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WJ on PLow Duty. Any others?

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by wj4play, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. wj4play

    wj4play Member
    Messages: 36

    I mounted my western 7'6'' 3 or 4 years ago on my 99 Grand, Still running strong. Any other Grands out for plow duty. I use this for commercial and residential, 2" lift with front/rear air shocks. was 265/75/16 tires now im running 285/75/16 revos.

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    Wify was taking it to the store lol
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  2. wj4play

    wj4play Member
    Messages: 36

    few more
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  3. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    I've always wanted to and might get around to it one of these days. What mount did you start with?
     
  4. wj4play

    wj4play Member
    Messages: 36

    I have a western unimount off my 80 Chevy 3/4ton then I built a steel frame that I welded to the unibody of the jeep. I then welded the unimount to that. I also installed air shocks front and rear. Gabriel hijackers because the add an addition 1100# lift weight. the stock springs are very soft.

    Front air shocks cross referenced to a 90's something ford taurus and then the back ones I used for a 1/2ton chevy truck. they work great but are very stiff during the summer.

    Stock Dana 30/35 3.73:1 gears and 285/75/16 tires. The Jeep in the pictures have 265/75/16 tires on them.

    I would Highly recommend a Tranny cooler and be sure you get the mechanical fan in conjunction with the factory electric fan. I have the towing package, but you can still install the mechanical fan if you don't have it on the water pump.

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  5. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    I'm familiar with setting up trucks and Jeeps, but haven't looked into custom mounting a Unimount on one yet. That might be a project sometime soon. I had a TJ and have an XJ now (as far as Jeeps go, lots of other trucks over the years), both with Unimounts and air shocks and actually just installed a tranny cooler on the XJ the other night. I'd be interested in more pictures of the mount/body interface if you have them.

    There's my old ZJ. I'd buy it back and mess with mounting a plow on it if I could:

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  6. wj4play

    wj4play Member
    Messages: 36

    I will see what I can find, I mostly welded a Steel frame to the unibody and then welded the unimount to that. I am making a new mount that will have rubber bushings to absorb the vibrations. Also provide a easy way to remove it for summer.

    See if I can take some pics
     
  7. MLG

    MLG Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 175

    What motor and transfer case does your Jeep have?

    MLG
     
  8. wj4play

    wj4play Member
    Messages: 36

    I have the 4.0 I6 42re transmission and a 242 transfer case.

    Original Transmission and transfercase on my second motor, 175,000 on the dial