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post #31 of 266 Old 01-28-2010, 10:25 AM
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i agree. Everyone has steelies. i have the honeycomb style stock wheels and plan on putting them back on once i finish my lift and get new tires. only thing i hate is they are 16" rims so i'll be payin out the butt for a good set of tires compared to ones for 15" rims.


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Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D

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plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:

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post #32 of 266 Old 01-28-2010, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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you could go on craigs list and get some 15in factory alloys for cheap.


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1997 Grand Cherokee 5.2 Limited - D44a Trussed 4.10 Gears - HP30 4.10 Gears - NP242 - IRO HnT - IRO Custom Drive Shaft - 4.5" lift - JKS Quicker Disconnects -
RC Front ADJ. Trackbar - IRO Rear ADJ. Trackbar - Rusty's Lower ADJ. CA's - Front tow hooks - Rear OE Hitch - T-Case Skid -
Gas Tank Skid - Bilstein 5125's - 31" MTR's - Magnaflow SS Muffler - 1.25" Wheel Spacers - Custom Rock Sliders - Cobra 19 DXIV


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post #33 of 266 Old 01-29-2010, 12:14 AM
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i've thought about it cuz they dont look too bad. but i already have stock wrangler wheels with good tires that my buddy gave me so the only way i'm getting new tires soon is if i put them on my stock honeycomb wheels. oh and btw how do you like the guard dogs? after seeing how inexpensive they are i'm intrigued. oh and btw man your jeep looks great. i want to debadge mine too

1996 ZJ- 4.0, AX-15 5SPD/NP242, RE 4.5" lift, 36x12.50x16.5 Goodyear military surplus tires, Longarms/Tri-4 link/one ton axle build/swap in progress, arb bumper, a bunch of other goodies
1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten

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Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D

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Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D

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plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:

RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
you were the best father i could have wished for. I'll always miss you
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post #34 of 266 Old 02-03-2010, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Installed my rear trackbar drop bracket yesterday. Now that axle is centered! Waiting on my front ADJ. trackbar in the mail. Also did Intake manifold plenum pan gasket, valve cover gasgets, intake manifold gasgets, and a TB gasget. Runs great and hopefully itll stop using oil. AND I swapped in front and rear colth seats from a 96 ZJ. SOOOOOOOOOOO much more comfortable! Now i just need to figure out what to do with my heated seats control! lol and the leather seats, anyone interested?


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1997 Grand Cherokee 5.2 Limited - D44a Trussed 4.10 Gears - HP30 4.10 Gears - NP242 - IRO HnT - IRO Custom Drive Shaft - 4.5" lift - JKS Quicker Disconnects -
RC Front ADJ. Trackbar - IRO Rear ADJ. Trackbar - Rusty's Lower ADJ. CA's - Front tow hooks - Rear OE Hitch - T-Case Skid -
Gas Tank Skid - Bilstein 5125's - 31" MTR's - Magnaflow SS Muffler - 1.25" Wheel Spacers - Custom Rock Sliders - Cobra 19 DXIV


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post #35 of 266 Old 02-07-2010, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Yesterday i installed 1.5" spacers into the front and added my adj tackbar. Also changed both my diff fluids. Today i sold the leather seats and went for a little wheeling!! It did awesome, I think its the extra weight of the ZJ over the XJ, but i would just crawl and dig in sand/mud. Tomorrow im drivin it to a friends superbowl party!


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1997 Grand Cherokee 5.2 Limited - D44a Trussed 4.10 Gears - HP30 4.10 Gears - NP242 - IRO HnT - IRO Custom Drive Shaft - 4.5" lift - JKS Quicker Disconnects -
RC Front ADJ. Trackbar - IRO Rear ADJ. Trackbar - Rusty's Lower ADJ. CA's - Front tow hooks - Rear OE Hitch - T-Case Skid -
Gas Tank Skid - Bilstein 5125's - 31" MTR's - Magnaflow SS Muffler - 1.25" Wheel Spacers - Custom Rock Sliders - Cobra 19 DXIV


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post #36 of 266 Old 02-08-2010, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Replaced the worn out TRE on the trackbar and put my rear sway bar back in now that my axles are both properly centered


-SOLD-
1997 Grand Cherokee 5.2 Limited - D44a Trussed 4.10 Gears - HP30 4.10 Gears - NP242 - IRO HnT - IRO Custom Drive Shaft - 4.5" lift - JKS Quicker Disconnects -
RC Front ADJ. Trackbar - IRO Rear ADJ. Trackbar - Rusty's Lower ADJ. CA's - Front tow hooks - Rear OE Hitch - T-Case Skid -
Gas Tank Skid - Bilstein 5125's - 31" MTR's - Magnaflow SS Muffler - 1.25" Wheel Spacers - Custom Rock Sliders - Cobra 19 DXIV


I am an Authorized IRO dealer!!
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post #37 of 266 Old 03-01-2010, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Went up to Woodland Park today and did a little snow wheelin! There was a quite a bit of snow up there. Last mods ive done lately is just tinting the front two windows to match. The friends XJ is on 35's... thats how deep all the snow was, even though he is in a shallow spot.




