TX-WJ's build thread. - Page 4 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > Grand Cherokee General Discussion > TX-WJ's build thread.

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineOld Man Emu WK Lift - Black Friday Special!!The Original 3/8" Ruffstuff Diff Cover!

Reply
Unread 06-15-2009, 02:14 AM   #46
TX-WJ
Senior Member
 
TX-WJ's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 931
Got a chance to work on the Jeep this weekend, and decided to take care of the washer bottle issue as I get ready to move bigger; went ahead and "downgraded" to a ZJ bottle, found one off a '98 for like $18 on flebay, came with level sensor and pumps; opted to use the WJ's sensor and pumps so I did not have to mess with the connectors, just plug and play; I made room behind the stock airbox next to the master cylinder, minimal trimming was needed to the ZJ bottle's mounting tabs to clear the hood strut and that vacuum solenoid looking thing (whatever that is ) which was relocated forward (see pics). Overall, things went pretty well, happy with the result, almost OEM'ish; just took some time to fit things in there so the hood would clear.

Out with the Old: (Ye ole swan).



In with the "older"











__________________
David.

2004 WJ Ltd. (steel blue pearlcoat)
4.7, 242 HD swap, 6" Clayton's, 35" BFG KM2s, F/R chromo'd JK Rubi D44s
TX-WJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-15-2009, 02:35 AM   #47
Jones
Consider the following...
 
Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 10,779
"Older" = better.


When are the axles going in?
__________________
Put your bacon where your mouth is!
Jones is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-15-2009, 07:29 PM   #48
TX-WJ
Senior Member
 
TX-WJ's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 931
Quote:
Originally Posted by -ZJones- View Post
"Older" = better.


When are the axles going in?
Dunno, but the parts continue to pile up, waited quite a while for the rear JK swap bracket kit from clayton's, but I'm glad I waited, just got them last week, they look very well designed and pure beef as anticipated, plus I got a pretty good $ deal on them as first costumer for the kit, so can't complain . Got the steering for the front almost figured out now, still need to source new pinion yokes........ so hopefully I'll make it to GSW next year .

TX-WJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-15-2009, 07:55 PM   #49
gatorayde
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Posts: 3,334
You should tune the audi and give the lift/axles to me
gatorayde is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-15-2009, 08:07 PM   #50
TX-WJ
Senior Member
 
TX-WJ's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 931
Quote:
Originally Posted by gatorayde View Post
You should tune the audi and give the lift/axles to me
Already did, APR Stage II, upgraded piston DV and custom PCV fix + catch can, "got boost"?

Sorry, you can't have the axles, well, at least not until I'm done playing with them .
TX-WJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-15-2009, 09:15 PM   #51
CaribouLouWJ
Registered User
2007 WK 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Yermoms house
Posts: 2,282
Quote:
Originally Posted by TX-WJ View Post
OK, so then started thinking on going bigger (it's like a disease ), and considered getting 4" teraflex coils to run 33 MTs, but then the axles became the weak link as I knew eventually I would want 35s, so the next phase started, and the brown truck paid me a few vitis.

Hobart handler 210 (disregard the niteshades can LOL, that's for a different project).




Need I say anything?




JK Rubi 44s FTMFW!


Rubi 44's, and a english bull terrier....we got alot in common dude
__________________
2007 WK Overland
5.7 Hemi, 18% tint, baby seats
2000 F350 PSD CC LB
2001.5 B5S4 500awhp gutted track car
2002 WJ Limited
4.7 HO, 6.5" LA, 37's, JK 44's SOLD
CaribouLouWJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-11-2009, 09:21 PM   #52
TX-WJ
Senior Member
 
TX-WJ's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 931
Started to work on the front axle today; drained diff, pulled brakes, shafts and knuckles; now to get it cleaned up in preparation for:

- Inner sleeves (Off Road Evolution)
- Weld axle tubes to diff housing
- Tack weld u-joint caps on axle shafts (till I can ponny up for chromollys )
- RockKrawler truss for long axle tube
- Gusset axle C's (ORE's)
- HD relocating track bar bracket (Polyperformance) to match plans for high steer drag link
- Drill out / add insert to pass. knuckle in preparation for high steer
- Upgrade to stronger BJ's (having a hard time finding aftermarket ones)
- HD diff cover
- Swap JK style pinion flange to a U-joint style yoke
- Weld on LCA bracket skids (OREs) and strenghtening inserts (Clayton's)
- Coat knuckles, color TBD.....Red maybe

Most of the parts for the front axle build already piled up somewhere in the garage .




