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Old October 30th, 2017, 06:40
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I run the IRO hack n' tap in my '99 with a 242. Installation was really simple and it works great. I'd definitely go that route over a much pricier SYE or a TC drop, for reasons mentioned by Greenz.


Nimrod what did you do for driveshaft?


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Old October 31st, 2017, 09:26
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Re: Advice for a 242 sye

Front driveshaft would work fine in that application. I had a hack n tap and front shaft with my 242
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Old October 31st, 2017, 10:50
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Cool thx.


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Old November 5th, 2017, 05:48
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I was on the same boat as you recently. This is my first Jeep so I had to learn a lot. I wanted to lift my 98 XJ to fit larger tires, but is was a daily driver also that won't see a trail. I've got atvs and utvs for that. Went with a 2 inch lift and new replacement springs in the rear which took it higher than 2". Had a vibration from the rear shaft from 20-40 mph. Was ready to do the H&T. Had the kit in hand and decided to call IRO. He suggested the tc drop instead. Glad I called. Said the front shaft would be too long to just install at 2" if lift. You might be okay 3 or above. The tc drop solved my vibes. I have a H&T kit brand new if your looking for one. Not going to use it. By the way, I found an app by TREMEC that is a driveshaft angle calculator that is really helpful in getting the driveshaft angles measured.
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Old November 5th, 2017, 08:38
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Nimrod what did you do for driveshaft
I got lucky and found a good deal on a used Tom Woods double cardon shaft from a member who was parting out a rolled XJ. It fit my needs perfectly.
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Old November 6th, 2017, 16:50
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Re: Advice for a 242 sye

Used the IRO H&T SYE on my 01 242 and it has been great for over 2 years


Highly recommend Adams Driveshafts, custom cut to your application and solid as a rock, great people.
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Old May 12th, 2018, 17:08
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I’m the OP, Just going to add to this thread.

So I went with the iro hack n tap. Went pretty smoothly. Ordered a Chinese front driveshaft, and cut it 3/4 of an inch longer then the iro directions said, per a suggestion in this thread. Had to cut off some of the yoke to make fit, but worked out ok.

Now I need to some help on the degree shims I need. My driveshaft angle is 17*, and the pinion angle is 8*. What degree shim should I order?

And is there an easy way to add the shims once the lift is on? I just snuggled down the u bolts, have not torqued them yet.
Thanks.

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Old May 12th, 2018, 21:24
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I’m the OP, Just going to add to this thread.

So I went with the iro hack n tap. Went pretty smoothly. Ordered a Chinese front driveshaft, and cut it 3/4 of an inch longer then the iro directions said, per a suggestion in this thread. Had to cut off some of the yoke to make fit, but worked out ok.

Now I need to some help on the degree shims I need. My driveshaft angle is 17*, and the pinion angle is 8*. What degree shim should I order?

And is there an easy way to add the shims once the lift is on? I just snuggled down the u bolts, have not torqued them yet.
Thanks.

Since everyone likes pictures, some before and some “in progress” shots.


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Just to be clear, I cut the transfer case output shaft 3/4” of an inch longer than the iro directions stated. I ended up w approx 5” of lift front and rear. I didn’t take out any leafs from ome leaf pack that says it’s a 3” lift. It’s 5” all day w all the leaves.


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Old May 12th, 2018, 22:15
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Re: Advice for a 242 sye

I tried a kit like that on my 2000 w/ 231, it ended up not working!
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Old May 13th, 2018, 13:27
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I tried a kit like that on my 2000 w/ 231, it ended up not working!


What part of it didn’t work?


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Old May 13th, 2018, 14:03
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It was still to much weight hanging off the factory shaft!
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Old May 15th, 2018, 16:18
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What weight is hanging off the factory shaft?
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Old May 15th, 2018, 18:31
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What weight is hanging off the factory shaft?
The weight of changing from a "single joint" to a "CV joint".
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