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post #1 of 4 Old 04-10-2013, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2000 TJ wrangler. I bought a jeep in need of a front and rear differental, and a transfer case. My Jeep is a 6 cyl. with a 5 speed trans.. I need to find out what these parts can come out of, I have been told that these parts can come out of a Cherokee. I just need to know what years I need to look for.

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-10-2013, 11:07 AM
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The Cherokee's rear axle is set up for leaf springs, it won't fit your coil spring TJ without substantial work. The Cherokee's front axle will bolt up. The Cherokee's transfer case will only be guaranteed to fit if the donor Cherokee has the same exact transmission and engine size your TJ has. Transfer case input shaft diameters & lengths vary by engine and transmission type. Though if your existing transfer case's input shaft is still in good condition, it could be swapped into the Cherokee's transfer case.

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-10-2013, 11:08 AM
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For front axle other TJs or XJs (96-99 preferred, although others work). For rear axle for bolt in other TJs. If you are prepared to do fab work there are other options.

For transfer case to be straight bolt in you need another 231 with similar spline count and length on the input shaft. What will have that is a little more complicated. I think its Novak that has a decent writeup in their tech section. Swapping input shafts is possible. Also possible to make other cases work with a bit of messing around.
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-10-2013, 11:16 AM
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I started to reply but then gave up when I realized I didn't know on the tc input differences off of the top of my head and didn't feel like looking them up....ahahahah!

They pretty much nailed it of course. I'll just throw in make sure that your front and rear gear ratios are the same if you get them from 2 different Jeeps.

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