WK Front Drive Shaft
Double cardan replacement for your Rzeppa CV style front drive shaft. This is what you need if you've been experiencing problems with CV joints wearing out. Built with universal joints instead of Rzeppa CV joints for added strength and reliability. Make sure to identify and select the type of attachment you currently have at the axle end of your drive shaft. If you have more than 4" of lift you may need a shaft with a double cardan at each end, call us to order this type of shaft and click the link immediately below for more details. This shaft will also fit an XK Commander.
Click here for more technical information and for photos showing how to measure for the correct shaft.
Key product features
- 2" diameter 0.120" wall USA made DOM tube.
- Forged slip yoke.
- Greaseable double cardan center ball.
- Built using 1310 series universal joints.
- Comes with special bolts for proper 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.
Note: Although the stock shaft uses 6 bolts at the transfer case, this shaft will only use 4 of those bolt holes. This is because the universal joint in the double cardan is in the way of the other 2 bolt holes.
Jeep WK 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.
I got this shaft for my Jeep WH CRD (euro-spec of the WK). Ordered 6-bolts version and got it delivered to Europe in less than a week.
Perfect fitment and easy to install. I have no vibrations at high speed or in low range.
Definitely recommended over rebuilding the CV joints again and again.
I will get Tom's rear one if mine ever fails.
Had a clicking noise and felt vibration under my feet with my original driveshaft (110,000 miles). This happened almost immediately after installing a 1.75" front diff drop on my 2005 WK Grand Cherokee. All noise and vibrations COMPLETELY disappeared after installing the new double cardan up front! Well-built, robust design and fit my application with zero issues!
Great customer service from Tom Wood's! They were extremely helpful when they called me to double check that I had the exact measurements I wanted for my double cardan, even though I was a bit iffy and untrusty on my first sample measurements.
Will definitely come back for any driveshaft needs in the future!
After my rebuilt CV joint failed on my axle. I decided to give these shafts a try. It is a heavier unit than OEM. Replaced the CV portion with a Cardan joint. No issues with install or driving. Came with the needed hardware, service tool and instructions.
So happy that this came in in a timely fashon. Incredibly easy to install in my garage and is working flawlessly!
Extremely better than oem, black paint/powder coating comes off with even a fingernail but it’s underneath the car (out of sight…). The only thing i was disappointed about was not being able to put the iconic yellow TW oval sticker on it as it didnt come with one.