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Unread 02-15-2010, 07:45 PM   #16
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I think you missed my question..it really wasn't about the seals, but the shafts....

can I just replace the passenger shaft? and not the driverside...

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Yes. I see no reason you cannot replace just the Passenger side.

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Unread 02-16-2010, 11:03 AM   #17
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You can replace just the passenger side, but then you'll have two different sized u-joints.
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Unread 04-13-2010, 04:14 PM   #18
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i was curious on how difficult was doing this swap process and is their anything i should or shouldnt do?? I also would appreciate some pics if u have them available?? thanks for your time..
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Unread 04-13-2010, 05:45 PM   #19
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A couple things.

1. Late model XJ shafts are one piece and come with the bigger u-joints. In my area, they are easier to find than TJ shafts. That might help someone.

2. I did the same conversion (with XJ axles) and did get a mild leak on my DD. Nothing bad enough to check between gear oil changes though.
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Unread 04-13-2010, 05:56 PM   #20
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thanx for the info.. what years should i be able to use for shafts??
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Unread 04-13-2010, 06:42 PM   #21
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thanx for the info.. what years should i be able to use for shafts??
97 or newer XJ
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Unread 04-13-2010, 06:48 PM   #22
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I'm going to a local yard and they have a 99XJ there that I'm hoping still has the axle shafts. They also have some grand cherokees, will any of those work?
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Unread 04-14-2010, 11:27 AM   #23
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I'm going to a local yard and they have a 99XJ there that I'm hoping still has the axle shafts. They also have some grand cherokees, will any of those work?
Yeah, I'm an idiot...the Grand Cherokees are IFS...duh...
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Unread 04-14-2010, 12:42 PM   #24
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Yeah, I'm an idiot...the Grand Cherokees are IFS...duh...

Only the new grand's are IFS. I used to have an 02 grand, and it was SFA.
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I'm on the lookout! Thanks for the thread.

What did you do to make your 4WD light work again?
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can I just replace the passenger shaft?
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Unread 04-14-2010, 06:01 PM   #27
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Only the new grand's are IFS. I used to have an 02 grand, and it was SFA.
Were they Dana 30s too?

Yeah, and did anyone worry about the light? or just say screw it?
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Unread 04-14-2010, 06:30 PM   #28
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I'm on the lookout! Thanks for the thread.

What did you do to make your 4WD light work again?
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Were they Dana 30s too?

Yeah, and did anyone worry about the light? or just say screw it?
There's a write-up somewhere on here about changing the vacuum actuated 4WD light over to an electric one. I'll see if I can dig it up.

EDIT: Found it! Its in this thread.

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I'm going to a local yard and they have a 99XJ there that I'm hoping still has the axle shafts. They also have some grand cherokees, will any of those work?
I have heard that ZJ's have CV joints, not u-joints. Yes they will work, but not as strong.

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Perfect! Thanks for the information. Next junkyard trip I'll have to keep an eye out for some XJ's... Seems that any Wrangler which hits the yards NEVER have anything left on them... :P
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Unread 04-15-2010, 01:34 AM   #30
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Just an FYI, I believe the larger U-joints started going in in '95, I pulled a D30 from a '95 and it has the larger joints.
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