My front drive shaft is pretty badly bowed, I think the PO set it down on a rock or something... Anyway, I'm looking for some advice: Is this something I should get bent back straight, or should I buy a new drive shaft (is this what I need?), or should I buy something used? What would be worth it here?
But the question still I wonder about: Will only a 1995 drive shaft fit my 1995? I know they changed some u-joints in the drive train on 1995's, and was wondering if I could pick up any stock 1991-1995 with manual and 4.0, or and even broader range?
I bent mine last year, and as long as you only use it off-road at low speeds, a bent one works. You can get a new one, but I would recommend just trying to find a good used one. Any front shaft from a YJ with a 4.0l and AX15 will work. They didn't change the u-joint size on the driveshafts, just the axle shafts. I found one locally on craigslist for $40 and it was balanced and everything.
92 YJ, 4.0, 5" BDS springs, 1" booms, 1" BL, 35x12.50x15 MTZ's, Ford 8.8 with LSD, 4.10 gears. It's never done though.
Good reason to upgrade If you got the money Tom Woods is the place......when mine went that is what I did....but I also do a lot of rock crawling and needed the extra strength.
It's not about getting out of the Storm, but learning to dance in the rain.
When I die I am going to be buried with my Jeep, cause I haven't yet found a hole it can't get out of!!!!!
06 TJ Rubi 4.0 and alot of other crap