Last edited by TX-WJ; 09-22-2009 at 01:46 AM..
TX-WJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-11-2009, 09:23 PM   #53
-Shoey-
Registered User
2003 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Harrisville, West Virginia
Posts: 1,675
Well damn it, you need to hurry up. I can't wait to see it with some 35's!
__________________
2003 KJ Limited
USN Jeep Club #115
-Shoey- is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-11-2009, 09:28 PM   #54
TX-WJ
Senior Member
 
TX-WJ's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 931
Quote:
Originally Posted by -Shoey- View Post
Well damn it, you need to hurry up. I can't wait to see it with some 35's!
Yah, me too, I feel bad enough just firing up the WJ in the driveway once a week, I really need to speed up the build and swap these puppies so I can take it out again; it's just been hard the past few months with work, wife expecting our third child, and life in general; at least I got off my butt today and gave things a little boost .
TX-WJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-17-2009, 10:17 PM   #55
TX-WJ
Senior Member
 
TX-WJ's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 931
Spent some time working on the front axle this afternoon; cutting and grinding the RK truss and drilling, cleaning the axle tubes to plug weld the ORE sleeves.

Sharp cobalt and cutting oil FTW!



TX-WJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-17-2009, 10:42 PM   #56
GraKee99
Rapist Wit
 
GraKee99's Avatar
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Basalt, Colorado
Posts: 9,445
Nice, some progress. You should do the rear axle first so you can ship me your aussie sooner.
__________________
Brian

WJ, WK, CJ5


Colorado Jeep Club Member #188
GraKee99 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-17-2009, 10:49 PM   #57
TX-WJ
Senior Member
 
TX-WJ's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 931
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraKee99 View Post
Nice, some progress. You should do the rear axle first so you can ship me your aussie sooner.
The rear will be a lotta work since all brackets have to be cut and new ones welded, so I decided to start with the front first; plus the rear is under a mountain of heavy boxes with parts .
TX-WJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-19-2009, 09:58 PM   #58
TX-WJ
Senior Member
 
TX-WJ's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 931
OK, so my JK rubi axles have an '08 build date, and AFAIK, the failures noted where the pass. tube fractured was reported on the '07s; but I sure did not want to take any chances, so I got some sleeves for the axle tubes and the RK truss; I went with the OR-Evo's sleeves as they have an outer seal with built in grease zerks.

It was quite tedious drilling all those holes (like 15 total), but otherwise, pretty straightforward job; talk about beef









TX-WJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2009, 12:39 AM   #59
Bama_WJ
Web Wheeler
 
Bama_WJ's Avatar
2001 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Owens Cross Roads, AL
Posts: 3,770
This is looking awesome. Can't wait to see some more updates on this build.
__________________
Daniel
1 Ton WJ Build In Progress

The Daily: 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco - Trifecta tuned and 37+ MPG

Wife's Jeep: 2006 WK Overland - OME HD Lift, 265/70/17 BFG AT's, 1.25" SpiderTrax wheel spacers, 3" Gibson Cat-Back

North Alabama Jeep
42RE Vent Mod - Seal your transmission!
YouTube. - My Video Channel
Facebook - Wheeling Pictures/Videos
The Jeep Wave. Bringing it back.
Bama_WJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-20-2009, 04:40 PM   #60
cloiselle
Registered User
2001 WJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kankakee, IL
Posts: 717
hey whats the metric size of you tires ?
cloiselle is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.