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Unread 07-05-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Can l switch my 2wheel posi drive to 4wheel using the posi reearend?
And how high can l lift my 2wheel
And 4wheel without wrecking things?

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Unread 07-06-2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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Unread 07-07-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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How about some more details in your questions. I don't understand if you are asking if you can convert a 2WD ZJ to a 4WD ZJ, if you want to put a rearend from a 2WD into a 4WD or what?

As for the lift the sky's the limit for a lift. What do mean "how high can l lift my 2wheel
And 4wheel without wrecking things?" Are you concerened about suspension/steering geometry changes, running into trees, what does "wrecking things" mean? Monster trucks are lifted several feet, and using the correct parts and design they work correctly (and still wreck and break at times).

If you'll rewrite your questions so others can understand what you would like to know, there are several on here who can give you very good information.

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Unread 07-07-2013, 12:48 PM   #4
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Can l convert MY 2wheel drive zj to a 4wheel drive zj using my posi rearend?

how high can l lift without having driveshaft , steering etc problems
I just wana go 3-3.5" up

Basicly lm trying to figure out if its easier to pull my motor and get a 4wheel drive version
Or convert my 2wheel drive
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Unread 07-07-2013, 12:50 PM   #5
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Buy a 4 wheel drive.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 12:55 PM   #6
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You'll spend more than the vehicle is worth.

( oh wait......we've all already done that....my bad..)

Seriously....easier to get a 4wd model. Cheaper too.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #7
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Concour with TexasZJ1 and Oldfrog. Lots of Jeeps out there with bad engines but everything else good. For that matter, lots out there with everything in decent shape reasonably priced.

Can't help you a lot with the lift questions. On one of my '98s is stock ride heght, the other is only lifted an inch. If I remember correctly, from what I've read on here you should be good up to 2 inches using stock control arms, etc. Above that you're looking at shocks, control arms, track bars, etc. I think after around 4 inches your looking at driveshafts. So from personal experience 1 inch is inexpensive, 2 inches should be reasonable priced, 3 inches and more, start opening your wallet.

Good luck with your project, whichever direction you go.

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Unread 07-09-2013, 08:44 AM   #8
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Can l use the posi rearend? In a conversion
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Unread 07-10-2013, 09:54 PM   #9
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As long as the front and rear differentials have the same gear ratio, open or limited slip makes no difference.

I would again strongly urge you to get a 4WD model instead of converting a 2WD into a 4WD. There's a lot of parts involved that all added together may well be close to the price of a 4WD model by the time you're done.

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