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Unread 08-06-2009, 09:52 PM   #1
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zj, year 97 front driveshaft different size?

does anyone know why 1997 has a different front drive shaft than every other year zj?. my 97 driveshaft was longer and i went to put another shaft in my truck and it was too short???

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Unread 08-06-2009, 10:32 PM   #2
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different transfer case, different engine, different tranny from whatever your doner ZJ was.
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Unread 08-07-2009, 01:58 AM   #3
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Early zjs had a long pinion dana 30 too.

The dimensions of the front output on a 242 are different from those of a 249 also.
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Unread 08-07-2009, 11:43 AM   #4
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there are atleast 3 different drive shaft lengths in ZJ's. Best bet is to measure yours and start measuring the ones from the donor vehicles
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