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Unread 05-20-2015, 07:52 PM   #1
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Drive Shaft Angle Acceptable??

Jeep Wrangler 2013 2door JK with Teraflex 2.5" Coil lift + 3/4" Daystar spacers on each coil. I was beginning to worry about my drive shafts angles. Can any one tell me if I am ok running stock DS's by looking at the provided Rear and Front DS pictures. Any help would be appreciated !!

The first two pictures are of the Rear DS and the the remaining three pictures are of the Front DS.

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Unread 05-20-2015, 09:37 PM   #2
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If you don't wheel, they will last for a while. If your wheeling, adjustable control arms and drive shafts are in your near future.
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Unread 05-21-2015, 06:08 AM   #3
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If you don't wheel, they will last for a while. If your wheeling, adjustable control arms and drive shafts are in your near future.
I agree!

If those pics are on flat ground, you are fine. But if they flex more that that, you are going to have problems.
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Unread 05-21-2015, 06:11 AM   #4
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man if I only knew it was that easy to get some one to look at my shaft I would have done it a long time ago.
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Unread 05-21-2015, 06:20 AM   #5
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Awww Ohh. I wheel a little . Can i just replace my rear DS (tomwood) and keep stock CA's? I just love the fixed stock CA's.
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Unread 05-21-2015, 06:37 AM   #6
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How and when did you crawl under my jeep.
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Unread 05-21-2015, 06:56 AM   #7
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To run a TW shaft or any other double cardigan you will need to have at least upper rear arms to set the pinion angle.

Just run in until the joints get bad, what will most likely happen first is your boots will split and sling the grease out. When you see that happen you then order your new parts. My buddy has a similar setup as what you have and has been going several years that way and the shafts are still good.

My front finally gave out and I just rebuilt the joint and away I go again.
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ditto - run them till they split open. Adj rear control arms will be needed if you replace with a double cardan joint drive shaft to set rear pinion angle. Personally, I resent the rear pinion angle with stock drive shafts and still going strong after close to seven years.
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Unread 05-21-2015, 08:14 AM   #9
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Ok upper rear CA's are not that bad, I woud replace them with teraflex's new fixed CA rear uppers that are for 2.5-3" lift. WIll this work? anddd do you think my rear or my front will go first??
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I have no idea if the fixed arms have enough of a change to correctly set your pinion angle in your particular setup. I would highly doubt it though. Spend the extra few bucks and get adjustable arms so you can set it correctly and be able to adjust it depending on what you do in the future.
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man if I only knew it was that easy to get some one to look at my shaft I would have done it a long time ago.
As long as you ain't wearing a trench coat when you say that I guess its all good....
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man if I only knew it was that easy to get some one to look at my shaft I would have done it a long time ago.
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As long as you ain't wearing a trench coat when you say that I guess its all good....
Oh, Lordy...this thread is headed straight to Hell in a hand basket.

OP, spend the extra $$ and get ADJUSTABLE control arms. Replacing the stock ones with fixed aftermarket is pretty much not accomplishing anything, other than spending money.
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Only problem is the caster goes away when taking out the angle... so either way I would expect to need adj balls later...

No that wasn't intentional...
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can someone supply me with a visual (micro paint pic lol) of what my rear DS should look like when running stock DS and adj rear upper CA's? please!!
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can someone supply me with a visual (micro paint pic lol) of what my rear DS should look like when running stock DS and adj rear upper CA's? please!!
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