Taming the BEAST! 5.3L V8 Powered TJ-6 - Page 34 - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #496 of 563 Old 08-22-2013, 09:44 PM
gst95dsm
Chop, Wheel and Rebuild..
 
gst95dsm's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 4,361
Wow that's a steal man. Good luck.

gst95dsm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #497 of 563 Old 08-22-2013, 10:06 PM
Randonexplosion
Deplorable
 
Randonexplosion's Avatar
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Cortez
Posts: 7,251
You want to wheel Moab in something else?
Randonexplosion is online now  
post #498 of 563 Old 08-22-2013, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
clintrivera
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Pacific
Posts: 2,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by gst95dsm View Post
Wow that's a steal man. Good luck.
Thanks! I've been following your build, it's really coming together nice!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randonexplosion View Post
You want to wheel Moab in something else?
Well, I think I would enjoy it more if I was wheeling something that I wasn't going to sell when I got back.
clintrivera is offline  
post #499 of 563 Old 08-22-2013, 11:37 PM
Randonexplosion
Deplorable
 
Randonexplosion's Avatar
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Cortez
Posts: 7,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by clintrivera View Post
Well, I think I would enjoy it more if I was wheeling something that I wasn't going to sell when I got back.
Better get to work then buddy

Plenty of trails that need more than a Land Rover
Randonexplosion is online now  
post #500 of 563 Old 08-23-2013, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
clintrivera
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Pacific
Posts: 2,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randonexplosion View Post
Better get to work then buddy

Plenty of trails that need more than a Land Rover
I think I've ruled out the LR3 more for being too big than not capable enough. Youtube LR3 off road. They are very impressive. I am trying to do a Moab like trip once a year. Probably never make it to the hammers. 98% of the stuff here in Washington can be done with a XJ on 31's with a locker. For me wheeling gives me a chance to see amazing sights and get outdoors. It's not as much crawling the most difficult trails in the world. If I want that kind of feeling, I'll hop on my snowmobile.

That said, I think I have it narrowed down to a ZJ or WJ. That will leave me with a pretty good budget to transform it into a great expo rig.

Pretty torn between them though... Thoughts?
clintrivera is offline  
post #501 of 563 Old 08-23-2013, 09:56 AM
Randonexplosion
Deplorable
 
Randonexplosion's Avatar
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Cortez
Posts: 7,251
That's totally understandable man.

I have no experience with ZJs or WJs so I'm no help there.
Randonexplosion is online now  
post #502 of 563 Old 08-23-2013, 04:43 PM
cycleguy04
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Federal Way
Posts: 451
I did quite a bit of research on the two. I read that ZJ suspension components are pretty much interchangeable with TJ components. WJ lifts are expensive. 4.7's are crap (good until they get cooling issues, then your pretty much SOL, also parts availability). 5.9 is a gas hog and had cooling issues as well. I concluded that the 4.0 with towing package was the best bet, avoiding 99-00 or 01 for head issues. The WJ interior is much more solid, so I was thinking about getting a low mileage 02-04 to keep the wife happy. I've driven both and the WJ is pretty damn quiet inside. The center console on the ZJ just intensified my hatred for plastic. Jeep started using independent front suspension 05 and up, Blah!

But, you may have been the one who gave me most of this information, so why I am I telling you?

'98 Wrangler Sahara - SOLD

'91 Ranger XLT 2WD - 4.0 V6, A4"hell"D, contemplating twin turbo 5.3

'79 C10 Big Ten 2WD - 350, TH350, contemplating rebuilding to 355ci with supercharger and programmable EFI

'12 Subaru Forester (AKA: Arctic Cat) - 2.5, non-CVT, wife's, still begging her to let me get an exhaust system


'01 SV650 - snorkelectomy, ebay slip-on, cam swap and re-jet in the near future
cycleguy04 is offline  
post #503 of 563 Old 08-23-2013, 04:47 PM
cycleguy04
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Federal Way
Posts: 451
Forgot to mention the 5.2. From what I've read they're just as bullet proof as the 4.0, but what do I know? I've never owned one!

