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post #1 of 8 Old 12-06-2007, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Front XJ shaft for Rear TJ - What years?

Ok, I've search and googled and I haven't found any answers...

I'm going to have an XJ front shaft cut and balanced to use in in the rear of my TJ. I need to know what years? I'm assuming something like a '96 would work, but I want to be 100% sure I'm getting the right shaft. Also, I've heard of people using front explorer shafts, if that would work, or be cheaper, what years?

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Bump...anyone?

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Bump out of curiosity's sake... How strong would a front driveshaft used for the rear really be though? I dunno if an XJ front shaft is larger or not, but the front shaft on my TJ is way skinny compared to the rear shaft.

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it will work, but you'll have to have it shortened about 2 feet first

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Not sure on the year but you will need a flange adapter - Spicer #211229x

I'll see what I can come up with for years...


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...I'm going to have an XJ front shaft cut and balanced to use in in the rear of my TJ...
I'm assuming you are doing this to avoid the cost of a new rear shaft. Talk with the shop that is going to do the work for you. If you are dealing with a local drive shaft shop the difference in price between modifing an existing drive shaft and building a new one might not be as great as you think esp. when you consider the fact that the new shaft will be built with all new parts.
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I think JP mag did something like this a while back and they said it was just a tad bit more money to have a new heavy duty shaft built for the same price.

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The Cherokee stock specs in the XJ forum list the same specs for the '87's to '01's so I'm assuming they're all the same and I've been looking around and in all the pics I can find it looks like they're the same; if this is the case you can have the one in my garage because I won't need it (the doubler will require me to get a longer front shaft)...

Maybe someone will chime in with more info - it's an '88 by the way.


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