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Unread 04-18-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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XJ driveshaft

i tried searching but couldnt find the answer to my question....i see that everyone takes the xj front driveshaft and has it cut down for the rear driveshaft....will the xj driveshaft work on the front on a yj?? i need a cv on the front driveshaft due to angle.

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Unread 04-18-2010, 06:16 PM   #2
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I have shortened several, and have another I'm doing now.

If the YJ NP231 has the correct front yoke - yes (other than the length may not be correct). Key here is that front yoke, plus length.
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do the yokes interchange? if so when i pick up the driveshaft i will get the yoke also
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Lemme check......
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I'm finding some conflicting data, which could be due to ujoint size (not necessarily due to 231/242.

EG: This http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...5&partID=44923

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...5&partID=11421
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Can you put a XJ transfercase in a wrangler if you use the yokes?
I see XJ transfercases for about $75 and YJs for $400....
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The connecting yoke between the CV and the t-case or diff (if you have a 2 CV shaft) is different from the standard single cardan yoke, it's deeper and you'll need longer bolts to hold it to the joint - this only applies to the XJ shaft with the double cardan joint.

Here's a picture of 2 modified XJ shafts, one for the front and one for the rear, the new yoke you see at the top is the CV yoke that will fit a YJ. The XJ CV yoke won't fit the YJ t-case:

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Can you put a XJ transfercase in a wrangler if you use the yokes?
I see XJ transfercases for about $75 and YJs for $400....
Yes a Cherokee tcase swaps right over, the older tcases have a different spline count on the front output shaft so that is something to check before purchasing...

The Cherokee front output yoke can be swapped over to the YJ... It's literally a matter of pulling the nut off the yoke, pulling the yj yoke off, re-use the little rubber seal, slip the xj yoke on, and put the nut back on.

I have an xj driveshaft in the front of my jeep, all you need is the driveshaft, xj yoke, and bolts, nothing more. You will have to have the front driveshaft LENGTHENED but that's it.

In the rear you will need a SYE, there is no slipyoke that just swaps over to accept a CV shaft to my knowledge so of u have a SYE then the rear shaft will bolt on as well.
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