Drive Shafts - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Drive Shafts

Premium LED Lighting by VISION X, Proudly sold at ROCKRIDGFS: Wrangler RGB Multicolor Fog Light LEDs: Awesome EffectCess Recovery Gear Snatch Tow Strap OffRoad @ ROCKRIDGE4WD

Reply
Unread 02-24-2014, 02:02 PM   #1
treys
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Covington, ga
Posts: 1
Drive Shafts

Hey Everyone and thanks for reading...
I am swapping my 92 YJ 4cyl to a 6Cyl. Going from the AX5 to the AX15. Can anyone shed some light on driveshafts? I have a choice of transfer cases. Either the np231 that my jeep came with or one from a 1999 Grand Cherokee 6cyl. I understand I will need to change the output shaft if I use my current tcase. What about the Grand Cherokee unit? Anyone know if stock 6cyl drive shafts will work? And the last wrinkle... 4" rough country susp. lift with 33" tires.

Thanks to everyone!

treys is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-24-2014, 02:52 PM   #2
XJ93
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 739
With a 4" lift I do not think stock shafts will work properly.
XJ93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-24-2014, 03:05 PM   #3
CrawlingForward
Rookies Happen.
 
CrawlingForward's Avatar
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brazoria, Texas
Posts: 2,300
I swapped from an AX-5 to an AX-15 with the same driveshaft with no issues.

(In fact, my issues only came when I swapped in the appropriate 6 cyl driveshaft, ha ha)

You should be fine!


(Oh, and I have a 3.5"ish lift)
__________________
My Other Jeep Is A Jeep - Crawlingforward's Jeep-Related Adventures

95 YJ, Rio Grande - The Wannabe Sleeper Wheeler
2010 JKU, Islander Edition - The Burly Stock Overlander

- North Shore Jeep Club -
Build/Wheel/Break/Educate/Upgrade/Repeat
CrawlingForward is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-24-2014, 03:18 PM   #4
StanF
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,125
Quote:
Originally Posted by treys View Post
Hey Everyone and thanks for reading...
I am swapping my 92 YJ 4cyl to a 6Cyl. Going from the AX5 to the AX15. Can anyone shed some light on driveshafts? I have a choice of transfer cases. Either the np231 that my jeep came with or one from a 1999 Grand Cherokee 6cyl. I understand I will need to change the output shaft if I use my current tcase. What about the Grand Cherokee unit? Anyone know if stock 6cyl drive shafts will work? And the last wrinkle... 4" rough country susp. lift with 33" tires.

Thanks to everyone!
I just did the AX5 to AX15 swap.

Every Jeep is different, so do the swap and then MEASURE for your driveshaft lengths. Generally speaking, the rear driveshaft will be shorter, and the front driveshaft will be longer because the AX15 is longer. It will also depend on where you weld your engine brackets to the frame.

Through the years, Grand Cherokees had one of three transfer cases (231, 242, 249) - which one is it? I'd recommend that you use a NP231, and install a 23 spline input gear into your NP231, if necessary.
__________________
My Ammo Can Console: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/yet-another-ammo-can-project-finished-1498520/
My 8.8 Swap: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/yet-another-ford-8-8-swap-extras-1565339/
StanF is online now   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.