Front Drive Shaft Protection - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Front Drive Shaft Protection

Iron Rock Offroad products - get them from Kolak!WIN a Rough Country Forged Track Bar - ExtremeTerrain!FS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great value

Reply
Unread 02-12-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
TEXAIR
Registered User
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Colony, Texas
Posts: 140
Front Drive Shaft Protection

I keep bending the front DS when I go rock climbing. I have a 1989 YJ with an SOA. The shaft is getting bent near the skid plate.

Has anyone made a skid plate extension that helps protect the front DS?

__________________
89 YJ, 4.6 Stroker, SOA, Waggy 44 and Ford 8.8 w/ARB's. Rollin 35" BFG's. Raptor Lined Body.
TEXAIR is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
TEXAIR
Registered User
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Colony, Texas
Posts: 140
Holy cow! i am having the EXACT same thing and I was searching to see if anyone had a solution. I also have a 1989 with SOA.

I was looking at the skid plate and how to protect the shaft but I have not figured out how to do it without interrupting the up and down movement.

Have you figured anything out yet?
__________________
89 YJ, 4.6 Stroker, SOA, Waggy 44 and Ford 8.8 w/ARB's. Rollin 35" BFG's. Raptor Lined Body.
TEXAIR is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 03:37 PM   #3
Louie4
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 10,444
Just to note, post # 1 & 2 are by the OP.

Are you sure the driveshaft is not hitting the skid on full droop and bending it?

I've seen a number of guys who have had to notch the skid to accomodate the new driveline angle.
__________________
Lou

I have a jeep...and it is modified...I win.

YJOTM July 2012
YJOTM February 2014

Louie4's YJ Build
Poison Spyder Fender Install
Warn M8000 Rebuild Adventure
University of Georgia
Louie4 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 03:47 PM   #4
JeeperDon
Join a 4x4 Club
 
JeeperDon's Avatar
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 7,212
At the t-case end I'd suspect something other than rock contact. What to the scratches look like? What is just above the shaft at the bend point?
__________________
'93 YJ, '02 GM 4.3V6, SOA, dual ARB's, 8.8+D30(WarnHubs), 4.88s, 35" BFG KM2s, AX15, NP231+4:1+SYE+2LO, York OBA, Warn M8000.
Web Admin for New Mexico 4 Wheelers My Truck Page on NM4W Site
JeeperDon is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #5
CrawlingForward
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brazoria, Texas
Posts: 2,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Louie4 View Post
Just to note, post # 1 & 2 are by the OP.


I look like an idiot sitting at my desk cracking up after re-reading this.

x2 on possibly needing a notch.

Any photos?
__________________
My Other Jeep Is A Jeep - Crawlingforward's Jeep-Related Adventures

95 YJ, Rio Grande - The Wannabe Sleeper Wheeler
2010 JKU, Islander Edition - The Burly Stock Overlander

- North Shore Jeep Club -
Build/Wheel/Break/Educate/Upgrade/Repeat
CrawlingForward is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 04:11 PM   #6
dillonjm
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Warrensburg, MO
Posts: 4,163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Louie4 View Post
Just to note, post # 1 & 2 are by the OP.

Are you sure the driveshaft is not hitting the skid on full droop and bending it?

I've seen a number of guys who have had to notch the skid to accomodate the new driveline angle.


Good on him for searching, below average, however for technique.
__________________
[B]03 Rubicon[/B] (Weekend Toy) [URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f176/marshals-03-rubi-2822258/"]Build thread[/URL]

[B]11 Ram 2500 [/B] - H&S tuned 6.7 Cummins (DD/Tow Rig)

[B]05 Liberty Limited[/B] (Wife's): Minor mods, OME/JBA Suspension, 245 70/17 Duratracs
dillonjm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #7
CrawlingForward
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brazoria, Texas
Posts: 2,396
Agreed, I'll take good grammar and enthusiasm over most of the mistakes made here any day.
__________________
My Other Jeep Is A Jeep - Crawlingforward's Jeep-Related Adventures

95 YJ, Rio Grande - The Wannabe Sleeper Wheeler
2010 JKU, Islander Edition - The Burly Stock Overlander

- North Shore Jeep Club -
Build/Wheel/Break/Educate/Upgrade/Repeat
CrawlingForward is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 04:26 PM   #8
NHfireLJ
Jeeper Creeper
 
NHfireLJ's Avatar
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Seacoast NH
Posts: 3,857
Quote:
Originally Posted by Louie4 View Post
Just to note, post # 1 & 2 are by the OP.

