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post #31366 of 44153 Old 03-29-2014, 09:01 PM
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Good looking rig. But I might be a little biased towards it lol

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post #31367 of 44153 Old 03-29-2014, 09:39 PM
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Looks like I'm going the IRO route. It's all I'd ever want for this. And I've always wanted a jeep. XJ feels too cheap, any of the C/Y/T J's have no room and yeah. Could have bought a WJ, but I don't like some of their "brilliant" engineering. ZJ is the perfect Jeep in my opinion. If only they had manual V8s.

Oh uh..yeah. anyway:
-IRO upper and lower front and rear adjustable arms.
-rear adj track bar
-IRO shocks with 5" lift as the selected option
-3.5" front springs
-V8 springs front to rear
-1.5" BB front/rear
- might have to extend some bump stops
-getting some Chevy truck brake lines
-may need to replace the stabilizer. It has an RC on it already though... we'll see.

Hoping it should give me enough room to elimate the need for cutting aside from the bumper(s) and the pinch seam if necessary. Also hoping I can get the pinion angles perfect so I don't feel so nervous about the CV front driveshaft being an issue.

Grabbed one of the 255/85r16's today... that's quite the goal when I have 28's on it now. Lol.

(255/85r16)
I hate to break it to ya but with that much lift, it's more a matter of when the front axle cv decides to give rather than if.. Hopefully the rest goes easy for ya! You should start a build log so we can follow along as you mod it out

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post #31368 of 44153 Old 03-29-2014, 10:32 PM
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I hate to break it to ya but with that much lift, it's more a matter of when the front axle cv decides to give rather than if.. Hopefully the rest goes easy for ya! You should start a build log so we can follow along as you mod it out
Thanks. Yeah I really should just do that... eventually.

CV driveshaft or CV axles? Ujoint conversion is somewhere in the next things to do. The front diff is howling (almost nearly stopped back when I had the front shaft off) so...yeah. I dunno.

I am now entering week three on expired temp tags... and no title yet. Come on guys...
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post #31369 of 44153 Old 03-29-2014, 10:43 PM
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Left it sitting in the sudden snow / ice / sleet / slush storm that came up today, as I already pulled the snow tires off and threw the summer street tires back on (not even my A/Ts). Trying to drive it would be just dumb, sliding around like a hockey puck with no grip isn't much fun, so I'm stuck at home until the weather clears up tomorrow and the roads are cleaned up.
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post #31370 of 44153 Old 03-30-2014, 07:13 AM
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Thanks. Yeah I really should just do that... eventually.

CV driveshaft or CV axles? Ujoint conversion is somewhere in the next things to do. The front diff is howling (almost nearly stopped back when I had the front shaft off) so...yeah. I dunno.

I am now entering week three on expired temp tags... and no title yet. Come on guys...
Lift doesn't affect the axle CVs. It does affect the driveshaft CV though. They're known for grenading when you lift and put extra stress on them. That's what you'll want to change.

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post #31371 of 44153 Old 03-30-2014, 07:46 AM
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Picking up a water pump today. Any negative experiences with ToughOne from Advance? It's a new unit, not reman'd. It's less than $50 with coupon code.

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post #31372 of 44153 Old 03-30-2014, 08:59 AM
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Picking up a water pump today. Any negative experiences with ToughOne from Advance? It's a new unit, not reman'd. It's less than $50 with coupon code.
Ive got a toughone on my 5.2 and my friend has a toughone on his 5.9 ram without any problems plus the lifetime warranty is pretty nice.

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post #31373 of 44153 Old 03-30-2014, 09:05 AM
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Ive got a toughone on my 5.2 and my friend has a toughone on his 5.9 ram without any problems plus the lifetime warranty is pretty nice.

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post #31374 of 44153 Old 03-30-2014, 09:11 AM
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I find it funny that it seems most of us are on The Facebook page...

Ugh FML. I hit a hard bump the other day and the VIC started giving me the coolant sensor message again. Already soldered that damn thing.
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Replaced my non existent door buzzer now my power doors finally work for the first time since I've owned it
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post #31376 of 44153 Old 03-30-2014, 12:33 PM
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I find it funny that it seems most of us are on The Facebook page...

Ugh FML. I hit a hard bump the other day and the VIC started giving me the coolant sensor message again. Already soldered that damn thing.
Which fb page are you referring to exactly?
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post #31377 of 44153 Old 03-30-2014, 12:40 PM
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Washed it. In the process the cap on the passenger running board fell off, so I went and fixed that too. Studying this design, it should be pretty easy to remove for wheeling days.

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post #31378 of 44153 Old 03-30-2014, 12:44 PM
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Which fb page are you referring to exactly?
The only active 5.9 zj page...
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post #31379 of 44153 Old 03-30-2014, 12:54 PM
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Lift doesn't affect the axle CVs. It does affect the driveshaft CV though. They're known for grenading when you lift and put extra stress on them. That's what you'll want to change.
That's what i meant thanks ej, i shouldn't post when overly tired anymore haha. The driveshaft cv will separate/break the first time you flex out and it pulls hard on it.

1995 ZJ ltd, 4.0 i6, *cough stock cough* 253,xxx and still pumping strong
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We can call it the Whoosh King Catalog System. :D
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post #31380 of 44153 Old 03-30-2014, 03:38 PM
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That's what i meant thanks ej, i shouldn't post when overly tired anymore haha. The driveshaft cv will separate/break the first time you flex out and it pulls hard on it.
I figured that's what you meant, but wasn't sure if there was some magical angle I wasn't aware of in the CV shafts lol.

Well I understand why it's gonna break. Hopefully I can find the parts real quick and make the swap one night after work. I now have three weekends to get it done.
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