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post #17371 of 44162 Old 11-18-2012, 05:55 PM
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Lift is basically done. Just going to go out after I eat. Retighten the front control arms and put in the new stealing stabilizer. I got in it once allready and it feels like I'm actually sittin in a real jeep. Not a grocery getter.
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post #17372 of 44162 Old 11-18-2012, 05:58 PM
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Stuck in 6 new plugs. The store didn't have the right wires, so thought i'd just stick the plugs in and replace the leads later once the store had the leads, mistake!!! 2 of the leads tore apart instead of coming off the plugs!! argh!!!!! managed to Mcgyver them abck together though and she still runs, so next thing is gotta be leads before they fail on me!!!
That same exact thing happened to me! I tried to pull the wire off the plug, and the innards stuck to the plug. Had to buy all new wires.
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I am a big fan of Flowmaster. I like the sound and the results.
Thanks for the suggestion! Fairly easy to install yourself? Or should I bring it to a professional?
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post #17374 of 44162 Old 11-18-2012, 06:06 PM
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That same exact thing happened to me! I tried to pull the wire off the plug, and the innards stuck to the plug. Had to buy all new wires.
I never pull from the wire, always the boot, to stop such a thing happening. But I think the wires on her are cheap ngk ones!!
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post #17375 of 44162 Old 11-18-2012, 06:36 PM
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Also, I finally got the time to take off the front drivers side wheel today. Got the stand out, jack and brace, run out the lamp and got the tools out. Only to find I have 2 larger wheel nuts on each wheel!!! The standard wheel brace doesn't fit!!! Bloody typical!!!!! So I packed it all away. Lol
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post #17376 of 44162 Old 11-18-2012, 06:40 PM
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Pics or it didn't happen.
I was gettin there. Haha
Thursday before I started.

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Right now on 28s and 3.5 in lift. Getting ready to go for a drive around the block.

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96 limited build thread-http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/96-limited-build-1351732/
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post #17377 of 44162 Old 11-18-2012, 06:59 PM
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No death wobble. No drive line vibes. All in all I'm happy

96 limited build thread-http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/96-limited-build-1351732/
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post #17378 of 44162 Old 11-18-2012, 08:30 PM
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Just got new plugs and wires installed, runs a lot better and I am getting much better gas mileage! Woohoo! Next on the list, exhaust. Anyone have any suggestions for exhaust on a 93 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L? I was thinking straight pipe, but I am up for suggestions. Flowmaster? Magnaflow? Can anyone suggest any good size/style muffler?
I have a 4.SLOW as well. My exhaust is pretty much custom.. here is what I am running.


first of all, ALL my exhaust piping is 2.5" from the header collector to the tip.

I am running a 2.5" IN/OUT MagnaFlow metallic spun cat
I am running a 2.5" IN/OUT MagnaFlow muffler (forgot P/N, if you need I will get it for you)
Then my tip is a MagnaFlow 2.5" x 18" x 3.5"

here are some exhaust clips.. These clips are when I first got the exhaust on. I put the exhaust on August of this year. Since then it has gotten a little bit louder and bassier. sounds very good!





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2" BB Pucks | SkyJacker Hydro Shocks | Rubicon Wheels | Cooper 245/75/16 Tires

2002 Trans Am
Cam, Full Exhaust, Stock Heads, Stock LS6 Intake and Stock 10 bolt with 3.42s
420 RWHP and 382 RWHTQ
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post #17379 of 44162 Old 11-18-2012, 08:45 PM
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I'm pretty sure that even 31's would not have fit that lift. OH well. Live and learn.

Now...I won't be lifting this jeep any higher so should i get adjustable control arms or just the longer ones?
You should easily fit those tires. I fit 31s on a 2'' lift with ease; 3.5 and I'd be running 33s no matter what.


