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post #91576 of 91652 Old 08-21-2019, 09:46 AM
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Lots of info out there about that. I was considering doing it too when I replaced my water pump but did not.
Just a pipe thread fitting so....
Something like this in the appropriate size.

https://www.zoro.com/zoro-select-hos...iABEgLWhfD_BwE

When researching it I did come across something where somebody said not to use a barbed fitting and instead use something like this:

https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/it...5275&catid=999

But I can't remember why though.
Thanks, That will be the first thing I've done to my XJ within my budget. Not sure why my TJs never had all of these problems. Maybe better owner maintenance because their value is so much higher.


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Completely different engine bay design. The XJ was originally designed to have an I4 and a V6 not a long I6. They had to modify the firewall from it's original design to shoehorn the I6 in there, this also put constraints on things like radiator sizing. The TJ and YJ were both designed from the getgo with the I6 in mind. I believe this is what has caused many of the XJ issues that the other 4.0L equipped Jeeps do not have issues with.
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Completely different engine bay design. The XJ was originally designed to have an I4 and a V6 not a long I6. They had to modify the firewall from it's original design to shoehorn the I6 in there, this also put constraints on things like radiator sizing. The TJ and YJ were both designed from the getgo with the I6 in mind. I believe this is what has caused many of the XJ issues that the other 4.0L equipped Jeeps do not have issues with.

It was originally designed for the 2.8L version of the GM 60* V6 which is notably shorter and lighter than the 4.0.

Same idea, swap due to underpowering and problem with heat, though.
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Went thrift store shopping and picked up two Firestik kw4 antennas for $4. Never been tuned!! PO probably thought they just got a no-fix crap reception. Gonna use them as corner markers for my short trailer so I can see the damn thing.
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What did you do to your XJ/MJ today?

Moved mine in the driveway so I could work on it. Some friends stopped by and I had to put all my tools away. It's still sitting in the middle of the driveway. I believe it's a bad ground issue. Hopefully I can find it today.

I also replaced the heims on my track bar. They were starting to get lose and noisy. At some point Iíd like to redo that whole track bar setup and make it longer. For now itís quiet again.

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I finally had the front manual hubs installed last week from Yukon gear. It does a drive a bit smoother. I tackled the install of a new rugged ridge drivers seat and a corbeau seat base. They are not made to work with each other but using some 1/4 inch flat bar 4 inches wide I finally got it all mounted in with a added 3 inches of leg room but found I lost head room. I have a longer than average back and the new seat put my head right on the headliner. Back to the stock seat again. It would have been a great setup for anyone under 6 foot.
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Got some old advice from mrblaine (Black Magic brakes) about the advantages of switching to rear disc brakes. "Don't expect any better braking, the main benefit to going with disc brakes in the rear is easier maintenance. They work no better than properly adjusted drum brakes". I guess it's time to upgrade the front of the XJ to Black Magic brakes too. They work great on the Rubi for stopping 35s.

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Got some old advice from mrblaine (Black Magic brakes) about the advantages of switching to rear disc brakes. "Don't expect any better braking, the main benefit to going with disc brakes in the rear is easier maintenance. They work no better than properly adjusted drum brakes". I guess it's time to upgrade the front of the XJ to Black Magic brakes too. They work great on the Rubi for stopping 35s.
I am doing the swap to keep the parking brake separate. With drums I always have to adjust the whole drum system to make the parking brake hold my 5 speed on a hill.
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Got some old advice from mrblaine (Black Magic brakes) about the advantages of switching to rear disc brakes. "Don't expect any better braking, the main benefit to going with disc brakes in the rear is easier maintenance. They work no better than properly adjusted drum brakes". I guess it's time to upgrade the front of the XJ to Black Magic brakes too. They work great on the Rubi for stopping 35s.


Thereís definitely a big benefit to not having to continually adjust the rear brakes. The rear self adjusters on these axles never seemed to work as well as they should have. I manually adjust my fiancťís rear brakes a couple times a year. Even with new hardware. All Iíve ever done to my rear disks is throw on new pads when they wear out.


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There’s definitely a big benefit to not having to continually adjust the rear brakes. The rear self adjusters on these axles never seemed to work as well as they should have. I manually adjust my fiancť’s rear brakes a couple times a year. Even with new hardware. All I’ve ever done to my rear disks is throw on new pads when they wear out.


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I love the rear disc brakes on my Rubi. Just easier. I think it's funny that people claim rear disc brakes stop ANY vehicle better. A quick look at the front and rear pads explains everything. It takes Mrblaine (Blaine Johnson) AKA Black Magic brakes to say it isn't true with Jeeps for every/some people to believe it. Common sense isn't so common.

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Sooner or later our XJ will get rear disc, almost everything else is rear disc, and it’s just simpler.

Yesterday/today it got new MOOG variable rate front coils, crown upcountry leafs, and bilsteins all around. It’s a start for handling.


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Sooner or later our XJ will get rear disc, almost everything else is rear disc, and itís just simpler.

Yesterday/today it got new MOOG variable rate front coils, crown upcountry leafs, and bilsteins all around. Itís a start for handling.
I ran that suspension setup for about 2 years and loved it. My XJ was a daily then. 1.5" was low enough that I was able to keep everything else stock, but also high enough that I ran 33" Goodyear Duratrac's under it and had a lot of fun with it. In my opinion that's the height they all should have come at from the factory. My fiance's Jeep actually had the same setup as well and she ran that one for 3-4 years like that.

88 YJ with a 4.6l stroker, AX-15, NP231, 2.5" lift, 4.10's and 33's
2000 Silver XJ, 4.0, AW4 with 350k+, Locked C8.25 w/ Chromos, Trussed hp30, 4.56's, Stiffened, IRO leafs, RE coils, custom 3 link, WJ knuckles, 35's
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Did a zj tie rod, extended brake lines and re bled the brakes on a buddies rig, started pulling my ax15 out of the stripper jeep, then popped the rear cover on my xj and painted the front.

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