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Unread 04-05-2017, 09:40 AM
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If you don't plan on off-roading the jeep then you don't need any exhaust mods. If anything I would put the money towards an after market driveshaft that would gain you exhaust clearance plus the ability to be able to grease and maintain your front drive shaft. The oem drive shafts with 3.5in lift or more don't last very long in MN. I replace 2-3 a week from the CV joint at the tcase failing


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What driveshaft do you recommend? Tom woods 1310?
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What driveshaft do you recommend? Tom woods 1310?


Tom woods is good but definitely on the highest end of the spectrum. Adams driveshafts are good otherwise Mopar makes one part# 77072354 w/1310 spicer joints and part#68271086AA yolk kit. I wanna say that Mopar shaft is $300 or so


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Tom woods is good but definitely on the highest end of the spectrum. Adams driveshafts are good otherwise Mopar makes one part# 77072354 w/1310 spicer joints and part#68271086AA yolk kit. I wanna say that Mopar shaft is $300 or so


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Do you know what the part # is for the Mopar one. Might what to just order from the dealer before I get my Jeep in.
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Sorry just saw those are the mopar part #'s thanks!
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Unread 04-05-2017, 11:29 AM
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Yes it's the number listed in my quoted post

#77072354 driveshaft
#68271086aa yolk kit


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I might be looking at the wrong driveshaft from Mopar but the ones I've found on line seem to be more expensive then the Adams or Tom Woods.
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Also thinking of have the dealership just regear it right away. Seems like 4.88 and 37" are the way to go if not just for off roading?
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Now doing more research it looks like I'm leaning more towards 4.56 gears for the better highway matters.
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I would highly suggest not doing 37s and 3.73s. You will hate driving the jeep. You won't even use OD and the jeep will be pretty gutless aswell.

And if you don't plan on upgrading axles I would also highly suggest you sleeve and gusset that front axle even if you don't plan to Offroad the jeep. I see 3-4 jeeps a month with bent front axles that the owner claims the jeep has never been off the pavement.

If you do plan on spending the money and time on sleeve, gusseting and gearing your stock axles you would be money ahead just buying a set of new 4:10 Rubicon axles. I have customers that do that often as you get 4.10 gears, lockers and over all bigger axles in one shot. Plus you can get $2000 for your old axles.


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Can you share how you diagnosis a bent axle?
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Unread 04-05-2017, 09:18 PM
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Can you share how you diagnosis a bent axle?


If you have a trained eye you can spot one from a mile away just in the way the tire sits. Otherwise the upper C will look bent. Sometimes a straight edge on the pass side axle tube. Also obviously an Alignment machine will show that too


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