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Old 03-23-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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Awd yj?

Is it possible? Never heard of it.

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Old 03-23-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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Why do you want an awd??

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Old 03-23-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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I have a donor 93 gc. That I'm gonna use for an mpi conversion. I was just thinking about maybe using the tranny for the awd feature. Figured I would get better handling and I just never seen it. I heard they are putting them on the 2012.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:46 PM   #4
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Hell yeah if u can make it all work like normal i think it would be pretty cool. I havent heard that about the 12. I did hear they may have a diesel wrangler by the end of the year.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:47 PM   #5
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I have a donor 93 gc. That I'm gonna use for an mpi conversion. I was just thinking about maybe using the tranny for the awd feature. Figured I would get better handling and I just never seen it. I heard they are putting them on the 2012.
Haha, just answered in the other post about this.

The AWD is a pretty solid tranny. I have seen a few TJs with them swapped in.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:57 PM   #6
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There Was a Awd cj5. I can't remember The year we had one with a 360 in it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:36 PM   #7
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The transfer case, not the transmission is what makes them AWD.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:21 PM   #8
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^That.

A Jeep IS all wheel drive. All wheels can be driven, but it is a part time system.
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its called 4-hi....
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:43 PM   #10
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Or take a Transfer case from a 1998 5.9 Grand Cherokee. I happen to have two of these transfer cases just sitting inside my shop.. But I dont understand why anyone would want to do it... Horrible mileage.. And yes it would be good traction but The Yj's are Now fitted with A Little lever beween the seats that you can pull and It makes it just as good as the all wheel drive! It really is crazy. You should try it sometime Just playin!
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A Jeep IS all wheel drive. All wheels can be driven, but it is a part time system.
Not quite... A Jeep is part time 4WD. True AWD typicaly has a cent diff within the t-case and can be part time or full time. What you need for an AWD Jeep to still be offroad capable is a system with a locking center diff.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:04 AM   #12
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Not quite... A Jeep is part time 4WD. True AWD typicaly has a cent diff within the t-case and can be part time or full time. What you need for an AWD Jeep to still be offroad capable is a system with a locking center diff.
Nontheless it is still an All Wheel Drive vehicle, even though it may only be a part time system
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There is a significant difference. Being that a true AWD vehicle is designed to be driven on hard surfaces with all wheels getting power all the time. Most 4x4s will tell you in your manual not to use 4 wheel drive on Hard Surfaces. The power distribution to the wheels is different in Offroad 4x4 than in a AWD T-case.

Running 4 high, all the time on hard surface will cause premature wear on mechanical parts and eventually premature drivetrain failure. [Acceptions where noted by manufacture of course]

My Ford Expedition is a good example of an exception. Becuase its a completely computer controlled vehicle I have a 2H, AWD, 4H, 4L, settings for my T-Case. I use awd all the time. The manual states to never use 4H on hard surfaces for the reasons stated above.

This is why vehicles like Jeeps are listed as a 4wd vehicle and not AWD. The statement could be made that a Jeep is a Offroad AWD vehicle
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There are two "awd" t-cases used in a zj grand the np249 t-case and the np242. the 249 awd system has a major flaw for the 249, the viscus coupler.. it uses fluid. the fluid go's south between 100k-150k miles... once that happens the jeep will start to lock up in tight show speed turns, making steering very hard, the part is 400 dollars. The 1996 to 1998 models came with a center lock but still have the fluid issue. the 242 is the better choice if you need to go close to awd. most ZJ folks either swap in a 242 to 231 when the 249 go's south.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:32 AM   #15
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If you want all wheel drive, get a np242 transfercase
it is a Full Time Case!
I wheeled one for a few years in an XJ I had, I would actually like to get one for me current YJ
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No new Wranglers with awd. Still have to pull the handle.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:37 AM   #17
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If I had money to burn, I would transfer the Expedition Drive train into a Street Wrangler just for run.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:08 PM   #18
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For now I will still just put down my beer and reach over pull the little lever back one notch, then pick up the beer and continue as needed,

Actually AWD sounds cool, do they make an automatic engaging 4wd like my Explorers had?

It would have to have a selector switch for 2wd only, just for sloping it up a bit.

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