Are you sure the driveshaft is not hitting the skid on full droop and bending it?

I've seen a number of guys who have had to notch the skid to accomodate the new driveline angle.
I picture him standing in front of a mirror.." You talking to me? you talking to me? You must be cause I don't see anyone else here"

At 48 years old, a bit early for alzhiemers...
__________________
LUCY...2005 Unlimited "LJ" Rubicon Sahara #495 Build thread. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/my...hread-2778642/

BETTY...94 SE, Stroker 4.6, 4.5,lift,35"s,D30 Aussie, 8.8. Sold
NHfireLJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 04:27 PM   #9
dillonjm
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Warrensburg, MO
Posts: 4,163
Quote:
Originally Posted by NHfireYJ View Post
I picture him standing in front of a mirror.." You talking to me? you talking to me? You must be cause I don't see anyone else here"

At 48 years old, a bit early for alzhiemers...
...but plenty old enough for alcohol related memory loss.
__________________
[B]03 Rubicon[/B] (Weekend Toy) [URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f176/marshals-03-rubi-2822258/"]Build thread[/URL]

[B]11 Ram 2500 [/B] - H&S tuned 6.7 Cummins (DD/Tow Rig)

[B]05 Liberty Limited[/B] (Wife's): Minor mods, OME/JBA Suspension, 245 70/17 Duratracs
dillonjm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 04:30 PM   #10
NHfireLJ
Jeeper Creeper
 
NHfireLJ's Avatar
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Seacoast NH
Posts: 3,857
Quote:
Originally Posted by dillonjm View Post
...but plenty old enough for alcohol related memory loss.
I'm 40 and thats a GIVEN!!!
__________________
LUCY...2005 Unlimited "LJ" Rubicon Sahara #495 Build thread. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/my...hread-2778642/

BETTY...94 SE, Stroker 4.6, 4.5,lift,35"s,D30 Aussie, 8.8. Sold
NHfireLJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 06:08 PM   #11
Louie4
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 10,444
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrawlingForward View Post


I look like an idiot sitting at my desk cracking up after re-reading this.

x2 on possibly needing a notch.

Any photos?
Quote:
Originally Posted by dillonjm View Post


Good on him for searching, below average, however for technique.
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrawlingForward View Post
Agreed, I'll take good grammar and enthusiasm over most of the mistakes made here any day.
Quote:
Originally Posted by NHfireYJ View Post
I picture him standing in front of a mirror.." You talking to me? you talking to me? You must be cause I don't see anyone else here"

At 48 years old, a bit early for alzhiemers...
For searching...I'll give kudos to that.

I did get a chuckle though. To the OP, if you can snap a pic that would be a big help.
__________________
Lou

I have a jeep...and it is modified...I win.

YJOTM July 2012
YJOTM February 2014

Louie4's YJ Build
Poison Spyder Fender Install
Warn M8000 Rebuild Adventure
University of Georgia
Louie4 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 06:40 PM   #12
Anticanman
RIP one good jeeper
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon, California
Posts: 20,368
Probably the most creative bump ever. Kudos.

Now get a better skid so you don't have this problem anymore.
__________________
Luck Favours The Prepared
Anticanman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 08:10 PM   #13
Awesome
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: California
Posts: 1,490
ROTF.... my kids keep asking me if I'm okay because I am laughing so hard. This thread wins.
__________________
100 Characters is not enough to have an interesting/relevant signature.
Awesome is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #14
TEXAIR
Registered User
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Colony, Texas
Posts: 140
Thanks for the replies guys. I had to do something to get a few replies.

I have notched the skid plate. This is the second driveshaft that has bent so I am at an impasse.

Just a thought. Usually when someone uses an SOA the concern is the driveshaft being too short. But now I am wondering if it is too long and causing the slip joint to bottom out and bend the shaft.
__________________
89 YJ, 4.6 Stroker, SOA, Waggy 44 and Ford 8.8 w/ARB's. Rollin 35" BFG's. Raptor Lined Body.
TEXAIR is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #15
Anticanman
RIP one good jeeper
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon, California
Posts: 20,368
Time for a custom driveshaft?
__________________
Luck Favours The Prepared
Anticanman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
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:

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.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.