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    Default Rear driveshaft question

    Hey everybody,
    I need a driveshaft for my '92 yj and having trouble finding one on this island. Do you know if one off of a tj will work? I have found one on craigslist but am not sure if I should follow up on it. I have the 2.5 with manual tranny, not sure if that makes a difference either.
    Thanks for any advice.

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    If you have a 2.5 equiped YJ, then honestly the only used driveshaft that would work would be from another 2.5 equiped YJ. the 2.5 and 4.0 had different lenghts as did the auto and manual trannys. So with that said, they are very specific. The TJ had a totally different driveshaft altogether with a different mounting system at the front.
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    What lencht do you need? I will go measure the ones on my neighbors 98 TJ.
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    Pull it then measure for the length you need. Take it to a shop and have them cut the ends off then weld in a new tube.
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    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the front shaft from an XJ will work... I think it'll need to be cut down and re-balanced though.

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    Can't measure it because it snapped off on the interstate the other day when the u joints broke. From what I'm reading on line its 15 3/8".

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    Is it that expensive to have one shipped from the mainland? Do you know any one back in Canon City who can pull one out of a junkyard for you? If not Tom Woods or any of the other folks who sell them would have one in stock they could send you if you wanted to pay for new.

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    Your measurements would be from inside the front yoke to inside the rear yoke. Then take driveshaft to a metal shop chop the ends off and weld in correct length tube. Cheapest way bro.
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    Thanks for the help guys. I found one from a junkyard on the mainland and having it shipped.

    I appreciate it.

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