Jeep JKU Rear Drive Shaft, 1310 Series
Jeep JK drive shaft noise. . . it is a common problem and is inevitable on nearly all lifted Jeep JK Wranglers. It comes down to the design. The stock drive shafts use Rzeppa CV joints that were designed only to work in stock Jeeps. Just a few inches of lift is enough to cause these CV joints to fail (watch the video below). JK drive shaft rebuild kits just don't cut it. That is why almost all JK drive shaft replacements are upgraded to a double cardan design (a double cardan is also commonly called a cv). This shaft will handle the angles that your stock drive shaft can not. The double cardan drive shaft is a time tested design that has proven itself in thousands of other Jeeps.
Tom Wood's 1310 series JK rear shaft comes with the required output yoke for the transfer case and the required pinion flange.
If you have a suspension lift, you may need to rotate the differential for the CV type drive shaft. This is typically done with adjustable control arms. Pinion should be approximately 1 to 3 degree’s lower than the slope of the drive shaft.
Key product features
- Double Cardan design. Eliminates problematic CV joints, torn CV boots are a thing of the past.
- 2.5" diameter 0.083" wall USA made DOM tube.
- Forged slip yoke.
- Greaseable double cardan center ball.
- Your choice between Tom Wood's exclusive Gold Seal greaseable universal joints or Spicer non-greaseable joints.
- Comes with required transfer case yoke and pinion flange. (some "cheaper" shafts don't come with these necessary parts which means that you pay more in the long run)
- Comes with new double cardan bolts with reduced head for ease of installation and all other required attaching hardware.
- Best of all every shaft can be custom built to whatever length you need. So you can be sure that you will get the right thing the first time around.
IMPORTANT: Look at the chart in the product photos to make sure the 1310 series is the right shaft for you.
From ordering, quickly shipped, and perfect bolt on fit you cannot get a better product. I had gone with a lesser/cheaper brand for the front of my lifted JKU and was mildly dissatisfied with the yoke to transfer case fit and shaft/joint fit finish. NOT with the rear Tom Woods!! I ordered the custom length and it is right on what I needed. Both yokes went on like factory fit, shaft is top quality. Included directions and hardware right on. Will recommend to anyone who asks me.....
Absolute best upgrade any Jeep JK should have done, it is just unbelievable how much more smoother the Jeep drives, especially now that my JKU now has 2 Woody's. As for install it only took an easy 2.5 hours with only using handtools. Also it's magic how Tom Woods can get your driveshaft shipped and delivered within 4 Days all the way to Australia. Highly recommended.
After owning my lifted JKU for a few years one area that I really didn't pay any attention to was the drive shafts. I happened to crawl unit it and noticed my front shaft was trashed (CV fail, torn boot, slung grease all over) and by the looks of the rear it was not far behind
Doing quick research - Tom's Wass the best choice
The website is easy to navigate and ordered a new set - Bam, 2 days later the new shafts were delivered.
The quality is top notch. Installation is pretty straight forward as well - watch a couple YouTube video and and the average person can install if you have the correct socket set and torque wrench. Zero vibration after install and I have increase clearance on the front - a nice bonus
Excellent quality and fit. Highly recommend!
Right out of the box impressed.
Awesome looking drive shaft and yokes strait forward instuctions and torque specs impressed with the quality and service from the guys at woods quick response and polite i will be dealing with then on the rest of my rig from now on
Thank you tom and crew !
R paul zanvettor