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Started on the WJ swap today.

Look at all those parts!



This is how a drilled the 5x4.5 bolt pattern on to the WJ rotors. I use a 5/8" drill bit and that worked perfectly.







Finished product





Then took the old knuckles off and changed out the XJ ball joints with the WJ balljoints











Right now I am running the XJ steering and it works just fine. I didn't need to remove the sway bar link because the steering stop prevents it from hitting.







Stock Linkage being used, until tomorrow.




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Any idea on total cost?
A lot With all new parts you can do just the brake upgrade for around $500 but that is if you use XJ steering linkage. The upgraded steering linkage and TREs are a few hundred more.

I had to buy new wheel hubs, the WJ knuckles, hub spacers, new calipers, new rotors, WJ ball joints and ceramic brake pads.

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How much better does it stop with the 2 piston calipers? I would love to do that as well.

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How much better does it stop with the 2 piston calipers? I would love to do that as well.
Put it this way, if I get the pads warmed up it feels like the back axle comes off the ground when I stand on it. It is almost too much brake power for the xj, almost.

If I push the brake pedal more than 1/2 way the tires will lock up, Vs the factory brakes having to be pressed all the way down and not locking up the tires.

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Haha wow, that actually sounds pretty good to me. I have to stand on the brakes constantly to slow down for normal driving. Thermoquiet pads officially suck.

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Haha wow, that actually sounds pretty good to me. I have to stand on the brakes constantly to slow down for normal driving. Thermoquiet pads officially suck.
Oh I used to worry if I would be able to stop at a light when it turned red, that is not an issue now. I feel like I am driving a modern vehicle now, I just have to figure out why it pulls to the driver side when I stand on the brakes. Normal stops it stops in a straight line.

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Pulled the front DS out today, it sounds like an angry sparrow.

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Would I clear my 15x8, 3.75" BS Dwindows?
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Would I clear my 15x8, 3.75" BS Dwindows?
That is a good question, I do not know. I am running a 16" rim with I believe 5" BS and they fit. I have heard you can run the early style WJ calipers and they clear 15" rims.

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Installed links today, need to relocate track bar still. Also I am using a ZJ pitman arm.


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Looking good! What tie rod upgrade did you run? Do you have a complete parts list? Why did you need new unit bearings, were yours bad? I thought the 00-01 XJ's used the newer unit bearings.
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Looking good! What tie rod upgrade did you run? Do you have a complete parts list? Why did you need new unit bearings, were yours bad? I thought the 00-01 XJ's used the newer unit bearings.
Thanks!

I used the JKS rods for the drag link and tie rod. I had to get new hub bearings because I swapped the old style hubs over from my totaled xj since they were brand new at the time.

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'01 wheel hubs
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I did not have to use any spacers for the caliper with the WJ rotors.

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Do you think you could help me this weekend with relocating my track bar?

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