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    Default Drive shaft questions.

    OK I I have looked and got ten different answers. I need a straight answer.

    With my 6 inch lift will a front Ds work.

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    Default Re: drive shaft questions.

    That would be a straight yes
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    Default Re: Drive shaft questions.

    It will work IF you do not plan on cycling the suspension through its range of motion. At droop the drive-shaft will be fully extended and pulling apart the slip-shaft. The amount of useable slip-shaft for torque transfer is also greatly reduced.
    Lifting 5" usually requires the front axle to be moved forward to center the wheels. Loosing more effective length of the drive-shaft.
    Grab a ZJ shaft and have no more worries. They are almost 33". Compared to 31" for the XJ.
    Or, just wheel it until something gives...

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