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Going to order a new front drive shaft. Just checked and....hard to imagine that it failed at this angle? It's not visually critical, pretty sure my 2010 DS was worse but this one lasted 18 months.
 

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Pics not showing. Where is your caster at btw ?

Adams or KOR are my personal favorites.
Interesting, let me try to attach it.
 

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Stressed as in needs replacing? I was surprised too because it doesn't look like its close to fatal angle. Here's another picture.
 

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The joint is not bad yet. Clean up the grease and keep a eye on it.
2.5 TF coils have been on there for 18 months. Jeep has been wheeled but recently more as we got a good bit of snow last week. Might have stressed it more during this time. I'll wipe off the spats and keep an eye on it. If they continue to show up then go ahead with the 1310?
 

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2.5 TF coils have been on there for 18 months. Jeep has been wheeled but recently more as we got a good bit of snow last week. Might have stressed it more during this time. I'll wipe off the spats and keep an eye on it. If they continue to show up then go ahead with the 1310?
Yep.. Are you running adjustable control arms?
 

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Geo or drop brackets correct it and improve the angle of the front shaft? It's been a long time since I've read on them or thought of em.
 

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Ok, just going to watch it then. I've wiped off the grease spats and will check it every couple of days to see if it comes back. Btw, how long do most places claim a new shaft takes to instal hour wise? Anything else needed if I do pick up a 1310 after installing it?
 

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Ok, just going to watch it then. I've wiped off the grease spats and will check it every couple of days to see if it comes back. Btw, how long do most places claim a new shaft takes to instal hour wise? Anything else needed if I do pick up a 1310 after installing it?
A shop will charge a min one hour rate for install. Hopefully they should Road test it also at different speeds
To check for any vibrations. As some Pinion angle adjustment might be needed if applicable . You'll need a grease gun
Of course to maintenance it..
 

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I'm still not sure how this could have happened at my height and use. Are the rzzeppa joints prone to spilling grease?
 

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Is the clamp on the boot loose by chance ? That angle really doesn't look that bad IMO.
 

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Not sure, would I just feel if it's loose? Would it turn or slightly move?
 

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Depends how worn it is. Mine was actually loose and making noise.

I went with the JE Reel with the upgraded yokes.
 
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