SOA almost done - Need driveshafts - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2002, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
Veteran
 
86CJ7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Way out
Posts: 757
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
SOA almost done - Need driveshafts

I have a CJ7 with JCWhitney 7 leaf rear CJ springs SOA. Both of my drive shafts are too short. The transfer case is a Dana 300.

Should I just get my shafts lengthened or should I look for a CV shaft?

Is there a shaft off another vehicle that might work that I could find in a junkyard?

Can you just replace half of the shaft? Like keep the end that connects to my differential and replace the side that connects to the Dana 300 with a CV?
86CJ7 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2002, 06:21 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 109
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: SOA almost done - Need driveshafts

if i were you i would do it right the first time and get a CV for the rear. I think tom woods driveshafts would be the best way to go, kinda pricey but worth it.
ClassicRockCJ is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 12:31 AM
Official Historian
 
WILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 8,339
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
 
Re: SOA almost done - Need driveshafts

</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
if i were you i would do it right the first time and get a CV for the rear.

[/ QUOTE ]

I disagree. If the stock driveshaft lengthened will work without vibrations, it is stronger than a CV driveshaft. Measure you angles and see if it will work first.
WILL is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 01:30 AM
Addict
 
Grapehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 681
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: SOA almost done - Need driveshafts

do a search for "waggy front driveshaft" i think, a few guys listed cv shafts from the fronts of other rigs that work.
Grapehead is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 09:48 AM
Pooh-Bah
 
pbmcauliffe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bremerton, WA.
Posts: 2,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: SOA almost done - Need driveshafts

I just lengthend my stock rear driveline after I had a few failures with cv shafts. I am running the same SOA configuration, have a T18, adapator and a D20 and have no vibration problems, no binding and no more concerns of breaking the cross pin.
pbmcauliffe is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 10:04 AM
Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 439
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: SOA almost done - Need driveshafts

you guys had cv failure, was it because the cv was set up properly??? if you want to lengthen your drive sahfts send them to me i will do it for $40 a shaft, email me if interested [email protected]

All i run are cv driveshafts they are stronger than stock if your set up right, a quadratrack front driveshaft is a great way to go but you will need to change your yoke.

MC
jeepsr4ever is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 10:24 AM
Pooh-Bah
 
pbmcauliffe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bremerton, WA.
Posts: 2,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: SOA almost done - Need driveshafts

</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
you guys had cv failure, was it because the cv was set up properly???

[/ QUOTE ]
Yes, my setup was correct and I still had problems with them. Usually breaking cross-pins or ball failure. Most of the people I wheel with would rather live with vibrations than run them. There has been a few posts on this bbs about cv failures.
I took a well known cv shaft out after it broke the second time, had my stock when lenghted &amp; changed the perch angle and it hasn't had a problem.
pbmcauliffe is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2002, 10:56 AM
Official Historian
 
WILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 8,339
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
 
Re: SOA almost done - Need driveshafts

Here's a post by H8:

</font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
I dont run CV shafts either. I went through 3 of them in about 6 weeks, when I 1st installed the 5.0. The centering balls on the H bar would weaken within a week or so (just, street driving) and the CV joint start ratteling like a couple of skeletons screwing in a metal trash can. The 1st one came apart and destroyed the CV, after that I would install the spare, as soon as the noise started. I finaly had a spare built without a CV, and bought a non CV yoke, so that I could do a trail run and not worry about it. There was actually less vibration, so I decided to keep it on full time and see how well the non CV shaft would hold up. I have never looked back, and have not had a shaft fail since. I get no bad vibration either, even on the highway at 70mph.

Jeff
89 YJ
(sensibly altered for occasional off road use)
Vision without Action, is a Daydream. Action without Vision is a Nightmare.

Jeffery Huelsman
89 YJ


[/ QUOTE ]
WILL is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome