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Unread 09-10-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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I was at a Yard today and came across a Front Diff out of a 2001 Grand Cherokee with CV joints instead of Normal u-joints. The question I have is will this front diff Bolt on to an XJ? Has it been Done? and if someone has can they share info. The mounts seemed to measure up, the only thing I saw different was Knuckle on right side had 2 rod connections. Also the 5x5 bolt pattern was different. But if I want to upgrade rear diff this is not an issue.

Any Thoughts???

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Unread 09-10-2012, 10:01 PM   #2
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Look up the wj knuckle swap i believe thats what you are looking at. the axle is wider and the cv shafts are weeker
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Unread 09-11-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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thought cv shafts were stronger than u-joints
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Unread 09-11-2012, 07:14 PM   #4
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The Grand D30 will have the wrong gears, the wrong bolt pattern for your wheels, and will be low pinion. D30 CV joints are nothing special and certainly are not an upgrade.

XJ D30 are common as dirt, find a nice HP with the correct gears. If you want WJ steering, modify an XJ D30 to accept it.

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thought cv shafts were stronger than u-joints
Not on a D30.
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Not on a D30.
Unless you have RCV's
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Unread 09-12-2012, 10:06 PM   #6
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Unless you have RCV's in an XJ D30
Fixed it for you.
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The reason I asked is that they seemed In appearance very similar. And that it would be easier to swap entire diff than just knuckles. After original post I had learned the differences were more noticeable. .... Thanks Tim
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Unread 09-12-2012, 11:57 PM   #8
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I put the WJ knuckles on. Get to ditch the retarded inverted Y for a true crossover, plus get twin piston caliper upgrade. I also opted for the over the knuckle steering and the over the axle trackbar. All 1.5" DOM or 1.25" chromoly and tig welded.


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Unread 09-13-2012, 09:05 PM   #9
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Getlifted, were you able to stay with 15" wheels, or did you have to go to 16"?
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Unread 09-14-2012, 06:32 PM   #10
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Getlifted, were you able to stay with 15" wheels, or did you have to go to 16"?
His profile says he has 17" moabs... not sure if thats what he's actually running or not, but based on the clearance to the inside of the rim around that offset TRE, I'd guess he's running at least 16s (I run 16s on mine and that clearance looks similar). I think most people who get away with 15s are running Teves calipers, or very little backspacing.
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Unread 09-15-2012, 07:39 PM   #11
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Getlifted, were you able to stay with 15" wheels, or did you have to go to 16"?
I went with 17" moabs off an 08 rubicon. But 16" steelies fit with some ingenuity. I used the JKS over axle bracket so i needed offset TREs to clear the bracket. These offset TREs needed more clearance off the knuckle then 16" aluminum would allow. Plus i had 17" moabs before i even had the WJ swap in swirling around in ma noggin.

But seriously, it is the best suspension and braking upgrade for a lifted XJ. It far exceeded my expectations.

**and please burn AKEBONO into your head. Teves are completely useless.



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Unread 09-15-2012, 08:11 PM   #12
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But seriously, it is the best suspension and braking upgrade for a lifted XJ. It far exceeded my expectations.

**and please burn AKEBONO into your head. Teves are completely useless.
X2 it is a great upgrade!
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