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v6 or v8 in grand cherokee for 4x4ing


 
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p_2_biking
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:08 pm    Post subject: v6 or v8 in grand cherokee for 4x4ing Reply with quote

hey everyone im new to this site and thats because i cant find anywhere else a good site to talk about this kinda stuff, ok to get to the point, i wanna buy a grand cherokee in feb and i will mostly be doing city driving (to and from work) but i will also be going to the desert (octillo wells, glamis) pulling a trailer with the toys but i wanna kno which motor should i look for in the grand cherokee for towing and for 4x4ing, i am planning on lifting the GC 4"s all in due time, but please help me out. should i get the grand cherokee in a v6 or v8 and also with most of the v8's i find on the net they most have just AWD or 4LO i want 2WD-4HI-4LO no all wheel drive shit just more gas money when not 4wheeling. alright help me out please it will be much appreciated

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get the V8 and do a 249-->242 tcase swap to get 2wd-4wd-4lo.

http://jeephorizons.com/tech/tcase.html
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright thanks, i am not that good of a mechanic lol actually i dont kno much at all but i guess i will have to learn, any sugestions for me when i end up doing this?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://jeephorizons.com/tech/tcase.html
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright i trust you guys and thank you
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't done the switch myself yet but from what I read it seems pretty easy. If you get a tcase that is within a year or two of your jeep.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 6:56 am    Post subject: switch Reply with quote

I'm getting ready to do the switch this week. Do a forum search for 242 and you'll see all kinds of threads.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright, sweet man thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

V8 > I6 period.

I think my 4.7L gets better MPG than my buddies 4.0L.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also swap in a 231 transfercase from a dodge truck with a 5.2 (assuming you get a 5.2) Its stronger than the Jeep 231 and you might get lucky and not have to do the input swap.. (find the right year and Tranny combo.)

Good luck. If you need any help post up.. Some of these guys know some stuff about grands... rofl
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p_2_biking
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well tell me what is better for my style, its gunna my first vehicle and i will be doin wheeling will the 242 be fyne?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does the inline six come with a part time transfer case? 2wd 4wd HI Nuetral and 4wd LO?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive been looking at jeeps, and usually they do as long as their 4x4, but i would go with the v8 not the inline 6, more power Cool and the v8 limited ive found usually comes with just 4full time and 4lo so i was planning on just doing a 249-242 transfer case swap so i can have 2WD-4HI-4part time- 4Lo
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

inline six comes with the 231 tcase
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh kool, so if i go to a junk yard and find a inline 6 with the 231 transfer case could i use that in a v8?
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