Cherokee Conventional Double Cardan
OEM Drive Shaft
For the Double Cardan (CV) drive shaft we have two
options available. Upgraded heavy wall tube larger/stronger slip yoke &
spline stub (S spline) @ $269 or the top of the line shaft with the longer
travel slip & spline (XC or XB Spline) for $299. Of course, these would be
built with our “Gold-Seal”
universal joints. For long term value, We consider the top of the line shaft
to be the best value.
Keep in mind though, that with greater lifts or the smoothest drive shaft,
our multiple double cardan drive shaft may be your best choice (four U
joints). This drive shaft can only be built with our S spline. The cost for
this shaft is $499. The required pinion yoke would be $60.
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.