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Post by 4x4troy on 7/4/2011, 5:18 pm

I have a 93 Jeep GC 5.2 laredo 4x4 that I am going to build. I am doing a f/r spring swap to gain 3.5 in rear and 4" ranger springs up front. I will post pics as it progresses...tonight when it cools off the tear down begins.....this is the victim





and what it should look like after lift...


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Post by 4x4troy on 7/4/2011, 5:20 pm

i am also going to remove the bumper covers and side moldings...just by removing the side moldings makes it much cleaner looking.

i love being in a jeep again...lol

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Re: 93 zj 5.2 build

Post by 4x4troy on 7/5/2011, 12:15 am

ok this damn thing is pissing me off.it has alug not rounded off and i cannot get it off.i cannot get a weld on it strong enough to hold to break it loose either.i have beat all sizes of sockets on it and they just spin off.i don't know what to do now.

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Post by 4x4troy on 7/5/2011, 12:30 pm

got it fixed.took it to a repair shop and they torched it off and did not hurt the rim at all...and only charge me $20

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Post by 89WhiteXJ on 7/5/2011, 11:18 pm

Good stuff. So now its on to lifting it?
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Post by 4x4troy on 7/6/2011, 10:34 am

yep...got the coil spring compressor here and later today the front will be done. I am not in a hurry with it because i am piecing this kit together.and i want long arms front and rear with adjustable uppers f/r and most of it me, jeff and chris will make. (me and jeff talked yesterday about it and already have some good ideas). When all said i done the jeep will be only lifted around 5" but have lots of flex and be on 33" tires with 8" rims.

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Post by 4x4troy on 7/6/2011, 3:38 pm

ok i am in the process of doing a f/r swap and using either ranger 4" lift springs or 79 bronco spring for the new front springs...but they are all the same height....the zj has 9 wraps and the fords have 11 wraps each.is this going to lift it or do i need to figure something else out? its a 5.2 zj....

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Re: 93 zj 5.2 build

Post by 89WhiteXJ on 7/6/2011, 7:31 pm

It all depends on vehicle weight. The bronco ones will be super stiff on there. Im sure it will lift it though. Not sure on the ranger springs.
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Post by Lock~N~Low on 7/6/2011, 8:04 pm

the ranger spring looks like the winner to me. thats just about the same spring i have on Mo's WJ
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Post by Lock~N~Low on 7/6/2011, 8:06 pm

sorry, i couldnt make it over to give you a hand...been super busy. Stupid "manual labor"ha ha ha. ill come over as soon as i can.
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Post by 4x4troy on 7/6/2011, 8:07 pm

really...thats whats going on then....as soon as i can move without hurting...i am in sad condition right now...that spider bite messed me up. Now the jeep is in the garage crippled...lol

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Post by 4x4troy on 7/6/2011, 8:08 pm

ok thats cool...i am no condition to be working on it...tried this morning and that was a mistake.

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Post by 89WhiteXJ on 7/6/2011, 11:30 pm

After tomorrow I have 6 days off. My wife goes back to work Monday. If I do not have anything going on maybe ill ride out to the burg and see if I can help u any.
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Post by 4x4troy on 7/7/2011, 12:34 am

that would be super cool

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Post by 4x4troy on 7/7/2011, 11:58 am

ok LucasP from jeepforums has a zj with the same stuff on it i am doing..4" skyjacker ranger springs and f/r swap.he says it rides good and flexes good,says it will stuff the front tires nicely.being he has this setup and it seems to work...i am doing it.

here it is...LucasP's zj on a sj 4" ranger spring and f/r swap and the tires are 33's


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Post by 89WhiteXJ on 7/7/2011, 10:13 pm

Looks good. That will be cool. What's is ur plan for shocks? Is there anyone using like a diff jeep shocks or some other vehicles shocks that would give u travel.
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Post by 4x4troy on 7/7/2011, 10:59 pm

i don't know...lol.i will probably go to 4wheel parts and see what they reccomend

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Post by 89WhiteXJ on 7/7/2011, 11:16 pm

Do some searching. Im sure people have done it with other shocks. I used some diff jeep shocks when I had my 2" budget boost installed. The shocks I found were 3" longer.
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Post by 4x4troy on 7/7/2011, 11:19 pm

i'll ask the owner of the jeep i post above...see what he used...heck he done the same thing i am trying to do now.

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Post by 89WhiteXJ on 7/27/2011, 2:34 pm

any update on lifting the ZJ?
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Post by 4x4troy on 7/27/2011, 7:52 pm

staying stock right now. getting all the parts i need first then going to tear back in to it. its all back together and i drive it now.

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Post by 4x4troy on 9/5/2011, 6:46 pm

well got it running great and then i weny wheelin and broke the radiator....the little tab that locates it at the bottom,yeah broke that off and eith it it took the bottom corner out. good thing this happened though....the radiator is shot. the fins are rotted out.

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Post by 4x4troy on 9/8/2011, 3:22 pm

getting a radiator tomorrow for it. its a jy piece but is said to be in perfect condition. now i just need a ride there...lol

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Post by 4x4troy on 9/8/2011, 6:48 pm

well i am thinking about chopping it up. i want to remove the roof section above the cargo area and move the hatch forward to close off the hole behind the seats.

heres about what it would look like


and i would do something like this(dr side) to my taillights

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Post by Lock~N~Low on 9/8/2011, 8:08 pm

they call that style the "Chermanchee" the four door comanchee......LOL
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