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What to look for in a new drive shaft

My front drive shaft is starting to die, so what should I look for in a new drive shaft when I replace it? I'm thinking 1310 spicer joints, but what else?
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Just get a woods shaft and you'll be happy.
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look up tattons driveshaft phone number he will set you up right cheap too

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Just get a woods shaft and you'll be happy.
Woods makes a few different styles of shafts... just curious what qualities to look for. I know woods shafts are good, but I want to know what parts go into making a good ds for a lifted jk.
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https://jkowners.com/forum/showthread...ghlight=Tatton

I'd stick to 1310 and Tatton makes a great shaft. We sell more than a handful each week.

The post above has lots of information in it and happy customers running his stuff.

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Woods makes a few different styles of shafts... just curious what qualities to look for. I know woods shafts are good, but I want to know what parts go into making a good ds for a lifted jk.
Sorry for the short reply and lack of actually answering the question. I haven't looked at the Tatton. I chose woods because they are highly recommended and the customer service is great. They also have greaseable U Joints, you can get them with any DS. You want your drive shaft to attach directly to you transfer case and flange. You do not want any type of adapters between the flange or Tcase. Make sure you get the correct length, also very important. You can really go to just about any shop and have a good one made, but it's all preference. Thats about all I have.
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JE Reel is doing CV's now. CV's articulate better and are stronger than U's.

http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techart...ion/index.html
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JE Reel is doing CV's now. CV's articulate better and are stronger than U's.

http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techart...ion/index.html
Too bad they are for trails only. Then comes the debate about the weakest link.......
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Why go with 1310s, 1350s are alot stronger and dont cost that much more? We run woods, no vibes 30,000 miles. Broke a zerk called for a new u joint, sent me one out free. Good service, cant beat that, free.


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Too bad they are for trails only. Then comes the debate about the weakest link.......
Where did you see that? The JE Reel website is down and Quadratec makes no mention of it.

A CV is always better than a U. U's bind and cease and cause T-Case explosions. The weakest link is a moot point, getting rid of U-Joints is more important. Anytime you improve something there is a weaker link from ball joints to drive shafts and lockers.
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Read the article. At the bottom it mentions for trail use only. It was also mentioned when they first came out unless things changed. I'm not debating the weakest link, I'm far from an expert on such things but it usually come up on when mentioning the CV's.
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Read the article. At the bottom it mentions for trail use only. It was also mentioned when they first came out unless things changed. I'm not debating the weakest link, I'm far from an expert on such things but it usually come up on when mentioning the CV's.
The JE Reel website doesn't mention "offroad use only" and, don't forget, the stock shafts are CV's.
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IIRC the boot won't hold up to the heat generated by highway use. RCV was working on this solution as well but when I inquired about it at EJS they said it was still "in the works".
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IIRC the boot won't hold up to the heat generated by highway use. RCV was working on this solution as well but when I inquired about it at EJS they said it was still "in the works".
I guess since it is constantly at an angle it generates more heat than the RCV axle shafts which are mostly in line going down the road.
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