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Old 10-25-2010, 08:49 AM   #1
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Driveshaft Question

Hey all. I currently have the opportunity to get an amazing deal from a guy in my Jeep Club (Red River Jeep Club) here in Manitoba. He has a 4.5" Rubicon Express SuperFlex kit with all the bells and whistles and OME shocks that were on his 2003 Rubicon 5-speed NV3550 for 3 months. (His wife couldn't get into the jeep so he had to take it out) he also has a Coast 1350 CV Driveshaft that comes with the kit.

I have a 2005 Rubicon, with the 6-speed NSG370.

Will the Coast Driveshaft made for the NV3550 fit the same on the NSG370?

This is the deciding factor if I buy the lift or not.

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I know tom wood's CV drive shafts made for the TJ rubicons will work on 03-06. Not sure about Coast though. I'd call them up and confirm it.

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If it's that amazing of a deal, get it anyway. You would have to change your t-case and pinion yokes to 1350 to use the 1350 shaft. Different size and of course different u-joints. The 1350 is probably overkill anyway and would more than likely take the inexpensive u-joint away as the weak link in your driveline and move it to something more expensive.
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I know tom wood's CV drive shafts made for the TJ rubicons will work on 03-06. Not sure about Coast though. I'd call them up and confirm it.
It's not the brand of the shaft but the size of the u-joints. Either can be had in 1310 or 1350 flavors.
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agreed with fire239...1350 is hardcore...i have 1310 and they do the job...
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It's not the brand of the shaft but the size of the u-joints. Either can be had in 1310 or 1350 flavors.
Doh...read it wrong...give me a break..its monday and im dodging my boss to be on this forum :P
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As long as the driveshaft in question has the adapter on the tcase end for the harmonic balancer, it should bolt right up. Does it look like this?

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As long as the driveshaft in question has the adapter on the tcase end for the harmonic balancer, it should bolt right up. Does it look like this?

But would the axle yoke end still not fit? The axle end would be a 1310 joint yoke, the DS has 1350s.
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It should still have a 1310 joint on the axle end if he had it in an 03 Rubi.

@OP: Does the donor Jeep have stock axles?
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It should still have a 1310 joint on the axle end if he had it in an 03 Rubi.

@OP: Does the donor Jeep have stock axles?
Good question...I was assuming with having a 1350 shaft the axles the seller had were not going to be stock.
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OP Here. The original Jeep had the stock Rubicon 44's. I Spoke with Coast and they said it should be no problem bolting right in. Unless My freind selling the jeep had different axles. hes since sold the jeep. Im gonna call him and find out.

OKAY so I talked to him. He said it bolt right up which tels me its a 1310 U-Joint and that it it will work on any rubicon.

Thanks everyone for the speedy replies. I really like this forum, Even though I give more questions than answers!
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It should still have a 1310 joint on the axle end if he had it in an 03 Rubi.
I am under the impression the factory shipped the Rubicon with 1330 u-joints at both ends of both driveshafts. Unfortunately I bought my '04 Rubicon used and while it had 1330 u-joints front and rear, neither DS is stock. But I'm pretty sure 1330's were stock front and rear as the Rubicon shipped from the factory.

Edit: Or could that rear u-joint be a combo 1330/1310? As in 1330 on the DS yoke side and 1310 where it bolts to the yoke? As I think about it, it seems I recall that is how the factory shipped it. In other words, that u-joint, I believe, was 1330 on two of its bearing caps that bolted to the driveshaft and 1310 on its other two bearing caps that bolted to the axle yoke.
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Mine came from the factory with 1310's on the axle yoke side. Not sure about the the joints in the CV, But the axle yokes are 1310 size. Mine's a 2005.
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Mine came from the factory with 1310's on the axle yoke side. Not sure about the the joints in the CV, But the axle yokes are 1310 size. Mine's a 2005.
Yes the axle yokes are 1310 but the other side of the u-joint is 1330. That means a 1310 u-joint won't fit, you need a 1330-1310 conversion u-joint that provides 1330 dimensions at the driveshaft side yoke and 1310 at the axle side yoke. In other words, two of the bearing caps on the rear u-joint have 1310 dimensions for the axle shaft yoke and the other two bearing caps of the rear u-joint have 1330 dimensions for the driveshaft yoke.
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I did not know that. Good info for Rubicon owners. Thanks.
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Jerry are you sure?! My dana 44's have 1330 joints. I know stock driveshafts for everything that had non 44 were 1310s. That is why I had to run a 1330 to 1310 u joint before I got my aftermarket shafts in.
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Jerry are you sure?! My dana 44's have 1330 joints. I know stock driveshafts for everything that had non 44 were 1310s. That is why I had to run a 1330 to 1310 u joint before I got my aftermarket shafts in.
Not 100% sure at all but I do know I read that about the early Rubicons. They even gave the p/n for the 1330 to 1310 conversion u-joint. It sounds like maybe they eventually switched the Rubicon's D44 yokes to 1330. My own '04 Rubicon came with 100% 1330 u-joints but it had all aftermarket driveshafts, u-joints, and newer yokes so I have no idea what was on it when the factory shipped it.

I do know one thing... my present '04 Rubicon is the first non-new Jeep I have ever owned and it's a royal PITA not knowing everything that has been changed on it. I'm still figuring out many of its mods to this day, 5 months after buying it.
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haha well jerry we know your getting up their in "AGE" we should invest in a notebook for you to write all this down in we don't want you forgetting anything now hehe

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