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Unread 03-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #8821
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damn bro, sorry about the 94. But at least youre back in a ZJ and not some Prius. good luck on this build
Check with insurance company, they might let you take accessories and such off the vehicle. You might be able to buy the wrecked vehicle for cheap too. Make ya a donor vehicle.

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Unread 03-05-2012, 01:22 PM   #8822
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So I drove up a snow bank earlier today in my 96 ZJ and noticed my evap canister was hanging off, touched it and it came off... Is this completely necessary to have on the truck or can I just forget about it??
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Unread 03-05-2012, 02:14 PM   #8823
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Well, this all didn't happen today but over the past few weeks. First a drunk driver totaled my black '94 Limited. It was parked out front of my house in it's usual spot. Got more than I figured out of it, over $3k. Last Monday, managed to get a really good deal on a '96 Orvis. Not a spot of rust & it has an 87k mile motor with freshly rebuilt tranny.

Sucks though because I'm finding myself doing the same things all over again ! ! Plans for the Orvis are a 3.5" lift with Duratracs or Cooper STT 32's and some rocker guards.
Looks good! Now change out that god awful faded laredo bumper for a limited one.
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Unread 03-05-2012, 02:40 PM   #8824
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Or just repaint all of yours black.
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Unread 03-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #8825
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Ordered front longarms from IRO and shocks from kolak for a great deal!
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Unread 03-05-2012, 05:00 PM   #8826
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Crawled under her to scrub her filthy underside. Trying to figure out where a sporadic coolant leak is coming from. Saw brown Santa driving towards me and got alittle excited ( now I know how everyone feels haha). He steps out all glistening and glowing and says " John I have this package for you" in a god like voice. He hands me my sweeeeet bilstein hd series shocks from kolak. Yeah buddy. Now just need to install them.

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Question: I've never done shocks before, how long should I expect ( if no bolts are stuck and all goes smooth). 45-hour?
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Unread 03-05-2012, 05:01 PM   #8827
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new zj

i just bought a 1996 5.2l 4.5 in lift with 32 11.50 mudkings and a kevins offroad front bumper
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Unread 03-05-2012, 06:10 PM   #8828
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Saw it get closed up with a wall of snow, now I have no access to it... My dad plowed...
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Unread 03-05-2012, 06:21 PM   #8829
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It took me about 4 - 5 hours to do all 4 shocks on my ZJ, but that was with all 4 tires on the ground, doing it in a college parking lot.
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Unread 03-05-2012, 07:23 PM   #8830
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Crawled under her to scrub her filthy underside. Trying to figure out where a sporadic coolant leak is coming from. Saw brown Santa driving towards me and got alittle excited ( now I know how everyone feels haha). He steps out all glistening and glowing and says " John I have this package for you" in a god like voice. He hands me my sweeeeet bilstein hd series shocks from kolak. Yeah buddy. Now just need to install them.

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Question: I've never done shocks before, how long should I expect ( if no bolts are stuck and all goes smooth). 45-hour?
nice you'll enjoy them i know i do as for install no more then a hour only one thats gonna be a PITA is the driver front but this seems like the easiest way
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Put the top nut on first. The whole shock will spin. Then put the bar pin on the bottom.

When removing the old ones, who cares if they get screwed up?
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parked the 93 getting ready to rip **** apart took the rear DS out gotta get that resided to fit the awaiting 44a and still contemplating IRO or Clayton Rear long arms
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Unread 03-05-2012, 07:27 PM   #8831
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Question: I've never done shocks before, how long should I expect ( if no bolts are stuck and all goes smooth). 45-hour?
For the fronts, the passenger side is a piece o' cake. The driver's side is a POS. The upper nut is below the brake lines. Your best bet is a ratcheting wrench to work with it quickly. An open ended wrench works but it'll take forever. The rears are easy to access but can be a little stubborn if the nuts and bolts are stuck together.
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Unread 03-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #8832
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today

Last week swaped in the d44 rear. Bought some wheels and tires on craigslist, 33x12.5-16. Today i put in my 3 inch bb, i know i know but i did the fence post extension on the rear. Still need wheel spacers and do the trimming but at least the hard work is done for now.
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Unread 03-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #8833
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Should I put anti seize on the bolts when I do the shocks? Or doesn't matter?
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Unread 03-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #8834
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Last week swaped in the d44 rear. Bought some wheels and tires on craigslist, 33x12.5-16. Today i put in my 3 inch bb, i know i know but i did the fence post extension on the rear. Still need wheel spacers and do the trimming but at least the hard work is done for now.
Looks great. Work payed off!
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Unread 03-05-2012, 08:30 PM   #8835
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For the fronts, the passenger side is a piece o' cake. The driver's side is a POS. The upper nut is below the brake lines. Your best bet is a ratcheting wrench to work with it quickly. An open ended wrench works but it'll take forever. The rears are easy to access but can be a little stubborn if the nuts and bolts are stuck together.
front arent too bad at all with a ratchet wrench. unless you are removing OEM shocks that are all rusted up and the rod keeps turning. luckily mine werent like that
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