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Old August 21st, 2010, 07:12 AM   #1
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Exclamation Front Driveshaft too long??

Warning: Jeep newbie, first build.

Swapping the axles in a 90xj, I'm using a non disconnect from a 94ZJ. In full drop. (Completely in the air) The front driveshaft won't bolt up? It looks too long. However at ride height it bolts up. I installed a 4" lift so the axle does have quite a bit of arc but I'm worried that axle will be pushing on the t-case when wheelin.

Has anyone done this swap and had to change shafts?
Is there a change in the ZJ D30 for pinion depth?
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Old August 21st, 2010, 07:21 AM   #2
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Gotta loveshort-arms!!!! The further the front end drops out, the closer the swing makes it come to the rear.
I had that issue with mine when I 1st started lifting it. I had to take the u-joint caps off and use a pry-bar just to get the driveshat into the yoke. I never noticed any issues with it- no binding, blown-out u-joints, noise, or anything on mine.
Heck- I'm still using the same t-case I originally built for it!
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Old August 21st, 2010, 11:12 AM   #3
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yep just bolt it in on the ground, there should be enough slip left in the shaft. Unless u can do some super flexin u should be okay
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Old August 21st, 2010, 12:10 PM   #4
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If you ever find yourself in a situation where the axle is forced down (getting pulled forward through something), you run the chance of cracking your transfer case.
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Old August 21st, 2010, 12:34 PM   #5
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stretch the wheelbase out.
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Awsome! Thanks for your help. I'll post some pics after the paint is on.
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