A college student's cheap, daily driver build - Page 7 - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #91 of 161 Old 11-03-2012, 11:01 PM
tyler_t
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Dahlonega
Posts: 447
So, did you get the 2" BB installed? I'm closely following you build thread as I just recently got my first Jeep, and you've done to yours what I want to do to mine! Looks good, I love those KM2's on there.

tyler_t is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #92 of 161 Old 11-04-2012, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
95_ZJ_Limited
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Orlando
Posts: 683
Quote:
Originally Posted by tyler_t View Post
So, did you get the 2" BB installed? I'm closely following you build thread as I just recently got my first Jeep, and you've done to yours what I want to do to mine! Looks good, I love those KM2's on there.
Thank you!! I'm picking up my shocks today and hopefully will be doing the lift tomorrow. Will most definitely post pics of everything as well as a good before and after shot.

1995 ZJ Limited. Lifted, AW4 & 4X4 swapped
Build Thread: Jeep Grand Hilton
Built Not Bought # 529
95_ZJ_Limited is offline  
post #93 of 161 Old 11-04-2012, 09:32 AM
tyler_t
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Dahlonega
Posts: 447
Can I ask how much you paid for your wheels? Because that seems the be the biggest thing that I'm gonna spend my money on. I think that I'm going to do the 3.5" F>R lift on mine. I can't find any bad reviews about it and it seems fairly cheap.

Built Not Bought #682
tyler_t is offline  
post #94 of 161 Old 11-05-2012, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
95_ZJ_Limited
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Orlando
Posts: 683
I got them off discounttiredirect and I paid roughly $300 for the wheels and close to $900 for the tires. They were running a special though and I got $100 back on both the wheels and tires

1995 ZJ Limited. Lifted, AW4 & 4X4 swapped
Build Thread: Jeep Grand Hilton
Built Not Bought # 529
95_ZJ_Limited is offline  
post #95 of 161 Old 11-05-2012, 10:22 AM
tyler_t
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Dahlonega
Posts: 447
And that's for the 30x9.5x15? I'm gonna keep my stock wheels but I'm having a hard time bringing myself to spend that much money.

Built Not Bought #682
tyler_t is offline  
post #96 of 161 Old 11-06-2012, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
95_ZJ_Limited
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Orlando
Posts: 683
I believe that they are worth it. They are great wheels that perform very good on pretty much all road surfaces and last a long time.

1995 ZJ Limited. Lifted, AW4 & 4X4 swapped
Build Thread: Jeep Grand Hilton
Built Not Bought # 529
95_ZJ_Limited is offline  
post #97 of 161 Old 11-06-2012, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
95_ZJ_Limited
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Orlando
Posts: 683
front lift went in yesterday

20121105_160029.jpg

1995 ZJ Limited. Lifted, AW4 & 4X4 swapped
Build Thread: Jeep Grand Hilton
Built Not Bought # 529
95_ZJ_Limited is offline  
post #98 of 161 Old 11-06-2012, 10:17 AM
tyler_t
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Dahlonega
Posts: 447
Quote:
Originally Posted by 95_ZJ_Limited
front lift went in yesterday
What lift did you end up doing?

Built Not Bought #682
tyler_t is offline  
post #99 of 161 Old 11-06-2012, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
95_ZJ_Limited
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Orlando
Posts: 683
2in. BB with Pro Comp ES9000 shocks. On a side note, old shocks were so blown that they do not rebound

1995 ZJ Limited. Lifted, AW4 & 4X4 swapped
Build Thread: Jeep Grand Hilton
Built Not Bought # 529
95_ZJ_Limited is offline  
post #100 of 161 Old 11-06-2012, 01:22 PM
tyler_t
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Dahlonega
Posts: 447
Quote:
Originally Posted by 95_ZJ_Limited
2in. BB with Pro Comp ES9000 shocks. On a side note, old shocks were so blown that they do not rebound
See I think that I'm going to go with a 2" BB, too. I don't think that it'll effect the MPG too much. But have you thought if you are going to drop the transfer case so that there isn't so much strain on you drive shaft?

Built Not Bought #682
tyler_t is offline  
post #101 of 161 Old 11-06-2012, 04:05 PM
blackzj
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: orlando
Posts: 578
a 2 in lift doesnt put strain on drive shaft or anything neither does a 4 in f to r swap my uncle has a wj on 6 inches of lift and no t case drop so no you dont need to do one if it was absolutly necessary or even considered necessary the manufacturers would include it in the kit
blackzj is offline  
post #102 of 161 Old 11-06-2012, 04:34 PM
tyler_t
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Dahlonega
Posts: 447
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackzj
a 2 in lift doesnt put strain on drive shaft or anything neither does a 4 in f to r swap my uncle has a wj on 6 inches of lift and no t case drop so no you dont need to do one if it was absolutly necessary or even considered necessary the manufacturers would include it in the kit
I could have swore that I've read several post on her that people where saying it wore the drive shaft out prematurely. Like one guys said that he got 70k on his then he had to replace it. Do you have a BB on your Jeep? My other option was a f>r, but it seems more expensive and I've heard it was a rough ride. But I guess that just depends.

Built Not Bought #682
tyler_t is offline  
post #103 of 161 Old 11-06-2012, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
95_ZJ_Limited
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Orlando
Posts: 683
More Lift pics,

After remounting the front tire




Front's all done, now onto the back




Definitely USE spring compressors. It's darn near impossible to go at it without one




Rear's all done



Final Product. Very happy with the way it turned out

1995 ZJ Limited. Lifted, AW4 & 4X4 swapped
Build Thread: Jeep Grand Hilton
Built Not Bought # 529
95_ZJ_Limited is offline  
post #104 of 161 Old 11-06-2012, 05:51 PM
tyler_t
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Dahlonega
Posts: 447
Quote:
Originally Posted by 95_ZJ_Limited
More Lift pics,

After remounting the front tire

Front's all done, now onto the back

Definitely USE spring compressors. It's darn near impossible to go at it without one

Rear's all done

Final Product. Very happy with the way it turned out
Looks awesome dude! I can't wait to get mine looking like this.

Built Not Bought #682
tyler_t is offline  
post #105 of 161 Old 11-06-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
95_ZJ_Limited
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Orlando
Posts: 683
Quote:
Originally Posted by tyler_t View Post
Looks awesome dude! I can't wait to get mine looking like this.
Thank you, I'll take more/better pics tomorrow

On a side note, I have family that lives near Dahlonega

1995 ZJ Limited. Lifted, AW4 & 4X4 swapped
Build Thread: Jeep Grand Hilton
Built Not Bought # 529
95_ZJ_Limited is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Daily Driver with 8.8 KyBoy1991 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 48 01-16-2013 08:27 AM
daily driver shocks JackStraw ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 5 02-09-2009 09:57 PM
249=> 242 TC swap in a Daily Driver amonostereo ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 7 11-10-2008 01:28 PM
daily driver hitch jshaab2 WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum 11 01-15-2008 10:46 AM
A cheap a$$ college student need help to pass the smog test jasonliman ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 13 10-14-2006 11:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome