Anyone use the Exploder rear drive shaft? - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 03-30-2010, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
timatoe
Web Wheeler
 
timatoe's Avatar
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Grass Valley California
Posts: 15,253
Anyone use the Exploder rear drive shaft?

Just what the title says. I pulled another 8.8 yesterday and can get the rear shaft for nothing. Has anyone had the Exploder axle cut down, I've also got a XJ shaft but the Ford one looks WAY beefier. I understand the u-joints are a different size, but if I use a 1330 - 1310 at the top and the stock flange at the axle would it work?

The only thing I noticed is the slip joint in the stock shaft looks kinda short. Oh, and yes the top end of the Exploder shaft is a double cardan.

I figure if this will work I'll keep the XJ shaft and the 1310 flange I've got for that as a spare set up.

Thoughts?


Quote:
Originally Posted by George Orwell
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
timatoe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 03-30-2010, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
timatoe
Web Wheeler
 
timatoe's Avatar
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Grass Valley California
Posts: 15,253
Thousand of guys out there running a 8.8, surely I'm not the only knucklehead to think of this.

Quote:
Originally Posted by George Orwell
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
timatoe is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 03-30-2010, 10:39 PM
jbolty
Moderator
 
jbolty's Avatar
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego
Posts: 18,156
Garage
I grabbed one when I was planning mine but never used it because I got a good deal on a TW. But, at the time I was thinking the slide was pretty short and did not have a grease fitting. No reason it won't work though.

.
"The right to be heard does not necessarily include the right to be taken seriously." —Hubert Humphrey
.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jbolty is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 04-01-2010, 08:49 AM
bpr
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: AL
Posts: 210
I grabbed one with my 8.8 also but haven't used it. It is a single cardan DS though. I would have to have a 1310 CV put in when I had it shortened so I just used an XJ instead.
bpr is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 04-01-2010, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
timatoe
Web Wheeler
 
timatoe's Avatar
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Grass Valley California
Posts: 15,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by bpr View Post
I grabbed one with my 8.8 also but haven't used it. It is a single cardan DS though. I would have to have a 1310 CV put in when I had it shortened so I just used an XJ instead.
They may have used different ones for different years, IDK. But this one is definitely a double cardan and has a flange mount at both ends, I've got the back half in the garage, I left the CV/Double Cardan end on the truck (it's at my buddy's body shop).

Quote:
Originally Posted by George Orwell
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
timatoe is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Question on Ford Exploder CV drive shaft bloopy901 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 5 07-21-2009 07:56 PM
Canniblize front drive shaft to fix the rear CV shaft? Scotch740 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 11 11-28-2008 04:33 PM
CV rear drive shaft? Goobersbro YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 6 10-28-2008 12:22 PM
POLL: Ok to Drive w/ rear drive shaft? Libtekguy TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 14 07-02-2008 12:25 PM
Can I drive without my rear shaft? TomC TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 12 09-13-2004 09:31 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome