I spooled it on with only 4' in front of the Jeep and just me holding it taut so I could get it on. I did wind it several times to get it straight...row by row, but the very end has a thick blue sleeve outer layer that slips and stretches out to about 5' in addition to the red abrasion guard. It all went on perfect underneath the last few wraps
That thicker blue sleeve gets caught on the hawse going in because it wasnt strecthed out causing it to bunch a little and get it all otta wack.
When I get out tomrorrow and can strecth it out Ill get it better I hope.
Parked it in the back of the shop I work out of for a week of out of town work.
Before I left I did measure the from the transfer case to the rear u-joint as prescribed at TomWoods web site so I can order my SYE and shaft. They take the measurement and figure the shorter tailshaft of the sye, make a driveline to fit and ship it all in one package.
I pulled the rear end apart to regear this week. Because my pinion outer bearing is shot which f'd up my rear gears. Still can't get the pinion out, but I'm tired of banging on it. I'll get out the big hammer tomorrow.