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.
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.
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.
I waited way to long to upgrade the driveshaft in my 1981 CJ7. With my 4" lift I was getting noticeable vibrations at certain speeds. I installed the new Driveshaft with the new yoke plate and all the vibrations are gone! My hat's off to Jake and Patrick for building and balancing a perfect Double cardan driveshaft. I have never had it run so smooooooothe.
My sprung over cj-5 has had driveshaft vibrations and noises for 35 years. I was going to switch to a high pinion until I learned about double cardan joints. With a few simple measurements, a set of shims, and a new output yoke it is a pleasure to cruise in now.
Installed quickly and works perfectly. I couldn't be more pleased!
The short rear shaft measurement on my Willys project was potentially problematic. With the excellent geometry guidance both on the website and on the phone, it was an easy decision to go with a double-cardan shaft for the rear. They easily accommodated the flange at the back of the t-case, and even provided info on the degree shims needed for the rear axle. Packaging was robust, shipping was fast, and the fit was spot-on. No need to consider anyone else for driveshafts.