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Unread 08-26-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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wagoneer/grand wagoneer differences?

i was just curious about the differences between the wagoneer and the grand wagoneer was it just a name change thing, or are they 2 completely different animals?

i've been eyeing a few of them in a guys field and was curious if there were any major differences especially between the axles

thanks in advance


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Unread 08-26-2008, 10:33 PM   #2
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Depends on the year for the differences. The Grand Wagoneer tended to have nicer interior and woodgrain. In 1986, the Grand Wagoneer got a interior makeover and the dash got a little more modern and some other things changed. Here is a breakdown of the axles:

1974-1979 Wagoneer, front and rear dana 44's (some 1974-1975 had drum brakes) (rear 44 is offset to clear the fuel tank) (front is passenger side drop)

1980-1983 Wagoneer, front dana 44 and rear AMC 20 (it is NOT the weak 2-piece axle type like the CJ's) (front is drivers drop and remains drivers drop until the end of production in 1991)

1984-1985 Grand Wagoneer, front dana 44 and rear AMC 20 (front 44 has a vacuum axle disconnect, try to stay away from this one, swapping it out or removing it and changing the axle shafts is an easy fix though)

1986-1991 Grand Wagoneer, front and rear dana 44 (rear dana 44 is mostly centered - just a little offset)

Hope this helps.
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