||06-16-2011 10:31 PM
Front drive shaft rubbing lightly after lift
Ever since I did the 4.25 combo lift on my 03 TJ, at certain times I could here a faint rubbing sound from under the Jeep. I couldn't figure out where it was coming from until today. This afternoon I installed some JKS quicker disconnects and while I was under there I noticed a shiny spot on my front drive shaft. My TJ has a transmission skid ( that I am assuming is factory) and the front drive shaft is only about 3/4 inches away from it on the front side. I think in certain driving situations it was rubbing. My transfer case has the 3/4 spacers that came with the lift. The transmission skid has none.
My question is, How far up and down does this shaft go when flexing. If I am rubbing now without discoing then I would think it would be terrible at full flex. What size spacer should I put in there to get the skid lowered away from the shaft. I am thinking it would have to be at least one inch maybe more. I took the skid off for but I would like to get the problem fixed by the weekend for some wheeling.