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Tatton vs. Tom Woods driveshafts

I'm looking to upgrade my driveshafts before they decide to break. I've heard good things about Tatton and Woods. Tatton is a little cheaper through RiverCity Offroad compared to Woods through Quadratec. I plan on going with 1310 front and rear. I have the Rock Krawler 2.5" lift with JKS adjustable front lower control arms and JKS adjustable rear lower and upper control arms. Running 33" Duratracs.

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You would be find either way, I dont think you would see a big difference between the two. I was researching and went with Adams with solid spicer u-joints rather than greasable due to running 37s.

Also, you might want to check out any local driveshaft shops near you. I found a local shop after I purchased mine that would have been a little cheaper. I just assumed local would be more expensive being "custom."
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I had a tatton on mine for about 6 months until it started chirping and the ball type joint between the 2 rear CV joints went out. So I went with JE Reel.

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Give our Adams driveshafts a look.

You will not find better customer service or quality for the money. They only use made in the USA parts with solid Spicer joints.

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I had a tatton on mine for about 6 months until it started chirping and the ball type joint between the 2 rear CV joints went out. So I went with JE Reel.

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Mine did the same, i shot some grease into it before the bearings went bad and it's been fine since. That was about 1.5yrs ago.

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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I went with Adams. I has literally been the only thing I've purchased that was "set and forget." Personally, I don't know if I would go another way.

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And the answer is.......Adams!!!!!
When my stock shafts start making noise I think I am going to go with Adams driveshafts as well. I still need to get my exhaust rerouted so the front DS stops hitting the exhaust crossmember at full droop. With my 13" travel (30.4" extended) front shocks even a 2" DOM shaft will likely still touch the crossover at full droop.
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I went with Adams. I has literally been the only thing I've purchased that was "set and forget." Personally, I don't know if I would go another way.
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Well I had my front Tatton rebuilt after one wheeling trip to New Mexico. Had super bad vibes. I still have greaseable joints and I just make sure to keep up with the maintenance. I really can't complain about it now but I'm probably either gonna go with Adams or Woods with the rear and same on front when the time comes.

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maybe try Olivers Custom Driveshafts in NC

ask for Dave. good friend of mine who makes badass driveshafts for a living. good pricing, awesome product and great customer service. been running his stuff for couple years now.

tell him Steve (with the zr2) sent ya

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ADAMS. I went that way too. under $700 for both drive shafts.

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I had a TW until it started vibrating pretty bad, I took it to a local shop where the owner proceeded to explain to me why TW was not the way to go (Chinese parts etc.) I went with Tatton this time as they use Spicer u-joints and haven't even received it so can't speak to the reliability.
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QUOTE=Norm;2175161]Give our Adams driveshafts a look.

You will not find better customer service or quality for the money. They only use made in the USA parts with solid Spicer joints.

http://stomperoffroad.com/adams-jk-f...ive-shaft.html[/QUOTE]

go with adams driveshaft. i highly doubt you will be disappointed. The did mine and i am completely satisfied. They also did front and rear on my buddies JK and he has had no issues. Stellar customer service and a great product IMO.

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Another plug for Adams. Had mine for 12k with zero issues. Grease mine at oil change time


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So the Adams driveshafts use greasable u-joints?

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So the Adams driveshafts use greasable u-joints?
i think they now use solid spicers. norm at stomper offroad could answer that for sure


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Yes. We just got hooked up w Adams..and they are solid Spicers..

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There is one vote here for Denny Driveshafts. I have run Adams as well. You will not go wrong with either

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Not happy with my Tatton. Has always had vibes. Usually take it off when I'm not wheeling.
Going with Adams when I replace it.

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So the Adams driveshafts use greasable u-joints?
In the past they came standard with greasable Neapco u-joints, then the solid Spicers were an upgrade.

In December they decided to only do solid u-joints from now on.

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Almost afraid to lift and use an aftermarket DS on the next one (on order) due to the driveline vibrations I was getting. Interested in seeing what people are using.
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I have run shafts from 5 different companies over the years (Including Tatton and Tom Woods).

Decided to go with Tatton 1350's on my last build (it saved me a few $'s).

Mr. Tatton was good to work with but I struggled to get the vibration out of the front. Ended up having it re-balanced locally.

If I was to do it over again.......I would have gone Woods.

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