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post #1 of 10 Old 02-26-2012, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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exhaust hitting my front drive shaft

I know i know.....replace my front drive shaft.....BUT i was just wondering if there was anyone here that has moved there exhaust to go behind the cross memeber instead. I have a 4.5 lift on my jk 4 door and its a manual. in the rear i have my budget boost kit on but on the front at full flex itll hit. So im now at the point where i have new brake lines and wanting to put the 2.5 spacer in the front. I have 37"s on it now and i have 38.5 comming in next week and want to get it all on. Ill worry about the drive shaft later but before summer.
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-26-2012, 06:33 PM
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Price a driveshaft then price doing the exhaust work now and a driveshaft later.

Pretty sure the driveshaft is cheaper.

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for a 2012? just get the tera spacers to move the exhaust back for a cheap fix or buy the afe Y pipe for more clearence.
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Another thing to consider is even though you get the exhaust spacer to clear the Stock DS from hitting the pipe, you also have to consider the Rzeppa flange on the transfer case side. With that much lift the DS at the TC will be at an extreme angle that could cause premature wear on that flange that will eventually cause the grease to leak out and the flange/bearing to fail...Would hate for the DS to fail while flexing out in the trail....
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It's a 2007.......

Yea the angle will be out of control. But don't go crazy winter wheelin to get flexed out.

Yes the driveshaft will probably be cheaper in the long run too. Just wasn't sure if anyone has done that on here
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what options are available for driveshafts for the JK with 4" + of lift? besides Woods.
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Another thing to consider is even though you get the exhaust spacer to clear the Stock DS from hitting the pipe, you also have to consider the Rzeppa flange on the transfer case side. With that much lift the DS at the TC will be at an extreme angle that could cause premature wear on that flange that will eventually cause the grease to leak out and the flange/bearing to fail...Would hate for the DS to fail while flexing out in the trail....
I noticed grease spots after only a few hundred street-driven miles. With 4.5" of lift the angle was a little over 14deg and was just too much. This combined with the DS hitting the exhaust as OP mentions at full droop = new DS needed.
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what options are available for driveshafts for the JK with 4" + of lift? besides Woods.
There are quite a few options out there other than Woods.

Adams
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We carry Adams and TeraFlex Driveshafts. Adams is only $325 shipped to your door. They use Spicer joints and are really tough. I had my whole jeep sitting on mine this weekend (twice)...

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

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There are quite a few options out there other than Woods.

Adams
Coast
JE Reel
Tatton
TeraFlex
Have one made at a local shop


We carry Adams and TeraFlex Driveshafts. Adams is only $325 shipped to your door. They use Spicer joints and are really tough. I had my whole jeep sitting on mine this weekend (twice)...

http://stomperoffroad.com/adams-jk-f...ive-shaft.html
Great! Thanks for the info. Much better than the $500-$600 ones I have seen so far.

Ill look into all these options.
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Install limiting straps to limit your droop.
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