Budget Builds: What junkyard parts will fit an XJ? - Page 6 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > XJ Cherokee Technical Forum > Budget Builds: What junkyard parts will fit an XJ?

TJ 5.25" Speaker Adapters - NalinMFGNitro Gear Packages Now Available at Rockridge 4wdNEW JK WRANGLER GRAB BARS NOW at ROCKRIDGE4WD

Reply
Unread 09-09-2009, 11:06 AM   #76
RedZeppelinXJ
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Gaines, NY
Posts: 1,039
can some one post a link to a build thread where the manual control is used on the vacuum disco?

__________________
'99 XJ Sport - The Green Lantern (sold) 4.0/AX-15/NP231/HP30/C8.25, 3" RC lift, 30's
'96 XJ Sport - The Red Zeppelin (DD) 4.0/AX-15/NP231/HP30/C8.25, 2" BB, IRO Front Hooks, Hella Black Magics
'91 XJ Laredo - The Grizzly Bomber (Trail Rig) 4.0/AW4/NP242/HP30/D35, 2"BB 31's
'91 XJ Briarwood - The Spruce Moose (Parting Out)
'79 J10 - Spartacus (Parting Out)
RedZeppelinXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-09-2009, 11:23 AM   #77
BRad704
Nothing to see here...
 
BRad704's Avatar
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Posts: 1,615
try a YJ section.... i remember the front diff on my 91 being vac and people talking about ways around it over there..
BRad704 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-09-2009, 01:50 PM   #78
ajduby
Registered User
1989 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Battle Ground, WA
Posts: 80
Junkyard parts

I started out lifting the front of my 89 XJ with coilsprings off of a '79 F150 and got 4.5".
I was told the ride would be stiff but they are great and have enough flex. I now acquired coils off of a '79 Bronco with 4" lift which will put my rig at about 8-9".
__________________
'89 xj
4.5" home brew lift
33x12.5x15
ajduby is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-09-2009, 04:33 PM   #79
RedZeppelinXJ
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Gaines, NY
Posts: 1,039
Here is the latest re-cap of what we have found:

Suspension & Lift:
1. ZJ V8 Upcountry Coils = 1-1.5" lift
2. F-150/Bronco Coils ('79-ish) = 4-4.5" lift
3. S10 leaf packs (cut eyes off S10 main and bolt pack under XJ main) = 3-4" lift
4. JK shocks = slight mod to fit 2-4" lift
5. MJ Shackles = 1/2" lift
6. Camaro Spring Isolators = 1.5" lift

Brakes:
1. WJ brake booster
2. WJ Master Cylinder
3. YJ Brake Lines = 3-4" longer
4. Dodge Ram Van Brake Lines = 10-12" longer (for big lifts)
5. WJ Rotors/Calipers = bigger brakes and more stopping power (will fit 15" rims)

Axles:
1. Ford 8.8 inch ('97+) = need spring & shock mounts (4.10, LSD, Disc Brakes)
2. XJ I-4 & V6 = 4.10 gears (some have 4.56) may have vacuum discos

Front End & Steering:
1. ZJ V8 Tierods = beefier & bolt in
2. WJ Knuckles/Tierods/Draglinks = beefier and crossover steering
3. Durango Steering Box = beefier
4. 350 or 351 Power Steering Pump = helps with oversize tires (requires welding)
5. WJ LCA's = more tire clearance (some grinding required)
6. ZJ pitman arm = 1 inch drop over stock

Engine Performance:
1. Newer XJ intakes (may require some modification)
2. Mustang 5.0 Injectors = bolt in (have 4 holes instead of 1, more fuel, better spray)
3. ZJ V8 alternator = more power to run accessories (some grinding required)
4. Taurus Dual Electric Fans ('96-98) = replaces mechanical fan, better cooling

Other:
1. '94+ V6 Dakota AX-15 = bolt in (but must use XJ bellhousing)
2. Lebaron or laser hood vents = help keep ur 4.0 cool
3. 97+ mirrors are direct bolt in to older XJ's and allow you to fold them in on tight trails.
4. MJ Bucket seats = tilt forward, bolt in to at least older XJ's
5. ZJ gas tank skid = can be modified to fit 97+
6. ZJ and WJ stock tranny coolers with stacked plates (even an upgrade for us with the stock fin style)
7. GM power antennas replace your broken XJ's with little modification
8. 5spd crossmembers give 3/4 inch tcase drop on autos with no loss in ground clearance
9. You can convert the closed system to open without replacing your radiator by using the fill cap from a 4.7 durango or dakota, cutting it into your upper hose, and replace your bottle with an Mj overflow tank or any that fit. Then cap off or eliminate the T'ed lines in the heater core.

*view previous posts for more details.....and feel free to ask questions
__________________
'99 XJ Sport - The Green Lantern (sold) 4.0/AX-15/NP231/HP30/C8.25, 3" RC lift, 30's
'96 XJ Sport - The Red Zeppelin (DD) 4.0/AX-15/NP231/HP30/C8.25, 2" BB, IRO Front Hooks, Hella Black Magics
'91 XJ Laredo - The Grizzly Bomber (Trail Rig) 4.0/AW4/NP242/HP30/D35, 2"BB 31's
'91 XJ Briarwood - The Spruce Moose (Parting Out)
'79 J10 - Spartacus (Parting Out)
RedZeppelinXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-09-2009, 05:07 PM   #80
Bam-Bam
Registered User
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Warren M.I.
Posts: 106
Hey nice thread man lots of good stuff thanks
Bam-Bam is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-09-2009, 06:51 PM   #81
mattathayde
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,699
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedZeppelinXJ View Post
can some one post a link to a build thread where the manual control is used on the vacuum disco?
Dana 30 Vacuum Disconnect - Jp Magazine shows some options how to rebuild/replace the vac disconnect, one being a posi lock

