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Unread 04-01-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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SYE/Driveshaft/Future 8.8 Concern?

Hello again gentlemen!
I've searched and read up plenty on SYE kits and the cardone driveshaft (DS henceforth) I need to order. I got the super short SYE kit from JBConversions for my '94 YJ. I have yet to install it. The YJ I purchased with some sort of Procomp lift (Seemed to be about 4") and I got about another inch of lift from some boomerang shackles (Clearance for my 35s). So, here's my question. I've read how to take the measurements for the DS I need to order to install the SYE, BUT, my concern begins when considering the 8.8 I will install sometime in the future. I'm not really about to jump on that as it will be a bunch of money to do properly, but it WILL happen in due time. I'll rag on the Dana 35 for a bit longer. However, I don't want to wait until the 8.8 swap to do the SYE install. So all in all I have about 5.25" of lift. How will this future rear-end-swap affect my DS?
Also do any of you have any experience with the Tatton driveshafts listed on eBay? The feedback seems terrific but to save only about ~$65 I may just go ahead and spend the $300 on a Tom Woods, yeah? I don't do any crazy offroading but I'd like to build the YJ to be able to take anything I throw at it. It was that mentality that cancelled out the idea for an XJ cardone DS; or should I still consider that?
I'm a newb to this, as you can tell. Your knowledge and input will be greatly appreciated!
Last but not least, if you care to check out my YJ build progress (Slowly but surely) you can find me on Instagram. I'm not really starting a forum thread or anything but following a couple builds via mostly pictures: IG: @94yjbuild.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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Hello again gentlemen!
I've searched and read up plenty on SYE kits and the cardone driveshaft (DS henceforth) I need to order. I got the super short SYE kit from JBConversions for my '94 YJ. I have yet to install it. The YJ I purchased with some sort of Procomp lift (Seemed to be about 4") and I got about another inch of lift from some boomerang shackles (Clearance for my 35s). So, here's my question. I've read how to take the measurements for the DS I need to order to install the SYE, BUT, my concern begins when considering the 8.8 I will install sometime in the future. I'm not really about to jump on that as it will be a bunch of money to do properly, but it WILL happen in due time. I'll rag on the Dana 35 for a bit longer. However, I don't want to wait until the 8.8 swap to do the SYE install. So all in all I have about 5.25" of lift. How will this future rear-end-swap affect my DS?
Also do any of you have any experience with the Tatton driveshafts listed on eBay? The feedback seems terrific but to save only about ~$65 I may just go ahead and spend the $300 on a Tom Woods, yeah? I don't do any crazy offroading but I'd like to build the YJ to be able to take anything I throw at it. It was that mentality that cancelled out the idea for an XJ cardone DS; or should I still consider that?
I'm a newb to this, as you can tell. Your knowledge and input will be greatly appreciated!
Last but not least, if you care to check out my YJ build progress (Slowly but surely) you can find me on Instagram. I'm not really starting a forum thread or anything but following a couple builds via mostly pictures: IG: @94yjbuild.
Thanks again guys
Well if it makes you feel any better I installed my SYE and had an XJ shaft cut down and rocked the dana 35 for a year before I swapped in the 8.8. I didn't have to make any changes to my driveshaft. Here is how mine sat after the 8.8 swap, I reused the 8.8 perches.

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Unread 04-01-2013, 09:16 AM   #3
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The xj shaft is cheap enough to cut several times if you need to. I would suggest throwing it all (SYE, cut down shaft, 8.8) in at the same time. Tom Woods has great products but for this instance, find a local shop to cut down the xj shaft.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 02:45 PM   #4
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the 8.8 wont make that much of a difference later. if you dont do the sye now you will be spending money to fix the 35 or having to replace it before you were ready.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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I am sorta in the same boat, I do not have the fund for the 8.8 at this time but I have to swap out my transmission and while it was down I had enough for the SYE. I am thinking the exact same thing about the drive shaft. I don't want to spend money twice. Heck you never know what life will throw at you and I may have something come up and the 8.8 will have to wait another year... Looking forward to seeing what you did and how it worked...
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Unread 04-01-2013, 05:39 PM   #6
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After debating the xj shaft and a new shaft, i finally went new. Went with the tatton one eBay. Came fairly quick and works well.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 05:49 PM   #7
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I installed my AA sye and a Tom Woods shaft with my D35, then when I did my 8.8 I didnt need to change anything.
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