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post #31 of 41 Old 01-01-2011, 12:55 PM
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Does anyone have any experience with switching to tj shafts? My plans was to swap shafts and pick up a Tom Woods front shaft. Any thoughts on this route?
I swapped in TJ/XJ shafts and had zero issues.


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post #32 of 41 Old 01-01-2011, 04:52 PM
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Like I said, I did swap in the TJ/XJ solid, right, front shaft with no problems.
What I was trying to say is that it killed my MPG as I use my rig as a DD.
Other than that, I have had no problems. I went from 16-18 Mpg to about
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post #33 of 41 Old 01-01-2011, 05:58 PM
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I had a perfectly working vac system and replace it with a posi loc after installing the Aussie. . Last month i got it onto my head that i wanted to remove the PL and install a solid shaft.
My next thought was to keep the stock shaft and just put the factory vac housing back in and just permantly e clip the fork over to the connected posistion as it is now.
I now get a vibe while driving can picture that wheel on the lock out fork spinning unnecessaraly
I will be reinstalling the posi lok today
Posi-lok is back in and working

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I still run my stock system. It's only been problematic once when it wouldn't disengage but a some carb cleaner and WD-40 fixed that.

I also re-routed a 3 way toggle vacuum switch that I got off a Wagoneer at the junkyard. It worked great but after I got a locker and ripped the 4wd switch out of the axle I just hooked up the original system. Since the switched was ripped out on the trail I couldn't visibly tell if my axle was engaged or not and would not disengage it sometimes.

I ended up sending the switch a member on JF for free and now I'm planning on new XJ shafts once the stock system fails but that's just my .

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Havent hooked up the 4wd light wires yet, maybe on the next warm day. today was weird weather with temps in the 50s

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post #36 of 41 Old 02-24-2013, 09:28 PM
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I know this an old post but has anybody attempted to build an electric piaton/actuator to control the disconnect instead of vacuum
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Someone tried one with an electric actuator. Its just so much easier to lock the fork over and not have to mess with any go go gadget buttons.

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post #38 of 41 Old 02-24-2013, 10:02 PM
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But locking it over is all the time 4wheel i never cared for that perfer the ability to disconnect was there a right for the electric actuator design or was it a store bought setup
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Four wheel drive is determined by the selection on the transfer case. Not the front axle.

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Maybe he meant "all the time spinning the driveshaft"
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post #41 of 41 Old 02-26-2013, 08:07 PM
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Maybe he meant "all the time spinning the driveshaft"
Yea that is what i meant
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