Originally Posted by 73azbronco
It was done by installer, so I know not what you speak by saying cut it back?
Btw, I have a 2dr. And the rear shaft is seriously angled....
Yeah you'll want both driveshafts on a two door. And you'll need adjustable control arms in the back to get the pinion angle right.
I have had good service from Tom woods, I just think the gold seal no name u joints aren't built to the same spec as spicers. His driveshafts will basically be like the others, except they will replace the yokes on the transfer case ends rather than adapters or flanges (to get more length/lower angles). No cheap u joint caps just solid machined parts. Mine was smooth as silk up to 85+ for 15k miles. After replacing one of the u joints with a spicer it is much better again.
But look around, other people sell driveshafts as well. It seems like it might be nice to use a yoke at both ends rather than a flange on the axles, which would make the driveshafts even longer. But I am no drivetrain expert so don't take my word for it.
And yes the exhaust spacers push the exhaust cross pipe down. Back and down. The spacers bolt to the bottoms of the cats or down pipes which are angled down.
I installed a y pipe before the driveshaft. So I can't say for sure that the driveshaft would have cleared with stock exhaust either. But it seems that most people indicate that is does normally...?