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Unread 12-17-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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30"s, 29 spline 8.25 locked

I just sold my 94xj and im picking up my new 2000 xj with a 29 spline rear axle. I plan on making this thing a BUILT daily driver. my plans are: advanced adapters SYE, a 2 inch old man emu lift, Tom woods diveshaft, 30" bfg at/ko front tow hooks and class three hitch in the back.

as far as the axle is concerned i wanna do chromoly shafts and a detoit locker.
do you think by doint that i will have abuilit proof rearend?

do you think this will make a good DD/ light weekend warrior?

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Unread 12-17-2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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for 2inches you might not need the SYE/Tom Woods.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 02:26 PM   #3
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yea, i was thinking the same thing, i guess ill plan for one and if i dont need it ill just get the shafts sooner than later
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Unread 12-17-2009, 02:31 PM   #4
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are you lifting it for more flex? I have 30's on the stock suspension and it doesn't rub. I don't rock crawl though (stupid CT )
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Unread 12-17-2009, 02:35 PM   #5
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im lifting it for a few reasons. flex/clearance being one (dont wanna trim PERIOD), weight being a big factor and also i hear OME products a bombproof.
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Chromo shafts and lockers on 30s=bombproof. Go for a 3" lift, 30s are great for flexing because they basically don't rub anything. The only thing I have ever rubbed with 3" lift and 30s was the front splash guard in the wheel well. I was fully stuffed (as in all the weight in that tire, going down a steep ledge) and it was pushed way up into the well, I have stock bumpstops.

I'm stuck between locking the Jeep and building the drivetrain or getting a little more lift and 33x10.5s
Maybe half and half?
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Unread 12-17-2009, 02:40 PM   #7
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well i know the OME lift nets about 3 ish and then settles around 2 from what ive read. I had to sell my last jeep because my parents felt unsafe driving it (3" and 31x11.50 swampers). I know its sounds dumb but my parents are mid 50's and they want something they can drive when the weather is bad or their car breaks down. I live under their roof so i gotta follow the rules lol. I figured 2 inch and 30"s would be acceptable and the builitproof drive train and locker would make it sort of a "sleeper" lol
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i wouldnt bother with the chromo shafts, the 30s wont be putting any strain on those shafts ur rear could handle 33s locked on stock shafts easily, use that money for aussies front and rear, skid plates on everything and throw on a zj tie rod.. id say ur money would be better spent that way just my opinion tho, that setup would def make it a sleeper lol roll up on 30s and ppl would be like wtffff ud always have traction, wat kinda tires ru gona throw under ur xj?? also i wouldnt bother with a tw driveshaft save ur money and use a stock front xj shaft for ur sye, they use the same size ujoints so its not like its much stronger, the ujoints are usually the point of failure on the driveshaft anyway..
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Unread 12-17-2009, 04:35 PM   #9
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thanks for the advise guys,

drifshaft wise i was worried about length rather than strength
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thanks for the advise guys,

drifshaft wise i was worried about length rather than strength
then do a front drive shaft i have one on my 7" lift and my front is streched longer then the back
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Unread 12-17-2009, 06:05 PM   #11
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Front driveshaft from an XJ with an auto is perfect for an SYE and an 8.25" rear. At least according to the fine folks here. I haven't read anything that disagrees with them either, so I don't think there's any reason to worry, especially if you're doing a hack-and-tap SYE, since you can cut the output shaft to exactly the right length.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 07:10 PM   #12
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are you lifting it for more flex? I have 30's on the stock suspension and it doesn't rub. I don't rock crawl though (stupid CT )
I crawl and Im from CT???
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Unread 12-17-2009, 07:21 PM   #13
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I have some XJ 29 spline yukon shafts i need to sell. PM me if interested. They are the best axle shafts available for the 8.25 rear end.
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