'98 Wrangler Sahara - SOLD

'91 Ranger XLT 2WD - 4.0 V6, A4"hell"D, contemplating twin turbo 5.3

'79 C10 Big Ten 2WD - 350, TH350, contemplating rebuilding to 355ci with supercharger and programmable EFI

'12 Subaru Forester (AKA: Arctic Cat) - 2.5, non-CVT, wife's, still begging her to let me get an exhaust system


'01 SV650 - snorkelectomy, ebay slip-on, cam swap and re-jet in the near future
cycleguy04 is offline  
post #504 of 563 Old 08-23-2013, 07:45 PM
94eagle
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 27
Sweet!
94eagle is offline  
post #505 of 563 Old 08-23-2013, 11:29 PM
Ripper3494
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Warrenville
Posts: 5,741
i love my 97 5.2 zj. i plan on building that into an overlandy vehicle once my yj is sold as well. theres an appeal to a sweet wheeler but i also wanna be able to go places in it.

build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/9...-spud-1218315/
1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
Ripper3494 is offline  
post #506 of 563 Old 08-23-2013, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
clintrivera
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Pacific
Posts: 2,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by cycleguy04 View Post
I did quite a bit of research on the two. I read that ZJ suspension components are pretty much interchangeable with TJ components. WJ lifts are expensive. 4.7's are crap (good until they get cooling issues, then your pretty much SOL, also parts availability). 5.9 is a gas hog and had cooling issues as well. I concluded that the 4.0 with towing package was the best bet, avoiding 99-00 or 01 for head issues. The WJ interior is much more solid, so I was thinking about getting a low mileage 02-04 to keep the wife happy. I've driven both and the WJ is pretty damn quiet inside. The center console on the ZJ just intensified my hatred for plastic. Jeep started using independent front suspension 05 and up, Blah!

But, you may have been the one who gave me most of this information, so why I am I telling you?
I'm leaning toward the ZJ. The 4.7 is a pretty fragile motor and I'm not thrilled with the electronics. Also the ZJ is a little skinnier so that will be a plus.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ripper3494 View Post
i love my 97 5.2 zj. i plan on building that into an overlandy vehicle once my yj is sold as well. theres an appeal to a sweet wheeler but i also wanna be able to go places in it.
That's exactly what I'm going for. Light to moderate wheeling, but more important - exploring, getting lost, and seeing where the end of the road takes me.
clintrivera is offline  
post #507 of 563 Old 08-24-2013, 01:23 PM
G Beasley
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Eden
Posts: 5,701
Quote:
Originally Posted by clintrivera View Post
That's exactly what I'm going for. Light to moderate wheeling, but more important - exploring, getting lost, and seeing where the end of the road takes me.
Thats what its all about , no matter what rig your in ...

Free stickers and picture hosting at Jeep-Owner.com
G Beasley is offline  
post #508 of 563 Old 08-24-2013, 02:05 PM
jforse
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Duluth
Posts: 2,009
Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
Thats what its all about , no matter what rig your in ...
Exactly. My simple wk takes me everywhere i want to go exploring.

1997 TJ - Build in process.
2004 WJ Freedom Edition 4.7HO
jforse is offline  
post #509 of 563 Old 08-24-2013, 08:40 PM
platinum5.9
Registered User
2003 WJ 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Olean
Posts: 2,057
Ive owed a ZJ 5.9 and now an WJ 4.7ho. I prefer the WJ.... I have had no dependability issues with the 4.7 and am happy with the quadradrive system other than being picky with $ fluids. 3" lift 32" tires and some armor it does well. Its not extreme by any means but works for what I want right now.

03 Grand/WJ-White 4.7HO/QD/242HD Clayton 6" LA,5100,Clayton skid,Custom Rockers,JK OME SS,17"Rock Monsters 33"Interco Irok ND,Muffler delete/MF cats,SOLID D30/BTF D44a,Fawkes,Projectors/HID
platinum5.9 is online now  
post #510 of 563 Old 08-25-2013, 10:10 AM
Kodiak17
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kutztown, PA/ Andover, NJ
Posts: 3,762
The WJ is a little more comfortable in my opinion... No experience with the 4.7L. But my buddies ZJ was beat on pretty good in stock form and then hit 100 mph on the highway the same day. With a little work they can make great overland rigs IMO.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/thor-dd-weekend-warrior-1348534/
Kodiak17 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome