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Unread 10-11-2009, 03:20 AM   #1
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Drive shaft help poleez

I keep reading about all this jibba jabba about cv's and drive shafts in regards to my 4" lift. I'm told these springs will sit at 5" for a few months. So what exactly am i supposed to do in order to prevent the damage or destruction of any of these parts. Upgrade to something custom that's beefier? I haven't the slightest clue.

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Unread 10-11-2009, 03:35 AM   #2
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whats your current DS set up? you want the one with 3 u-joints, double cardan at the t-case and standard at the axle.

info on GC drive shafts

Tom Wood's Custom Drive Shafts - Tom Woods Custom Drive Shafts Custom Driveshafts Specialist
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Unread 10-11-2009, 03:50 AM   #3
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I'm not reall sure about that, actually don't know at all. It's all factory, I'll take some pictures when I get home from work. Hopefully someone can ID what I'm working with.

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Unread 10-11-2009, 03:54 AM   #4
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go on the web site i linked, and click on the WJ/ZJ section on the left and there is a pic of all the variations of drive shafts that came on GCs. look at yours and then match it to the picture.
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Unread 10-11-2009, 04:00 AM   #5
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Doh. That's a good idea.
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Unread 10-11-2009, 09:46 AM   #6
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If $ is at all a factor while purchasing a new DS, go with Carolina Driveline.
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Unread 10-11-2009, 11:27 AM   #7
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So do I just need a rear, or both? I also took some pictures. I think I finally found the source of all the rattling I hear when I'm driving. Can those tire rods just be tightened or is it time for all new?







Now I supposed that this is where all the noise is coming from?





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Unread 10-11-2009, 11:42 AM   #8
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I would say that upper one is shot judging by the squeak.

But the twisting movement is normal.

You need to have someone turn your steering wheel back-and-forth (with the jeep on for power steering) while you watch every joint. Those tie rod and drag link ends should not have any side to side movement, meaning that the studs dont move independently from the rest of the TRE
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Unread 10-11-2009, 11:43 AM   #9
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Also, you have the weak *** front drive shaft, and with any kind of lift you will want to quickly upgrade it.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 01:50 AM   #10
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yea, your rear DS is fine the front will need to be swapped out.
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