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Old 10-02-2010, 07:48 AM   #1
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Need SYE and driveshaft???

Got my RE superflex kit in the other night and now its got a pretty good vibration. I was wondering if there is any certain brand or place I should buy my slip yoke and driveshaft from??? I dont know much about this, last jeep I had the guy before me put that stuff in.

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Old 10-02-2010, 07:58 AM   #2
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Yep, you need a SYE and CV with that tall of a suspension lift. Try to avoid driving it with the vibration as it can quickly take out seals, bearings, or a u-joint. You can't just live with such vibrations for that reason. Tom Wood at www.4xshaft.com/ would be a good source for both, Tom really stands behind his products.

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Ok looked at there site but dont know which kit I need. I only have 3.5in lift and was hoping I wouldnt need this stuff but I was wrong.
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An RE 3.5" kit actually gives more like 4.5" in reality so yep, it's strongly recommended. And you don't need to know which kit to order, give Tom a call on Monday (please tell him I said hello) and he'll know exactly what you need. They sell more of these kits for the Wrangler TJ than any other so it's their most popular kit.
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Im thinking im going to have to give Tom woods a call myself, I got a vibration when doing faster speeds.The jeep dont see pavement much at all but im thinking even though its in the woods most of the time i still need to get sye kit need some opinions. Im running 4rclongarm with spring blocks total of about 6inc
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No wonder you're getting vibrations, 6" is WAY too much lift to be running without a SYE and CV driveshaft. Drivetrain vibrations can ruin seals, bearings, or u-joints so don't let this problem continue for very long. You cannot simply live with drivetrain vibrations.
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Think I might have to give him a call as well, however I'd like to know a little bit more about all the options first. There's a huge list for the TJ transfer case and I really don't know the pros/cons of any of them.

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As an overview, (assuming you have the 231 transfer case) the options and prices are as follows:

* Super-Short Conversion with CV drive shaft using the XC or XB Slip Yoke & spline stub is $600

* Super-Short Conversion with CV drive shaft using the S Slip Yoke & spline stub is $570

* Super-Duty Conversion with CV drive shaft using the XC or XB Slip Yoke & spline stub is $575

* Super-Duty Conversion with CV drive shaft using the S Slip Yoke & spline stub is $545

* Advance Adapters Conversion with CV drive shaft using the XC or XB Slip Yoke & spline stub is $525

* Advance Adapters Conversion with CV drive shaft using the S Slip Yoke & spline stub is $495

All of the above use a new main shaft for the transfer case which is larger/stronger than the stock main shaft and no core is required.

* Our conversion which uses a modified stock main shaft with CV drive shaft using the XC or XB Slip Yoke & spline stub is $400 after return of core.

* Our conversion which uses a modified stock main shaft with CV drive shaft using the S Slip Yoke & spline stub is $370 after return of core.
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For those of us running standard height suspension lifts, like up to 5 or even 6", the Super-Short SYE kit is unneeded and it just causes the speedometer to no longer be easily calibrated by a new speedometer gear because the Super-Short SYE eliminates the speedometer gear. The only way to calibrate the speedometer after a Super-Short SYE has been installed is to wire in an extra-cost electronic speedometer calibrator like from Truespeed.

AA makes a good SYE kit, that's probably what I would go with. Just talk with Tom, he'll steer you right.
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Yup,Advance adapters sye kit and the Tom woods shaft.You will have to take a driveshaft measurement with the existing shaft for them to make you up a shaft to work with the SYE.Tom Wood also will give you options on the length of spline,type of rubber boot etc.I went for the best options,as I thought the prices were reasonable.Its a great combo!
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Got my RE superflex kit in the other night and now its got a pretty good vibration. I was wondering if there is any certain brand or place I should buy my slip yoke and driveshaft from??? I dont know much about this, last jeep I had the guy before me put that stuff in.
I found adams drive shaft kit for cheap and the service is excellent.
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AA makes a good SYE kit, that's probably what I would go with. Just talk with Tom, he'll steer you right.

What Jerry said. I know a lot of Jeeps and have installed a few of the $525 dollar AA SYE from Tom. They all were great.

Also, while this board definatley has some good advice, don't hesitate to ask questions with Tom or his employees when you call. They are very knowledgeable and friendly and will not try to sell you whatever or rip you off. Tom's is a truely reputable company.
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Thanks for all the help!

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