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Unread 06-18-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Aftermarket drive shaft question

I just installed a SYE. I think I am going to end up just using a stock XJ front drive shaft in the rear for now if I can and then upgrade when I have the cash

So, my question is. . . If I only upgrade one of my drive shafts, which one should it be? Front or rear and why? In a perfect world where I wasn't always broke or one that had aftermarket drive shafts for less $400 damn dollers I would just upgrade both. Unfortunately I do not live in that perfect world.

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Unread 06-18-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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I'm running a stock front DS in the rear until it breaks then ill upgrade. When I did my LAs I had to get an extended front DS. I haven't had any issues running an aftermarket front DS and stock front DS in the rear.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 05:35 PM   #3
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if I didn't already have the ds that's what I would have done a JY front shaft in the rear until money was avail then upgrade the rear first.
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I'm running a stock front DS in the rear until it breaks then ill upgrade. When I did my LAs I had to get an extended front DS. I haven't had any issues running an aftermarket front DS and stock front DS in the rear.
Crap, I wonder if I will need a longer front drive shaft. I just installed T&T long arms up front and haven't checked to see if the stock driveshaft will work yet.
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if I didn't already have the ds that's what I would have done a JY front shaft in the rear until money was avail then upgrade the rear first.
What aftermarket drive shaft did you pick up? And how much was it?
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I would upgrade the rear shaft first. It's less protected, and will see more duty/use than a front DS will. Unless you drive around in 4wd all day.
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my front tom woods drive shaft was only 220 shipped.
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my front tom woods drive shaft was only 220 shipped.
How did you find that deal?
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I would upgrade the rear shaft first. It's less protected, and will see more duty/use than a front DS will. Unless you drive around in 4wd all day.
They are less protected but they are easier to change and stock front DS's are inexpensive. I've bought 3 and never paid more than 25$ each. If money is an issue upgrade when you break one.
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