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post #1 of 6 Old 07-25-2021, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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CV axle help

I’m looking to replace my CV axles on my 1995 Grand ZJ 5.2 as the boots are both ripped and they’re 26 years old But when I called the parts store they asked me which one I needed. There are 2 different ones and I’m not sure how to find out?
I’m also having a 3 inch lift installed. Will that change anything?

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-26-2021, 12:28 AM
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What is the difference between the 2 axles, maybe the parts store meant which side, because of the different lengths. I looked on Rockauto.com and you can get both axle shafts shipped for about $110.

But you will probably want or need to swap out that front drive-shaft and yoke on the axle. The rzeppa-joint on the front of it, will not live long off-road with a 3" lift.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-26-2021, 01:26 AM
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Front - and rear for that matter - left & right axle shafts are different length. You can use u-joint- style or CVs, whichever you prefer, both styles need to have ABS tone rings in the stub shafts if you want to keep your ABS functional.

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CV axle help

Tell them you need both.

Also 93-95 mostly came with u joint front shafts. My early build 95v8 had a u joint but I test drove a late build 95 v8 with the rzeppa shaft so he might have a u joint shaft already if he's lucky.


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Iím looking to replace my CV axles on my 1995 Grand ZJ 5.2 as the boots are both ripped and theyíre 26 years old But when I called the parts store they asked me which one I needed. There are 2 different ones and Iím not sure how to find out?
Iím also having a 3 inch lift installed. Will that change anything?
I recommend doing both axles as Polka mentioned, but I would also replace the bearing/hub assemblies at the same time. Doing them separate is a time suck and doing them together is not.
Also, if you buy from Rock Auto, you can get hub/bearings and axles for the price of axles alone at Auto Zone/ Advance etc. etc.

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-26-2021, 08:08 PM
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Ive taken a liken to just replacing the boots. Napa carries them.

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