jeep grand cherokee front drive shaft

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jeep grand cherokee front drive shaft

Post by JeepinXJ96 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:16 pm

Hey everyone,
I need a longer front driveshaft on my XJ. I have a 6.5" lift with Clayton Longarms. The stock shaft was extended all the way but I am going to move my axle forward about 2 more inches. I read somewhere that a front drive shaft from a ZJ will fit on an XJ and is about 3-4" longer which would be just about perfect. I'm just not sure what years and drivetrain combo to look for in a ZJ. I wanna say I read somewhere possibly a 1994-1997? I was gonna have my shaft extended but its trashed.
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Re: jeep grand cherokee front drive shaft

Post by narnwv » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:49 pm

The U-joints would fit, but I don't know if the length of the shaft is any longer. The 4.0 shaft is longer than the V8 shafts if that helps.

The problem you'll run into is that a LOT of them have Rzeppa-style CV joints on one or both ends instead of U-joints.
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Re: jeep grand cherokee front drive shaft

Post by Cowboy80CJ5 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:20 am

By the time that you go to all of the trouble with finding one that might work, you could have had yours lengthened. Should only cost you around $100 or so to have it done.
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Re: jeep grand cherokee front drive shaft

Post by JeepinXJ96 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:51 am

JeepinXJ96 wrote: I was gonna have my shaft extended but its trashed.

Cowboy80CJ5 wrote:By the time that you go to all of the trouble with finding one that might work, you could have had yours lengthened. Should only cost you around $100 or so to have it done.


I'm gonna have to get a new shaft regardless.. Anybody have one for sale?
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Re: jeep grand cherokee front drive shaft

Post by Cowboy80CJ5 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:58 am

:lol:

Oops....I missed that part.

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Re: jeep grand cherokee front drive shaft

Post by JeepinXJ96 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:37 pm

Cowboy80CJ5 wrote::lol:

Oops....I missed that part.

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You're good man :bigthumb:
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