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Old 06-08-2012, 12:08 AM   #31
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Not a good pic but my jeep is so high in the air all the sun light gets in hahahaha.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:14 AM   #32
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It does look like there may be signs of grease slinging on the.gas.tank skid. But can't really tell. Just don't drive it when it looks like this

Keep an eye out though

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yea man I will I am not kidding when I say I slide under my jeep every other day and I didnt yesterday but today thats what I seen the bolts were way loose and you could see thats where it came from but looks like my hold off on mods will be saving for a DS iff needed.
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yea man I will I am not kidding when I say I slide under my jeep every other day and I didnt yesterday but today thats what I seen the bolts were way loose and you could see thats where it came from but looks like my hold off on mods will be saving for a DS iff needed.
Grab another stocker for cheap to get you by
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #35
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I can't wait to lift and be forced to address issues like a leaky ds. Which is cheaper Tom Woods or J.E. Reel?
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I can't wait to lift and be forced to address issues like a leaky ds. Which is cheaper Tom Woods or J.E. Reel?
If you are thiking about going big and have any plans on wheeling it you migh want to start thinking "which it better" not which is cheaper.
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If you are thiking about going big and have any plans on wheeling it you migh want to start thinking "which it better" not which is cheaper.
which is better?
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which is better?
neither. they're both good and some of the best out there.
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neither. they're both good and some of the best out there.
thats why I asked orginally "which is cheaper"....so many people say good things about both, I think I may be leaning a little towards the TW
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Tom Woods is the only way to gi IMHO. I have seen shafts smashed on rocks that were totaly the drivers falt. All you have to do is send them in and he will send it back rebuilt with new joints. Only cost 30/40 bucks shiping.
One time at my budys shop a custemer had a shaft mess up that they had some kind of recall on. Well this was the day before he was going on a big out of state trip. Tom had my budy snap a few pics of the shaft and box it up to ship it in. Tom overnighted a brand new shaft to the park that was the first stop on this guys trip. It was there before he was, free of charge.
This storie and a few more are the reason I will never buy anything but Woods shafts from now on.
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x2 on Tom Woods but I've not really read up on the J.R. Reels.
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I've got a 4" TeraFlex with four "flex arms" (front-lowers and rear-uppers), and am looking at aftermarket DS (Adams or Coast).

Can a new driveshaft be installed/balanced properly with only 4 adjustable control arms?
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I've got a 4" TeraFlex with four "flex arms" (front-lowers and rear-uppers), and am looking at aftermarket DS (Adams or Coast).

Can a new driveshaft be installed/balanced properly with only 4 adjustable control arms?
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From what I read the front is a happy medium between caster/pinion angle.

I already have front lowers. Will be looking into rear uppers and new DS's (Adams) as you know
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From what I read the front is a happy medium between caster/pinion angle.

I already have front lowers. Will be looking into rear uppers and new DS's (Adams) as you know
Me and you both, haha. I've heard nightmare stories of the vibes on some aftermarket DS's but not so much with the Adams (at least from what research I've done). I'm just wondering if at their price it's too good to be true?

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