JK Front Drive Shaft, 1350 Series
Jeep JK front drive shaft noise. . . it is a common problem and is inevitable on nearly all lifted Jeep JK Wranglers. It comes down to the design. The stock drive shafts use Rzeppa CV joints that were designed only to work in stock Jeeps. Two or three inches of lift is enough to cause these CV joints to fail (watch the video below). JK drive shaft rebuild kits just don't cut it. That is why almost all JK drive shaft replacements are upgraded to a double cardan design (a double cardan is also commonly called a cv). The double cardan shaft will handle the angles that your stock drive shaft can not. The double cardan drive shaft is a time tested design that has proven itself in thousands of other Jeeps.
Tom Wood's 1350 series JK front shaft comes with the required output yoke for the transfer case and will bolt directly to your stock pinion flange.
Key product features
- Double Cardan design. Eliminates problematic CV joints, torn CV boots are a thing of the past.
- 2" diameter 0.120" wall USA made DOM tube.
- Extra long "X" spline for greater stability and greater range of movement.
- Forged slip yoke.
- Your choice between Tom Wood's exclusive Gold Seal greaseable universal joints or Spicer non-greaseable joints.
- Comes with required transfer case yoke. (some "cheaper" shafts don't come with this yoke which means that you pay more in the long run)
- Comes with new double cardan bolts with reduced head for ease of installation.
- Best of all every shaft can be custom built to whatever length you need. So you can be sure that you will get the right thing the first time around.
- Custom made drive shafts are shipped one business day after the order is received. How is that possible you ask? Magic. Magic and hard work.
Look at the chart in the product photos to see if the 1350 series shaft is right for you.
I had a few upfront questions before purchasing so I called the number on the web site. The gentleman that answered the phone was very helpful and took the time to answer all of my questions. After watching the videos on their site I felt very confident in installing it myself. The install took place in my driveway and only took about 2 hours from start to finish. I look forward to purchasing and installing the rear driveshaft in the near future! Thank you Tom Wood’s team!
Thank you for getting out the new 1350 front shift out to me so quickly. Couldn't be happier to get away from that RZeppa set up and have a stronger driveline under me. Highly recommend Tom Woods!
Install was nice and easy, except removing the factory crap. Haven't had a chance to abuse it yet. But I feel there up to the task
The staff answered several questions prior to purchase. They were patient and professional. Received in great condition and fast... instructions were easy to follow. However, wish they included a list of tools needed to remove the stock shaft and yoke -- minor thing but would have saved a few minutes. Install was simple and straight forward. Looks great and is definitely a stronger and built to last. Now I have to change out the rear!
What can I say? It’s solid, measuring was easy. The staff was extremely helpful. Shaft got here on time, and was pretty straightforward to install. Definitely recommend