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Old 02-21-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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Drive shaft modifications?!

OK ok... so i plan to do some massive upgrades. 35'' tires, 4.5 inch lift, upgrade axles, regear 4.88... ok the question.

What type of drive shaft do i need? could i buy one from a vendor like rubicon express? or do i have to buy one then have it modified?

any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Old 02-21-2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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tom woods has the best drive shafts (at least in my opinion)...

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Check out Tom Wood's Custom Drive Shafts - Tom Woods Custom Drive Shafts Custom Driveshafts Specialist as you want a drive shaft that is custom for your Jeep. One size does not fit all.
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Well assuming your lift is 4.5 inches of suspension, you are gona need the sye/cv/ and optimally, both sets of rear control arms, but uppers only would do. Tom Woods has the best customer service and has great reputable drive shafts. It will come with better U joints and all that on it than a stock DS would have.
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very well, thank you. looks like i got a ton of work to do. i looked on their site. and this just got real. :/
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If you don't have that kind of budget you could run the same setup I am and get away without the sye and cv for a little while
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Dont forget to add upgraded brakes and steering into this project...
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You need a double cardan drive shaft of the correct length with enough travel in the slip splines. You need to do some research as to WHY you need to go that route and how you go about setting it up correctly. It's an old subject and there are plenty of tech threads on it.
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You need a double cardan drive shaft of the correct length with enough travel in the slip splines. You need to do some research as to WHY you need to go that route and how you go about setting it up correctly. It's an old subject and there are plenty of tech threads on it.
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