OEM Drive Shaft
With the original Double Cardan to Rezeppa a CV drive
shaft, we have a couple of options available.
can build a conventional double cardan (CV)
drive shaft (our type A). This type of drive shaft seems to work well in
applications with up to about 3-1/2" of lift. Even greater if minor
vibrations are not a concern to you. This requires changing the pinion
flange to a yoke. This yoke is $55.00.
For the CV drive shaft itself we have two different options available,
depending on what you want/need in regards to quality, cost & features.
Either shaft would be built brand new, complete with joints & balanced. A
drive shaft built with our S spline and all premium quality components is
$299.00. I have no concerns with this shaft in regards to a strength issue. Or
our top of the line shaft, built with all premium quality components and the
long travel, full length ( XC or XB) slip & spline is $319.00. For the long
term dollar spent, I consider the latter to be the best value.
in mind though, that with greater lifts or the smoothest drive shaft, our
multiple double cardan drive shaft may be your
best choice (four U joints). This drive shaft can only be built with our S
spline. The cost for this shaft is $549.00. and the required pinion yoke would
be $60 rather than the $55. Any drive shaft will be built with our "Gold
Seal" universal joints.
will need a measurement for the length. Measure from the flat machined
mounting surface which is just inside the pilot on the pinion flange to the
face of the yoke on the output of the transfer case. Or you can measure from
the lip of the flange to the face of the yoke.
The S spline is a conventional spline stub that
will yield a safe, effective and usable stroke of 3”. The X spline
is longer than the S spline. The X spline is cut for the full length
of the spline stub. This gives a bit more than twice the contact
area between the slip yoke and spline stub and a stroke of 4-1/2".
This in and of itself will net more than twice the life on these two
With the XB configuration, we
will use a heavy rubber boot which is banded down with stainless
steel banding to seal all of the contaminates out and keep the
grease in. The XC configuration uses the same slip yoke & spline
stub but instead of using the rubber boot, we drill and tap the slip
yoke for a grease fitting and use a dust cap which has convolutions
that follow the spline stub for sealing. We consider the XB
configuration to be the longest lasting and best value.