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Unread 07-20-2012, 10:05 PM   #14056
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I might have just ordered a set of 15x8 wheels with 4" of backspacing for the ZJ. Now to decide on either 31s or 32s. I'm leaning toward 31s so I can flex without worry of rubbing. I also don't want to lose too much power with the stock gearing or possibly blow up my D30 while wheeling. I'm not too terribly worried about the 44A out back. I know it'll handle what I'd be willing to put the ZJ through for now on 31s or 32s.

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Unread 07-20-2012, 10:10 PM   #14057
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I might have just ordered a set of 15x8 wheels with 4" of backspacing for the ZJ. Now to decide on either 31s or 32s. I'm leaning toward 31s so I can flex without worry of rubbing. I also don't want to lose too much power with the stock gearing or possibly blow up my D30 while wheeling. I'm not too terribly worried about the 44A out back. I know it'll handle what I'd be willing to put the ZJ through for now on 31s or 32s.
I had 33's on my old ZJ with the d30 in front and it held up great. The only time I broke it was when I was stuck really bad and kept hammering the gas. It took quite a beating before it gave up. I just kept giving it gas until all the grinding stopped lol.
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Unread 07-20-2012, 10:11 PM   #14058
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I might have just ordered a set of 15x8 wheels with 4" of backspacing for the ZJ. Now to decide on either 31s or 32s. I'm leaning toward 31s so I can flex without worry of rubbing. I also don't want to lose too much power with the stock gearing or possibly blow up my D30 while wheeling. I'm not too terribly worried about the 44A out back. I know it'll handle what I'd be willing to put the ZJ through for now on 31s or 32s.
I'd go 31. You could go like 11.5 or 12.5 wide with the amount if lift you have and the rims. What do the rims look like that you ordered?
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Unread 07-20-2012, 10:15 PM   #14059
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I had 33's on my old ZJ with the d30 in front and it held up great. The only time I broke it was when I was stuck really bad and kept hammering the gas. It took quite a beating before it gave up. I just kept giving it gas until all the grinding stopped lol.
Did your performance lug nuts help with that at all? I've heard they really help axle strength when running larger than recommended tires.

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I'd go 31. You could go like 11.5 or 12.5 wide with the amount if lift you have and the rims. What do the rims look like that you ordered?
They're black, matte, and soft.
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Unread 07-20-2012, 10:25 PM   #14060
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That they are. I have the relays and 50ft of 14 ga I just need to get new lights and get time to actually put it all in. I never use them though
Nice!! I really like that switch location alot of you 96-98 owners are making use of. (You and Cameleer come to mind.) I need to see if there is any room in that area on my 94-95. Dash is obviously a little different.

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I changed front brake pads on the 95 this afternoon as the rainstorm we had all morning really cooled things down and made it fairly enjoyable outside. I put on new pads and rotors a year ago and I am supprised how grooved the rotors were. I missed the 1 year warranty on the rotors by 2 months. Damn. The pads were lifetime warranted so I rented the caliper compression tool (free rental after brought back) and installed new pads.

Does anyone recommend drilled/slotted rotors over standard replacement? I may look into that if my squeaking problem still exists with the new pads in place. I checked the rubber boots covering the slides inside the calipers and they were well lubricated and slid freely.

I also took the time to mask off the gold cladding stripe on the 94. Scuffed it with scotchbrite and then painted it gun metal grey to match the icon wheels. I may pull the rocker covers and paint them as well since they are a bit darker grey. What do you guys think?
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Unread 07-20-2012, 10:41 PM   #14061
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Nice!! I really like that switch location alot of you 96-98 owners are making use of. (You and Cameleer come to mind.) I need to see if there is any room in that area on my 94-95. Dash is obviously a little different.

On topic:

I changed front brake pads on the 95 this afternoon as the rainstorm we had all morning really cooled things down and made it fairly enjoyable outside. I put on new pads and rotors a year ago and I am supprised how grooved the rotors were. I missed the 1 year warranty on the rotors by 2 months. Damn. The pads were lifetime warranted so I rented the caliper compression tool (free rental after brought back) and installed new pads.

Does anyone recommend drilled/slotted rotors over standard replacement? I may look into that if my squeaking problem still exists with the new pads in place. I checked the rubber boots covering the slides inside the calipers and they were well lubricated and slid freely.

I also took the time to mask off the gold cladding stripe on the 94. Scuffed it with scotchbrite and then painted it gun metal grey to match the icon wheels. I may pull the rocker covers and paint them as well since they are a bit darker grey. What do you guys think?
I'm thinkin about redoing the switches though. And get some of the like button ones with a blue led in when they are on. And mount them in the overhead.
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Unread 07-21-2012, 02:52 AM   #14062
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Those wheels look great. I do not recommend drilled/slotted rotors. From my experience, they warp a lot quicker and easier than standard rotors. Unless you plan on auto crossing the Jeep and think you'll need extra stopping power, don't get 'em. That's my 2.
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Unread 07-21-2012, 06:34 AM   #14063
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Nice paint job! I painted my gold stripes and GC emblems black to match the jeep. Then installed chrome Hybrid emblems. The best one is the "synergy hybrid drive" under the V-8 emblem on the lift gate. (drives my sister nuts)
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Unread 07-21-2012, 10:24 AM   #14064
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I drove mine for the First time in a while.
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Unread 07-21-2012, 12:01 PM   #14065
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Went back for round two, didn't lose this time



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Got it stuck. It's still stuck. It's so stuck I could call insurance and say it was stolen and no one would ever know. It's so stuck I don't know anyone with a capable enough 4x4 to even to to where I got stuck to winch or yank me out.
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Unread 07-21-2012, 12:21 PM   #14066
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[QUOTE="Canyon411"]

Looks nice!! What are you running for a flasher?
? Dont know it has trailer pack so may have a HD flasher.
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Unread 07-21-2012, 12:23 PM   #14067
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Premium pads,ebc,blackmajic, or hawk and centric premium rotors.
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Unread 07-21-2012, 12:24 PM   #14068
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Repaired the infinity speakers with replacement cones

Only 50 bucks!

They work like new
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Unread 07-21-2012, 12:43 PM   #14069
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I really like that.. Write up on how you did that??
Its already been done that's were I got the idea from. Gotta love it.
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Unread 07-21-2012, 03:04 PM   #14070
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I let the wife's shi tzu test drive the new steering box.

Also, finally welded my down pipe and inspected my cat...
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