CJ Front Drive Shaft, Manual Transmission

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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.

Shaft is not to be used with shackle reversal spring setups. If you have a shackle reversal, call us.

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. 
  • 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.
  • 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 27 reviews
Richard M
Perfect, as expected...

As I've come to expect, the front shaft for my current Willys project was a perfect fit. Way beefier than OEM, with excellent materials and quality, and timely shipping despite supply chain challenges. Never disappointed with Tom's driveshafts.

Drew B

Fit perfectly and so much better than stock!

Scott Barrett
CJ5 front shaft

Bought both a front and rear shaft to upgrade my 55 CJ5 the shafts arrived in 4 days, so quick in fact that they beat the rest of my transmission parts, so I have only test fitted the shaft, they look great, I can't wait to get out there and drive them.

Robert Vallejo
Awesome shaft

Totally thrilled with this purchase. Not only is the shaft awesome, the customer service is top notch. Will definitely buy the rear shaft when needed.

Eric Hartzler
Perfect Fit and fast delivery

Swapped an NP435 into my CJ7 and needed a custom length driveshaft. Ordered from Tom Woods and the driveshaft was at my door in 4 days and fit perfectly.