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At Tom Wood's we proudly support Tread Lightly and their principles for responsible land use. We encourage everyone to read more about them below then ask yourself "How can I make a positive impact when I'm enjoying the beautiful places this nation has to offer?". It is cool to care, I promise.  Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through stewardship programs and ethics education to ensure off-roading opportunities are accessible for future generations. For over 30 years, the Tread Lightly! team, along with its members, partners and volunteers has worked together to...

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We pride ourselves on offering our customers fair and honest prices 365 days a year. Our prices are on par with the rest of the industry but our quality and service is second to none. Achieving this does not leave us any room for discounts or sales. We'd rather sell to you at a fair price every day than to artificially mark up prices only to trick you into thinking you are getting a good deal by giving you a limited time sale price. Occasionally we might have a special promotional discount but they are very rare. We do have...

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Any Tom Wood's drive shaft is fully greased before we ship it out. So initially, all you need to do is install it. Down the road however you will need to grease your drive shaft to ensure a long life. A good guideline to start with is to grease your shaft every oil change. If you go wheeling and drive through a lot of dirt or water, grease your shaft as soon as you get home. This will flush out the contaminants before they have a chance to do much harm. Any grease will do but generally we recommend a...

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More specifically people will ask "How much of the blue should be showing?". The blue doesn't matter, it doesn't always start in the same spot so you should really be looking at how much spline is showing. The answer though depends on the type of spline you have. For Tom Wood's drive shafts there are mainly two types of spline; the S spline and the X spline. If you have the S spline, there should be about 1.5" of the smooth bar showing. For the X spline, there should be about 2.5" of the cut spline showing. As long as...

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In the past few years, this has been become quite a hot topic for debate. I'll get to the bottom line first, then explain the basis for my opinion.  Bottom line on strength: The non-greaseable joint is slightly stronger than a greaseable joint. The exact number, how much stronger, is unknown and we do not believe it to be very significant.  Bottom line on wear life: A regularly greased greaseable joint will outlive a non-greaseable joint. But a non-greaseable joint will outlive a greaseable joint that does not get greased properly.  Now I will elaborate. We have asked two of the major...

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