zj 3.5 inch lift front cv shaft - Page 2 - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #16 of 19 Old 11-02-2013, 09:09 AM
HighLonesome
Belief In All Things Jeep
 
HighLonesome's Avatar
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 6,791
The CV joint has to point perfectly at the ring gear. In other words they need to be perpendicular.

You may or may not be able to achieve that with the stock control arms cambolt adjustment.

HighLonesome is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 19 Old 11-22-2013, 04:57 AM
bjorn17
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tallinn
Posts: 64
I also happen to have a 3"-3.5" lift on my ZJ. Stock front CV driveshaft.

What is exactly the reasons behind the front driveshaft exploding? Is it because the CV unit does not allow the driveshaft to expand and compress enough or what?

I am trying to understand what I should or should not do. E.g. can I use WJ front lower CA or not. They will move the front axle a bit more forward, which is pefect for the lift but I am not sure how good it will be for the CV driveshaft. It will need to expand more in length and it will not be at such a good angle anymore.

Ideas?
bjorn17 is offline  
post #18 of 19 Old 11-26-2013, 09:16 PM
dougmorgan99
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteOut View Post
Lol, 5.5" on stock arms. The reason it didn't grenade is because he has less travel than stock.
ROFL, there may be a lot of truth to that WhiteOut. But man would that thing flexed out really well with the sway-bar disconnected. I'll have to find a pic with it flexed and post it... Actually I misspoke, he did have RC fixed lower control arms from their 3.5" lift kit. He also added 2" BB blocks on it but still had his stock upper arms. It confounded me why he set it up this way but I guess each Jeep owner has a right to do what he wants to do despite conventional wisdom. Either way, his CV front driveshaft survived...
dougmorgan99 is offline  
post #19 of 19 Old 01-08-2014, 07:27 PM
po0dingles
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 25
po0dingles is offline  
Reply

Tags
cv driveshaft , rough country

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
5 inch lift upper front c/a length coopdc ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 1 09-03-2010 04:10 PM
95 ZJ - 4 inch RC lift- drive shaft issue WaffelNinja ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 6 07-12-2010 03:15 PM
Front Drive Shaft Problem with lift kit KDXFreestyle200 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 3 09-12-2009 07:28 PM
Loose ratttling in front end after 2 inch lift intalled Jbirdjeep ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 0 04-28-2009 07:05 PM
What Kind of Front Drive Shaft/Lift Kit ? Bosshound ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 7 02-14-2005 10:43 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome