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Old 11-18-2007, 02:56 AM   #1
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I know it's been discussed a million times but I have looked and can't find any good threads on it. I think I am gonna get an SYE and CV shaft for christmas and was trying to figure out which one to go with. I really want to get it as cheap as possible but I don't want junk. Anyone have any good links or suggestions, I would really appreciate it!! Thanks!!

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Old 11-18-2007, 03:14 AM   #2
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C'mon, guys, this is what Santa wants to hear!

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Old 11-18-2007, 04:07 AM   #3
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I really want to get it as cheap as possible but I don't want junk.
Just remember, you get what you pay for, and by getting quality, it will save you time and labor in the long run.

Quality products like an SYE kit are all in the same ballpark, cost wise.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:25 AM   #4
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i´ll order the advance adapters SYE next month. there are some shorter SYEs but i hear of some problems with the speedometer gears.
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:54 PM   #5
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I'm pleased with my TomWoods shaft and Advance Adapters SYE kit. TomWoods has a deal with them for like $500.
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:02 PM   #6
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is it necessary to install the SYE first and then send the driveshaft measurements to tom woods?
on that way a had to pay the expensive shipping to germany twice.

don´t they know how long the driveshaft has to be when i tell them my amount of lift, engine/tranny and axle type?
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:10 PM   #7
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X 2 for tom woods and AA sye. If you get toms u joints as well they have grease fittings so you can mantain them for longer life! This is what i have on my jeep.
One link, Haven't used them tho.
http://www.offroadtoystore.com/Merch...y_Code=TomWood
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:20 PM   #8
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is it necessary to install the SYE first and then send the driveshaft measurements to tom woods?
They give instuctions on their website on how to measure before you order!!


http://www.4xshaft.com/SYE/Measuring.html
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:48 AM   #9
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I'm pleased with my TomWoods shaft and Advance Adapters SYE kit. TomWoods has a deal with them for like $500.
I think that is the route I will go then, that seems like a really good price!! One more question!! I have a local driveline shop and have heard nothing but good about them. I was wondering if it would be smart to check into getting them to build me a drive shaft instead of ordering one with the SYE?? Also if anyone remembers could you give me your CV Shaft measurements so I can give him a ballpark estimate about what we are looking at so he can give me a price?? Thanks!!!
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:20 AM   #10
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Even if they are a drive line shop, they might not be a 4x4 drive line shop.

I think my TomWoods shaft is something like 17-18". But every place will have you measure a different way.
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:04 AM   #11
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I think he makes a lot of shafts for drag racers and pulling trucks. Surely if it will hold up in a drag car and a pulling truck it will hold up in my Jeep!! My buddy had him make him a shaft and he has a 72 Old's f85, same as a cutlass,that runs in the low 10's on just motor!! He has never had another problem after installing his drive shaft!! Man you really have to be careful typing about things like this. Someone could really misconstrue me saying he had no trouble after he put his shaft in!!
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:09 AM   #12
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i dunno but a driveline shop near me actually sells the sye...so i can buy both things from them...they can also get me a "reconditioned" cv shaft and the sye for $320...sye w/ new cv shaft for $380 so they say.
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I do run the shorter SYE from Tera, but as Nicolas stated it does do away with the mechanical speedo gear and uses a tone ring that sends vehicle speed to the speedometer. Gearing can get your speed back in line pretty close, but with this setup you actually have to purchase and electronic re-calibration setup from skyjacker I believe.

Personally I don't care about the speedo issue. I wanted to have as long a drive shaft as I possibly could. And mine is a good 3 to 4 inches longer than an AA SYE.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:12 PM   #15
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...and mine is a good 3 to 4 inches longer...


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Old 11-20-2007, 02:46 AM   #16
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I do run the shorter SYE from Tera, but as Nicolas stated it does do away with the mechanical speedo gear and uses a tone ring that sends vehicle speed to the speedometer. Gearing can get your speed back in line pretty close, but with this setup you actually have to purchase and electronic re-calibration setup from skyjacker I believe.

Personally I don't care about the speedo issue. I wanted to have as long a drive shaft as I possibly could. And mine is a good 3 to 4 inches longer than an AA SYE.
How much was the kit you run?? I could always use and extra 3 -4 inches!!
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:22 AM   #17
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:44 PM   #18
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How much was the kit you run?? I could always use and extra 3 -4 inches!!
I believe the Tera ESS SYE was about 325 if I remember rightly. The output shaft is strong as hell on it and I've never worried about it again after I put it on. Seriously no matter what you get I would not trust these Ebay places that sell SYE's.

My Driveshafts are made locally so pricing on them is really not going to be relevant for you.

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