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Unread 11-02-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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Considering buying an xj. It has no rear drive shaft though.

I'm considering buying an XJ with a 4in lift that has no rear drive-shaft on it because the guy never installed a TC drop or SYE on it. So he took it off since it kept eating through u-joints. If I decide to get it then I am going to have to put it in 4hi and ride home in FWD. This sounds like a bad idea to me, but I was looking for some other opinions. Thanks.

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Unread 11-02-2010, 01:38 PM   #2
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How far do you have to drive? If it isn't terribly far then while not the greatest idea it does get you home.
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Unread 11-02-2010, 02:11 PM   #3
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I have driven home about 20 mins in 4hi before with no rear driveshaft.
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Unread 11-02-2010, 07:13 PM   #4
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It would be about a 30-45 minute drive back. Is there a certain speed I shouldnt go over?
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Unread 11-02-2010, 07:19 PM   #5
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Unread 11-02-2010, 07:54 PM   #6
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It would be about a 30-45 minute drive back. Is there a certain speed I shouldnt go over?
What Abingdon are you in?
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Unread 11-02-2010, 09:14 PM   #7
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doesn't he have the old shaft? even with bad u joints it'll get u home and only take a couple min to put back in. Driving with front only is no big deal i'd be more worried about whats keepin fluid in the transmission. Have a parts beater we took the rear out of to do front wheel burnouts, little bit of torque steer, but still Jolly good fun.
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Unread 11-02-2010, 10:21 PM   #8
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You can always ghetto rig it with a gatorade bottle and some tape and stuff, so that no fluid comes out.
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Unread 11-02-2010, 10:39 PM   #9
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You can always ghetto rig it with a gatorade bottle and some tape and stuff, so that no fluid comes out.
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Unread 11-03-2010, 10:26 AM   #10
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AAA plus service has free 100 miles of towing, do you or any of your friends have that service?
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Unread 11-03-2010, 03:10 PM   #11
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I knew I'd seen your TJ before. We live in the same town. Finally a member near me.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 07:59 PM   #12
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I would be afraid of what you may find in the rear or transfer case there may be a problem and hes trying to pass it off on you.I would grab the rear yoke and give it a good wiggle just to make sure the bearings arent bad and also check to see if the output shaft on the transfer case spins.if so it could be bad angles and driving on front wheels only will be fine I broke my rear drive shaft about 150 miles from home and drove back home with only front wheel drive.
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