I bent my front drive shaft pretty bad and I need to purchase a new one. I have a 258 I6 engine with a T5 transmission. I want to try to spend the least amount possible while still keeping in thought that I sometimes take my Jeep to the 4 wheel drive park and go on mainly the 2,3,and 4 grade trails. It isnt a daily driver so I dont think I need anything super strong/expensive...however I might be wrong......what do yall think? Also, any idea on how expensive it would be to buy the part and have someone install it for me?
Why not repair your bent drive shaft. The Shaft portion can be easly replaced by any local "driveline shop" for less than the cost of new - they cut the welds to reuse the yokes, and weld in a new shaft.
Removing and re-installing the drive shaft is really a simple job that can be done in your driveway.
This should be much cheaper than buying a driveshaft, and is a good skill to have...