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post #14776 of 46072 Old 08-12-2012, 10:42 AM
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tired of the headlights popping out of the mounting sockets. I can't keep these damned things from vibrating, so coming up with a new mounting systm.
Go make thread for this. Looks good so far.

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post #14777 of 46072 Old 08-12-2012, 01:02 PM
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Not exactly sure what I did ... but I did something!
Since I bought my ZJ... it had an engine noise. A ticking at idle. It kinda sounded like a lifter noise but my mechanic said it was lower in the engine (piston skirt or wrist pin oh no). He dropped the pan and found nothing. It was also only at idle and wasnt present until the engine was warm. I decided to just watch it for awhile instead of blindly ripping into the motor because the noise drove me nuts. I changed to oil to a thicker weight and added some Lucas. No change. Then came yestersay....

I did 3 things and not sure which did it. I put 89 octane instead of 87.... added Lucas fuel additive that lubricates... and added a can of RESTORE to the oil. After driving about 25 miles all is quiet. WHAT DID IT?

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post #14778 of 46072 Old 08-12-2012, 01:10 PM
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Not exactly sure what I did ... but I did something!
Since I bought my ZJ... it had an engine noise. A ticking at idle. It kinda sounded like a lifter noise but my mechanic said it was lower in the engine (piston skirt or wrist pin oh no). He dropped the pan and found nothing. It was also only at idle and wasnt present until the engine was warm. I decided to just watch it for awhile instead of blindly ripping into the motor because the noise drove me nuts. I changed to oil to a thicker weight and added some Lucas. No change. Then came yestersay....

I did 3 things and not sure which did it. I put 89 octane instead of 87.... added Lucas fuel additive that lubricates... and added a can of RESTORE to the oil. After driving about 25 miles all is quiet. WHAT DID IT?
When u fill up again, put regular for the sake of diagnosing. If the ping is back, the 89 octane fixed the problem. If not, the oil additive solved it.

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post #14779 of 46072 Old 08-12-2012, 01:23 PM
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When u fill up again, put regular for the sake of diagnosing. If the ping is back, the 89 octane fixed the problem. If not, the oil additive solved it.
This/\ You should only have to use 87. That is what it's rated for from the factory. If you can't run the 87 octane without noise then there is a problemo

The oil additive made the oil thicker and solved lifter chatter.
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post #14780 of 46072 Old 08-12-2012, 01:28 PM
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Changed my cps today. It was a pain in the butt my forearms must just be alittle too big. Dropping the tranny cross member helped. The tranny dipstick tube is a pain. Took about an hour and a half. Thanks to all the people who started threads about it. Search is indeed your friend.
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post #14781 of 46072 Old 08-12-2012, 02:19 PM
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Not exactly sure what I did ... but I did something!
Since I bought my ZJ... it had an engine noise. A ticking at idle. It kinda sounded like a lifter noise but my mechanic said it was lower in the engine (piston skirt or wrist pin oh no). He dropped the pan and found nothing. It was also only at idle and wasnt present until the engine was warm. I decided to just watch it for awhile instead of blindly ripping into the motor because the noise drove me nuts. I changed to oil to a thicker weight and added some Lucas. No change. Then came yestersay....

I did 3 things and not sure which did it. I put 89 octane instead of 87.... added Lucas fuel additive that lubricates... and added a can of RESTORE to the oil. After driving about 25 miles all is quiet. WHAT DID IT?
I've never heard a 4.0 being "quiet"

OT the fine men at Emtex Fab finished my bumper, and I drove it home today. It's a KOR Pre runner copy with their own personal twist. I'm in love with it. I believe the mounts are 1/4" to 5/16". This thing is awesome. They only charged 550 but I gave them an even 600 - compared to 650 from Kevin's plus another 250 for freight and delivery charges... or a couple thousand for fab equipment. What do you guys think?






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I've never heard a 4.0 being "quiet"

OT the fine men at Emtex Fab finished my bumper, and I drove it home today. It's a KOR Pre runner copy with their own personal twist. I'm in love with it. I believe the mounts are 1/4" to 5/16". This thing is awesome. They only charged 550 but I gave them an even 600 - compared to 650 from Kevin's plus another 250 for freight and delivery charges... or a couple thousand for fab equipment. What do you guys think?
Awesome.

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Really nice man. I asked one of our local Fabricators for something like that and was quoted $850-$1000 plus powdercoating. Its pretty rediculous. They know the off road scene is big here and anything "Offroad" automatically costs more. Great job!


