The Jeep Technical drive shaft pages feature articles about
various drive shafts used in Jeep vehicles and basic information
about drive shafts.
Do It Yourself Drive Shaft Tech
Don't be afraid! It's only metal. Shortening, lengthening, and re-tubing your own drive shaft is
not very hard, but you won't be able to balance the shaft at home. The methods shown in this
article are geared towards trail Jeeps that rarely see pavement and to trail repairs on any vehicle.
Project SkyMiles "Phase II"
Project SkyMiles "Phase II" is a combination of upgrades designed to strengthen the Cherokee XJ,
make it more versatile, and position the Jeep for future upgrades. The main pillars of Phase II
are the addition of a Klune-V 4:1 planetary underdrive and the switch to a Dana 44 rear axle.
The upgrade was far from a simple two-step upgrade, however.
Is it possible to build a YJ with a spring over suspension, 35x12.5 Swamper SSRs, Dana 44 axles, a Detroit Locker in the rear, an ARB in the front, a ladder bar, high steering, an Atlas tranfer case and more, in a month, on a tight budget, in an average garage? Yes!
South Bay Driveline Extreme Slip Drive Shafts
Extreme articulation demands extreme drive shafts, an Extreme Slip Driveline
from South Bay Driveline to be exact. Project Money Pit gets some Revolver
Shackles and the long spline drive shaft it needs for the big tire droop.
Drive Shaft Basics
There are many subtle things about a drive shaft and the
conditions it operates in that will greatly effect how well
the drive shaft performs. These subtle variables may have a
profound impact upon the life of the drive shaft
components, the amount of vibration the driveshaft
produces, and whether or not the drive shaft is even
capable of meeting your vehicles specific requirements.
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