XJ Cherokee Front Drive Shaft

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XJ Front Drive Shaft

XJ front drive shaft replacement is a good idea for almost any XJ that is still running a stock drive shaft. XJ stock front drive shafts used fairly low grade components. Add a lift, bigger tires, and 19+ years of wear and tear and the result could be badly worn or even worse a broken stock drive shaft. Tom Wood's XJ drive shafts are built using only the highest quality components. Key features listed below. 

  • 2" diameter 0.120" wall USA made DOM tube. 
  • 1310 series joints
  • Bigger and stronger than stock spline stub. 
  • Forged slip yoke. 
  • Greaseable CV center ball.
  • Your choice between Tom Wood's exclusive Gold Seal greaseable universal joints or non-greaseable joints.
  • Your choice of spline and slip yoke options, more about that here.
  • Comes with new CV bolts with reduced head for ease of installation.
  • Best of all every shaft is custom built to whatever length you need. So you can be sure that you will get the right thing the first time around.

Jeep XJ front drive shaft lengths vary a bit and we want to make sure you get the right thing. That is why we require a length measurement before building the shaft. Measuring is simple and easy. You can read more about how to measure in the link below. 

Click here for more technical information and for photos showing how to measure for the correct shaft.

We recommend a new set of straps and bolts to securely attach your new drive shaft.


Customer Reviews

Based on 69 reviews
Chet Kiesel
Great shafts

Bought both front & rear driveshafts for my lifted xj. Both fit perfectly & work great. Would definitely recommend.

Jake S
Front shaft with XC slip yoke

Shaft arrived in Florida a little over a week from placing order- not bad at all considering it was custom built to the length I specified and shipped free from Utah. Fit like a glove, looks great- haven't had the chance to actually use it yet since I still need to order a rear shaft and finish the build, but cannot see any reason it won't perform as expected.

XJ front driveshaft

Driveshaft arrived quickly and looks great. I got the X spline booted version for use in S. Indiana. Driveshaft was pre-greased on arrival and ready to install. Installed quickly in my 99 XJ and it resolved the horrendous noises coming from the failing double cardan joint in my factory driveshaft. It is too early to tell on how the Tom Woods will hold up, but I do not expect to have any issues. It definitely appears to be solidly built and the ability to grease it should help. (No provisions to grease the double cardan ball pivot though). I've put around 200 miles on the truck (on-road) since installing it and all has been well so far.
One note worth mentioning: install the shaft at the transfer case first... I installed the differential end first and it put up a bit of a fight getting the shaft stretched out to get the rear bolts installed (with front axle at full droop).

Kevin Passmore
Lifted Jeep xj front driveshaft

First time buyer ,the driveshaft I ordered worked perfectly, no surprises, no issues, Everything on the order is correct, quality product would definitely order a Tom Woods driveshaft again, and probably will for the rear of the Cherokee , such a relief finally somebody that can do their job and do it well thank you !

Zack Orsher
Great Driveshaft, but missing parts.

Tom Wood’s driveshafts are unbeatable in quality however I was only sent u-strap bolts and no u-straps. It also did not say I would need to purchase u-straps. The website should be more clear and the driveshafts should come with the necessary u-straps, as this has put my project on hold for over a week.