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Felsengleiskette 10-13-2008 12:52 AM

Chopping down a XJ drive shaft...
 
Is shortening a front drive shaft out of a XJ something I could do? or do you need a machine shop? and if I cant do it, what kind of place do I need to take it to? Will new splines need cut into it?

Lancem 10-13-2008 07:37 AM

That's not a home job, look in the yellow pages under Automobile Machine shop service, give one of them a call and they'll be able to direct you to someone that can do the work.

jpdocdave 10-13-2008 08:58 AM

yep, gotta be cut, rewelded properly and balanced. usually has to go to an actual drive shaft shop.

whitebuffalo 10-13-2008 11:28 AM

shouldnt need new splines unless you have insane amount of flex. mine twists up pretty good and the xj shaft shortened worked fine. if it doesnt have enough travel, you'll need a custom shaft built.

to cut down my xj shaft it seems like it was around 50 bucks. i got both my shafts done at drive shaft shops.


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