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post #1 of 6 Old 07-12-2017, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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We've owned the XJ since Oct of 1998 and she wanted it lifted since we first got it. I procrastinated it at first because of the warranty, then later because I was being cheap. Since it never happened and she was never going to let me have it, I went ahead and picked up a 2017 Wrangler Unlimited, which the dealer lifted to fit 35's. So that left the 32's available for her XJ. Which meant that it needed a 4.5" Lift for them to fit, which helped the worn suspension.

My question is about the Drive Shafts, what mods should I do?

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-12-2017, 11:49 PM
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if you aren't getting any vibes or shakes then drive it as it is also that's a lot of lift for 31s...
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-13-2017, 04:55 AM
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I would not drive it very much as is, there is a risk of u-joint and transfer case wear or damage from the excessive drive line angles. The Cherokee will very likely need a Slip Yoke Eliminator (SYE) and a rear driveshaft to fit the SYE.

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I did notice a slight vibration when decelerating, which is what brought about my question. With 250k miles on the XJ, I'm not opposed to just replacing the Drive Shaft. It's never let us down and at this point I'll spend the money on it to keep the wife happy. Dropping $10k on it is still better than buying a $40-50k new vehicle.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-13-2017, 11:13 AM
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Vibrations that were not present before the lift may be from worn u-joints, but a Cherokee lifted more 3 or so inches really needs an SYE to relieve the excessive drive line angles. Excessive angles will shorten the life of u-joints and shorten the life of the transfer case output shaft bearings. An SYE is low cost insurance. Most Cherokee owners buy the Advance Adapters style heavy duty SYE and then either have a custom double cardan drive shaft built, or find a good used XJ Cherokee front drive shaft to use with the SYE.

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-14-2017, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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So the SYE and replacement Drive Shaft have been ordered. Now I just have to wait for them to come in. Guess my wife can keep driving my Jeep until I get her's finished.
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