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Just got new plugs and wires installed, runs a lot better and I am getting much better gas mileage! Woohoo! Next on the list, exhaust. Anyone have any suggestions for exhaust on a 93 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L? I was thinking straight pipe, but I am up for suggestions. Flowmaster? Magnaflow? Can anyone suggest any good size/style muffler?
Dynomax Ultra Flo SS.

I love the sound of mine.


Nick, congrats on the lift!

Today I went to the JY, pulled 3 sets of horns off ZJs, none of them worked!!! I guess the stock placement really sucks on them and they just don't last. I then pulled a set of horns off a '94 Ram, complete plug and play for the ZJ and they sound deep and loud as hell. Also picked up an owners manual from another '96 ZJ, and a speaker that's like new.

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post #17380 of 44162 Old 11-18-2012, 08:50 PM
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Thanks ZJMTL oh and to those who told me 230,000 mile springs would be sagged to much. Perfect 3.5in in the rear. Track bar relocated perfectly aligned. Next is to slowly get adj arms. Then front and rear adj track bar to go higher. I'm sure before I get all the arms ill have bumper built.

96 limited build thread-http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/96-limited-build-1351732/
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post #17381 of 44162 Old 11-18-2012, 09:50 PM
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I have a 4.SLOW as well. My exhaust is pretty much custom.. here is what I am running.


first of all, ALL my exhaust piping is 2.5" from the header collector to the tip.

I am running a 2.5" IN/OUT MagnaFlow metallic spun cat
I am running a 2.5" IN/OUT MagnaFlow muffler (forgot P/N, if you need I will get it for you)
Then my tip is a MagnaFlow 2.5" x 18" x 3.5"

here are some exhaust clips.. These clips are when I first got the exhaust on. I put the exhaust on August of this year. Since then it has gotten a little bit louder and bassier. sounds very good!





That sounds really good! How much did the complete system cost you if you don't mind me asking?
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Just got new plugs and wires installed, runs a lot better and I am getting much better gas mileage! Woohoo! Next on the list, exhaust. Anyone have any suggestions for exhaust on a 93 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L? I was thinking straight pipe, but I am up for suggestions. Flowmaster? Magnaflow? Can anyone suggest any good size/style muffler?
Dynomax Ultra Flo. I have had 3 exhausts on an explorer, 5 on an f150, and 3 on the zj. I have tried them all. I have had 2 different flowmasters on the 4.0l zj and then i found out about the Ultra Flo so i figured i would try it out. Loved it ever since. Dynomax will probably be my new exhaust choice for any vehicle.
Just my opinion
FYI: ZJMTL was the one that told me about it...lol

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That sounds really good! How much did the complete system cost you if you don't mind me asking?
For parts and labor, it was around $350


Here are some pics of my exhaust. I should get some new sound clips. So much nicer








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2" BB Pucks | SkyJacker Hydro Shocks | Rubicon Wheels | Cooper 245/75/16 Tires

2002 Trans Am
Cam, Full Exhaust, Stock Heads, Stock LS6 Intake and Stock 10 bolt with 3.42s
420 RWHP and 382 RWHTQ
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post #17384 of 44162 Old 11-18-2012, 10:25 PM
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Thanks for all the info/pics/sound clips! That should make my decision much easier. I was gonna ask one more thing. Recently my dog DESTROYED my interior, more specifically the headliner. I was thinking about taking out what is left of it, and maybe spraying some rhino liner on the top and maybe taking out the carpet as well and rhino lining the floors. Anyone suggest that, or have any better suggestions? Or maybe you have tried this already and have some advice? Feedback? Any input is appreciated!
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post #17385 of 44162 Old 11-18-2012, 10:36 PM
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A lot of people "redo" their headliner. i havent down it personally but someone who has will chime in soon i am sure. People have also rhino lined the floor

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L : 172,xxx miles, IRO 3.5" F>R lift, IRO Adjustable Control Arms, IRO Adjustable Track Bars, 31" Goodyear Wrangler Authority on Cragar V5's, Pavement Pounder until I get out of college :( ...Built Not Bought #650
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