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Old 10-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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Adams Driveshaft- Trail worthy?

Anyone with Adams drive shafts actually wheeled with them? Looking to find out if they hold up under duress for extended periods. Close to pulling the trigger on 1310 Spicers- but I need a very hardy product. I can break pretty much anything- add a large rock in the way..you get the idea.
There is a drivetrain manufacturer/shop (Inland Drivetrain) so close to me I can practically push my Jeep there...two of the guys I wheel with have their drives shafts on their TJs. They wheel their TJs hard so I know they hold up- add in local sales/service and now I am second guessing.
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There is no bulletproof vs. a Rock. Adam's and Tatton's have very trailworthy products. I break stuff regular, and rocks are the main cause.

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My 2 cents.Most drivline shops use the same parts any of the big makers will use.As long as they stand behind their work and its priced same or lower I would give the local guys a shot.
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X2. Pricing is the big thing. Local shops that aren't really production shops want 800+ for one. I have used them before on special applications. I was surprised to see what they wanted for a Double cardan build.

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I wheel Adams 1310 front and rear pretty hard. I think they have good price points, make good products, good service, know their stuff etc.

I had a weird thing happen on the front recently after a run. I was missing the slip yoke, the pinion yoke, no nuts, no nothing. I called Adams and they helped me out, but to this day no one can really figure out what happened.

James Adams said he thinks I probably smacked the slip yoke on a rock, that split and fell off, and the rest of the stuff spun off going down the road etc. Maybe..
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My 2 cents.Most drivline shops use the same parts any of the big makers will use.As long as they stand behind their work and its priced same or lower I would give the local guys a shot.
I am thinking the same- a driveshaft isn't that complicated. If materials of construction and connections are the same- then its down to putting it together and the right length. But they both make you measure anyway.....
I just worry a little because at a recent Off Road show the local place tried to sell me a front replacement with a boot. What? You don't live, eat and breath JKs and know that you'd be nuts to use a boot on a 2012 2 door with a 4" lift?
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I wheel Adams 1310 front and rear pretty hard. I think they have good price points, make good products, good service, know their stuff etc.

I had a weird thing happen on the front recently after a run. I was missing the slip yoke, the pinion yoke, no nuts, no nothing. I called Adams and they helped me out, but to this day no one can really figure out what happened.

James Adams said he thinks I probably smacked the slip yoke on a rock, that split and fell off, and the rest of the stuff spun off going down the road etc. Maybe..
Now that's scary......
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I wouldn't have sent it back to him if I didn't think he knew what he was doing.

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