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July 9th, 2010, 17:40
I am bringing home a 94 xj w/ bad engine. Got a totalled 98 w/ a good motor.

Anyway, I found another XJ (early model Grand) w/ cv front axle shafts. Are these any axles better? or Worse?

I guess, I can probably get the whole axle on the cheap, plus a spare pass side shaft, just trying to figure out if itd be worth it or not.

Please don't give me the search lecture, I tried about 3x's and looked through at least 10 pages each time. It will not let you search "cv axle shaft". Just axle shaft .... :(


July 9th, 2010, 18:16
A: That "Early model grand" is not an XJ.. its a ZJ.
B:The cv axle shafts in that ZJ, Yeah.. they are garbage.
C:the CV drive shaft is NOT an upgrade. I have upgraded all of my ZJ CV shafts to XJ U-joint shafts

and i wont give you a search lecture, but i will give you a tip, When searching smaller phrases like "CV" etc etc. Use google. search "CV axle shaft NAXJA" on google.

Hope that helps!

July 9th, 2010, 18:50
Add "site:naxja.org" to your google queries. Greatly simplifies searching for things on the forums here.

July 9th, 2010, 20:44
Not only that but the ZJs have the LP D30.

What year is your early Grand?

July 9th, 2010, 23:12
85 grand wagoneer, just wondering... it's got one of those diagnostics centers to the right of the cluster. kind of neat looking old xzj whatever. power everything.

didn't think about google though, thanks


July 9th, 2010, 23:29
Ya that wagoneer isn't a Zj.

Cv shafts like found in lp30's in zj's are garbage.

But aftermarket cv shafts like those from RCV are bad ass and likely the best shaft upgrade available. :thumbup:

July 10th, 2010, 01:12
post more info about the diagnostics center please.

July 10th, 2010, 05:39
Its an XJ, not a ZJ. But still the axles shafts are weak.

July 10th, 2010, 06:33
For the street or EASY wheeling they cv shafts are fine, but for any harder wheeling I would go with u-joint axleshafts.

July 10th, 2010, 07:39
And, it's not a 'Grand Wagoneer'. Those were the old FSJs. About the time the XJ appeared, they called the wood version the Wagoneer, and Waggy Limited. The full size model got the 'Grand' moniker hung on it, to differentiate it. Either way, stay away from factory CV joints, ESPECIALLY twenty year old, used items. You'll be back in doing them real soon!

July 10th, 2010, 17:03
post more info about the diagnostics center please.

Its called the Sentry system. Not to be confused with the sentry key anti theft system.

July 11th, 2010, 01:19
I saw a picture of that system before somewhere. Did it have an extra sensor in both axles, t case, engine, etc?

That would be a sweet mod to find one and ad the sensors so you could monitor fluid levels.