JK Rear Drive Shaft, 1350 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 1350 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.
- 3" 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 non-greaseable joints.
- Comes with required transfer case flange 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 all 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 If you have 35” tires or bigger and stock differential gears, or if you plan on extreme use, this 1350 series drive shaft is the right shaft for you.
I previously installed a TW 1310 front shaft on my 2017 Rubicon Recon with a 31/2” on 39” KM3s. I went with the 1350 for the rear. Very happy with the results of both front and rear. Highly recommend…
I bought this rear 1350 driveshaft for my 2012 JK 2-door with about three inches of lift, I didn’t really have much for vibration before I switched it out, and I have almost no vibration well past 80 now. I would highly recommend these shafts and really loved the completeness of the kit.
Incredible craftsmanship on these shafts!! Easy install on rear to match the 1350 installed on front last year - highly recommended - there is no other choice!!! Shaft shipped day after order - talk about service!!!
Finally installed my Front and Rear JK 1350 driveshafts had them for a Month, Man the best thing I've done to my Jeep these shafts are Heavy Duty and you can see the quality of workmanship that goes into them, a must if you Lift your Ride, took the measurements as desccribed and called and ordered them less than a week they showed up except one got lost by the carrier, called the guys at Tom's and instantly made and sent me a new shaft, HIGHLY RECOMMEND these Guys they will take care of you and answer any questions you may have about your drive shaft.These Guys are the Best and most definitely there for the Customer, THANK YOU VERY MUCH
My driveshaft had to be replaced so I did a lot of research . And found tom woods really love what they do,and the driveshaft are to be premium performance. So of course I purchased a rear driveshaft for my vehicle . Could not be happier not to hear clicking clunking or vibration now . Smooth as a new car . Instruction are in the box with the drive shaft and installation was easy . I'm pleased to say quality is far beyond expectations. This should be your only option.
Thank you Tom woods team.