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Old 08-15-2009, 03:33 PM   #1
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Ok Im new here i'm gonna have a lot of questions. i will try to surf through some posts and see if i can get my answers without being a pain in the but. Ok here is my first question.
I have a 1989 jeep Cherokee. what years are the most parts interchangeable like 88,89,90 ect.
I am looking for some body parts like a fender and door and some other parts too drivers seat ect..
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:15 PM   #2
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you will get much better responses if you post this in the XJ-MJ (Cherokee-Comanche section not the grand cherokee.
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OOPS you are right i did not notice. ok my first blunder here. maybe one of the admin's or mod's can move it for me please.
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its ok, it seems like most of us do it from time to time
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Body parts? 1984-1996 are direct swap. 1997-2001 front sheetmetal can be made to fit with some mild modification (it's been done for aesthetic reasons, although I don't care for it,) and the liftgates do not swap on either side of the 1996/1997 break.

Engine parts run a little closer - 1987-1990 will swap directly, 1991-1995 will swap among themselves, 1996-1999, and 2000-2001 will all swap around directly within brackets.

You can swap across brackets with engine parts, but it often takes a small bit of work to make things happen properly (for instance, swapping a 1991-1995 cylinder head onto 1996-up requires an adapter plate to make the exhaust ports line up, or use the earlier exhaust manifold as well. The 1996-up main bearing cap brace can be swapped onto any year of 242ci engine by bringing the studs and nuts along with - but don't transplant the caps unless you plan on having them machined to fit the new block. Things like that.)

This is exactly why I'm writing Swappology - and I'm workin' on it, guys!
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WOW thanks 5-90 awesome info thanks!
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Hello,

Read your response about part compatability among xj models. Now I have a 88' xj and I want to buy a 96' Cherokee manual 5speed. Now from the 88 to the 96 I want to transfer ALL of the interior including the steering wheel. Under the hood I want to move over the fuel injectors as well as the 6" lift kit and 33" wheels. Now if in fact I can't make all these transfers from the 88 to the 96; what other models can I successfully make these part swaps?

Look forward to hearing your opinion
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I will be installing a 3" lift on my 93" 2dr 4x4 5speed manual Jeep xj and was wondering if it would be absolutely necessary to swap out u-joints for something larger or need to do anything with the transfer case.

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