XJ Cherokee Rear Drive Shaft, Double Cardan

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XJ Rear Drive Shaft, Double Cardan

Rear drive shaft for Jeep XJ Cherokee. Double cardan type, also known as a CV. This is what you need if your Jeep is lifted and you are experiencing vibrations or other problems due to increased angles. Shaft will require a slip yoke eliminator

Tom Wood's XJ drive shafts are built using only the highest quality components. Key features listed below. 

  • 2" diameter .120" wall USA made DOM tube. 
  • 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 rear 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. 

IMPORTANT You must also measure the joint size where the shaft attaches to the rear axle. There are two possible joint sizes. Select the size that fits your yoke. 

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 84 reviews
Joe Diaz
97 2WD 4Door 4.5in lift

How can I get y’all’s driveshaft to work on my XJ its 2WD 4Door and automatic transmission it’s on a 4.5in lift would y’all’s driveshaft work even though I can’t add a slip yoke eliminator?

Rear driveline

Good driveline came wrapped in plastic, only bad part is most of the paint came off when removing from the plastic expected better quality for the price.

frank johnson
Great service, and driveshaft

Leaned on everyone at Tom Woods for support while DIY'ing an SYE for an NP242, then measuring for, & installing a new double cardan driveshaft for our lifted 2001 Cherokee XJ. Called and emailed the shop a couple of times to make sure I had all the guidance/insight needed to do the job myself. Turned out amazing - the XJ has never run better. TY Tom & team!

Jarrett Rhodes
Great product. Top notch.

Ordered with a SYE for 01’ XJ. Both great products. I put new ujoints in my front driveshaft….. wish I’d just ordered a driveshaft for it as well.

Kevin Jakey
‘98 XJ with Rusty’s 3” lift and SYE

I ordered a Tom Woods driveshaft and installed it. Just note that if you are ordering a driveshaft from Tom Woods, you can buy it ahead of time by measuring your current configuration without an SYE and subtract three inches. Read the website carefully! I ordered it incorrectly by not subtracting three inches but caught the error about half an hour after I ordered. I called them immediately and they were very helpful at correcting my order. Great customer service! For reference, I used an advance adapters SYE kit in a late model NP231. In a ‘98XJ 4 door with an AX15, I needed an 34-3/4” driveshaft.
After installing the SYE transfer case and new drive shaft, I still noticed a driveline rumble. I knew this might be a possibility as I had watched the Tom Woods driveline video on YouTube. With the double cardan driveshaft, the rear pinion angle must be adjusted. I measured my driveshaft and rear axle angles and chose a six degree wedge. The wedges left me with 1.8 degree difference to allow for wind up.
Night and day difference! The wedges cured the driveline rumble issues.
I couldn’t be happier with the driveshaft I received - it was exactly what I needed and it showed up very fast!