91 YJ vs 94 Cherokee Rear End - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-12-2010, 10:32 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 6
91 YJ vs 94 Cherokee Rear End

I have a 1991 YJ and was wondering if a 94 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear end fits under it. What years in the wrangler era are compatible with my 1991 YJ, and do the cherokee's fit and what years are compatible. Thanks for the help.

JJsYJ is offline   Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 09:52 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
MadMaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: United Socialist State of Illinois
Posts: 126
I think that size-wise it should fit but the issue that you are going to run into is that the Grand Cherokee is coil sprung so you would either have to convert your YJ's rear to coils or adapt the GC's rear end to accept leafs.

MadMaxx is offline   Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 10:06 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Gee oh Dee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 313
For what it is worth the coils are a bit better.
Gee oh Dee is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-18-2010, 10:07 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Cons_Table's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Posts: 7,667
Why not look at a ford 8.8 for a yj? Seems to me the conversion would be pretty simple
__________________
Poor Boy Racing The definition of the EVERYMAN Challenge!

Everyman Challenge XJ Build
Cons_Table is offline   Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 10:24 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Gee oh Dee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 313
Explorers come with leaf sprung 8.8s if I'm not mistaken, and tons of those are piled up in junk yards.
Gee oh Dee is offline   Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 10:28 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Cons_Table's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
Posts: 7,667
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gee oh Dee View Post
Explorers come with leaf sprung 8.8s if I'm not mistaken, and tons of those are piled up in junk yards.
Ya later models are better since they have the 31 spline shafts and disc brakes. Im not sure if the leaf spring brackets line up with a YJ or not, but I would assume the labor involved with adjusting leaf brackets would be much less than if you were to try a coil spring conversion...especially on a YJ.
__________________
Poor Boy Racing The definition of the EVERYMAN Challenge!

Everyman Challenge XJ Build
Cons_Table is offline   Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 10:44 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
Gee oh Dee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 313
You could probably pick one up from a 97+ for about $150.
Gee oh Dee is offline   Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 11:02 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
UABYJ94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Panama City
Posts: 210
THe 8.8 is only about and 1 shorter than the YJ. You will need to cut the spring perches off and weld on new perches that fit the YJ spring pack. The springs on the explorer are different width than the YJ's. It is a great swap. There are write-ups all over the internet that go into great detail for this swap. Just make sure you get the open differntial housing so you have more options for lockers when you decide to go that route. Depending on the gears you have now you may have to change the gears in the 8.8 to match the front axle. 96-02 I believe are the years with the same bolt pattern (5-4.5) disc brakes, also make sure you get 2 passenger side brake lines from the explorer to replace the brake lines.
The brake lines are direct fits for the yj splitter for the rear.

UABYJ94 is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Smittybilt Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier Installed! Rogue TJ General Discussion Forum 16 08-10-2018 04:10 PM
need help with rear seat brackets vettefever5 TJ General Discussion Forum 7 03-21-2012 11:30 AM
lost rear drive shaft amara8 YJ Tech Forum 11 08-18-2010 08:50 PM
Rear end swap catfish YJ General Discussion Forum 32 12-06-2008 10:29 PM
Rear brakes not engaging proper! TJ Gordon TJ Tech Forum 4 11-30-2008 02:20 PM





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.