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Unread 07-19-2010, 04:40 PM   #1
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driveshaft

i have a 91 yj with the i-6 engine, d-30 rear axel and the stock transfer case. I installed a 4in RC suspen lift last month and now need to replace the driveshaft. With staying with the same transfer case and rear axel, what new driveshaft do you recommend i get for the rear?

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Unread 07-19-2010, 04:46 PM   #2
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your rear is a 35 your FRONT is a 30, as for D/S lol I dont kown kinda ina pickle myself doin a SOA, and have some questions as well...
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Unread 07-19-2010, 04:53 PM   #3
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What issues are you having with the rear drive shaft?

Also, did you install the tcase lowering kit and the rear axle shims?
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:41 PM   #4
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If you do get a new driveshaft, go to Tom Woods. They shafts are awesome, and you will get them quick.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 11:04 PM   #5
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Go with a SYE and a Tom Woods DS.

Tom Wood's Custom Drive Shafts - Tom Woods Custom Drive Shafts Custom Driveshafts Specialist
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Unread 07-19-2010, 11:11 PM   #6
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Am I the only one that had issues with tom woods? First I got the wrong drive shaft, then it had to be totally rebuilt after 10 thousand miles. Maybe I just got unlucky, but now I use local guys. I would suggest looking at local shops as well. Easier to fix problems that way.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 01:19 AM   #7
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Am I the only one that had issues with tom woods? First I got the wrong drive shaft, then it had to be totally rebuilt after 10 thousand miles. Maybe I just got unlucky, but now I use local guys. I would suggest looking at local shops as well. Easier to fix problems that way.
Its very rare that a Tom Woods drive shaft has issues if it was built correctly & installed correctly.

What I mean by that is....if TW was given/provided bad info as far as drive shaft measurements/specs so he can build it, then the shaft will have issues due to circumstances beyond his control.

Naturally, nothing is perfect 100% of the time. So if all was done correctly, there is a very slight chance that the drive shaft was built with a flaw that they were not aware of.

TW is a HUGE supporter of our sport & he has a reputation that far exceeds most expectations.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 11:09 AM   #8
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My issues happened around 10 years ago. Measurements and install were done correctly. Hopefully everything is better now. Maybe I just had bad luck. Not saying they're a bad company, it seems like most people are happy with them. I just had a bad experience.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 01:14 PM   #9
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What issues are you having with the rear drive shaft?

Also, did you install the tcase lowering kit and the rear axle shims?
yes both.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 02:31 PM   #10
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What issues are you having with the rear drive shaft?
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yes both.
Perhaps you missed my initial question.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 04:18 PM   #11
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Perhaps you missed my initial question.
I just wanted to go to something better. Its stock, and it does the job for now so i think i'm just going to stick with it for now. I just ordered a replacement u joint and u straps w/ bolts.
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