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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2001, 03:51 PM
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CSC YJ conversion SPUA

Do you need the high dollar replacement Driveshafts if You use the CSC kit and stay SPUA?

I have some 3" lift yj springs a freind gave me and was thinking of using them w/the kit on my sami. But I don't want to shell out an extra $300 for a new driveshaft.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2001, 04:21 PM
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Re: CSC YJ conversion SPUA

the reason you need the driveshaft is because when the front end drops it drops forward and down that's why the extended slip yoke is needed.
Are you sure you want to stay spua? That was my plan originally, but after getting hung up on my overload spring this weekend I realized that everything that hangs below the axle has the potential to hang you up on rock. I decided that just wasn't for me. Just a thought
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2001, 04:31 PM
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Re: CSC YJ conversion SPUA

Unfortunately, I don't think there's any way around getting a long-travel front driveshaft with the YJ kit up front, unless you artificially limit the wheel travel. What happens is that when the axle droops it extends the driveshaft, and when it compresses it compresses the driveshaft. The wimpy 3 inches or so of slip yoke travel on the stock driveshaft can't handle much wheel travel.

One thing you might try doing is installing a sway bar up front if you want to limit wheel travel. That might work well enough to allow you to keep a stock front driveshaft. I have a sway bar on mine for the street that I disconnect for the trail, but you wouldn't want to articulate without one if you have a stock driveshaft. You'll either pull the shaft apart or compress it into your transfer case.

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