CJ Front Drive Shaft, Manual Transmission

  • Sale
  • Regular price $279.00
Shipping calculated at checkout.

CJ Front Drive Shaft, Manual Transmission

Front drive shaft for Jeep CJ with manual transmission. Shaft is built using 2" diameter DOM tube for maximum strength. The 2" tube is much stronger than the light duty 1.25" diameter tubing that the stock shafts used. Unless you have some sort of clearance issue, there is no reason not to upgrade to a stronger 2" tube. These shafts are built using 1310 series joints. Please check to make sure that you have 1310 series joints by measuring the width of your joints. 1310 series is 3.219" (approx 3 1/4") wide. If you have something different you will need to call us. 801-737-0757

Shaft is not to be used with shackle reversal spring setups. If you have a shackle reversal, look here instead.

CJ front drive shaft replacement is a good idea for almost any CJ that is still running a stock drive shaft. CJ stock front drive shafts used fairly low grade components. Add a lift, bigger tires, and decades of wear and tear and the result could be a badly worn or even worse a broken stock drive shaft. Tom Wood's CJ drive shafts are built using only the highest quality components. Key features listed below. 

  • 2" diameter 0.120" wall USA made DOM tube. 
  • 1310 series joints. 
  • Bigger and stronger than stock spline stub. 
  • Forged slip yoke. 
  • Your choice between Tom Wood's exclusive Gold Seal greaseable universal joints or non-greaseable joints.
  • Your choice of spline and slip yoke options, more on that here.
  • Best of all every shaft is custom built to whatever length you need. So you can be sure that you will get the right thing the first time around.

Jeep CJ front drive shaft lengths vary a bit and we want to make sure you get the right thing. That is why we require a length measurement before building the shaft. Measuring is simple and easy. You can read more about how to measure in the link below. 

Click here for more technical information and for photos showing how to measure for the correct shaft.

Customer Reviews

Based on 47 reviews
George Spain
Nice product

Product is very nice. It was packaged nicely and the staff assisted with information regarding the best option for my needs. Shipping was very quick. Will be purchasing my front driveshaft from them soon.

kevin walls

Wow its better than what I have heard and read about. Very good quality and fits perfect. Packaged very well for shipment. Highly recommend.

Leo K
Far better than stock

I ordered front and rear driveshafts for a manual transmission 1981 CJ7 with a Dana 300 transfer case. These driveshafts are beautifully crafted and are clearly many times stronger than the stock shafts. I provided measurements according to the guides on the website and what I received fit perfectly. They bolted right up in about 10 minutes per driveshaft. Now I need to go drive them. From order placement to delivery was a very short period of time. Great experience.

Mark Perkins
So quick from order to delivery. Awesome. Fit perfect

Being bigger around put it closer to my skid plate. Made a little notch. No worries

Marty Evans
1981 CJ7 front drive shaft

Once again Tom Woods drive shafts hit the mark. I replaced rear shaft awhile back and now the front. The fit was perfect and I can now run in 4Wheel high with no vibrations. Thanks again for a well built quality product.