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post #1 of 4 Old 06-23-2011, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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drive shaft Q

i have a 95 V8 ZJ orvis with the upcountry package and NP249. Im planning on doing a F>R swap and a 242 TC. I broke my front drive shaft and im wondering if i buy a new stock one if itll work with the F>R swap and 242 TC. if so im also looking for one

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Yes and no, It may work for sometime but the problem is the drive shaft you have is probably a CV style or (prop-shaft) front drive shaft,which was used in the v-8's grands . this drive shaft is factory set in length and will not tolerate the change in length required due to the lift . Not as well as the standard U-joint /slip yoke style that the 4.0s came with. at 3.5" you will be pushing it .
As far as will it mate to the 242 transfer case, Yes, All the drive shaft and transfer case combos are inter changeable, meaning the U-joint mate at the transfer case end of the driveshaft is the same size and style with all the combinations. 249,242,231 to CV or U-joint style
A good number of us on here that lifted the v-8 grands have have ditched that cv style and went with the yoke at the diff set up.

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my stock front drive shaft was u joint style with a double cardan joint in it. I blew the cv ball in the double cardan joint so im looking for a new one but dont want to by a stock one if ill have to change it when i get a lift. Im looking at Rough countrys 4inch long arm lift kit now. will the stock drive shafts work with this?
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