Installed UCF Skid now rear axle shaft is not inline with rearend??? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-21-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 8
Installed UCF Skid now rear axle shaft is not inline with rearend???

I Installed the UCF Ultra High Skid with a MML and BL. While installing the skid itself the rear end driveshaft was binding so I disconnected it at the yoke. Once the skid was all torqued down I went to looking at the axle vs the shaft to reconnect (I am installing adjustable UCA's as well) and the axle or drivetrain has somehow shifted to the side??? Everything is tight and lined up with the skid, low pro mount, and all that so what did I do wrong??? I am trying to see if there is anybody else that has experienced this and if so what did you do to fix it? Adjustable rear track bar maybe? PLEASE HELP!

TXHNTR is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-21-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
Trail Mom

WF Supporting Member
 
Kate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Scotts Hill, TN
Posts: 2,864
OBM says that if it's just the rear you're talking about then yes, you need an adjustable rear track bar.

We had to stick a come-along on mine and pull it back into submission.

__________________
06 Rubi with some sort of double ended, chrome knobbed, cross threaded, infinitely adjustable, frequently breakable, worn out flammywhammers zip tied onto it.
It used to be a jeep thing... til that sh!t broke!
Kate is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-21-2012, 09:11 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
2003x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 973
Did you just post this on JF? If so, you NEED an SYE, longer DS and Adj rear uppers. You cannot run a tummy tuck w/o that stuff.
__________________
HP D30, Ford 8.8, 4.88s, 4" RC Long Arm, 1" BL, 35" Toyo MT's.
My Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/2...-build-944608/
2003x is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #4
Moderator

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
doclouie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Was in the mountains, now in Texas
Posts: 3,687
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2003x View Post
Did you just post this on JF? If so, you NEED an SYE, longer DS and Adj rear uppers. You cannot run a tummy tuck w/o that stuff.
Very true. I just finished this mod today. I have the UCF ultra high skid, Teraflex SYE, Tom Wood CV shaft, home made adjustable control arms, shock mount relocators and a CV track bar relocation mount. Once you put that belly pan on you cannot run a standard drive shaft or you will bind up bad. I put the skid on and removed the rear shaft until I could get everything else in order. I ran it in 4 wheel drive. You either need an adjustable track bar or the track bar relocation mount, but the other stuff is a must.
__________________
2000 Sahara, 3.5" Rubicon Express Lift, 1" spring spacer & 1" Body Lift, 33" or 35" BFG Mud tires, Front & Rear ARB, Rancho 9000 shocks, UCF Ultra High Belly Up

doclouie is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-07-2012, 12:16 AM   #5
Newb
 
WilliamJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Quote:
I Installed the UCF Ultra High Skid with a MML and BL. While installing the skid itself the rear end axle shafts that cost less was binding so I disconnected it at the yoke. Once the skid was all torqued down I went to looking at the axle vs the shaft to reconnect (I am installing adjustable UCA's as well) and the axle or drivetrain has somehow shifted to the side??? Everything is tight and lined up with the skid, low pro mount, and all that so what did I do wrong??? I am trying to see if there is anybody else that has experienced this and if so what did you do to fix it? Adjustable rear track bar maybe? PLEASE HELP!
You should remember that in removing axle shaft they must be lubricated cause they are weak points of the shaft. If not the axle would fail. If you heard the ticking sounds then that is a sign that the removal process fails. If id does happen you have to remove the axle shaft to have a new one so be careful when doing so.


__________________
WILLIAMJ
Cars are necessity to get from
one place to another, maximize
resources and talents.
WilliamJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-07-2012, 08:56 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
TnDz TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 2,925
Images: 220
As mentioned... there is a lot of components that make the TT work... missing any of them can cause you nightmares and frustrations:

-rear upper and lower adjustable control arms
-SYE
-rear CV shaft
-BL
-MML
-rear shock relocator brackets ( unless you clearance your coil pads on the axle)
-NEW BOLTS for TT skid ( factory bolts have bowls that don't seat the skid well )
-adj rear track bar and/or angled CV rear track bar bracket ( depends on lift )
-Mods to exhaust are possible ( it gets pushed up as well )
-t-case linkage will be completely misaligned and needs attention ( NOVAK cable is the perfect fix )
-adjustment to radiator fan shroud for clearance

The bolt up is the easy part... everything else takes a bit of time to adjust and get it all in proper working/operating order

I just did the UCF extra clearance skid without the lopro mount ( 2" gain ) and my adjustments were pretty time consuming.

*** loosen the MM bolts and mount bolts and pull the motor forward with ratchet straps until the mount bolts fall into the skid.. you may need to jockey it around a bit, but it will go.
__________________
~Todd~ 2004 X 4.0 5 speed---SOLD
4" Lift, 4.56's, 33" Duratracs on M/T Classics
RR SYE, Tatton CV, MML, BL, TT, Dynomax Exhaust
Hella Lighting: Driving, Fogs and H4 E-Codes
NOPE! ... and NEVER will be...
TnDz TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-07-2012, 02:01 PM   #7
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 8
I got it all done by loosening the MM bolts and using the strap, worked perfectly. Now adjusting the rear pinion angle was another story, but it is complete now! Thanks for all the help guys I appreciate it!
TXHNTR is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
TnDz TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 2,925
Images: 220
Amazing how much the driveline angle changes huh? I was shocked!!!

Glad you got it done!

__________________
~Todd~ 2004 X 4.0 5 speed---SOLD
4" Lift, 4.56's, 33" Duratracs on M/T Classics
RR SYE, Tatton CV, MML, BL, TT, Dynomax Exhaust
Hella Lighting: Driving, Fogs and H4 E-Codes
NOPE! ... and NEVER will be...
TnDz TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC