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Rebuild offroad xj project questions and help pls

Old 04-13-2013, 02:09 PM
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I am rebuilding my 94xj with 4.0 inline 6 with 3.5 lift i was wondering if i can use other parts or axles or any parts off of other jeeps besides just cherokee? I have a junk yard pick list of other interchangeable parts from other truck and make and models but not a whole lot of knowledge if i can use other parts from other jeep models if someone could help me out i would appreciate it .
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:50 PM
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Is there anything in piticular you were thinking because there are many different things you can use off jeeps and for instance the Durango steering box! Or making a "bastard pack" with the leafs from the xj and Chevy s10.

What are you thinking about doing specifically?
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:55 PM
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This should help I just copy n' pasted from another forum, many of these I've done on my own cherokee :)


Suspension & Lift:
1. ZJ V8 Upcountry Coils = 1-1.5" lift
2. F-150/Bronco Coils ('79-ish) = 4-4.5" lift
3. S10 leaf packs (cut eyes off S10 main and bolt pack under XJ main) = 3-4" lift
4. JK shocks = slight mod to fit 2-4" lift
5. MJ Shackles = 1/2" lift
6. Camaro Spring Isolators = 1.5" lift

Brakes:
1. WJ brake booster
2. WJ Master Cylinder
3. YJ Brake Lines = 3-4" longer
4. Dodge Ram Van Brake Lines = 10-12" longer (for big lifts)
5. WJ Rotors/Calipers = bigger brakes and more stopping power (will fit 15" rims)

Axles:
1. Ford 8.8 inch ('97+) = need spring & shock mounts (4.10, LSD, Disc Brakes)
2. XJ I-4 & V6 = 4.10 gears (some have 4.56) may have vacuum discos

Front End & Steering:
1. ZJ V8 Tierods = beefier & bolt in
2. WJ Knuckles/Tierods/Draglinks = beefier and crossover steering
3. Durango Steering Box = beefier
4. 350 or 351 Power Steering Pump = helps with oversize tires (requires welding)
5. WJ LCA's = more tire clearance (some grinding required)
6. ZJ pitman arm = 1 inch drop over stock

Engine Performance:
1. Newer XJ intakes (may require some modification)
2. Mustang 5.0 Injectors = bolt in (have 4 holes instead of 1, more fuel, better spray)
3. ZJ V8 alternator = more power to run accessories (some grinding required)
4. Taurus Dual Electric Fans ('96-98) = replaces mechanical fan, better cooling

Other:
1. '94+ V6 Dakota AX-15 = bolt in (but must use XJ bellhousing)
2. Lebaron or laser hood vents = help keep ur 4.0 cool
3. 97+ mirrors are direct bolt in to older XJ's and allow you to fold them in on tight trails.
4. MJ Bucket seats = tilt forward, bolt in to at least older XJ's
5. ZJ gas tank skid = can be modified to fit 97+
6. ZJ and WJ stock tranny coolers with stacked plates (even an upgrade for us with the stock fin style)
7. GM power antennas replace your broken XJ's with little modification
8. 5spd crossmembers give 3/4 inch tcase drop on autos with no loss in ground clearance
9. You can convert the closed system to open without replacing your radiator by using the fill cap from a 4.7 durango or dakota, cutting it into your upper hose, and replace your bottle with an Mj overflow tank or any that fit. Then cap off or eliminate the T'ed lines in the heater core.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:32 AM
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cherokeechick has most of it for ya but just incase she missed anything you may want to check out this link, lots of good info (Budget Builds: What junkyard parts will fit an XJ? - JeepForum.com).

and incase you dont find what your looking for there and since I'm such a nice guy Let me google that for you.
(Lol I just think that is awesome and had to add it for yall to see)
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Interesting list but I have to make a comment.
Some of the zj's and wj's have a different wheel bolt pattern, don't know what it is but it's not 5 on 4.5.
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WJ and JK are 5 on 5". YJ, MJ, XJ, TJ, KJ, and ZJ are all 5 on 4.5", as well as Ford Ranger, Exploder, Mazda B6000s

Surprised the other fuel injectors aren't on that list you copied, CherokeeChick. Bosch "Neon" 703s are decent units.
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