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Old 06-08-2015, 05:40 PM
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SYE and Drive Shaft Opinions?

I have a 94 with the 2.5, NP231 and stock front and rear axles. I know there are plenty of threads discussing SYE kits and rear drive shafts, but I also know that the quality of products from some companies can fluctuate. Any info on SYE kits would be helpful and I'm particularly interested in reviews for Tom Woods driveshafts. OH, she's also my DD and sees light trail use, trips to the beach and more trips to Uwharrie as I build. So please guys, toss those two cents into the fountain. Thanks!

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I've never heard anything bad about tom wood. He apparently has amazing customer support after you buy. That is why I will be getting one of his shafts when the time comes. I know a ton of people on here run his stuff as well. I don't have personal experience though and am just passing on what I've heard. He is in Utah as well so if you live around there you can just go pick one up im assuming. That's what i hope to do in a couple of months.

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I like the Super Shorty style SYE. I buy my driveshafts locally. Turn around is usually same day.
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JB Conversions or Advanced Adapters are the two go-to vendors for SYEs. JB probably number 1 but they can have a long wait time. I tried ordering one back in the first week of April. I was told they were expecting shafts sometime in June. I went with AA and very happy with it. I also purchased a TW driveshaft...can't go wrong there.
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My front and rear shafts are both from Tom Woods. No regrets.

My SYE kit came from Rough Country. I don't know who actually "made" my kit, all I know is it wasn't Rough Country. I haven't had any issues with it.
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I have a 94 with the 2.5, NP231 and stock front and rear axles. I know there are plenty of threads discussing SYE kits and rear drive shafts, but I also know that the quality of products from some companies can fluctuate. Any info on SYE kits would be helpful and I'm particularly interested in reviews for Tom Woods driveshafts. OH, she's also my DD and sees light trail use, trips to the beach and more trips to Uwharrie as I build. So please guys, toss those two cents into the fountain. Thanks!
I installed a TW shaft and AA SYE. The install was simple (first SYE install) and included great directions. I am very happy with both of the DS and the SYE and would recommend them to anyone.
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Thanks guys. I went with a TW driveshaft because out of everyone I've talked to not a SINGLE person has had anything but positive feedback for the products. Now I get to stare out the front window and wait for my Brown boxes. I appreciate the input fellas!
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Tom Woods makes a great shaft ran his stuff never broke. Adams driveshaft in Henderson NV makes great shafts and when I picked my new ones Jim Adams said with a four banger if you break it I will replace it for free.

SYE makes sense and customs shafts locally or from one of the big names is a great upgrade. Just takes $$$.

The stock shafts are good for awhile and you may or may not break one but compare the size of the tubing and the quality you will see the differences.
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Tom Woods makes a great shaft ran his stuff never broke. Adams driveshaft in Henderson NV makes great shafts and when I picked my new ones Jim Adams said with a four banger if you break it I will replace it for free. SYE makes sense and customs shafts locally or from one of the big names is a great upgrade. Just takes $$$. The stock shafts are good for awhile and you may or may not break one but compare the size of the tubing and the quality you will see the differences.
I agree with you

I'm about an hour south of tom woods's location most of us locals use tattons for shafts cause the quality is just as good , faster turn around and usually 70 bucks less then the woodie
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Thanks guys. I went with a TW driveshaft because out of everyone I've talked to not a SINGLE person has had anything but positive feedback for the products. Now I get to stare out the front window and wait for my Brown boxes. I appreciate the input fellas!
Im curious to how long it takes TW, from taking your measurements to actually shipping it out. I plan on ordering mine in a week or two and it would be good to know how long the jeep will be down.
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They are fast. It's been awhile but I don't think it was even a week
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Im curious to how long it takes TW, from taking your measurements to actually shipping it out. I plan on ordering mine in a week or two and it would be good to know how long the jeep will be down.
I ordered mine on 4/14/15 and UPS dropped it off on 4/21/15.
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They are fast. It's been awhile but I don't think it was even a week
Thank you. Does it run the same price as the pre-made ones on quadratec?
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I ordered mine on 4/14/15 and UPS dropped it off on 4/21/15.
Good to know, my AA sye came in less then 24 hours from summit racing and was also the best price online. I highly recommend them.
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Thank you. Does it run the same price as the pre-made ones on quadratec?
Mine was $279.00...$314.99 at Quadratec for 0-3" of lift.
No reason to not order directly and give them your specific measurements.
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