Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD Workshop
The Grand Wagoneer had no rival when Chrysler’s ZJ Grand Cherokee emerged in 1992! A 5.2L V-8 option in 1993 sweetened the package as the ZJ became the Jeep 4WD luxury model.
The Grand Cherokee reached its full potential with the 1999 introduction of the WJ. For off-road use, this is the best iteration of the Grand Cherokee to date. With beam axles and a strong powertrain, including the higher-tech 4.7L V-8 option, the ’99-’04 WJ is a true contender!
As the WJ lowers in resale value, expect an upsurge of interest in this SUV. It has all the luxury appointments found in any of the Grand Cherokees plus reasonable fuel efficiency with the 4.0L I-6 or potent 4.7L V-8 (shown). The beam axles give this vehicle true off-road potential—once you add a lift kit, big tires, gearing and armor!
4WD Mechanix Magazine addresses the needs of the ZJ and WJ models. Need Grand Cherokee information? Go to the source, Moses Ludel and the 4WD Mechanix Magazine ‘Q & A’ column!
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