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06-15-2012 08:04 AM
KSPHI
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10

X2

From what I read the front is a happy medium between caster/pinion angle.

I already have front lowers. Will be looking into rear uppers and new DS's (Adams) as you know
Me and you both, haha. I've heard nightmare stories of the vibes on some aftermarket DS's but not so much with the Adams (at least from what research I've done). I'm just wondering if at their price it's too good to be true?
06-15-2012 07:40 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by KSPHI
I've got a 4" TeraFlex with four "flex arms" (front-lowers and rear-uppers), and am looking at aftermarket DS (Adams or Coast).

Can a new driveshaft be installed/balanced properly with only 4 adjustable control arms?
X2

From what I read the front is a happy medium between caster/pinion angle.

I already have front lowers. Will be looking into rear uppers and new DS's (Adams) as you know
06-15-2012 07:16 AM
KSPHI I've got a 4" TeraFlex with four "flex arms" (front-lowers and rear-uppers), and am looking at aftermarket DS (Adams or Coast).

Can a new driveshaft be installed/balanced properly with only 4 adjustable control arms?
06-14-2012 06:44 PM
ESP x2 on Tom Woods but I've not really read up on the J.R. Reels.
06-14-2012 06:25 PM
WatchThis! Tom Woods is the only way to gi IMHO. I have seen shafts smashed on rocks that were totaly the drivers falt. All you have to do is send them in and he will send it back rebuilt with new joints. Only cost 30/40 bucks shiping.
One time at my budys shop a custemer had a shaft mess up that they had some kind of recall on. Well this was the day before he was going on a big out of state trip. Tom had my budy snap a few pics of the shaft and box it up to ship it in. Tom overnighted a brand new shaft to the park that was the first stop on this guys trip. It was there before he was, free of charge.
This storie and a few more are the reason I will never buy anything but Woods shafts from now on.
06-14-2012 05:46 PM
RubiNewb
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Originally Posted by pluke the 2 View Post
neither. they're both good and some of the best out there.
thats why I asked orginally "which is cheaper"....so many people say good things about both, I think I may be leaning a little towards the TW
06-13-2012 11:03 PM
pluke the 2
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Originally Posted by RubiNewb View Post
which is better?
neither. they're both good and some of the best out there.
06-13-2012 06:06 PM
RubiNewb
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Originally Posted by WatchThis! View Post
If you are thiking about going big and have any plans on wheeling it you migh want to start thinking "which it better" not which is cheaper.
which is better?
06-13-2012 04:07 PM
WatchThis!
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Originally Posted by RubiNewb
I can't wait to lift and be forced to address issues like a leaky ds. Which is cheaper Tom Woods or J.E. Reel?
If you are thiking about going big and have any plans on wheeling it you migh want to start thinking "which it better" not which is cheaper.
06-13-2012 04:05 PM
RubiNewb I can't wait to lift and be forced to address issues like a leaky ds. Which is cheaper Tom Woods or J.E. Reel?
06-08-2012 01:40 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by wmwhitey
yea man I will I am not kidding when I say I slide under my jeep every other day and I didnt yesterday but today thats what I seen the bolts were way loose and you could see thats where it came from but looks like my hold off on mods will be saving for a DS iff needed.
Grab another stocker for cheap to get you by
06-08-2012 12:34 AM
wmwhitey yea man I will I am not kidding when I say I slide under my jeep every other day and I didnt yesterday but today thats what I seen the bolts were way loose and you could see thats where it came from but looks like my hold off on mods will be saving for a DS iff needed.
06-08-2012 12:14 AM
pluke the 2 It does look like there may be signs of grease slinging on the.gas.tank skid. But can't really tell. Just don't drive it when it looks like this

Keep an eye out though
06-08-2012 12:08 AM
wmwhitey Not a good pic but my jeep is so high in the air all the sun light gets in hahahaha.
06-08-2012 12:04 AM
wmwhitey
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Originally Posted by pluke the 2 View Post
Grease coming out is not good. Id imagine your rear ds going first

