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Frequently Asked Technical Questions: Grand Cherokee Wrangler Cherokee - 20+ Years of Experience Breaking and Repairing Jeeps

ZJ Steering Gearbox Brace for 1993-1998 ZJ Grand Cherokee

How long has it been since you've checked your three steering gear bolts?  Have you noticed looseness in your steering? Do they come loose often? If so, it's probably because you've added quite a bit of force to the system by adding taller and wider tires. Let me impress upon you how important it is to KNOW that they're they tight!  See, every action has an equal and opposite reaction.  You learned that in High School Physics, right? Anyway, when you turn the steering wheel to the right, the pitman arm forces the tie-rod to the right, pushing the front...

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ZJ Bumper Frequently Asked Questions - Q&A with Kevin - PhD in Jeepology, School of Hard Rocks

People often have questions about the bumpers we sell for the Grand Cherokee ZJ, so here is a list of frequently asked questions about our stealth and tube / prerunner style bumpers we have available. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_accordion _builder_version="3.0.59" border_style="solid"] [et_pb_accordion_item title="Are your bumpers compatible with SRS airbags?"] We've not tested them as we have no equipment to do so. [/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=" Can I purchase D-Ring mounts?"] They are available for the Stealth bumper, but the Tube bumper uses tow-hooks instead. [/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title="Is the rear bumper compatible with the factory rear skid."] Absolutely it is!! [/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title=" Is the hitch comparable in...

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ZJ Grand Cherokee Pimp Daddy Gold Trim Removal - Q&A with Kevin - PhD in Jeepology, School of Hard Rocks

 This is a quick and dirty copy/paste of a recent e-mail I answered. I'll come back and make this pretty later on, but if you're interested in slapping the Pimp out of your gold-trimmed Limited, this is how I approached it. There are a couple of things that you need to know. First, there are holes under the lower gold cladding strip of rubber. What I'd recommend is getting the black ones from a Laredo model (wrecking yard, your local stealership, or PepBoys) and gluing them on in place. That will save you HOURS of scraping off glue like I...

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Grand Cherokee ZJ V8 Under-drive Pulleys- Q&A with Kevin - PhD in Jeepology, School of Hard Rocks

 '93-'98 Grand Cherokee V8 Under-drive Pulleys: By: Scott Mueller There are currently two pulley kits on the market for the 5.2L/5.9L Magnum engines, one by March and one by Jet. They both include a smaller crank pulley as well as larger water pump and alternator pulleys. Unfortunately for mid-'98 and newer Magnum engines the water pump pulley is no longer bolted onto the shaft and removable, instead it is a direct part of the pump shaft. This means that the water pump pulley cannot be changed to the larger one in the kit. Actually this turns out to be a...

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Steering Stabilizer Mounting Direction? Q&A w/ Kevin @ KevinsOffroad.com (Video)

We often get asked questions about different things by our customers. One such email we received was from Steve asking about the right way to put on a steering stabilizer.

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