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Unread 08-29-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
MrGoodBeard
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Drive shaft help

Just purchased a '94 Jeep Cherokee, two door, five speed, 4.0, four wheel drive. It appears someone bottomed it out on the drive shaft, warping it. So, I found one on Craigslist. Tried to install it, it was too short. Called the guy, he said he had three more. Gave him mine to take as reference, he came back with another one, it was too long by almost the same amount as the first one was short. Does the shaft have to be model specific? Does it have to come from another '94, two door, 4.0, 4x4, five speed? Are there any replacements that would work, say from a Dodge Dakota, Durango? Ford Explorer, Ranger? Don't want to do any damage from vibration, and I drive about 150 miles a day for work. Thanks for any help, and have a great day.

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Unread 08-29-2013, 02:18 AM   #2
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What rear axle?

You would need one out of a manual XJ with the same rear end as yours.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 03:23 AM   #3
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I'm assuming your talking about the rear driveshaft? If so im fairly certain all renix/nonrenix XJ's had the same length SY shafts (besides 2wd cherokees and auto/manual transmmissions). Your best bet is to measure yours and tell him thats the length you need, if not your local junkyard should be in good supply.

Edit: Now that i think about it, im not sure if the nose on the 8.25 was longer than that of a d35. Just throwing that out there.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 06:38 AM   #4
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Just match one up with the original driveshaft length wise. Unless it is lifted. Do yourself a favor and install new u-joints while you have it out.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 06:42 AM   #5
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I'm assuming your talking about the rear driveshaft? If so im fairly certain all renix/nonrenix XJ's had the same length SY shafts (besides 2wd cherokees and auto/manual transmmissions). Your best bet is to measure yours and tell him thats the length you need, if not your local junkyard should be in good supply.

Edit: Now that i think about it, im not sure if the nose on the 8.25 was longer than that of a d35. Just throwing that out there.
I don't think there is any difference in the nose/pinion length, at least not enough to cause a problem. I've swapped a few d35'2 to 8.25's and never had a drive shaft issue.
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