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Old 10-08-2008, 12:23 PM   #1
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front driveshaft...

...I need one, my 04 tj is lifted 6 inches, i think, has SYE and new rear driveshaft, but stock front. If i grab near the boot there is a good 1/4 inch of play. Until i get my hands on new driveshaft, is it ok to drive around with out one at all? I figured that be better than leaving the worn out one on their and possibly wering at a pinion bearing, but i wanted to be sure.

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no harm driving without it. you ought to be able to get it lengthened for 50-100 bux.....

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no harm driving without it. you ought to be able to get it lengthened for 50-100 bux.....
X2 you can remove the front shaft until you get a new one, and still drive around. Plus it will eliminate the possiblity of you putting it in 4wd and hurting anything.
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thanks guys...now am i better off just getting a new after market shaft, and how do i figure out the length i need?
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:54 AM   #5
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thanks guys...now am i better off just getting a new after market shaft, and how do i figure out the length i need?
If you are buying a whole new front shaft, you might as well go with an aftermarket from a reputable company like Tom Woods. If you go to their website, you will find instructions on what you need to measure to order the proper length shaft for your Jeep.
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to measure mine, i measured center of yoke to center of yoke while it was sitting level. then flexed it out to see how much longer/shorter it would get under articulation. then i went to the DS shop and told them all of it and the guy kind of winged it from there . i had a new front one built when i first spooled the front b/c the stocker was thin, flimsy, and crooked as a southern politician. when i went SOA i had to get my fornt one lengthened and had my new (to me) rear shaft shortened. knock on wood i have had no problems with either of them....

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