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Old 12-11-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Suspension & Lift:
-Front End:
1.ZJ V8 Upcountry Coils = 1-1.5" lift
2.F-150/Bronco Coils ('70s-ish) = 4-4.5" lift
3.Camaro Spring Isolators = 1.5" lift
4.ZJ spring isolators = stronger, metal core, can be stacked
5.Thunderbird Front Coils ('83-97) = 3-4" lift (varies in lift and softness by year and trim package), will need top plate from strut too
6.TJ Lift Coils (front only) = provide 1" less lift on an XJ than on a TJ
-Rear End:
1.Bastard Pack: Any 2.5" wide leaf spring can be used between to make a bastard pack (they may differ in stiffness and lift) i.e. S10, Dakota
2.MJ Shackles = 1/2" lift
3.GM fullsize pickup shackles ('88-98) = 1.5" lift, better shackle angle
4.Ram Van 1500 Main leaf = same front eye to center, 2" longer center to rear eye, therefore it can improve shackle angle if you replace XJ main with this and build a bastard pack
-Misc:
1.JK shocks = slight mod to fit 2-4" lift (must be from JK Rubicon, BPEs are not required, you need to press out the metal sleeves from the JK shocks, and insert the XJ stock bar pins to the axle-side part of the front shocks, and the body-side of the rear shocks.)
2.S10 Shocks (Rear only) = good for the lift you will get when you do a bastard pack
3.Ford Exploder rear sway-bar links = may be good for 3-4" lift
4.WJ rear sway bar end-links = minor fab to fit 3-4" lift
5.WJ LCA's = more tire clearance (some grinding required)
6.WJ rear LCA's = replace XJ front LCA's, 2" longer to accommodate a lift, some grinding required
7.V8 ZJ front sway-bar
8.JK rear UCA = use as XJ LCA, its about 1-2" longer
9.Ford Bonco II (thats the little one like a ranger) Front Swaybar = good for 3-4" lift

Brakes:
-Booster, MC, etc:
1.WJ brake booster, master cylinder, proportioning valve
2.ZJ brake booster, master cylinder, proportioning valve = may need for disc conversion
3.XJ '95+ brake booster and master cylinder = dual diaphragm, larger bore
4.WJ Rotors/Calipers = bigger brakes and more stopping power (will fit 15" rims)
5.KJ disc brake set-ups can be used for a conversion on your XJ axle
-Lines:
1.YJ Brake Lines = 3-4" longer
2.Dakota Rear Softlines ('95-00) = 6" longer
3.GM C/K1500 Front Softlines ('90-95) = 6" longer
4.Dodge Ram Van Brake Lines = 10-12" longer (for big lifts), some dispute
5.JK Front Brake Lines = bolt-in and long (can max out 12" shocks and still have slack)

Axles:
-Bolt-in Swap:
1.XJ C8.25 Rear ('97+) = bolt in and upgrades to 29 spline (strength comparable to D44)
2.XJ D44 Rear = found in some but not all '87-'89 XJ's with Towing Package
3.XJ D30 Front = ('95-'99) non-disconnect, larger u-joints, high pinion
4.XJ I-4 & some V6 = may have 3.73, 4.10, or 4.56 gears may have vacuum discos
-Moderate Fab to Fit:
1.Ford 8.8 inch Rear ('97+) = need spring & shock mounts (3.55, 3.73, or 4.10, maybe LSD, Disc Brakes)
2.MJ D44 Rear = need new spring perches and shock mounts
3.MJ AMC 20 Rear = need spring perches and shock mounts
4.Ford HP44/9" Combo = full width, more intense fab
-Misc:
1.Lincoln Lockers = welded spider gears, operates like a spool, must be a GOOD welder
2.G80 LSD locker from '90s Turbo Volvo with D30 rear for XJ front D30 (beware with larger tires)
3.Homebrew posi-locks for '84-90 vacuum disconnect D30s, eliminates vacuum actuation

Steering:
1.ZJ V8 Tierods = beefier & bolt in
2.WJ Knuckles/Tierods/Draglinks = beefier and crossover steering
3.Durango Steering Box = beefier
4.GM 2wd fullsize truck steering box = beefy, helps for wb stretch
5.Astro Van steering box = good for long wb stretch
6.ZJ pitman arm = 1 inch drop over stock
7.WJ power steering pump (fits '96+, plug return hole, and use XJ pulley)


