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post #1 of 2 Old 10-23-2008, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Junkyard scores / part compatibility

I've been trying to search but not having much luck finding what I'm looking for.

Does anyone know of (or wish to help start) a list of compatible parts that we can score off of the ZJ's or other cars sitting in the local junkyard? There are a handful of yards here locally and I'm wondering what can be 'upgraded' by swapping to stock parts from other vehicles.

If we can stick to the below format, I'll do my best to compile it all into one list here at the top. So for starters (any errors or addtl. info, let me know!):

Part: Front Coil Springs
Source: ZJ
years: unknown
Part #: unknown
Reason to use: Cheap 1"(?) lift in front

Part: Seats
Source: ZJ
years: unknown
Part #: unknown
Reason to use: more comfortable
Notes: little bit bigger back seat, some trimming required(?)

Part: Rear disc brakes
Source: ZJ
years: unknown
Part #: unknown
Reason to use: Discs outperform drums

Part: Tie rod & ends
Source: ZJ v8
years: unknown
Part #: unknown
Reason to use: a lot stronger


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post #2 of 2 Old 10-23-2008, 02:14 PM
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Tie rod from a V-8 ZJ works great. A lot stronger and a direct fit(just need to replace the XJ tie rod end with a ZJ tie rod end)

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