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Unread 03-28-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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hey all so ive been a Jeep fan for years started out with my 91 Cherokee and now its ZJ time!

here she is in stock form back when i got her in 2003, doing some mall crawling at school.




here we are about 2 months ago in my drive way


and here where the fun starts, it all started with my 249> 242 swap

bumper removal






found some sweet tow hooks at the junkyard





Fogs to be installed:



swapped front springs to rear:





stock rear measured 18", i installed the front worn out I6 springs that had a broken coil and it gave me 22" from hub to fender approx 4" lift in the rear.

how she sits today



and what came in the mail today: IRO 3.5" lift kit



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Unread 03-28-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
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Nice man. So you cut a bit off the front coil and stuck it out back?

What kinda wheel/tire set-up you planning on?
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Unread 03-28-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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Nice man. So you cut a bit off the front coil and stuck it out back?

What kinda wheel/tire set-up you planning on?
no when i pulled the front coils they had half a coil broken off, the coil was in 2 pieces. As for wheel and tire combo im gonna keep the same wheels i love the gold and red and get some 31/10.5s for now until i can afford some nice 32s
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Unread 03-28-2009, 10:53 PM   #4
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Cool man. Wheel It!!!
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Unread 03-28-2009, 11:58 PM   #5
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You got the hooks, now you need a tow hitch. I just got mine on today and can already tell it will save me a lot of trouble.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 01:04 AM   #6
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You got the hooks, now you need a tow hitch. I just got mine on today and can already tell it will save me a lot of trouble.
Can't stress that enough.




Also get some bigger tires on asap! Those stockers look silly in the rear.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 02:50 AM   #7
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keep up the good work
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Unread 03-29-2009, 09:43 AM   #8
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You got the hooks, now you need a tow hitch. I just got mine on today and can already tell it will save me a lot of trouble.


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Can't stress that enough.




Also get some bigger tires on asap! Those stockers look silly in the rear.
yea i got a hitch to, class 4 got it from the junkyard the other day for $25. I will not even begin to wheel without recovery points!!!

and yea for the tires those 215/75 15s are soooo small hahaha i cant wait till i get my 31s
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Unread 04-05-2009, 03:26 PM   #9
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so a little update: went to the junkyard and found some goodies





got a gas and transfer case skid, do you think i should get the factory front end skid? is it worth it? I heard they are pretty crappy.





my "new" used 31/10.5/15s Goodyear Wrangler ATS about 50% tread life left




and another junkyard find a 242 with 190XXX kms on it dry as a bone with a .840 input shaft the exact replacement as my 249.

thats all for now folks
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Unread 04-05-2009, 07:49 PM   #10
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nice JY finds, thats good stuff.

make sure those tires are safe, IE not too old
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Unread 04-05-2009, 08:44 PM   #11
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yea ive started to get really lucky with finding tons of ZJs at my local yard. As for the tires I got them from my buddy they were on his old 4runner they are defiantly old, when i get them swapped to my rims ill get the insides checked out to make sure they are not wrotten or anything.
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Unread 04-07-2009, 08:36 AM   #12
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well boo on the tires, turns out one of them are no good. I guess im on the search again for tires.
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Unread 04-12-2009, 04:03 PM   #13
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so this was a good weekend.

Friday completed my 249 > 242 swap and it couldnt have gone easier! installed my gas tank skid and hitch. Installed my new rad and rad hoses.

Today finished my lift install, suspension seems a little loose in the front when i turn to the right it sways hard right, and the same with the left. Steering is also loose holding the wheel straight the jeep wanders, and when going straight the steering wheel is upside down. Any ideas on where to start?

thanks



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Unread 04-12-2009, 04:06 PM   #14
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Nice wheels and tires. You should keep those.
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Unread 04-12-2009, 05:30 PM   #15
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Nice wheels and tires. You should keep those.
haha the wheels are staying they will be restored gold with polished lip and of course new rubber im thinking 31/10.5s.

Anyone have ideas on my steering situation and where to start?
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