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Unread 05-08-2012, 06:19 AM   #1
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Tattons Driveshafts

I've had my front drive shaft for 2 years that I got made by Tattons with a "lifetime" warranty. He pretty much said I dare you to break it. Well I broke it and apparently the "lifetime" warranty only covers welds. I will just get another one from someone else and use that one as a spare. I'm not angry... just wanted give everyone a heads up what they mean when they say "lifetime" warranty.

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Unread 05-08-2012, 06:32 AM   #2
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thats what his ebay ad says, lifetime warranty on welds. shouldn't expect a lifetime warranty from anyone, no matter how much you pay.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 08:56 AM   #3
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Let me know if you find a lifetime free replacement for a drive shaft anywhere.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 09:00 AM   #4
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I've had my front drive shaft for 2 years that I got made by Tattons with a "lifetime" warranty. He pretty much said I dare you to break it. Well I broke it and apparently the "lifetime" warranty only covers welds. I will just get another one from someone else and use that one as a spare. I'm not angry... just wanted give everyone a heads up what they mean when they say "lifetime" warranty.
I sure hope your not running the puny 1.25" stock diameter behind the 350 pushing the 36's.
I bet if you called and talked to Curtis and inform him that your a Jeep forum member and furnish a receipt/proof of purchase that he would give you a good guy discount on a repair.
Besides, It didn't really happen if you don't post a pic

BTW, Years ago, I had an extremely expensive shaft built and was wold I had a lifetime warranty if I damage it in any way.
Well 3 months later, I twisted it.
They stood behind their warranty and built me another one then told me: Sorry it's an as is sale now...... No more warranty!
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If you did twist the 1.25" with a V8, then try the 2" Tatton. For the money, and the lifetime on welds...still pretty hard to beat.

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Unread 05-08-2012, 10:37 AM   #6
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If you did twist the 1.25" with a V8, then try the 2" Tatton. For the money, and the lifetime on welds...still pretty hard to beat.
X's 1,000
$150 bucks for a 2" .120 wall shaft is unbeatable.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1310-JEEP-DRIVESHAFT-CJ5-CJ7-DRIVE-SHAFT-2-120-TUBING-/330566097577?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &vxp=mtr&hash=item4cf7465aa9
LIFE TIME WARRANTY, IF YOU BRAKE MY WELDS OR TWIST MY 4X4 TUBING I WILL SHIP YOU A NEW DRIVESHAFT. CALL CURTIS WITH YOUR DRIVESHAFT NEED, TECH HELP OR EMAIL ME 1-801-685-0056
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Unread 05-08-2012, 10:44 AM   #7
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Hell...buy two and leave one as a spare and still spend less than you would on a Woods. And thats $150 shipped! It was at my door in about 4 days.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 11:32 AM   #8
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I didnt twist it, i broke a chunk off haha and yes it was the 2" shaft. And this wasnt a post of me yelling etc. I wasnt expecting a lifetime warranty when I bought it but I was just curious when it broke to see what he would say. Everything else about them was great... quick shipping, awesome to deal with etc. So deff not sh!tting on them by any means. I guess I missed the lifetime on welds also on the sight.

Foggy, there is a local shop that will do lifetime on actually breaks but they are pricey. Also I hear that Tom woods will but I have no clue. Also not trying to start anything here haha just saying

Mine broke because even with the extended slip it was at its limit for the shaft length. So it wasnt a design failure either. Again, I wasnt posting this to rage a war lol just to say the lifetime warranty is only one welds but I guess if I payed more attention I would have seen that that is right on the sight.

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Unread 05-08-2012, 11:52 AM   #9
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I'd say the shaft was measured wrong for the amount of extension vs compression.
Or your rig has that much articulation where the 7" slip/spline is too short & insufficient.
I would have been pushing the limit of the 7", so I went with Jessie @ High Angle and had a 18" slip/spline bomb proof 2.5" .250 wall shaft built.
You might need to do the same if 7" isn't cutting it anymore
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Yeah I am sprung over with a shackle reversal so it needs a pretty long spline. I told him what the kit was and the measurements I needed but it is still a bit too short. What did you pay for that shaft?
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LT1, is that oil I see dripping from the trans? I must say I thought much more of you than that!
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Hell...buy two and leave one as a spare and still spend less than you would on a Woods. And thats $150 shipped! It was at my door in about 4 days.
A 2" front drive shaft from Tom Wood is $189.00. Not sure how you get two out of that?

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LT1, is that oil I see dripping from the trans? I must say I thought much more of you than that!
That's not a drip, I just lubricated the head of that bolt
I knew I'd get something for not cleaning it after the last trip out
I admit, I do get a little seepage where the splines do slightly contact the pan rail when the right front gets fully stuffed.
I wonder if the Atlas 4spd is wider than the 2spd.
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Yeah I am sprung over with a shackle reversal so it needs a pretty long spline. I told him what the kit was and the measurements I needed but it is still a bit too short. What did you pay for that shaft?
The shaft itself was $425 shipped in 2003.
Mine was built using an 18" slip/spline with 2.5" .250 wall tubing and I optioned it with 1350 joints.
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The shaft itself was $425 shipped in 2003.
Mine was built using an 18" slip/spline with 2.5" .250 wall tubing and I optioned it with 1350 joints.
OUCH! haha Alright well I've heard of a few guys using tractor pto shafts to start with too. I'll start looking into things.
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