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Old 05-16-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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Questions about SYE kits and prices

Hey everyone, I am trying to do an SYE and I am wondering what people have paid for parts and labor. I got quoted at 1150$ by a local 4x4 shop and walked out quickly after hearing that price. I can buy the kit online WITH a drive shaft for 540$.. Is it hard to do yourself? Would you pay the 1150 to have someone else do it?

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I got my tom woods and advance adapters sye for 535 to my door, and me and my father in law put it in, its not hard at all just have to pull the tcase, then take it apart and put it back together, my sye had very detailed instructions, and there is no was in he!! I would pay that much, I think it took us a total of may 2 maybe 3 hrs but that's pushing it and that's draining and removing tcase, taking it apart changing the shaft, reinstalling tcase, and refilling it, and we weren't rushing that's working at a lesiurly pace. O and I'm sure u can find some local people on here to help u out, were u located at

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I just did mine myself, nice to learn more about the jeep and what goes where. Lots of info in here, lots of youtube vids showing how also. I only pulled back half of case out, i think if i had to do it again i would pull whole transfer case. I think I have about $500 or so in sye and driveshaft.
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I got my tom woods and advance adapters sye for 535 to my door, and me and my father in law put it in, its not hard at all just have to pull the tcase, then take it apart and put it back together, my sye had very detailed instructions, and there is no was in he!! I would pay that much, I think it took us a total of may 2 maybe 3 hrs but that's pushing it and that's draining and removing tcase, taking it apart changing the shaft, reinstalling tcase, and refilling it, and we weren't rushing that's working at a lesiurly pace. O and I'm sure u can find some local people on here to help u out, were u located at
Yeah, I don't have 1150 to spend! haha.. So I think im gonna do it myself too. 535 sound pretty good, you got any links for that? I also heard I will need one set of rear adjustable control arms as well, is that true? Any brand you would recommend?
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TOM WOODS web site has like 6 different setups.... How do I know which one to go with!!??
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Just call up tom woods directly his website is 4xshaft.com or something like that, u can google it, get on there and it shows u how to measure for ur shaft, and such, when u call ask to speak to tom directly he is very helpful, I told him that I was sent his way by a forum member(jerry b) and he was very helpful, I told him my lift and he actully knew what it measured before I told him,yes u will need adj arms, I haven't got any yet cause I am short on cash so I have a custon skid drop in right now, my main reason for the sye and shaft was cuz I changed rearends and my stock shaft was to long, but the arms to have according to everyone on here are savvys with johnny joints at both ends,
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TOM WOODS web site has like 6 different setups.... How do I know which one to go with!!??
When u talk to tom he knows what u need, I ended up going with the premium shaft for 10 bucks more it has a longer spline than the standard one, but that isn't nessecary. Just tell him u were sent his was by someone on here and tell him what u got set up wise( lift, rear axle, tcase, tranny, etc) and he will steer u in the right direction,
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Check this guy out too. Jeep SYE Kit YJ TJ XJ Wrangler Jeep CV Driveshaft 231J | eBay

I ran his setup on my YJ and will probably do the same on my TJ to get rid of the hack and tap the PO had installed.
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Check this guy out too. Jeep SYE Kit YJ TJ XJ Wrangler Jeep CV Driveshaft 231J | eBay

I ran his setup on my YJ and will probably do the same on my TJ to get rid of the hack and tap the PO had installed.
I currently run this setup. The SYE is basically a clone of the Advance Adapters SYE, I've had zero issues with leaks. As for the driveshaft, Chris makes a quality product. I was impressed with the build quality of the driveshaft, great product.
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I currently run this setup. The SYE is basically a clone of the Advance Adapters SYE, I've had zero issues with leaks. As for the driveshaft, Chris makes a quality product. I was impressed with the build quality of the driveshaft, great product.
Seems to be a bit less than TOM WOODS as well.. If its a quality product than I should just go with this.
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Seems to be a bit less than TOM WOODS as well.. If its a quality product than I should just go with this.
I had no complaints on it when I used it in my YJ. The u-joints are spicer and he makes the DS to the length you need. It basically the same as Tom Woods but just doesn't have the name behind it but definitely has the quality behind it.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:27 PM   #13
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I had no complaints on it when I used it in my YJ. The u-joints are spicer and he makes the DS to the length you need. It basically the same as Tom Woods but just doesn't have the name behind it but definitely has the quality behind it.
Thanks A TON man! Im gonna call him in the morning and see if he will give me that 410$ ebay price.. lol
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Thanks A TON man! Im gonna call him in the morning and see if he will give me that 410$ ebay price.. lol
No problem. I'm sure that he sticks with that price no matter what. I paid that a couple years ago and last time I talked to him about one for my TJ he came up with the same price. So I don't see why you would have to pay more than $410 for it.
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When you call, you'll probably talk with Chris - he was very helpful and informative. I would definitely purchase another Tatton's product if need be.
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Thanks A TON man! Im gonna call him in the morning and see if he will give me that 410$ ebay price.. lol
I've used his stuff, not bad for the price. If you do call, please ask him to take the ad and change to what is below-

You will get a new Teraflex heavy duty SYE kit and my 1310 CV drive shaft. Eliminates drive train vibrations on lifted jeeps when properly adjusted. This is a complete kit with instructions. All SYE kits and drive shafts are not created equally. Watch out for the cheap junk that others sell. I only use top of the line parts in my drive shafts. Spicer u-joints, full contact 7" slip and spline, greaseable CV and u-joints. We spin balance to over 100 miles an hour. I will need a measurement to build the correct length of CV drive shaft. Pictured are the dimensions I need. From the back of the transfer case to the center of the u-joint cap on the diff yoke. For tech help call Curtis. 1-801-685-0056 or email me. This kit is built to the highest quality for years of 4x4 adventures. My drive shafts are competition proven, trail tested, and built show quality.

Not perfect by any means, but at least it no longer looks like it was text-ed by an illiterate 16 year old driving dad's car on the freeway.
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Has anyone used JB Conversions SYE kit? Loos good and prices start at $299.00 with the CV Joint.
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Has anyone used JB Conversions SYE kit? Loos good and prices start at $299.00 with the CV Joint.
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By far, the best SYE on the market .
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By far, the best SYE on the market .
Yep, I was going JB til I got a RR for freeeeeee.
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By far, the best SYE on the market .
X2 I have the JBC super short and am very happy with it.
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X2 I have the JBC super short and am very happy with it.
I've installed several of those along with the regular versions from JBC with no issues. I've also installed several of the Advanced Adapter versions with no issues. I can not say the same about others which I've had many issues with and will no longer install. I don't like comebacks that aren't my fault that I have to fix for free.
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4X4groupbuy.com for $466. Its an advanced adapted SYE and Tom Woods driveshaft. Been working a lot so I paid my local 4WD shop 4hrs labor ($200). Was worth every penny

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