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Joshuabrock625
October 28th, 2014, 07:54
So im putting together a boneyard lift which came about after i found some brand new leafs at the dump that gave me about 6.5 inches in the rear. Now i find myself in need of an SYE with a budget of about $100 bucks...

Over the last few weeks I have been doing thourough research and scavenging picknpull and here is my results and plan so far...

Parts:
DC joint accepting 1310 ujoint (1993 Explorer 4x4)
Front Drive Shaft from explorer
rear yoke from xj with same spline count
New u joints - 3
centering pin rebuild kit?

So the plan is to thin out a portion of the output shaft and thread it to accept the bolt from the rear yoke, then place the pinion yoke on the output shaft followed by the dc joint and driveshaft.

is there any glarring issues to my design? thanks for the input in advance.

831_xj
October 28th, 2014, 09:00
That's a ton of work when you could spend about $50 more and not have a hack job sye.

If I were you I'd wait. Save your money. And do it right the first time.

Joshuabrock625
October 28th, 2014, 16:52
the work I don't mind, I'm strictly asking if it will work, as the issue is not with saving its with allocation due to a new baby ��

on a side note I would love to know the full sye you've seen for 150 as the final plan is of course to split the case and install a true kit with custom dc so replacing the output shaft at that point would be no worries, the cheapest i have seen is about 300 - though I'm an awful online shopper

--back on subject is there anybody who can point out an obvious flaw? If not I will be going after this next week or so and will do my best to put together a write up...

Joshuabrock625
October 28th, 2014, 17:28
77 views with no replies? Come on guys throw some input ��

jbsjunk
October 28th, 2014, 17:31
on a side note I would love to know the full sye you've seen for 150 as the final plan is of course to split the case and install a true kit with custom dc so replacing the output shaft at that point would be no worries, the cheapest i have seen is about 300 - though I'm an awful online shopper

I got mine for well under $150. It helped I worked in an off road shop but you can find them.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/rgg-1867660/overview/

Joshuabrock625
October 28th, 2014, 18:15
thanks for the link - will put it in the bank for next winter

- back on topic.... still no input NAXJA?

blondejoncherokee
October 28th, 2014, 18:51
some vendors on here have em as low as like 159$ from time to time. Thats cheaper than my old hack N tap. Sometimes by trying too hard to save money you spend more money, and on crappier parts.

Joshuabrock625
October 28th, 2014, 22:25
Thanks for the input on the kits guys but this thread was for questions on the design - can anybody address that issue?

Teephphah
October 30th, 2014, 07:02
If no one is answering to confirm or debunk your plan, it's probably because no one has any formal knowlege about what you're trying to do because no one does it that way.

I think what you're hearing is that you're making a LOT of work for yourself on an untried, untested, and uncertain configuration that will probably provide more problems than it's worth, with no one to ask about how to rectify those problems, because, again, no one does it that way.

As an aside, you have a baby on the way, and you're worried about allocation of funds, but NOT allocation of time . . .? I may have some bad news for you there, bud.

Bottom line: http://ironrockoffroad.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=IROR&Product_Code=IR-XHNT&Category_Code=XDT

Cottontail
October 30th, 2014, 07:13
As an aside, you have a baby on the way, and you're worried about allocation of funds, but NOT allocation of time . . .? I may have some bad news for you there, bud.

Bottom line: http://ironrockoffroad.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=IROR&Product_Code=IR-XHNT&Category_Code=XDT


X2 on the time, x2 on the link. I have that H&T on mine with 6 inches lift and it does just what I need it to do.

jbsjunk
October 30th, 2014, 07:37
Sounds like a decent alternative, or else it sounds like jumping over dollars to pick up pennies.

Georgia Mike
October 31st, 2014, 16:02
If there were a cheaper alternative to be found by scrounging the 'yards for mating parts that could add up to a cheap SYE, believe me someone here would've already found it. I was once just like you in thinking that I could mix and match parts to make it work, but all I did was waste a bunch of time and money, then I sucked it up and bought the kit but I did use the tried and true front XJ driveshaft with it to save some coin.

Being a pioneer can have its rewards, but it can also be very costly with no fruits for your labor. In this instance there's absolutely nothing wrong with following the crowd (and their advice). If you decide to soldier on, I wish you luck and honestly hope you find what you're looking for so that those that follow can benefit from your hard work.

Joshuabrock625
November 3rd, 2014, 01:08
perfect guys thanks for the answers - write up will follow with wheather or not it works!

Joshuabrock625
November 3rd, 2014, 01:11
X2 on the time, x2 on the link. I have that H&T on mine with 6 inches lift and it does just what I need it to do.

haha i know just what your getting at, but i have a pretty good baby monitor set up that runs through to a tv in the garage which lets me take advantage of nap time - she definitly takes alot though