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Unread 09-22-2003, 03:22 PM   #16
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correction - AW4 is a transmission and from what i am told, it is one of the better stock transmissions on Jeep GC's....

go to www.NAGCA.com and do a search for a video on AlaskaZJ and see what he has done and what he does with his ZJ.... you'd be very surprised....
well, your really not a big dumb white guy because your right. the AW4 is basically "bombproof" It is verry strong.

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Unread 09-22-2003, 05:24 PM   #17
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well, your really not a big dumb white guy because your right. the AW4 is basically "bombproof" It is verry strong.
I have heard the tcase is what has the problem with the clutches wearing out.
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Unread 09-22-2003, 06:34 PM   #18
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I believe the all wheel drive system in the eights and some of the sixes use clutches that will wear faster than the chain and gears that are in the jeeps with a selctable Tcase.

I would avoid, actually I did avoid, gettint he tcase that keeps you in 4wheel drive all the time. The clutches will wear out evetually.


No.

All 249 all wheel drive transfer cases use chains and gears just like the rest. They just incorporate a viscous coupling unit that can wear out if exposed to extreme heat (ex. difference in tire tread depth front - rear). They dont use clutches.

Besides a 242 or 231 transfer case is a direct bolt in.

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As far as off road ability, either one will do well, it is a Jeep.
Can't argue with that.
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Unread 09-22-2003, 07:55 PM   #19
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Hey Swampboy, I just wanted to say that I love the pictures. They really show the true capabilities of a Grand Cherokee. I went wheeling this weekend and thought I was in some mud and tricky situations, but it's nothing compared to what you were in. I'll have to buy myself a digital camera or something so I can post pics of my rig. In the meantime, keep up the good work with the pictures and truck, they look really good.
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Unread 09-22-2003, 08:00 PM   #20
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Thank you .. I never leave home without my Digi cam.. YOu never know when a photo op will arise.. LIke the Freightliner..
I was coming home from work one day and there is a semi over the curb. ( hi centered) So I whip out the trusty strap and pull him out.. ( Obviously couldnt see the curb because of the flood ..
Its huricane season here..

Noone would believe me if I said I did it.. So I took a picture ..
My strap is clearly visible in the pic...
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Unread 09-22-2003, 08:40 PM   #21
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No.

All 249 all wheel drive transfer cases use chains and gears just like the rest. They just incorporate a viscous coupling unit that can wear out if exposed to extreme heat (ex. difference in tire tread depth front - rear). They dont use clutches.

Besides a 242 or 231 transfer case is a direct bolt in.


Can't argue with that.
Clutches maybe are not best wayto decsribe them. I think of anything that can engage or disengage as a clutch. Basically, if I understand it when you loose traction the "pads" swell with trans fluid "viscous coupling". These pads will wear out eventually. Just depens on the use.
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