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Old February 11th, 2019, 23:35
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Re: Looking for Select trac cv joint axle

Originally Posted by Agreen View Post
I am very interested to see this Cherokee with CV axles. Would you mind posting a picture of it?
Well I learned something, early XJs, with a NP242 Selec-Trac transfer case, evidently came with CV front axle shafts. Wonder why the change?
My 1997 XJ, with a NP242, was built with regular u-joint front axle shafts.

Rock Auto stops showing front CV shafts after the 1993 models.
When driving my 1997 on dry pavement, in 2WD Part-Time, while cornering the steering wheel rocks back and forth, something a CV shaft would cure.
Because of the rocking, 2WD Part-Time is only used in the snow or on wet, slippery surfaces. It's fun to drive in Part-Time, in the rain, it's feel like a completely different machine, a bit like our Subaru.
The difference is the Jeep doesn't have the electronic nanny, also know as stability and traction control, keeping the fun to a minimum.
I would prefer CV axles, as long as they were strong enough. The ZJ Grand Cherokee ran CV axles with a V8, so they can't be too weak.

I suspect Rock Auto may be wrong indicating their CV shafts do not work with a Select-Trac, CV shafts wouldn't be very useful with a NP231.
I wonder how they can sell a pair of rebuilt CV shafts for less than $80, and no core charge, when the boots alone are almost $30.,2288
Both XJs are still Real XJs
01 Sport, Russ Pottenger 4.6, AW4, 4" lift, 33 X 10.50 KM2, 4.56-8.25 TruTrac, D-30-E-Locker with alloy shafts, Hidden M8000 winch, Vanco front and ZJ rear disc brakes, Frame stiffeners, Lots of armor, Towing baseplate.
1997 Country, Mostly stock, 2" lift, Engine mods, NP242, Towing baseplate
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