What parts to buy first, and Tom Wood driveshaft questions

Mar 17, 2018
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
#1
Okay so Im having trouble on which parts to buy first. Im listing them as what I think I need first. I have 4" currie lift so it comes with adjustable rear control arms both upper and lower.

1. Tom wood SYE kit and Driveshaft.
Whats the difference between Super-Short $720/Super-duty $595/Advanced adapters $545? Which SYE kit is better? Should I go with XB or XC driveshaft?
http://www.4xshaft.com/index.asp

2. Savvy 1.25" BL along with 1" MML to complete my 4" Currie Lift
https://savvyoffroad.com/product/sav-bltj/

http://browndogindustries.com/C2883-1-Jeep-Wrangler-TJ-6-Cylinder-1-Inch-Motor-Mount-Lifts-Poly.aspx

3. Metal cloak Adjustable rear Track bar (Currie TB almost Double the cost of MC I have a ton of parts to buy)
https://metalcloak.com/tj-lj-rear-durotrak-track-bar.html

4. Auto-Rust Rear Track Bar mount (My mount needs replacing not cracked just ugly welds from previous cracks)
https://www.quadratec.com/p/auto-ru...MI06OBwMTL3wIVFrvsCh37MwzIEAkYEyABEgLg5fD_BwE

5. Rancho 5000x shocks
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JBLRGH8/?tag=wranglerorg-20

Would the Savvy 1.25" Body Lift Affect the length of the drive shaft? Would I have to first install the Body lift then take measurements for new Tom wood drive shaft?
 

jodomcfrodo

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Feb 24, 2016
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#7
I would get a JB conversions Super Short SYE. You have to mess around with the speedo, but it'll save you a hassle if you ever decide to get a Tummy Tuck. With the Savvy BL, adjustable control arms, and the 1" MML, you could install a TT with very little extra effort or parts. You don't want to have to change your SYE again if you go that route in the future.

3 years ago when I had my lift and advanced adapters SYE installed, I had no intentions of getting a TT. It cost me around $500 to change over to a JB conversions SS SYE when I had my TT installed a few weeks ago. And anyway, any driveshaft length you can get is useful.
 
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Mar 17, 2018
302
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
#9
I would get a JB conversions Super Short SYE. You have to mess around with the speedo, but it'll save you a hassle if you ever decide to get a Tummy Tuck. With the Savvy BL, adjustable control arms, and the 1" MML, you could install a TT with very little extra effort or parts. You don't want to have to change your SYE again if you go that route in the future.

3 years ago when I had my lift and advanced adapters SYE installed, I had no intentions of getting a TT. It cost me around $500 to change over to a JB conversions SS SYE when I had my TT installed a few weeks ago. And anyway, any driveshaft length you can get is useful.
I am planning on a TT in the future since I’m going to have the BL and MML like you said. I appreciate that. Will save me hundres by getting the JB conversion.
 
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06TJ35's
Mar 17, 2018
302
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
#12
Definitely stick with rubber there. Polyurethane motor or transmission mount bushings transmit a lot more vibration without a corresponding benefit.
Great thanks!
Also which driveshaft is preferred XB or XC. I know in the Tom wood webpage they say the XB is the longest lasting and best value but I would like to get more feedback on that?
 

Jerry Bransford

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Nov 9, 2015
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#13
Great thanks!
Also which driveshaft is preferred XB or XC. I know in the Tom wood webpage they say the XB is the longest lasting and best value but I would like to get more feedback on that?
Personally I'd go for the sealed XB. Unless you do a lot of deep soupy mud the shaft splines don't need greasing thar often. Both of my TW shafts use the XB setup.
 
Mar 29, 2018
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Northern WI
#14
I went with the long travel exposed spline since I've ripped the boot on previous shafts.

The joints I choose Spicer sealed since I've had poor luck with greasable in the past (I'm not going to claim that I did maintaince on them ;)).

And finally low profile grease fittings on the splines instead of the nipple that comes standard.