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Unread 02-11-2008, 08:49 AM   #1
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Budget Junkyard Upgrades

Well, after reading a few other threads I have become more interested in budget junkyard upgrades. What I mean when I say "budget junkyard upgrades" are upgrades like installing a ZJ tie rod into a TJ or using ZJ coils in the front of a TJ. Just wondering some of the things others have come up with to upgrade their TJ's who are trying to save some dough.

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Unread 02-11-2008, 08:49 AM   #2
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The durango Steering Gearbox swap
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Unread 02-11-2008, 09:03 AM   #3
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I heard that ford crown vic springs in the rear lift it? not positive though.
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Unread 02-11-2008, 10:03 AM   #4
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Yes, crown vic springs will lift the back about 3 inches.
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Everything I need to fix on the heep: ABS indicator, speed 4 on the blower fan, torn softop over driver's head, both seat release/tilt cables, missing center cap on spare, broken under hood light, wire up the CB, wiring problem with the reverse lights, broken bottle jack, leaky front and rear pinion seals, loose trackbar relocation bracket, torn drivers seat on the side, broken center console lock, lost nuts for door hinges, squeaking centering ball, loose parking brake cable, oil change and rotate the tires.
My build threadhttp://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/free-wife-good-home-pics-included-528892/

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Unread 02-11-2008, 10:28 AM   #5
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yup, been running crown vic rear coils on my tj since last march.
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Unread 02-11-2008, 10:33 AM   #6
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yup, been running crown vic rear coils on my tj since last march.
What do you have on the front?
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Everything I need to fix on the heep: ABS indicator, speed 4 on the blower fan, torn softop over driver's head, both seat release/tilt cables, missing center cap on spare, broken under hood light, wire up the CB, wiring problem with the reverse lights, broken bottle jack, leaky front and rear pinion seals, loose trackbar relocation bracket, torn drivers seat on the side, broken center console lock, lost nuts for door hinges, squeaking centering ball, loose parking brake cable, oil change and rotate the tires.
My build threadhttp://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=528892
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Unread 02-11-2008, 10:44 AM   #7
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have those CV springs sagged at all? still at about 3"?
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Unread 02-11-2008, 12:16 PM   #8
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Nope, springs haven't sagged. I'm running 32 tsl now, have plenty of room. Hopefully I can get some 35s with tax return, should fit nicely. I bought the springs new for 70ish bucks at advanced auto parts. I think its actually a little more than 3 inches of lift, especially now with the 8.8.

I used to run xj up country springs with a 2 inch spacer, then I bought some RE XJ 3.5 springs from my friend.
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Unread 02-11-2008, 12:20 PM   #9
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Any pictures?
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Unread 02-11-2008, 01:26 PM   #10
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would that work on all four or just the rear?
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Unread 02-11-2008, 01:29 PM   #11
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Here's some info on the spring swaps.

Grand Cherokee V8 front springs and isolaters - ZJ springs are Moog CC-782 and list for $56.69/pair
Crown Victoria rear springs - CV springs are Moog CC-817 and list for $52.39/pair

I think this set up gives you 3.5" in back and about 2.5" in front for the 4.0L engine....a little lift more in the front for the 2.5L.
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My build threadhttp://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=528892
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Unread 02-11-2008, 02:04 PM   #12
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Made my own hummer intake/snorkel from the airbox of a 92 buick century. My write-up: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj-hummer-intake-write-up-buick-airbox-473981/

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Unread 02-11-2008, 02:35 PM   #13
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ZJ front springs installed on front TJ provide 3" lift. TJ front springs moved to TJ rear will lift rear to level out the Jeep.

What's the advantages of the Durango stearing box swap?
Also: What years Durango are compatible with what years TJ?
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Unread 02-11-2008, 03:11 PM   #15
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I pulled a CV shaft out of a ford explorer and had it shortend to the correct length. Total cost $130 after replacing the u-joints.

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