Wrangler Front Conventional Double Cardan Drive
OEM Drive Shaft
For all applications, we will need a length measurement. Let us know too if
you have something other than the standard universal joint size for your
application (i.e., Ford 9" etc).
Our drive shafts will use an upgraded heavier than stock tube,
larger/stronger slip yoke & spline stub (S spline) and our “Gold
Seal” universal joints is $189. The top of the line shaft with the
longer travel slip & spline (XC OR XB spline, see sidebar at bottom of page)
you have a non-selectable locking front differential
and want the smoothest drive shaft, a CV type drive shaft is generally
For the Double Cardan (CV) drive shaft we have two options available. With
our S spline, the drive shaft is $269. With our XC or XB Spline, the drive
shaft is $299. Installing a CV drive shaft will require changing the front
out-put yoke on the transfer case to one that is compatible with both the
transfer case and the drive shaft. We sell this yoke for $60.
If you have a shackle reversal system, it will
almost always require using a drive shaft with a longer stroke in the slip
yoke & spline stub. At a bare minimum, we would suggest using our XC slip
yoke and spine stub. If the vehicle has a shackle
reversal system in conjunction with revolver shackles or buggy springs,
The XC slip yoke & spline stub may not have enough stroke.
With a shackle reversal system in conjunction with revolver shackles or
buggy springs, It is typical common to use something along the line of our
ultimate travel drive shafts. These can net up to 22" of stroke. In any
case, because of the many variables involved, we believe there are down
sides to getting "too much" drive shaft, beyond unnecessary expense. But
certainly we need to make sure that whatever we send to you, will work. If
you have an extremely flexible suspension, we recommend that you perform
measurements at static ride height, full suspension compression and full
Wrangler Rear Drive Shaft
OEM Type Drive Shaft
We can build a new stock type drive shaft
for your Wrangler for $199. If you have substantial lift and want the
smoothest drive shaft, we suggest one of the Slip Yoke Eliminator (SYE) kits along with a double cardan (CV) drive shaft.
With this system you should be able to keep your transfer case at stock
height but you need to be sure to pitch your differential so the pinion
points directly at the out-put of the transfer case to maintain minimal
joint angle at the differential end.
If you will measure the slope of the drive shaft and the slope of the
pinion, we can calculate any adjustment that may be needed. With leaf spring
suspension, this is easily corrected with shims placed between the springs
and spring perch. If you have coil springs, the adjustment is made with
either cam bolts or adjustable control arms.
We have a number of options available that range from $370 to $600 as a
complete package including the drive shaft.
Please click here and take a
moment to explore our SYE options.
If you want the stock type drive shafts, we just need the length
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.