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post #1 of 4 Old 04-19-2014, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Quick Poll; What to swap drivetrain in to?

Alright guys, quick poll. I have a 1997 ZJ, 5.2 V8 quadratrac AWD. I am quickly losing the body to rust. The engine, transmission, transfer case, and axles are great. So, what do I swap them in to? I want to find a nice shell the drop it in. Understanding I may need different axles and driveshafts, what would you guys say would be a nice swap? XJ would be easy, any Wrangler would be cool, but what about full size Dodge van? A classic Charger or Challenger? Let's here some ideas.

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-19-2014, 11:27 AM
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What rear end does it have?

The easiest swap is to find the same year ZJ with a blown motor/tranny and swap the parts to the good body and then you have a complete donor for the small parts like ecm's etc.

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I don't wanna seem harsh but part it out build a Jeep with a frame if you are gonna wheel it. It's lot of work or buy a XJ or WJ and build that.

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The engine only into a wrangler. The rest is not worth using. Sell the whole thing and buy what you want.


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