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post #1 of 4 Old 03-12-2012, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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WJ passenger side knuckle on ZJ?

Can a WJ steering knuckle be used on a ZJ? I was looking at the wifes the other day and it looks like a better setup than my ZJ steering. heres a pic of what im talking about.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-12-2012, 02:15 PM
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no. search "WJ knuckle swap"
you need to use WJ brakes, weld on a spacer, etc

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-12-2012, 11:59 PM
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WJ steering knuckles can be used on a ZJ. but it is not as simple as just using the knuckle itself. you must use WJ brake calipers/pads/rotors as well as ball joints, a spacer, bearing hubs i believe and possibly a few odds and ends. it is a good upgrade that a lot of ZJ owners with lifts or bigger tires run to improve stopping performance; take a look at the brake calipers side by side and you'll see how much bigger the WJ set up is than the ZJ.

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you will need to upgrade to the WJ brake booster as well, otherwise those bigger brakes won't do any difference.

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