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Old 01-05-2007, 08:49 AM   #1
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Winch or a SYE?

I have just sold my stock tires and rims and I also plan on selling my 80Gb Ipod so I'll have about $650 to spend on my Jeep. I was wondering what yall thought about my options? I really don't have any major driveline vibes anymore since my springs have settled a bit but I can still notice it a little. I was thinking of getting the SYE to raise my T-case skid back to the stock position for better clearence. I got an e-mail from 4wheel parts showing me the deals they have on some winches along with a $50 gift card and I started to droul. So, the question is should I get the SYE or a winch with some cam bolts to try to take care of my minor vibes? What would yall do in my position? Here is the link for the specials: http://www.4wheelparts.com/4wp/index.asp

What do yall think of MileMarker winches also? Would the Warn M8000 be better?

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Well, to start out with their prices are higher to begin with than most stores.. so even with the 50 bucks you can still get most of the stuff cheaper at other stores. For example check out places like: although it does look like the deal on the M8000 from them is not bad, but I think its a misprint...but check...

http://www.performanceoffroadcenter....erce/index.php

http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/index.php

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http://gowarn.com/
which has some special on a m8000 if I recall...

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Old 01-05-2007, 09:18 AM   #3
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I check all of them and the cheepest warn is $599 while 4wheel parts sells it at $529 plus you get the $50 gift card.
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I would fix vibes/service related problems before adding a winch. Vibes cause seals to leak and have even caused worse. Now is the time to upgrade your SYE and drive shaft.
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hm.. I would buy it, cuz everyone else sells the roller for more than the hawase thingy.. so that is a good deal.. bust be a mis-print..LOL don't forget the mounting plate
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:29 AM   #6
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I'm only worried about how hard its going to be to install the SYE. I know I can install the winch with no problems.
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I'm only worried about how hard its going to be to install the SYE. I know I can install the winch with no problems.
if you can install a winch you can install a SYE.
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:32 AM   #8
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A winch can't be that hard. I not to sure about pulling the T-case out and taking it apart. I did put my lift on myself so I do have some skills.
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A winch can't be that hard. I not to sure about pulling the T-case out and taking it apart. I did put my lift on myself so I do have some skills.
wow. Stack up another one to a SYE is easy then. You just need some instructions. If I can do it you can do it.
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Is any brand of SYE better than any others? I've been looking at the Tom Woods web site and found some for $400-520. What makes one better than the other?
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I have only run one form of SYE. I went that route because of all the other people I know that run them with absolutely no problems. I have the Advanced Adapters setup in mine. I also went with High Angle Driveline because I feel Jessi has a superior product in this market. In a short drive line jeep I would have a hard time passing up the super shorty from JB Conversions. Any extra length you can add to your drive shaft is a positive.


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How much does that setup cost? I'm trying to get the best product no matter what choice I make (winch or SYE).
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check out their website. I would never buy direct from a retailer. Get it from one of their dealers. You would get a better price.

http://www.jbconversions.com/
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I'm thinking of the 231 HD Std. All - Advance Adapters Heavy Duty kit and Tera-flex 231 Conversions. It's $525 and that includes a new drive shaft.
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seems reasonable to me
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Is there anywhere I could get a better price? Thanks for answering all of my many question. I'm always trying to learn more.
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You can try Dirk at dpgoffroad.com. He carries all products from AA and can get you any drive shaft you are interested in.
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I don't really know what kind of drive shat to get and I don't want to get a bad setup.
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I don't really know what kind of drive shat to get and I don't want to get a bad setup.
Dirk will get you exactly what you need. I can only imagine how many jeeps he has setup the proper way. You can ask anyone about his reputation. He is good people. He's been in this business for 6 years and knows what is good and what is junk. Just tell him what you have and he will hook you up
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Thanks!! I'll try to give them a call today to find out what I need and a price.
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sorry for butting in but do u know who sells jb besides jb?
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I have Advanced adapters as well along with a Tom Woods Driveshaft. So far no problems other than busting another gold seal u-joint. I would get the drive shaft that has slip spline the full length though.
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I guess I'll just have to give one of these guys a call to try to get more informed about what I'll need. I just don't want to sound like an idot when I do call.
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hm.. I would buy it, cuz everyone else sells the roller for more than the hawase thingy.. so that is a good deal.. bust be a mis-print..LOL don't forget the mounting plate
Nope not a misprint! I just bought one and am quite impressed with it so far Oh yeah, installation was a piece of cake too
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I run the TeraFlex Super Short SYE on mine and it's pretty much the exact same product as the JB Super Shorty. My rear dshaft is around 21 1/4" long compared to a standard TJ with SYE of around 18 or so. However you might check the link below for some good deals on both the standard AA SYE (which I have ran also and had no problems with) and the newer flange style yoke setup that Tom Woods put together. Jason has both of them for excellent prices.

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