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    Thanks. This is a swap that any cherokee would benifit from. I look forward to the next write up.
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    RidgeRunnerXJ previously posted:
    "There is ALOT of info out there about this swap but you have to wade through pages and pages of arguments and mis-information to get the right answers."

    That, there is!

    I scored a set of used unit bearings from a '99, set one next to my trail spare for the '90. The big difference is from the knuckle to the flange for the rotor and wheel. From the knuckle mounting surface, to where the stub axle seats, is the same. I'll be ordering 1/4" spacers from JKS to get the U-joint axis, back in line with the ball joint axis.

    EDIT: When I get ball joints installed, maybe we can take some pictures to illustrate that critical alignment.
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    Hypoid previously posted:
    "I scored a set of used unit bearings from a '99, set one next to my trail spare for the '90. The big difference is from the knuckle to the flange for the rotor and wheel. From the knuckle mounting surface, to where the stub axle seats, is the same. I'll be ordering 1/4" spacers from JKS to get the U-joint axis, back in line with the ball joint axis."

    I went to Advance last week with my calipers and a tape measure and got measurements off of WJ, and early and late model XJ hubs as well as WJ and Sport-trac rotors. Answered alot of questions I had and will really help with the write-up.

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    Hey Dave

    If you don't mind, when you get the write up all squared around, would you put it in the Jeep Make And Model links section and label it so that a Google search will bring that up? You will make a lot of Jeep guys all over the world happy. Be like doing your good deed for the day...

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    Hey Pete, will do.....

    on a side note, I'm doing the write up in word, thought it might be nice to just put it into a .pdf file. It there a way to host a .pdf and just post a link to it?

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    .PDF files can be attached just like images Dave.

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    sweet, thanks

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    Loved the original write-up. Looking forward to the re-write.

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    Shoot, guess I should finish it up. Got it half done, sold the jeep and forgot about it.

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