NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association  

Go Back   NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association > NAXJA Unibody Jeep Technical Forums > Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984 - 2001) > Modified Tech Discussion
HOME Member FAQ Sponsor Info Rules Bylaws E-Mail

Modified Tech Discussion Forum for Tech related discussion for Modified XJ's and MJ's.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old January 4th, 2021, 23:09
4x4JeePmaNthINg's Avatar
4x4JeePmaNthINg 4x4JeePmaNthINg is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,636
Re: WJ Knuckle swap and wheel fitment

Quote:
Originally Posted by tuxfan212 View Post
I plan to run modified stock WJ TRE's (Cut, sleeved, welded). It's going to be a road truck, stock height, etc.
This is interesting, so if Im reading you right, your going to do something like the one ton TRE set up without out one ton rod ends?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old January 5th, 2021, 23:19
tuxfan212 tuxfan212 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 14
Re: WJ Knuckle swap and wheel fitment

More like use the WJ TREs for at least the lower TREs connecting the two knuckles together, and either cut and tap the sleeve to the correct length or cut, insert DOM sleeve, and weld the sleeve back together to the correct length. For the drag link I am not quite sure what I would do but it would likely be something similar. However, looking at the setup I am thinking I will have to use an offset TRE at the passenger side knuckle where the drag link connects.

All of this is theoretical though. I am not willing to use anything other than Eliminator specific wheels on the truck. If I can't get the Akebono's to fit with light grinding I will see if I can source some teves calipers. If I can't get those to fit I am SOL and will have to come up with something different or live with stock brakes on a 31" or smaller tire (w dual diaphragm brake booster, SS lines, good pads, and ZJ rear brakes).
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old January 6th, 2021, 05:27
75SV1 75SV1 is offline
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Hope,IN
Posts: 665
Re: WJ Knuckle swap and wheel fitment

I did look into using the WJ steering components at one point. I did have the parts in hand. I look at WJ boards. Some of them were having issues with the stock components breaking near the TREs. I went with the Ruff Stuff 1-ton Chevy on my first one. I pieced together the same setup on another. DOM tubing not cheap. I also run OTK trackbars on both.

Some did use the stock WJ stuff on a build. I saw it in the last year or so.

Also, as for rims, I did change over to a WJ hub bearing unit to use the WJ rims. I used adapter spacers on the rear. I have a plan to delete those. Other projects keep getting in the way.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old January 7th, 2021, 09:58
cbwymore cbwymore is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Rhododendron, OR
Posts: 20
Re: WJ Knuckle swap and wheel fitment

https://www.metalsupermarkets.com/ sells .188 wall 1.25 OD DOM which comes out to .874 ID. This is only .010 undersized for 24.5 x 1.5 mm thread for the WJ TREs. 5 feet was $55 (picked up) and just enough for a tie rod and drag link.

When sourcing calipers NAPA offered both Akebono and teves.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old January 7th, 2021, 10:28
WAZZUXJ's Avatar
WAZZUXJ WAZZUXJ is offline
SoCal_XJ FB
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA
Posts: 630
Re: WJ Knuckle swap and wheel fitment

I have been running WJ Akebono with Mickey Thompson Sidebiter 15x8's. They are 3.625 backspacing. I did have to shave off about 1/16" on just the outside of calipers.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WJ Knuckle Swap & Wheel Size Question splitz Modified Tech Discussion 13 October 1st, 2020 14:17
98 XJ banks header + '99 intake manifold swap. Fitment issues? hxcjohnny Modified Tech Discussion 7 June 5th, 2010 22:01
OEM wheel fitment AFSOC XJ Modified Tech Discussion 9 June 17th, 2008 22:13
Brake upgrade and wheel fitment question joshv98xj Modified Tech Discussion 2 November 27th, 2007 18:12
WJ steering conversion wheel fitment? scorpio_vette Modified Tech Discussion 1 May 4th, 2007 10:11


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:21.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
NAXJA and NAXJA logo's Copyright NAXJA. All content/images Copyright NAXJA 1999-2014