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post #16 of 27 Old 02-18-2013, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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But wouldn't a custom shaft bend too?

Unless it is strong enough to not bend if I land on a rock.


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post #17 of 27 Old 02-18-2013, 07:41 PM
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If you land on a rock you need a new shaft and a new spotter.

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post #18 of 27 Old 02-18-2013, 07:42 PM
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I like some of the yoke skids that are offered for the jk axles but for the life of me I can't find anything for the axles I have either.

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What driveshafts have you been putting in? Stock replacements?

I run a Tom Woods up front and it's beefy. I just gave them my yoke to yoke measurement and specified the type of slip joint I wanted. You can also specify a long travel as well.

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My stock shaft bent and I cut out the section and slid a piece of 1-1/2" DOM thinking that would beef it up.

Where I wheel is a rock quarry. A couple of us go out and we follow each other. We usually don't spot each other unless we get in a big bind.

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post #21 of 27 Old 01-22-2014, 07:22 PM
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My plates notches and I tend to land the DS on rocks. Im not the average wheeler.A bit hard core. There has to be a way to extend off the stock plate to the axles using a system the can move with the front axle and suspension

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post #22 of 27 Old 01-22-2014, 09:26 PM
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I'm gonna try making a new drive shaft out of old chromo axles.


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post #23 of 27 Old 01-22-2014, 09:53 PM
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Bent one driveshaft. Twisted another.








This one doesnt bend..... It just spins, laughs, and asks for more.

2in .250 wall DOM. It fits the stock ends of the stock driveshaft perfect once you slice the tube off.

Stock tubing is 1.75 .120 wall

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post #24 of 27 Old 01-23-2014, 12:24 AM
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My plates notches and I tend to land the DS on rocks. Im not the average wheeler.A bit hard core. There has to be a way to extend off the stock plate to the axles using a system the can move with the front axle and suspension
There is. Look at the way semi truck shafts are set up. I think it's called a "split shaft."

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post #25 of 27 Old 01-23-2014, 09:08 AM
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Running a 2 piece driveshaft with a carrier bearing is tricky to get setup properly without any vibes on a yj with a short front shaft. I see it done on buggies all the time to clear LS oilpans and a friend of mine has/is running one.

A couple things I've noticed are running a CV front shaft will pick it up out of the rocks or off the skidplate a few inches since the CV spaces the shaft off the tcase. Also if your shaft is too long and fully collapsing it will crack your tcase. I currently run a .25 wall shaft since I shoved some 1.5" dom inside an xj shaft when I extended it.

You could build something similar to those traction bar setups Nth used to make but that's a lot of work.
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I'm gonna try making a new drive shaft out of old chromo axles.

That driveshaft looks like my stock tie rod.

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post #27 of 27 Old 01-25-2014, 06:29 PM
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That driveshaft looks like my stock tie rod.
All that pressure on the ujoints

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