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post #8431 of Old 02-20-2012, 04:00 PM
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some carnage from Fridays fishing trip.
story on above:
Thurs: took off my rear tube bumper to fix the mounting hardare, reinforce with square tubing, and make it beefier.

Fri: Buddy says "lets go fishing" out of the blue:
then we got stuck and had ABSOLUTELY nowhere to be towed out from. put a shackle in the unibody and "hoped" it would hold, even if I "KNEW" it wouldnt. had no other choice. rear part ripped straight through.

only other not so horrible option was to pull forward from the swaybar.
i know, once again, no other option. luckily the swaybar worked and withstood the force of "yanking" on the zj.

"moral of story": this weekend will be unibody reinforcement time, search for front towhooks and reinstall rear bumper....


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post #8432 of Old 02-20-2012, 04:42 PM
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removed that was once here


and installed

brake lights work, tag lights work, wiper no work, window button no work
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post #8433 of Old 02-20-2012, 05:03 PM
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removed that was once here

and installed

brake lights work, tag lights work, wiper no work, window button no work
You could just run a constant 12v to the switch. Use the wiper wire since it doesn't work anyway.

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post #8434 of Old 02-20-2012, 06:33 PM
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Painted and installed sliders. Also new plugs, wires, cap and rotor

Cameleer, if you want my stock rocker covers, let me know
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post #8435 of Old 02-20-2012, 07:23 PM
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Guess you don't like it? I had to put them on though. Staties don't like me that much. Stupid pa laws.
sorry i just hate tj flares on non tjs. just doesnt look right. try again with two sets of rears? but yeah i'm so glad ks doesnt have any tire coverage laws

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post #8436 of Old 02-20-2012, 08:10 PM
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Touched up the cuts from Friday. still trying to figure out the rears.
Not a fan. Looks goofy in the front. I'd buy the eBay bushwackers or even that rubber fender flare stuff with wire on the outside for shaping it would look way better IMO.

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post #8437 of Old 02-20-2012, 09:02 PM
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Makes sense to me...4.5" spring plus .75" spacer =5.25"
I ordered the 3.5" Benchmark lift. Should net 4.25" since I added the .75" insulator too. Not sure why but I went from 18" to 23.25".

I hit all the rear suspension parts with liquid wrench. Installing rear lift tomorrow AM.
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post #8438 of Old 02-20-2012, 09:12 PM
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The front 3.5 IRO spring netted me 3.75 on my ZJ with a 5.2. The rear progressive rate 3.5 springs from IRO netted me 4.25. I'm sitting at 22 up front and 22.75 out back from the center of my hubs to my untrimmed fenders. I bought .75 spacers to even it out. I really dislike the rake stance. I guess I'll be at 4.25" all the way around after that.

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post #8439 of Old 02-20-2012, 09:15 PM
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The front 3.5 IRO spring netted me 3.75 on my ZJ with a 5.2. The rear progressive rate 3.5 springs from IRO netted me 4.25. I'm sitting at 22 up front and 22.75 out back from the center of my hubs to my untrimmed fenders. I bought .75 spacers to even it out. I really dislike the rake stance. I guess I'll be at 4.25" all the way around after that.
Do you have stock arms or no?

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post #8440 of Old 02-20-2012, 09:18 PM
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Painted and installed sliders. Also new plugs, wires, cap and rotor

Cameleer, if you want my stock rocker covers, let me know
hey Biebs, great looking rig. where did you get that fuel "bezel" or whatever its called. is that just out of a TJ..really thinking about doing that to mine.

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post #8441 of Old 02-20-2012, 09:30 PM
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I ordered the 3.5" Benchmark lift. Should net 4.25" since I added the .75" insulator too. Not sure why but I went from 18" to 23.25".

I hit all the rear suspension parts with liquid wrench. Installing rear lift tomorrow AM.
once you drive on it it will settle a little
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post #8442 of Old 02-20-2012, 09:36 PM
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Do you have stock arms or no?
No. I'm running a full set of IRO fixed arms.

Also, my measurements are after about 1k miles after the lift. I figure that's enough time to let the springs settle. When I first measured, I was sitting at almost 5" up front and a little over 5" out back.

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post #8443 of Old 02-20-2012, 09:47 PM
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Looked under my zj to find drive line vibration. I think I found it here. Can this end be rebuilt? Its the TC end to the front DS.

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Is there something wrong with this in the pic?

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post #8444 of Old 02-20-2012, 09:50 PM
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Is there something wrong with this in the pic?
It's out big time. You can see it right?

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Painted and installed sliders. Also new plugs, wires, cap and rotor

Cameleer, if you want my stock rocker covers, let me know
Those look nice and I'm sure they will serve you well.
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