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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Waggy questions

The boys on the full size page don't seem to spend much time on the board. I asked them about waggy drivetrains(figuring they would know best) and there has only been 1 new post on the entire board all day.

Any way...Does anyone know details on the waggy drive trains,axles/trans/transfers/engines? I hope to buy a tow rig/weekend camper within a year. I always liked the waggys(except for the wood paneling) and with their size and optional V8s I figured one would be pretty good for what I need. It's a toss up between the waggy and an f250 but I want to try to stick to a jeep. I was hoping to find a late 80s in solid shape(lots of them around here) but I dont want to worry about swapping axles just to tow my wrangler. Are all the chrysler built waggys equipted with dana 44s or did they put a lesser axle in them? I can live with the chrysler 318 or 360 so long as the truck is a jeep.

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Re: Waggy questions

Check out http://www.ifsja.org
Very informative site & it has a message board also.

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Re: Waggy questions

well for starters the fullsized Wags arent really chrysler built, most were built in toledo.

the 80s models have:
amc engines either 360 or 258
Chrysler trannys ( tf727 8 cyl)

aluminum new process chain drive transfer cases.

dana 44 fronts, heavy duty amc20s in the rear until 86 then a mix of amc 20/dana 44 rears.

good/run fuel guzzeling trucks, watch teh rear window wiring, the frame rail around the fuel tank condem rusts easily, and the tailgate, rear quarter areas are very prone to rust.

typical Jeep stuff, but they have No equal as far as fun/capable comfortable cruiser.


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I thought the later models had chrysler V8s in them?

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Re: Waggy questions

Nope, I have a '90 GW ('91 was the final year) it has the same old 360 in it.

My '90 has a dana 44 front & a dana 44 rear - from all '87 and newer had this setup - the '80-'86 had the HD 20 rear (which is good also - not like the CJ's)

Some came with 3.54 gears, but from what I can gather - most came with lower (numerically gears) - so as far as towing goes, if you get one, you may want to do a gear swap.

I think the majority of '87 and newer Grand Wagoneers came with leather seats with cloth inserts. My '90 is luxurious (for a older Jeep) with electric everything, keyless entry, blah blah blah. We just got it 2 months ago - I think it drives like my fathers old station wagon. Doesn't feel very "truck-like" we are putting a lift on it, so I guess that will change that.

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Re: Waggy questions

The ones I have been in did ride soft, but I figure a helper leaf(overload spring not an add-a-leaf) would hold up the back towing my Wrangler without a problem.

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