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Unread 09-06-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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1998 zj limited build/ideas

New to this. So im trying to figure out the picture deal.

What i have is a 1998 Jeep GC Limited, 5.2 V8, Quadra-trac,
Not sure which trans i have, gearing, limited slip or not? any help would be great. Ive requested a build sheet from jeep.com customer service as well as updated my information from my purchase 2 months ago.

What i have planned is,
Rough Country 4" suspension lift
Drop pitman arm
Adj front trac bar
Upgrade 9000 shocks
Upgrade steering stabilizer

4 crager soft 8 15x8

4 bfgood 33x12.50 15 MT km2

Also wondered about a BB maybe 1" any advice to this would be great as far a fitment/problems

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Unread 09-08-2010, 04:34 PM   #2
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BUMP!

Got my build sheet in today. Would like you guys to help clarify and put facts with a few items on the list.


Sales Code Description
*CL Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
-AZ Agate
AFFP Luxury Group
AHX Trailer Tow Group IV
APAS Monotone Paint
ARDP Radio Cass/CD/Amp,11 Infinity Spkr
ARPP Limited Decor Group
A31P 5.2L Eng(ELF)/4Spd A/T 44RE(DGW)
BAZP 136 Amp Alternator
BCES 600 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
BRGS Anti-Lock 4-Wheel-Disc Brakes
CACS Low Back Bucket Seats
CFNS Rear 60/40 Folding Seat
CGWS Next Generation Front Air Bags**
CKDS Floor Carpet
CKNS Cargo Compartment Carpet
CKRS Cargo Net
CKTS Cargo Tie Down Loops
CLES Front & Rear Floor Mats
CSAS Spare Tire Cover
CSCS Cargo Compartment Cover
CSRS Passenger Assist Handles
CUDP Mini Overhead Console
CUFS Full Length Floor Console
CXHP Steering Column Locking Slip Collar
DGB All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
DGWS 4-Spd. Automatic 4RE Transmission
DHAS Lock-Up Torque Converter
DHRP Single Speed On Demand Transfer Case
DJJS Dana 30/186MM Front Axle
DMEP 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio
DRKP Dana 44/226MM Rear Axle
EAAC All Engines
ELF 5.2L V8 MPI Engine
GBBS Tinted Windshield Glass
GCBS Front Door Tinted Glass
GEGP Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass
GEPS Flipper Liftgate Glass
GFAS Rear Window Defroster
GNCS Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
GNKP Rear View Auto Dim Mirror
GR3P Left Power Fold-Away Mirror
GS3P Right Power Fold-Away Mirror
GT3P Power Mirrors, Fold-Away
GVBC All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors
GWAP Power Sunroof
GXMS Remote Keyless Entry
HABP Air Conditioning w/Auto Temp Control
HGAS Hood Insulation
HGDS Deluxe Insulation Group
JAYS Instrument Cluster w/Tach
JCBS 120 MPH Primary Speedometer
JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBS Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJAS Cigar Lighter
JJBS Dual Note Electric Horns
JKAS Locking Glove Box
JPAS Power Windows
JPBS Power Locks
JPMP Heated Front Seats
KTES STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR
K4MS STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR
LACS Illuminated Entry
LAGS Warning Chime
LAZP Vehicle Information Center
LBBS Courtesy Lamps
LBCS Glove Box Lamp
LBDS Ash Tray Lamp
LCBP Door Courtesy Lamps
LDAS Underhood Lamp
LDBS Cargo Compartment Lamp
LETP Traveler/Mini Trip Computer
LEWP Radio/Driver Seat/Mirrors Memory
LMGP Automatic Headlamps
LNJP Fog Lamps
LPSS CHMSL Lamp
LSAP Security Alarm
MDA Front License Plate Bracket
MFTP Body Color Grille
MHAS Black Windshield Moldings
MWGS Roof Rack
NAA Federal Emissions
NF5S 23 Gallon Fuel Tank
NHMS Speed Control
NMCP Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
PEG Dark Rosewood Pearl Coat
QEGS Dark Rosewood Pearl Coat
RAAC All Radio Equipped Vehicles
RAZP AM/FM Cassette Compact Disc Radio
RCGP 6 Speakers
RDDS Fixed Long Mast Antenna
SBAS Power Rack and Pinion Steering
SCLP Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
SDAS Normal Duty Suspension
SUAS Tilt Steering Column
TBBP Full Size Spare Tire
TBLS Inside Mounted Spare Tire
TRDP P225/70R16 All Season Tires
TZAS Goodyear Brand Tires
WDMP 16X7.0 Lux Alum Gold Wheels
WKBP Matching Spare Wheel
WLZC All Aluminum Wheels
XGDP Universal Garage Door Opener
YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications
YGCA 7 Additional Gallons of Gas
ZFNP Spring - Left Front
ZJTP Spring - Left Rear
ZUNP Spring - Right Front
ZXTP Spring - Right Rear
Z6BP GVW/Payload Rating

