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Drive shaft length

Postby Arizona___woody » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:53 pm

With a 6 inch lift will I need a new drive shaft or will I be good with the factory on grand wagoneer

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will e
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Re: Drive shaft length

Postby will e » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:11 am

With a 6" lift your drive shafts won't be long enough.
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Re: Drive shaft length

Postby Stuka » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:21 am

Well, it depends on the engine, transmission and t-case. Some are ok, some are not.

On my '81 J10 the shaft is long enough, but hits the cross member at full droop. My '75 Cherokee was also fine with a 6" lift, even at full droop, although I had to mod the exhaust as the drive shaft wanted to go through it.
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Re: Drive shaft length

Postby Arizona___woody » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:39 pm

Well good info so does anyone know or can recommend where to get a drive shaft set for 6 inches

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Re: Drive shaft length

Postby will e » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:44 pm

Once you have the lift, measure from yoke to yoke. In Arizona there are lots of places you can get a drive shaft made. Or Tom Wood's drive shafts makes great product. They have a lot of info on how to measure on their site. Price wise they are competitive with a lot of the local shops.
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