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post #16 of 1718 Old 11-02-2010, 09:45 AM
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looks good, i also have the chrome grille and an aFe intake lol


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post #17 of 1718 Old 11-05-2010, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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So I got some more stuff today.

Iron Rock Offroad adjustable track bar, shims and U-bolts



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looks good, i also have the chrome grille and an aFe intake lol
Chrome grills represent!

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post #18 of 1718 Old 11-06-2010, 07:29 AM
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When you did the engine swap did it drop right in?? I did a similar swap when I blew my engine in a 2000. I used the engine out of my 99 that was crushed by a tree. It had different head casting and I had to switch over a lot to make it work. Swapped exhaust manifolds, wiring harness, ecm, ignition system. Finally got it to work though.
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When you did the engine swap did it drop right in?? I did a similar swap when I blew my engine in a 2000. I used the engine out of my 99 that was crushed by a tree. It had different head casting and I had to switch over a lot to make it work. Swapped exhaust manifolds, wiring harness, ecm, ignition system. Finally got it to work though.
I used the 0630 head off the '99 but used the manifold gasket for an '01 and that let me use the '01 exhaust manifold on the earlier head design. Now the gasket did cover up a lot of the exhaust port but it seems to be working fine for now. for the ignition system I just transferred the cam sensor from the '01 to the '99. It wasn't that hard to do and it let me use all the ignition parts in the '01 without having to swap wiring harnesses. I was actually planning on swapping the ecm and wiring harness over just so I could have used the head and whole exhaust system from my '99 but I didn't do that.

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I Installed the OME springs today. In the middle of the job my impact gun decided to crap out

Here they are with the shims on them



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I Think I have too much of a shim here


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Looks good! How do the OME springs ride? I've got some 2" OME springs on order. What size tires do you plan on running?
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Looks good! How do the OME springs ride? I've got some 2" OME springs on order. What size tires do you plan on running?
They ride awesome compared to the AAL I had! They are almost, dare I say it, too soft I am planning on running 31s or maybe 32s if they will fit.

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They ride awesome compared to the AAL I had! They are almost, dare I say it, too soft I am planning on running 31s or maybe 32s if they will fit.
Nice! I see you have the NP242, did you get any vibes with the 3"? I'd also keep the stock wheels. They look great with that color.

I'd either go 245/75/R16 (30.5" x 9.6") or 265/75/R16 (31.6" x 10.4")
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Without shims I would get some vibes around 50mph while accelerating but none above that, I took it up to 80 with no vibes. My friend has the same rear leaf springs and a NP242 and he got horrible vibes at 60mph+ but he has a C8.25 and I have a D35.

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Without shims I would get some vibes around 50mph while accelerating but none above that, I took it up to 80 with no vibes. My friend has the same rear leaf springs and a NP242 and he got horrible vibes at 60mph+ but he has a C8.25 and I have a D35.
Yeah I have a D35 and NP231 so I'm hoping I will be okay with 2".
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Well the OME 2" medium duty net around 3" of lift if you got those.

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Well the OME 2" medium duty net around 3" of lift if you got those.
From what I read and the people I talked to it seems the 2" light duty is exactly 2", the 2" medium duty is around 2.25" and the heavy duty 2" springs give 2.75-3". Worse case scenario if it ends up being higher in the back (I have 2" IRO spacers) I'll just get 3" coils haha.
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Installed the track bar today..what a pain the the butt. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Eventually I had to get a new to me frame side track bar mount since I couldn't get the old track bar off.

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The issue I am running into now is the joint on the frame side will move up and down if I move the steering left and right. The castle nut has been torqued to 100ft/lbs but it still moves.

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Just scored a slightly used set of Goodyear Wrangler authority a/t 265/75r16 tires for a good deal. It is too dark now for pictures but hopefully I can get them mounted tomorrow!

I pulled some pictures from the internet to show what they look like.




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Looks Purdy. For an A/T tire they look really aggressive.

From that pic of you cutting, is there enough cherokee's in that pic? Think there were one or two short of a "Dealership" status.

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