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Unread 02-22-2006, 11:54 PM   #1
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axle compatibility

Hey all, I am a TJ owner, but asking this question for a friend.

Vehicle in question is a '93 Grand Laredo. Front diff blew up. We are going to replace the front axle. What years/models will fit in his '93?

Thanks in advance!

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Unread 02-23-2006, 12:05 AM   #2
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Any front end from a 93-98 ZJ, almost any XJ, and TJ's.
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Unread 02-23-2006, 12:12 AM   #3
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Any front end from a 93-98 ZJ, almost any XJ, and TJ's.
Awesome, thanks for the reply.
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no problem... i'm sure you already know but make sure the gear ratio's match. And try to avoid the vaccuum disconnect (found on some earlier XJ's).
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Unread 02-23-2006, 12:18 AM   #5
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no problem... i'm sure you already know but make sure the gear ratio's match. And try to avoid the vaccuum disconnect (found on some earlier XJ's).

Gear ratio isn't a concern. He simply wants it as a rear wheel drive vehicle, so I'm gonna leave the front shaft off. Problem is, it is stuck in 4wheel drive somehow, and he didn't realize it and blew the front diff.
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What transfer case does your buddy have? There are three possible ones he has. Command trac NP231, Select trac Np242, or Quadra track NP249.

If he has the NP249, removing the front driveshaft is a bad idea. His vehicle will not hold park.
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To be honest with you, I don't know. I haven't had the chance to look at the jeep yet, and I'm not too familiar with the ZJ driveline. I beleive that it's the QuadraTrac transfer as he said it's all time 4wheel drive, with only options are 4hi, 4lo and neutral, no 2wd.

So I guess we'll have to get the 'stuck in 4wd' problem sorted out first then.. Thanks again.
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To be honest with you, I don't know. I haven't had the chance to look at the jeep yet, and I'm not too familiar with the ZJ driveline. I beleive that it's the QuadraTrac transfer as he said it's all time 4wheel drive, with only options are 4hi, 4lo and neutral, no 2wd.

So I guess we'll have to get the 'stuck in 4wd' problem sorted out first then.. Thanks again.

You CAN'T just drop the DS on the T-Case... you better find an axel with matching ratios...
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If he has the 249 there is no "stuck in 4wd" that is his only option! (full time 4wd)

Do a search for Viscous Coupler or VC here in this section. TONS of good info.

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If its a stock ZJ, then your gonna want to pass on the XJ axle.....Zj's use the LCA mounts on the axle to adjust castor with cam bolts, XJ's use the the LCA mount on the frame side, if you use the XJ axle, your Castor is not adjustable. a Tj axle will work though, or you could use a Xj axle with adjusatble LCA's to set the castor
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