Jeep Grand Cherokee Accessories
Jeep Grand Cherokee Parts
1993-1998 Grand Cherokee ZJ models
ZJ Jeep Grand Cherokee Accessories & Parts are something we specialize in…in fact…
We’ve owned four different ZJ Jeep Grand Cherokees, and we’ve designed, manufacture in-house, and resell HUNDREDS of Jeep Grand Cherokee Accessories. We’ve been putting our best foot forward and supporting the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 and Overland community since we began business in 1999.
All KevinsOffroad.com-branded Jeep Grand Cherokee Parts and Accessories are hand-made. Check out our ZJ Roof Rack, ZJ Rocker Panel Protection (Rock Sliders). 1993-1998 ZJ Grand Cherokee Tire Carrier, ZJ Grand Cherokee Bumpers (available with rear tire carriers and front winch mounts), the ZJ transfer case skid plates. We have a Production Facility and warehouse in Phoenix, AZ… And typically ship out product the very next business day, assuming it’s a normally-stocked item. You’ll typically have tracking info in less than two business days for these items!
1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Options
The Jeep Grand Cherokee (1993 to 1998 is known as the “ZJ” model) is an AMAZING vehicle to transform into a lifted 4x4 and/or Overland vehicle.
-First off, there’s seating for 4 or 5, there’s plenty of front legroom for all but the tallest folks.
-Secondly, there’s a decent amount of width inside (but not enough width to have trouble fitting down a tight trail).
-Third, there’s an option for a cast-iron block V8 engine with plenty of torque if you plan to tow anything (small boat, overland trailer, expedition trailer, etc…).
-And ZJ Grand Cherokees are quite comfortable on long trips.
The ZJ Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo is the base model…which typically comes with the bulletproof inline 6 cylinder engine and the reliable 42RE transmission. However, some of the early 1993 models were available with a 5-speed transmission (which are extremely rare these days…). You’re not going to win any drag races with this engine, but it will typically run 200k+ miles without a rebuild, as long as you keep changing the oil.
The ZJ Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is the upgraded version (interior and drivetrain). The Limited models typically came with a Dodge Magnum V8 in a 5.2L and 5.9L variety (the latter being available only one model year…in 1998). As far as I know, all V8 models came with automatic transmissions…I don’t remember ever seeing a 5-speed model that wasn’t transplanted.
1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Problems
The earlier ZJ V8 model (1993-1995) came with a less desirable early-model NP249 4x4 transfer case, which allowed unlimited slippage between front and rear axles. This means your “4 wheel drive” was more like 1 or 2 wheel drive in certain circumstances. 🙁
There’s several ways to upgrade, including a NP249 to NP242 swap, an NP231 swap, and more expensive options. Such as the Atlas II, an NP242H or NP242D hybridized case, and so on. If you have an early ZJ (1993-1995), you may benefit from one of those transfer case swaps.
The later ZJ V8 model (1996-1998) came with a more slightly-more desirable late-model NP249 4x4 transfer case. However, this case had it’s own problems…namely slippage…especially after it develops some age and miles on it. Unfortunately, it’s more expensive to rebuilt/repair/remanufacture than other “mainstream” Jeep transfer case options (NP242 and NP231). Consequently, most ZJ owners will want to do a 249 to 242 swap regardless of whether they have an early or later model ZJ V8 Grand Cherokee.
Death Wobble is a persistent problem on ALL solid front axle 4x4 suspension systems with coil springs, including the ZJ Grand Cherokee. The ZJ shares this front suspension configuration with the TJ Wrangler, the JK Wrangler, the XJ Cherokee, the WJ Grand Cherokee. (In addition, so do the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500, and Ford F-250 and F-350 models). We wrote a book on Death Wobble Cures and Fixes and we CAN help you cure the problem if you’re experiencing Grand Cherokee Death Wobble. No case of Death Wobble is incurable…at least none that we’ve found so far…
If you’re not yet decided on whether to get a 1993-1998 ZJ Grand Cherokee, or a 1999-2004 WJ Grand Cherokee, we wrote a WJ Grand Cherokee Buyers Guide that may give you some insight into which one to purchase.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Parts | Jeep Grand Cherokee Accessories
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