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post #1 of 7 Old 11-23-2013, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Rezzepa?

I've looked for quite a bit of info but I can't seem to find any clear information. Being a primarily wrangler girl I'm new to this term haha Tom Wood's Website was incredibly helpful. I found out that I have the rezeppa-rezeppa configuration. I've read a few guys on here say that this type of driveshaft only lasted between 100 yards and like 4 weeks with a lift.

I'm debating right now between 3"-4" of lift. From what I understand any type of lifting needs a new front drive shaft, correct?

Why?

I'm new to these drive shafts and would love for someone to shed some light on this for me. Just curiosity. Could I just replace it with a double cardan shaft from another WJ or would it be best to get one custom made? Thanks guys.

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-24-2013, 12:01 AM
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I've been running a 2.5" lift for almost a year now and my rezeppa-rezeppa shaft hasn't died on me yet (knock on wood).

Simply put those shafts (more importantly, the joints) were designed with less of a tolerance for a sharper angle between the ends.

You can definitely swap one of the "better" shafts over from another WJ, but I'll let someone else talk about the intricacies of that, because depending on the transfer case as well which yoke is one which end and some other factors, there are certain shafts to keep your eyes open for. (I say this, because I know there are a few ZJ shafts you can swap over as well)

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You're not going to know if you will need a new driveshaft until you lift it. Look into a ZJ Double Cardon driveshaft swap.
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post #4 of 7 Old 11-24-2013, 10:50 AM
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My front rezzepa driveshaft failed and I bought the double Cardon kit from IRO to replace it. That comes with a driveshaft and both yokes for it.

I'm running 6.5" of lift
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My front rezzepa driveshaft failed and I bought the double Cardon kit from IRO to replace it. That comes with a driveshaft and both yokes for it.

I'm running 6.5" of lift
With your size lift that's a good call, getting a beefy driveshaft. But for a 3" lift adding a $400 driveshaft sounds expensive. I'd look for a used ZJ DC driveshaft and save $350... But then again, maybe I'm just a cheap ***.
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As long as it's double cardan I should be good for the 3-4 inches right? I mean out of a zj or wj.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-28-2013, 11:06 AM
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Yea you'll be fine.

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