rear shock gets complicated. First off, it has a bar pin for the body side. Secondly, it appears that the 2.5" lift TJ shock is roughly the same compressed/extended length of the stock ZJ shock.
So, I don't do much offroading and won't be doing anything I haven't done with no lift, crappy tires, and stuck in 2wd. If I were to remove the bar pin (and possibly replace the bushing) and install these rear shocks, are there any real obvious issues running these with the roughly 2" lift?

From what I can tell, I'll lose a little bit of droop in the rear but won't have any issues with over compressing the shock. Will there be any ride quality issues??

Thanks in advance for the advice.

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Unread 01-23-2013, 07:10 AM   #2
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rear spacers will not work.
other than its good. you can make the rear shocks work like you described.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 07:41 AM   #3
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Please elaborate on the rear spacers, from my searching, they are the same as zj.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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The rear springs in the Tj are a different design and size than a zjs springs so the spacer wouldn't sit properly
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Unread 01-23-2013, 10:23 AM   #5
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Most kits i see advertise same kit for both applications. From my searching they were saying the id of the th coil is the same as zj, it is the od that is different.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 04:17 AM   #6
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Now that its done... All the spacers fit just fine. Front shocks were ~1.25-1.5" longer than the stock ZJ shocks. I didn't put the rears in because I would have had to destroy the bushing with the bar pin and didn't have a replacement.
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