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Center to center of the front two u-joints would be great, the rest will be the same as Scrambler's measurements.
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does the Superlift driveshaft work on a stock 4x4
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Alright, I'll go grab it.. Center of the diff u-joint, to center of the first u-joint on the cardon shaft.
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From the diff back it goes like this:

25" to the first u-joint in the shaft

27-5/8" to the second u-joint in the shaft

29-7/8" to the tulip on the case.

Hope this help. Damn it's cold and rainy!
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Thanks man, I appreciate it! That pretty much verifies everything. Your measurements with the shaft installed are close to the center of the shaft's travel as measured by Scrambler82.
I'll get mine made to these specs on Saturday and hope all goes well!
Thanks a ton guys, there is some great people willing to help out on this site!
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Scrambler82, one more question! Could you take a look at the cardan joint piece itself, and tell me if it has a number engraved in it? I have a Neapco book at work with dimensions, and I was curious as to whether it's the same piece as what is in my XJ driveshaft.
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There is a lot on info here:

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I am lazy to read it all for the length.
A lot of info, and yes lazy, i started but didn’t finish.

Thanks for the thread.
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Crap. Totally forgot about our PM's and this thread! Sorry! Trevor's measurements are better for you anyhow...he's got an actual SL shaft and not a machined adaptor made to fit like mine. LOL.
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does the Superlift driveshaft work on a stock 4x4
yes.
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No prob... I think we've got it all figured out anyways. I got my shaft back earlier this week, as well as the adapter. Did they change that Neapco adapter again? Shane, I thought yours had like four holes and that's why you machined yours?
Then didn't they had 6 and it bolted right on.
Mine has probably 12 holes or so?
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Either way... it'll probably be a month before I know if the measurements worked and it fits!
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No prob... I think we've got it all figured out anyways. I got my shaft back earlier this week, as well as the adapter. Did they change that Neapco adapter again? Shane, I thought yours had like four holes and that's why you machined yours?
Then didn't they had 6 and it bolted right on.
Mine has probably 12 holes or so?
Mine was an old shelf unit is my guess. I called around asking for the part number in that thread and that's what they gave me. Turns out, there's sub letters/numbers after the main part number that changes the Tcase/trans side mounting. Mine needed machining because of the number of mounting holes and the outer diameter of the entire part was off and wouldn't fit the CV bucket on the case. Few weeks later, Beard found the correct adaptor part number with diagrams and links...the exact one included in the SL shafts. Oh well...don't matter, I've got myself a shaft now for the past year thanks to my little brother and thanks to the high school's machine shop.
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FX4wannbe01, you tend to forget about other PMs also…

Fullscale, you got the shaft done ?

Just in case there is a question the measurements I posted are from a SL Shaft.
I got it off of this site for 2 bills, nice, not to rub it in and only 3 months old.
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Yep, it's all done. I dropped it off Saturday... they aren't actually open Saturday but I made arrangements with the owner to meet up and drop it off. They did it on Monday and I had it back the next morning.
When all is said and done I came in under $300. That includes the XJ shaft, the adapter, 3 new u-joints installed, a new ball yoke installed, shortening the shaft and shipping back to me.
Only $200 less than what I paid for my whole new Superlift... lol
But still less than half what a new Superlift shaft sells for up here.
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balance it too??



That's a pretty darn good deal. I paid that using all new parts here in the states.
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Wow, Canadian too, good go.

Glad to hear it’s done.

Good Luck,
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Yep, balanced too I forgot to mention that. It helps working in the automotive field... you get good connections that way! Thanks again for the help guys, I hope it all goes well on the install!

Once it's in and I know everything fits I'll post up a better diagram with all the measurements for anyone else who might be looking to have one made ahead of time.
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Good that it is done.
Just for grins and future reference, did my measurements help.

if they are good then we can reference them if needed.

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Your measurements definitely helped in making my shaft, but I should know in a month or so if it fits! I just want it to WARM UP OUT THERE ALREADY!
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I know what you mean on the weather…

When this is done you should post what was done and the measurements you used.
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Will do for sure, I'll make up a new, better diagram with all measurements and part numbers for whoever else is looking to have one made up!
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That will help out anyone looking to make their own shaft.

good job !
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If it fits now, it'll fit lifted too. There isn't much difference in length. The slip is alot larger on the double cardon shaft compared to the crapbox CV shaft.
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