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 Post subject: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:20 pm 
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So this is my third jeep. It was a very unexpected buy. I was broker than a joke and just turned 18. Well when your 18 you can go to the casino in Minnesota so my dad took me for my birthday. Honestly I hate the casino other than black jack. Well I was about to call it a night and i was up $300 so i decided to go up to the room and ill come out later. I walked past a machine and it caught my eye ha so i sat down started play and after $20 bucks lights start flashing and im freaking out cuz i just hit the $1500 jack pot. I went home the next day got on craigslist and bought it for $1100 ha.

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Looked great execpt for some rust.
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Then I was stupid trying to pull some brush out using my tow strap with hooks... Yes I know DO NOT USE STRAPS WITH HOOKS well its the only thing I had and sure enough the rope breaks through the brush and goes straight through my back window scard the crap out me then i look beside me and my strap is sitting in my passengers seat ha. Im lucky it didnt hit me ha.
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The next thing on my list was my light bar. Me and my dad built it together in a night and it was fun. But i still hate electrical work.
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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:23 pm 
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Oh and I forgot to mention that I painted the Gray claddign black and it looks so much better.
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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:27 pm 
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Today my Lift came and it felt like christmas lol
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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:58 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:32 pm 
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didnt come with rear springs? how big of lift was it again?

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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:45 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:22 pm 
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Its a 3.5in lift they say im supposed to move the front coils to the back. But im thinkin im just going to buy new coils for the back


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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:12 pm 
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ORP wrote:
Its a 3.5in lift they say im supposed to move the front coils to the back. But im thinkin im just going to buy new coils for the back


Fronts in the back work well....and it's free

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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
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Yeah thats what I heard but also idk if they are sagging to much oh well ill find out tomorrow ha


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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:33 pm 
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Here's some spring specs. Not sure if stock lengths are there or not.

http://porc.purdue.org/Forums/viewtopic/t=9015.html

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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:06 pm 
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So i broke the bolt for the track bar and had to use a sawsall and angle grinder to get it free well I didnt think to far ahead with it and when i got the bolt cut I also saw that i put a hole in the bracket. It took about half the back out but its still stong. Do I need to reienfore it before i move the hole for the bolt?


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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:17 am 
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I'd reinforce it regardless, they tend to tear.

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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:52 am 
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How much do you think thatd cost to have someone reinforce it?


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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:30 pm 
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How much do you think thatd cost to have someone reinforce it?

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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:47 am 
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Had to cut off all the bolts for the lower control arms and replaced them got the springs in thought i had the lift in the front done so i put the tires on and started to clean up the I noticed that I didnt install the freakin shocks..... ugh it was 12:30 so i just decided to call it a night. Istill need to get a new bushing for my track bar and drill the hole after that and the shocks I have to start the rear. I dont even think im gonna try the bolts im just gona cut and get new so this should go quick


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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:51 pm 
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Had to cut off all the bolts for the lower control arms and replaced them got the springs in thought i had the lift in the front done so i put the tires on and started to clean up the I noticed that I didnt install the freakin shocks..... ugh it was 12:30 so i just decided to call it a night. Istill need to get a new bushing for my track bar and drill the hole after that and the shocks I have to start the rear. I dont even think im gonna try the bolts im just gona cut and get new so this should go quick


On those bolts, are you trying to turn the head of the bolt, or the nut? You need to turn the nut only, the bolts are a D shape in order to get your alignment right. And you'll need to get the proper D shaped bolts to replace them in the front.

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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:04 am 
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Bought my tires off craigslist today 32/11.50/R15 mud terrains cant wait to get them mounted tomorrow


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 Post subject: Re: New ZJ
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:51 pm 
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Tires mounted and ready for first test run tomorrow


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