2 to 4 wheel drive - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > 2 to 4 wheel drive

FS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitTJ 5.25" Speaker Adapters - NalinMFGJK Vent Covers - NalinMFG

Reply
Unread 07-11-2009, 02:22 PM   #1
jamesbTX
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: richland hills tx
Posts: 3
2 to 4 wheel drive

i put it in the wrong forum haha im used to fords


my brother has a 95 grand cherokee with the 4.0 high output and i was told if i get it running its mine. getting it running isnt a problem.

we have some local trails and i already have a daily driver so i was gonna turn this into a trail truck. its a 2wheel drive automatic but has the 4wheel drive transmission. am i smoking crack or would it be possible to turn it into a 4 wheel drive? if so what all would i need. i know i need a transfer case and front axle and all that. but what kind?

im 18 and just graduated so this will have to be a low budget build. doesnt have to be perfect just has to work. i know things will break. happens when you go mudding and trail riding. things break.

im currently driving a 96 f150 with a 5.0 and its 2 wheel drive. it can get through some stuff but i'd love to whoop up on the 2 wheel drive jeeps that are out there. this will include 4 wheel drive, lift, super swampers, spool in back aussie locker in front.

im a blue oval boy so ANY help with the jeep would be greatly appreciated. im pretty mechanically inclined. i've done tranz swaps on 2 and 4 wheel drives.

curious who my competition is and what the trails are like?

www.myspace.com/baja_tx

if anyone is familiar with dfw its right off the trinity river

jamesbTX is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-11-2009, 02:34 PM   #2
modelbuilder
Member
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 288
Turning a 2wd into a 4x4 is expensive.

It will cost you less to sell it and buy a 4x4 the same year.
modelbuilder is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-11-2009, 02:47 PM   #3
cmonson
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Columbus
Posts: 1,546
^^^^^^^

what he said...
cmonson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-11-2009, 02:52 PM   #4
Kruzin
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Casper, WY.
Posts: 3,165
Unless you find a donor ZJ to rob all the parts off of cheap, they are correct...better to sell that one and buy a 4x4 model. In the end, it'll be cheaper....

You would need a rear tranny housing/adapter, tcase, ft axle, front AND rear driveshafts, tcase shift linkage, shift lever assembly, misc seals and gaskets, a garage, tools, and a lot of hours...
__________________
DD/Wheeler: 98 ZJ 5.2, 4.5" on 33s
DD/Wifeys: 00 XJ, stock
Weekend toy: 13 Challenger R/T Blacktop
Kruzin is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-12-2009, 08:18 AM   #5
tennesseewj
Registered User
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 2,302
Your best bet would be to find a wrecked or junked 4wd Jeep and start swapping parts over. Should be able to by the whole thing relatively cheap, then part out or sell what's left over (if anything) to make some money back.
__________________
2004 4.0 Selec-Trac
BB->Black Diamonds->General Grabbers
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sporer65 View Post
You need to learn, there are 3 things that all JF members must like beside Jeeps:
(1) Guns (2) Women (3) Bacon
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraKee99 View Post
I was bored so I forded the river. No oxen were lost.
tennesseewj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-12-2009, 08:36 AM   #6
xJoshxx
Web Wheeler
 
xJoshxx's Avatar
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Burlington, Kentucky
Posts: 5,500
/wrist wish we had a beating a dead horse emote icon

not worth your time and effort easier to sell the 2wd and go with a 4x4 stock.

it has been discussed here about as much as blend doors.

If it has a 4wd transmisson on it look up under it should have a drive leading to the front or EVEN in the shifter a 4wd select-trac if it just has a shifter then sell it buy a new 4x4 zj
__________________
Interested in Amsoil? Sold4" Hybrid lift TeraFlex coils IRO Adjustable LA's Jks tracbar 1.25spidertrax spacers 265/75/16 Dura-tracs
Quote:
Originally Posted by moPowered View Post
The SRt-8's are a liberty design.
2011 WK2 ORA2
2012 WK2 SRT8
xJoshxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.