I bough my Jeep used (WG=Wj with 2.7 Mercedes Engine, for Europe). From day one I have changed every bushing, control arm, coil springs, shocks, all new and OEM (or better) quality parts.
After not even 2 months everything failed. Bushings, control arms, steering gear, all gone. After 8 months I have replaced the front driveshaft as well, which faile in ..3 weeks, a brand new driveshaft.
I have managed to talk to a mechanic that seems to have been working on this car in 2011 and he told me that at the time he swapped the front axle with a WJ Limited axle. Is it possible that the two axle models have different gear ratios, thus breaking everything from the driveshaft to the bushings and control arms ?
How can I check if the two axles were compatible ? Are there any major differences with respect to the axle ratio bwtween a GC Overland 2004 and a GC limited made in xxx ?
I am tired of changing parts on this car, and after all the effort, time and tons of money put in it, it is nearly facing the srapyard ....
Now, one more try: I have found 2 axles from a WJ limited, Is there any difference to my stock axles? I am thinking of replacing them, both front and rear, hoping they will pull together at the same rationm thus eliminating the doubt i have right now. Will it affect my Quadra drive system? Will they have a major impact on any system?
Any ideas please ?
Lift: OME (ARB) +2 inch - coilsprings and shocks;
Tires: BFG 245/70/16
Trim: Overland 2004, Black Pearl Edition
Your help may revice a good old car, or can send it directly to the scrapyarsd, as I am done with the patience
Thank you again