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Exclamation Need Front Driveline

Well I finally need to upgrade to an aftermarket driveline. My only problem is finding somewhere local to get one. Reel and Woods are oftly proud of thier products$$$$$ So I was wondereing if anyone knew of a local shop that does good work.

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I have seen Banning Driveline at the Pomona Expo.


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Before I moved out of state, I had some work done at Drivelines Inc. They were pretty reasonable with prices. They're located in Mission Viejo.

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A good used one will get you another two years if you find someone giving one away or selling one for cheap.


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Are you looking for a cheaper drive shaft or a cheaper installer?

I just made the trip to Pomona to visit J.E. Reel for a new front drive shaft.

My two cents worth. I didn't want to compromise on my driveline. The Reel drive shaft fits great, is easy to maintain, and doesn't rub under flex. It is also proven over miles of use as it was the first after market drive shaft available for the JK. JE Reel is local to us and Jim stands by his product. Due to the ease of maintenance factor, replaceable parts and durability, I expect this shaft to be cheaper over the long run. I'd give him a call and get a quote. He can recommend his installer in Pomona (I used) or one by you.
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Thanks for all the help guys, I am not looking for an installer rather a good shop that doesn't want close to 500 bones for a driveshaft.

Maybee I'l never find that, but it is what I am looking for.

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What year is your JK? Does it have a warranty still on the driveshaft? If it does why are you changing it out?


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Are you looking for a cheaper drive shaft or a cheaper installer?

I just made the trip to Pomona to visit J.E. Reel for a new front drive shaft.

My two cents worth. I didn't want to compromise on my driveline. The Reel drive shaft fits great, is easy to maintain, and doesn't rub under flex. It is also proven over miles of use as it was the first after market drive shaft available for the JK. JE Reel is local to us and Jim stands by his product. Due to the ease of maintenance factor, replaceable parts and durability, I expect this shaft to be cheaper over the long run. I'd give him a call and get a quote. He can recommend his installer in Pomona (I used) or one by you.
I'm on the verge of having to rebuild my JE Reel front driveshaft for the second time (1st time was only 8 months ago), and the rear one for the first time . . . 2 years / 35,000 miles . . . if there is another vendor who has drivelines that last longer, I'd switch.

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I'm on the verge of having to rebuild my JE Reel front driveshaft for the second time (1st time was only 8 months ago), and the rear one for the first time . . . 2 years / 35,000 miles . . . if there is another vendor who has drivelines that last longer, I'd switch.
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My tom woods have been trouble free and are very low maintenance
This is what I am talking about!

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What year is your JK? Does it have a warranty still on the driveshaft? If it does why are you changing it out?
It's a 07, and the CV Joint at the transfer case grenaded!

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i think my tomwoods were like 900 to my door from phil at tril duty


and that was for both front and rear

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When I lifted my wife's Tahoe - we had to have the driveshaft extended almost 2 inches. It was really cheap to do. Have you looked into that option instead?

I think to extend the driveshaft and re-balance it was under $300.
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i think my tomwoods were like 900 to my door from phil at tril duty


and that was for both front and rear
Definitely the way to go. Dirty abuses his and it still works.


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My front Woods just got rebuilt yesterday.
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This maybe to late but try Inland Empire Driveline. I've heard they build pretty good chit!
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It turns out that the ball and socket portion of the CV joint in my rear JE Reel drive shaft was trashed. I took it apart to see if I could fix it, but since it needed new parts welded to it, I took it to Driveline * Vista in Vista, Ca for a rebuild (they also rebuilt my front DS). The turn around time: less than 1-day.





That metal post extends into the ball of the CV; the post is suppose to be machine-finished smooth -- mine has grooves; that's one of the parts that has to be replaced.

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