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Unread 10-02-2008, 08:05 AM   #1
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WJ double cardan rear driveshaft?

Is it true that the 2004 model year laredo was the only wj year that they used a double cardan rear driveshaft, or is this false cuz that would really help when considering a 4-6" teraflex lift since its such an extreame driveline angle.

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Unread 10-02-2008, 08:31 AM   #2
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No, the 2004 WJ didn't have a rear DC DS...

And I would suggest looking elsewhere besides teraflex for a 4-6" lift (I assume you are looking at their old long arm lift).

Check out
-Clayton Offroad Manufacturing or...
-Iron Rock Offroad

Both make a better long arm kit.
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Unread 10-02-2008, 09:33 AM   #3
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yeah i was. but i didnt know it was old. im currently installing a 2"BB from skyjacker but in the future i wanted to put on the long arm. i just see teraflex splattered all over the internet thats why i thought them. why do you have a better manufacturer? and then i guess my question is...what is the rubber boot on the driveshaft right out of the transfere case? any help with lift kits would be greatly helpfull.
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Unread 10-02-2008, 09:42 AM   #4
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I looked into that Iron Rock Offroad site and that was very helpful i was looking at the 3" but it didnt come with a transfere case drop kit. is that something not needed till 4"? otherwise i might wait and save some money and get the 3" instead of the skyjacker 2" BB. what do you think
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Unread 10-02-2008, 11:08 AM   #5
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I would definatly save your pennies for the 3". I like springs instead of blocks. I am planning on a 4" IRO on my wife's WJ in the spring.
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Unread 10-02-2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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Without getting into too much on the details on Teraflex, their main fault is that they keep the stock upper CA's which causes bad geometry with the pinion angle.

The rubber boot on the driveshaft coming out of the TC is actually on the transfer case, not the drive shaft. It just protects the splines of the transfercase output shaft and has grease under it. You can pull it back and look at it.

A TC drop isn't really necessary even at 6" if you get your pinion angles set up properly. I am at 6" and have on super minor vibration that I just havent' bothered to eliminate...

FWIW (For What Its Worth) Claytons is the bomb! It is more expensive, and requires more modifications, but it can't be beat offroad IMHO.
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Unread 10-02-2008, 11:17 AM   #7
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gearhead:

read this too!

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=314066
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Unread 10-02-2008, 11:46 AM   #8
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well i think i made up my mind. im going with the 3" IRO whenever i get the money and at least i no longer have to worry about the TC drop kit.
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