JK Rear Drive Shaft, 1350 Series
Note: Normally we have an "average length" option for this drive shaft where we build it with a spline that is just a little longer than necessary just in case the shaft ends up a little shorter or longer than normal. Due to parts shortages we cannot currently offer that option and you will need to measure your vehicle and input a measured length.
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.
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.
Nice heavy duty unit, they shipped this custom driveshaft quickly. Install was a breeze, they provide all hardware needed, you just need to supply the thread lock. It took me longer to get my rusty 14 year old bolts out of my old driveshaft, than it did to put the new one in. I did both front and rear, all my drive train noise is gone!!
Awesome product, fast shipping (only a week to Australia).
Fast shipping, everything showed up as ordered. They even emailed before building as my measurements were out of their normal request for Jeep.
The installation was intimidating, but I found it was easy once I started. Everything you need to know is in the instruction sheet. I swapped mine out in my garage with no lift. I can't believe how smooth the new driveshafts are. Better than stock in my mind. This is an excellent product!
Sometimes you hear your buddies or other wheelers talk about a product giving it all kinds of praise and you wonder if they’re just trying to get some other sucker to pay for a name, so they’re not alone in their bad decisions. Not so here folks!!! I’m a carpenter, not a mechanic but I followed the instructions and my drive shaft went in without an issue. This thing is butter smooth! Everything you need comes packaged to perfection plus they throw in some sweet stickers to help get the word out about some exceptional products. P.S. take a second and watch the video on the history of the company, pure American entrepreneurial goodness! Thanks for an exceptional product.