- Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:37 pm
The gearboxes and motors are most likely the same, and IF there's a difference, it most likely isn't much, for example a 15 and a 16. If that's the case, the motors will directly swap with each other. I don't know what jeep that is, or tire size, or how sloppy the front end of the jeep is, but a new tight front end would probably allow the wheel swap? I took a little jeep with no lift and sloppy front end, and gave it 14" beach patrol (aggressive tread) and only had to trim about 1" from the bottom of the bumper inner ends. On my particular model (squarish) bumper, it's goes unnoticed and even over bumps in a fast turn, the slop doesn't allow any tire rub. I'd suggest you to get the escalade, as you need the tires and it's value in Parts exceeds the cost to get it. It will allow you to experiment with the plastic, have a back up schematic and appropriate wire harness. Every part is a direct replacement, so any failure can be instantly repaired. Even if you break down the escalade to a milk crate and toss the rest, I say it's worth it! Plus then I get to ask how many screws hold the headlight in, cuz I need a 1 screw headlight assembly! Haha, no, but really, the rear axle would be the same. Seriously, I believe that all the parts are the same, except maybe the front steering components. You can swap steering wheels to further customize the jeep, have spare seat belts, practice painting, maybe get a battery gauge out of it, and some chinsy speakers.