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Unread 02-28-2014, 04:06 AM   #30541
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Found this, was wondering why my ride quality went to **** and I suddenly had so much front end clunking...



Soooo anyone know of an affordable quick disco that would work at stock height and with a 2.25 lift? Everything I find specifies for 3+ inches of lift which doesn't really help me right now.
Nothing's cheaper for a disco than a broken stock link...


The JKS discos will work for stock height to 2" of lift if you get the right ones. I can't remember off the top of my head which part number it is, but you can research that if you want to go that route.

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Unread 02-28-2014, 07:50 AM   #30542
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Tried out the 4HI again after getting it out of 4PT that it was stuck in the other day. It seems to have gotten stuck again, after switching back to 2WD. I'm not really sure what's up with it, its never behaved this way before. I tried the solution comptiger5000 mentioned and I slalomed back and forth a bit, and after hitting a light patch of ice it finally disengaged.

I'd rather get it solved before we get the 10+ inches this weekend were rumored to get. So tired of working in a driveway.
It's pretty common for 242s to do that. Mine does sometimes. Check your tire pressures. A low tire will cause binding in 4wd and cause that. Also, if you're not on a slick enough surface when you try to disengage, it'll usually be bound up a bit and get stuck in 4wd.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 07:52 AM   #30543
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So i was looking for a new set of c6 vette wheels for my car, and on OE Wheels noticed they had a dodge section so just took at a look at those and found a set of 20" challenger wheels, and though those would look bad on a ZJ, too bad they probably aren't the same bolt pattern. well a zj is 5x4.5 or in metric 5x114.3 and those wheels were 5x115. If I had money to blow, that'd be what I buy. go look at a wheel and imagine it on a ZJ.

http://www.oewheelsllc.com/Wheels_3/...T#.UxAiC_ldVtg
Sorry, but 20s look terrible on a ZJ, regardless of what the wheel is. The body lines just don't work with a wheel that large (unless you're seriously lifted and running 37s or something).
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Unread 02-28-2014, 08:12 AM   #30544
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Found this, was wondering why my ride quality went to **** and I suddenly had so much front end clunking...

Soooo anyone know of an affordable quick disco that would work at stock height and with a 2.25 lift? Everything I find specifies for 3+ inches of lift which doesn't really help me right now.
This only costs a couple bucks at the hardware store.
http://www.4x4xplor.com/homediscos.html
I used this method with stock links and a bb for a while with no issues.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 09:06 AM   #30545
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Sorry, but 20s look terrible on a ZJ, regardless of what the wheel is. The body lines just don't work with a wheel that large (unless you're seriously lifted and running 37s or something).
The ZJ is simply too small and too old to look good on 20s. I think 17s are the practical limit for what looks good, and even then, only lifted with bigger tires to match.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 09:32 AM   #30546
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The ZJ is simply too small and too old to look good on 20s. I think 17s are the practical limit for what looks good, and even then, only lifted with bigger tires to match.
The design of the wheel does play into it. Some 17s will look fine, others not so much. I have once seen a ZJ on 19s that actually looked decent, mostly because the wheels didn't stand out much (and they're of a design that seems to be able to get away with more size before looking bad on a lot of vehicles).
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Unread 02-28-2014, 10:31 AM   #30547
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I think the only "truck" that looks good with 20" + wheels is a Range Rover or LR3/4. I'm not dead set on that but I don't like huge wheels unless they were designed with the car.

I am working on a 1500 with the 5.9... and I have to do everything I need to do on my Jeep. At least I'll be able to get it done faster on mine.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 02:59 PM   #30548
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It's pretty common for 242s to do that. Mine does sometimes. Check your tire pressures. A low tire will cause binding in 4wd and cause that. Also, if you're not on a slick enough surface when you try to disengage, it'll usually be bound up a bit and get stuck in 4wd.
I'm wondering if it may have something to do with driving on my full size spare tire. Its a little thinner and has 95% tread. I'll also check tire pressure.

After talking to a fellow classmate today, apparently he has an i6 zj with the 242 as well and has the same problem. I never realized it was so common.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 03:57 PM   #30549
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Picked up a set of TJ wheels last night, with a set of half worn 30 x 9.50's for $125. Stock '93-'95 Laredo wheels are just hideous IMO.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 04:06 PM   #30550
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Nothing's cheaper for a disco than a broken stock link...


The JKS discos will work for stock height to 2" of lift if you get the right ones. I can't remember off the top of my head which part number it is, but you can research that if you want to go that route.
Cheap yeah, but unfortunately it's a permanent disconnect lol. I did see the JKS ones for that height range but they're out of my price range. Was looking in the $70ish area.
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This only costs a couple bucks at the hardware store.
http://www.4x4xplor.com/homediscos.html
I used this method with stock links and a bb for a while with no issues.
I had thought about doing this before but ultimately decided not to since I had read of people having the pin wear out rather quickly. But right now I could get new stock links and the hardware for home-brew disconnects for around $30. So yeah I'll probably go that route. The link you gave is better than the thread I had bookmarked so thanks for that.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 04:10 PM   #30551
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Today I pulled the stock TB and cleaned it. Found out someone snapped the heads off of the TPS bolts and didn't replace them Boo!
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Unread 02-28-2014, 05:58 PM   #30552
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Dropped the pan to change filter/adjust the bands. Lots of shavings and the magnet had that nice grease looking stuff all over it. Good signs right!? Then I hit a snag because I forgot I need a 8 point socket for the band adjustment. So back at it tomorrow after I run to harbor freight. Only people that carry 8 points. Unless I track down a snap on truck. Let's hope the snow and rain hold off.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 06:59 PM   #30553
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Cleaned after all the florida rain we just had
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Unread 02-28-2014, 07:03 PM   #30554
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I think I've seen that Jeep in passing a few times before You still in st pete?
yeah srry for late response havent been on in a while im still in st pete kinda awesome finding someone else from the same area as me on here
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Unread 02-28-2014, 07:20 PM   #30555
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My heater core is leaking, if I bypass the heater core, until I have time to fix it, will I run into any problems? Other then not having heat?
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