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post #1 of 17 Old 03-27-2013, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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front driveshaft question

Anyone know what year(s) and what model wj came with the front ujoint drive shaft?

My front cv shaft exploded and dont want to replace it with another cv shaft. Looking for an upgrade. Only thing is I have to do it on the "cheap" right now or I'd get a carolina set up. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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post #2 of 17 Old 03-27-2013, 07:42 PM
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There really was no rhyme or reason to it. Ive had a 99 4.0 select track, a 2002 Laredo 4.7 QTII, and a 2002 Overland 4.7HO QD, and all three had double cardon shafts.

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Alright, so it's just look under all The wj's at the junkyard till I see what I need. Also need to grab both yokes.
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I pulled mine from a 97 zj just remember to measure it

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post #5 of 17 Old 03-28-2013, 08:25 AM
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Funny you mention to do it on the cheap at the moment.
The transfer case end CV went on my '03 V8 QTII with the rezeppa front and was quoted $580+ tax, (10%), to supply, fit one CV and rebalance.

Even the bloke I took it to said get a custom unit made. $350 from Carolina for a double cardon plus freight is still cheaper.

No offence but sometimes you guys in the US of A don't realise when you are getting it good.
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$50.00 from a salvage yard beats $350.00. Sometimes you foreigners don't realize when you can get a better deal

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$50.00 from a salvage yard beats $350.00. Sometimes you foreigners don't realize when you can get a better deal
And the salvaged parts are better.
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I believe them to be. Companies like Carolina are striving to be as good as Spicer and other drivetrain parts manufacturers, so why would I pay mor for sub par parts?

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I got a double cardan driveshaft from ebay for ~65$+ shipping. Bought a Dana 30 yoke( i think any will fit. I was given one for 20$ off of a 99 cherokee and it fit.) and i called Carolina Driveline for the Tcase yoke, and they gave me a quote for ~55$+ shipping. They were great to deal with and they machined the yoke within 30 minutes and i had it the next day. Less than 20 hours later!

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curious about the years too... napa shows a cv style replacement for my 2001 quadradrive... but i have ujoints currently.
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I pulled mine from a 97 zj just remember to measure it
so its not just wj I can look for, just as long as I have the length right i should be able to get a shaft from a zj or an xj? same with the yokes?

Am i understanding this correctly?
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so its not just wj I can look for, just as long as I have the length right i should be able to get a shaft from a zj or an xj? same with the yokes?

Am i understanding this correctly?
I think the ZJ ones are a few inches longer, so they work really well for guys with around 4inches of lift. I'm not 100% on that, but I think I recall hearing that on here, somewhere.

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The zj's yes, not 100% on an xj. I think those may be to short the yokes are pretty much universal. Mine came from a tj.

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post #14 of 17 Old 03-30-2013, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Alright. Thanks for the info guys. Hopefully I'll be able to get everything swapped over this week.
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post #15 of 17 Old 03-30-2013, 10:11 PM
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FYI - there's a WJ thread that summarizes all the different model Jeep front driveshaft lengths
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