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post #1 of 23 Old 05-19-2011, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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PICS: WJ knuckle swap first full PARTS LIST

I just finished this swap using all new custom parts. I had to do this more-or-less alone as there is no true parts sheet for a build. I went the most expensive and all new route but keep in mind that it can be done much much cheaper. Why? Well in short: I love it. I can lock up my 33s with WJ twin piston calipers and finally go over rough roads without toe change from a horrible designed inverted-Y. I CAN TOW MY BOAT AGAIN!
IMO it is the best mod i have done after my lift to recreate proper steering geometry and eliminate bumpsteer, brake steer, and death wobble. Relocating the trackbar to overtheaxle is the only way to get your steering angles back to stock after a lift. So, for some, this mod might require too much cutting, grinding, welding, down time, $$$, etc etc etc...

The whole steering system is tunable, and adjustable. It drives like a 1-ton truck.

Feel free to ask me questions by PM or email.


Here is the list:

2- WJ knuckles-150$ (dismanteler, 2004 WJs arent in Pick a parts YET)
2- Caliper mount brackets for AKEBONO style caliper - 70$
2- JKS hub spacers - 40$
3-Go-fer-it inserts- 49$
3-Teraflex offset TREs - 160$
1-Teraflex non offset for Pitman to DL- 60$
JKS swaybar 2" lift brackets- 40$
JKS trackbar overaxle bracket - 50$
2 Calipers akebono - 90$ (autozone)
2 2001 XJ Timkin Unit Hubs - 220$ (Autozone)
2 WJ lower balljoints - FREE at autozone with REWARDS hahaaa
2 Rotors Slotted/Drilled on 5x4.5; Brembo - 134$ (R1 concepts)
4 Pads Posi Quiet Ceramics- 35$ (R1)
Draglink 26.5" + two 1" long weld in bungs - 58$ (parts from WFO concepts)
TieRod 45"+ two 1" long weld in bungs threaded - 70$ (WFO concepts)
NEW Trackbar 1.25OD /cut/tapped/threaded with high misalign heim at frame side and adjustable at frame and axle side - 80$ (custom)
Swaybar reloation atop - "over axle bracket" and shorten swaybar quickdisco - 20$
Weld on JKS OAB - 40$
Paint - 31$


Here is a "rough" thread with some pics... a DIY will be up on the original build site soon also.
http://www.xjsocal.com/showthread.ph...ng-on-a-D30-XJ



If your reading this from a google search trying to figure out if you want this....do it!



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post #2 of 23 Old 05-19-2011, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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oh, and some of my prices are "different"

if u find my prices much cheaper contact me and ill see about a hookup if i got one. Most totals do not include shipping if it was needed.
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post #5 of 23 Old 05-20-2011, 09:05 AM
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Looks great

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post #6 of 23 Old 05-20-2011, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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thanks a lot. it drives like a tank now. stops on a dime.

a lot of Blood and sweat went into it. And skin. Hot welded metal eats skin for breakfast lol


again i couldnt be happier
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post #7 of 23 Old 05-20-2011, 10:55 AM
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I am letting the funds accumulate but this is seriously my next project. I can't wait

'99 XJ Sport MY BUILD

Thank You Hooligan!!!

[SIZE="4"]XJ Dana 44, Yukon 4.56 D44 Gears, LeBaron hood vents for sale
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post #8 of 23 Old 05-21-2011, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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been doing some hard testing, got 2-3 foot 4wheel air jumping yesterday, also got impatient at a light and i was boxed in so i WOT jumped a huge curb lol...damn this thing is solid.

this is the single best modification i have done to my jeep. period. This fixed every issue that lifting caused.

it drives like a car, point it and it goes there. zero brake steer, zero bumpsteer, zero deathwobble, zero toe change as the suspension cycles.

This mod deos not just give u new steering and bigger brakes, it gives the jeep a feel from the steering wheel like you are once again 100% connected to the road.

I dont want to start claiming that this mod is the be all end all to every mod, but for how smooth it rides on the freeway, it just feels all around smoother, rides quieter, makes absolutely no noise, no toe change means less friction on tires equates to longer front tire life, better traction, even a gas mileage improvement on freeway use.


i am starting to sound redundant, but i just need to say that before the swap, i drove my escort because long trips in the XJ were not comfortable, and the wife couldnt handle the jeep with crap steering on the highway, NOW i WANT to drive the jeep and the wife is in awe of how easy it is to handle...!

Im still truly amazed that this is not a more well known mod that should be talked about as "required" after more then 6 inches of lift!

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Well its 3 months later and I still could not be happier with the results.

I daily drive this jeep and just today was my first "service interval" that i have deemed. I had no loose steering linkage, no lift bolts were loose or sheared. Nothing needed tightening. I added grease to all 12 of my Zerks and that was it.

Report back in 6 months or so maybe.
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Thanks for the update. Great work and write up.

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i love this!!! ive been looking for this !! about final cost would you say all in all?

we do it on all 4's!!
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just over a grand


and i did need spacers for the hubs (shown in pics above) but not listed in the parts.
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post #13 of 23 Old 10-18-2012, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE
Year and a half later. All the same parts, just grease. No wobbles, all tig welds still intact and rustfree, no issues whatsoever.

Definitely some scratches and trail wear, but the steering is dentless and still in proper alignment, sway bar endlink mounts on the axle are still in position, the TREs are solid and tight, the tierod doesnt flop around like some heim setups i have come across, the only change i have made is welding in some johnny joints on the UCA axleside.
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ruffstuff has the steering and offset TRE's for cheaper. just an FYI.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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Didnt want a bolt on but thanks for the heads up!
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