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06-26-2020 12:02 PM
Timo_90xj
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Originally Posted by LittleFootZJ View Post
Your pictures are super pixelated. Donít know if Iím the only one with that problem. Sounds like some good work though youíre sorting out haha
Pictures showing perfectly fine both on my desktop PC (win10/ firefox) and android phone (HTC U12+) with browser in desktop mode
06-26-2020 10:50 AM
LittleFootZJ Your pictures are super pixelated. Donít know if Iím the only one with that problem. Sounds like some good work though youíre sorting out haha


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06-26-2020 07:16 AM
Zilliver Small tune-up:


Passenger rear is covered in oil, other are ok:




Trailer plug is now working, this is what I found, some aftermarket box, with quick connects - all corroded to hell, I dont know why the OEM system was removed, but its working now.


Hot glue to fix it all:


Found some coolers for tranny and power steering:
06-25-2020 10:08 AM
Timo_90xj
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Originally Posted by chetzar View Post
Curious - why does the ZG have a higher tow rating than the ZJ? I thought the ZJ 5.2 was rated at 6500lbs and the 5.9 was lower (like 5500lbs) due to cooling constraints.
It's the exact same vehicle, but US tow ratings generally are very conservative compared to those in Europe for the same vehicles.
It is not uncommon on this side of the ocean to tow camper trailers with compact or midsize vehicles. For example my 2004 Ford Focus with a 1.6 liter gas engine has a tow rating of 1200kg - which is about 2700lbs. Friend has a Volvo V50 with a 1.8, IIRC it is rated for ~1400kg ( = close to 3000 lbs.).

You do have to remember that when towing, basically all countries in Europe use a speed limit of 80km/h (50mph) or 100km/h (60mph) depending on the type of trailer. Any trailer weighing over 750kg must have trailer brakes.
06-25-2020 08:08 AM
chetzar
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Originally Posted by Timo_90xj View Post
Did not do anything to my Jeep, but I did use it to help a friend

We towed his 408 stroker- equipped ZJ (ZG) across town. Trailer + Jeep was about 6400lbs, my niner pulled it like a champ. Tow rating for the ZGs is ~7700lbs, so it was easily within towing limit.
Friends' winch controller was dead, so we pulled his Jeep onto the trailer with my Jeep. 4lo 1st gear -> it literally pulled it up at idle, zero throttle input.



Curious - why does the ZG have a higher tow rating than the ZJ? I thought the ZJ 5.2 was rated at 6500lbs and the 5.9 was lower (like 5500lbs) due to cooling constraints.
06-24-2020 07:16 PM
LittleFootZJ I have Geico and let them know a rough estimate cost of upgrade parts that it has.


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06-24-2020 04:32 PM
NewTo98JeepGC Did your insurance has ra record of what your ZJ's equipment and upgrades before it was stolen?
I just added brush guard, roof rack, ltd sound system, hitch mounted swing out tire carrier and step bars. I wonder if I should have inform my insurance of these add ons
06-24-2020 02:30 PM
GC2013 Mopar radiator, cap and valvoline coolant replacement. Fixed the rearview mirror ( it was loose because of sun heat). I am planning to add Kool-it coolant treatment. Any experience or thought?




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06-24-2020 12:20 AM
bettyjeep
Fulfilled Costco's Battery Warranty!

To think I originally purchased the battery and warranty back in 2014. I managed to pick up a new bat in 2017, and then today it was time! Obviously they had discrepancies in their system, but Im not complaining. and Im prepared to actually pay 3-4 years from now!

Mind you the Jeep was stolen last March 2019, and recovered 3 weeks later. Thank gawd! It was drive-able, so insurance came through to give me as much as I could without salvaging the betty-beast.

in the passed year:
new back seats, new headlights and tail lights, new rear dif and rear axles, new (bumpin) radio, replaced keylock cylinder and ignition coil, got the AC repaired, new tires, new glove box...

shes still a work in progress but runs like a beast at 260k+!!
more photos to come
06-23-2020 04:49 PM
CatSplat Installed the IRO belly skid and a Hayden 679 trans cooler. Got a few smaller things left on the to-do list but should be good enough for a shakedown run.



06-22-2020 06:42 PM
NewTo98JeepGC
Getting Ready For A Trip To Boston

I need to make a business trip to Quincy, MA. Due to current Covid condition, I plan to sleep in my ZJ; so, I built a hitch mount tire carrier to move the spare out of the cargo area. Added step bars, roof rack, brush guard and Ltd hood. Painted the grill and vent to match the LTd wheels. Also replaced the radiator fan with the plastic fan (California edition??) with extreme duty clutch. A/C still cold while sitting under 91 degree Florida sun.

Still thinking if I should paint the vent with bedliner.

Kin
06-22-2020 09:25 AM
93ZJDave I'm going to head to the local junkyard today all i know is I need to find a volvo 1041 axle from a rwd volvo mid 90s. And need to cut off like 1/8 of the driver side axle.
06-22-2020 12:00 AM
kg6mov
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Originally Posted by 93ZJDave View Post
Anyone running a volvo diff in the dana 30. Think 488s would fit one ive heard good things about them and I have a trussed locked for 8.8 going under my 5spd zj with 488s but the front diff is open and heard the volvo lockers worked well.
I've heard this so many times and not seen it confirmed, maybe worth it to adapt in some markets, but I've not seen it done.
06-21-2020 09:04 PM
93ZJDave Anyone running a volvo diff in the dana 30. Think 488s would fit one ive heard good things about them and I have a trussed locked for 8.8 going under my 5spd zj with 488s but the front diff is open and heard the volvo lockers worked well.
06-20-2020 10:09 PM
Dubtats The 249 in my 93 is finally getting replaced with a 231j. Like all 249 t cases my VC has gone bad. Did the input shaft change last week so now its time to do the swap and ditch the AWD
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