And so it begins...

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Re: And so it begins...

Postby desertratt » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:19 pm

I got one of the valve cover gaskets replaced this weekend, along with the rear diff. axle seals and rear brakes. Visualized where we are going to cut the off the top... Wait, this isn't the Bronco 2 forum. Um never mind. :twisted:

I got the backup daily driver road ready this last weekend, so I can start on the larger XJ projects. So I mite just co-pilot for Gale this weekend at buzzard. Woohoo
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And so it begins...

Postby jayhawkclint » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:16 am

desertratt wrote:
jayhawkclint wrote:I have a front double cardan driveshaft with 31" ujoint to ujoint. You can have it if it fits yours.


Clint, if you still have this, ill take it. I believe it will be a bolt in for the Sye...


I passed it on to Josh, he may still have it.
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby jjstasen » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:50 pm

nope, it was in the rig when i sold it,

along with a bunch of junk that i forgot to take out
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby desertratt » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:49 pm

That's fine... I know.where a bunch are.(pap)
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby desertratt » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:02 pm

I got the front lockrite, XRC front bumper and winch, sway bar disconnects, and transfer case skid on in time for BMR. The front locker made a world of difference. I think need to replace the 3" front springs with 4.5" springs to level the XJ out. It was very light in the tail going down hill. Got the rear tires off the ground once, good thing there was a tree next to my door to stop us from rolling... I need better brakes(had to stand on them on steep descents) and better gearing. I still have the SYE to install, and spot and rock lights to install...
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby soonermatt » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:39 pm

desertratt wrote:I got the front lockrite, XRC front bumper and winch, sway bar disconnects, and transfer case skid on in time for BMR. The front locker made a world of difference. I think need to replace the 3" front springs with 4.5" springs to level the XJ out. It was very light in the tail going down hill. Got the rear tires off the ground once, good thing there was a tree next to my door to stop us from rolling... I need better brakes(had to stand on them on steep descents) and better gearing. I still have the SYE to install, and spot and rock lights to install...

I just did the Pull-a-part big WJ brake upgrade on mine. It gives you large dual piston calipers and larger diameter disc with a larger master cylinder and booster. I bought the flaring tools and know where the parts are on the yard if you need any help.
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby desertratt » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:06 am

I was going to research the wj swap. Do you use the wj rotors also? If so, are they 4.5 or 5" bolt pattern for the wheels?
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby soonermatt » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:16 am

desertratt wrote:I was going to research the wj swap. Do you use the wj rotors also? If so, are they 4.5 or 5" bolt pattern for the wheels?


I used 95 Crown Vic rotors. They are beefy and 4.5 pattern. I'd heard about using Explorer rotors but read about some unit bearings not fitting. Once I got to Pull a part and saw some low mileage grandma driven Crown Vics it was a no brainer. This was a tip "Mr. Blaine" had posted somewhere and he was right. You can drill WJ rotors and I have a set but drilling big holes in that kind of steel sucks.
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby rlpetty43 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:25 am

soonermatt wrote:
desertratt wrote:I was going to research the wj swap. Do you use the wj rotors also? If so, are they 4.5 or 5" bolt pattern for the wheels?


I used 95 Crown Vic rotors. They are beefy and 4.5 pattern. I'd heard about using Explorer rotors but read about some unit bearings not fitting. Once I got to Pull a part and saw some low mileage grandma driven Crown Vics it was a no brainer. This was a tip "Mr. Blaine" had posted somewhere and he was right. You can drill WJ rotors and I have a set but drilling big holes in that kind of steel sucks.

What wheel bearings did you use? and did they bolt right to the WJ Knuckle?
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Re: And so it begins...

Postby soonermatt » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:42 pm

rlpetty43 wrote:
soonermatt wrote:
desertratt wrote:I was going to research the wj swap. Do you use the wj rotors also? If so, are they 4.5 or 5" bolt pattern for the wheels?


I used 95 Crown Vic rotors. They are beefy and 4.5 pattern. I'd heard about using Explorer rotors but read about some unit bearings not fitting. Once I got to Pull a part and saw some low mileage grandma driven Crown Vics it was a no brainer. This was a tip "Mr. Blaine" had posted somewhere and he was right. You can drill WJ rotors and I have a set but drilling big holes in that kind of steel sucks.

What wheel bearings did you use? and did they bolt right to the WJ Knuckle?


I ordered a new pair of unit bearings but I used the stock ones.

You have to order 2 of these spacers: http://store.jksmfg.com/merchant2/merch ... e=FABParts

They came quickly and welded onto the knuckle easy enough.

I did everything here: http://www.4x4wire.com/jeep/tech/brakes ... 3/booster/

It went well.
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