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Old 01-04-2006, 11:58 PM   #1
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Thumbs down driveshaft problem

I was looking for a replacement driveshaft for my 00 TJ sport and found an 03 rubicon shaft online and was wondering if it's a 1 for 1 swap or if they are completely different beast. I lived in Hawaii for a while and ruined my old front driveshaft while doing some serious rock and mud romping at North Shore. Great place to offroad but bad on stock vehicles.
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Old 01-05-2006, 12:38 AM   #2
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Sorry but the TJ's and Rubicon's driveshafts are completely different designs with different ways of connecting to the transfer case output shaft. Your TJ has a splined slip joint between the t-case output shaft and driveshaft, the Rubicon's driveshaft connects via a flange.

Now if you're talking about the front driveshaft, their designs are closer but the TJ uses a 1310 size u-joint while the Rubicon uses a 1330 size u-joint. You'd have to swap in different adapter u-joints that are combination 1310/1330, or swap the yokes on both the axle and t-case.

You're probably better off just finding a driveshaft for a standard Wrangler and letting the Rubicon DS go.

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Old 04-03-2006, 03:19 PM   #3
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What tranny and rear end do you have? I installed my SYE last weekend and you can have my rear driveshaft (D35, manual transmission) for $10 and shipping from 09728.
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