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jason280 06-30-2013 06:46 AM

Normal for Rugged Ridge SYE?
I installed a Rugged Ridge SYE about 2-3 weeks ago, and all went well for the most part. I had to go back under the Jeep to rotate my speedometer gear last week, and noticed that I had a large amount of surface rust on the driveshaft yoke. Anyone else had this issue? I know its superficial, but I am a little surprised it happened this quickly considering the Jeep stays in a garage and has not seen any rain or water.

As a comparison, here is a pic of an unpainted boom shackle that was mounted a couple of weeks before the SYE, and it has very little (if any) surface rust.

In fact, the boom shackles have virtually no rust on them at all, whereas the RR yoke is covered. Is this normal?

crackedcornish 06-30-2013 07:17 AM

normal...if rust worries you, paint it with some Rustoleum Hammered

superj 06-30-2013 07:41 AM

Maybe there is more heat cycles on the sye then the shackle? That will make surface rust appear faster

SeanB95YJ 06-30-2013 07:43 AM

it's the humidity (late June in GA)... and those booms to me DO look like they have paint on them - they're black same as your springs... you can see the bolt head has a little surface rust around the edge where your wrench shipped through some of the paint.

you can either paint the yoke, or do what I do... put a dab of grease on your finger and put a super-thin coating all over the yoke and CV housing

Anticanman 06-30-2013 08:34 AM


jason280 06-30-2013 03:41 PM


and those booms to me DO look like they have paint on them - they're black same as your springs...
No, the shackles have not been painted, i believe its just the lighting in the pic that makes them look black.

I probably clean it up a bit and hit it with a few coats when I paint the 8.8 in the rear.

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