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post #1 of 7 Old 05-01-2010, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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JK Axles into WJ FAQ/Writeup?

I've heard a fair bit about what's going to be required to get the JK axles into the WJ, but i still have a few questions... i know this has already been done by lots of people but has anyone put together a good FAQ or writeup on the full swap details? (no use re-inventing the wheel)

some specific questions i haven't seen addressed yet (i'm running the clayton 6" lift)...

- front shock mounts, control arm mounts, and coil buckets are all re-usable as-is i think?
- brake lines?
- e-brakes?
- tone ring pickups (use jk ones and splice into wj wires or put in the wj ones on the jk knuckles somehow)?
- superchips programmer or truespeed or what to get the speedo back inline with the different tone ring tooth count?
- rear i just get the clayton axle bracket kit for all new buckets, arm and shock mounts, and get the truss with the upper arm mounts?
- front bump-stops still work?
- swaybar disconnects still work?
- any other specific gotchas?

thanks in advance

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-01-2010, 09:21 AM
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Rumor has it that the coil buckets "need" to be moved in an inch or so on each side...Ken?

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I thought you could get away with leaving the front the same but the springs will bow, the rear has to be all redone.

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post #4 of 7 Old 05-01-2010, 10:28 AM
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I thought you could get away with leaving the front the same but the springs will bow, the rear has to be all redone.
I believe you are right. I discussed this with TXWJ...he felt the front would be essentially a bolt in if you could live with the bowed springs.

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- tone ring pickups (use jk ones and splice into wj wires or put in the wj ones on the jk knuckles somehow)?
- superchips programmer or truespeed or what to get the speedo back inline with the different tone ring tooth count?
Somewhere I read about having the WJ's rings fitted onto the JK axles.

And then a truspeed would be nice because you'll obviously have bigger tires.

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-01-2010, 08:23 PM
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i believe IRO does all that good stuff for you?

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