post #1 of Old 11-17-2013, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone. I'm new to this but I finally got my 98 zj that I have been wanting since I was 15. I'm 19 now. I just took out a $3000 loan. I am getting RC 4' inch lift. New steering stabilizer. 15 inch rims and federal couragia 33x12.50s. Also new joints all around and kn air intake. Let me know if I am missing anything! Do I need a aftermarket track bar or sway bar?

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post #2 of Old 11-17-2013, 12:42 AM
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Track bars, front and rear longer sway bar links, brakeline extensions...

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post #3 of Old 11-17-2013, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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The RC kit on Morris4x4 pretty much covers all over that. Brake line relocation bracket and sway bar links.
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The brakeline relocation bracket that came with my kit was a joke. It requires you to rebend the hard lines, which I didn't think was a very smart idea so I never used it.

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post #5 of Old 11-17-2013, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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So what do I need to get to replace that?
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I've been wanting to get the right thing myself. There are extensions that thread onto the hard lines and give you more slack for flexing. I haven't even researched them all that much, but I'd guess you would order the length based on how much lift you have.

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post #7 of Old 11-17-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Well extensions are like $120 dollars.
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What I did is located where the brake lines come to a T-block bolted to the axle tube. Pull the bolt, lift the T-block, and put the bolt back in without it. This has worked for me for almost 2 years now. It would get you by until you can afford the extensions. Plus it's given me more slack than the bracket would have.

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Okay I gotcha. I'm just ready to order all this stuff and gotta make sure I get the correct stuff.
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post #10 of Old 11-17-2013, 07:36 PM
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Ok, hold up! What I just explained about the T-block is what I did on my XJ. I just went out and looked at my ZJ and I don't think that's gonna work for you. You may want to wait and see how your brakeline bracket is gonna work for you. The T-block is there on the ZJ but the ABS line bracket is in the way of allowing slack. If the bracket is bogus, you want to look into brakeline extensions sooner than you wanted to.

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post #11 of Old 11-17-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I know. I will be getting everything and getting a professional to install it.
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post #12 of Old 11-17-2013, 08:24 PM
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No! Unless there's no chance you'd have somewhere to do it, you should do it yourself. You'll learn how simple of a design you have to work with. It'll teach you what to check when things are wrong, and you'll know how to fix it. Plus you'll have way more love and respect for YOUR JEEP!

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That's the problem. I don't have anywhere to do it. Much less proper equipment.
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A set of SAE & metric wrenches, a $20 socket set from Walmart, and a couple screw drivers and you'd have almost everything you need. The only specialty tool I can think of is a pickle fork for the TRE on the frame side of the track bar.

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post #15 of Old 11-17-2013, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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But I don't have jack stands or any of that stuff.
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