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    Under Observation ljdriver's Avatar
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    JKR axles into my LJ

    I scored a set of stock JKUR axles to put under my LJ. (thx Beermonkey)

    I'm looking for info from anyone who has done this swap.

    I'm going to keep (for now) my current skycrapper 6" long arm. I know that the brackets will have to be cut off and replaced
    with new ones. I'm more concerned about the track bar and steering. I also want to know about the the rear brake lines. LJ/TJ
    uses a hard line across the rear axle to feed both calipers. Not the same on a JK. E brake cables/setup are another area of concern.

    I looked at multiple threads on JF, but those guys are using custom steering and suspension so not much help there.

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    I get around gold knight's Avatar
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    Craig you looking for help IN Florida?

    Want I should move this to tech? :p
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    Who is your daddy? dr.dirty's Avatar
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    The steering is to easy. Do a ruffstuff tierod kit and make you a draglink.


    For the rear you can do a few diff things. But running the JK calipers just like your LJ is set up is fine. take the distro block off your LJ and swap it over and run you some new hard line along the tubes and be done.

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    Powered By power bottoms jkristie44's Avatar
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    Hey, at least you won't have to run spacers on those sweet ass WE Beadlocks. You really ripped off that asshat who sold them to you.

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    Im doing a jk axle swap into a TJ coming up soon. What Dirty has said is correct. As far as e brake, im gonna use jk cables. Not sure about the LJ but the TJ im doing has drum brakes which is why we need JK cables. The TJ brackets im using are Gen Rights.

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    Under Observation ljdriver's Avatar
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    Larry, If you think it will get more hits there that's fine. Ya know I have no mod powers on this board! lol I didn't know you did or I would have asked you to change my screen name instead of that guy Jake. JK Jake!

    Dr Dirty, I'll look into the rough stuff tierod kit. I thought of doing that with the block and new line, but didn't know if it was maybe easier to run the hardline along the frame x member or something. (less bending maybe?)

    James, you're not an asshat, you're a sphincter sniper! lol JK. You gave me a helluva deal, but you got one also. I'll sellem back to you real cheap

    Yogurt, I'll check out the brackets and see if I can use them or if I will need JK cables.

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    Under Observation ljdriver's Avatar
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    Thx Larry. You're the bestest! At least James says so! lol
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    Who is your daddy? dr.dirty's Avatar
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    Its hard to see in this picture but this is a YJ i just did a 4 link on. Hes using crown lines i believe and you wouldn't need to do all the hard line bending.




    For rear brackets Artec makes a nice tj swap for the 8.8 Im sure it would work for a dana 44 with a tad bit of creativity

    http://www.artecindustries.com/TJ-88...uss_p_233.html

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    Under Observation ljdriver's Avatar
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    I emailed Artec about a 44 kit. They said they don't make one currently. I could alter that 8.8 kit though.

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    Under Observation ljdriver's Avatar
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    ? for you Dirty.

    I measured the upper ca mounts on the JK 44 and my LJ 30. The diff in distance between them is around 1/2". Do you think I could leave the upper mount where they are at or would it cause issues with my suspension?

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    Who is your daddy? dr.dirty's Avatar
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    You might be able to get away with it. Put it together and cycle the axle and check for binding.

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    Under Observation ljdriver's Avatar
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    So I finally got around to getting the rear under my heep. It's under and working good. Wired up the locker and that works fine also. Im stoked and I need to get to work on the front. Steering and track bar scare me the most. I took some measurements of the wife's JK steering and track bar and it looks like I may be able to use the factory JK steering on mine. I won't really know until I get the axle under my heep for test fitting. I have all the factory brackets trimmed off and the new lowers tacked in place. I just need to slave it under the jeep and see where to put the spring and shock mounts and see how the steering looks.

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    Pastrami Prolapse Chris Hansen's Avatar
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    Come on, man! You can't tease us with a sweet LJ build and not post pictures!
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    Under Observation ljdriver's Avatar
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    TNT truss and brackets

    Truss tacked on

    Spring pads and lowers tacked on

    Photobomb

    Swapping old for newer

    Test run


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    Under Observation ljdriver's Avatar
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    Under Observation ljdriver's Avatar
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    I think I have enough room to outboard the rear shocks without notching the frame out. I really need to replace those rear shocks anyway. On the test trail run, they got hot as the hinges on the gates of hell while the front piggy back bilsteins were cool as a cucumber. I also need to mount the rear sway bar and get some JK E-brake cables. I need the axle brackets to mount the sway bar. I can't seem to find any.

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    looking good. hindsite i should have kept those axles, after dumping more$$$$ into the ones i got used i should have just upgraded those and paid the jeep off. oh well.

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    Powered By power bottoms jkristie44's Avatar
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    Nice man!

    Nice wheels too!

    Hind sight, should have kept them. lol

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    Under Observation ljdriver's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerMonkeY View Post
    looking good. hindsite i should have kept those axles, after dumping more$$$$ into the ones i got used i should have just upgraded those and paid the jeep off. oh well.
    That 20/20 hind sight really sux! lol I still have a good bit of work to do before they are complete.

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    Under Observation ljdriver's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkristie44 View Post
    Nice man!

    Nice wheels too!

    Hind sight, should have kept them. lol

    Don't hate, appreciate! lol I got a smoking deal on the wheels and axles thanks to a couple of good guys.

 

 

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