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post #1 of 765 Old 07-17-2009, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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3/4 ton ZJ build

well i know i have been talking a lot of junk lately about going to full width axles and its finally happening. Im doing this transformation on a separate thread than my regular build just to make it easier and less cluttered.

So this is where im at right now...

got everything ripped out from under blue and sold. Both axles are gone as well as all of the suspension. I traded someone my 4.5 RE springs for some 7" claytons and im building my own long arms. They are going to be basically like claytons arms just home-made. well to make this less boring, here are some pics....

axles are a hp d44 front and full floating d60 rear. both have 3" OD tubes


last pic before the breakdown


nothing under her


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BigBlue build 33s, 6in lift and short arms
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/bigbluezj94-build-thread-679496/

BigBlue build 3/4 ton axles, LAs, 37s
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/3-4-ton-zj-build-818891/

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post #2 of 765 Old 07-17-2009, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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then i found some tires. ended up finding these guys on craigslist so i made the drive to pic them up...37x12.50s didnt quite fit in the dub so one had to go on the roof. talk about a hernia!


i paid 400 for the set then i had to buy the rims new.

94 Grand Cherokee Laredo ZJ, lifted, 37s, yada yada yada
BigBlue build 33s, 6in lift and short arms
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=679496

BigBlue build 3/4 ton axles, LAs, 37s
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=818891

99 Grand Cherokee Laredo WJ, 4.7 liter, 247 Quadra Trac II, fully loaded


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found a 231 at the pull a part just sitting on the grand so i had to get it. I figured this is a stronger case than my 242, a lot more aftermarket for it and come to find out the bearing around the input shaft on my 242 was thrashed when i pulled it off. lucky it still worked!

my old 242 dissembled for the input shaft


and my new 231 in pieces waiting my AA SYE.


i was kind of at a stand still last weekend awaiting parts to arrive so i cleaned up the front axle to accept the new brackets. its not fun cutting off axle brackets in 110* weather. lol


94 Grand Cherokee Laredo ZJ, lifted, 37s, yada yada yada
BigBlue build 33s, 6in lift and short arms
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=679496

BigBlue build 3/4 ton axles, LAs, 37s
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=818891

99 Grand Cherokee Laredo WJ, 4.7 liter, 247 Quadra Trac II, fully loaded


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all of my parts came in this week so i will definitely stay busy this weekend on it. Here is a little teaser... lol



94 Grand Cherokee Laredo ZJ, lifted, 37s, yada yada yada
BigBlue build 33s, 6in lift and short arms
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=679496

BigBlue build 3/4 ton axles, LAs, 37s
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=818891

99 Grand Cherokee Laredo WJ, 4.7 liter, 247 Quadra Trac II, fully loaded


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Nice man. So far I have loved my SSR's, I got my set of 35 12.5 16's for $400 also, 2 with almost brand new tread 2 with like %60. The fronts ride like glass but hte rears are way unbalanced. Whatever, they do well in the rocks. Mine weigh in at like 95lbs per tire, I don't want to know what the 37" variety weighs lol

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very nice.. thats gonna be a pretty sick jeep when your all finished with it

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Nice man. So far I have loved my SSR's, I got my set of 35 12.5 16's for $400 also, 2 with almost brand new tread 2 with like %60. The fronts ride like glass but hte rears are way unbalanced. Whatever, they do well in the rocks. Mine weigh in at like 95lbs per tire, I don't want to know what the 37" variety weighs lol
95lbs a tire?! i dont want to know what mine weigh either! haha especially with a 17" steel rim.

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very nice.. thats gonna be a pretty sick jeep when your all finished with it
thanks man. im really stoked about it. i cant wait.

94 Grand Cherokee Laredo ZJ, lifted, 37s, yada yada yada
BigBlue build 33s, 6in lift and short arms
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=679496

BigBlue build 3/4 ton axles, LAs, 37s
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=818891

99 Grand Cherokee Laredo WJ, 4.7 liter, 247 Quadra Trac II, fully loaded


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that is going to be one heck of a Jeep when your done.

cant wait to see

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Oh yeah ! Who's gonna be pimping now ! Burgers !

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What long arms are you going with? This thing's gunna be so badass.

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What long arms are you going with? This thing's gunna be so badass.
Home made long arms..says in his first post.

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Home made long arms..says in his first post.
Lol my bad.

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What long arms are you going with? This thing's gunna be so badass.
HOMEMADE SUPER ULTRA BEEF CLAYTONS (times 2 !!! )
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