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Old 01-11-2009, 05:30 PM
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This is a thread with low budget builders in mind. Like Me.

What are some yj modifications or upgrades from the junkyard that don't require alot of modification.

Some thing that you can transfer over with minimal fab stuff. like a steering box or brake master cylinder stuff like that.

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i like the question. i wanna hear as many as possible. i've heard you can put in a gear box from durango. obviously finding a dana 44 out of a cherokee is a great one.
any yj before 95 should have smaller axle shafts i think than the 95, and cherokee's w/ abs. you can swap in the front axle shafts out of an abs cherokee, they have a slightly larger u joint. tj's shafts would probably work also.

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Great thread can somone put a sticky on it???
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we need some more responses, any more ideas.
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Not a performance mod, but the next junkyard mod for me will be TJ flares. (unless someone here wants to send me some)
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Not a performance mod, but the next junkyard mod for me will be TJ flares. (unless someone here wants to send me some)
tj flares on a yj? actually i barely remember hearing that, are the shorter or something, more clearance?
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Yes it will open up your wheel well and give you about an inch of clearance, with some cutting or course.
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write it up when you do it.
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WHy not just trim your YJ flares?
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You can make almost any seats fit the brackets in the YJ, well with a little drill powered persuasion
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You cant trim the YJ flares because you dont gain the clearance on the flare itself, TJ flares are angled differently then YJ flares so it opens up the wheel well more.
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trimmed mine and gained that same 1 inch of clearance. I basically traced the line in the flare and trimmed there. Cheap, easy fix with the same gain.
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trimmed mine and gained that same 1 inch of clearance. I basically traced the line in the flare and trimmed there. Cheap, easy fix with the same gain.
how's it look? tj flares will look like factory.
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I like it. I just need to trim them a little more at the front, but I like how they look. Best of all, price was free.
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luckily yours don't look hacked. the tj flares don't get cut. so when they're on there's no signs of cutting. completely original look.
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Little cutting and the a little sanding from the bottom will make them smooth.
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also the tj shafts will work
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I had heard earlier that a Dana 44 from a Isuzu Rodeo or Big Joe p/u are the right width for a Wrangler. The bonus is that they came w/ rear disc brakes. Would a rear diff from a Grand Cherokee w/disks fit?
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Just me, but I don't like the back one because you can see the body behind it. That doesn't really buy you any room unless you trim the body too.
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I had heard earlier that a Dana 44 from a Isuzu Rodeo or Big Joe p/u are the right width for a Wrangler. The bonus is that they came w/ rear disc brakes. Would a rear diff from a Grand Cherokee w/disks fit?
it would but most of them had aluminum housings, not worthwhile.
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Afrats, you do trim the body. By cutting your YJ flares you didnt really gain anything. you just have one more inch before you break a flare now. By using the TJ flare and trimming the inch off the body you move the flare up and out. making it an inch more before you hit your tire on your body during full flex.
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^^^ But don't you create a nice sharp edge to cut tires on?
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bend it in just a bit, less then 1/4inch and sand it down.
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Sounds like a lot of work to get one inch.
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ok you can swap the ford luxury vehicle master cylinder into the jeep with out major modifications. help get rid of the massive jeep brake problems.

you can take the shafts out of a tj d30 and get rid of the stupid vacuum $%^&!! just count your splines and make sure you get the same numbers. no major modifications needed.

the zj to xj disk swap is fairly close to the one on the yj, ZJ Discs on XJ it requires some modifications.

i will think of some more thats just what i know off the top of my head.
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i cut out my front shock upper mount and put in shock towers from a Ford f-250. this way you can use regular shocks instead of the stupid stud topped ones. they cost 10 bucks a piece at the ford stealer


when i did my SYE, i bought a front shaft off of an XJ and had it shortened. shaft was ~40 and the shorten was <$100. vs $350 for a custom shaft.

when i did my SOA i stretched the front ~1" by buying spring plates with multiple holes.

on my 8.8 swap, i was able to use the existing YJ parking brake cables by cutting down the spring and using a cable clamp to make a loop around the 8.8 parking brake lever/cam thing (mine has disc brakes)


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it took me about two and a half hours to the tj flares swap and i would do it again without thinking and with the 3.5 inch lift i have i come about an inch away from rubbing at full flex which is where you would be hitting and it only cost 60 bucks for the flares

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