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Unread 12-03-2010, 09:27 PM   #31
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can i just get the JKS spacers anywhere?
Yes, that was just a link to their website with the item info.

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Unread 12-03-2010, 09:44 PM   #32
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and when i install the SYE wouldnt i have to get a CV style drive shaft?
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Unread 12-03-2010, 09:48 PM   #33
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I'm not sure if you cave to, but everybody does. That's a major bonus, as the driveshaft changes length as the suspension flexes.
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Unread 12-03-2010, 09:54 PM   #34
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well i will use very little suspesion flex considering the terrian here and it being a DD
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Unread 12-03-2010, 09:55 PM   #35
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anywhere to buy a used CV style shaft and or SYE?
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Unread 12-03-2010, 09:59 PM   #36
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Suspension flex referring to up and down, like when you hook up a trailer, not side to side. You will need a new driveshaft anyways, due to the change in length because of the removal of the slip yoke. Tom Wood's seems to be a reputable place for SYE and CV shafts. Link is here.
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Unread 12-03-2010, 10:10 PM   #37
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i know what flex is. im asking is the SYE necc. right now or can it wait a couple of months if i use a TC drop and motor riser/spacers for right now.
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Unread 12-03-2010, 10:53 PM   #38
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I run 35's on 3" suspension and 1.25 BL. I have put around 140k on that size with a Tcase drop. I have never had a vibe or a problem with the slip falling out. But all jeeps are different and some are worse. I also have my stock MM's that are still going strong.
You can go to a salvage yard and get a XJ front drive shaft and have it sized for your TJ with a SYE. The u-joints give it strength and IMO tom woods shafts fail more commonly than others, At least in my area with trails and mud. But he does stand behind the DS so its not a problem of warranty.

You will be able to run 315's easy on the lift you have. The parts mentioned are great to have and are nothing but good for it, But not necessary. 315's are a 35" tire, Do you plan on stopping this jeep? How about steering? Thats where i would start. They are heavy and wear parts more and require more attention and maintenance/preventative. Mud ruts will snap you tooth pick tie-rods easy with 35's. Theres also alot more thats needs does at a minimum.

But you could get lucky, Theres always the guy on 38's with a stock set-up doing fine somewhere. Your on a good path for your rig but IMO you over looked important ones that control your jeep and if they break your jeep is down. Flex wise you can adjust up travel easy to avoid rubbing but at your lift height you shouldn't loose any performance. Good luck either way
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Unread 12-03-2010, 10:57 PM   #39
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thanks and ill upgrade steering hopefully after the first of the year but like i say im still collecting parts right now. nothing is installed yet just have parts here waiting
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Unread 12-03-2010, 11:20 PM   #40
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thanks and ill upgrade steering hopefully after the first of the year but like i say im still collecting parts right now. nothing is installed yet just have parts here waiting

If you stock pile them all and do it all at once, You will likely be ahead and have less problems. Your jeep will only be down once for however long it takes to transform it. That way, Like mentioned its done correctly the first time. You will also know where the problem is if there is one.
You asked about the SYE, Its not necessary but are better off in the long run. But with a TJ you will need a SYE kit, DS and adjustable uppers.
But if your letting parts pile, You will be able to dissect, Install and adjust your angle all at once. Good luck
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Unread 12-03-2010, 11:24 PM   #41
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one down fall my lift doesnt have adj. uppers
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Unread 12-04-2010, 06:08 AM   #42
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one down fall my lift doesnt have adj. uppers
I know it's expensive, but it might be worth it... I don't think I've ever heard of anyone having problems with Johnny Joints.
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Unread 12-04-2010, 08:47 AM   #43
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i cant spend that kind of money period
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Unread 12-04-2010, 04:50 PM   #44
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Thats a set of the IMO top of the line best uppers you can buy. Currie and PP, That price is actually decent.
But if you lurk around, You will see used junk ones needing bushing go for $150, For a little extra you get new. But you dont have to run that style. But you can also go to Rusty's off road and get new upper rears for $170.
There are many places to look and many companies to choose from. The cheapest you will find is rough country and cheap for a reason.
You dont need the SYE right off, You can get by with no problems with a Tcase drop. Parts are $$ and thats why most builds take years, Or rich and just throw parts at it to look good.
Take your time and you will have what you want eventually. In the mean time there are items that will keep it on the road and trails.
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