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You can get a longer slip yoke from Rubicon Express , but I am unsure about the YJ slip yoke being longer ?????

I did the same thing as Pete......cut down my stock 2wd shaft. Ran it for a year , then swaped in a SYE and built a new shaft from 2 Ford driveshafts.

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Not really....it's about 5/8" of an inch longer (not enough to be worth it IMHO). The ears of the yoke are cast differently than the XJ/MJ ones, though, which allows for a greater operational angle without binding. I've got a pic of them side by side somewhere...lemme see if I can find it and post it so you can see.

 

Jeff

 

edit: dang it, it's on my work PC...I'll get it and post it up on Wednesday....

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ok thanks guys i wish i had a 2wd driveshaft around here. the re yoke isnt worth the 75 bucks for 5/8 of an inch.

 

i do however know a guy who welds for a living. i know this may not be the smartest thing to do but has anyone ever lengthend their own driveshaft before? i really only need about 1 more inch. :oops:

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That's odd. But if it makes you feel any better, I can't recall an instance where someone lost their shaft like that. :hmm:

You can bandaid it however you like, but the proper procedure is to get a driveshaft of the right length.

Is the truck auto or manual?

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its an auto and its on the wheels

 

arent manual gearboxes shorter? meaning that a 4wd manual tranny d-shaft would be longer?

 

i know my brother has a AW4 and i have a BA10 and his front d-shaft is a good 2-3inches longer than mine, meaning (were he to have a MJ) his rear d-shaft would be shorter.

 

(we have same engine/t-case.)

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actually, i just took a look online and it looks like i mightve been wrong in my assumptions... not sure though if you measure your SB auto 4x4 shaft, ill measure my SB manual 4x4 shaft, and we can compare.

 

but i got a definate 24" for AX15 and BA10 and 22.5" for AX5 (thats the tranny length. from novak-adapt)

 

and i wasn't able to find a definate AW4 length.

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Save yourself all the headaches take a measurement and have a driveshaft shop lengthen your shaft or build you another. The yards around here are not very careful with the vehicles and always damage the driveshafts. It is rare to find one that is straight.

 

Besides the shop can usually knock it out in an hour or two with new high quality u-joints for $55 to $85 bucks including balancing. It beats scouring the yard and wasting time and money plus they will guarantee their work as well.

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