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post #1 of 16 Old 12-09-2013, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone running Alloy USA SYE? RC Driveshaft?

has anyone tried out the Alloy USA SYE? How about the one size fits most CV Driveshaft from Rough Country? Seems like one heck of a deal over Tom Woods and Teraflex…

http://www.amazon.com/Alloy-USA-1140...sim_sbs_auto_3

total for both is $358

possibly the answer to my vibes at low speeds but I only want to do it once, and I'm trying to hold out until i find a rear axle.

Edit** a little more research reveals that the rough country drive shaft is made by Tom Woods. So I imagine that would be the way to go.


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post #2 of 16 Old 12-09-2013, 12:06 PM
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Your room for error on rear driveshaft length is much less than that of the front. You can easily get one too short depending on the output of what axle you choose. It's not something you want to buy twice simply because lengthening a driveshaft usually costs more at local shops than a brand new Tom Woods, Adams, Tattons, etc.

Where are you coming up with the $378 number though? I'm seeing $158.44 on the RR SYE at Amazon and $279.95 for the TW through RC?

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Why not pull a front shaft from an XJ and have it cut and balanced? Under $100 total for the shaft.

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Chris this is where in seeing the price,,


And the few reviews I have seen say the shaft fits on all of their jeeps.

And Timatoe I have yet to find a shop local with that capability.

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And Timatoe I have yet to find a shop local with that capability.
Can I help?

Google came up with one in Mebane which according to the interwebs, is 12 minutes away from you.
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Can I help?

Google came up with one in Mebane which according to the interwebs, is 12 minutes away from you.
You're a wizard with that internet thing. Okay RC shaft is out, anybody know anything about the SYE?

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Just know that a local shop prolly isn't going to be able to touch that price.
2 bills is cheap.
I got my drive shaft custom made locally and paid more than 2 bills. I paid $265(7 years ago). for the shaft and $250 for an Advance Adapters SYE. With the flange adapter, new fluids, sealant and the special tools required...6 bills for the mod.
Tom Woods, who is NOT a custom shop, but has a warehouse full of pre-made shafts, can't even sell at that 200 price point.

Sometimes...When is cheap too cheap?
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I will disagree with the XJ driveshaft for several reasons from my own personal experience.

XJs are still plentiful, but there are fewer people parting them out, thus finding one for free or cheap is getting harder.

XJs haven't been made in well over ten years. You're purchasing a driveshaft that will likely need new u-joints at a minimum, a full rebuild worst case.

Depending on your area, local shops can charge just as much if not more for cutting one down and balancing it compared to what you can purchase new for.

I did purchase an XJ shaft a while back and it lasted less than a year. I paid $25 for it and around $200 to have it cut, sleeved and balanced (this was compared to the other local shop that wanted $300). Later noticed the slip was worn and trashed it.

My opinion, that's got to be a pricing error for the Rough Country shaft on Amazon (fyi, they're no longer made by Tom Woods). You can't buy them wholesale for that and would be nuts to pass it up. Buy it quick.

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post #9 of 16 Old 12-10-2013, 10:35 AM
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Personally I would go with Adams driveshaft mainly since the DS will be made to length but that is one heck of a deal. A buddy of mine did the Adams driveshaft SYE kit on his TJ and has been very happy.

http://www.adamsdriveshaftoffroad.co...shaft-package/
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I think I spent $130 to have mine cut, balanced, and new ujoints. I believe all the ujoints were replaced.
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That cv shaft on amazon by rough country for $200 is for a tj which means it will be on the short side for a yj.....

Try this: Driveshaft SYE combo $425

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Install SYE, measure shaft length, call Carolina Driveline, have driveshaft at your door in 2 business days.

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That cv shaft on amazon by rough country for $200 is for a tj which means it will be on the short side for a yj.....

Try this: Driveshaft SYE combo $425
the same part number in another link for more money calls it a tj 4-6" and yj 4" shaft.

and Seth what am I looking at going that route?

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the same part number in another link for more money calls it a tj 4-6" and yj 4" shaft.

and Seth what am I looking at going that route?
My shaft was just over 2 hunna and it was a custom deal since I had a 1330 lower u-joint.

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My shaft was just over 2 hunna and it was a custom deal since I had a 1330 lower u-joint.
thats not bad. I'm always down to support local shops. Thanks man.

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