Cherokee 231 or 242 Rear
OEM Type Drive Shaft
We can build a new stock type drive shaft
for your Cherokee for $219. We will need the length measurement taken from the vehicle with the
drive shaft removed and the vehicle resting on the ground.
We also need to verify U-joint size at the differential end.
If you have substantial lift and want the
smoothest drive shaft, we suggest one of the Slip Yoke Eliminator (SYE) kits along with a double cardan (CV) drive shaft.
may need to identify which transfer case you have. This is easily done by
looking at the ID tag on the back of the transfer case.
With this system you should be able to keep your transfer case at stock
height but you need to be sure to pitch your differential so the pinion
points directly at the out-put of the transfer case to maintain minimal
joint angle at the differential end.
If you will measure the slope of the drive shaft and the slope of the
pinion, we can calculate any adjustment that may be needed. With leaf spring
suspension, this is easily corrected with shims placed between the springs
and spring perch. If you have coil springs, the adjustment is made with
either cam bolts or adjustable control arms.
We have a number of options available that range from $370 to $600 as a
complete package including the drive shaft.
Please click here and take a
moment to explore our SYE options.
FOR THE 242 T-CASE PLEASE COUNT THE SPLINES ON THE OUTPUT OF THE
T-CASE. IT CAN EITHER BE 27 SPLINE OR 32 SPLINE
You will also need to confirm the universal joint
size at the rear differential (dimension E).
This dimension will be either 3-7/32" or
You should identify the model of the transfer
Is there a port for the shift position sensor in
the speedometer housing?
Is the speedometer driven through the transfer case? If it is, the
housing will be machined to accept the speedometer driven gear
assembly. Or is this portion of the housing cast but not machined?
Measure for length:
If you have a late
design transfer case with the rubber boot that attaches to the slip
yoke on the drive shaft, measure from the slinger on the rear
out-put of the transfer case (this will be the leading edge of the
rubber boot) to the center of the universal joint at the rear
differential. From this original dimension, we will be able to
determine the required length of the drive shaft as an end result.
If you have an early model transfer case, simply
measure from the outermost lip of the rear out-put seal on the
transfer case to the center of the joint at the differential end.
From this original dimension, we will be able to determine the
required length of the drive shaft as an end result.
The S spline is a conventional spline stub that
will yield a safe, effective and usable stroke of 3”. The X spline
is longer than the S spline. The X spline is cut for the full length
of the spline stub. This gives a bit more than twice the contact
area between the slip yoke and spline stub and a stroke of 4-1/2".
This in and of itself will net more than twice the life on these two
With the XB configuration, we
will use a heavy rubber boot which is banded down with stainless
steel banding to seal all of the contaminates out and keep the
grease in. The XC configuration uses the same slip yoke & spline
stub but instead of using the rubber boot, we drill and tap the slip
yoke for a grease fitting and use a dust cap which has convolutions
that follow the spline stub for sealing. We consider the XB
configuration to be the longest lasting and best value.