I had 2 XJs in the past, a '93 and a '00. This is my first winter in my current 02 TJ, which is my first "wrangler."
it is my understanding that the XJs had a different 4x4 system than the TJs. However, getting past the differences in name, what (if any) is the actual funtionality difference(s)? I feel that my XJs handled snow much better than my TJ does. I'm sure some of this is due to longer wheelbase, but I can tell a very noticeable difference in just how the 4wd behaves.
Going further, would it be possible to convert/fabricate an entire XJ axle assembly (including Xfer case) to work in my TJ? This link
JeepWire.Com Presents: High Pinion Dana 30 Upgrade for TJs
had what appears to be the beginning of a nice little overview, but not super detailed (it assumes the reader has a clue.)
If I do this, will it cause any issues replacing my rear axles with a ford 8.8?(I will be replacing my rear axles this spring regardless. I am planning on running 4.56s when all is said and done with my 2.5" lift and 31-33" tires (31s for now, 33s when it's time for new ones.)
anyway, I know that this info can get very detailed, is probably remedial to many of you (forgive me if I sound like a retard,) but i would appreciate any input. I tried the search but not coming up with anything very relevant.