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98 Cherokee driveline help


 
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Toliver09
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: 98 Cherokee driveline help Reply with quote

I am purchasing a 98 cherokee with a 6" lift. one of the key concerns I had was the slip yoke, by looking at this picture I have no idea as to what the deal is. The rear end has obviously been shimmed but I can't make heads or tails as to whether this is a sye or the original driveline. I am used to looking at my 86 rather than these newer deals and I don't know what the original slip yoke looked like on the 98.
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mflueras
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 99 and that does not look factory.
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Toliver09
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would hope SOMETHING was done, it has a 6" rough country lift on it
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Brad The Best
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the 99 has a different set up the your 86 .

that is 100% stock i actually went outside with a flashlight and looked at my other Cherokee .
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is stock!
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Toliver09
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

YIKES I will need to install an sye asap... 6" lift even with a shimmed rear end is gunna rip the bearings out of the transfer case. Now I'm at a toss up. AA makes an SYE that seems to be good, but what else will I need to get besides the kit. Will I need to get a custom driveshaft or does somebody make a kit that includes a driveshaft?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you dont have vibes you dont need to get in to much of a hurry.
i have a rc 6.5" lift with a 6* shim and a tc drop no sye and i have no problems with mine. i will probleby do a sye at some point cause i might go a little taller but i dont have any problems with out it.
mike
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DavidXJ
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you deal with Tom Woods Custom Driveshafts, they can take care of both at the same time, for anywhere from $495 to $600. They even use the AA slip yoke eliminator.
http://www.4xshaft.com/index.html

Here is the link to JB conversions, who have a great "shorty" SYE. I would get this SYE and pair it with a Tom Woods CV shaft.
http://www.jbconversions.com/pages/products/np231/np231j_short_sye.html
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Toliver09
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

comparing the AA and JB side by side I would much rather install the JB, given the price is a little higher, the overall look and design of it seems to be quite a bit beefier. Thanks for your information! The only reason I am replacing it whether or not there are vibes, I plan on getting into some decently technical trails and I dont want to slip the driveshaft off the yoke. Tom woods driveshafts are something very new to me and I don't know exactly how they want the measurements taken, if anyone could help me out I would appreciate it.
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DavidXJ
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, the link took you to the home page. On the home page they have a box at the top right that says "Tail Shaft Conversion Kits." Click that. On that page they have examples toward the middle-bottom that say how they want you to measure. But that's if your using their AA SYE. If you use another type, like the JB, then you use their measuring guide, which has a link at the bottom in what looks like legal fine print that says "measureing guide."

They have an awesome product, but an extremely unorganized, non-user-friendly web page.
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Toliver09
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i may have to give them a call... I kinda get what they are saying, but I am unsure as if they want the stock/original measurement or measurement after i have installed a sye (they do offer the super short JB conversion as a kit i noticed) Ill take a stock measurement and give them a call, it seems that it would be much easier to find out wtf they are talking about.
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