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Front driveshaft sleeve

Can anyone get me a part # for the front driveshaft rubber sleeve if thier is such a part without buying new driveshaft? Got caught on something just now and managed to rip the front off now it's open in the front.

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Considered unserviceable. You'll have to jury rig something or replace the whole driveshaft.

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Considered unserviceable. You'll have to jury rig something or replace the whole driveshaft.
Yeah I thought so, any ideas on what to use?
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Was it just the boot that ripped off?



If so - run it like that until it quits... may get years out of it. Many here (including me) tore that thing off on the first wheeling trip and used it for years afterwards.

You have time to search for an upgrade (Tatton, Coast, Woods, Reel etc..) or you can pick up a set of OEM take offs for ~$100.

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Was it just the boot that ripped off?



If so - run it like that until it quits... may get years out of it. Many here (including me) tore that thing off on the first wheeling trip and used it for years afterwards.

You have time to search for an upgrade (Tatton, Coast, Woods, Reel etc..) or you can pick up a set of OEM take offs for ~$100.
What your holding on your finger is exactly what mine looks like lol. So your saying even with the front opened I can't still offroad with it for awhile ? I even thought about just clamping where the boot came off so dirty would have come kind of a challenge getting in easy.

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You will be just fine.

Wheel away.
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You will be just fine.

Wheel away.

Nice !!! Thanks I just didn't wanna keep wheeling and it just grind everything away and end up having a huge fix.

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#1 - You will be just fine.

#2 - If it does fail you can easily remove it and get home with the rear. Crawl under and take a look at what it will take to get it off of there. Pretty simple. Just make sure you have the right tools in your kit.

How much lift do you have on your rig? Its hard to tell in your avatar. I was running a cheapo 4" and tore the boot and even sliced a groove in the stock front drive shaft where it was hitting on the crossmember skid. I knew it was a matter of time on mine and it still lasted 2 years. When I upgraded it was still good, I just had the extra money to go ahead and upgrade (Poly) front and rear so I did.
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#1 - You will be just fine.

#2 - If it does fail you can easily remove it and get home with the rear. Crawl under and take a look at what it will take to get it off of there. Pretty simple. Just make sure you have the right tools in your kit.

How much lift do you have on your rig? Its hard to tell in your avatar. I was running a cheapo 4" and tore the boot and even sliced a groove in the stock front drive shaft where it was hitting on the crossmember skid. I knew it was a matter of time on mine and it still lasted 2 years. When I upgraded it was still good, I just had the extra money to go ahead and upgrade (Poly) front and rear so I did.
Yeah I have the tools it's only a rubber boot I could cut with a knife, and I'll just get tin snips for the clamps. I have a 4" mopar lift on the jeep.
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you can leave the clamps if you cant get them off.
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Like most w/ auto tranny I had the same thing happen.
What I found amazing was that a Woods driveshaft was actually cheaper than the OEM and no clearance issues with auto tranny pan when flexing.
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#1 - You will be just fine.

#2 - If it does fail you can easily remove it and get home with the rear. Crawl under and take a look at what it will take to get it off of there. Pretty simple. Just make sure you have the right tools in your kit.

How much lift do you have on your rig? Its hard to tell in your avatar. I was running a cheapo 4" and tore the boot and even sliced a groove in the stock front drive shaft where it was hitting on the crossmember skid. I knew it was a matter of time on mine and it still lasted 2 years. When I upgraded it was still good, I just had the extra money to go ahead and upgrade (Poly) front and rear so I did.
That's good and reassuring to hear, I tore mine at Jeep Beach last Saturday and I will be wheeling on the 27th of May. So my concern was should I replace it before then. Think I will just keep a close eye on it and see how it does.

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tore mine apart at jeep beach too on the big obstacle the exhaust crossover got pushed up in there. exhaust is now 1/2 the diameter. are you guys running in any mud with a torn boot or just rocks and getting good use out of them?

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I pretty much keep mud in there and it's been fine for over a year.

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Yeah I have the tools it's only a rubber boot I could cut with a knife, and I'll just get tin snips for the clamps.
I think he was talking about tools to remove the entire front drive shaft.

IIRC, it's always spinning, even in 2WD, so if it does fail, you're prob not going to be able to drive unless it's been removed.
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I pretty much keep mud in there and it's been fine for over a year.
thanks, i hope im as lucky

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IIRC, it's always spinning, even in 2WD, so if it does fail, you're prob not going to be able to drive unless it's been removed.
It is always spinning and if it get's badly hosed to the point of binding you can include in your worries the chance it will bust the transfer case all to hell. Good idea to fix the bloody thing rather than run the risk. A good double cardan is cheaper than a new t-case.
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