zr2 blazer vs jeep grand cherokee

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  1. $shot

    $shot OT Supporter

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    i purchsed a zr2 blazer yesterday (2001) and absolutely love it. took it offroad and everything went pretty well. one of my friends bluntly stately that a 99+ jeep grand cherokee would blast my zr2 blazer offroad, and my ground clearance (higher than the jeep) has no relevance.. any comments? is he somewhat accurate?

    i personally decided not to believe him, but it wasn't pleasant hearing that the day after my purchase :wtc: (i would still get the zr2, the fuckin thing is beautiful)
     
  2. P07r0457

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    on-road, I'd much rather have the blazer... But it is generally accepted that stock for stock, the jeep is a more-capable off-road vehicle.

    Ground clearance is a factor, but it's not the be-all, end-all...
     
  3. IntheWorks

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    I have a BlaZeR2 (BTW sign up at www.zr2.com if you're not already there)

    and to answer your question

    the IFS on the Sseries seriously limits it's off road capabilities. You can put on a 5" BDS or 6" Superlift, but all that really accomplishes is the ability to fit larger tires under the truck. You don't really gain to much travel.....
     
  4. fck_stik

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    get a solid axle out of a XJ and swap it in...VOILA! problem fixed...

    Josh
     
  5. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    If you do any kind of SAS on a ZR2, I'd atleast go with a HP D44 from a 77-79 F150, or a full width D60.. nothing less... I think the XJ axle drops on the wrong side anyway...
     
  6. AggieZR2

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    I miss my ZR2, that is all.
     
  7. del_parker

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    A front D60 is overkill and too much money unless you're rockcrawlin or have serious power. D60/D60 combo would be uber nice though.
     
  8. IntheWorks

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    Most people who attempt a SAS in the first place are usually serious wheelers anyway. I'd rather over build than under build and break something to easily.
     

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