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post #1 of 9 Old 05-02-2017, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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ZJ braking all the rules

Got this ZJ front a friend for a damn good deal so I decided its time to put all these so called "RULES" everyone likes to just throw out because "everybody says DONT". A bit of back ground on me, iv been working on cars since I was little. My father taught me everything I know before getting into jeeps. He has built just about every cool car you can think of in the 70s. We have our ways of making things work, some may laugh but this is the most budget ZJ you will probably will ever see.
SO to begin, iv been in the process now for a few months. this is a bogger jeep if you know anything bout Michigan and our mud bogs. Check out "Perkins" and you will know then.

You can follow the build also on my Instagram @ arnettj3

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-02-2017, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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First 2 rules broke already. fitting 35s on stock height and 35s on a dana 35, let alone they are heavy boggers. Welcome to the red head we call Reba
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-02-2017, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Next rule, 6" lift on short arms.
following by using f150 moog coil springs with 3" spacers. Done worry guys she rides fine and flexes awesome still. For courious folks the spring rate is like 333 i believe. Track bar was redrilled and axles lines up fine still.
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-02-2017, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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35s attained for free for the front, hey atleast they are same size now and dont cost. A question out to people who might know, how far down could i groove out between the tread to get more bite? i imagine i could go down to the wires but that would weaken the tires alot but if its just for mud shouldnt be a issue? im thinking about 1/4 i would guess before the wires.
oh used wj 16" rims from my dd and bought adapters to get then on.
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post #5 of 9 Old 05-02-2017, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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@ss has been lifted using front to rear and 3" spacers. track bar unmodified and rear sway bar deleted, no issues here so far. Axles pushed out probable about 2" but looks like alot in this picture from the angle.
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post #6 of 9 Old 05-02-2017, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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fender trimmed up to match the rear, like to think i did pretty well compared to when i did it to my friends xj at 4am and tore it up. another note to make i used 90s f150 rear sway bar links, they are identical to zj sway bar shape but perfect length for 6" lift. returned right back to stock parallel high so you could use them for even higher lifts. another thing i did while lifting the front was using rear jk upper control arms on the front lowers. moved the mounting hole back about a 1.5" and have perfect drive shaft angle.
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post #7 of 9 Old 05-02-2017, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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fullview after lift is complete other than shocks needed. have a "great" idea on that one ull see hah. next up will be painting the front rims and installing a window visor and finish painting the bumper.
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post #8 of 9 Old 05-14-2017, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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well another rule broken, welded dana 35. holding up so far and ill tell you what i just put this thing through big punishment redlining the whole time hitting huge bumps
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post #9 of 9 Old 05-14-2017, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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after my friend got her stuck, we tried pulling it out by the front bumper. Didnt work out so well, where you see the bumper in the picture is where it flew out to. The dang thing launched out about 10 feet and bent 1/2 steel bar on it.
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