I've read this entire thread and I'm left with a question. First though a big thanks to the OP for starting this thread and consolidating all the information.
On it's way to me right now is an OME 3" kit and I'll be running 31's. I have a '98 XJ - 4.0L NP231 but I have a manual tranny. I was hoping to get the HD SYE kit and run a front driveshaft from a post 91 NP31/auto XJ but I have read that the manual tranny is shorter than the auto trannies meaning I would need a longer rear driveshaft. I have not seen any confirmation that I can use a front driveshaft with the HD SYE kit on a manual trannied XJ. Can anyone help out? Is this possible or am I going to be stuck with a H n'T and custom DS. I'd like to go the HD SYE/front DS but don't want to chance it with a DD if it doesn't work and I need to order a new custom driveshaft. Thanks in advance.
98 XJ - 4.0L 4x4 NP231 AX-15, Custom AL roof rack with waterproof luggage box, retractable awning, 340w F&R, Rock lights, custom rear swingout bumper & rock rails
88 FC - 13B-RE swap, TwinTurbo apox 400 BHP way too many mods to consider listing, track ready, street legal WARNING: TOO MUCH FUN.