Yea me too brother I look under her every other day and only a lil bit came out so I am hoping it was not enough to hurt it. I will try to post a pic.
06-07-2012 11:59 PM
pluke the 2
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Originally Posted by wmwhitey
ok problem solved 8mm socket and all bolts were loose but now good glad I caught that soon.
Grease coming out is not good. Id imagine your rear ds going first
06-07-2012 11:33 PM
wmwhitey ok problem solved 8mm socket and all bolts were loose but now good glad I caught that soon.
06-07-2012 11:20 PM
wmwhitey hmmmmm this has me wandering now I have a 4" lift and my DS is kinda ok a small amount of grease is coming out but where the bolts attach it the boot is fine???
06-07-2012 10:48 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by pluke the 2

my apologies chim-chim7, I thought you we're calling me out on my pictures. my fault.

i agree with you 100% on the OP's pics. for a 4" lift, that angle is stock looking, if not better than stock.
X2 (again) lol
06-07-2012 10:48 PM
chim-chim7 Shoot, no worries. Guess I should have put "to the op" in my title.I see how that can be confusing. Still waiting to hear back from op about lift. Heck his rear pinion angle isnt even adjusted. In the front he has what looks like a BDS shock or maybe skyjacker, hard to tell.
06-07-2012 10:37 PM
pluke the 2
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Originally Posted by chim-chim7 View Post
Referring to the ops pics of his drive angle after a 4.5" lift. What dont you understand. I said nothing to what you are referring too. No way thats a 4.5 lift, unless half of it is body. Like i said. My ds angle looked like his when my jkur was stock. Now that its lifted its sharper than that and i only have a 3" coil lift. Get it now?
my apologies chim-chim7, I thought you we're calling me out on my pictures. my fault.

i agree with you 100% on the OP's pics. for a 4" lift, that angle is stock looking, if not better than stock.
06-07-2012 08:36 PM
chim-chim7
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Originally Posted by pluke the 2 View Post
i don't know how to respond to this. either you don't know what you're talking about or your just totally incorrect. a stock jkur will have a very slight angle on the ds. and they are much more forgiving.
Referring to the ops pics of his drive angle after a 4.5" lift. What dont you understand. I said nothing to what you are referring too. No way thats a 4.5 lift, unless half of it is body. Like i said. My ds angle looked like his when my jkur was stock. Now that its lifted its sharper than that and i only have a 3" coil lift. Get it now?
06-07-2012 10:42 AM
jcf My front driveshaft was fine in normal driving conditions,after disconnecting & hitting trails I found it was hitting the Transmission so changed it to a Coast DS, no problems now & that was months ago. Mines an '07
06-07-2012 10:35 AM
pluke the 2
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Originally Posted by chim-chim7 View Post
What's with your driveshaft angle? Doesnt make any sense at all. Mine with 3" Teraflex lift is much sharper than that. Plus I had to lift my pinion angle a bit. I have a JKUR. Thats what mine looked like when it was stock. What lift do you have? Body lift? Is that your 4.5" lift in your profile pic.?
i don't know how to respond to this. either you don't know what you're talking about or your just totally incorrect. a stock jkur will have a very slight angle on the ds. and they are much more forgiving.
06-07-2012 07:09 AM
zmotorsports Changed mine the when I built my axles. I only drove about a thousand miles on the Jeep after lifting it and stock driveshafts but it never left the pavement during that time so no flexing.

I went with the Tom Woods driveshafts and have been very pleased.

Mike.
06-07-2012 06:48 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by chim-chim7
What's with your driveshaft angle? Doesnt make any sense at all. Mine with 3" Teraflex lift is much sharper than that. Plus I had to lift my pinion angle a bit. I have a JKUR. Thats what mine looked like when it was stock. What lift do you have? Body lift? Is that your 4.5" lift in your profile pic.?
X2

Rear with 2.5-3
06-07-2012 06:33 AM
chim-chim7 What's with your driveshaft angle? Doesnt make any sense at all. Mine with 3" Teraflex lift is much sharper than that. Plus I had to lift my pinion angle a bit. I have a JKUR. Thats what mine looked like when it was stock. What lift do you have? Body lift? Is that your 4.5" lift in your profile pic.?
06-07-2012 02:47 AM
WatchThis! I didnt want to wory about drive shafts so I upgraded a bit. Tom Woods 1350's FTW. These things are super stout.
06-06-2012 10:30 PM
pluke the 2 And the OP vs.Joe

Joes got a 2 door and the OP has.a.4 door. 4 door angles are.much. more forgiving
06-06-2012 10:28 PM
pluke the 2 Drive shaft angle with a 4.5" lift





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