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post #1 of 14 Old 10-09-2013, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 14 Old 10-09-2013, 05:52 PM
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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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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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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

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/92-xj-sadness-2075657/index2.html
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post #7 of 14 Old 10-11-2013, 09:37 AM
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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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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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Get the end yoke style yoke for the sye, not the companion flange style as above

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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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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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