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Unread 03-22-2014, 07:12 PM   #46
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What's the difference between a TJ low pinion Dana 30 and a ZJ low pinion Dana 30 other than the cv shafts in them? My buddy is looking for a front TJ 30 with 3.73's but if the ZJ is the same he could just install one of those and swap his shafts from his 3.07 front 30 in it.

One more thing. My TJ heat sucks to! I've already flushed the heater core but it's still not hot. Since the thermostat was shot in yours did the heat ever get hot or did it just take a long to me to get hot? Mine won't get hot at all!
Lots of tjs came with 3.73s....I just didn't want to pay a lot for it. No difference, you can swap the shafts over if the zj Dana 30 comes with cv shafts.

Yea I got zero heat, it was bad. Gas mileage suffered too, since it never really got to operating temp. What does your gauge get too?

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Unread 03-22-2014, 07:31 PM   #47
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Cool thanks

It gets to about 190 degrees or so but it takes about 5 minuets of interstate driving to get there. Not just idling. And the heat only gets very slightly warm. I Also have a slight antifreeze odor with the heat on the whole time. But the core isn't leaking any and I flushed it both ways multiple times till the water was clear.
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Unread 03-24-2014, 08:48 AM   #48
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It gets to about 190 degrees or so but it takes about 5 minuets of interstate driving to get there. Not just idling. And the heat only gets very slightly warm. I Also have a slight antifreeze odor with the heat on the whole time. But the core isn't leaking any and I flushed it both ways multiple times till the water was clear.
I would put a new thermostat in there. They are very cheap, and it doesnt take long to do. Also check out your water pump while you have it apart. I prefer the 195 degree t-stats, i am on my 4th jeep with the 4.0, and they just seem to run best at 205-210 IMO.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 07:56 AM   #49
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Started work on my diff covers, BTF weld together covers:



here's how to remove the wheel bearings and seals without using a slide hammer:

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Unread 03-31-2014, 02:42 PM   #50
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Made a lot of progress, axle is under the TJ now, just a few more things to wrap up.

-Shorten brake hard lines and attach to axle
-lengthen stock track bar (temporary fix)
-install flange for 1310 driveshaft
-install diff cover, fill up with fluid
-bleed brakes
-install rear sway bar





Sitting a little tall in the rear, but i have ordered a tire carrier, and i have my new wheels to mount up, so ill be adding over a hundred lbs to the back. Ill have to wait to see how it levels out after that, before i change the front any.

Also, its hard to tell, but i do have the 1/2" body lift installed in that pic.
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Unread 04-05-2014, 07:26 PM   #51
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Made good progress, actually drove it around the block today.

Have to finish up the brake line routing, and adjust pinion angle. Also, i have a tiny leak coming from the diff cover, but i plan to change all the fluid out after a week or so anyways, and make sure everything is looking good on the inside.









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Unread 04-05-2014, 07:42 PM   #52
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How's that exhaust sound? You like?
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Unread 04-05-2014, 09:48 PM   #53
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How's that exhaust sound? You like?
Sounds great man, real happy with it
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Unread 04-09-2014, 05:53 PM   #54
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Installed my motor mount lift...this did help get rid of some of the vibes i am getting. Figure the rest will go away once i drop the rear down a bit.



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Unread 04-11-2014, 08:12 AM   #55
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Shedding some weight, sold my full hard doors. I weighed them, they run 52lbs a piece. If you add in the hard top, ive removed about 250 lbs...hopefully that will account for the armor/wheels/tires ive been adding. Less weight on the trail means less chance of breaking...and it makes it easier getting up over obstacles.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 05:30 PM   #56
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Did you replace the full exhaust?
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Unread 04-11-2014, 07:04 PM   #57
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Did you replace the full exhaust?
Just the muffler and downstream cat, with a 2.5" pipe from cat back. I want to replace the pre cats as well...and maybe the header.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 07:15 PM   #58
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Got my Rokmen skid painted up, will install it tomorrow morning:


And got my tube doors on:
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Unread 04-13-2014, 07:20 PM   #59
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Got the skid installed:


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started working on my BTF tube fenders:
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Unread 04-23-2014, 01:42 PM   #60
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The BTF kit doesnt really have inner fenders, so i added them myself:






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