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Unread 08-01-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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Ok so to start off with. I have 2 jeeps. Heres the ZJ build. It sat in my driveway and did not run for over 2yrs untill now.



The zj when I moved it from the back to the front to start work.


Pulled the tacse out. Yes the Jeep cought fire..


The trans is out.

More pics to come.

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Unread 08-01-2011, 09:46 PM   #2
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Its on ground. Took me only a few hours to do this.


My trans time to rebuild.

Then found this trans. A rock krawler built. Came out of a 96 zj with an 8in lift and long arms. Has 30k on it. Picked up dirt cheap and funny thing was I had to pull this one too.


Trans is in its new home. My jeep.
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Unread 08-01-2011, 09:55 PM   #3
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Time for the good stuff. Well I was gonna do a 3.5in lift but said f*** it go big of go home. So I used my dads old MJ v6 4in lift coils along with a 1.75 spacer to get around 5+in of lift.But before that had some work to still do.

Found some 30x9.50 tires and rims couldnt beat the price 50 bucks all 4. In ok con. Little worn but good for now. While it sits longer my orignial canyons were beat and the tires were shot and all flat.

How it looks.

Now time for the lift.

The coils. Eww dirty



I like red so Im gonna make this all red.


Cleaned up the rust and then painted. BTW this is an xj front axle with 740 U joints.


Pro comp shocks. ES3000S

Then with the lift and spacers on.
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Unread 08-01-2011, 09:58 PM   #4
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that's it? im supposed to crawl this ? Im just playing with ya need more pics..... need more pics i demand it at once !
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Unread 08-01-2011, 10:00 PM   #5
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and where the hell did that guy get that trans built i forgot to ask you that when we were talking.
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Unread 08-01-2011, 10:03 PM   #6
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Did some work again today b4 it got dark.

Rear axle is on the ground. Its all cleaned and painted now. Coils will be in soon. Im doing the F>R swap if I cant get the lift I want I have my old xj 3in lift coils that will go there instead. I have a .75in spacer going in the back as well.
Front coils painted red too.
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Unread 08-01-2011, 10:04 PM   #7
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thats more like it keep it up now im slacking stop making me feel bad im not working on my jeep lol
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Unread 08-01-2011, 10:05 PM   #8
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Idk. Some 4wd shop.
I drove 2hrs to go this dam trans 2 time. Wasted 100 bucks in gas in the wj and my boys dodge here we stoped somewere off of 295 to take pics.



Oh I did check trans out at work as well. Its legit. I think they used better gears idk if its a true rock krawler but the gears are way thicker than the regualr 42re.. Could be the dodge 44re parts inside. IDK im a ford tech.
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Unread 08-01-2011, 10:08 PM   #9
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Some adj control arms and a trac bar.
They were painted red. Im gonna repaint them picked them up 120..
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Unread 08-01-2011, 10:10 PM   #10
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The V6 MJ coils will give you same height. Didnt know. They looked about same maybe little taller but they are rated for more than the I6 ones. "Just a note for anyone."
Here Stock I6. XJ 2.5in then MJ V6 4in.
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Unread 08-01-2011, 10:14 PM   #11
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it looks too clean.......needs to look like this

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Unread 08-01-2011, 10:22 PM   #12
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Hell ya. Muddy. Ok come to my house with a dump truck and throw some mud on it haha. Oh just bought this trailer.

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Unread 08-01-2011, 10:24 PM   #13
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nice ...off road trailer project?
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Unread 08-01-2011, 10:25 PM   #14
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Yup.
Its gonna be as high as the jeep. its a tandem axle. So im gonna move the axles and use prob a dead ls axle or some sort of minivan. The deck will be some 4x6s thick and im gonna raise the pintal up a little. some bigger tires and a new drop. but how it sits all it needs is a deck and its good to roll. 75 bucks couldnt pass it up. A buddy of mine.
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Unread 08-02-2011, 02:41 PM   #15
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Well go the back coils in about a min ago. Prob onna need a trac bar for the back. The axle is pulled to the right of the jeep. That or im gonna need a bigger crank strap and hook it to the wj and pull. Also have to bring it back 3in. Will post pics in a few.
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