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Old 05-12-2014, 12:10 AM   #1
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Sye questions

I'm looking to putting a slip yoke eliminator/ cv shaft onto my 4 inch lifted yj. I was just wondering if they were interchangeable. For ex if I bought a rugged ridge sye would I be able to buy a rough country cv shaft? How does the match up work? And in the future I'm looking put a 6 inch lift in would the same cv shaft still work? Thanks,
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:17 AM   #2
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should as long as you match the u joints should be no issues...

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Old 05-12-2014, 11:04 AM   #3
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It's best to get your lift height where you want it then measure and order the DS. It doubtful a shaft on a 4" lift would work with a 6" lift. You could always have it lengthened and rebalanced, but I hate doing things twice.
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When you order a quality shaft from a place like Tom Woods, they require a measurement from yoke to yoke in order to make you a custom to your vehicle shaft.

So, unless you want to buy another shaft, or order one with an extra long slip yoke on it, it would be advisable to get the lift where you want it before getting the new shaft. He custom makes the shafts so that there is no fear of the slip yoke coming undone under full extension of the suspension. But yet still have enough inward movement on compression.

The long slip yokes on a YJ shaft are tough to do, since the shaft length is so short.

I have a super short SYE, and a 4" spring lift, and my T. W. shaft was $269 delivered. You cant beat his prices, or his warranty. And $189 for the front shaft.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:30 PM   #5
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I have the long slip on mine, works great! I'm sure I can add more lift and not worry about the shaft. I had a dana 35 when I ordered my shaft and then I put my ford 8.8 in and now I don't have much compression left in the yoke so I might have to go SOA soon
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