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barnum 10-08-2008 12:23 PM

front driveshaft...
 
...I need one, my 04 tj is lifted 6 inches, i think, has SYE and new rear driveshaft, but stock front. If i grab near the boot there is a good 1/4 inch of play. Until i get my hands on new driveshaft, is it ok to drive around with out one at all? I figured that be better than leaving the worn out one on their and possibly wering at a pinion bearing, but i wanted to be sure.

whitebuffalo 10-08-2008 01:06 PM

no harm driving without it. you ought to be able to get it lengthened for 50-100 bux.....

distortedtj 10-08-2008 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by whitebuffalo (Post 270839)
no harm driving without it. you ought to be able to get it lengthened for 50-100 bux.....

X2 you can remove the front shaft until you get a new one, and still drive around. Plus it will eliminate the possiblity of you putting it in 4wd and hurting anything. ;)

barnum 10-08-2008 10:48 PM

thanks guys...now am i better off just getting a new after market shaft, and how do i figure out the length i need?

jeeperman 10-09-2008 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by barnum (Post 271022)
thanks guys...now am i better off just getting a new after market shaft, and how do i figure out the length i need?

If you are buying a whole new front shaft, you might as well go with an aftermarket from a reputable company like Tom Woods. If you go to their website, you will find instructions on what you need to measure to order the proper length shaft for your Jeep.

whitebuffalo 10-09-2008 09:21 AM

to measure mine, i measured center of yoke to center of yoke while it was sitting level. then flexed it out to see how much longer/shorter it would get under articulation. then i went to the DS shop and told them all of it and the guy kind of winged it from there :flipoff:. i had a new front one built when i first spooled the front b/c the stocker was thin, flimsy, and crooked as a southern politician. when i went SOA i had to get my fornt one lengthened and had my new (to me) rear shaft shortened. knock on wood i have had no problems with either of them....


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