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Which Tatton Shaft?

Apparently there is a high speed cv front shaft as well as a Std. cv with u joints. This is my daily driver and I live in Florida where there is many more highways and malls than rocks and fun. does anyone have experience with either of these two or that can tell me the difference (other than the $75)

I'm looking at purchasing later tonight or tomorrow based upon replies. Thank you for your help.


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I don't know what year & model JK you have, but looking them over I'd be tempted to with the "high speed" shaft as He retains the rzeppa joint at the t-case. It appears from the photo he's developed a boot that will survive high misalignment on a lifted rig.

JMHO, of course, but the rzeppa joints on a JK are a far better design than the old fashioned u-joints we all use with our aftermarket shafts. They're stronger and far smoother. I knew it was just a matter of time before someone solved the boot problem on the front shaft and developed the rzeppas into a better JK shaft.

Only warning I'd give you regards Tatton shafts. Back in Spring '09 I got a set of them with my first lift as a package deal. Problems with both. The front was off-center about .050" and out of balance. The rear one has CV issues, the "H" is screwed up and it has a binding center ball. I had Off Again in Farmington correct the front one. I finally threw up my hands and ordered a set of Tom Woods shafts as replacements and have been good to go. I kept the Tattons as spares. YMMV, of course.

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Thanks for the reply, I will consider your advice but will probably still got with Tatton for the spicer ujoints and overall satisfaction . . though his grammer does concern me a little. If I have any issues I will probably go TW as well but I like what I see/hear w/ Tatton (plus all American which weighs in a little). I will probably fork over the extra $75 as well . . to do it tight the first time.

FTR I have a 2009 2dr X w/ 4" Rancho sport lift.

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I run the standard Tatton shaft with the traditional double cardin. 37s 5.5 LA and its my daily driver. you do have to be vigilant on greasing every 3000 miles or so, and use a grease with a high drop point.

Also, I did blow a cardin due to my own inexperience when I first got it, used cheap grease and it dried out. Excellent customer service, he fixed it with no charge other than me shipping it back despite the fact that it was my fault. so that goes a long way too.

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I run the standard Tatton shaft with the traditional double cardin. 37s 5.5 LA and its my daily driver. you do have to be vigilant on greasing every 3000 miles or so, and use a grease with a high drop point.

Also, I did blow a cardin due to my own inexperience when I first got it, used cheap grease and it dried out. Excellent customer service, he fixed it with no charge other than me shipping it back despite the fact that it was my fault. so that goes a long way too.
I run a front Adams and have 0 problems. It does retain the yoke and flange at the diff.

What grease do you recommend ?


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I've searched and can't find any info on the Tatton/Rzeppa shaft. Does anyone have a link to a pic and more info?

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I run the standard Tatton shaft with the traditional double cardin. 37s 5.5 LA and its my daily driver. you do have to be vigilant on greasing every 3000 miles or so, and use a grease with a high drop point.

Also, I did blow a cardin due to my own inexperience when I first got it, used cheap grease and it dried out. Excellent customer service, he fixed it with no charge other than me shipping it back despite the fact that it was my fault. so that goes a long way too.
How long did you have yours and who did you talk with? Mine decided to take a shit yesterday and have had it on less than. A year and less than 5k miles. I'm leaning towards the Woods DS, but if I can get this one fixed it'll help me for the mean time.

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I've searched and can't find any info on the Tatton/Rzeppa shaft. Does anyone have a link to a pic and more info?
This is the "high speed" shaft I was referring to. I cannot find any information on it either. I offered him $800 for both this and the front shaft shipped . . Still waiting on a reply.

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What grease do you recommend ?


I've had good luck with Lucas Red. I think the drop point is above 500degrees, so it's pretty sticky.
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This is the "high speed" shaft I was referring to. I cannot find any information on it either. I offered him $800 for both this and the front shaft shipped . . Still waiting on a reply.
Hmm. I would like to know how much of an angle the Cv will take. Assuming a rzeppa joint Is a rzeppa joint and there would be no difference then stock ?


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I use the Lucas red as well. Recommend it.


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Lucas it is .... Thanks


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