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Unread 01-02-2012, 04:31 PM   #16
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I've been watching videos and everyone is right, they make it look pretty simple, but it always does on someone else's video. I'm sure everyone has their own opinions but is there a reason to go with one certain kit over another brand? Ebay has a couple that are pretty inexpensive.
I went with rugged ridge a few years back and all is still well. Was a fairly easy job however, I do suggest taking the T-case out of your jeep and installing the SYE on a work bench. Only issue I remember having was removing and installing the snap rings, your def. gonna want that tool. Then once your all done, blue or black RTV, and tighten all your bolts to spec.

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Unread 01-02-2012, 04:59 PM   #17
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I agree with the just save your money until you can do it right argument, but if its really bothering you until then either buy or make a transfer case drop.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16006_100.htm

Honestly you can make one from a couple dollars of steel, a few longer bolts, and a drill.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 05:05 PM   #18
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I agree with the just save your money until you can do it right argument, but if its really bothering you until then either buy or make a transfer case drop.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16006_100.htm

Honestly you can make one from a couple dollars of steel, a few longer bolts, and a drill.
good call with the T-case drop, cheap and easy fix for angle reduction
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Unread 01-02-2012, 05:38 PM   #19
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I agree with the just save your money until you can do it right argument, but if its really bothering you until then either buy or make a transfer case drop.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16006_100.htm

Honestly you can make one from a couple dollars of steel, a few longer bolts, and a drill.
Good point on the transfer case drop, kind of forgot about the simple fixes.

Surprisingly, my wife just said "If you need it, get it". Well of course I need it.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 09:52 PM   #20
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Doing the install is easy. I did it never taken one part. Just followed instructions. And yes it is as easy as the videos show. I found one back a few years ago it was 199 and delivered for about 10. If you shop around you can get one for about that price or a little less. I would watch out for the ones that really drop below the 175 or less. Just make sure you get the spline count.

If you just do a TC drop 1/2 washers stacked even will do a good job for a drop.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 03:06 PM   #21
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Well, after everyone's advice and sweet talking my wife, I recieved and installed my SYE with the case still in. Not a horrible job to do. Waiting for my cv driveshaft to come and trying to get ahead of the game. Is there any way to determine which shims I need, prior to getting my new shaft? By my way of thinking, if I measure my pinion flange (8.8) angle, than run a straight edge from the center of the axle housing to the transfer case output shaft, measure that angle than subtract the two, shouldn't that be my shim degree? Now, please point out the flaws in my plan. As always, thanks for the advice.
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If you have the 8.8 you should reweld the perches instead of using shims.
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If you have the 8.8 you should reweld the perches instead of using shims.
I agree. I used shims when I did my SYE when I still had my 35. They creak and pop like crazy. I was releived when I did my 8.8 and welded the perches correctly.
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Unread 01-12-2012, 04:38 AM   #24
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Agreed, re-welding is the best option but I've used shims and never had a problem with them before and it would sure be a lot easier and faster. Again, is my theory even close to right to determine angle?
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Unread 01-20-2012, 08:47 PM   #25
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Finally all done! SYE and CV driveshaft all installed and took it for its first test drive tonight in the snow storm we're having. All looks and feels good. After having concerns about the difficulty of installing the SYE, I would encourage anyone with some mechanical skills, to do this themselves. Also, for what it's worth, bought my driveshaft and SYE from www.adamsdriveshaft.com and couldn't be happier with their service and prices. Spoke with the owner on the phone and he was very helpful. Even got a free tshirt. Just wanted to throw that out there for another option on driveshafts.
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