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Old 03-04-2008, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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need some advise with my cherokee

So i just picked up a used 2000 cherokee for a steal with low low miles. the only bad thing is it is 2 wheel drive. what is the easy way to convert it to four wheel (and cost effective). i was looking under it and it is pretty much the same setup as the 4wheel drive. any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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here is the easiest most cost effective way to get a 4 wheel drive from a 2 wheel drive
1-sell 2wd
2-buy 4wd
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Transmission, transfercase, shifter, driveshafts and front axle from a 4wd cherokee. It all just bolts on.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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here is the easiest most cost effective way to get a 4 wheel drive from a 2 wheel drive
1-sell 2wd
2-buy 4wd
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i would but it was one of those stupid good deals that i couldnt pass on
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i would but it was one of those stupid good deals that i couldnt pass on
if you got such a good deal then sell it for a reasonble profit, and buy the 4wd
otherwise you can swap in all that other shit but you basically need a 4wd parts jeep to that with anyway...think about it,it makes more sense to sell the 2wd and buy a 4wd then you dont have to round up a bunch of parts and then swap them in the 2wd, plus the inside already is set up for your t-case shifters etc. to me its a no brainer but its up to you
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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WOW, how perfect is that? I have a 4wd cherokee and I want to change it to a 2wd, come over and we'll unbolt our stuff and swap them over!!

not bad for a first post
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i would but it was one of those stupid good deals that i couldnt pass on
You got a stupid good deal because it was a 2wd XJ!! Its not so great a deal when you realize what it will take to make it 4wd!

Sell it, buy a 4wd and be done with it.
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes, you can convert them. Mine started as 2wd.





Key points:

- get a trans, t-case, and shift linkage from the same vehicle from a similar year, unless you know how to tell the specific differences between the different versions of these parts

- the floor already has a sealed opening for the t-case shifter, but it's still a bitch, and you'll have to cut your carpet to get to it

- front axle bolts in, but avoid the vac. disconnect ones for simplicity, and make sure the gear ratio matches

Whether it's economic and practical is your own decision.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes, you can convert them. Mine started as 2wd.





Key points:

- get a trans, t-case, and shift linkage from the same vehicle from a similar year, unless you know how to tell the specific differences between the different versions of these parts

- the floor already has a sealed opening for the t-case shifter, but it's still a bitch, and you'll have to cut your carpet to get to it

- front axle bolts in, but avoid the vac. disconnect ones for simplicity, and make sure the gear ratio matches

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I was going to do it to a 2wd MJ that I had. I had a donor trans/t-case, linkage, front shaft, and D30. It's not hard to do if you have a nice rig and want to build on it. All bolts up once you have the parts.

I ended up building a buggy and sold the 2wd MJ. Still have the spare trans/t-case and D30.
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a 2000 2wd cherokee???????? WTF??? great first we vote for shit presidents and now we have 2wd cherokees.....
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I was going to do it to a 2wd MJ that I had. I had a donor trans/t-case, linkage, front shaft, and D30. It's not hard to do if you have a nice rig and want to build on it. All bolts up once you have the parts.

I ended up building a buggy and sold the 2wd MJ. Still have the spare trans/t-case and D30.
what do you want for the trans/t-case and d30
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what do you want for the trans/t-case and d30
Instead of bumping a BS thread to the top send him a PM...Duh...

Fawkin newbies.....

Did you think he is just waiting around to see if you respond...


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Instead of bumping a BS thread to the top send him a PM...Duh...

Fawkin newbies.....

Did you think he is just waiting around to see if you respond...


well apparently it got you to respond. and i did send him a pm just covering all my bases
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well apparently it got you to respond. and i did send him a pm just covering all my bases
Ther only reason was because common sense would be to leave a post like this one dead, not revive it.

Maybe you will know better next time...

But I don't expect newbies to have a clue...

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