XJ Cherokee

XJ Cherokee Front Conventional Double Cardan Drive Shaft

Front OEM Drive Shaft

For the Double Cardan (CV) drive shaft we have two options available. Upgraded heavy wall tube larger/stronger slip yoke & spline stub (S spline) @ $269 or the top of the line shaft with the longer travel slip & spline (XC OR XB spline, see sidebar at bottom of page) for $299. Of course, these would be built with our “Gold-Seal” universal joints. For long term value, We consider the top of the line shaft to be the best value.

Keep in mind though, that with greater lifts or the smoothest drive shaft, our multiple double cardan drive shaft may be your best choice (four U joints). This drive shaft can only be built with our S spline. The cost for this shaft is $479. The required pinion yoke would be $60.


XJ Cherokee Rear Drive Shaft

OEM Type Drive Shaft

We can build a new stock type drive shaft for your Cherokee for $199. If you have substantial lift and want the smoothest drive shaft, we suggest one of the Slip Yoke Eliminator (SYE) kits along with a double cardan (CV) drive shaft.

You may need to identify which transfer case you have. This is easily done by looking at the ID tag on the back of the transfer case.

With this system you should be able to keep your transfer case at stock height but you need to be sure to pitch your differential so the pinion points directly at the out-put of the transfer case to maintain minimal joint angle at the differential end.


If you will measure the slope of the drive shaft and the slope of the pinion, we can calculate any adjustment that may be needed. With leaf spring suspension, this is easily corrected with shims placed between the springs and spring perch. If you have coil springs, the adjustment is made with either cam bolts or adjustable control arms.

We have a number of options available that range from $370 to $600 as a complete package including the drive shaft. Please click here and take a moment to explore our SYE options.

If you want the stock type drive shafts, we need the length and "E"  dimensions (at the differential end):







The S spline is a conventional spline stub that will yield a safe, effective and usable stroke of 3”. The X spline is longer than the S spline. The X spline is cut for the full length of the spline stub. This gives a bit more than twice the contact area between the slip yoke and spline stub and a stroke of 4-1/2". This in and of itself will net more than twice the life on these two components.

With the XB configuration, we will use a heavy rubber boot which is banded down with stainless steel banding to seal all of the contaminates out and keep the grease in. The XC configuration uses the same slip yoke & spline stub but instead of using the rubber boot, we drill and tap the slip yoke for a grease fitting and use a dust cap which has convolutions that follow the spline stub for sealing. We consider the XB configuration to be the longest lasting and best value.