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Unread 05-13-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
LivinCountry
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SYE and CV Driveshaft

I'm looking at a 4" suspension lift for mine, and haven't found a decent priced SYE and CV combo. What's better; buy them separate or get a combo deal?

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Unread 05-13-2013, 12:13 PM   #2
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Here's a pic



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Unread 05-13-2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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Nice pic! This all depends on your wallet. Many swear by Tom Woods CV shafts. I went to Six States and had them build a quality shaft using my measurements.
You can save some by using a XJ front CV shaft and having it sized and balance to fit on your rear once the SYE is installed. I would suggest to look for the best SYE you can afford and then get a XJ front CV shaft in good condition and have it sized to fit. You don't need a Super Short SYE unless you are dealing with a longer driveline swap or going much higher than 4" of lift. A standard SYE will suit you fine with a 4" lift.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #4
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I used a standard SYE off Ebay($189) and an explorer front DC shaft cut down.

Are you going with a double cordon drive shaft or just a CV drive shaft?

If your going to DC then you have to reset your pinion angle. ( good time for an 8.8 swap.

who were you following in that pic Grave Digger?
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Unread 05-13-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
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I was planning on just a CV.

And no, I ran through some mud ruts at about 35.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 02:50 PM   #6
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I was planning on just a CV.

And no, I ran through some mud ruts at about 35.
You do mean double cardan cv right? I don't see a lot of benifit from an SYE without going double cardan. Sure if you break the joint the TC won't leak, but if it's to stop vibration from the lift you want the double cardan. If you don't want double cardan I'd go a super short SYE so at least your cv drive shaft will be longer and hopefully not vibrate.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 04:42 PM   #7
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I got an AA SYE used for $100, got 2 XJ front shafts for $70 from the pick and pull and used the chop saw and welder at work to make both front and rear driveshafts. The driveshafts from the pick and pull were out of pretty new vehicles, so the u-joints were perfect. All in all, it cost me $175 to do the SYE and new driveshafts.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 08:36 PM   #8
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I got an AA SYE used for $100, got 2 XJ front shafts for $70 from the pick and pull and used the chop saw and welder at work to make both front and rear driveshafts. The driveshafts from the pick and pull were out of pretty new vehicles, so the u-joints were perfect. All in all, it cost me $175 to do the SYE and new driveshafts.
You did all that for less than the cost of a new SYE. WOW
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Unread 05-14-2013, 04:04 AM   #9
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Its really not hard at all. As long as you can lay a halfway decent bead with a welder, you are good. I have a Hobart 140 I am borrowing at the house, but decided to use the big Miller at work.

Poke around for a good deal on the SYE. Sometimes Advance Adapters has theirs for pretty cheap.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 06:22 AM   #10
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Cool. I have been looking for a cheap SYE for a while. The cheapest I've seen is about $175 from Oconee Offroad. I haven't even started to look for a CV or a DC.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 08:55 AM   #11
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I found it used over on Pirate. eBay usually has a couple on there, but i would buy a new one. I only snagged the used AA because he had a good reputation and send me detailed pictures of everything. I was holding out for a Super Short from JB Conversions, but they are looking at July/August before having any in stock.
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