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Unread 03-31-2013, 01:20 PM   #16
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Welcome to the forum!
The light weight flex fan is always turning under power while in theory the clutch fan is only engaged when needed. The best option is a electric fan which I will do at some point, but for now I am just replacing the fan clutch.
The spec's for the 30x9.50x15 are not much bigger than my current 235x75rx15's. Your right that they could be run on a stock suspension. I am planning to run 265x70Rx15's, they are almost the same diameter as the 30x9.50' but the tread is almost 2"s wider. It will be interesting to see how close the get to the bumper cover!
I did order a 2" BB with Bilstien shocks from Kolak. The spacers came in Friday, still waiting on the shocks. I'm replacing the bushings in the control arms, track bars and sway bars with polyurethane parts to help tighten things up a bit.

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Unread 03-31-2013, 07:21 PM   #17
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Ya it is a very minor difference. I work at a tire shop and ive only seen a 2657015 once. Don't see that size much anymore. I wanted to go 31" but I didn't have money for a lift at the time. Right now I'm fighting with my speedometer. The plug for the speed sensor on the back of the transfer case keeps getting moisture in it. It was fine all winter just started acting up when the weather started warming up. What are your plans for exhaust? I'm thinking of keeping the stock manifold for now but putting 2.5" pipe from the manifold all the way back with a magnaflow high flow cat and performance muffler. Just found out I have another kid on the way so I gotta cut down my spending on parts for the jeep.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 08:31 PM   #18
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Tire Rack has that size in General Grabber AT2 which is what I want to get. My kids are grown up & having grand kids! Still have to watch the spending.
At this point the engine runs very well, so other than replacing a few gaskets I'm holding off until I get a few other items together. I have the '99 up style intake and a set of the 703 injectors. Kolak is the forum member/ vendor to get your exhaust through. He is the only person I have heard of that can get the mandrel bent down pipe. I'll do a 3" system when I get that far.
I plan to pick up another 4.0 engine to rebuild, mild torque type cam and some head work.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:56 PM   #19
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I removed the lower splash panel under the radiator and installed the new sway bar mount bushings I also pulled out the RH bumper bracket to pretty close to its original position. I'll check measurements and get some pics tomorrow. I ordered a KOR radiator support and a auxillery trans cooler.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:26 AM   #20
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Ya it is a very minor difference. I work at a tire shop and ive only seen a 2657015 once. Don't see that size much anymore. I wanted to go 31" but I didn't have money for a lift at the time. Right now I'm fighting with my speedometer. The plug for the speed sensor on the back of the transfer case keeps getting moisture in it. It was fine all winter just started acting up when the weather started warming up. What are your plans for exhaust? I'm thinking of keeping the stock manifold for now but putting 2.5" pipe from the manifold all the way back with a magnaflow high flow cat and performance muffler. Just found out I have another kid on the way so I gotta cut down my spending on parts for the jeep.
I was looking through the FSM and noticed there is a O-Ring on the speed sensor and another on the adapter housing. Have you checked that?

The towing hitch is now installed!
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Unread 04-04-2013, 05:53 PM   #21
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Not sure if my towing hitch is origional or not. The pin is competely rusted and seized right up. I don't even own a trailer so I'm thinking about just taking the whole hitch right off. Seems like extra weight that I don't need.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #22
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I'll have to check on those O-rings. The only problem that I am noticing is the plug keeps getting moisture in it.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 11:13 AM   #23
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I put the hitch on a couple days ago, the front bolts are not 12mm x 1.75 as noted in the manual. They look smaller and fine threaded. I'll clean them up with a gun barrel cleaning brush and get a better look.
I removed the RH fender to replace and have found rust. A lot of rust. The first foot or so of the rocker panel is toast. Lots of bad words really loud RUST. I am so ****ing tired of finding rust in cars & trucks.
I'll clean up what I can for now, put it back together and run it as is until I can get my truck out of the garage. Looks like I have another ****ing, POS rust project.
I also noticed something odd about my front axle control arm mounts. It does not look like factory welds.
I may be looking for a donor body or a better ZJ.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 06:01 AM   #24
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I checked out a few "Builds" on the forum with rocker panel repairs like I will need. I think that is something I can do and end up with a better ZJ.
I have been cleaning up the rust stains from overheating, priming and painting.
I removed the battery box with its rusted fasteners. I will need to grind off, drill and tap 3 mounting bolt/ weld nuts.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 10:28 AM   #25
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I just bought me a 96 ZJ 4.0 as well couple weeks ago, I've got that baby just as stripped as yours looks right now lol, I have to replace a lot but I got a pretty good deal, 215,XXX miles with rebuilt engine with 40K on it for $1000. Just ordered Iron Rock Offroad parts and kit planning on lifting it 3.5-3.75 inchs depending if I stack isolator pads or not. It also came with some all terrain brand tires I've never heard of sized 30.5x9.50x15 with about 75% tread on there. The driver and passenger seat motors for adjusting the seat just went out today ha IDK if I will replace them or go to salvage yard and find a whole new seat, maybe get rid of power seats all together?

Well good luck on the ZJ!
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Unread 04-18-2013, 09:52 AM   #26
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Yesterday I took off the drivers side fender, not nearly as much rust on the rockers on this side. I scrubbed everything with engine cleaner then a strong amonia solution and primed with Eastwood Corroless primer. I'll hit it with Rustoleum black when its dry.
Today I made a trip to Hanover, PA to visit Squazz and bought a NP242 and four "Niner" wheels.
I ordered and received a KOR radiator support. That will go on when I start to put the new front facia on.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 10:57 PM   #27
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Ö I got something done today. I took off the original radiator support, cleaned; wire brushed and scrubbed with 3M Scotchbrite pad around the battery box area, primed the battery box area and cleaned the radiator support mounting areas. I also removed the driverís side rocker panel cover, surprise, NO major rust!! I painted the horn mounting brackets and I started the installation of the WOLO horns for mock up, looks like the OE harness might be long enough. Iím getting ready to start the installation of the KOR radiator support!
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Unread 04-27-2013, 10:36 PM   #28
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I installed the WOLO horns today, wiring soldered and all fasteners installed with Loctite. Every thing went well with the horns, enough wire to do the soldering, I used the original mounting brackets (cleaned & painted) and fasteners.
I also installed my KOR radiator support. This was a very interesting experience. In my opinion, this is a very over-hyped component that, again in my opinion is great in concept, but not in execution. I am really un-impressed with the product, customer support and overall experience. I may be the one in a thousand unhappy customer, but it is what it is. Extremely poorly packaging required a number of attempts to receive missing hardware. The hardware received did not include components shown in the hardware package associated with the radiator support, missing was the backing plate for the vertical inner frame rail mounts. I had material in my shop to fabricate the needed parts so another week of waiting for parts was not needed.
I could write another paragraph or 4 with more complaints with this product, but I’m sure most other customers had better experiences than mine. Even the fasteners sent were not correct. I needed to "massage" the rad support itself to fit, even then it looks to have "adjusted" some OE pinch welds. A re-alignment will tell. I am NOT happy. I even had difficulty with the extracost shackles, Chineese of course. No more KOR!!!
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Unread 04-28-2013, 02:53 PM   #29
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I put the replacement battery box in with all new fasteners. Hooked up the battery and moved her to a better location to start the suspension work. Horns work great!
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Unread 04-28-2013, 09:19 PM   #30
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subbed! can's wait to see how it turns out! good job so far
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