Ok, I know this has been touched on a bunch of times, but I've been searching, and searching, and I'm getting mixed answers, so here we go.
I've started talking to Kolak about a 3" lift I've been wanting to do to my stock '04 WJ, with the 4.0L, QuadraTracII, and 100K miles. It sounded good, but I'm unsure about the front drive shaft. It has U-Joint on the axle side, and the rezeppa/cv on the TC side(rear shaft has U-Joints on both ends FYI). Was considering a TC drop(cheap), but I've read that would actually be worse for the front shaft, by increasing that angle. I've seen that at 3" lift, I'd be fine with my current front drive shaft, Kolak thinks I'll be fine, but then I see cardan shafts needed for anything over 2", guys blowing out front CV drive shafts after lifting, even at 2", etc.,
I need new tires and shock, so the plan was to get the lift, new wheels, and tires. Not having spend the money on a new drive shaft would be nice, but if I leave the CV shaft in, and it ends up going, kinda seems like a waste of a drive shaft.. I dunno..
I'm very tired, I have to get up for work tomorrow morning, haven't eaten in 12 hours, kinda at a loss, tired of sitting at this damn computer..
So, if anyone has any wisdom they would be willing bestow upon me, information or experiences, please do.