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Old 08-23-2001, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Post Front axle Ujoint size on '93 YJ? 260 or 297?

I'm going to the '87 axle on my '93 YJ...

Is the ujoint on the front axle (in the steering knuckle) on my current axle a 260 or a 297? When did they make the switch?

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Old 08-23-2001, 12:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The front u-joint went from 260x to 297x for the '95 YJs. All TJs have the 297x u-joint.
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yeah, you're right. I called the parts store and they list the same joint for '87 and '93.

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Is there an easy swap to do? Like, grab the shafts out of a '95 and plunk them into my '91?
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<STRONG>Is there an easy swap to do? Like, grab the shafts out of a '95 and plunk them into my '91?</STRONG>
Exactly, only difference would be if you have the vacuum disconnect, cant remember exactly what year that went away, I know my 90 xj had it. If you have the disconnect you have to install a seal in the axle tube to keep all of the oil from passing through and have to make a block off plate to seal the hole up.
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Not ALL 95's have 297's. You have to find a model with ABS brakes.
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KS is right!

I think I heard somewhere that that it wasn't until the 95 1/2 models (yea, go figure) had 297's regardless of ABS or not.

My buddy has a 95, with 297's, but no abs. And I believe the build date is June or July 95.
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Is it possible to use the shafts with the 297 ujoint from a YJ, TJ or XJ in a CJ D30? I imagine they're longer and you would probably have to get them cut down and you would have to go with a different stub axle (scout?), but is there enough room in the knuckle? Does this sound like a worthwile upgrade? (PS. don't bother posting if your answer is to go d60)

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Yup!
I've got 95 YJ axles in my Comanche,and they have the 260's. w/axle disconnect takes the big holed seal.one piece axle retro-fit requires the small hole seal.
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