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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Amber's spare parts XJ.

Bought this XJ for amber last year from a customer after his son got into and accident with it.

The front sheet metal had some damage, slightly tweaked frame in front of the coil bucket, and a bent control arm and mount.

So I fixed the frame, pulled the fender and hood out, painted and installed a new front grill, and we build a bumper with frame tie-ins to keep everything straight.

A few months later it started wandering and I found the TRE taper in the knuckle was sloppy. I had a set of WJ knuckles with calipers; so I figured what the hell, put them on with some wheel spacers to clear the stock wheels, and bolted the stock XJ steering back up.





On our honeymoon the trac bar started to get sloopy, and now it's getting slippery so it was time for new tires.

I already had the WJ stuff on there, had another set of wheels, and some XJ springs that have been sitting around waiting for someone to use them, and a set of shocks that Kirby gave me. So I snagged some 31's off here and got started buying the other small parts I needed.

It would be silly not to make it cooler

Front springs and shocks.


Adapter since the shocks didn't have a stud.


TRE's



Built a tracbar


All put together.


Draglink bent to clear mounts.


Stupid rear shock mounts


On the ground!



I am not sure what springs these are, but it looks like around 3-4" of lift. The rear is an add a leaf, so it rides pretty stiff. It could use some front control arms to center the tire better in the wheel well, but it doesn't rub, so I don't think I am going to mess with it.

Steers and stops awesome. 2 degree rear shims and a .5" Tcase drop killed the vibes.

Nothing super hardcore, just a cool, low buck DD for the wife
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Old November 16th, 2008, 04:12 PM   #2
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Old November 16th, 2008, 04:12 PM   #3
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Looks good but we really needs Amber in the pics!
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Old November 16th, 2008, 04:38 PM   #4
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Old November 16th, 2008, 04:42 PM   #5
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look's good... were are the rock sliders?
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Old November 16th, 2008, 04:47 PM   #6
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Did you use whole outer WJ knuckles? (hubs, stub shafts, knuckles and brakes)
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Old November 16th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #7
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Old November 16th, 2008, 06:55 PM   #8
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look's good... were are the rock sliders?
It needs sliders and a rear bumper... just have to find the drive to make them
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Old November 16th, 2008, 06:56 PM   #9
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Did you use whole outer WJ knuckles? (hubs, stub shafts, knuckles and brakes)
No. I used the WJ knuckles, rotors, calipers, XJ hubs, XJ stubs. I drilled the rotors to 5 on 4.5 and made a .25" spacer to push the hub out.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #10
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Looks good daryl, I like
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Old November 16th, 2008, 08:12 PM   #11
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Way to make do... Looks good.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #12
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a set of s10 springs in rear proly soften it up and let it set prety level.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 02:41 PM   #13
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a set of s10 springs in rear proly soften it up and let it set prety level.
A customer a while back had a set on his XJ and I didn't like they way they rode personally. I don't mind the stiffer ride of add a leafs at all.

If I pickup a new body style I may do new softer springs at that point when I move parts over, but I'm not going to mess with it right now
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Old November 17th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #14
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nice little rig...I (and I'm sure others) would like to hear the details of adding those WJ knuckles and what that entails.
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nice little rig...I (and I'm sure others) would like to hear the details of adding those WJ knuckles and what that entails.
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=42548
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Old November 17th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #17
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Old November 17th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #18
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Nice cherokee, plan on doing the same steering setup on mine.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 09:13 PM   #19
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I really like those driving light mounts and surrounds in the front bumper.


You are truly an ar-teest with fabwork
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Old November 19th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #20
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Thanks for the WJ Knuckle conversion thread...I remember reading it, but couldn't remember where.
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