Originally Posted by TheBoss
I have been wondering for awhile about your seemingly exclusive use of square tube control arms. Is there any advantage to these over a round tube? Also your showing the exhaust downpipes being lengthened could you post a photo after it was complete. If you could do a write up on the Tom Woods drive shaft install as I don't recall anyone doing an in depth feature on it yet. Great looking Jeep!
Hello. Square is structurally a stronger shape, so if you compare the same material, wall thickness and diameter the square is harder to bend. This is also why our lift kits comes with a lifetime warranty against bending or breaking any of our control arms.
On the 2012+ models we use that AFE loop delete on the driver side, and have done it two ways now for the passenger side. You can use a tera or BDS exhaust spacer kit which will space the cross over pipe in order to gain clearance between the driveshaft and the pipe itself. Since its simple for us to weld, in this last install we just welded in a short tube to gain the space we needed.
Not really sure how in depth I can go on the driveshafts, and Im sure the guys at Tom Woods custom driveshafts can probably provide more information. But basically we have figured out what lengths work on each model, and transmission type. So if you order them from us you know they will work with our lift kits. There are a simple bolt in installation. Remove the factory flanges, and install the ones provided by Tom Woods. He sends new hardware and torque settings for the bolts. Once the flanges are installed, simply bolt on the 1310 CV style driveshafts and with our fully adjustable lift kits you can properly set the angles for this CV style driveshaft and you are all set.
Our lift kit instructions are online under Tech, and this might also add some information you are looking for.
Feel free to email us, or post up any other questions.
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