Drive shaft for Ford 8.8 swap
Ford 8.8 axles are a common upgrade for the Jeep YJ, TJ, and XJ. Most people who do the 8.8 swap will tell us that they already have the "adapter". The so-called adapter is what we would call a flange yoke and is something that should be treated as part of the drive shaft. Here's why. The drive shaft needs to be built and balanced as a complete assembly, with all drive shaft parts installed. If you add parts to the shaft after it is balanced, you will likely have a high speed vibration problem. This could be because the flange yoke is slightly heavier on one side than the other, or that it is machined slightly off-center which in turn puts the entire drive shaft off-center, thus causing a vibration. We can and do build drive shafts for 8.8 swaps that include the correct flange yoke. Your Ford 8.8 pinion flange might have one of two bolt patterns, measure what you have and select the correct option in the drop down menu. If you have questions about any of this, give us a call!
Shaft will require a slip yoke eliminator.
- Will bolt directly to your 8.8 pinion flange.
- Bolts to 1310 series yoke on transfer case.
- 2" diameter .120 wall USA made DOM tube.
- Bigger and stronger than stock spline stub.
- Forged slip yoke.
- Greaseable CV center ball.
- Your choice between Tom Wood's exclusive Gold Seal greaseable universal joints or non-greaseable joints.
- Your choice of spine and slip yoke options, more on that here.
- Comes with new CV bolts with reduced head 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.
Just make sure you measure the length and the bolt pattern as shown in the product photos. THERE ARE TWO PRE-SYE MEASURMENT PHOTOS, USE THE ONE THAT MATCHES YOUR VERSION OF THE 231 TRANSFER CASE.
The driveshaft fit like a glove and actually just got it up to speed today on the highway after a couple of trips around the neighborhood and it's as smooth as silk. I was particularly happy about the 8.8 flange being supplied and balanced with the driveshaft.
I don't do particularly hard
wheeling but the extra security of knowing i have a Tom Woods driveshaft makes it a easier going on the trails. The value of quality to price is a given with this well built driveshaft. I almost forgot about the fast turnaround. 1 week from ordering to having it at my door.
The shaft is thick and black and by far the best on the planet. If you were to compare this with Adams shaft you would immediately notice the superior quality of the Woody.
My old rear driveshaft was a Tom Woods product from many years ago. I have wheeled my YJ for years with no problems until the center ball of my CV went out due to my own lack of greasing.(I didn't know about that fitting). The choice to order a replacement from Tom Woods was a no brainier! Easy install, smooth operation, no vibration, and new shaft even included the proper adapter to grease the new shaft.
This driveshaft and sye is smoother under driving conditions before the 8.8 swap. Drives like a new unmodified jeep.
Ordered this shaft to go in my 89 YJ that I have v8 swapped. Measured just as the picture says to and have plenty of travel! No driveline vibrations at all. Definitely will be ordering the front shaft soon!!