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Old August 17th, 2015, 20:14
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Re: Johnnie Walker's MJ project

c clip eliminator is not worth the money at that tire size.
an 8.8 with 32's on it is bombproof with stock 4.0 power.

keep your adapters, WJ axle sounds like a good plan, I'm not sure what bracket differences there are but they can't be that significant since the WJ arms fit the XJ with light mods.

get the LSD rebuild kit from ford racing. it's probably not too limited slip anymore.
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Old August 17th, 2015, 23:14
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Since the WJ axle and vehicle is wider, I would gather that the coil buckets and CA mounts are not in a correct position. So, I figure like the exploder axle, cut off mounts weld on new correct position mounts and run it. Ruffstuff has some brackets for cheap, Poly Performance does too and they are local.
The exploder I removed the axle from had around 80k miles IIRC. SO, should be alright for now. I will look into the LSD rebuild kit.
I also have some Amsoil 75w-110SevereGear oil that I will be using in the diff. My lube locker gasket should be here tomorrow.
I definitely apreciate your input, do you know an average or approx price for the LSD rebuild kit?
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c clip eliminator is not worth the money at that tire size.
an 8.8 with 32's on it is bombproof with stock 4.0 power.

keep your adapters, WJ axle sounds like a good plan, I'm not sure what bracket differences there are but they can't be that significant since the WJ arms fit the XJ with light mods.

get the LSD rebuild kit from ford racing. it's probably not too limited slip anymore.
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Old August 18th, 2015, 10:18
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Re: Johnnie Walker's MJ project

with xj doors, did you need xj door seal as well?
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Old August 18th, 2015, 10:30
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fms-m-4700-b

cheap.

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with xj doors, did you need xj door seal as well?
4 door XJ doors and MJ doors are identical. as are all of the seals, unless you go to the chrysler redesigned bits 97+. Then you need new striker posts and some other stuff.
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Old August 18th, 2015, 14:18
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looks like just the strikers need to be modified from what ive found.
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Old August 18th, 2015, 18:16
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looks like just the strikers need to be modified from what ive found.
Other than electronics, Yes. Removing old striker and installing a newer style is what it takes. The old GM lock cyl even work in the newer doors!
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Old August 19th, 2015, 08:42
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well your rig looks nice.. i like the doors. i plan using the old manual interior. do you have pics of how you modified the striker?
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Thank you for your kind words. I attempt to make it better any chance I can.

My MJ is at my friend's shop currently. I'll have to look through my pics. But my friend that I bought the truck from did it. I need to re do them. There was an article in a jeep mag that was johnnyc old mj. He may have pics of his as well.
You basically, remove the old striker. And line up the new striker with the door latch. The new striker has a plate that goes behind the sheet metal and bolts to that
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I did some quick measuring and comparing of brackets and mounts WJ axle VS XJ axle.
Upper and lower mounts seem to be about the right width apart. The coil buckets appear to be slightly further apart. Since I know that not all things are created equal, what would be an acceptable width difference to run as it is? More than likely, I will pick up a set of Ruffstuff Coil buckets anyways.
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I'd probably run it if they were offset a 1/2"
anything more than that will give a noticeable badness to the coils.
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Got my truck back today! It wasn't expected, but glad to have it home. Braking is great. Also got the lube locker gasket installed, well worth the money. Filled it up with Amsoil Severe Gear 75W-140. For the soft brake line bracket mounting, had some bolts welded to the housing and nuts secure them.
I was able to use the Exploder spring plates, as they are very similar to the MJ plates with shock mounting. Did not take any pics as my hands were dirty/covered in grease.
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Exploder rear axle in my MJ
https://goo.gl/photos/65ToY6Dmyiu7Sk2c6

Driver side, can see how the spring plate functions.
https://goo.gl/photos/ZeDgrgbNh7pMVTSj7

Pass. side.
https://goo.gl/photos/aMLsTVF6gNgucQfF7

Failed, rusty muffler.
https://goo.gl/photos/o2dSPgEhLNceL6X29

Was not sure before what exactly was rattling. Figured it was either the cat or the muffler or both. After closer inspection, the cat looks to be good inside, the muffler, not so much. Debating on whether or not to just run a muffler with a turndown style exit. Or, chop the muffler off from the rest of the exhaust, cut out the rusty end of the tail pipe and maybe run some kind of stainless tip.

Interestingly, with cat only is not as loud as my XJ was when I removed exhaust. But I think that the inside of my XJ cat was busted up inside.
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Re: Johnnie Walker's MJ project

I ran a turn down for a long time.

it wasn't as annoying as one in an XJ because it's 4 feet behind the cab.
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I ordered a single driver side ZJ park brake cable from work, should be in tomorrow. After I install it and attempt to adjust the park brake, I will see how it works with the super long Exploder passenger side cable. If it works decent I will just leave it, other wise I will buy another cable. The driver and pass side ZJ cables are the same length. The only difference I have maybe noticed from the pics is that the mounting bracket on the cables is opposite. I will buy another driver side as they are a few $ cheaper than the pass side for whatever reason.
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So, not sure if I ever posted the fact that my driver side engine mount is busted (big surprise, right?). The passenger side is not far behind. Especially when there are reasonably priced upgrades, I do not like just buying "OE replacement" junk. Let's face it, the design of the factory engine and trans mount are not great.
Stinky Fab Racing, whom of which is a vendor over at Naxja had a sale on their products. I have been meaning to upgrade anyways, and this pushed me to do it even more. Ordered on Friday the 11th, they were at my house today when I arrived home from work.
They look amazing, and they arrive bare metal. SO I cleaned them up a bit, hit them with some primer, and have started the first coat of paint. These are the first items on my MJ that are orange. Other components will follow.

https://goo.gl/photos/H1A9Vk9RThkE1BgD8

https://goo.gl/photos/BmYY6MB867HfM2Uq6
First 2 are new out of the shipping box.

https://goo.gl/photos/Lt7UoCK1GZCGfVWH6
Primer

https://goo.gl/photos/MJijwmAMCgsspdmn7
First coat of paint.

I will do at least another coat, let them dry overnight, and then install them when I get home from work tomorrow evening.
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