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post #22576 of 43868 Old 05-10-2013, 06:37 PM
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Pulled the trigger on a set of Jetzon Mud Claw 32x11.50R15s! My cost: under 130 bones each, and I can install them on the clock!!!
Gotta change out the VC(Yes, I actually LIKE a 249....) and replace all 8 control arms & get an alignment before they'll see any use!
You have some work to do


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post #22577 of 43868 Old 05-10-2013, 07:15 PM
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You have some work to do
I know.... I'm a glutton for punishment.... I own 2 ZJ's...

'93 V8 ZJ Mountain Goat Edition.
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post #22578 of 43868 Old 05-10-2013, 07:45 PM
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i got some 1/4 bolts to fit in the presson w-pump pully

hopefully i can get the fan off tonight and the e-fan fan on !

97 zj orvis/04 wj ltd
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post #22579 of 43868 Old 05-10-2013, 08:18 PM
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Got up early today. Removed the rear bumper cover and proceeded to a shop.

Had my exhaust welding together correctly (i let my buddy do it before and learned the hard way that he cant weld worth a damn). Also had a new tailpipe welded on.

They also welded the rear bumper's left front guide pin back on. I backed into a tree about 1.5 months ago and instead of the plastic bumper giving way the metal guide pin did. Also found out that i need a new left mounting bracket for the rear bumper as well. (Pull-a-part run sunday!!)

Bought a new battery today as well.

1993 Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L AW-4

1998 Grand Cherokee: 4.0L I6, 42RE, np249 (ugh), stock (ugh)
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post #22580 of 43868 Old 05-10-2013, 08:49 PM
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Got my 8.8 in, all I gotta do now is bleed the brakes.
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94 Grand Cherokee 5.2 33in. Federal Couragia M/T's on Procomp Steelies, np231 swap, IRO Hack n Tap SYE, Carolina Driveshaft, 4.5 in. lift, RE front upper/rear lower ca's, RC front lowers, Ironman rear uppers, IRO 4.5 coils in rear, 3.5 and 2" bb (no isolators) in front, Bilstein 5100's, Clayton/JKS adj. track bars, KOR rad support and SS, Magnaflow/Flowmaster exhaust, clear corners, custom light bar w/ Hella 500's

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post #22581 of 43868 Old 05-10-2013, 09:29 PM
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Cursed at her while she stalled, bucked and hesitated.. Been going through this for a week now trying to diagnose the problem.

Just Empty Every Pocket
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post #22582 of 43868 Old 05-10-2013, 09:50 PM
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Well it was tuesday, but had a honda odyssey use a corolla to rearrange the hitch plate and bumper.

1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 33's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ 5.9 - Junked
1984 F250, 460 BB, T19, work truck/future tow pig
1987 Mercedes 300D Turbo, the diesel daily, 30mpg in style

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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post #22583 of 43868 Old 05-10-2013, 11:00 PM
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Got my 8.8 in, all I gotta do now is bleed the brakes.
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Well it was tuesday, but had a honda odyssey use a corolla to rearrange the hitch plate and bumper.
Bummer

96 ZJ sittin up 6" on 35's with 4:56's and a 12k winch. Cuz...why the hell not!?
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post #22584 of 43868 Old 05-10-2013, 11:23 PM
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Bummer
Nah, Bumper!

Time for steel.

1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 33's, Holes drilled in the roof.
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1984 F250, 460 BB, T19, work truck/future tow pig
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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post #22585 of 43868 Old 05-10-2013, 11:32 PM
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Nah, Bumper!

Time for steel.
I see what you did there!

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post #22586 of 43868 Old 05-11-2013, 05:08 AM
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post #22587 of 43868 Old 05-11-2013, 05:33 AM
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Took her out to the sand drags last night. Felt like everyone was laughing at me. Surprised all and upset the others. 6.32 in 300 feet at the end of the night when it cooled down but was pretty consistent at 6.35
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post #22588 of 43868 Old 05-11-2013, 06:55 AM
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I see what you did there!
Ha! Yep, "reason" to upgrade. Like we really need those.

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post #22589 of 43868 Old 05-11-2013, 12:15 PM
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Today I replaced the headlamp assemblies on my ’96 Grand Cherokee and wanted to share with you lessons I’ve learned. Before I get into the details, here is the bottom line:

1. Purchasing a product marketed by Omix-ADA does not necessarily add value to the item you would actually receive.

2. Headlamp assemblies manufactured by TYC are of acceptable quality and a good value.

Now for the details. When I purchased my Jeep in 2007 the factory headlamp assemblies had already been replaced with aftermarket units manufactured by DEPO. These had developed leaks and the previous owner used some sort of glue to try to seal between the lenses and the housings to keep water out. Over time this glue had failed and the housings would get a small amount of water in them when I washed the Jeep. Also, on the back of the housings there was a place for a vent, but DEPO had sealed the opening. Therefore, it would take a long time for the moisture inside the housings to entirely evaporate.

I had heard of Omix-ADA from a few sources (off-road catalogs, magazines, and commercials on automotive TV shows), so I presumed it would be a good source for Jeep parts. I easily found the headlamp assemblies I needed at 4 Wheel Parts ($72 each) and Summit Racing ($70 each). So when I saw them on RockAuto.com for $62 each, I thought I was getting a bargain and bought the pair.

When the parts arrived I was surprised to find that I had been sent headlamp assemblies manufactured by TYC, in TYC cartons with TYC labels, with additional Omix-ADA labels attached to the cartons. Here’s the rub: I bought “Omix-ADA” headlamp assemblies from Rock Auto for $62 each, and Rock Auto sells the TYC assemblies for only $17 each!

The TYC assemblies had their name and part number molded into the lens. A protected vent was installed in the upper portion of the back of the housings. They also included new 9004 bulbs and retainers (which was a good thing because one of my old bulbs came apart when I tried to remove the electrical connector). The TYC housings installed without any problems.

I don’t know if Omix-ADA only sells headlamp assemblies manufactured by TYC, or if they rotate their suppliers whenever they see fit.

I didn’t check the price at the Jeep dealer. But a couple of years ago I had to replace a fog lamp and the aftermarket unit was MUCH less expensive than OEM. However, we are now comparing foreign parts to American parts.

I will be keeping the “Omix-ADA” assemblies. I did not want to go through the hassle of getting a return authorization from Rock Auto, packing them up, paying the freight to ship them back, waiting for their delivery to Rock Auto, waiting for a credit, then buying the TYC parts. I just hope some of you learn from my experience and save yourselves the money in the future.

'96 ZJ, 4.0L, 42RE, NP242, stock D30 and D35-LS w/ 3.73, 4-1/2" lift, 32" BFG ATs, Magnaflow, JKS track bars and disconnects, spare tire carrier, Optima red top, ROLA roof rack, KC SlimLite driving lights, CB and Yaesu ham radios, GPS
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post #22590 of 43868 Old 05-11-2013, 12:27 PM
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Sucks that you paid over 3x the price and still got the TYC assemblies. I replaced mine back in March with the same ones and haven't had any issues with them so far
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