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Unread 09-09-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Budget Builds Recap with Links

I have read through the Budget Builds: What junkyard parts will fit an XJ? post and have used Zeppelin recap list, well most of it, and searched for what I thought was the best links for each one. You guys can add links later but heres the best ones that I came up with:

Suspension & Lift:
1. ZJ V8 Upcountry Coils = 1-1.5" lift
http://www.rocklizardfabrications.co...dget_boost.htm
ZJ coils on an XJ - Jeep Cherokee Forum
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=595075

2. F-150/Bronco Coils ('79-ish) = 4-4.5" lift
Jeep Cherokee Suspension - XJ Budget Lift - "How-To" Lift Your Jeep Cherokee XJ 4" on a Budget

3. S10 leaf packs (cut eyes off S10 main and bolt pack under XJ main) = 3-4" lift
S10 Springs "Bastard Pack" - Jeep Cherokee Forum
$11 Bastard Leaf Pack Writeup. *Tons of pics* - NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association
FitchVA’s Jeep Page » Writeups » Home-Brew 2″ Budget Boost (BBB)

4. Dakota Leaf Springs
Jeep Cherokee Suspension - XJ Budget Lift - "How-To" Lift Your Jeep Cherokee XJ 4" on a Budget


Brakes:
1. Xj Brake Booster Upgrade Pre 96
MADXJ go to the brake section

2. WJ Brake Upgrades
XJ Cherokee Conversion to WJ Front Brakes & Steering
WJ Grand Cherokee Master Cylinder and Booster Upgrade How-To - Jeep Cherokee Forum

3. YJ Brake Lines = 3-4" longer
MADXJ go to the brake section

4. WJ Rotors/Calipers = bigger brakes and more stopping power
Jeeps "R" Us - Have you climbed a rock today?

Axles:
1. Ford 8.8 inch ('97+) = need spring & shock mounts (4.10, LSD, Disc Brakes)
Ford 8.8 Axle in YJ (for a YJ but same concept applies)
BC4x4.COM four wheel drive, 4x4, offroad and fourwheeling site. ( xj version)

Front End & Steering:
1. ZJ V8 Tierods = beefier & bolt in
ZJ Tie Rod Upgrade - Jeep Cherokee Forum
http://www.jeephorizons.com/tech/tjtierod/
http://members.rennlist.com/gman/jeep/
http://www.stu-offroad.com/steering/zjtie/tierod-1.htm

2. WJ Knuckles/Tierods/Draglinks = beefier and crossover steering
XJ Cherokee Conversion to WJ Front Brakes & Steering

3. Durango Steering Box = beefier
Durango Steering Box Upgrade - Jeep Cherokee Forum

4. WJ LCA's = more tire clearance (some grinding required)
WJ Lower Control Arms in an XJ - site under construction 10/2013
WJ control arms into XJ - missing pics
WJ control arms for an XJ?
WJ control arms to XJ? - NAXJA

5. ZJ pitman arm = 1 inch drop over stock
ZJ Steering - NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association
Do I need a drop pitman arm?? - Jeep Cherokee Forum


Engine Performance:
1. Newer XJ intakes (may require some modification)
4.0L 99+ intake manifold swap with REAL DYNO NUMBERS! - MallCrawlin.com Forums
Swapping to a 2000 Inlet Manifold

2. Mustang 5.0 Injectors = bolt in (have 4 holes instead of 1, more fuel, better spray)
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/m...ectors-666038/

3. ZJ V8 alternator = more power to run accessories (some grinding required)
alternator upgrade? - Jeep Cherokee Forum
alternator swap - NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association

4. Taurus Dual Electric Fans ('96-98) = replaces mechanical fan, better cooling
Taurus Fan Install

Other:
1. '94+ V6 Dakota AX-15 = bolt in (but must use XJ bellhousing)
The AX-5 to AX-15 Swap Thread - NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association

2. Lebaron or laser hood vents = help keep ur 4.0 cool
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/h...w-pics-472815/

3. 97+ Door Swap on older models
Jeep Cherokee XJ Door Upgrade - Jp Magazine
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4. MJ Bucket seats = tilt forward, bolt in to at least older XJ's
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f53/w...manche-460083/

5. ZJ gas tank skid = can be modified to fit 97+
XJ Gas Tank Skid Plate Install

This is by no means the only links that i found but ones that have pictures and mabe better descriptions to help out others who are trying to do the same thing. If you guys want to add to the list you can but put up links to what you find.

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Unread 09-12-2009, 07:30 PM   #2
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Excellent job!!
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Unread 09-12-2009, 11:30 PM   #3
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Awesome! Maybe this needs to be in the FAQ?
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Unread 09-14-2009, 06:25 PM   #4
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i edited it and added some other links
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Unread 09-21-2009, 09:44 PM   #5
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awesome list, added to book marks. was on the fence about doing the brake upgrades, but with walkthroughs that detailed, i will definitely be locating parts to do this in the near future. thanks a million!
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Unread 10-31-2009, 09:17 AM   #6
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KILLER thread! Bookmarked!
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Thanks for alot of useful info yet again
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Thanks for doing the legwork... awesome resource
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Unread 09-29-2013, 02:00 PM   #9
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Please repair the links
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I added some additional links to the 'WJ control arm to XJ' discussion in the original post here since the MadXJ site currently returns an "Under Construction' error.
The original discussion that this thread summarizes is here. > Budget Builds - What junkyard parts will fit an XJ
There may be additional information posted there since this thread last saw a comprehensive update.
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Thank You Chris!!
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Unread 10-19-2013, 09:26 PM   #12
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I may have missed it but, did anyone talk about using stock TJ Front Sway Bar links for 3" to 4" of lift? Just finished mine today, 4" (from extremely sagged stock)and the TJ links are perfect!

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Unread 10-23-2013, 06:07 AM   #13
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Hi there.

Can a 1998 manual, GC Limited 2.5TD fuel pump be replaced with a fuel pump from another engine from the Chrysler family? I live in KSA and parts for 1998 diesel Jeeps are non-existent. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
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