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02-07-2013 12:04 AM
Bgtklbx
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Originally Posted by SPOONY90
Which one would you guys recommend? The jeep will not be my DD, it will be my toy as soon as my truck gets out the shop.
Tom woods , double cardan
02-06-2013 07:03 PM
SPOONY90 Thanks everyone for the replies. Got some research to do.
02-06-2013 06:41 PM
DevilDogDoc Mines green, of unknown origin but has Spicer life u-joints in it....
02-06-2013 05:54 PM
Patrick H I intend to buy a DC shaft from Tom, despite the problems my Dad has had with his last two shafts. They did take care of it. Balance issue AND a loose U-joint on the DC shaft for Dad's Rubi., and a run-out issue on a DC shaft for his Tux.
02-06-2013 05:51 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Imped View Post
I would recommend a double cardan drive shaft of the proper length, built with at least 2" x .120" wall DOM tube and Spicer components. Plenty of places can build a good drive shaft for you, not just Tom Woods. I actually wouldn't run a TW myself due to the cheap joints he uses.
Tom will install whatever u-joint you request. I have had 6 Tom Wood driveshafts over the years and every one of them was built with Spicer u-joints as requested.
02-06-2013 05:14 PM
Patrick H
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I actually wouldn't run a TW myself due to the cheap joints he uses.
Oh, come on! Out of the three shafts we've had built by TW, only two of them had issues. And only one of them was a crappy u-joint. That was the most recent one; a couple months ago.

02-06-2013 05:14 PM
TJDave Double Cardon shaft vs the stock Rubicon shafts shown above.

02-06-2013 04:20 PM
Imped
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Originally Posted by SPOONY90 View Post
Which one would you guys recommend? The jeep will not be my DD, it will be my toy as soon as my truck gets out the shop.
I would recommend a double cardan drive shaft of the proper length, built with at least 2" x .120" wall DOM tube and Spicer components. Plenty of places can build a good drive shaft for you, not just Tom Woods. I actually wouldn't run a TW myself due to the cheap joints he uses.
02-06-2013 04:17 PM
SPOONY90
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Originally Posted by Dextreme
This will help explain the differences: What is a CV shaft and why do I want one? - JeepForum.com
Thanks for the link. I'll read it when I get home tonight. Thanks alot for the help
02-06-2013 04:16 PM
SPOONY90 Which one would you guys recommend? The jeep will not be my DD, it will be my toy as soon as my truck gets out the shop.
02-06-2013 04:14 PM
Imped
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
I have the double cardan. It has 2 u joints in the front of the shaft and a single in the back.
I understand that but both pictures shown thus far are OEM Rubicon rear drive shafts. Single joint shafts that attach to a fixed output yoke.
02-06-2013 04:13 PM
Dextreme This will help explain the differences: What is a CV shaft and why do I want one? - JeepForum.com
02-06-2013 04:12 PM
Gunner I have the double cardan. It has 2 u joints in the front of the shaft and a single in the back.
02-06-2013 04:07 PM
Imped
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Originally Posted by SPOONY90 View Post
This is what I got, which looks the same as yours
Yes it is. That's not a double cardan drive shaft.
02-06-2013 04:00 PM
SPOONY90 This is what I got, which looks the same as yours
02-06-2013 03:57 PM
SPOONY90 Thanks everyone for the help. I know exactly what ima order now. As for the CV shaft, I meant a longer one to compensate for the angle of the dangle
02-06-2013 03:48 PM
Gunner The heavy is for a big tire/bumper with fuel tanks and recovery/camping gear in the back. Maybe a passenger in the back also. I have a teraflex 4 inch springs only lift which sags in the rear a bit and will be replacing it with the Savvy 4 inch progressive. They use the currie springs.
02-06-2013 03:41 PM
Dextreme
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Originally Posted by SPOONY90 View Post
Thanks, anti rock it is! Lol

Will I need a CV shaft?
You should already have one. It should look similar to this:

02-06-2013 03:30 PM
Bgtklbx When you are done with the lift then I would replace the stock rear drive shaft with a Tom Woods unit. They have a great web site that will help. A simple measurment and then they will send the correct one. They are super people and will answer the phone and help with questions. You do not have to change it, but you wont regret doing it. But, do it after the lift is installed and adjusted, that way the new drive shaft will be the correct length.
02-06-2013 02:50 PM
SPOONY90 Also there's the other lift they have with "heavy rear springs". I'm assuming that's for if you plan to have added weight like recovery gear and such correct?
02-06-2013 02:47 PM
SPOONY90 Thanks, anti rock it is! Lol

Will I need a CV shaft?
02-06-2013 02:44 PM
Imped Watch the video: Currie Enterprises 4x4 Rear Ends Antirock

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/anti...os-124765.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/search....=7785920&pp=25

That should do it.
02-06-2013 02:37 PM
cmecha this replaces your sway bar and if you look at the anti rock it has a number of leverage points built in.
02-06-2013 02:33 PM
SPOONY90
Currie lift

Pulling the trigger on a currie lift. Only question I have is what exactly is the "anti rock" swaybar. Read on their website that it distributes the weight evenly to all four tires. I'm trying figure what the advantage would be between that and the disconnects. Maybe I'm missing something, I don't quite fully understand that. Also, I got a rubi so I don't need a SYE correct? But will I need a CV shaft? Thanks everyone in advance

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