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post #14784 of 46072 Old 08-12-2012, 02:56 PM
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Really nice man. I asked one of our local Fabricators for something like that and was quoted $850-$1000 plus powdercoating. Its pretty rediculous. They know the off road scene is big here and anything "Offroad" automatically costs more. Great job!
Thanks! There's a more local joint here that charges hourly labor for custom work and quoted over a thousand. I was blown away, and walked right out. I can understand charging book time for maintenance, but custom work? That's ridiculous! The guys that built this both have full time jobs and just do this in the spare time, and are both avid offroaders themselves so they know what's up.

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I've never heard a 4.0 being "quiet"

OT the fine men at Emtex Fab finished my bumper, and I drove it home today. It's a KOR Pre runner copy with their own personal twist. I'm in love with it. I believe the mounts are 1/4" to 5/16". This thing is awesome. They only charged 550 but I gave them an even 600 - compared to 650 from Kevin's plus another 250 for freight and delivery charges... or a couple thousand for fab equipment. What do you guys think?
Awesome!!!
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Awesome!!!
Thanks!
Now she's the PERFECT grocery getter


Also saw this while out (crappy pic, but if you look close you can see the nasty)


'96 ZJ 4.0 NP242 5.5" Iron Rock Off Road Critical Path Long Arm sitting on 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs

'06 WK 3.7 2wd stock as a rock.

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post #14787 of 46072 Old 08-12-2012, 04:13 PM
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Nice! What brand? And what tire size will you be going to? I don't think you have a build thread yet correct?
Its a mix of IRO coils, RE, RC, and Ironman control arms, Clayton front, and JKS rear track bars, and bilsteins. I wont be getting tires until either the winter, or after this school year is over. I have to commute about 50 miles a day for school, so I might as well wear these tires out instead of 33's which is what I plan on getting. I might get some in the winter along with some new steelies, that way I can have them for the month I'm off of school, but thats probably only if I find a good deal on tires at the swap meet or on craigslist.

I actually just finished it up a little while ago. I drove it around town for about 20 minutes. I drove 50 on a newly paved road and shimmied the wheel back and forth a tad and didn't even get a hint of death wobble, and I didn't get any at all the entire time I drove it, which made me pretty happy. The KOR steering stabilizer may be to thank for this. And I didn't even get an alignment yet, so it drives real well for that matter, the only thing is my steering wheel is at the 3 o'clock position.

I do, however, get a vibration at about 20, which is probably one of my pinion angles. Im not gonna do anything with it, though, until I take it to a shop and get everything aligned. I know of a 4x4 shop down the road so Im gonna see if they can dial it in for me, since they could probably do a better job than I can.

On a side note: I ordered the 5100s from Kolak, and while I was putting the rears in, I noticed they were in fact 5125's. Was this by accident?

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post #14788 of 46072 Old 08-12-2012, 04:22 PM
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Nice!! Hopefully you used some high-temp engine enamel so the paint lasts for a long time. I figure if you are going to spend your hard earned money and time making repairs, she might as well look better when your done vs when you started.

I JUST DID THIS while replacing valve cover gaskets and I can tell she likes her painted covers .... Just like a girl to want a lil jeep jewelery and some pollish on her nails.
Yes I agree fully I solid spend the money and got the engine enamel paint I've used it on several applications and as long as u put like 5 coats on it'll also be scratch resistant really just layers of paint but it will chip if you don't bake em in the oven for bout an hour.
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Got to work on and then play with this bad boy this weekend. 88 nissan pathfinder on 33s. Great looking truck for it's age. Barely and surface rust which I'd amazing for wisconsin winters. Oh and only 200,000 miles.

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Anyways was replacing the brakes hoses from the line to the caliper. Whoever did the lift left the stock hoses and when the wheel was cranked the hose was do taunt you couldn't move it. Do went from 13.5" hoses to 18" hoses. $25 for 2 lines and about 45 minutes with bleeding. Not to shabby.

But the ZJ got jealous. Got back in her after driving n wheeling the nissan and she wouldn't start. Starter was finished. Damn jeeps and their feelings!! Haha
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I've never heard a 4.0 being "quiet"

OT the fine men at Emtex Fab finished my bumper, and I drove it home today. It's a KOR Pre runner copy with their own personal twist. I'm in love with it. I believe the mounts are 1/4" to 5/16". This thing is awesome. They only charged 550 but I gave them an even 600 - compared to 650 from Kevin's plus another 250 for freight and delivery charges... or a couple thousand for fab equipment. What do you guys think?
Great looking bumper Deans! And an unbeatable price! Nice job!
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