I do apologize to Tom Wood if he does read this. My original post was made immediately after being stranded in a parking lot of a mexican restaurant without 4wd in the south's largest snowstorm of recent years. I definitely posted before I had all the facts, and a bit more anti-tom wood then I meant it. I have had a great experience with the customer service. It was the driveshaft that is broken, so my first thought was that it was the driveshaft that was the problem. It probably isn't, as the sound persisted after the breaking and subsequent removal of the driveshaft. Whether it is the driveshaft, my install, or some other part gone bad, I was more rude than I should have been. Mr. Blane and Jerry Bransford, I have a lot of respect for both of you and your opinions, both of me and toward Jeep stuff, and really that's a main reason I am apologizing. I am certain even if it is the driveshaft that is bad that it is a complex and difficult thing to build, and as has been pointed out, the part that broke is a spicer part.
Anyway, my foolishness aside, I couldn't get the diff cover off so I soaked the bolts in PB blaster and will try again in the morning.
'98 jeep tj, Zone 2" BB, d30 aussie locked /d35 open. 31x10.5 KM2's cragar soft 8, rockhard sport cage, midland CB radio, tuff designs rear bumper/ tire carrier, trans. cooler and extended breather.
"if you ain't gettin' stuck, you ain't doin' enough."