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Unread 02-27-2008, 12:15 PM   #1
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zj project

hey guys whats up? im new to this site and so far i like it alot. i have a 96 zj that is basically bone stock except for a home made cold air intake and some mud terrain recaps. id like to make a pretty decent trail rig out of it while stil being a good road vehicle. the problem is im 18 with an 8.50/hr job. i want a 4 inch lift and a locker in the back. will i need to lower the tcase with a 4 inch lift or will it be ok? if u guys can give some good ideas and pictures on your projects that would be great. thanks guys

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Unread 02-27-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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Fill out your specs so we know what engine etc.
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Unread 02-27-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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i just did but im not to sure what tcase, tranny i got. im pretty sure i have a dana 30 front and a 44 rear but if u know how to find out for sure can u tell me and i will fix it when i get off work tonite
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Unread 02-27-2008, 12:35 PM   #4
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TC options

4wd-N-4LO = 249/quadra trac
2wd-4PT-4FT-N-4Lo = 242/selectrac

the 242 was not available with the V8, but since you have the I6 you could have either
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Unread 02-27-2008, 12:35 PM   #5
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The FAQ has great info on identifying stuff - it's a good read.

Start with requesting a build sheet from Chrysler (again, in the FAQ).

To answer your ultimate question, you will likely not have to lower the TC for a 4" lift. However, be ready to if you get bad vibes.
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Unread 02-27-2008, 12:38 PM   #6
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thanks i got the 242 selectrac. ill change it when i get off work tonite but i have to go now
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Unread 02-27-2008, 02:03 PM   #7
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front to rear IRO kit and an aussie locked rear. thats a cheap combo.
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Unread 02-29-2008, 09:38 PM   #8
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how much u think that was combined sandman? and can u get me a link?
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www.ironrockoffroad.com

^^^ IRO
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Unread 02-29-2008, 09:59 PM   #10
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more good sites

www.rubiconmfg.com

www.kevinsoffroad.com
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Unread 02-29-2008, 10:03 PM   #11
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Basically you are looking at between $600 to $2,000 for just a lift kit. You get what you pay for. Stay far away from rockyroad.
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Unread 02-29-2008, 10:59 PM   #12
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Take a minute to read through the Faqs on the first page. The Front to Rear lift maybe just the answer you're looking for.


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Unread 02-29-2008, 11:22 PM   #13
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thanks jeff. i like the iro kit. what i really like is the re superflex 4.5 but thats out of my price range.

and texas zj, im not sure what a front to rear lift is. ill check the faqs tho thanks
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Unread 03-01-2008, 12:23 AM   #14
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thanks jeff. i like the iro kit. what i really like is the re superflex 4.5 but thats out of my price range.

and texas zj, im not sure what a front to rear lift is. ill check the faqs tho thanks
you put your front springs in the back, and you get supplied with new front springs. cheap and easy.

i recommend iron rock. great guys.
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Unread 03-01-2008, 12:28 AM   #15
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"The front coil springs in a V8 ZJ Grand Cherokee are a bit longer and a bit more stiff than those in the I6 4.0L equipped ZJ Grand Cherokee. The springs from the I6 will not give you the lift you are looking for."

He has an I6 though, so if he has to hunt down those springs might as well buy all new?
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