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post #1 of 10 Old 01-06-2014, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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new cherokee converion ?

Ive seen several thread on conversions to cherokees. My question as to what year models will convert my 88 MJ and what all can be used or converted: total front end, seats, dash, center console?...

I also have stock parts to a TJ that I own and would like to know what suspension parts on the front I could use.

Does anyone know the height of the stock MJ coils for a 2wd SB?

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-07-2014, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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can you use the newer97+ dash with the stock 88 MJ motor? or will the motor have to be transferred over as well to make the switch?
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-07-2014, 08:33 PM
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Let me get my head on straight, you have an mj and want it to be an xj?
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-07-2014, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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negative. I want to update the bent hood and rusty fenders. the 97+ is a straight swap and the interior of the 97+ is way nicer so why not update while i have it all broke apart and my dash is messed up. the conversion is very common just want some detailed info on it...
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-07-2014, 09:11 PM
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ok that makes much more sense... dunno what to tell ya, im fighting air cleaners on mine.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-08-2014, 11:35 AM
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The 97+ dash probley wont work with 88 as the 88 is most likely a renix system .so best bet is swap everything over . If you switch over the front seats to the mj you will need to keep the brackets from the mj as the XJ brackets will not work unless you mod them. Everything else will fit easily in the cab except the emergency brake cable ( if you use XJ console brake) and some other issues regarding the firewall which can be fixed by just making a template of the firewall with the engine out of the 97+(if that's what your choosing) and just transfer it to the mj.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-08-2014, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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okay thanks. I found some good information on comanche club. I plan to convert the front clip and seat and console for now and maybe an engine and dash swap when the renix is on its last leg
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-08-2014, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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anyone know if any of stock TJ suspension will work for front axle on the comanche. coils, track bar, or control arms?
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also will 265/75R15 tires work on the stock suspension without any problems?
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-14-2014, 03:03 PM
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The tj front axle is a bolt in for mj xj and zj. The 265's may require some fender trim or a little lift.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/92-xj-sadness-2075657/index2.html
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-17-2014, 03:28 AM Thread Starter
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sold the 265s and Im curious of the control arms, springs and steering from a 05 4x4 TJ to my 88 2WD MJ? got the seat and carpet out....minimal rust

Might hold off until I got and 97+ XJ donor to do the suspension stuff i was just curious. I will be fabbing up a roll cage similar to stock and adding light mounts on top. I need to figure out my dash situation the most.....the steering column is broke and so is the ignition...I either need to replace with one just like it or swap the XJ stuff over if I can find one soon...
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