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post #20986 of 44354 Old 03-17-2013, 09:17 PM
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I went in from the top, and it took some finagling. Take the spark plug wires off (but you don't need to pull the plugs). Get as much out of the way as you can, and you'll need to loosen the clamp on the A/C receiver drier so you can lift it out of its bracket and move it outboard a bit to make space. Pull the oil filter too, it's easier to maneuver the flange into place if it's not there for you to hit. It still takes some work, but it'll go in. Hell, I managed to squeeze the driver's side in from the top (without disconnecting any brake lines!), as I didn't lift the Jeep off the ground at all for my install.
I did all that lol. Its either hitting the coil tower, the metal guard things around the spark plugs, the ignition coil bracket, or the flange on the bottom gets wedged in between the upper control arm mount and the transmission. The egr tube is also annoying, but it moves around some. Is that a bad thing?


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Yea... It's kind of like the fat chick who lives around the corner. You aren't trying to get caught with her, but you know she'd be a good time.
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post #20987 of 44354 Old 03-17-2013, 09:19 PM
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I did all that lol. Its either hitting the coil tower, the metal guard things around the spark plugs, the ignition coil bracket, or the flange on the bottom gets wedged in between the upper control arm mount and the transmission. The egr tube is also annoying, but it moves around some. Is that a bad thing?
I dunno about the EGR tube, 96 - 98 V8 ZJs don't have EGR, so I didn't have to deal with that. And I forgot about the spark plug heat shields (my aftermarket heads don't have them). I think the instructions say those have to come off. I had to play around for a bit to find the right angle to get it in at, and I still kinda had to force the front end a bit to get it down past the A/C lines.
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I dunno about the EGR tube, 96 - 98 V8 ZJs don't have EGR, so I didn't have to deal with that. And I forgot about the spark plug heat shields (my aftermarket heads don't have them). I think the instructions say those have to come off. I had to play around for a bit to find the right angle to get it in at, and I still kinda had to force the front end a bit to get it down past the A/C lines.
Do the spark plug heat shields just pull out?

Edit: And do they need to go back in? lol

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Yea... It's kind of like the fat chick who lives around the corner. You aren't trying to get caught with her, but you know she'd be a good time.
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post #20989 of 44354 Old 03-17-2013, 09:21 PM
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Do the spark plug heat shields just pull out?
I dunno. Give it a try. IIRC, mine looked like they were held on with 2 very tiny tack welds, so it's probably not hard to break them off if that's the case. They don't seem to be necessary, as I've yet to see any heat related spark plug wire degradation on my Jeep or any other one with aftermarket heads.
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Lots of people ditch the spark plug shields permanently. Your knuckles will thank you. I know I've sliced my fingers once or twice...

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I dunno. Give it a try. IIRC, mine looked like they were held on with 2 very tiny tack welds, so it's probably not hard to break them off if that's the case. They don't seem to be necessary, as I've yet to see any heat related spark plug wire degradation on my Jeep or any other one with aftermarket heads.
OMG thank you sooooooo much! After I took out the heat shields, it slid right into place. If I ever meet you in person, I owe you a beer lol. I didn't get any instructions, so I wouldn't have known they said to remove them.

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Yea... It's kind of like the fat chick who lives around the corner. You aren't trying to get caught with her, but you know she'd be a good time.
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I had a dream my entire family was attacked by a giant polar bear. The crazy part was he attacked us with a giant spoon. Best dream ever.
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post #20992 of 44354 Old 03-17-2013, 09:49 PM
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OMG thank you sooooooo much! After I took out the heat shields, it slid right into place. If I ever meet you in person, I owe you a beer lol. I didn't get any instructions, so I wouldn't have known they said to remove them.
Alright. Along those lines, PM me if there's anything you might want off my parts niner (or if you want the whole thing, that's cool too) when I go home in May, as I'm hoping to get rid of the whole thing ASAP once I'm home.
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Alright. Along those lines, PM me if there's anything you might want off my parts niner (or if you want the whole thing, that's cool too) when I go home in May, as I'm hoping to get rid of the whole thing ASAP once I'm home.
Hood vents???

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post #20994 of 44354 Old 03-18-2013, 02:41 AM
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242 fulltime makes a huge difference - it should quiet down a little bit, but not completely. You'll still know it's there.
I'm not too concerned about the noise in all honesty. I really can't wait to see the kind of looks I get with it at a gas station or tight parking lot as I maneuver my ZJ.

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my Aussie up front get noisy at times in turns.
How does that feel in full time with the Aussie up front?

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Hood vents???
I've got the set off of that on my Jeep (clear coat is shot, but not as bad as mine were). I'm working on painting my set, I'd be willing to sell 1 set once I've got properly painted ones back on my Jeep.
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I've got the set off of that on my Jeep (clear coat is shot, but not as bad as mine were). I'm working on painting my set, I'd be willing to sell 1 set once I've got properly painted ones back on my Jeep.
Put me on 1st of the list for them

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Put me on 1st of the list for them
Will do.
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Will do.
Thanks man

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Will do.
Does it have a grill too?

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I'm not too concerned about the noise in all honesty. I really can't wait to see the kind of looks I get with it at a gas station or tight parking lot as I maneuver my ZJ.



How does that feel in full time with the Aussie up front?




Kinda like **** lol. Def feel it on road and off with it in 4wd. It pulls left and right and all over haha

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