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  1. #1 Finally got my ZJ done! 
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    Finally got my ZJ done the way I wanted, after many years of up grades.
    Dynatrac front D44 Heavy duty larger rotors and calipers/ Rear ProRock D60, 5x5.5 bolt, high pinion reverse rotation with ARBs, 4.88 gears
    Currie Currectlync Steering system & custom steering brace.(like it a lot)
    Procomp MX6
    Custom drive shaft
    NP231 Transfer case (Why didn't I swap it earlier!)
    Rubican Express Long Arm kit (had a few bad customer service experiences)with Acos, total 7~8" lift.
    35"12.5"15" MTR (like my old Procomp Extreme Mud better) with Beadlock black steel wheels 3.75" back space.
    Addco front & Currie AntiRock rear swaybars (Addco front bar need to be relocated forward to avoid binding to front springs, Addco rear sway bar will bind to the rear springs no matter what, trashed! switch to Antirock and it rocks).
    ARB front bumper with winch, rear KOR Stealth bumper with tire carrier (powder coated)
    KOR sliders & roof rack & transfer case skid
    Projection head light and 6 additional Hellas (do I really need them???)
    Fitch catalyst (sucks!)
    KNN FIPK
    Jet module & thermostate
    EBC yellow stuff break pads (good stuff!)
    Custom exhaust to adapt to the lift, Magnaflow cat converter
    3 rows radiator with heavy duty fan clutch and hood louvers
    4XD gas tank skid (high guality sh%t)

    KOR rear bumper gives the rear a lot of clearance so we can move the rear suspension backwards more. Which clear the 35" without trimming & make the car more stable the freeway. ( Fully use the long arms at the rear)
    The car now drives better, brakes a whole lot better, turns better (a lot lighter steering), doesn't wonder around on the freeway, make a lot less noise (except the new brake pads). And finally, "zero" vibration anywhere!!











    pics of Currie AntiRock rear sway bar





    Last edited by rtingdds; 02-17-2008 at 08:59 PM.
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    That's a clean rig. I like that KOR bumper, if only it wasn't so much.
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    Nice lookin rig!
    2K WJ 4.0L, 242, Rockcrusher60 front, Prorock60 rear 39.5" IROKS, Bold Bumper and Rocky Mountain Pinstriping
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    Thats one of the nicest looking zj i seen, You should be very proud. now lets see it in action
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    Very nice rig, well done.
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    done?
    it's never done!
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    Yea, I'm with Maxx, no rig is ever done.
    Looks nice though.

    Also, a Jeep isn't a car....
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    Really nice. You've obviously invested some serious change there.

    Curious why you went with the Dynatrac 44 front when their front 60 is cheaper?
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    damn that looks almost to good to wheel. As a side note if you wheel it hard keep an eye on the rear track bar mount. I know mine kept breaking till I reinforced/welded the piss out of it.
    93ish zj, d60s, 38.5 maxxis, and a bunch of other expensive parts to make them work.

    Truck stacks, for when your trucks nuts are just not gay enough anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline View Post
    Really nice. You've obviously invested some serious change there.

    Curious why you went with the Dynatrac 44 front when their front 60 is cheaper?
    Also curious why you still have stock inverted Y setup on your steering. Granted it's the Currie HD so it's a bit better than stock strength wise, but additional steering options is one of the biggest improvements a 44 has over the 30.
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    Stock Y will always be more steetable, no matter what you do to a crossover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline View Post
    Really nice. You've obviously invested some serious change there.