Engine:
-Performance:
1.Newer XJ intakes (may require some modification)
2.Mustang 5.0 Injectors = near bolt in (have 4 holes instead of 1, more fuel, better spray)
3.Dodge Neon (703) Injectors = better throttle response
-Alternator:
1.Mopar 136Amp Alternator, bolt it (slight grinding required) found in: 97-98 Dodge Full Size Van, 97-1998 Dodge Dakota, 97-98 Dodge Durango, 97-98 Dodge Ram, 97-98 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2. Dakota (2.5L I-4) Alternator = bolt in, upgrades to 117A
-Cooling:
1.Ford Electric Fan ('90-95 3.8L Taurus, '87-93 5.0L Mustang) = replaces mechanical fan, more cooling (8C607)
2.Hoodvents (i.e. Lebaron, Laser, Turbo Thunderbird etc.) = help keep ur 4.0 cool at low speeds
3.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.
-Swaps:
1.For '84-'86 XJ with 2.8L GM V6 only! you can swap in any 60* GM V6 engine, they use the same motor mounts and bellhousings, engine options include 3.1L, and 3.4L etc, but DOES NOT INCLUDE 90* GM V6 engines such as the 4.3L!!! this swap will allow you to gain horsepower, torque, and fuel injection

Transmission:
1.ZJ and WJ stock tranny coolers with stacked plates (even an upgrade for us with the stock fin style)
2.'94+ V6 Dakota AX-15 = bolt in (but must use XJ bellhousing), good upgrade from AX-5

Transfer Case:
1.'89+ AX-15 5spd crossmembers give 3/4 inch t-case drop on autos with no loss in ground clearance
2.Homebrew Slip Yoke Eliminator (use search function)
3.NV241-OR (from TJ Rubicon only) = near bolt in, 4:1 low range
4.Doubler Options : NP231/NP231, NP231/D300

Body/Exterior/Armor:

1.XJ '97+ doors onto older cherokees = one piece windows and better mirrors
2.97+ mirrors are direct bolt in to older XJ's and allow you to fold them in on tight trails.
3.GM power antennas replace your broken XJ's with little modification
4.'96-00 Ford Explorer hatch shocks = lift your hatch about 3" lower but are beef (ever see one that doesn't work?) need modification for '97+
5.TJ Fender Flares (front and rear or rear all the way around)
6.Wheels from XJ, ZJ, TJ, YJ, Explorer, Magnum Steelies (17x7) (any with 5x4.5 bolt pattern) will fit....CJ, WJ, WK, KK, JK, Full-Size Ford 5 bolt rims will NOT fit
7.OEM swing-out tire carriers, get the bumper with it, found mainly on '84-'90 XJ's
8.ZJ skid plates = require slight modification, but can be made to work
9.OEM skid plates (Front, Tranny, T-case, gas tank, found on "up-country" package XJ's not the same as a Country Edition)


Interior:
1.MJ/2 Door XJ Bucket seats = tilt forward, near bolt in
2.XJ overhead console = most commonly found in '00-01 or higher trim level, provides space for switches etc.
3.'97+ center console = can be made to fit '96 and older, gives you cupholders
4.Grand Cherokee center console lid = sits higher, but gives rear passengers cupholders


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Old 12-14-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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i stole this list from another site. Handy if your looking for the cheap mods!
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:16 PM   #3
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Great post! Being a mustang guy also, I know that no 5.0 mustang came with 4 hole injectors from factory. They came in the 5.0 Explorers/mountaineers. When you pick those, make sure they are the yellow/orange color, not light brown/cream colored ones.
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Thanks, glad to see all this in one spot. Very handy indeed.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:43 AM   #6
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^^^AGREEDX2! So much better than my 20 some odd bookmarks. lol
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This is the best list of mods...I definitly approve
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:02 AM   #8
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I have no idea how this wasn't stickied yet. consider it done.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:40 PM   #9
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Does anyone have a better link for the grand Cherokee center console mod? The one above is not showing pictures. I'd like to know more about this.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:16 PM   #10
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Where to find 703 Injectors
After searching Neon after Neon in the junk yard with no success, I figured that these 703 injectors we want so badly must have been used in other vehicles. Guess what? They were!

