TJ/LJ Rubicon Rear Drive Shaft

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TJ Rubicon CV Rear Drive Shaft

Rear drive shaft for Jeep TJ or LJ. Only fits Rubicon model.

TJ Rubicon rear drive shaft vibrations are virtually guaranteed on any TJ Rubicon with 2" of lift or more. Because these shafts are so short, every 1" of lift adds nearly 4° of angle to the drive shaft! All that added angle will cause Rubicon stock rear drive shafts to shudder and vibrate. The solution is to run a double cardan (also know as a CV) drive shaft. This will smooth out the power flow by splitting the angle between multiple joints. In order for this type of shaft to work correctly however, you may need to adjust the angle of your rear pinion using adjustable control arms. Click the link below for more details about proper pinion angle. 

Key product features

  • 2" diameter .120" wall USA made DOM tube. 
  • 1310 series double cardan, 1330 series joint at axle. 
  • Forged slip yoke. 
  • Greaseable CV center ball.
  • Your choice between Tom Wood's exclusive Gold Seal greaseable universal joints or non-greaseable joints.
  • Attaches to transfer case using a steel socket flange, strongest on the market.
  • 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.
  • Standard wheelbase TJ Rubicons come with the S spline. Long wheelbase LJ Rubicons have the option of the longer X spline. 
Jeep TJ Rubicon lengths drive shaft lengths vary a bit and we want to make sure you get the right thing. While not required, we do suggest that you take a length measurement before ordering. Measuring is simple and easy. You can read more about how to measure in the link below. 

Click here for more technical information and for photos showing how to measure for the correct shaft.

We recommend a new set of straps and bolts to securely attach your new drive shaft.

Watch this video to see how easy it is to install the drive shaft. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 71 reviews
Paul Fronczak
Exceeded Expectations!

This was my first purchase from Tom Woods and I can honestly say I couldn't be happier. The drive shaft I received was extremely well packed and shipping time was exactly what they said it would be. This drive shaft is a quality product that did cure my issue with vibration on acceleration. Exact fit and no issue installing. It took less than an hour. Excellent product!

John Leisner
Quality driveshaft

Made well, packaged well, looks good.

Randy McMurry
Great service and product

You won’t find better people to deal with. I had a problem with the length of a rubicon shaft that was my fault not realizing there had been an adapter put on the trans that had to be removed. Resulting in the shaft being short. They made it right for me at no additional charge. Price was under others and shaft looks tough and durable. I don’t know why anyone would look anywhere else for a driveshaft. These guys are the bomb

Mike Buchanan
Great Heavy Duty Drive Shaft

Purchased a new Tom Woods 1350 drive shaft for my 2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. Installation was simple and only took 30 minutes or less. Took a test drive on the freeway and the ride was nice and smooth with no vibration. Highly recommended Tom Woods Drive Shafts.

Donnie W.

I had a lot of vibration from my stock rear drive shaft after installing a 4" lift on my 04 Rubicon. Even with the transmission lowering block, it was awful at 50+ mph. I got fed up and removed the lowering blocks and measured it it for the Tom Woods drive shaft. Tremendous difference! I'm so happy with this one that I will save up and buy a front drive shaft as well. I highly recommend.