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Old 12-18-2008, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my front ds is a little short and has to be extended. I have a 92 yj with 6" sua lift. I was wondering if i can use a xj shaft with a cv joint. instead of just lengthening mine. I would have to change the tc yoke. I wouldn't be able to point the yoke at the tc like i did in the rear, because of the caster change. So i was wondering if it would work if it wasn't perfectly set up. Or should i just extend the old stock one? i get a lot of vibes right now.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2 words, TOM WOODS
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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does that mean the xj shaft wont work?
i already have a spare xj shaft and i looked at he tomwoods=$350.
Since im running an xj in the rear ,i thought that it would be stout enough for the front.
im kinda on a budget.
i run 33" tires , stock front shafts with just a napa gold u joint.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you want to run a CV, your pinion angle should be about 1-2* below the the line from T/C output to pinion yoke. So unless you rotate your pinion up, I'm not too sure about running the CV. Cutting and turning knuckles is really not that hard though if you have a decent welder. If you do not want to rotate the axle, then I would stick with a normal driveshaft. Maybe use a cherokee rear shaft, or something that is around the same length or longer (to cut down) that is non CV. But, technically, on a CV setup the pinion should be very close to the line between TC and yoke.

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Old 12-19-2008, 05:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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search driveshaft 101. if the u joints and yokes line up run it but you are going to have to re-tube the shaft. its very easy and can be done in about an hour or two. plus you'll save 250 plus for a custom drive shaft. just search
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thank you for the replies, are you saying to resize it myself? i'm a good welder but my front ds always spins. i wouldnt be able to balance it myself. how maney degrees can a cv ds be off and not wear to fast?
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you already have it and you say it will fit (length). try it and see if that also gets rid of the vibes. save old one for spare just in case the CV doesn't work out and/or snaps.
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The 1994 Cherokee sport I got the engine trans transfer case and drive shafts out of had the CV shaft in the front a slip yolk in the rear.



Have the driveshaft professionally balanced its less than $50
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