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Unread 09-22-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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Grand Cherokee Front Axles Shafts

I recently went to a self service junk yard looking for front axle shafts and there were only 3 XJ's with good axles. I stopped and looked at a few Grand Cherokee's and the axles look like they will work. Does anyone know if they will work and what years are the same?

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Unread 09-22-2012, 09:22 AM   #2
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dana 30 is a dana 30 no matter what yr,,as long as its not the disconnect pass split shaft,,,yes they are all interchangeable. withe exception of abs tone rings,,if yours has abs then you will want the ones with the tone rings
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Unread 09-22-2012, 05:26 PM   #3
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What about the tie rod and drag link? It looks like i could swap out the passenger side steering knuckle and use the steering parts off of the grand Cherokee on my xj. Would that work?
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dana 30 is a dana 30 no matter what yr,,as long as its not the disconnect pass split shaft,,,yes they are all interchangeable. withe exception of abs tone rings,,if yours has abs then you will want the ones with the tone rings
Not completey, The WJs 99up are wider, making everything different. And earlier are low pinion with CV shafts.

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What about the tie rod and drag link? It looks like i could swap out the passenger side steering knuckle and use the steering parts off of the grand Cherokee on my xj. Would that work?
Im gussing your looking at a WJ axle? Short answer, no you cant just swap it on. The knuckels can be made to work but the linkage wont work due to the WJ being wider. Searh WJ knuckle swap.
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Unread 09-23-2012, 02:10 PM   #5
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Not completey, The WJs 99up are wider, making everything different. And earlier are low pinion with CV shafts

Im gussing your looking at a WJ axle? Short answer, no you cant just swap it on. The knuckels can be made to work but the linkage wont work due to the WJ being wider. Searh WJ knuckle swap.



thought we are talking xj and zj because they use a dana 30..,,somebody plz correct me if im wrong,,
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thought we are talking xj and zj because they use a dana 30..,,somebody plz correct me if im wrong,,
And so do WJs...but like I said they are not the same as eariler dana 30s...
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[QUOTE=whitexj98;14203737]Not completey, The WJs 99up are wider, making everything different. And earlier are low pinion with CV shafts.

So the axles will work 98 and earlier? Are all of them CV's?
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some were u-joint,,,and the tie rods and all the drag link and what not will work from a zj and are stronger
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just for the record,,,what i said in the first place,,,,yes,,all the grand zj stuff is bolt on for your xj,,,,
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