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post #31 of 56 Old 07-31-2012, 05:30 PM
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I'm picking up some 35's later this week, so they'll be on the market. One rim is dented and leaks, otherwise they're in good shape, ~40% tread and some dings in the rims. I'm going to put them up for $300, but I figured I'd give you first refusal.


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I'm picking up some 35's later this week, so they'll be on the market. One rim is dented and leaks, otherwise they're in good shape, ~40% tread and some dings in the rims. I'm going to put them up for $300, but I figured I'd give you first refusal.
Hmmm. I did not realize they had tires. Remind me what they are?
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post #33 of 56 Old 07-31-2012, 06:47 PM
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33x12.5x17 TrXus MT's, load range E. They flex well at ~8 PSI, and don't ride too terribly for how thick the sidewalls are.

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post #34 of 56 Old 08-01-2012, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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Tunes!!!





Everytime I do a radio, which is about every ten years, I'm reminded how much I don't like wiring. Figuring out how to make this thing work with the factory Infinity amp was a nightmare. I had the "plug-n-play" harness kit with instructions specific to 96-98 Grand Cherokees. Unfortunately, the instructions say connect the blue wire to the blue wire to power up the amp when in reality you need to connect the blue wire with the white stripe to the blue wire. In any event, its done now.
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Hint, hint...

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I'll be swapping over the entire suspension including axles, control arms, springs, shocks, track bar, and limit straps. Cutting the old suspension brackets off and reusing them would be too much of a PITA so I cruised down to Clayton's shop and picked up some new brackets:



I got 2+ seasons from the Moog ball joints before the uppers started to get sloppy. This year I will be giving the new Synergy Suspension ball joints a shot. I also need to rotate the rear spring perches about 10 degrees and will replace the front axle u-joints as a preventive measure:



Raw materials for my new rocker sliders and front bumper winch guard:



Stripping down the old rig starting with the bumpers and front suspension:





The radius arms do a number on the passenger side upper control arm bushing. I'm running a Johnny joint on the driver side upper but keep the rubber bushing on the passenger side in order to prevent too much binding:



Oops. What's wrong with this picture? I will have to adjust the front control arms a bit shorter in order to keep the Johnny joints from bending again. This kind of sucks because because the arms are already as short as I wanted. I wish the tubes were an inch longer.





Cleaned up front suspension parts and gave them a fresh coat of paint. Installed the new ball joints. U-joints are still work in progress:





Alright so I'm in the process of doing this I know this is an old thread but I hope to get a reply I wanna do the 3x5 tubing also cause I have no rockers what so ever. I'm curious as to what wall thickness you are running I can get 3x5x.25 for 6.25 a foot at a local metal yard they also have 3x5x.375 for 9 a foot now it doesn't really matter the price to me but I'm just curious if the .25 wall will be strong enough
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Alright so I'm in the process of doing this I know this is an old thread but I hope to get a reply I wanna do the 3x5 tubing also cause I have no rockers what so ever. I'm curious as to what wall thickness you are running I can get 3x5x.25 for 6.25 a foot at a local metal yard they also have 3x5x.375 for 9 a foot now it doesn't really matter the price to me but I'm just curious if the .25 wall will be strong enough
IMO .25 is too thick, I ran .188 2x6 in my XJ and it was almost overkill. You could run .120 and skin the outer corner with an extra layer of .120 angle iron if you really wanted to try to save some weight.

What's up with the ZJ Eric? Headed to the May NEA meeting?

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IMO .25 is too thick, I ran .188 2x6 in my XJ and it was almost overkill. You could run .120 and skin the outer corner with an extra layer of .120 angle iron if you really wanted to try to save some weight.

What's up with the ZJ Eric? Headed to the May NEA meeting?
Alright that's why I was asking I figured someone that has done it already or knows better would give me an answer thank you much apprenticed
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DON'T use 1/4". Way too heavy. 3/16" at most. With a proper design you can even get by with less. Keep in mind that it ends up attached to sheet metal.

P.S. I never got the sliders done last season. And now my rockers are caved up into the doors. Good news is that I am working on the sliders at this very moment in prep for the coming season. Stay tuned.
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What's up with the ZJ Eric? Headed to the May NEA meeting?
I'll be there. Hoping to wheel afterward. Rig is kind of FUBAR'd so if I bring it it will be on a trailer.
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I'll be there. Hoping to wheel afterward. Rig is kind of FUBAR'd so if I bring it it will be on a trailer.
What happened?

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Doors won't close because of the rockers, bent tie rod, twisted driveshaft, cracked track bar bracket, tire slowly leaking from a cut, broken tailight, . . . the normal stuff . . .
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Finally making progress on my sliders:

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Passenger side rocker is mounted:



This is a very painful project due to rust in the a-pillars. I basically had to reconstruct the a-pillars from the lower hinge down. Its BS. All because between 96 and 98 some moron decided to add hoses that drained into the front of rockers. Its the only place on this rig with any rot.

The rest of the job is cosmetic. Fold down the sheet metal, stitch it to the new rocker, seam seal, prime, and Herculine it. Still a lot of work but should be a piece of cake in comparison. I've got less than two weeks to wrap this up before Ocean State Jeepsters big summer camp-n-wheel.
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Looks good Eric

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