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Unread 12-14-2009, 12:32 PM   #31
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ok so i am on the same page the driveshaft you are making is for the slip yoke eliminator kit
Yep, you got it right.

One of the popular reasons to go this route is the relatively inexpensive costs vs buy a new custom made CV from a driveline shop.

If done correctly, the XJ shaft cut down will work pretty well for most folks.

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Unread 12-14-2009, 12:40 PM   #32
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did you use a arc welder or a mig/flux welder as i have a lincoln hd 125 mig.

thanks for the info
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Unread 12-14-2009, 12:57 PM   #33
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Unread 12-14-2009, 02:39 PM   #34
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As always Joe Thanks for the great write up & pictures. Now the wheels are turning in my head and I just found a XJ front shaft I forgot I had.
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Nevermind.

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Unread 01-08-2010, 09:14 AM   #36
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Here's some SYE info. Make sure to shop around.

AA Slip Yoke Eliminator for the Jeep NP231 Transfer Case

Advance Adapters 50-7906 - Advanced Adapters Drive Shaft Angle Reduction (Slip Yoke Eliminator) Kit for NP231 Transfer Case - Quadratec


The purpose is to allow for using a longer drive shaft, which helps with decreasing the angle.
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just my kit in. cheap too. PORC
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just my kit in. cheap too. PORC
Just wondering, what brand is that kit.
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I hear and see so many people call it a cv driveshaft when, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that transfer case end called a dc joint (double cardon)? I just want to make sure i havrnt been calling the wrong joint the wrong name this whole time, thanks!
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Unread 01-23-2013, 10:00 PM   #42
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I hear and see so many people call it a cv driveshaft when, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that transfer case end called a dc joint (double cardon)? I just want to make sure i havrnt been calling the wrong joint the wrong name this whole time, thanks!
you're right AND wrong

a double cardan joint is a TYPE of CV joint... CV stands for constant velocity

there's double cardan, birfield (sp?) and I think one or two other types
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I'll have to keep this in mind!
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