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Unread 10-09-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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XJ Front Driveshaft on 93 YJ

So I have read several threads about using an XJ front driveshaft to replace the rear driveshaft on my YJ after I install my SYE, but I have read conflicting info about what year donor vehicle I need to look for.

I know a custom shaft is the best way to go but I need something to get me by until I get my D44 built and ready to install. I don't want to have to buy 2 different shafts but the local pick a part is having a half off sale this weekend so if I can get the right xj shaft for cheap and have it cut down I could have the project done for around $50-$75.

This would allow me to get my SYE installed as soon as it comes in instead of having to wait till I put in the d44 which could be several months down the road.

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Unread 10-09-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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Are you sure you can shorten and balance a driveshaft that cheaply?

It's about $100 for me.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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I've heard of places in my area doing it for 40-80. The driveshaft is only 15 if I can find the right one at the yard since it is 50% off this weekend
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Unread 10-10-2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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depends on area, but yes $50 to $100 is right, 75 at SS where i am
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Add long as it's not more than 100 I'm good as long as I can figure out which XJ shaft I need to pull from the pick a part.
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depends on area, but yes $50 to $100 is right, 75 at SS where i am
Same here in Orlando. Except for jungle drive line lol. $250 for shortening and halfass balance. And takes 2days they won't do it without your rig there
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Unread 10-11-2013, 08:37 AM   #7
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Lmao uberx92 sounds like they don't have a machine and use the vehicle and hours of plying games to balance the shaft and well thats there reason for the $250 lol
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Add long as it's not more than 100 I'm good as long as I can figure out which XJ shaft I need to pull from the pick a part.
Any driveshaft will work, as long as its double cardan and at least 20" or so long.

Can also use a front driveshaft from an explorer, a front driveshaft from another Wrangler, or a front driveshaft from a Grand Cherokee, as long as it has u-joints and not the funky CV joints. Just to name a few other alternatives.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 09:50 AM   #9
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Good to know. Thanks for the info.
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I used a ZJ front drive shaft on my 00 Cherokee
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Also, you will need this yoke

http://www.4mudders.com/product_info...ducts_id=19389

And a SYE such as this

http://www.4mudders.com/?filter_id=5...72_910&sort=7d
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Unread 10-12-2013, 08:09 AM   #12
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Get the end yoke style yoke for the sye, not the companion flange style as above
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Unread 10-13-2013, 04:50 PM   #13
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Get the end yoke style yoke for the sye, not the companion flange style as above
Why? Works fine for me. A couple of friends run it as well with no issues.
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Unread 10-13-2013, 07:55 PM   #14
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1. It's more expensive
2. Not a popular stock item
3. Easier to wreck when people change joints
4. When you go into bind they crush
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