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    Xaza's Niner

    I have been putting this thread off for a while now to have a little something to show. This is my DD and I just want to have that little extra oomph. This truck was bought to replace my XJ as a DD so we could focus on it's build more which is why this one is slow to move along, especially with the addition of the trailer project. My niner as she sat when I got her. It has 3.5 inch RE lift and K&N intake.


    On the same trip as that pic was taken, the front CV style drive shaft ripped apart on me. It's maiden trip out I limped it home in rear wheel drive and haven't taken it off roading since. Got rid of the CV style shaft using a yoke from an XJ and having a shaft made.


    Truck was left alone to just get me to and from work until one day I jumped in to run to gas station and it popped and died. Opened hood and remote started it to hear a terrible noise from rear passenger side of engine. After further inspection found the bolt for K&N intake had fallen into combustion chamber and detonated a piston.

    Dad was unable to help rebuild my motor so I ended up buying a rebuilt motor. This is where the building on this truck started. I am not the type of person to put things back just the way they were, I like them to be better. Ended up finding a performance motor with 10:1 compression, Erson cam, roller rockers and RT head.
    http://www.precisionengine.com/rebui...ge-magnum.html

    Well once the motor was installed the juices had already started flowing. New motor had more oomph without a doubt but wasn't as much as I had hoped. Decided the new motor needed to breath a little better and went with a Hughes airgap intake.
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    Again there were improvements but it's just never enough. Happened across some Edelbrock headers on the forum here and picked them up but while waiting to install them ended up with a 52mm TB from our vender her on the forum, bkdkrt, I think. Also got a SCT tuner and got a tune on her.

    and then got headers installed and exhaust finished the rest of the way out 3" with high flow cat and muffler.


    Exhaust guy welded in my new bung for my data logger which is sitting here waiting to be installed. Got another part of the shelf and in the truck though, 42K ignition coil.

    As of recently we just rebuilt the t-case because there was a little slop in the output shaft. We also have a clunking noise from the rear passenger side and thought it was the bearing. Replaced the bearing but the noise is still there. Will dig more into it but most of the bushings are like new, some are new. This is current on truck. Future plans are fuel injectors/pump, smaller tires, 4:10 gears and transmission rebuild with valve body and TC. Most likely build will end there but we will see when we get there.
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    looks fast, compliments
    do you have a 0-60 vid?
    98 ZG 318 limited: np 242 swap,dana30hp swap,aussie locker, shift kit, optima red, 170lbs reduction, 5.9 vents, kn air filter, air ram, 1.7 HS RRs, SCT 93 oct tune, magnaflow muffler 12255, magnaflow hi-flo cat, spectre air hat, 2x52mm tb, 5.9 efan swap, ngk fr5-1 plugs, mopar perf wires, new cap 'n rot, maxxperf coil, iat relocation, roof lights, pirelli scorpions on masitaly 16x7 rims ET=0, ome HD coils +2",rubic exp +2"shocks, skyjacker ss, rubic exp adjustable front arms, jks rear+procomp front trackbar, prothane engine n tranny mounts, prothane sway bars bushings, drilled n slotted rotors, aeronautical front brake lines, purple led into front grill, hella h4s 100/55w, osarm h3s 55w.
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    Unfortunately I do not. We forgot to take camcorder when we went to Bandimere. I ran it on 32" re-tread tires, which are crazy heavy, and before exhaust/headers, coil and throttle body. Still did pretty good I thought though. Here were the results.
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    Lookin good! Be nice to see some time slips for it with the goodies.

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    sweet. I found that same coil on a dakota. Thoughts on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xaza View Post
    Unfortunately I do not. We forgot to take camcorder when we went to Bandimere. I ran it on 32" re-tread tires, which are crazy heavy, and before exhaust/headers, coil and throttle body. Still did pretty good I thought though. Here were the results.
    time slips are good anyway
    98 ZG 318 limited: np 242 swap,dana30hp swap,aussie locker, shift kit, optima red, 170lbs reduction, 5.9 vents, kn air filter, air ram, 1.7 HS RRs, SCT 93 oct tune, magnaflow muffler 12255, magnaflow hi-flo cat, spectre air hat, 2x52mm tb, 5.9 efan swap, ngk fr5-1 plugs, mopar perf wires, new cap 'n rot, maxxperf coil, iat relocation, roof lights, pirelli scorpions on masitaly 16x7 rims ET=0, ome HD coils +2",rubic exp +2"shocks, skyjacker ss, rubic exp adjustable front arms, jks rear+procomp front trackbar, prothane engine n tranny mounts, prothane sway bars bushings, drilled n slotted rotors, aeronautical front brake lines, purple led into front grill, hella h4s 100/55w, osarm h3s 55w.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x10radsponge View Post
    sweet. I found that same coil on a dakota. Thoughts on it?

    ACCEL - as used on Project YellowJacket - cuz it's yellow!

    I believe it's at least the equivalent of the MSD coils you get from Kolak (but those were the wrong color )

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    Guess I need to toss mine on then.

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    Amazing how the time flies. Truck has not been getting much attention, until October. Had been collecting a few parts and finally got them all in. We removed the lift kit and dropped it to stock height with variable rate springs. Picked up stock control arms from the JY. Got new sway bar end links, tie rods, drag link, rod ends and front trac bar. New coils, shocks and headlights. Installed polyurethane bushing kits for trac bars, control arms and sway bars. Topped it off with some new 235/70/r16 tires. We found a bad ball joint and CV axle boot while doing repairs so replaced all 4 ball joints and passenger side CV axle.
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    Some more pics. Throttle is much more responsive and body roll is greatly reduced. Going over bumps is much smoother now.
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    Keep up the good work
    98 ZG 318 limited: np 242 swap,dana30hp swap,aussie locker, shift kit, optima red, 170lbs reduction, 5.9 vents, kn air filter, air ram, 1.7 HS RRs, SCT 93 oct tune, magnaflow muffler 12255, magnaflow hi-flo cat, spectre air hat, 2x52mm tb, 5.9 efan swap, ngk fr5-1 plugs, mopar perf wires, new cap 'n rot, maxxperf coil, iat relocation, roof lights, pirelli scorpions on masitaly 16x7 rims ET=0, ome HD coils +2",rubic exp +2"shocks, skyjacker ss, rubic exp adjustable front arms, jks rear+procomp front trackbar, prothane engine n tranny mounts, prothane sway bars bushings, drilled n slotted rotors, aeronautical front brake lines, purple led into front grill, hella h4s 100/55w, osarm h3s 55w.
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    What springs are those?

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    Moog springs, CC721 rear CC782 front. Got them from Rockauto.com.
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    Thought they might be Moog. Did they end up close to true stock height?

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    It is hard for me to say for sure since the lift was on the truck when I bought it. Based on how the tires fit the wheel wells I would say pretty close.
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