Jeep Wrangler Forum banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Looks like a need a new driveshaft... I put on a 2.5" RocKrawler lift about 6 months ago along with a new terraflex suspension. It might of lifted it a little more than 2.5, I dont have any real weight on the front though, as I am still using the stock bumper and no winch. Did anyone else have this problem?

For you mechanically inclined guys, what am I looking at here? How much time do I have before I need to get that thing replaced and any recommendations for driveshafts?

 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
53,757 Posts
Yes you need a new driveshaft. Assuming that is the front ... You can remove it but do not use 4wd.

What concerns me. Are you running the RK kit and teraflex spacers ? You said RK along with TF.

What other means of adjustment do you have ie control arms, track bars ?

Alignment sheet? (want to see caster spec)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Yes you need a new driveshaft. Assuming that is the front ... You can remove it but do not use 4wd.

What concerns me. Are you running the RK kit and teraflex spacers ? You said RK along with TF.

What other means of adjustment do you have ie control arms, track bars ?

Alignment sheet? (want to see caster spec)
Yup its the front. I havent had it in 4wd since I lifted it and this just happened when I switched it to 4high. IT drove OK until I took a wide turn then it started doing this crazy wobble thing like similar to what a bad dancer would do.

Im using the rock krawler stock mod 2.5" which came with the double adjustable front track bar (which was never adjusted), rear track bar relocation bracket, along with the TerraFlex 9550 shocks (not spacers), also put on some longer sway bar links front and rear, and thats about it as far as the suspension lift goes. did all this myself but I am not an expert obviously (haha) :crazy: I eventually took it to a place and had it aligned, I need to dig around to find the paperwork but I can find it.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
53,757 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Ok great

RK coils are known for more height on a 2 door. Height alone can kill the DS But too much caster can too. Then disconnecting the sway bar adds more stress to the CV boot.

Remove the DS if you want to still drive it. Options are a stock takeoff or aftermarket double carden.
What about the Adams DS? Yours holding up well?
 

·
i'm back
Joined
·
13,706 Posts
Adams, Tom woods, coast, or je reel.

I'm running a Tom woods up front. the damn thing is indestructible. it's got quite a few scars from spinning in rocks. no wobble or out of balance at all. very happy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,202 Posts
yup. I have never really heard any complaints with the major manufacturer driveshafts. pick whatever one comes in the prettiest color!

my stock lasted me a lot longer than 6 months with more lift, it sure was time for a new one though!

dont go to 4wp, they will try to sell you chinese procomp crap at half the price
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
thanks for the input guys, now time to go driveshaft shopping. Im hoping to get one for under $400!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Not to hijack a tread but when I look on the Tom woods drive shift website www.4xshaft.com it says something about measuring for length. Do I have to measure, call them, and order? Or can I order one from quadratec or any other jeep website?

What is the difference in measuring and ordering vs ordering one from a jeep parts website?

I'm doing a RK 2.5 flex system on my 2 door. I know I'm going to run into problems...
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
53,757 Posts
Not to hijack a tread but when I look on the Tom woods drive shift website www.4xshaft.com it says something about measuring for length. Do I have to measure, call them, and order? Or can I order one from quadratec or any other jeep website? What is the difference in measuring and ordering vs ordering one from a jeep parts website? I'm doing a RK 2.5 flex system on my 2 door. I know I'm going to run into problems...
I did not have to give a measurement. Adams asked my height and that was it. The driveshaft has around a 7" slip so it should work in ranges.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,938 Posts
Make sure you set your track bar correctly. You said it was never adjusted. Driveshafts don't last long when the two end points are offset vertically AND horizontally.
 

·
i'm back
Joined
·
13,706 Posts
Not to hijack a tread but when I look on the Tom woods drive shift website Tom Wood's Custom Drive Shafts - Tom Woods Custom Drive Shafts Custom Driveshafts Specialist it says something about measuring for length. Do I have to measure, call them, and order? Or can I order one from quadratec or any other jeep website?


I'm doing a RK 2.5 flex system on my 2 door. I know I'm going to run into problems...

you can order the one from quadratec and you'll be fine. unless you're going to some ridiculous lift... those DS work with about 95% of the lifts out there. i called tom woods - told them about the lift i had, thats the guidance i received from them.

:thumb: made my choice easy.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top