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Unread 04-12-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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Budget junkyard upgrades

i was wondering what kind of upgrades i could find for my xj at the junk yard?? Just wondering some of the things others have come up with to upgrade their XJ's who are trying to save some dough.

What I mean when I say "budget junkyard upgrades" are upgrades like installing a ZJ tie rod into a TJ or using ZJ coils in the front of a XJ, labaron vents ect...

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Unread 04-12-2008, 11:06 PM   #2
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ZJ tie rod works on XJ too. S10 leaf packs. Overhead consoles, axles, ZJ alternator, etc..
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Unread 04-12-2008, 11:07 PM   #3
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WJ lower front control arms for more tire clearance
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Unread 04-13-2008, 01:19 AM   #4
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I picked up some smitty built bumbers for $30 a pop.
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Unread 04-13-2008, 10:49 AM   #6
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I got a gas tank, and t case skid.

40 bucks.
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Unread 04-13-2008, 11:34 AM   #7
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WJ lower front control arms for more tire clearance
These are a great idea...but have to be off a 99 or newer.

I went out to the wreckers yesterday and snagged a newish set of V8 front coils (grand cherokee) which should give me a little lift to help level out my rig a little better....hopefully not ride too too firm.

Also look at older XJ's. I found a 89 with parts on it that were only a few months old! Managed to take some vacuum lines off it to replace mine and also stole his brand new sway bar bushings (on the tie rod end).
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Unread 04-13-2008, 11:50 AM   #8
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zj rear disc brakes are another good junkyard upgrade.also zj leather seats.
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ford ranger wheels...or the v-6 ford truck wheels...they'll fit.

i like to find a truck or ranger with some 31's on it and just get the whole setup
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Unread 04-13-2008, 09:22 PM   #10
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Grand cherokee seats are a nice upgrade. So are durango steering boxes and alternators. And rear discs are an easy junkyard upgrade.
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Unread 04-14-2008, 07:08 AM   #11
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I got skid plates, nut strips for hitch mounting, and extra coil isolators for lift leveling, for a total of probably $50, but it was a u pull it place and they guy didn't charge me for the coil isolators.

I think a XJ d44 would be the junk yard holy grail if you come across one for a good price.
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This ZJ or Durango alternator thing...does it have to be a 5.9 engine?
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Unread 04-14-2008, 07:50 AM   #13
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can't you use the front driveshaft for a cv driveshaft? ...or something like that
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Unread 04-14-2008, 11:01 AM   #14
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can't you use the front driveshaft for a cv driveshaft? ...or something like that
For the RE hack N tap you can use the front driveshaft.
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Unread 04-14-2008, 11:17 AM   #15
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I think a XJ d44 would be the junk yard holy grail if you come across one for a good price.
How can you tell it's a d44?
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