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post #41296 of 47956 Old 11-01-2015, 07:09 PM
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I wanna do a 3 link up front maybe next year. I need to start looking into parts. Post up pics for your build man Im interested in how she turns out!



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post #41297 of 47956 Old 11-01-2015, 07:33 PM
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Sold my stock wheels with 31's on them which put me in position to order the IRO OTK kit! Guess the beast will be down a lil longer while I wait and do the the install. I miss driving my jeep

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 #41298 of 47956 Old 11-01-2015, 08:24 PM
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its like my jeep wants me to get rid of it or LS swap it.

it is now using coolant. No drips, no smoke, no milkshake oil but i added a gallon of coolant to it today after noticing it was running warmer than usual. Gonna see at what rate it is using it and hope it is just a slow drip that has not shown itself yet and not a small headgasket leak or something internal.

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post #41299 of 47956 Old 11-01-2015, 08:33 PM
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Ive been looking for a nv3500 trans from a ram truck to swap into my 5.9 swapped zj. Once its done, it will be so worth it, just a pita to do.

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Dakota nv3500 has the shifter in a more favorable spot

And yes, so worth it. The biggest pita is header/framerail situation, that and hunting for a workable pcm. Sct solves the pcm problem, and allows you to get some more power, but $$$
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Sold my stock wheels with 31's on them which put me in position to order the IRO OTK kit! Guess the beast will be down a lil longer while I wait and do the the install. I miss driving my jeep
I know what you mean, I've been driving a 78 dodge power wagon with a 318 and an auto trans for the past week while my jeeps down. Classic truck, but I'm wanting my late 90s luxury SUV back.

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post #41301 of 47956 Old 11-01-2015, 10:17 PM
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After not driving the ol' girl for a couple weeks, took a quick trip to the store yesterday. It was pouring hard- even by our standards here in Washington. When I got home, I noticed a bunch of water on the passenger floorboard. It was clean, so not the heater core. Sucked up the water, and did a quick look around (by then it was 5:30pm, and the kids were itching to go pillage for candy), and noticed there were drips kinda above the fuse panel. I have a sneaking suspicion that it's gonna suck trying to track down where it's coming from.

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After not driving the ol' girl for a couple weeks, took a quick trip to the store yesterday. It was pouring hard- even by our standards here in Washington. When I got home, I noticed a bunch of water on the passenger floorboard. It was clean, so not the heater core. Sucked up the water, and did a quick look around (by then it was 5:30pm, and the kids were itching to go pillage for candy), and noticed there were drips kinda above the fuse panel. I have a sneaking suspicion that it's gonna suck trying to track down where it's coming from.
Sunroof jeep? Check the drain tubes for a blockage.

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post #41303 of 47956 Old 11-01-2015, 10:58 PM
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After not driving the ol' girl for a couple weeks, took a quick trip to the store yesterday. It was pouring hard- even by our standards here in Washington. When I got home, I noticed a bunch of water on the passenger floorboard. It was clean, so not the heater core. Sucked up the water, and did a quick look around (by then it was 5:30pm, and the kids were itching to go pillage for candy), and noticed there were drips kinda above the fuse panel. I have a sneaking suspicion that it's gonna suck trying to track down where it's coming from.
I've seen a lot of this same problem for the ZJ's, and a lot of people say it can be the heater core but, seeing what you said, it could be that the drainage for your A/C is plugged up or the seal is clear, it comes out the drainage and it leaks through the firewall.
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post #41304 of 47956 Old 11-01-2015, 11:27 PM
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Dakota nv3500 has the shifter in a more favorable spot

And yes, so worth it. The biggest pita is header/framerail situation, that and hunting for a workable pcm. Sct solves the pcm problem, and allows you to get some more power, but $$$
Im thinking about when i do my swap, doing a carb swap so i dont have to worry about the ecm. Ratmonkey did an awesome write up about doing the swap and ecm issue if i can find it.

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post #41305 of 47956 Old 11-01-2015, 11:49 PM
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...Ratmonkey did an awesome write up about doing the swap and ecm issue if i can find it.
Here is Ratmonkey's writeup. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/z...-swap-1316011/

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Im thinking about when i do my swap, doing a carb swap so i dont have to worry about the ecm. Ratmonkey did an awesome write up about doing the swap and ecm issue if i can find it.

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Damn don't do carb man...

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post #41307 of 47956 Old 11-02-2015, 12:01 AM
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Whats wrong with doing a carb swap? I can do so much more to it without having to worry about apcm

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I don't think you can get the same power and reliability from a carb setup. But if you're comfortable with it don't let me stop you
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post #41309 of 47956 Old 11-02-2015, 12:33 AM
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I've been eyeballing this as well....you go with the 5/8's?
I stuck with the 1/2" .. It should hold me well..

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k so now i want a manual v-8 95 orvis really really bad

could this possibly be the best ((street) no auto vs stick wheeling debates lol) zj imaginable ?
No. But an Orvis with a 5.9 mated to a 545RFE on the other hand...

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Whats wrong with doing a carb swap? I can do so much more to it without having to worry about apcm

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The carb will make less power, less reliably, with even lower fuel economy. Also, your entire gauge cluster runs off of data collected by the PCM and shared to the BCM via CCD Bus. So, you'll have a working fuel gauge, and maybe a voltmeter, but tach, speedo, pressure, and coolant? Nope.

Oh, and a carb swap is never as quick or painless as people want it to be. Especially in this application, since carbs are taller than the stock throttle body, and even our stock setup almost touches the hood as it is. Not to mention the ZJ's ignition system is electronically driven, so you'd need to replace the distributor and coil with a points setup or an MSD, which kind of negates the desire to go computer-free.

Just fix your damn fuel injection. It's better. It's even self-diagnostic. Plus your Jeep is OBD2. That means you can change the tune on it easily. There's a reason the whole world switched to fuel injection. Most motorcycles even use it now.

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