Back in the game - LJ style

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Post by rdcox23 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:25 am

Added a touch of modern to the LJ.

New radio with Bluetooth streaming, hands free phone and navigation.

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Post by rdcox23 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:44 pm

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Post by smccollamjr » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:01 pm

I like it!!


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Post by rdcox23 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:25 pm

Replaced about 25ft of plastic wire loom / sheath in the engine bay today.

Every time I touched a piece, it disintegrated.

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Post by Jeep Ride » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:40 pm

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98 xj 4.0L/231/8.25/ AW4 / 3 inches an 31 x 10,50 A/T 's
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Post by smccollamjr » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:35 pm

The dry 120 degree AZ heat will do that.


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Post by rdcox23 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:37 am

Got some rubber baby buggy bumpers today for the stockers.

They will do until I can save some money for some real bumpers.

Thanks Steve-O
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Post by rdcox23 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:02 am

Blew the heater core last week.

Replacing the heater core, evaporator coil, thermostat and water pump this week.

Not cheap, but necessary.
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Post by rdcox23 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:36 pm

Also ordered and going to replace the OPDA with the Crown unit.

Thanks for the heads up Steve-O. :bigthumb:
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Post by rdcox23 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:37 pm

Wider flares, the "cure" and wheels and tires should be installed this weekend.

Body lift, motor mount lift, suspension lift and re-gearing have all been completed with a little help from the folks at Driveline Service.
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Post by smccollamjr » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:45 pm

What gear ratio did you go with?
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Post by rdcox23 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:27 pm

smccollamjr wrote:What gear ratio did you go with?
4:56 and the RPMs are too high right now for my liking with the 31s at 70mph.

I'm hoping this remedies itself when I install the new wheels and 33" tires.
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Post by rdcox23 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:28 pm

Just ordered the parts to do the ZJ steering swap this weekend also.

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Post by rdcox23 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:30 pm

Got a whole lot accomplished this weekend. New tires, wider flares, ZJ steering conversion, and new OPDA are all installed. Only thing left is to decide on bumpers and wire up the winch.

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Post by smccollamjr » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:07 pm

Looks great!
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