CJ Rear Drive Shaft, Double Cardan

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CJ Rear Drive Shaft, Double Cardan

1310 series rear drive shaft for Jeep CJ. Double cardan type, also known as a CV. This is what you need if your Jeep is lifted and you are experiencing vibrations or other problems due to increased angles. Shaft will require a CV compatible yoke for transfer case and may require axle shims. This shaft is built using 1310 series joints which is the standard size for a CJ, if you have a non-stock transfer case, axle, or something else that may affect yoke/joint size it is a good idea to double check the size of your joints. A 1310 series joint is approximately 3 1/4 wide from end of cap to end of cap. 

Key product features

  • 2" diameter .120" wall USA made DOM tube. 
  • Forged slip yoke. 
  • Greaseable CV center ball.
  • Your choice between Tom Wood's exclusive Gold Seal greaseable universal joints or non-greaseable joints.
  • Comes with special reduced head CV bolts for ease of installation.
  • 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 lengths drive shaft lengths vary a bit and we want to make sure you get the right thing. That is why require a length measurement before building your 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.

Shafts less than 16" must be built using the S spline. Shafts less than 14.375" will require special modifications and must be ordered over the phone. 


Customer Reviews

Based on 53 reviews
Ben Andrukiewicz

I have tried other makes in the past but Tom Woods is simply the best. Zero vibration in my 4" lifted CJ5 which uses a very short shaft. The fit finish and quality is all top notch. Don't try to save a buck on a cheap brand just go this route and be done with it. I can't believe how fast they built and shipped this to me also. Thanks Tom Woods!!!

Christopher Helgerson
Cj double cardan

I received my drive shaft in less than a week. It fit perfectly and is a really nice product. Our CJ has a 6” lift and has no vibration. I highly recommend Tom Woods products!

Herbert Tate
CJ5 double cardan rear driveshaft

The double cardan shaft fixed the bad vibration in my 75 CJ5 with a 3" lift. Extremely fast build/ship time and the staff was very friendly and answered all my questions.

Luke Croston
CJ7 double cardan rear driveshaft

The driveshaft shipped fast and looks amazing. I have not yet been able to install it due to my own failure. I didn't order the output shaft, from the Dana 20, that is needed for the double cardan. For some reason I assumed it came with it, but that was my fault for not seeing that it didn't. Will have to save up another $75 and order the output shaft. Again the driveshaft looks amazing, even if I need to order more parts.


First off, I never leave reviews unless something is truly amazing. I have an 81 CJ5 and have been fighting terrible vibrations since I bought it. Broken U Joints, failed transfer case drop spacers, it was extremely frustrating. I found this double cardan driveshaft and gave Tom Woods Driveshaft a call. They were extremely cordial and helped me through a few small questions that I had. They had the driveshaft in the mail the next day. It arrived about two hours ago and I immediately installed it. ZERO vibrations. ZERO. My CJ5 drives and rides like a dream even with a SOA lift. It's unbelievable how well it worked. If you're on the fence about it, or thinking about trying cheaper options DONT. Take a simple measurement and buy the driveshaft. I only wish I would've bought it at the beginning of summer so I could've enjoyed it more.