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Old 06-01-2010, 10:47 PM
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currently i have a 93 grand cherokee with the 4.0l straight 6. 3 inch suspension lift on 33s. i just bought a rollover 95 ram 2500 with the 5.9l cummins in it and i am planning to swap motor tranny trans case and axles. should be happening in the next few months so i will post pics. i know i will need custom driveshafts and im not sure about suspension yet. let me know what yall think and if you have seen this done before.




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Old 06-01-2010, 11:00 PM
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will be cool but the weight of the engine is twice the weight of the 4.0
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holy crap, this build is gonna be amazing
i cant wait to see how you're going to fit that cummins in the zj, along with the drivetrain. altho to be honest i'd much rather see it in an XJ
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:56 AM
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gonna be sweet for sure.
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Can't wait to see how this turns out.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:44 AM
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well i have all the equipment i need (torches and welders) heavy duty springs upfront frame supports since when im done ill be pushing about 800 lbs of torque. but its def gonna be awesome when im done. ill still be running a straight 6 haha.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:50 AM
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thats going to be saweet!!! keep us updated
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:53 AM
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Thats goinga be sick and if you use bio-diesel you can make the trails smell like french fries
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:04 PM
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this is gonna be insane!!!
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X2....^ use bio-diesel save the planet we wheel! i love the cummins :-)
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Bad ***. I'll be following this closely. I have been thinking about doing the same thing to my xj for a few months now.
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Just put a fighter jet motor in it lol
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Originally Posted by Rockstar_Tendencies View Post
Just put a fighter jet motor in it lol
haha i love how that makes sense... never knew Jet fighters had motors... Sorry man just had to take a crack.

Looks like a good build. You'll need to consider putting or building frame stiffeners, otherwise i dont think you'll have a zj that has a straight body with all that torque haha

Also what kind of springs you going to run up front to help counter the weight?
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Tankerblade View Post
haha i love how that makes sense... never knew Jet fighters had motors... Sorry man just had to take a crack.

Looks like a good build. You'll need to consider putting or building frame stiffeners, otherwise i dont think you'll have a zj that has a straight body with all that torque haha

Also what kind of springs you going to run up front to help counter the weight?
i am going to modify my coil buckets to contain the 2500 springs and a 3 inch spacer so it will be slightly raked but not excessively. with all the resources i have i can do pretty much anything... except the jet "motor" haha i know what u meant but it has to be street legal still.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:31 PM
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You could always go to the hobby shop and get some of the model rocket engines about 10k should do although stopping may be an issue
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