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post #46 of 959 Old 01-12-2013, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Rear passenger side is done, driver side is torn down and I'm putting the leaf on today after work.

Question: I want to do the 242 swap, since 242s are longer, will I need to put in a SYE on a 242? If so, would a front ZJ driveshaft still work?

Anyways, the pinion angle doesn't look like it will be all that bad, at least for now until I get the SYE installed (or do the 242 swap).



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post #47 of 959 Old 01-12-2013, 09:56 AM
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Yes, you will need an SYE regardless if you use the NP231 or 242. I am able to run a front shaft from an automatic XJ in the rear with my 242 and HnT SYE.
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post #48 of 959 Old 01-12-2013, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, you will need an SYE regardless if you use the NP231 or 242. I am able to run a front shaft from an automatic XJ in the rear with my 242 and HnT SYE.
Wasn't sure how much of a difference it was in length, obviously not much. Anyways, after I finished up the rear I am going to check the pinion angles (with tc drop and 4" shims in place) if they still are too extreme I am going to pull the rear driveshaft for the time being.


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post #49 of 959 Old 01-12-2013, 12:30 PM
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Rear passenger side is done, driver side is torn down and I'm putting the leaf on today after work.

Question: I want to do the 242 swap, since 242s are longer, will I need to put in a SYE on a 242? If so, would a front ZJ driveshaft still work?

Anyways, the pinion angle doesn't look like it will be all that bad, at least for now until I get the SYE installed (or do the 242 swap).
This is what I initially thought also, but for drive-line angles it's the wrong thought. The installation of a SYE will significantly shorten the TC, allowing the drive shaft to have less of an angle and reducing vibes. I'm not sure of your financial situation, but if you can afford a SYE you'll most likely never have to worry about vibes again. A front Drive shaft can usually be used tocover the extended distace, but not always.

Where's the pictures, sounds like you have a nice rig. We want to see it!
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SYE is the plan, but not until I get my tax return. Anyways have a teaser.



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Stupid mobile app, lol.

Those drums and maybe a month old and already rusty, maybe I'll paint them after the lift is done.


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post #52 of 959 Old 01-12-2013, 04:11 PM
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Am I seeing seven leafs in those packs?
Where did you get them / what are they from?
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Iro 5.5 leafs, yes there are 7 leafs.


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post #54 of 959 Old 01-12-2013, 09:08 PM
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Iro 5.5 leafs, yes there are 7 leafs.
I'm running the same leaf springs and I like them. It took some time for them to finally break in and loosen up, the only thing I don't like is the jeep leans over to the passenger side but that even happened when I ran the OME springs before.

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So... your profile states that you are running 33s. are you sticking with those tires or moving up to something larger. Im trying to wrap my head around why you have such a retared amount of lift or only 33s.
if you are getting larger tires are you up grading axels as well? Then you may want to figure out what axle then get the sye so yo know what drive shaft ujoint size you are going to need...Just my thoughts.

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post #56 of 959 Old 01-12-2013, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Gonna keep 33s for now. Even if I do change axles around the rear is an 8.25 so I don't see much reason to change it. 35s is the biggest I'd ever run. That wouldnt be for awhile though, at least until its no longer a dd. Definitely want to swap at least an HP30 into the front though.


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post #57 of 959 Old 01-13-2013, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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I'm running the same leaf springs and I like them. It took some time for them to finally break in and loosen up, the only thing I don't like is the jeep leans over to the passenger side but that even happened when I ran the OME springs before.
There's something unaligned then. Mine did that when the old leaf was broken, but shouldnt now.


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Dude I dig that hight why go to 6?

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Rear is done, doing front now.
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post #60 of 959 Old 01-13-2013, 11:00 PM
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Is that a Decepticons decal? I don't think we can be friends anymore.


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