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    I hope you have several struts going inboard to the "frame"
    WJ, 4.7, Clayton's Front, Double Triangulated Rear, 231HD, HP44, 8.8, ARBs, TR Bumpers, Hydro Assist, 35's, Cage
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    did you just cap the ends with thin gauge sheet metal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraqa View Post
    did you just cap the ends with thin gauge sheet metal?
    Would thicker metal provide a legitimate strength increase?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth Crawler ZJ View Post


    Cut and then rolled up the bottom
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    did you just cap the ends with thin gauge sheet metal?
    Cut and rolled.
    95 ZJ, Lift, dents, and noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egg View Post
    Would thicker metal provide a legitimate strength increase?
    absolutely. the ends will crumple if you use thing material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K2 View Post
    Cut and rolled.
    i missed that. looks good!!!
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    Thanks guys!
    I'll get some more pics when I get home of the underside bracing.
    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    not the best but here you go!



    Because Jeep.
    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    Looks great so far. Just started my 2000 WJ
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    Not super new but a few weeks ago I had some issues with the Dub running rough, rpm looping and no power.
    So after a reset(battery disconnect) it ran a ton better then slowly went back to rough again so it was time for some tlc...

    After an oil change I inspected the coil packs then proceeded to pull the spark plugs to find this...


    Wow...
    so then I put these in to hopefully get a little performance and clear some codes to help it run better ...
    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    New issue
    Wife calls and says Jeep just dies while driving so she limped it home and we traded out she took my 9ner and I take her dub... no issues
    So I take it to work a few times and check for codes no new or current/active codes
    Doesnít die or even stumble
    We take it as a family to town over the weekend and still no problems
    She calls again today and itís dead, didnít even make a 1/2 mile from the house but on a Main Street
    She pumps(pounds) the gas pedal and eventually it starts... drives fine and again no codes
    This has happened a few more times from what she said but she got it running quicker before so she never called

    Opt #1. Full rebuild
    Opt #2. Trade cars full time
    Opt #3. Trade for a Toyota
    Opt #4. Something simple to fix this?
    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    Do you have a code reader that will data log? If so, hook it up and have it record while she drives it, it may pick up the issue.

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    Not really Iíll probably just have to drive it till it does it


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    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    Have you been welding on the car with the battery connected?
    Poetry in commotion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuicideTireZJ View Post
    Have you been welding on the car with the battery connected?
    Hasnít been welded on in two years and no I always disco
    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    As she sits now.
    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    So I was able to get these codes to show but still drives good for me

    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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    They may be intermittent. A large evap leak can cause issues like a vacuum leak.

    BTW, I like your bumper construction! Gives me inspiration for my ZJ. A buddy has a tubing bender and a 1" die set which could make a nice frame. All the winch bumpers I find make it look like it has a massive under bite.

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    All that and quite a bit later the engine is done
    So now to look for a drop-get-me-by, or wait and put a good reman 4.7...
    OR!!! Build the 5.3 ls that I have sitting on a shelf and put that in...
    "ZJ's were designed with the intention to take 1 really good hit, and fold up. As long as the occupants walked away, it was a success. In the wheeling world, we expect our vehicles to take multiple really good hits, drive out of it, and run the obstacle again!"
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