Used it to pull out my friend in a 2007 Dodge Ram. He decided to see what his stock wheels and tires could do. It performed pretty impressively till he reached a mud pit that went halfway up his doors. When I first took a look at it, I actually thought my ZJ didn't stand a chance of getting it out, but it sure did. Put on a new set of battery terminals and cleaned up the posts, hopefully that'll stop the darned security system that decides to act up because the terminals were loose.
Also decided I really need to address the steering. I'm debating on some sort of OTK setup, but I really need the "money fairy" to come and visit my house.
After hitting a raccoon on my way home at 3 am, I decided I needed to get some more light for night driving. I installed a cheap pair of wally world fog lights and decided to trim the bumper up some while I was at it. Now I'm just waiting for it to get dark to point the lights.
Installed a new starter- cranks up something fierce now!! Also, I replaced the parking brake shoes, and adjusted the star nuts so the parking brake holds in drive and reverse, even with gas. Now I can go pass my state inspection.
Also, while I was fiddling with the brakes, my son painted the antenna, antenna mount, and the wheel hubs flat black. lol they were rust-colored.
I just installed the KOR radiator support and cut back the bumper to clear the tow points. Then went out and got a little muddy in a field. I need to get the lockers before he first trail ride this spring.
so the zj needs a rear end..is it worth picking up a 44a? how much stronger are they? if i do end up keeping the zj, im thinking i might put in the 3.5" lift i have and run 32s. has 3.55s now so ill try to find a rear end with 3.73s and then an xj HP30 with 3.73s.
__________________ 1996 XJ on 36" TSLs, 4", locked F/R, stretched