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post #1 of 11 Old 05-03-2013, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
B-Ball25
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Wj What do you guys think

So some of you know that I was planning on converting my jeep to 4wd. However now, I am not sure what I should do. I got one part for the conversion but now my money intake is slow and im tired of waiting for my right parts to show up on craigslist. Now my question is, should I stick with my conversion since I already bought one part for it or trade it in for a 4wd GC? Tell me what you think! Thanks!

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-03-2013, 03:42 PM
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It'd be easier to swap it for a 4wd model. May be cheaper too.

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post #3 of 11 Old 05-03-2013, 03:42 PM
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I would say trade it in on a 4WD Grand. You will be money and time ahead by doing so.
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-03-2013, 04:20 PM
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Hell I'd turn it into a two wheel baja desert machine until you get the rest of the parts.

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post #5 of 11 Old 05-03-2013, 06:48 PM
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I dont know man you have a nice low mile wj that you have already invested money in....I would keep it and start gathering parts for the build if you have the knowledge to do some of the work yourself or friends that do cause i would imagine it would cost alot to pay someone to do the swap.

If you do have to pay a shop to do all the work, i would look for one with 4wd if you have to have it.

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post #6 of 11 Old 05-03-2013, 07:54 PM
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I'd say keep it, leave it 2wd and throw a locker on the a@ss end & run with it.
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post #7 of 11 Old 05-03-2013, 08:20 PM
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If you can't do the work your self then sell it and buy a 4wd.

If you CAN do it your self then it will be cheaper and more rewarding to just convert it. I'm sure there's a couple threads on here to help you too.

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post #8 of 11 Old 05-03-2013, 11:45 PM
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outta curiosity what is the part that you already have?

seems to me you would need:
front axel
transfercase
front and rear driveshafts
new shifter assembly
and is there something with the tail cone that is on the tranny now or just remove it ?

what else do you need, im sure i am forgetting something but seems pretty straight forward and relatively cheap.

depending on which driveshafts you go with you could have all those parts for around ~$1200 give or take from local junkyards

if you sell and buy a new are you going to break even? and selling and buying a vehicle is a hassle in itself.

Id say do the conversion, but thats just me and I have pretty much done the swap you are talking about, only I went from old parts to new parts but same difference really

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post #9 of 11 Old 05-04-2013, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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I have already bought the transmission transfercase adapter. It was 50 bucks on ebay and it was the only one I could find on the internet so I felt like I should get it cause I never found another one. But yeah your spot on with the other parts that I need. My money situation is just slow right now. I really dont need the 4wd right now since summer is comingand I will just be hauling my seadoo to the lake but im worried that I will wait to long to get the parts and then before I know it winter will be here and then I wont have the 4wd for snow and what not. I just dont know what would be the best way to go. Ill just have to mull it over with some people and see what happens.
Also, if I were to get a 4wd jeep from somewhere else I have already talked to a dealer with a pretty nice one and he said hed just trade straight up. So, idk if that would be a hassle but ill just go over my options.
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-04-2013, 11:28 AM
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If they will trade straight up then go for it as long as the new one is worth it.

You can try car-parts.com too and look around for cheap parts. That's what I did but you will have to make calls.

I got a 242 for $200 a D44a for $250 so I'm sure you can find a D30 for cheap. Piece it together

I have a Tom woods rear and Carolina driveline front well worth it. But you could go jy for sure depending on your lift.

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post #11 of 11 Old 05-04-2013, 12:43 PM
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sell yours and buy 99 4x4 for the same price or less.

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