Axle Shims

Sluder

New member
I have a 2001 Cherokee XJ 60th Anniversary Edition. Dana 35C. Iron Rock Offroad 6.5 in critical path long arm lift. I am about to install the mega-short SYE. I will need to measure for a new drive shaft but I'm thinking I need to determine what rear axle shims I need while doing this.

Does anyone have any pointers for this process? I don't want to over/under do the shims.

IRO has built-in 1-in transfer case drop option But says not needed if doing an SYE. I'm fine with doing the drop anyway if it helps.

Just looking for some opinions before I start tearing things apart this weekend.
 

blubullett

New member
Not sure who you are getting your driveshaft from but if it is tom woods they can help you determine the shim you need. I drove my jeep in front wheel drive for a few days while I waited for my shaft and shims to show up.
 

lazyxj

NAXJA Member #1310
NAXJA Member
I am about to install the mega-short SYE. I will need to measure for a new drive shaft but I'm thinking I need to determine what rear axle shims I need while doing this.
Does anyone have any pointers for this process? I don't want to over/under do the shims.
There are too many variables to say what your XJ will need.
Get a angle finder to measure the driveshaft angle and the axle housing
With a SYE, you want the axle yoke to point downward 1-2 degrees, compared to the driveshaft.
My eyes are old, so I use one of these
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-digital-torpedo-level/p-00948295000P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1
 
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