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Good Rear Driveline Upgrade or not?

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by JEEP # 5, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Jun 23, 2017 at 12:44 PM
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    JEEP # 5

    JEEP # 5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here is a look at what I am considering for what I hope is an upgrade to the Stock Wrangler Sport 2014 Driveline. The stock unit has no grease fittings and is a "Sealed" design. I have 30K miles on her now with 4" Lift Rough Country by the PO. I'm hoping I can get some guidance? Forgot to mention it is RockRidge4WD part for $405...


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    Jeep Wrangler 07-15 JK 2 Door 1310 CV Rear Driveshaft Upgrade -JK-1310-REAR-2DOOR
    (TD-JK-1310-REAR-2DOOR)

    Link to the product http://www.rockridge4wd.com/i-21252...ar-driveshaft-upgrade-jk-1310-rear-2door.html
     
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  2. Jun 23, 2017 at 2:39 PM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    The factory driveshaft is very strong it just isn't designed for a lift kit. The style of shaft you have chosen is an excellent one. You might give Tom woods driveshaft a call they have great pricing and an excellent reputation .

    Sealed u joints are stronger than greaseable ones because they have more mass in the body. Down side is you can't grease them without taking them all apart and they are more expensive. Because of the expense of the sealed u joints most companies use their greaseable ones. I always ask to upgrade to sealed. I have not greased any of them and have as yet to break one.
     
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  3. Jun 23, 2017 at 2:44 PM
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    Thank you OffGrid, I will contact Tom Woods Driveshaft next then. Thank you for the advice..!!:bowdown:
     
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  4. Jun 23, 2017 at 3:44 PM
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    JEEP # 5

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    Just spoke to Troy at Tom Woods Drive shafts. I will be ordering his 1310 Style D.S. next week. They are loaded with good information on there web site including how to measure length required for a 4" lift that I have. Thnk you Offgrid for the referral.
     
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  5. Jun 23, 2017 at 7:19 PM
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    What was you cost from Tom Woods. I bet it was less than $400.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2017 at 7:39 AM
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    JEEP # 5

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    Troy is asking In a 1310 series the drive shaft is $489 + $10. Packing. I have not ordered it just yet. Today might be the day. I need to check a few things first.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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    OFFGRID

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    I'm surprised. I gues JK puts a significant increase.
     

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