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Unread 04-05-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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Driveshaft length

I just magically fixed my Jeep, so I need to get my driveshaft shortened since I am using one from am XJ. I measure and got about 17 inches, does that sound about right for a 4 inch lift on 33's?

It is about 15 inches off of my driveshaft also, btw.

Just making sure that sounded like a right number.

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Unread 04-05-2010, 07:35 PM   #2
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Bump! Anyone else use a Cherokee XJ shaft and have ti have it shortened?
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I should have made the title a lot more interesting.


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Mine was 20 1/4" but i am running a ford 8.8 3.5"springs and 1 1/4" shackle lift and a sye
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Mine was 20 1/4" but i am running a ford 8.8 3.5"springs and 1 1/4" shackle lift and a sye
Oh okay thanks. I guess its about right then. My 4in sagging springs. lol
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STUPID BUTLER! Anyway, anyone else?
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that sounds just about right to me, but who am i?
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Mine was 16 or 17 inches IIRC
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2 inch BDS susp lift, 5/8 boom shackles, SYE and a rear Dana 44HD. Measurement as shown with slip yoke not completely collapsed. Mine is 16 inches from center of cap to center of cap in this photo. It is a cut down and balanced XJ front shaft.
You're likely in the ballpark, but you should measure yoke to yoke with it on all fours , then consider at this height the slip yoke should be open 1-1 1/4 inches and go from there. This measurement is going to depend on a lot of variables so don't be surprised if yours is different, it depends a great deal on your particular setup.

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that sounds just about right to me, but who am i?
Not sure, but did you stay at a holiday in last night?
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