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Old 06-10-2015, 09:20 PM   #1
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jag xj6 front end

I have jag ifs front and rear end to fit to my 55 series2 long bed pick up. The jag was rh drive as that is corroct for New Zealnd roads but I wish to keep it lh drive as it is. So I need a lhd jag steering rack a hard to find in this part of the world. Anyone able to help with parts.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:30 PM   #2
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Re: jag xj6 front end

That shouldn't be difficult to accomplish.

As far as rebuilt units I have had good luck with
Detroit Axle's rack and pinions in the past with the two that I have bought from them.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-93-XJ6-...19f6b2&vxp=mtr
One of those is on m 2000 Cadillac DTS with electronic assisted steering and it works great and doesn't leak so that says something for their work.

I can check locally as can others but I have no idea of if I could save you any money.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:00 PM   #3
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Re: jag xj6 front end

I'd suggest that you try this guy-

http://www.everydayxj.com/

His name is David Bognar (hope I spelled it right). He makes a market in used Jag parts, focusing on the xj6.

He should have a good, serviceable LHD rack in stock that you wouldn't have to rebuild. He's well equipped to ship parts too - you'll have to ask him about NZ though.

Best way to reach him is via email on his website. He's always returned my emails within a day or so. He's a 'man and a dog' operation and very pleasant to deal with.

Barring everydayxj, I have an acquaintance here that has a Jag parts collection bordering on obsession and he'd have a XJ6 or XJS rack. LMK if David doesn't work out and I'll put you in touch with him.

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Old 06-11-2015, 12:12 PM   #4
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Re: jag xj6 front end

Just a couple of other thoughts- (apologies if you knew this already)

The XJ6/XJS tie rod end came in both metric and SAE threads. Before you order new tie rod ends check to see what you've got

The XJ6/XJS racks have notoriously poor mount bushings from the factory. By the time they're a few years old or up there in mileage, the rack is wallowing around in the sub-frame and that precision Jag suspension has gone to hell. There's a few places around that sell urethane bushing kits that work well, but I've cut them out of low-durometer skate board wheels and it worked fine (sounds a little ghetto, but it works!)
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:05 PM   #5
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Re: jag xj6 front end

Thanks for the contacts I will follow up in the weekend.
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