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Unread Yesterday, 07:54 PM   #1
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Front drive shaft trouble

Have a 247 transfer case on an 04 wj. front drive shaft is rzeppa on tcase side and u joint on differential side. From what I've been reading I can ditch the shaft for a double cardan on t case side and u joint on diff side but with my tcase being all wheel drive is this going to vibrate at highway speeds and can anyone verify I can swap the yoke on the tcase for the double cardan yoke? Thanks

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Unread Yesterday, 08:18 PM   #2
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Yes you can swap the CV joint to a yoke on the TC. That is a very easy swap. On to the vibration part it is possible that you could end up with a vibration if you don't already have one. Also not sure if you have lifted your GC or not.
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Yep CV is bad. 3rd one I'm on. It's lifted 2" I drive highway everyday so actually been running no front shaft but its killing me no 4wd.
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I wouldnt see a vibration being a issue just from changing out the front driveshaft. Most of the 02'+ WJ V8's came with the double cardan driveshaft.
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I wouldnt see a vibration being a issue just from changing out the front driveshaft. Most of the 02'+ WJ V8's came with the double cardan driveshaft.
Then I got unlucky. My 02 has cv
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Then I got unlucky. My 02 has cv
I believe it was a split year. Im running a double cardan driveshaft that came off a 2004 V8 model.
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Then I got unlucky. My 02 has cv
I believe it was a split year. Im running a double cardan driveshaft that came off a 2004 V8 model.
Awesome, thanks for the info.
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All v8's are awd right? So looks like I can make this happen without to much worry. Part time or full time the drive shaft spins so I guess it wouldn't make a difference right?
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Have a 247 transfer case on an 04 wj. front drive shaft is rzeppa on tcase side and u joint on differential side. From what I've been reading I can ditch the shaft for a double cardan on t case side and u joint on diff side but with my tcase being all wheel drive is this going to vibrate at highway speeds and can anyone verify I can swap the yoke on the tcase for the double cardan yoke? Thanks
If your WJ isn't lifted no vibes. I've had 2 04 V8's with the cardan at the transfer case and a u joint at the front diff. Around 4" lift the angles seen sharp enough to have a custom shaft made with a cardan at each end to keep caster and camber correct.
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Only running 2" lift.
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I put on a Carolina driveline shaft when I put the 3" on mine, decided not to wait for the rezeppa to fail.
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