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97 XJ power train to 88 MJ

Old 05-27-2016, 05:32 PM
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Default 97 XJ power train to 88 MJ

What's up fellas,
I have a line on on a complete 97 with 6" Rustys lift and a SYE. I'd like to use the XJs axles as well. Are the axles and lift bolt in? Where the control arms mount on the XJ is different as it lacks a frame. Are any major mods required? Coming to keep the MJs 4.0 and tranny for now. Will the rest bolt? Thanks

MJ is short bed with 4.0, manual and 2 inch lift currently.
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:23 PM
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All should swap except for rear leaf springs and axle.
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:47 PM
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Damn I was really hoping to go axle over. Thanks cruiser. How bad is modding the rear I'd rather have the 8.25 if possible. Just welding mounts?
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:03 AM
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Yes, you'll have to move the perches, new bolts and new plates and shock mounts.
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:39 AM
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if you mean spring over, this will net you more lift than you expect. somewhere between 4 and 6 inches.
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