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 Spicer 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.
- Custom made drive shafts are shipped one business day after the order is received. How is that possible you ask? Magic. Magic and hard work.
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.
On a recommendation I first called a different driveshaft company. When the person answered the phone he was not nice. But when I called Tom Woods the guy that answered the phone was very helpful. The ordering online was easy with directions on how to measure the length of driveshaft you will need. Shipping was quick and the packaging was great too. All parts were there along with the install directions and a bunch of stickers. I replaced my stock JKU driveshaft with Tom Woods. After install I took the Jeep for a drive. I think my stock driveshaft had a vibration as when I drove the Jeep with the new driveshaft it was smooth as butter. Since I bought the 1350 rear I have no doubt that it will last as long as the Jeep does. I am only running 35s now but plan on upgrading to larger tires later. Hence the reason I went with the 1350. There are other driveshaft companies out there but the service I received from Tom Woods was excellent and would recommend using this company.
I have put front driveshaft in my own Jeep. Now I have installed front and rear driveshafts in my friends Jeep. These driveshaft are very well made. Great company to work with great customer service.
My second Drive shaft from Tom Woods, first one was a 1310 (Front) and the rear a 1350, the 1350 is beefy as hell compared to the 1310, you wont regret spending the extra money for 1350.
Very quick shipping. I finally got to install it. I've done alot of work on my Jeep, but this is my first driveshaft replacement. It was pretty straightforward with the hardest part being the removal of the stock shaft.
stock shaft was shot.
bought new one from Tom Woods direct.
it was less than cost of stock, saved aprox $200 over ordering other places and had my guy put it in for les than $150.
i should of changed it sooner. so much less vibration even at low speed, i though it was the tires since those are shot.
but simple acceleration generally is smoother from stop to any speed.
i can beleve drive shaft makes that much diffrence.
went with 1350 even though i don't realy need it (yet) for what i do, this should out last the vehicle .