There are aftermarket equivelants, so I have included the cross references. It would kind of suck to pull a fuel rail, find Borg Warner 67167 fuel injectors and assume they were useless to you.

So here is the info. Happy hunting!

Aftermarket Competitors
AIRTEX 4G1141 aftermarket
BORG WARNER 57133 aftermarket
BORG WARNER 67167 aftermarket
BOSCH 280155703 aftermarket
CHRYSLER 5277739 OEM
ECHLIN 2-18666 aftermarket
GP/SORENSEN 800-1212N aftermarket
KEM 142-620 aftermarket
NIEHOFF 57133 aftermarket
STANDARD / HYGRADE FJ213 aftermarket
TOMCO 15645 aftermarket
WELLS M124 aftermarket

Found In
CHRYSLER CIRRUS LX (1995 - 1997)
CHRYSLER CIRRUS LXI 1997
CHRYSLER SEBRING JX (1996 - 1997)
CHRYSLER SEBRING JXI 1997
DODGE CARAVAN (1996 - 1997)
DODGE CARAVAN SE (1996 - 1997)
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN (1996 - 1997)
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE (1996 - 1997)
DODGE NEON (1995 - 1997)
DODGE NEON HIGHLINE (1995 - 1997)
DODGE NEON SPORT (1995 - 1997)
DODGE STRATUS (1995 - 1997)
DODGE STRATUS ES (1995 - 1997)
PLYMOUTH BREEZE 1996
PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAGER (1996 - 1997)
PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAGER SE (1996 - 1997)
PLYMOUTH NEON (1995 - 1997)
PLYMOUTH NEON HIGHLINE (1995 - 1997)
PLYMOUTH NEON SPORT 1995
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER (1996 - 1997)
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER SE (1996 - 1997)
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Nice list... after a while you can just spot them I have the best luck with the cirrus' cuz people don't touch those .....I mean a cirrus who the hell bought one of these .:-)
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Great list! thanks!
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:46 PM   #13
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( so I can easily find this in my subscribed threads)
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^ yep good list
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Where To Find 784 Injectors

While I was researching where to find 703 injectors, I also compiled info on 784 injectors. I was going to research competitor cross references for the 784 injectors (just like I did for the 703s) but I kind of got distracted and didn't finish my research.

Instead of making you all wait any longer to share what I have learned, I will post where to find the injectors and (maybe) update this post later with competitor cross references.

Here is the list:

CHRYSLER 2000 CIRRUS 2.4L 4 Cyl.
CHRYSLER 1998 SEBRING JX 2.4L 4 Cyl.
CHRYSLER 1998 SEBRING JXI 2.4L 4 Cyl.
CHRYSLER 2000 VOYAGER 2.4L 4 Cyl.
DODGE 1998 NEON 2.0L 4 Cyl.
DODGE 1999 NEON 2.0L 4 Cyl.
DODGE 1998 STRATUS 2.4L 4 Cyl.
DODGE 1999 STRATUS 2.4L 4 Cyl.
DODGE 2000 STRATUS 2.4L 4 Cyl.
DODGE 1998 STRATUS ES 2.4L 4 Cyl.
DODGE 1998 CARAVAN 2.4L 4 Cyl.
DODGE 1999 CARAVAN 2.4L 4 Cyl.
DODGE 2000 CARAVAN 2.4L 4 Cyl.
PLYMOUTH 1998 BREEZE 2.4L 4 Cyl.
PLYMOUTH 1999 BREEZE 2.4L 4 Cyl.
PLYMOUTH 2000 BREEZE 2.4L 4 Cyl.
PLYMOUTH 1998 NEON 2.0L 4 Cyl.
PLYMOUTH 1999 NEON 2.0L 4 Cyl.
PLYMOUTH 1998 VOYAGER 2.4L 4 Cyl.
PLYMOUTH 1999 VOYAGER 2.4L 4 Cyl.
PLYMOUTH 2000 VOYAGER 2.4L 4 Cyl.

Happy Hunting!


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