Didnt know about the d44 rear axle? is this common?

Extra 7 gal fuel?

The springs it mentions? is this a factory thing.. or an upgrade deal?

heavy duty cooling?

Thanks for any help..
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Unread 09-08-2010, 06:06 PM   #3
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The dana 44 axle is actually a dana 44a. The a stands for the center being aluminum. Yes this is very common. Almost all, if not all v8s came with these.

I imagine the "extra 7 gal of fuel" is they put 7 gallons in it when it was finished.

Springs and cooling, i know nothing about.
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Unread 09-08-2010, 06:08 PM   #4
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Thank you. Im new to jeeps so im just trying to figure out what i have.. Thanks again.
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Unread 09-08-2010, 06:23 PM   #5
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Not a problem. Anytime.

Ps. What color is this thing?
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Unread 09-08-2010, 06:49 PM   #6
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http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u50/04SBGT/jeep.jpg

here you go.. i cannot post pictures yet.. 30 day member and 25 posts. fml
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Unread 09-08-2010, 08:49 PM   #7
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Post pics with the [IMG] tag and somebody can quote you. Then it will bring up the pics.

ps. wow. those wheels are immaculate. I am so jealous.
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Unread 09-09-2010, 04:50 AM   #8
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And thanks. they are so hard to keep clean. This was from the day i bought it. Front wheels stay black..
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Unread 09-09-2010, 09:23 AM   #9
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I would NOT add the 1" block lift to the coils...4" of lift is all that I would do on a short arm and still maintain any form of decent factory ride...then again this is just my point of view.

I would suggest a Skyjacker lift as I have been super pleased with their ZJ lifts and the springs have shown virtually no sag with age and have a great ride!

I would also stick with 31's with the factory gears...looks great with a 3-4" lift as well.


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Unread 09-09-2010, 09:52 AM   #10
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Thanks for the input. I havent looked at skyjacker biut I will check them out. Also I m planning on 410 gears as well no matter what tires I go with
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Unread 09-09-2010, 12:51 PM   #11
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Thanks for the input. I havent looked at skyjacker biut I will check them out. Also I m planning on 410 gears as well no matter what tires I go with
4.10's are a great match for a 31" tire on a ZJ and it is from great experience that I can suggest that you stick with that if you plan on any real wheeling...for mall crawlin' you can go with 40's on those axles!
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Unread 09-09-2010, 03:19 PM   #12
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Any idea if jeep rear end carrier has to be shimmed? Kinda life fords?
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Unread 09-09-2010, 04:14 PM   #13
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I'd imagine, if you're throwing in a new gears, you might as well setup the axle again. Shims and all.
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Unread 09-10-2010, 07:33 AM   #14
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Any idea if jeep rear end carrier has to be shimmed? Kinda life fords?
Yes...it most definitely needs to be re shimmed! DO NOT TRY AND DO THIS YOURSELF!

The Dana axle is fairly difficult to do yourself...and judging by the fact that you had to ask the question that you did, you are not capable at this time. No offense

If you plan on any hardcore wheeling you may just want to buy a Ford 8.8 and swap it in. Commonly available with 4.10 ratio and it just takes some fab work to make it go in...and a drive shaft mod (shorten and change end to flange style). That is IF you plan on hard wheeling. The Dana 44a is expensive to work on and considerably weaker than the normal 44.
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