-matt
mattathayde is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-10-2009, 07:41 AM   #82
Blazin Den
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Delaware County,PA
Posts: 313
i used some of Zeppelin recap and added links to them.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/b...-links-854723/
__________________
95 White YJ 2.5L/AX-5 Stock on 31s. Ground Pounder Fab (BESRK) Front Bumper, Herculined Interior, Windshield/Front Bumper Mounted Lights, Uniden PRO 520XL Cb,Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, Bestop Supertop, Modified CJ7 Hardtop and CJ7 Twist Handle Full Doors (winter)
Blazin Den is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-10-2009, 02:10 PM   #83
natertots
Registered User
1990 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Spokane WA
Posts: 669
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blazin Den View Post
i used some of Zeppelin recap and added links to them.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/b...-links-854723/
Awesome!! Thanks for taking the time!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ancestralworm View Post
i wave at dog walkers and pink vw bugs and michelle pfeiffer look-a-likes and folks dressed like harry potter and two person bikes and pissed off squirrels and butterflys and day lilies and jump ropers and hobos with shotguns but there is no way in hell i will wave at a liberty. that's just gay.
natertots is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-10-2009, 03:00 PM   #84
-Shoey-
Registered User
2003 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Harrisville, West Virginia
Posts: 1,674
Awesome thread, should be a sticky.
__________________
2003 KJ Limited
USN Jeep Club #115
-Shoey- is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-10-2009, 03:14 PM   #85
RedZeppelinXJ
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Gaines, NY
Posts: 1,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blazin Den View Post
i used some of Zeppelin recap and added links to them.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/b...-links-854723/
Thanks for taking the time dude.....can you put that into this thread at all? that way everything is all in one place for convenience?

I wanna thank you and everyone else for adding to this thread....there is a ton of great info from you guys!
__________________
'99 XJ Sport - The Green Lantern (sold) 4.0/AX-15/NP231/HP30/C8.25, 3" RC lift, 30's
'96 XJ Sport - The Red Zeppelin (DD) 4.0/AX-15/NP231/HP30/C8.25, 2" BB, IRO Front Hooks, Hella Black Magics
'91 XJ Laredo - The Grizzly Bomber (Trail Rig) 4.0/AW4/NP242/HP30/D35, 2"BB 31's
'91 XJ Briarwood - The Spruce Moose (Parting Out)
'79 J10 - Spartacus (Parting Out)
RedZeppelinXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-10-2009, 05:27 PM   #86
JGriff99xj
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Salisbury Md., Maryland
Posts: 495
how can you use wj rotors and calipers if the bolt pattern is different?
JGriff99xj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-10-2009, 06:25 PM   #87
RedZeppelinXJ
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Gaines, NY
Posts: 1,039
Griff.....check out this build thread it should have the info you need...... WJ Brakes & Steering Conversion for XJ
__________________
'99 XJ Sport - The Green Lantern (sold) 4.0/AX-15/NP231/HP30/C8.25, 3" RC lift, 30's
'96 XJ Sport - The Red Zeppelin (DD) 4.0/AX-15/NP231/HP30/C8.25, 2" BB, IRO Front Hooks, Hella Black Magics
'91 XJ Laredo - The Grizzly Bomber (Trail Rig) 4.0/AW4/NP242/HP30/D35, 2"BB 31's
'91 XJ Briarwood - The Spruce Moose (Parting Out)
'79 J10 - Spartacus (Parting Out)
RedZeppelinXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-10-2009, 09:36 PM   #88
Blazin Den
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Delaware County,PA
Posts: 313
i will try and add the links into this post tomm
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/b...-links-854723/
__________________
95 White YJ 2.5L/AX-5 Stock on 31s. Ground Pounder Fab (BESRK) Front Bumper, Herculined Interior, Windshield/Front Bumper Mounted Lights, Uniden PRO 520XL Cb,Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, Bestop Supertop, Modified CJ7 Hardtop and CJ7 Twist Handle Full Doors (winter)

Last edited by Blazin Den; 09-11-2009 at 08:23 AM..
Blazin Den is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-10-2009, 10:23 PM   #89
natertots
Registered User
1990 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Spokane WA
Posts: 669
Here ya go just copy and pasted your post

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
Home Brew Budget Boost
ZJ coils on an XJ - Jeep Cherokee Forum
XJ coil question + some pics - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board

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

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

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
.
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.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ancestralworm View Post
i wave at dog walkers and pink vw bugs and michelle pfeiffer look-a-likes and folks dressed like harry potter and two person bikes and pissed off squirrels and butterflys and day lilies and jump ropers and hobos with shotguns but there is no way in hell i will wave at a liberty. that's just gay.
natertots is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-11-2009, 12:17 AM   #90
yjjason
X-Y-J-Con
 
yjjason's Avatar
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Jellico TN
Posts: 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by robin1t2002 View Post
From the factory, all Ford rear differentials have a small metal plate attached by one of the cover bolts. This will have the gear ratio. If it has a limited slip, it will have a "L" stamped beside the gear ratio. Explorers and all other Fords, could be ordered with a number of gear ratios. I personally never seen one with 4:10. Most had 3:55 or 3:73. If the metal plate has been removed, you will need to remove the cover to find out the ratio/LSD.
2dr sport Explorers were common to have 4:10's and lsd, also dont have control arms only leaf springs!
__________________
88yj-94 4.0-ax15-2004 rubicon f/r axles-4.10's-factory air lockers-33"D!ck Cepek Crushers
yjjason is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.