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post #18796 of 45367 Old 01-06-2013, 09:02 AM
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Came to the conclusion after having my trans **** on me, that before even trying to put a bigger lift in my zj. I'm gonna throw in a 8.8 and hp30 in the spring. So whatever I throw at my zj, it won't strain itself.
Or just get em set up, and throw them in at the same time.

Also, if I were getting my trans rebuilt, Id do a fancy shift kit like this
http://www.cascadetransmissionparts....kit92to98.aspx

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post #18797 of 45367 Old 01-06-2013, 09:10 AM
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http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/cto/3469861381.html thinking about buying this for parts. Thoughts?
I wouldn't pay more than $700 or so for it. I paid $600 for my parts niner in about the same condition (non-running, decent body / interior, just needed a ton of mud cleaned off it).
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post #18798 of 45367 Old 01-06-2013, 10:44 AM
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you could always take a look at it... the "engine work" could possibly be something relatively simple and inexpensive

it could be someone like my aunt who bought a new car because her old one wouldn't run then gave the old one to my dad... he went over there, took a look at it, 15 minutes later my sister was driving it home
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you could always take a look at it... the "engine work" could possibly be something relatively simple and inexpensive

it could be someone like my aunt who bought a new car because her old one wouldn't run then gave the old one to my dad... he went over there, took a look at it, 15 minutes later my sister was driving it home
This is my thinking. Best case scenario, it won't start because some connector is loose. I'd probably be able to find that much out. Worst case, it won't start because it's spun a bearing. I'd probably be able to find that much out as well. But it appears to have other things I'm interested in, such as 3.73 axles, V8 tie rods, spare control arms, et cetera. Plus it says it's in Arlington, so it can't be more than 10 miles from me.

As for the price issue, my ZJ was listed at 2 grand. I bought it for $1200. So I can probably negotiate a good price.

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This is my thinking. Best case scenario, it won't start because some connector is loose. I'd probably be able to find that much out. Worst case, it won't start because it's spun a bearing. I'd probably be able to find that much out as well. But it appears to have other things I'm interested in, such as 3.73 axles, V8 tie rods, spare control arms, et cetera. Plus it says it's in Arlington, so it can't be more than 10 miles from me.

As for the price issue, my ZJ was listed at 2 grand. I bought it for $1200. So I can probably negotiate a good price.
I talked the guy down another $600 when my niner wouldn't start. I went to pick it up ready to tow it home. I wiggled the battery terminals, started it, and drove home.

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Swapped the bulbs in my pencil beams from 100w to 130w, replaced the dead 100w in one of my other driving lights and checked the fluids after my drive to Rochester yesterday.
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Or just get em set up, and throw them in at the same time.

Also, if I were getting my trans rebuilt, Id do a fancy shift kit like this
http://www.cascadetransmissionparts....kit92to98.aspx
Well its my dd and don't have the cash at the moment to do it all at once

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Guess it's light day for ZJ's lol. Swapped out my fogged up headlights for some new ones from rock auto and I'm in the middle of reworking the Hellas up top



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celebrated to quickly on my motor swap... now I have to redo the head gasket.. but atleast it started and ran awesome now if that oil wasnt so milky maybe I would be happier.

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I just seafoamed my GC, what a differance it made. So much smoother ideal and it may just me, but I think it starts up faster!
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Anyone know of a good upgraded torque converter for the 42re. Getting it rebuilt and don't wanna throw a stock one back in there.

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Tried to kill him a few times with severe death wobble. Damn thing wouldn't die, though. These humans sure are tough to kill!
Stupid Jeep. I need everything related to my steering replaced and adjusted. I can't get over 40 now without it just wobbling. The steering damper is completely blown and covered in oil.

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post #18809 of 45367 Old 01-06-2013, 04:56 PM
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Anyone know of a good upgraded torque converter for the 42re. Getting it rebuilt and don't wanna throw a stock one back in there.
Martin Saine does a lot with these trannies, he's probably got something. I don't have his email handy, but I'm sure a little googling will find it.
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Guess it's light day for ZJ's lol. Swapped out my fogged up headlights for some new ones from rock auto and I'm in the middle of reworking the Hellas up top



Looks good , seen a ZJ on A1A with nice 20 in chrome wheels and rubber bands, couldn't get my phone out the pocket to snap a pic quick enough

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