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Unread 04-14-2011, 08:37 PM   #1951
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ne-xj I really like those flairs on your zj! do you just have a short arm lift!
6'' lift on drop brackets and adjustable short arms. reinforced rear upper frame mounts.

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Unread 04-14-2011, 09:18 PM   #1952
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ne-xj I really like those flairs on your zj! do you just have a short arm lift!
i do to and found a good deal on a set 250$ brandnew and i was gonna jump on it but i fear i have already cut too much front fender out

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drove it to drop my Taxes off (wishing my steering would hurry up in ship) reached out the window & put my hand over the snorkel while driving about 35 and it shut the jeep off so i guess it works also contemplated what my next mod will be while waiting on the IRO steering
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Unread 04-14-2011, 09:33 PM   #1953
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stretched it out for the first time



Is that a short arm? thats a lot of flex if it is..
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Unread 04-14-2011, 09:56 PM   #1954
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it is short arms with drop brackets. There would be more flex but the right rear shock was fully compressed. next on the list is proper bump stops
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Unread 04-14-2011, 10:17 PM   #1955
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niner looks sexy man whats that hanging down? is that a skid?

as for me, drove out to IRO, picked up shocks for all 4 corners, sway bar links, complete 2.5" exhaust with hi-flow cat and some more stuff.

now just need to find time to put it all in haha
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Unread 04-14-2011, 11:18 PM   #1956
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Help!

alright guys i am new to this forum and could really use some help. i have a '96 ZJ limited in the past three weeks or so i have got a major grinding noise coming from my front left tire. its sort of intermittent it does whenever, doesnt matter if im givin it gas or braking or turning. i thought it was worn down pads and so i replaced the pads and rotor (done brake jobs in the past no sweat). figured that was the problem but i was wrong im still gettin the grinding noise, i have a feeling its my wheel bearings but i dont really know for sure. i am no mechanic here but i can hold my own when it comes to simpler work on my jeep. any ideas what it could be and how much should i be lookin to spend on fixin whatever it might be???
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Unread 04-14-2011, 11:58 PM   #1957
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niner looks sexy man whats that hanging down? is that a skid?

as for me, drove out to IRO, picked up shocks for all 4 corners, sway bar links, complete 2.5" exhaust with hi-flow cat and some more stuff.

now just need to find time to put it all in haha
its the factory tcase skid.. Had to cut the frame side bolt off last year and never put it back on.. over time it's been caught up on things.. I get asked about it everywhere.. I have a nice welder, grinders, steel, etc etc and i just keep procrastinating

Headed to moab in less then 24 hours
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Unread 04-15-2011, 04:39 AM   #1958
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alright guys i am new to this forum and could really use some help. i have a '96 ZJ limited in the past three weeks or so i have got a major grinding noise coming from my front left tire. its sort of intermittent it does whenever, doesnt matter if im givin it gas or braking or turning. i thought it was worn down pads and so i replaced the pads and rotor (done brake jobs in the past no sweat). figured that was the problem but i was wrong im still gettin the grinding noise, i have a feeling its my wheel bearings but i dont really know for sure. i am no mechanic here but i can hold my own when it comes to simpler work on my jeep. any ideas what it could be and how much should i be lookin to spend on fixin whatever it might be???
Twilson,
I'm not the thread police, but this thread is for when you've fixed that grinding noise. You can do a shearch in the zj forum section or start a thread in there to get help.

On topic: crawled under mine and pushed and pulled on all steering and front end pieces trying to figure out new noises and looked at my ever worsening tranny leak. Really need to make some time tonite to replace that NSS.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 04:42 AM   #1959
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Blew the 4.0 last month, after letting it sit for about 2 and 1/2 weeks... I finally had the new 4.0L engine,new 5 speed standard tranny, and xfer case to put in. Over the past week I have been putting it in and hooking everything up. Yesterday I got her to fire up. Just the belt, and bleeding the clutch left and I'm done.

Pictures soon I hope!
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Unread 04-15-2011, 09:28 AM   #1960
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my bad stidge

on topic then:
replaced pads and rotors on front corners
next job:
fix that damn wheel bearing
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Unread 04-15-2011, 09:44 AM   #1961
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Fixed my rear hatch, went outside to replace the turn signal bulb then realized I actually had to have the hatch functional before I could replace it :P So tackled that Issue yay my hatch works again!!!
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Unread 04-15-2011, 04:31 PM   #1962
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Replaced all the speakers with Boston Acoustic components... I could've used anything to upgrade the crappy stock speakers but I've always had Bostons in every car I've owned & I love them. Also replaced the front corner lights with a set of clear ones I snagged off a Limited at the junkyard earlier. These are brand new! I'm shocked nobody grabbed them, every ZJ at the yard near me is pretty much picked over. I think they look pretty damn good
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Unread 04-15-2011, 05:19 PM   #1963
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Gave mine a tune up for the first time in probably about 150K miles. Once I got the plugs out I was absolutely amazed thet it still started and ran every single day!
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Unread 04-15-2011, 05:47 PM   #1964
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Look what fed ex brought me today! I know what I am doing tomarrow. Not pictured is my otk steering but it showed up to!
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Unread 04-15-2011, 06:23 PM   #1965
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Replaced my pass side Outer TRE
Replaced Serp Belt
Front diff service (i think the front gears are nicely broken in!)
topped all fluids
Replaced air filter
Greased all Zirks
Tightened all suspension bolts
Took it in for a second alignment this week
Installed Shackles on the front bumper, and Warn receiver shackle
Fixed tranny line leak
adjusted my Staun tire defoliators

Packing it full of gear for a week of camping!
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