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Old November 7th, 2011, 08:17 AM   #1
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Didnt really know where to post this so ill give this a shot. ill try to make a long story short.
I have a 2001 grand cherokee limited from florida, 4.0L 2wd. new head, water pump, fan, thermostat,radiator, all within 2k ago. Runs perfect leaks nothing!! gets 23mpg on freeway!! 160k.
Ive been wanting another full size lifted truck so i think its time for the jeep to go.
My uncle has a 97 cherokee 4x4, 4.0L. needs a little work but body is perfect. he wants to trade me but i feel my jeep is worth more.
My ? is do you guys think i would have a better chance trading or selling my 2wd grand or the 4x4 cherokee to get a full sized 4x4 truck? or convert mine to 4x4?

Sorry for a big cluster of a post but any input as to what you would do would be great!!
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Old November 7th, 2011, 08:26 PM   #2
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Never heard of a 2wd Grand Cherokee.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 08:31 PM   #3
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Never heard of a 2wd Grand Cherokee.
seen lots of em on Autotrader.

I'd convert it to 4wd
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Old November 7th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #4
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The conversion really isnt that hard. because it is a solid axle vehicle all you would need to source is the axle, the transfer case, and both front and rear driveshafts. these can be had from a local JY for a couple hundred bucks. just be aware of what axle you pull. some have 3.55 gears, some have 3.73
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Old November 8th, 2011, 07:47 AM   #5
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Never heard of a 2wd Grand Cherokee.
its from florida, im pretty sure most of them are down there, no need for 4x4.

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The conversion really isnt that hard. because it is a solid axle vehicle all you would need to source is the axle, the transfer case, and both front and rear driveshafts. these can be had from a local JY for a couple hundred bucks. just be aware of what axle you pull. some have 3.55 gears, some have 3.73
yeah ive looked around and it seems like a walk in the park. i only have $1,600 into mine so it would be worth it.
The $1,600 "beater" in question...
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Old November 8th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #6
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If you search around on jeepforum I know there are a few write ups from people who have done it before.

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Old November 10th, 2011, 01:23 AM   #7
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Dont you need the output shaft for the trans also, as they are different from 2wd transmission to the 4wd trans?
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Very nice looking Grand.

I would not do it simply on the family basis. The few times I have sold things to family I practically give the stuff away so if there is a unexpected issue later there are no hard feelings.

It seems like your getting the bad side of this deal and if the engine in the xj tosses a valve a month after you do the swap it could cause issues.

I would not do the conversion unless you plan on realistically keeping the Grand Cherokee for another 5 years. This is money you will not get back. For the money you will have into the conversion your better off selling the Grand Cherokee and Buying one with 4wd.

Of course this is just my 0.02
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Old November 10th, 2011, 08:02 AM   #9
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Even though his is clean, Iím sure it has seen Michigan winters. I wouldnít even consider trading unless you pulled up the carpet and checked the floor pans.

I would keep the Grand, itís clean and that xj will never get the 23mpg that youíre getting right now. Make it a 4x4 and make it how you want too, axles, lift, aftermarket tcase, tires, ect. You get a chance to start with a clean slate. Go for it
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Thanks for the input guys. This will be my grands first winter so unless i find someone with a clean full size truck im going to keep it.
for what i have into it i could make it 4x4 and still be less than buying a 4x4.....
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