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Unread 05-16-2011, 03:39 PM   #31
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front front shafts
i believe if you have anything other than the conventional double cardan you might need a new drive shaft after lifting the jeep, boot tearing. not 100% on this so correct me if wrong



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Unread 06-09-2011, 08:07 PM   #32
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Here's a "Frequently Posted Post" that should be in the WJ FAQ:

"Investigation of 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Fire After Rear End Collision":

The short version - various consumer advocate groups are claiming the ZJ and WJ are "The next Ford Pinto" and are susceptible to fuel tank fires in rear end collisions. Chrysler's research indicates that the incidence of fires in rear end collisions is no higher than any other vehicle and that the vehicle met Federal Safety Standards in place at the time.

The muckrakers are alleging that positioning a plastic fuel tank behind the rear axle is unsafe and that it can crack in an accident and burst into flames. It was also shown that those GCs equipped with the fuel tank skid plate were not affected. The optional "brush guard" (the thin sheet metal version) were not "sufficiently protected".

Here are few of the inflammatory articles claiming the ZJ and WJ are not safe:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/...67N4SU20100824
http://content.usatoday.com/communit...and-cherokee/1
http://auto.ocregister.com/2011/01/2...herokee/50730/

And HERE is Chrysler's research as well as a product developed to prevent the issue known as the "Fuel Tank Blocker Bracket". It shows that the Grand Cherokee was safer in accidents than almost all other SUVs.
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/do...031-43422P.pdf

Here is a picture of the Fuel Tank Blocker Bracket installed on a WJ:

Credit to user "vwbuge" for the picture.

I believe the Fuel Tank Blocker Bracket is merely a "make you feel better" solution and something Chrysler did to alleviate public pressure on the issue. The data supports their original claim that it is safe.

After reading the above research, it is my opinion that Ralph Nader and the various consumer groups reporting that the ZJ/WJ is unsafe are mostly trolling for funding. They are publishing sensational articles to garner attention and future funding. The research shows that the Grand Cherokee is a safe vehicle, safer than most in its class, and that the incidence of fuel tank fires is insignificant.

Please stop posting "Is the WJ safe?" posts? The answer is yes, and I leave you to read the above links and make your own decision.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 04:50 PM   #33
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I believe that the part numbers for the factory Rzeppa-> DC drive shaft conversion would be handy to have in the FAQ.

Here are the JEEP part numbers for the Yokes, but those are useless to anyone not associated with Chrysler. Once I figure out Spicer part numbers, I'll update.

05019514aa

and 5019624aa
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Unread 07-15-2011, 02:01 PM   #34
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D30 yoke - 26 spline
D44A yoke - 29 spline

247J front tcase yoke - 26 spline
247J rear tchase output shaft - 26 spline
247J transfer case input shaft - 23 spline
247J input shaft length - 2.4125"

242JHD front tcase yoke - 32 spline
242JHD rear tcase output shaft - 32 spline
242JHD transfer case input shaft - 23 spline
242JHD input shaft length - 2.4125"

I copied this from another thread, but it's not entirely accurate. My 2001 242wj from an I6 (non-hd) has a 32 spline front output.
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Unread 07-19-2011, 01:17 PM   #35
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2002 and newer gauges are white face/electroluminescent.
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Unread 07-19-2011, 01:39 PM   #36
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Unread 07-30-2011, 08:55 AM   #37
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Just some FYI on axles shafts. The lengths are slightly different when comparing a dana 30 "varilock" front axle to the dana 30 "non varilock" its not super obvious if you just glance at them. These axle shafts are NOT interchangable.

Definitely good info to be in here, might not hurt to have some common part numbers listed as well from the usual parts sources (rockauto.com, Advance, Autozone, Napa, etc...)
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Unread 08-18-2011, 08:51 PM   #38
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The info in this post should be added about the different electric fan setup in 99-03 vs 2004 model:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/.../#post12044247
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Unread 08-28-2011, 03:50 PM   #39
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**painting plastic cladding**

Hey everyone, I've seen the question asked over and over about how to paint the plastics around your WJ.

I just re-did mine this weekend so I thought I'd take some pics and help some people out.

Here's how the plastic was looking before any work.






Now the prep work, picture this kind of setup on each side of the vehicle:



And then how it looks after: The uneven spots on the front bumper are just damage in the plastic.





Before painting I did do some sanding to remove any dirt that was perma-stuck to the plastic and also to roughen it up for the paint to stick better. The black colour you see is RockerGuard which is a rubberized paint, and after it was dry I put a coat of Krylon Clear Coat over it to give it a bit more shine and protection.
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Unread 08-30-2011, 02:18 PM   #40
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Hey everyone, I've seen the question asked over and over about how to paint the plastics around your WJ.

I just re-did mine this weekend so I thought I'd take some pics and help some people out.

Here's how the plastic was looking before any work.






Now the prep work, picture this kind of setup on each side of the vehicle:



And then how it looks after: The uneven spots on the front bumper are just damage in the plastic.





Before painting I did do some sanding to remove any dirt that was perma-stuck to the plastic and also to roughen it up for the paint to stick better. The black colour you see is RockerGuard which is a rubberized paint, and after it was dry I put a coat of Krylon Clear Coat over it to give it a bit more shine and protection.
Or you can use eagle one trim. That product is the best. it lasts for about a month. its like armor all but stronger.
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Unread 10-18-2011, 08:43 PM   #41
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One thing I see often mentioned (and have searched for myself) is the cat-back exhaust options for the WJ. I know of (so far):

Kolak (varies, mild to loud)
Borla (stainless, quiet)
Magnaflow (stainless, medium)
Dynomax (aluminized steel, medium)

It would be good to know other options that exist, and the materials/prices/loudness/etc. I'm sure its a common upgrade, and my WJ at 160k is due for a new exhaust - I'd for sure like to get the one that best balances my needs with the budget!
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Unread 12-08-2011, 08:31 AM   #42
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I have seen on you tube that some head light housings have the same bulb insert but teh hid bulbs are to long to fit! rendering the housing useless for HID. i dont no what gen it was..

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Projector Headlights and HIDs

There are many people selling projector headlight housings for WJs, but there are only three styles of projector headlights for WJs. All of these styles are available in chrome, black or smoked finishes.
The Gen I has three LEDs in upper corner near the grill.
The Gen II has a row of five oval lights along the bottom.
The Gen III looks most like stock with a bar along the bottom and 3 LEDs for the side turn signals.
There is no factory connection for the halos, but they can be spliced into the parking lights, turn signals, or fog lights.

HIDs should only be put in projector housings so that you don't blind on-coming cars. Also, only put them in the low beams. The warm up time makes them unsuitable for high beams. 6000K bulbs are generally recommended, though some people like 5000K bulbs. There are also many vedors for HID kits, but DDM Tuning is a popular source.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 01:13 PM   #43
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It is located in the Suspension Info sticky.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 01:38 PM   #44
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INFORMATIVE VIDEO:


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Differential Side Gear Backlash Measurement

Differential Ring and Pinion Gear Setup
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Unread 01-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #45
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1999 -200? If your front drive shaft boot (the one from your transfer case to the front diffy) is torn but your CV joint is in otherwise good condition and you just want to replace the boot without spending $200 on a CV joint rebuild kit, NAPA has a boot that fits perfectly. Part #686-2332. It looks different than the original one but it works. Cost $19.
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