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Hank 01-05-2007 08:49 AM

Winch or a SYE?
 
I have just sold my stock tires and rims and I also plan on selling my 80Gb Ipod so I'll have about $650 to spend on my Jeep. I was wondering what yall thought about my options? I really don't have any major driveline vibes anymore since my springs have settled a bit but I can still notice it a little. I was thinking of getting the SYE to raise my T-case skid back to the stock position for better clearence. I got an e-mail from 4wheel parts showing me the deals they have on some winches along with a $50 gift card and I started to droul. So, the question is should I get the SYE or a winch with some cam bolts to try to take care of my minor vibes? What would yall do in my position? Here is the link for the specials: http://www.4wheelparts.com/4wp/index.asp

What do yall think of MileMarker winches also? Would the Warn M8000 be better?

4Jeepn 01-05-2007 09:04 AM

Well, to start out with their prices are higher to begin with than most stores.. so even with the 50 bucks you can still get most of the stuff cheaper at other stores. For example check out places like: although it does look like the deal on the M8000 from them is not bad, but I think its a misprint...but check...

http://www.performanceoffroadcenter....erce/index.php

http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/index.php

or even

http://gowarn.com/
which has some special on a m8000 if I recall...

Hank 01-05-2007 09:18 AM

I check all of them and the cheepest warn is $599 while 4wheel parts sells it at $529 plus you get the $50 gift card.

MR.CLIFFORD 01-05-2007 09:24 AM

I would fix vibes/service related problems before adding a winch. Vibes cause seals to leak and have even caused worse. Now is the time to upgrade your SYE and drive shaft. :)

4Jeepn 01-05-2007 09:26 AM

hm.. I would buy it, cuz everyone else sells the roller for more than the hawase thingy.. so that is a good deal.. bust be a mis-print..LOL don't forget the mounting plate

Hank 01-05-2007 09:29 AM

I'm only worried about how hard its going to be to install the SYE. I know I can install the winch with no problems.

MR.CLIFFORD 01-05-2007 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hank (Post 43043)
I'm only worried about how hard its going to be to install the SYE. I know I can install the winch with no problems.

if you can install a winch you can install a SYE. :)

Hank 01-05-2007 09:32 AM

A winch can't be that hard. I not to sure about pulling the T-case out and taking it apart. I did put my lift on myself so I do have some skills.

MR.CLIFFORD 01-05-2007 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hank (Post 43046)
A winch can't be that hard. I not to sure about pulling the T-case out and taking it apart. I did put my lift on myself so I do have some skills.

wow. Stack up another one to a SYE is easy then. You just need some instructions. If I can do it you can do it. ;)

Hank 01-05-2007 09:41 AM

Is any brand of SYE better than any others? I've been looking at the Tom Woods web site and found some for $400-520. What makes one better than the other?

MR.CLIFFORD 01-05-2007 10:06 AM

I have only run one form of SYE. I went that route because of all the other people I know that run them with absolutely no problems. I have the Advanced Adapters setup in mine. I also went with High Angle Driveline because I feel Jessi has a superior product in this market. In a short drive line jeep I would have a hard time passing up the super shorty from JB Conversions. Any extra length you can add to your drive shaft is a positive.

http://www.jbconversions.com/images/...wSScompare.jpg
http://www.jbconversions.com/images/.../installed.jpg

Hank 01-05-2007 10:11 AM

How much does that setup cost? I'm trying to get the best product no matter what choice I make (winch or SYE).

MR.CLIFFORD 01-05-2007 10:20 AM

check out their website. I would never buy direct from a retailer. Get it from one of their dealers. You would get a better price. :)

http://www.jbconversions.com/

Hank 01-05-2007 10:31 AM

I'm thinking of the 231 HD Std. All - Advance Adapters Heavy Duty kit and Tera-flex 231 Conversions. It's $525 and that includes a new drive shaft.

MR.CLIFFORD 01-05-2007 10:33 AM

seems reasonable to me :)

Hank 01-05-2007 10:36 AM

Is there anywhere I could get a better price? Thanks for answering all of my many question. I'm always trying to learn more.

MR.CLIFFORD 01-05-2007 10:39 AM

You can try Dirk at dpgoffroad.com. He carries all products from AA and can get you any drive shaft you are interested in.

Hank 01-05-2007 10:40 AM

I don't really know what kind of drive shat to get and I don't want to get a bad setup.

MR.CLIFFORD 01-05-2007 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hank (Post 43079)
I don't really know what kind of drive shat to get and I don't want to get a bad setup.

Dirk will get you exactly what you need. I can only imagine how many jeeps he has setup the proper way. You can ask anyone about his reputation. He is good people. He's been in this business for 6 years and knows what is good and what is junk. Just tell him what you have and he will hook you up :)

Hank 01-05-2007 10:55 AM

Thanks!! I'll try to give them a call today to find out what I need and a price.

MR.CLIFFORD 01-05-2007 11:04 AM

He is only there until 12 CST on Fridays .

jeeperx2 01-05-2007 11:10 AM

sorry for butting in but do u know who sells jb besides jb?

Mike001 01-05-2007 11:13 AM

I have Advanced adapters as well along with a Tom Woods Driveshaft. So far no problems other than busting another gold seal u-joint. I would get the drive shaft that has slip spline the full length though.

Hank 01-05-2007 11:15 AM

I guess I'll just have to give one of these guys a call to try to get more informed about what I'll need. I just don't want to sound like an idot when I do call.

RioGrande95 01-05-2007 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 43041)
hm.. I would buy it, cuz everyone else sells the roller for more than the hawase thingy.. so that is a good deal.. bust be a mis-print..LOL don't forget the mounting plate

Nope not a misprint! I just bought one and am quite impressed with it so far :) Oh yeah, installation was a piece of cake too

mrbigjeep 01-05-2007 02:38 PM

sye...

1BLKJP 01-05-2007 02:40 PM

I run the TeraFlex Super Short SYE on mine and it's pretty much the exact same product as the JB Super Shorty. My rear dshaft is around 21 1/4" long compared to a standard TJ with SYE of around 18 or so. However you might check the link below for some good deals on both the standard AA SYE (which I have ran also and had no problems with) and the newer flange style yoke setup that Tom Woods put together. Jason has both of them for excellent prices.

http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/dri...fffbf97cbdf319


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