    Curious why you went with the Dynatrac 44 front when their front 60 is cheaper?
    We will have problem fitting the 60, may need to lift the ZJ a lot more. Dynatrac people said they don't recommended. Even though Dynatrac 60 give 3/4 inch more clearance and $1500 cheaper & come with a stronger brake.
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    Bitchin ZJ man! That thing looks very nice. Have you gotten a chance to test all that hardware offroad yet?...lets see some action shots.
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    as soon as I finish paying off my debt and stop working on weekends. I will go wheeling
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    Quote Originally Posted by slim616 View Post
    damn that looks almost to good to wheel. As a side note if you wheel it hard keep an eye on the rear track bar mount. I know mine kept breaking till I reinforced/welded the piss out of it.
    Got those covered! I have custom heavy duty rear track bar mounts.
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    a lot of ppl have 60s in there rigs its all about how much you wanna cut and fab i guess
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    Very, very nice. Now take it wheelin!!
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    thats clean
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    Quote Originally Posted by zj95maxx View Post
    done?
    it's never done!
    I'm with him!
    SOMETHING will come up along the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cashflowdub View Post
    a lot of ppl have 60s in there rigs its all about how much you wanna cut and fab i guess
    It's very hard for me to whip out a few thousand dollars to buy something that the manufacture even said don't do it or you are on your own. There is no return policy on custom built axle. Plus it is not depand on how much you want to cut, it's how much higher you want to lift your ZJ and how long of bump stops you like to have. For me, my ~8" is already very high for me.
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    very sweet man, i remember seeing this on JF. Probaly my favorite built zj ive seen
    95 ZJ 4.5 BDS lift, 32 BFG AT's, home-made sliders front and rear bumper. Locked timebomb.
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    Lot of money in that rig, damn fine pc of equipment no doubt

    Why after all that work did you leave the trac-bar under axle?


    Quote Originally Posted by OverkillZJ View Post
    Stock Y will always be more steetable, no matter what you do to a crossover.
    I understand your stance on that, but even if you do factor in the response improvement from connecting directly to the knuckle with the draglink, you just can't argue out the fact that inverted Y is only a superior system when the draglink is very close to parallel to the tie rod, soon as you throw those angles off via a lifted rig, inverted Y steering has way more flaws then benefits IMHO

    Where as inverted T's only drawback is the dead spot created from the rotation of the tierod, dial that out & I don't see anyway that inverted does not trump inverted Y

    And even though I knew what you meant by crossover (inverted T), true crossover has all the benefits of inverted Y AND inverted T, and a D44 allows you to do true crossover very easily!
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    Knit up a yj beast
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonecheenin View Post
    I understand your stance on that, but even if you do factor in the response improvement from connecting directly to the knuckle with the draglink, you just can't argue out the fact that inverted Y is only a superior system when the draglink is very close to parallel to the tie rod, soon as you throw those angles off via a lifted rig, inverted Y steering has way more flaws then benefits IMHO

    Where as inverted T's only drawback is the dead spot created from the rotation of the tierod, dial that out & I don't see anyway that inverted does not trump inverted Y

    And even though I knew what you meant by crossover (inverted T), true crossover has all the benefits of inverted Y AND inverted T, and a D44 allows you to do true crossover very easily!
    Any pics for the steering set up you are talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtingdds View Post
    Any pics for the steering set up you are talking about?
    Not really, but this should explain it;

    Inverted Y is what TJ'z, ZJ's, MJ,s, & XJ's have stock

    Inverted T is what YJ's and alot of late 70's fullsize Ford F-150's use stock (JCR offroad's "1 ton" steering is also an example of this)

    True crossover is what most CJ's & WJ's use stock
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    Knit up a yj beast
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonecheenin View Post
    Lot of money in that rig, damn fine pc of equipment no doubt

    Why after all that work did you leave the trac-bar under axle?




    I understand your stance on that, but even if you do factor in the response improvement from connecting directly to the knuckle with the draglink, you just can't argue out the fact that inverted Y is only a superior system when the draglink is very close to parallel to the tie rod, soon as you throw those angles off via a lifted rig, inverted Y steering has way more flaws then benefits IMHO

    Where as inverted T's only drawback is the dead spot created from the rotation of the tierod, dial that out & I don't see anyway that inverted does not trump inverted Y

    And even though I knew what you meant by crossover (inverted T), true crossover has all the benefits of inverted Y AND inverted T, and a D44 allows you to do true crossover very easily!
    Hey now, I never said more responsive overall, I said more streetable! There's obviouisly a lot of variances like you stated, but I was speaking generally to the post at hand as usual
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