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Unread 07-23-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Aftermarket driveshafts

Recommendations for aftermarket driveshafts? Wanna throw a new front one on when I get my bds 3" lift but need a little help with which one to pick and diffrences between all of em. Rear shaft can wait as I heard its not as urgent to replace that one

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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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What type of jeep are we talking about?
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Unread 07-24-2013, 04:40 PM   #3
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Sorry talking about a 2010 jk rubi automatic 2 door
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Unread 07-25-2013, 12:11 AM   #4
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There's Carolina Driveline http://www.carolinadriveline.com/uploads/4x4.asp and Tom Woods Custom Drive Shafts http://4xshaft.com/

I went with Carolina on my WJ on haven't had any problems. Good folks to work with.
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Unread 07-26-2013, 10:07 PM   #5
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Tattons makes a nice product. Have any local driveline shops that can make one for you? (I've went both routes and local is of course cheaper but quality is on the same level)
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Unread 07-27-2013, 07:03 AM   #6
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I'm ordering the lift today through a local machine shop so ill ask if the fabricate drive lines there to I didn't even know you could do that
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Unread 07-28-2013, 10:30 AM   #7
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Adams driveshaft Henderson NV. Go to the website or call ask for Jim or John they can fab anything from Jeeps to the big long Las Vegas limos. They all wheel Jeeps on the weekends so they are good.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 06:28 PM   #8
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Ya ill end up calling a place like Adams or Somin maybe tom woods. I asked the local machine shop that I'm getting the lift through and the owner said its not even worth fabbing because they would have to get one from a junkyard and cut it/ balance it and all that nonsense. It seems easier to just call an expert place like Tom woods
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I used Carolina. Working fine so far.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 08:40 PM   #10
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I got a tom woods in the rear of my tj an luv it cuz its greaseable. An it has a good warrenty on it. Wen I do my front here in couple months im prolly guna go with them again
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Unread 07-30-2013, 05:37 AM   #11
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Hmm something else I didn't think about. Greaseable vs non greaseable?
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Greasable all the way
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Hmm something else I didn't think about. Greaseable vs non greaseable?
Matter of choice depending on what type of wheeling you do. If you get greaseable then just be sure to actually do it. And dealing with the needle fitting on the centering ball can be a PITA.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 09:50 AM   #14
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Yea actualy I retract my previos statement. I prefer greaseable. But im a guy who grew up greaseing farm equipment so I keep mine well maintained cuz ive had to do that sort of thing since I was ten. Its simpler to get tje greasless but id say from wat ive seen from all sorts of differwnt bearings greasable tends to last longers as long as u maintain them properly
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And dealing with the needle fitting on the centering ball can be a PITA.
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