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Does lifting your truck or Jeep change your drive shaft length? How much does a lift kit change your drive shaft length? What's my driveshaft length after a lift? Do you need a new driveshaft after installing a lift? These are all common questions. The answers depend on a lot of factors. Generally though, lifting your Jeep or truck will change the length of the drive shaft, but often the change is relatively minor and insignificant and will not usually require that you replace your drive shaft. The main thing that changes when you lift your vehicle is the angle...

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U Joint Replacement On this page we show you how to replace u joints at home with normal tools and without needing a special u joint removal tool.  The first thing you'll need to do is evaluate the drive shaft you are working on. You should make sure that the rest of the drive shaft is in good condition and that replacing the joints will be enough to get that old drive shaft back in good working order. Things to look for are loose or seized splines, dented or rusty tubes, damaged or worn yokes. U joint replacement cost us...

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At Tom Wood’s Custom Drive Shafts, it’s our pleasure to serve as the top source for all driveshafts, driveshaft parts and driveshaft replacements. From common Jeep driveshaft products for the Jeep CJ and numerous other models to a variety of other brands and driveshaft components, we’re here to assist with any related needs you may have. Naturally, some of our most common clients are those who are dealing with bad or failing driveshafts in their current vehicles, which can cause a variety of issues. If you’ve never experienced such an issue before, however, you may not be quite sure whether...

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At Tom Wood’s Custom Drive Shafts, we’re proud to serve as your one-stop-shop for all Jeep driveshaft needs. We offer high-quality 4x4 driveshaft products and components for a variety of Jeep models, from the Jeep CJ to the Jeep JK, JL and many others. One important component found on many Jeep types, including the YJ and TJ Wranglers, is known as a slip yoke. Correspondingly, you may also hear about a slip yoke eliminator, which may be installed for several potential reasons in your Jeep. Today’s blog will go over both the slip yoke and slip yoke eliminator, plus some...

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Two Piece Front Drive Shaft   Our Two Piece Drive Shaft is used in many applications where it would be impossible to run a single drive shaft because of an obstruction. In essence, wherever the drive shaft has to go around a corner. Common applications are the more extreme built Jeeps or rock buggies with an automatic transmission. We believe our design to be the best for the following reasons: Rigid center support bearing. This eliminates lateral flexing of the drive shaft which occurs when using a soft, resilient center support bearing.   Each section of the drive shaft has...

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