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Old 03-23-2008, 08:47 AM   #1
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New SYE from Rugged Ridge

Rugged Ridge has a new SYE that is "mega short". I was wondering if anyone has experience with the new design and if they are any good. Are they just as dependable and strong and do they really lengthen the drive shaft?

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Old 03-23-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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Do some searching on the JB Short Shaft - Jack(1BLKJP) has it on his and loves it. The only downside is that it uses and electrical speedo instead of a gear.

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Yup, they sure do lengthen the driveshaft. Like AZ said I'm running a super shorty SYE and I love it. The output shaft being shorter and fatter makes it stronger than any other on the market in my opinion. My Dshaft is probably 6" longer than stock and 3" longer than a standard SYE. Yeup it does use a tone ring and and electronic sender for the speedo calibration, but honestly if you have the right gearing for your tire size then the difference is minimal. However there are people that use the True Speed calibration tool from Superlift to cure that also.
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Yup, they sure do lengthen the driveshaft. Like AZ said I'm running a super shorty SYE and I love it. The output shaft being shorter and fatter makes it stronger than any other on the market in my opinion. My Dshaft is probably 6" longer than stock and 3" longer than a standard SYE. Yeup it does use a tone ring and and electronic sender for the speedo calibration, but honestly if you have the right gearing for your tire size then the difference is minimal. However there are people that use the True Speed calibration tool from Superlift to cure that also.
i didn't see this before, but that sounds like a great part. stronger output, and longer drive shaft is good. sounds like it would handle the steeper pinion angle better to.
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Yup, there are tradeoffs in everything we do. The removal of a "speedo gear" didn't mean anything to me. I wanted a stouter output and a longer dshaft. It won't really matter when I stretch it, but it's been nice running a 21" dshaft for awhile.

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i didn't see this before, but that sounds like a great part. stronger output, and longer drive shaft is good. sounds like it would handle the steeper pinion angle better to.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:38 PM   #6
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Talking Buy Advance Adapters instead.

I was shopping for the same thing and Quadratec as well as 4WD advice me against that brand. I went with Advance adapters and a custom Woody Drive shaft. I love the set up!

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