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Old 04-03-2012, 01:31 PM   #31
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Jb conversions was more exspensive and wanted me to install the sye then send of my measurments for the driveshaft. Being the jeep is my only form of transportation right now i cant wait that long to get it all put in.

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:49 PM   #32
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:17 AM   #33
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Jb conversions was more exspensive and wanted me to install the sye then send of my measurments for the driveshaft. Being the jeep is my only form of transportation right now i cant wait that long to get it all put in.
They're more expensive because they make a better product with features nobody else has. As for the drive shaft.....there's no reason you have to buy one from them, I wasn't recommending that.....I'm sure you've got a good local driveline shop that could make you a shaft same day. When it comes to drive shafts, you should always wait until you've got the new tail housing installed and the rear axle placed correctly. That's fairly common knowledge. Too many factors effect drive shaft length and travel to have one made for "X height".
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:38 AM   #34
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They're more expensive because they make a better product with features nobody else has. As for the drive shaft.....there's no reason you have to buy one from them, I wasn't recommending that.....I'm sure you've got a good local driveline shop that could make you a shaft same day. When it comes to drive shafts, you should always wait until you've got the new tail housing installed and the rear axle placed correctly. That's fairly common knowledge. Too many factors effect drive shaft length and travel to have one made for "X height".
Based on this thread, I am going to get the JB conversions SYE and will have to get a rental car in the mean time while I wait for a driveshaft. Maybe someday I will be in a booming metropolis where there are driveshaft manufacturers on every corner, but in Sierra Vista AZ... LOL... no way
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Or, you could shift into 4-HI and drive in front wheel drive until your shaft arrives. I'm currently doing that while I get my rear drive shaft shortened a bit. No need to worry about alternate transportation.

Measuring first and getting a shaft made to fit your specific situation is the way to go.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:47 AM   #36
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Or, you could shift into 4-HI and drive in front wheel drive until your shaft arrives. I'm currently doing that while I get my rear drive shaft shortened a bit. No need to worry about alternate transportation.

Measuring first and getting a shaft made to fit your specific situation is the way to go.
That is where experience comes in! I would never have thought that was possible.
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Yep, nothing wrong with a little front wheel drive action.
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Hello all! Well i got my SYE/Driveshaft combo today. Went with the teraflex/tatton's because i thought the teraflex was all american made, but whats the first thing i see when i look at the housing? CHINA printed om the ball bearing. Everything else looks of good quality, just bothers me about that bearing.
Imped is correct, the JB SYE is a better product but I think you should be ok - from what I researched, the Tera SYE is basically a clone of the AA kit.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:38 PM   #39
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I think i'll be ok. The quality of everything else looks fine, that bearing just bugs me. And i couldnt find any bad reviews from anyone getting the shaft and sye together. I understand where your coming from, the perfect scenario would be to measure for the shaft after the sye is installed. But i think i'll be fine, going to measure after i install the sye just to double check to make sure they got the shaft right. I seem to remember reading somewhere when the shafts extended as far as it will be during operation it should still have atleast 2" of spline engagement. That sound correct?

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I think i'll be ok. The quality of everything else looks fine, that bearing just bugs me. And i couldnt find any bad reviews from anyone getting the shaft and sye together. I understand where your coming from, the perfect scenario would be to measure for the shaft after the sye is installed. But i think i'll be fine, going to measure after i install the sye just to double check to make sure they got the shaft right. I seem to remember reading somewhere when the shafts extended as far as it will be during operation it should still have atleast 2" of spline engagement. That sound correct?

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It will probably be fine, but if you do have problems it might not even be too short, but rather too long. That's the problem I have right now. Had I measured the first time instead of guessing I wouldn't have to send it back to get shortened. I was able to get by until now with the shaft being a bit too long, but since it needs rebuilt anyways I took the opportunity to get it shortened.

The good thing is you can always have the length adjusted if need be. More than likely you'll be fine, we're just giving advice for others that may come across this thread.
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Hey guys, searching for the size of curries Jam nuts and I came across this thread. So, I have installed a currie 4in lift. I need jam nut sizes for the uppers and lowers, so I can get wrenches. I do not use adjustable wrenches, as have been burned by them too many times. Thanks for the help.

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