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Help!! I dropped my rear driveshaft!!!:(

Cool huh? Somehow the bolt holding my u-joint on my rear driveshaft came loose and I dropped the whole thing. Now I'm at a dilema, kinda. First off, I could just but some new u-joints and have her fixed up. Or, I could buy a CV driveshaft and SYE and make her stronger. I don't really have all the money, but that's what credit cards are for I need to build some credit anyways. What do you all suggest? I'm wanting to put in a CV and SYE anyways. I'm eventually putting a 4.5" Rubicon lift on and changing the back to an 8.8. Is it possible to get a CV and SYE and have it work when it's lifted too? Does that make any sense? Anywho, I'd like some input. Also, I was planning on just getting the CV and SYE from Teraflex. Any Yeh's or Neh's? Thanks a bunch!!!!

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I have not used any of TeraFlex's SYEs or CVs, but i have used the S#T suspension system and adjustable trackbar. If their other products are as well designed, and overbuilt, you shouldnt have any problems. I was genuinely impressed with the quality of their products that i have used. Well worth the awful lot of money...<wink>

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I have not used any of TeraFlex's SYEs or CVs, but i have used the S3T suspension system and adjustable trackbar. If their other products are as well designed, and overbuilt, you shouldnt have any problems. I was genuinely impressed with the quality of their products that i have used. Well worth the awful lot of money...<wink>

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Wait until you install your lift to order a new one. Just fix up your old one and use it for a while until you decide to lift your jeep. I'd wait because you don't know how long your drive shaft will need to be after your new axle and 4.5" lift, if it turns out to be 4.5" and not more or less.



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Re: Help!! I dropped my rear driveshaft!!!:(

I agree with Robert on this one. I was thinking of doing something similar with my Wrangler- just put in the tranny and x-case and get some shafts to run it like that until I lift it. Then I remembered I am swapping the front diff over to a passenger drop and it made my descision easier. Just wait, do it once, and do it right!

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Re: Help!! I dropped my rear driveshaft!!!:(

If you don't wait you'll end up buying 2 shafts cause the one you get now will be to short for the 4.5" lift. And it sounds like you care about strenght so don't buy the cheap SYE kit with the cut off shaft. It is only a half fix.

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