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    Hello, Im new here to mallcrawlin and I have been on jeepforum for a while and I think that mallcrawlin is up my ally. I am now in the process of buying scrap metal to make a new front bumper, which I will most likely need your help from..

    Heres what I have done to it so far:
    3" Rustys Front Springs
    F>R with the old front 4.0 springs, measure exactly 3"
    Front IRO Adj. Track Bar
    Black Diamond Shocks
    Hella 500's, HIDs, Full Alipine sound system
    And other goodies

    Plans:
    Homebrewed bumper
    Homebrewed Sliders
    Homebrewed Rear tire carrier with hitch attachment
    Most likely a roof rack of sorts

    Heres a picture the first day I got her after a nice wash:



    With new shoes.. and a new front bumper (old one was all cracked and faded)


    Then took off the cladding, then cut the bumper..


    Then came the lift! (Just the front installed..)




    Then came the 31's - which i eventually got rid of (too small )



    Then came the 32's Maxxis Bighorns


    And now:
    Last edited by MoonyJohn; 01-07-2009 at 08:11 PM.
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    Eat shit (I don't know if I'm qualified to say that yet, probably not)

    Lets see somemore build in this build thread.

    Nice heep.
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    ewww rustys

    clean rig tho

    eat shit and welcome
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    ^^ Yeah I tried to avoid all of their other products, so I just got the front springs only..
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    whats up dude? like the pics.
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    Good looking rig. I've always loved the red ZJ's.
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    welcome... dont worry about the rustys stuff... rustys customer service is what sucks... their products arent that bad
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    hey, eat shit. Nice to see another fellow Oregonite on here. West Linn eh? I'm right across town- closer to Beaverton....
    93' ZJ, 4.0L, 3" lift, 31's.. SOLD.
    New Ride- 1998 Ford Ranger 4x4, 4.0L, 5-Speed, 4x4.
    NEW JOB!!!!! NEW BABY!!!!
    Now considering another XJ/WJ/ZJ purchase as a baby mover- No room in the Ranger.
    Leaning towards XJ, 99-01.....





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    Quote Originally Posted by Art View Post
    welcome... dont worry about the rustys stuff... rustys customer service is what sucks... their products arent that bad
    maybe you had good luck with his stuff. My personal experience installing his long arm kit sucked like hell, nothing lined up correctly and it was a pain in the ass, his front coils are insanely stiff and do not flex at all, as well with his leaf packs for xjs

    just food for thought, sorry to hijack your thread man, you still running the low pinion 30 and 35 rear?
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    Nice ZJ, looks clean.
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    Yeah the axles are completely stock. Im going to the scrap yard soon to get some metal for my new bumper, and I was also thinking of some sliders too.

    Rustys coils arent too bad, although I have a very annoying knock in the front. Its on the drivers side and the coil is hitting the stock track bar mount and I cant get that spring away. I was thinking about shortening my track bar all the way to push it more towards the drivers side, but its centered now. Just some little things wrong with her, but shes alot better than when I first got it.
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    Can anyone give me some dimensions for ZJ rock sliders. I want to make them myself but I want the measurement say from JCR or something. Does anyone know the measurements or can give me a rough estimate?
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    Looks good man. We should get a ZJ wheelin trip going. I live in Tualatin, Or. Here is my ZJ its on 33's with 4in lift. I have Iceland flares on order so it will be on 35's soon



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    95 ZJ limited up country 4in lift and 33in BFG 4:10 gears and a posi out back

    63 Willys pick up 4-link front and rear work in progress

    77 Chevy short bed 9in lift 38in toyo m/t with a alum head 427 small block

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    Oh nice, where do you go wheeling? Have you heard of wagonwheel or promonatory park over in estacada. Also goat mt. I hear is pretty good. Fill me in, I'm always down for going trailing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonyJohn View Post
    Oh nice, where do you go wheeling? Have you heard of wagonwheel or promonatory park over in estacada. Also goat mt. I hear is pretty good. Fill me in, I'm always down for going trailing.

    That first pic in the snow is at Promontory. We also run MT.Hood alot and Browns Camp. I am always down for a wheelin trip so hit me up sometime and well get together
    95 ZJ limited up country 4in lift and 33in BFG 4:10 gears and a posi out back

    63 Willys pick up 4-link front and rear work in progress

    77 Chevy short bed 9in lift 38in toyo m/t with a alum head 427 small block

    84 CJ10a - Project Real BRUTE


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    I'd hook up with you guys, but the ZJ currently has a for sale sign in it, last thing I need to do is break something, or trash the body. Looking to buy an XJ or an MJ.
    93' ZJ, 4.0L, 3" lift, 31's.. SOLD.
    New Ride- 1998 Ford Ranger 4x4, 4.0L, 5-Speed, 4x4.
    NEW JOB!!!!! NEW BABY!!!!
    Now considering another XJ/WJ/ZJ purchase as a baby mover- No room in the Ranger.
    Leaning towards XJ, 99-01.....





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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosed76 View Post
    I'd hook up with you guys, but the ZJ currently has a for sale sign in it, last thing I need to do is break something, or trash the body. Looking to buy an XJ or an MJ.
    Man dont sell the ZJ. I have had both XJ's and MJ's and like my ZJ so much more
    95 ZJ limited up country 4in lift and 33in BFG 4:10 gears and a posi out back

    63 Willys pick up 4-link front and rear work in progress

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    Think it's more of that I bought a shit box of a ZJ to start with, I've put several hundred into it already, and have nothing to show for it. Bought it with a missing RF axle shaft(just the stub shoved into the knuckle- all twisted and destroyed), had to replace the exhaust manifold(common), valve cover gasket, rear main still leaks, had to rebuild the rear diff(needs rear shafts, but am a bit broke at the moment), all the brakes were shot, had a tire with a bulge in the sidewall a few months back, needed a tune-up desperately, needs paint, etc... My brother has a 91' XJ with the RE 5.5 Long Arm kit, there is more after market support, meaning alot of stuff is generally cheaper, and lifting a leaf sprung vehicle is cheaper than buying links and coils, and I'm on a budget....
    93' ZJ, 4.0L, 3" lift, 31's.. SOLD.
    New Ride- 1998 Ford Ranger 4x4, 4.0L, 5-Speed, 4x4.
    NEW JOB!!!!! NEW BABY!!!!
    Now considering another XJ/WJ/ZJ purchase as a baby mover- No room in the Ranger.
    Leaning towards XJ, 99-01.....





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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott View Post
    Good looking rig. I've always loved the red ZJ's.
    I'll trade ya.
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    RCB, I actually saw your Jeep one time when I was on my way to promontory park. It was by fred meyer over in clackamas, and I waved at you because your Jeep is baller and I think you mighta looked at me. I just remembered that it was exactly like my jeep but lifted, even with the hellas lol.
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    Nice ZJ, ever worry about smacking those front fog light against something when wheelin? I would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by froggo27 View Post
    Nice ZJ, ever worry about smacking those front fog light against something when wheelin? I would.
    yea i was thinkin the same thing i have mine on top of the bumper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosed76 View Post
    Think it's more of that I bought a shit box of a ZJ to start with, I've put several hundred into it already, and have nothing to show for it. Bought it with a missing RF axle shaft(just the stub shoved into the knuckle- all twisted and destroyed), had to replace the exhaust manifold(common), valve cover gasket, rear main still leaks, had to rebuild the rear diff(needs rear shafts, but am a bit broke at the moment), all the brakes were shot, had a tire with a bulge in the sidewall a few months back, needed a tune-up desperately, needs paint, etc... My brother has a 91' XJ with the RE 5.5 Long Arm kit, there is more after market support, meaning alot of stuff is generally cheaper, and lifting a leaf sprung vehicle is cheaper than buying links and coils, and I'm on a budget....
    yea i here yea on the cheap thing but my buddies xj with a 3in lift doesnt flex nearly as good as my stock zj
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    Quote Originally Posted by stockzjwnc View Post
    yea i here yea on the cheap thing but my buddies xj with a 3in lift doesnt flex nearly as good as my stock zj
    Well, 3 inch isn't going to do it, usually. My brothers is running Rubicon LA's, and those add-a-leaf kits don't flex and ride like shit. They can flex, it just more than your basic lift. Bro has the 5.5" springs(sits at 6") and plans to go to 8" springs when the leafs start to sag. The XJ's just seem less complicated, and cheaper overall. But I think that plan is being scratched, keeping the ZJ for now, a shit storm just blew through at work- and I caught the head winds...
    93' ZJ, 4.0L, 3" lift, 31's.. SOLD.
    New Ride- 1998 Ford Ranger 4x4, 4.0L, 5-Speed, 4x4.
    NEW JOB!!!!! NEW BABY!!!!
    Now considering another XJ/WJ/ZJ purchase as a baby mover- No room in the Ranger.
    Leaning towards XJ, 99-01.....





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    damn well looking at your sig its pretty well done . its how i plan to do mine except im putting a 242 in and i have swapped a hp30 with 3.73s in already
    and deleting the sway bar is the best mod ive done so far cuz it was free lol
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