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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #144 on: February 07, 2019, 07:31:21 PM »
well its been just about 2yrs since the swap and I still have it and it still runs great doesn't get use a lot weekend wheeling and sept to dec and that's about it so hear are some pictures
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V6 swap auto  ,2 dr ,2" BL,2" jeffs kit 512 gears warn hubs and 30/9.5/15 BFG AT

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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #143 on: March 27, 2017, 08:20:24 PM »
well traded the 33's, it  was just too much cutting to do and don't have the money right now for the extended A-arms or lift I want, so traded for 31x10.5x 15 goodyear wrangler territory with 75% tread and ordered a new mod  ;D.....waiting for my new rear locker to show up. would have loved an ARB air locker but $$$$ doesn't grow on trees as I wish it did :laugh: . Just trying to get the truck sound for sept ran into a couple snags as I was changing brake rotors
new rig aka "the mule" 2002 tracker
V6 swap auto  ,2 dr ,2" BL,2" jeffs kit 512 gears warn hubs and 30/9.5/15 BFG AT

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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #142 on: March 20, 2017, 07:10:38 PM »
BRD HNTR I hear what you are saying  and looking at how much I have to cut out and still not knowing if I can turn after all the work,  I'm think that I'm going to trade for some 31 MT and leave it at that. I'm worried that if I put the 33's on that I might lose to much HP but they were too good of a deal and I might have someone interested in trading straight across. I don't want to lose the power I have now just to gain a 1"1/2 clearance then mpg will go down HP goes down so ya will stick with 31's
new rig aka "the mule" 2002 tracker
V6 swap auto  ,2 dr ,2" BL,2" jeffs kit 512 gears warn hubs and 30/9.5/15 BFG AT

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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #141 on: March 19, 2017, 09:14:29 PM »
I rub on hard flexing on the rear wheels.  I think that Gen 1 must have higher wheel wells, and I have taller springs I am at 14.5 inches to bottom of frame with no BL.  When I went from 30" tires with speedometer about 10% off to 33" tires my speed is right on, I am running an electronic speedometer from late model(?) GV.  My rpm's are at factory 2600 at 60 mph.  I don't know where your speedo is what your 60 mph rpm's are. but if your gear tire ratio's are going slower than speedo says then larger tires won't hurt as much as if your speedo is slow already.   (I think they set the tire gearing ratio's for optimum efficiency.)
I have a larger hp gain to play with, you already had a hot rod.  I did notice a big difference in performance and mpg when I went from Pro Comp "Extreme's" to Toyo Heavy Duty Mud Tires.  Same size tire but much heavier.
93 Tracker,XL7 springs & 1" raised spring pads in front with YJ springs in back, home built bumpers rear & front (w/winch), 2" x 4" rock tubes,  ARB front & rear, converted Sami rear to IFS, 33x12.5x15  aluminum rims, roll cage, 2.7L w/5 speed auto.

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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #140 on: March 18, 2017, 08:37:33 PM »
this is my question to you BRD HNTR you are running 33 and by the way your rig is looking how much power loss and rubbing to you have on top of wheel wells and full stuff .....thinking that maybe will trade for 31's
new rig aka "the mule" 2002 tracker
V6 swap auto  ,2 dr ,2" BL,2" jeffs kit 512 gears warn hubs and 30/9.5/15 BFG AT

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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #139 on: March 18, 2017, 05:33:22 PM »
This is going to be interesting.  I didn't have to do any trimming on the back wheel wells, and the front was easily done(?).  Mike Hagen had to trim his back and writes about in it http://www2.zukiworld.com/feature_project-zr3-the-way-a-tracker-should-have-been-built/.  Also Ben Peterson here on ZW is running 35" tires on his Gen1. 
Both Jegs and Summit have complete inner wheel wells from $90 US and up if you need to go that far.  Front fenders are much easier as there isn't a metal inner fender to work with.  After cutting the opening, bolt the fender back on body before attempting to bend the lip back under.   This will position the fender so that it won't readily warp as you bend that inner lip, and use three or four passes when bending the inner lip (don't try doing the 90 degree bend in one pass). 
With 33's all that extra power is going to take a bite, so will mileage (just a little).
93 Tracker,XL7 springs & 1" raised spring pads in front with YJ springs in back, home built bumpers rear & front (w/winch), 2" x 4" rock tubes,  ARB front & rear, converted Sami rear to IFS, 33x12.5x15  aluminum rims, roll cage, 2.7L w/5 speed auto.

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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #138 on: March 16, 2017, 06:51:43 PM »
here is the front
new rig aka "the mule" 2002 tracker
V6 swap auto  ,2 dr ,2" BL,2" jeffs kit 512 gears warn hubs and 30/9.5/15 BFG AT

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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #137 on: March 16, 2017, 06:50:43 PM »
the front of the front tires there is a ton of room.... I think I might have to cut front fenders 2" back
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V6 swap auto  ,2 dr ,2" BL,2" jeffs kit 512 gears warn hubs and 30/9.5/15 BFG AT

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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #136 on: March 16, 2017, 05:05:59 PM »
Time to start cutting!

How is your clearance on turning on the front end?  I had to hammer in behind the headlights on my 92 when I put the 33's on.
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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #135 on: March 16, 2017, 04:56:58 PM »
front tire pics and they stuck out abit
new rig aka "the mule" 2002 tracker
V6 swap auto  ,2 dr ,2" BL,2" jeffs kit 512 gears warn hubs and 30/9.5/15 BFG AT

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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #134 on: March 16, 2017, 04:54:38 PM »
well picked up some new shoes 33x12.5x15 cheap and tried the fitment test ......well they fit but the mule will be losing some metal around the fender area need 1"1/2 on the rear and 2" in the front hope I got enough room for it
new rig aka "the mule" 2002 tracker
V6 swap auto  ,2 dr ,2" BL,2" jeffs kit 512 gears warn hubs and 30/9.5/15 BFG AT

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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #133 on: January 15, 2017, 10:06:12 AM »
there was a bunch but after the site crash I lost the pictures that I posted, and got new comp where they were stored on. As of now she just sits in the driveway and drive it once and awhile, trying to save money for a couple more add-ons like the 3" extreme lift from 4xfourart, rear locker, transfer case gears, and 33"-32" tires
new rig aka "the mule" 2002 tracker
V6 swap auto  ,2 dr ,2" BL,2" jeffs kit 512 gears warn hubs and 30/9.5/15 BFG AT

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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #132 on: January 15, 2017, 07:11:32 AM »
I only just got around to reading this now, love the build. Make me think of what my 03 could have been like if it wasn't rusted to death lol. But I must ask, where's all the pics/vids???
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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #131 on: December 10, 2016, 07:28:54 AM »
Great job

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Re: 2002 build
« Reply #130 on: October 06, 2016, 12:05:26 PM »
no 16" wheels, I still have 15" with the 30x9.5 and running bfg AT. Taking another trail run this weekend ...500+ kms and going to try the 4x4 out as I'm going hunting in a new place. When I get back from the final test run this should tell me if I can trust it to get me where I need to go. should be able to get down there mid November to mid December but I will PM you when I'm coming down
new rig aka "the mule" 2002 tracker
V6 swap auto  ,2 dr ,2" BL,2" jeffs kit 512 gears warn hubs and 30/9.5/15 BFG AT