-SOLD-
1997 Grand Cherokee 5.2 Limited - D44a Trussed 4.10 Gears - HP30 4.10 Gears - NP242 - IRO HnT - IRO Custom Drive Shaft - 4.5" lift - JKS Quicker Disconnects -
RC Front ADJ. Trackbar - IRO Rear ADJ. Trackbar - Rusty's Lower ADJ. CA's - Front tow hooks - Rear OE Hitch - T-Case Skid -
Gas Tank Skid - Bilstein 5125's - 31" MTR's - Magnaflow SS Muffler - 1.25" Wheel Spacers - Custom Rock Sliders - Cobra 19 DXIV


I am an Authorized IRO dealer!!
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post #38 of 266 Old 03-01-2010, 11:53 AM
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If you hit steel rims they will bend not break as with aluminum. I had factory wheel on my dakota, when i got hit, and chucks off the rim busted off. Tht would not have happened with steel.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/camo-beast-975063/

5.2-242 tcase-44a-30x9.50x15 MT/R-American Racing Burst Rims -Optima -E3 plugs-Custom Paint-Amsoil-Addco Front and Rear-polyurethane bushings

To be installed: RE gen2 discos, military battery terminals
To be rebuilt: HP30
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Next on the list: complete redo of brakes and
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Needed: fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

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post #39 of 266 Old 03-01-2010, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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^ but you can easily bend an axle with a steel wheel where as with aluminium its less likely. Either way you have to get a new wheel. Its not debatable for me. Alloy wheels are better hands down.


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1997 Grand Cherokee 5.2 Limited - D44a Trussed 4.10 Gears - HP30 4.10 Gears - NP242 - IRO HnT - IRO Custom Drive Shaft - 4.5" lift - JKS Quicker Disconnects -
RC Front ADJ. Trackbar - IRO Rear ADJ. Trackbar - Rusty's Lower ADJ. CA's - Front tow hooks - Rear OE Hitch - T-Case Skid -
Gas Tank Skid - Bilstein 5125's - 31" MTR's - Magnaflow SS Muffler - 1.25" Wheel Spacers - Custom Rock Sliders - Cobra 19 DXIV


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post #40 of 266 Old 03-01-2010, 12:50 PM
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^ but you can easily bend an axle with a steel wheel where as with aluminium its less likely. Either way you have to get a new wheel. Its not debatable for me. Alloy wheels are better hands down.
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post #41 of 266 Old 03-01-2010, 03:05 PM
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But most cars still come with steel wheels, they just have a look pretty cover that goes over the top.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/camo-beast-975063/

5.2-242 tcase-44a-30x9.50x15 MT/R-American Racing Burst Rims -Optima -E3 plugs-Custom Paint-Amsoil-Addco Front and Rear-polyurethane bushings

To be installed: RE gen2 discos, military battery terminals
To be rebuilt: HP30
To be received:
To be paid for:

Next on the list: complete redo of brakes and
lines
Needed: fittings, coil of brake tubing, Russel speed bleeders

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post #42 of 266 Old 03-01-2010, 03:11 PM
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But most crappy cars still come with steel wheels, they just have a look pretty cover that goes over the top.
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post #43 of 266 Old 03-01-2010, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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^ haha so true, any decent car comes with alloys. They are just better, thats all there is to it.


-SOLD-
1997 Grand Cherokee 5.2 Limited - D44a Trussed 4.10 Gears - HP30 4.10 Gears - NP242 - IRO HnT - IRO Custom Drive Shaft - 4.5" lift - JKS Quicker Disconnects -
RC Front ADJ. Trackbar - IRO Rear ADJ. Trackbar - Rusty's Lower ADJ. CA's - Front tow hooks - Rear OE Hitch - T-Case Skid -
Gas Tank Skid - Bilstein 5125's - 31" MTR's - Magnaflow SS Muffler - 1.25" Wheel Spacers - Custom Rock Sliders - Cobra 19 DXIV


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post #44 of 266 Old 03-01-2010, 03:33 PM
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^ haha so true, any decent car comes with alloys. They are just better, thats all there is to it.
They both have there advantages and disadvantages. It is just an opinion on what you want.

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post #45 of 266 Old 03-01-2010, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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They both have there advantages and disadvantages. It is just an opinion on what you want.
Just curious, what advantages does a steel wheel have?


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1997 Grand Cherokee 5.2 Limited - D44a Trussed 4.10 Gears - HP30 4.10 Gears - NP242 - IRO HnT - IRO Custom Drive Shaft - 4.5" lift - JKS Quicker Disconnects -
RC Front ADJ. Trackbar - IRO Rear ADJ. Trackbar - Rusty's Lower ADJ. CA's - Front tow hooks - Rear OE Hitch - T-Case Skid -
Gas Tank Skid - Bilstein 5125's - 31" MTR's - Magnaflow SS Muffler - 1.25" Wheel Spacers - Custom Rock Sliders - Cobra 19 DXIV


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