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Unread 04-01-2013, 10:44 AM   #1
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Another driveshaft question

Im getting ready to put 4" lift on my 93 YJ. I have an 8.8 but havent got it ready yet. Looking at some 33 or 35 tires. If i order Tom Woods drive shaft and run it on the stock 35 until it goes, when i install my 8.8 and change the angle am i going to have to cut the drive shaft or will it work?

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Unread 04-01-2013, 11:14 AM   #2
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the 8.8 pinion is longer than the D35 so your drive shaft could end up being be too long
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Unread 04-01-2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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A couple of different things...
Are you installing an sye or do you already have one?
What kind of Drive shaft are you ordering, a 2 joint shaft(like stock) or a DC(double cardin) drive shaft?

You can not inter mix this stuff.
A setup with an sye is not compatible with a 2 joint drive shaft.
And visa versa...A dc drive shaft won't work with a stock slip yoke.
(at least pinion angle wise)

Length wise. I had my dc drive shaft made with a 4 inch slip joint, for some extra wiggle room.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 11:40 AM   #4
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A couple of different things...
Are you installing an sye or do you already have one?
What kind of Drive shaft are you ordering, a 2 joint shaft(like stock) or a DC(double cardin) drive shaft?

You can not inter mix this stuff.
A setup with an sye is not compatible with a 2 joint drive shaft.
And visa versa...A dc drive shaft won't work with a stock slip yoke.
(at least pinion angle wise)

Length wise. I had my dc drive shaft made with a 4 inch slip joint, for some extra wiggle room.
I will get the sye, as far as the driveshaft i can order the dc or regular, maybe you could help me there also.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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When you order your shaft from Tom woods, call them and tell them about your 8.8 swap and that you want the shaft made about 1/2" - 1" shorter. You usually have about 5-7" of slip travel available (depending on the splines you choose) and probably wont use all of that. Normal driving maybe uses 1/2" each way.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 12:08 PM   #6
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OK here's how I see it. If you order the Tom Woods shaft (which I would recommend, best service and shafts in the industry) drop the 8.8 into it and the shaft is then too long you can send it back to them to have it shortened and rebalanced.

Now what I don't know is what it will cost you. I just ordered a front and a rear from them and I measured wrong and they are both 2" too long. I called them and explained what happened they said to send it back to them when I am ready and they will cut it down and balance it for free. However I am not sure how they would feel about doing that for free on an axle that has been run for a while. Your best bet would be to call them and ask.
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When you order your shaft from Tom woods, call them and tell them about your 8.8 swap and that you want the shaft made about 1/2" - 1" shorter. You usually have about 5-7" of slip travel available (depending on the splines you choose) and probably wont use all of that. Normal driving maybe uses 1/2" each way.
This..^^.

I did exactly what you are doing, one option is when you swap in the 8.8, you could take the shaft to a local DS shop and they could cut it down and rebalance it for you for like $50.00 if you need it longer. Tom Woods will prob be able to fix you up without having to do anything to it though.

If you install the SYE (recommended) you will need the DC shaft if you keep the slip joint on you TC you will need the shaft like you have just longer. SYE will cost you more but will certainly help with the vibes and be stronger plus you can drive without it in front wheel drive and not loose your TC fluid.
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