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Unread 01-26-2005, 07:59 AM   #1
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manual hub conversion for 98 grand

I just purchased a 98 limited 5.9ltr grand. it has the quadratac tcase thats fulltime 4wd. is there a manual hub conversion for this so im not in 4wd all day long.

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Unread 01-26-2005, 09:09 AM   #2
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you could swap out the transfer case to a 231 or a 242 which gives you the option of being in 2wd. As for putting manual hubs on the front end I think that cost around not worth it dollars. Give or take.
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Unread 01-26-2005, 04:47 PM   #3
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actually i dont think that it is possible... if you put locking hubs on the front then the v/c would think that you have lost traction , thus your v/c would be engaged all the time.... right now you are only in four wheel drive only when the rear wheels slip..under normal conditions it is in 2 wheel drive

i could be wrong but i dont think so
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1. You bought the biggest gas eater of all the V8s in the Jeep family.
2. Knowing this, why the sudden interest in saving gas?


The 249 is a great piece of gear. Mine lasted about 145K miles. (100K non stock)

You will find that the 1 mpg of gas that you save with a 242 is not a viable option to save money on gas. If you were upgrading your axles to currie 44s or currie 60s then, yeah. If not, it is a waste of time. You aren't wearing anything out or hurting your mileage.

How do I know this? I've been driving Grands for 11 years.

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i had asked this question before i understood how this perticular tcase operated. I thought it was in 4wd all the time but later found out that it only turns the front when the rear slips. so normal driving it stays in 2wd. this is fine. as for being the biggest gas guzzler i couldnt agree more. but thankfully my wife will be driving it more an she has a very light right foot.
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1. You bought the biggest gas eater of all the V8s in the Jeep family.
2. Knowing this, why the sudden interest in saving gas?


The 249 is a great piece of gear. Mine lasted about 145K miles. (100K non stock)

You will find that the 1 mpg of gas that you save with a 242 is not a viable option to save money on gas. If you were upgrading your axles to currie 44s or currie 60s then, yeah. If not, it is a waste of time. You aren't wearing anything out or hurting your mileage.

How do I know this? I've been driving Grands for 11 years.

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You're a lucky one. Most people dont get over 100k before their VC starts acting up. The 249 is not terrible but if I had one in a trail rig it would definatley get swapped out. Theres virtually no aftermarket for the 249 and not worth the time and money if you ever have to swap out the internal gears or the VC.
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