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post #1 of 6 Old 12-01-2018, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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New or stock driveshaft with 5inch lift

Hello guys! I recently installed a 3in suspension lift. Relocated the control arms but reused the stock ones. It already had 2in spring spacers so total is 5in. My Jeep is driving well except for it grinds and jumps when coming to a stop. I figured this could be driveshaft issue. Is a 5in lift too much for the stock driveshaft? Or could this be a completely different issue? Thanks!

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-02-2018, 09:27 AM
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Not sure if the front driveshaft is the cause of your problems now, but it will become a problem. I went through 2 stock ones (first one the joint wore out, and the second one pretzeled and snapped on me) before I got a local driveline shop to make one for me. Pretty much the exact same thing as a Tom woods or an adams, but it was assembled by a local guy.

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Just curious, why did you go with 5 inches? What size tire are you running and what area are you wheeling? I have Adams driveshaft with 3.5” of lift, flat fenders and 37s.


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I'm running 37x12.5r18 tires. I'm in East Tennessee, so I run alot of mountains. I had a friend install the 3in lift kit for me and he didn't realize that it had the two inch spacers over the coil springs. I didn't mean for it to be a 5in lift! But I think I will remove the spacers and just run the suspension lift.
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I'm running 37x12.5r18 tires. I'm in East Tennessee, so I run alot of mountains. I had a friend install the 3in lift kit for me and he didn't realize that it had the two inch spacers over the coil springs. I didn't mean for it to be a 5in lift! But I think I will remove the spacers and just run the suspension lift.


That’s a smart idea. I think the 3-4” range is high enough on a jku with 37s. I wheel in NC so some of the terrain is similar when I get out in the western part of the state
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5 is to much for a stock front shaft. We've seen them eat their self with just 2.5" of lift. They do not like angles.

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