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post #1 of 11 Old 09-11-2013, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys, My wife's Uncle has a pristine 2wd Cherokee 90 model or so 50K miles, my question is it worth trying to make it a 4wd or am I dreaming?? Thx Mac

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-11-2013, 07:14 AM
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You're crazy...just kidding.

It's been done ALOT. Keep looking. The junkyard is your friend, find a 4x4 donor for parts

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-11-2013, 10:28 AM
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...and you'll need to pick up some "4x4" badges

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post #4 of 11 Old 09-11-2013, 01:41 PM
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Finding a donor with all good parts needed will be the deciding factor of whether it is worth it or not. Buying the donor vehicle will be cheaper than sourcing the parts individually and you will be sure to have every part needed. You may be able to do it for 500.00 or less if you do all of the work.

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post #5 of 11 Old 09-11-2013, 02:21 PM
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...and you'll need to pick up some "4x4" badges
If they can't tell it's 4 wheel drive, why bother TELLING them?
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If they can't tell it's 4 wheel drive, why bother TELLING them?
True that. I can spot a punkin a mile away, even with skid in place.

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That and, well, it's a JEEP. It's SUPPOSED to be 4WD!
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post #8 of 11 Old 09-12-2013, 07:38 AM
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shouldnt be to bad of a project, if you have the time that is

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Thanks guys I haven"t paid much attention to it because it was a 2wd, not sure if it is auto or not. Guess this would make a good winter project huh? Or a 1 day deal for a Nascar crew. Now I got to look for a donor, I guess I will have to swap out rear ends too if they have different gear ratio's.
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Thanks guys I haven"t paid much attention to it because it was a 2wd, not sure if it is auto or not. Guess this would make a good winter project huh? Or a 1 day deal for a Nascar crew. Now I got to look for a donor, I guess I will have to swap out rear ends too if they have different gear ratio's.
You could do it in a weekend pretty easily if you've got everything ready to go.


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Thanks guys I haven"t paid much attention to it because it was a 2wd, not sure if it is auto or not. Guess this would make a good winter project huh? Or a 1 day deal for a Nascar crew. Now I got to look for a donor, I guess I will have to swap out rear ends too if they have different gear ratio's.
It's as easy as you make it. It's really not that hard. I also say a1 day project after having everything laid out.

No need to swap out the rear too. It's easy finding out what gears you have and what the donor has. 4.0 with auto will have 3.55 stock, 4.0 with manual will have 3.07 stock; that is if it's not the UpCountry package. Manual donors are harder to find than autos.

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