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.
- 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.
- 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.
Extremely satisfied with the purchase. Took away all the vibrations that the rear driveshaft had before. Definitely will be getting a front driveshaft from here also
Driveshafts were a breeze to instal and a perfect fit! Thank You!
DS showed up within the week! Quick install but haven't had a chance to test it yet. I don't forsee having any issues as this is my second Tom Woods shaft and the first one I've never had an issue for over ten years.
Disappointed that I couldn't pay with PayPal. Regardless I could not find a better option. Best website, so simple and easy. Got a response to my inquiry via email in minutes. Ordered, and delivery in under a week. The unit is sweet, fits perfectly, looks awsome. I needed a driveline to adapt my new 8.8 to my new SYE.. The website had all this information on this swap, and input fields to select all the necessary specs. Very happy with my Tom Woods driveshaft Thanks.
The driveshaft itself is perfect.
Always a great experience working with this outfit. They always get me proper! Keep up the great work 👍