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Unread 04-26-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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tatton or tom woods driveshaft

I need a new driveshaft for my cj it needs to be a cv tatton is 60 bucks cheaper but i have never heard of them any advice?

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Unread 04-26-2006, 10:39 PM   #2
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tatton is 60 bucks cheaper but i have never heard of them any advice?
You get what you pay for with the tom woods the other might leave you broke in the woods instead of your pocket.
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Unread 04-27-2006, 07:25 AM   #3
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What are the warranties on each?
I run a Tom Wood shaft and have never had an issue.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 07:39 AM   #4
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I have run 2 CJ Tatton shafts and can personally vouch for the quality and strength of his shafts.
The first was on my 1997 wrangler sport and the most recent on my 2006 rubicon. I have wheeled rausch creek, Pa on the rocks....the mountains of Harlan, Ky and Uwharrie, Nc with no issues. His shafts come a warranty and you cant beat his prices! Shipping is super fast as well.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 07:55 AM   #5
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Tattons definately. Much better quality than Tom Woods IMO. They are also cheaper. I had a Tom woods snap but I have never had any problems with my Tattons. If you put the two side by side you can instantly tell the difference. Tattons uses heavier wall tubing. Good prices and fast shipping.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 08:18 AM   #6
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I have Tom Woods front and rear. CV rear and extreme travel front. Very happy with both and their customer service is great.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 10:07 AM   #7
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Just ordered a pair of Tattons for my CJ-7. It's in the specs of what you buy and the quality of the welds. Given the same specs (material & thickness) it comes down to the welds and the warranty & service/support. I've yet to hear of anyone who had problems with Tatton, so I figured I'd save myself a few bucks since these were nothing esoteric (extreme angles, etc).
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Unread 12-24-2008, 06:23 AM   #8
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You get what you pay for with the tom woods the other might leave you broke in the woods instead of your pocket.
Doubtful, Tatton stands behind his creations as well!

In any event unless you have a spare with you your going to be broke in the woods no matter what as I dont see any of them delivering to you where you are in the woods but I do see overnight express from both of them.
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Unread 12-24-2008, 07:40 AM   #9
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I run a tom woods cv in the rear of my cj with no issues,fast shipping,good craftsmanship,great customer service..
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Unread 12-24-2008, 10:44 PM   #10
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Tom Wood's shafts are my first choice, ran them for years on our '88 YJ and definately going on my '71 CJ5 (Earl), if a problem occurs, he'll fix it fast and get work with you, great guy!!!!
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Unread 12-26-2008, 08:13 PM   #11
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I've got the Tatton's and they are excellent quality, and the service is superb.
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Unread 12-28-2008, 08:22 AM   #12
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although this is over 2 years old , I'd like to add that I have a Tatton DC shaft in the rear of my CJ . When it first arrived a year and a half ago it looked at it really closely...it was like a work of art. (real nice welds, nice paint , Dom tubing, just a gem) I plan on buying a front in the near future.
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Unread 01-04-2009, 04:51 PM   #13
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I just ordered a Tatton's rear CV shaft for my XJ. Will post pics when it arrives.
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Unread 01-15-2009, 05:37 PM   #14
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I'm thinking about buying a shaft from Curtis Tatton Driveshafts. If Tom woods was the same price would you all still buy a Tatton.
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Unread 01-15-2009, 05:52 PM   #15
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Dose Curtis Tatton Driveshafts not have a web site? The only place i can find it is on ebay and I cant get there from work.
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