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post #151 of 731 Old 04-02-2010, 05:53 PM
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post #152 of 731 Old 04-05-2010, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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i'm just gonna go with a waggy 44(if i can find one close by) and see if i can break that before doing the 1 ton driveline.

got a few things done. gonna need a longer rear driveshaft by about 4-6". with the d300 going in at a later date i'll need a shaft that's almost 10" longer than that even for it.

had a broken header panel so swapped to the early zj style. the straight line across the bottom looks much better with the kor bumper.
got my dual battery nailed down finally as well.



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post #153 of 731 Old 04-06-2010, 08:26 AM
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Where are you in PA, RM?

Here in central PA cops don't care about lifted vehicles...Especially not ZJs! ZJ's are small no matter how you look at them.

The only time I've seen a cop worry about a lifted vehicle was my buddys Chevy on 39.5" Iroks.


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post #154 of 731 Old 04-06-2010, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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north east, central pa is so much easier. no one cares about tire coverage, lift heights, or cel's when it comes to inspection time. doesn't make it less illegal when you get to other parts of the state though.

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post #155 of 731 Old 04-17-2010, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
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Finally started her up again today. New exhaust sounds great.

Hopefully I can get it fully road worthy in the next couple weeks. At least good enough to wheel.

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post #156 of 731 Old 04-19-2010, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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exhaust sounds a little healthier now.


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My god that sounds nice

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post #158 of 731 Old 04-20-2010, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Doesn't feel like I did much but the list looks significant enough.

Welded on the pass side slider. Gotta do the plug welds and i'll call them both done tomorrow.
Finished hanging the exhaust. Harder than it seems. Got one leak at the collector I need to tighten down. And that's a wrap.
Put the rear brakes on finally. Need to do one hard line and I can bleed them.
Did a little work on the center console piece for my switches and what not.

To do list...
Rear o2, broke the pigtail off of it.
Flip the d300 and get both driveshafts. Or just do the rear with the 231...think i'll go straight to the money with the 300.
Align rear axle and install the front arms with 1.75" pucks to even things out. Bump stop hockey puck mod too.

Drove it up and down the driveway under its own power for the first time in 6 months too. That required a beer in celebration.

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post #159 of 731 Old 04-24-2010, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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i HATE adjusting control arms. especially when there's no baseline at all to start from.

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Damn man you neeed to get this thing on the road worse than I do! Lol

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post #161 of 731 Old 04-24-2010, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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i "think" one of my control arm mounts is slightly off. i need better measuring equipment than i have. on to the other things i can get done with much less frustration.

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post #162 of 731 Old 04-25-2010, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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Damn man you neeed to get this thing on the road worse than I do! Lol
you aint lying.

ordered ddmachine d300 flip kit and iceland offroad fender flares.

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Are you going to twin stick it?

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post #164 of 731 Old 04-25-2010, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Are you going to twin stick it?
that's part of the flip, stainless twin sticks.

my rear drive shaft is gonna end up in the neighborhood of 50" long. very tempted to toss a doubler in there.

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That will be sick set up. That would be interesting to see 3 t-case sticks going into a ZJ. Can't wait to see it going in.

Front digs are fun.

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