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Unread 08-01-2012, 04:18 AM   #1
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I wish to convert my 5.9 grand cherokee to a street jeep....sugjestions?

i have a 1998 grand cherokee 5.9 limeted....xj is gone.....soo i want to build a street jeep...i need supreem handleing...i alredy know what i need for motor and trany....i need to be lower and sifer terning....also is it posible to get rid of the front diferental and have just a normol axle like on a 2 wheel drive...and is it posible to remove front gear box and have just a straight drive shat 2 the back....just to wheel drive and a lot less waight...let me know whats up !

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Unread 08-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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Just curious as what you're plans are. 408 stroker?

Traction will be an issue, why do you not want 4wd? Assuming we're talking for a drag strip here.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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i did moar reserch and watchd alot of videos....i want it to be a street jeep

i did moar reserch and watchd alot of videos....i want it to be a street jeep

lowerd re-geard wider tb ported intake stif suspention ect...im open to everybodys segjestions
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Unread 08-25-2012, 07:47 PM   #4
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Currently working on a project similar to the one you are interested in except mine is using a 1982 full size Cherokee chief as a platform. I already sourced a new front independent suspension from a late model crown Vic which has killer brakes on it with rack and pinion steering and should lower the truck 5 inches. Obviously that will eliminate the solid front axle along with the steering box. The th400 is getting replaced with a mustang t5 and the transfer case goes away too. Haven't decided how to handle the rear suspension yet but I think I will have to notch the frame eventually. Good luck
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Unread 08-26-2012, 05:38 PM   #5
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Start with a 2wd front axle and some lowering springs.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 09:49 AM   #6
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Why not just buy a 2WD Jeep to start with? You'll spend twice as much money converting it to 2wd then if you were to just buy a 2wd. A 5.9L 98 is worth decent money and you're just going to take the engine out anyway.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 09:54 AM   #7
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Unread 09-01-2012, 12:32 AM   #8
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I agree. Just leave that jeep alone. I have a 98 5.9L and it's pushing 480hp with a 5.9. Jeep is a collector and should stay almost stock
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Unread 09-01-2012, 12:45 AM   #9
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I agree. Just leave that jeep alone. I have a 98 5.9L and it's pushing 480hp with a 5.9. Jeep is a collector and should stay almost stock
What do you have done to this 5.9? I am in for 480hp!!! What mods?
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Unread 06-24-2013, 12:48 AM   #10
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98 zj for street

Hi everyone,

Need your advice Im planning to make my jeep a bit street jeep because I dont do 4 x 4 on the dessert mostly i used it for office.

Here is my plan to put in a 235x50x18 set of tires and rim, currently the jeep is in stock tires at 235 x75 x 15. jeep also never lifted. still stock. im planning on dropping it 2 inches down, im still searching for some good springs.

Thanks

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Unread 06-24-2013, 12:02 PM   #11
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I agree. Just leave that jeep alone. I have a 98 5.9L and it's pushing 480hp with a 5.9. Jeep is a collector and should stay almost stock
do tell your mods... i too have had (sad to say she isn't with us anymore) 5.9L GC and with the mods i did i was able to run a 13.7 and was nowhere near 480hp.
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