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Old 04-14-2009, 11:05 AM   #1
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How long is my drive shaft?

I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport. I am going to buy a 4.5" RE Super Flex lift which requires a slip yoke elimator and a cv drivshaft. My problem is they tell me to measure some points but i should be doing this AFTER I install my lift correct due to the changes from the lift? I have no other modifications so the lenth should be pretty standard correct? Does anyone know what length my driveshaft will need to be? Thanks.

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If your asking then it is not LONG enough lol. K on with the question, I would say it would be better to buy a tom woods driveshaft.

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Depending on who you get your DS from, (Coast, HAD, Tom Woods) they should be able to help you determine & measure the correct length & points.

I believe that its from the center of u-joint from Tcase tail shaft to the center of u-joint for rear pinoin yoke

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When I was asked to measure mine. I was asked if it was before or after I installed the lift. They can figure it out from there. I am sure they made Jeep Driveshafts before.
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Shouldn't you be asking your girlfriend that question? Seriously, if the outfit you're going to can't figure that out on their own, then maybe you should go like everyone else has suggested. Good luck.
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They should really know as they have been doing this for a while. But,as I recall the distance will be around 16-17" or there about. Factors that can change this: 5spd or auto and dana 44 or dana 35.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:34 PM   #7
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Yep just call Tom Wood and tell him what you have. He's been doing this for so many years that he'll know what length DS you need. He did that for me when I bought my CV driveshaft from him years ago and its length was perfect.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:03 PM   #8
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Shouldn't you be asking your girlfriend that question? Seriously, if the outfit you're going to can't figure that out on their own, then maybe you should go like everyone else has suggested. Good luck.
That is the thing. I am the outfit. I am a airplane mechanic by trade so I am confident in my skills but lack the knowledge of Jeep and automotive mechanics in general but am trying to go at this myself. Thats why I was curious because logic tells me the distance will change from stock to 3.5" of lift but I can't be sitting without my daily driver for days while I install my lift then measure the new gap and wait for a driveshaft to come in... seeing as how Wood is in Oregon (i think) so I was curious to see if anyone know what the length would be because each setup can't be that unique. Thanks for the help everyone though. I did contact wood, just awaiting his reply.

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