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Unread 06-09-2012, 04:23 PM   #916
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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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Unread 06-09-2012, 07:39 PM   #917
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Any idea on total cost?
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Unread 06-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #918
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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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Unread 06-09-2012, 10:31 PM   #919
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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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Unread 06-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #920
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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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Unread 06-09-2012, 10:40 PM   #922
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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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Unread 06-10-2012, 01:28 PM   #923
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Pulled the front DS out today, it sounds like an angry sparrow.
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Unread 06-10-2012, 01:39 PM   #924
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Would I clear my 15x8, 3.75" BS Dwindows?
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Unread 06-10-2012, 01:42 PM   #925
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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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Unread 06-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #928
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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
WJ rotors and Calipers
Ceramic brake pads
WJ balljoints
JKS hub spacers
WJ knuckles
Moog WJ tie rod ends
JKS jam nuts for the steering links
JKS steering links
ZJ pitman arm
5/8" drill bit to drill the WJ rotors to 5x4.5 bolt pattern



I did not have to use any spacers for the caliper with the WJ rotors.
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Unread 06-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #929
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Do you think you could help me this weekend with relocating my track bar?
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