Jeep Builds Make your own jeep build thread here, discuss and view jeeps here. All Jeep models are welcome here.

Xj to grand

Old 07-23-2015, 05:11 PM
  #1  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Model: Cherokee
Default Xj to grand

I will try and make this short. I have a 96 xj that has a rubicon express extrem duty lift with an arb air lock front axel and a ford 9" rear end. But someone wrecked it and bent the frame bad.

I just got a 95 grand Cherokee stock. How much of a project is it gonna be to switch my drivetrain over the grand Cherokee. Any pointers would come in handy. Gonna start this weekend if all gows well.
Stealheader is offline  
Old 07-24-2015, 06:44 AM
  #2  
CF Veteran
 
Desertfox1023's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Burlington, NC
Posts: 2,333
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 1994...mostly...
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Engine: 4.0L I6 HO, Lot's of Bolt Ons
Default

Easy, as long as you can weld and have enough money to fund the project.
Desertfox1023 is offline  
Old 07-24-2015, 10:13 AM
  #3  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 45
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0L
Default

Not knowing much about your XJ, the front axle should work fine. The rear, your will have to cut and weld. The XJ uses leaf springs in the rear and the ZJ uses coil springs. Your drive shafts will probably not work and due to difference in wheel base. It's doable, but as DesertFox said, you need to be able to weld and fund the project.
TXCherokee00 is offline  
Old 07-24-2015, 06:55 PM
  #4  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Model: Cherokee
Default Thanks

Thanks for your input should be a fun project for me and my daughter.
Stealheader is offline  
Old 07-24-2015, 08:17 PM
  #5  
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Model: Cherokee
Default Xj to grand

Is there any way to have abs work after I change everything over
Stealheader is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
CrazyDuck
Stock Grand Cherokee Tech. All ZJ/WJ/WK Non-modified/stock questions go here!
9
09-30-2015 06:37 PM
Nick Knight
Stock Grand Cherokee Tech. All ZJ/WJ/WK Non-modified/stock questions go here!
1
09-25-2015 11:22 AM
dshirk
Stock Grand Cherokee Tech. All ZJ/WJ/WK Non-modified/stock questions go here!
0
09-24-2015 10:17 PM
2heapjeeps
Stock Grand Cherokee Tech. All ZJ/WJ/WK Non-modified/stock questions go here!
2
09-07-2015 11:30 PM
loganpants
Cherokee Chat
0
09-05-2015 09:09 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Xj to grand


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: