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.

 


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Kevin Shinn
The only one to buy.

As always, built like a tank. Ive got 3 Wood's drive shafts on 2 vehicles.

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Bryant Bridge
01 XJ front drive shaft

Shipping was fast, the product is noticeably heavier then stock. The fit was perfect as well. First time owning a Tom Woods, and it's not gonna be my last. We'll worth the price, especially if you off road like I do.

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Edwin Nowack
Could not believe

Couldn’t believe the size of the spine area on the Tom Woods driveshaft compared to the puny stock shaft it Hass to be three times the size Highly impressed with the quality and price

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Ryan
Great service

Great customer service and great quality product

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Chet Kiesel
Great shafts

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

Why do I need to measure?

When considering why measurement is essential for selecting the right drive shaft, the variability introduced by vehicle modifications becomes paramount. For example, even with standardized lift sizes like 3 inches for a Jeep Wrangler JK, the specific type of lift kit and accompanying components such as control arms can vary significantly. Control arms, whether adjustable or fixed, alter the axle's position, directly impacting the required length of the drive shaft. This variability means that assumptions based on lift size alone can lead to incorrect fittings and potential operational issues. At our company, we prioritize accuracy and customer satisfaction by requesting measurements. This ensures that the drive shaft we provide fits precisely and functions reliably within your vehicle's specific setup. By taking a quick measurement from your transfer case yoke to your axle yoke, you can guarantee a custom-fit solution without additional cost or delay, optimizing both performance and safety.

How long does shipping take and how much does shipping cost?

Almost all orders placed by 5:00 Mountain Time will ship the following business day. When we are experiencing an abnormally high order volume some orders will ship 2 business days after the order is received. See the map below for transit times. We offer free UPS Ground shipping anywhere in the lower 48 states on any order over $200. $10 shipping on orders less than $200. If you need faster shipping or don't see the options you need, please call us.

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What are the different spline options?
  • S Spline (Short): Conventional spline stub with a safe and effective 3" stroke.
  • X Spline (Extended): Longer than the S spline, cut for the full length of the spline stub, yielding more than twice the contact area and a 4.5" stroke for extended life.
  • XB (Boot): Heavy rubber boot with stainless steel banding for wet and dirty conditions.
  • XC (Cap/Dust Cap): Drilled and tapped slip yoke with grease fitting and dust cap for rocks and extreme wheeling.
  • The X spline with XC yoke is considered the best all-around option. Different yoke-seal options are only available with the X spline. The S spline always comes with a dust cap. X spline may not be an option depending or total length of drive shaft. 
Are greaseable or non-greaseable joints better?

Non-greaseable joints are slightly stronger, but the difference is not significant compared to regularly maintained greaseable joints. The key factor is maintenance:

  • Greaseable joints: Outlast non-greaseable joints if greased regularly, but require consistent upkeep.
  • Non-greaseable joints: Maintenance-free but cannot be re-greased when they dry out, eventually needing replacement.

Choose greaseable joints if you are committed to regular maintenance. If you prefer a maintenance-free option, non-greaseable joints are suitable, but remember that other drive shaft components may still need greasing. The best choice ultimately depends on your individual needs and preferences.