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converting a 2wd cherokee to 4wd

my friend has a '94 2wd cherokee. (yeah she gets mocked frequently!!) i was thinking that it wouldn't be hard or too expensive to convert it to 4wd. here's what i got so far:

front axle - $100
xfer case - $100
both drive shafts - ?

i am thinking that these things are a dime a dozen, so they shouldn't cost that much. so did i miss anything? besides the little 4wd light! the only thing i can think may cause aproblem is if they put some odd gear ratio in 2wds so you would have to replace gears. bu tthen again i have been known to over simplify things!

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Re: converting a 2wd cherokee to 4wd

Yup, it's a bolt on change.
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Re: converting a 2wd cherokee to 4wd

anyone have any idea about prices?

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Re: converting a 2wd cherokee to 4wd

what I would like to know is if you just take the tailshaft off the 2wd tranny and slap on the xfercase?
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Re: converting a 2wd cherokee to 4wd

Something tells me its *slightly* more involved than that.....

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Re: converting a 2wd cherokee to 4wd

I don't recall, but any idea what Suspension the 2wd cherokees have up front?
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Re: converting a 2wd cherokee to 4wd

I think the transmission output shaft will have to be changed. The 2wd front uses a tube up front that is basically an axle without a differential.
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Re: converting a 2wd cherokee to 4wd

Yep. And the 2wd ZJ's use the same type setup. They call it a "dead axle." Its essentially like a 4wd front axle...but with no differential housing, not ujoints and no axleshafts!

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