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Unread 04-10-2012, 07:02 AM   #10216
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Truck looks great man! But the cameraman could use some work! Lol

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Unread 04-10-2012, 07:06 AM   #10217
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So what is the first part to typically go on the brake system of a ZJ? The brakes ee getting spongy do I bled the **** out of them and they're still spongy. Its weird because sometimes they're stiff and sometimes they aren't. Coming to a light they are there and if I let off just a hair and go back into the pedal they're barely there and the pedal almost hits the floor before they start stopping. Anyway to test if the master cylinder or booster etc? Thanks in advance guys
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Unread 04-10-2012, 08:30 AM   #10218
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So what is the first part to typically go on the brake system of a ZJ? The brakes ee getting spongy do I bled the **** out of them and they're still spongy. Its weird because sometimes they're stiff and sometimes they aren't. Coming to a light they are there and if I let off just a hair and go back into the pedal they're barely there and the pedal almost hits the floor before they start stopping. Anyway to test if the master cylinder or booster etc? Thanks in advance guys
Could be a few things... Bleed again starting with rear passenger, then rear driver, then front driver, then front passenger calipers - this will help get all the air out if there's any in the system which is most likely what's going on. Next you can check all the stock brakelines especially the one running to the rear under the driver's side - with their age., some of these become elastic so to speak and may need to be replaced. Lastly (or first either way) check the entire system under pressure for leaks. I had a pin sized hole in one of my lines that caused this type of behavior.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 08:44 AM   #10219
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Unread 04-10-2012, 09:04 AM   #10220
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Picked up a rear bumper for cheap a few months back but didn't like the way it mounted. It was a bit weak for what I intend to use it for so it's been on the backburner since... not anymore. It had been integrated into the receiver in a few points that were less than optimal, and that's now being fixed. Making sure everything is built so that it has some minor adjustment and is fully bolt on so that it can move to a future rig when the time comes. For now it's about getting it mounted and testing it, but something tells me I'll be trimming the edges for a better departure angle, not that the receiver itself won't impede the angle but I'd rather have it there as a reminder of just how steep something actually is. Now I'm going to have to lift the rear up a bit more as it's sitting level and I prefer it being a tad raked.



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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:17 AM   #10221
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Replaced front pass caliper. deff can tell it was seized
Also installed crown braided steel/kevlar extended lines meant for a tj with 3-4 in of lift.
I have about 2-3 in extra then I needed on the lines but now I can always go bigger and not have to worry about them
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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:51 AM   #10222
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Where did u get those lines, and how much?
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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:52 AM   #10223
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Picked up a rear bumper for cheap a few months back but didn't like the way it mounted. It was a bit weak for what I intend to use it for so it's been on the backburner since... not anymore. It had been integrated into the receiver in a few points that were less than optimal, and that's now being fixed. Making sure everything is built so that it has some minor adjustment and is fully bolt on so that it can move to a future rig when the time comes. For now it's about getting it mounted and testing it, but something tells me I'll be trimming the edges for a better departure angle, not that the receiver itself won't impede the angle but I'd rather have it there as a reminder of just how steep something actually is. Now I'm going to have to lift the rear up a bit more as it's sitting level and I prefer it being a tad raked.



That creeper looks fast. Have you dynoed it yet?
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Unread 04-10-2012, 10:57 AM   #10224
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That creeper looks fast. Have you dynoed it yet?
Hey, I have the same one. Mine made 975 on the bottle. Lol.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 11:05 AM   #10225
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Hey, I have the same one. Mine made 975 on the bottle. Lol.
Psssh, my welding mask would spank the **** out of you in a race
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Unread 04-10-2012, 11:10 AM   #10226
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just removed my front bumper. What do you think?

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Unread 04-10-2012, 11:20 AM   #10227
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I think it needs a winch.

And the lights need to be moved.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 11:25 AM   #10228
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The creeper is typically 1HP (human power)
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Unread 04-10-2012, 11:46 AM   #10229
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I prefer horse power.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 12:07 PM   #10230
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