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Old August 27th, 2004, 12:44 PM
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where did you buy your tom woods driveshaft

duplicate post on dweb (sorry)

looking for a vendor for tom woods front driveshaft for d1 with adapter plate.

thanks.
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Old August 27th, 2004, 12:56 PM
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I assume directly from Tom?

http://www.4xshaft.com/

what's the plate for?

Rob
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Old August 27th, 2004, 01:26 PM
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TW double double

Got mine direct from Tom Woods, double double carden front drive shaft, 1990 range rover.
DW
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Old August 27th, 2004, 02:11 PM
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golly.
that was obvious.

don't i get to spark any tom woods vs GBR debate?

i'm pretty much leaning towards tom woods because i can't stand the green paint. that and the fact that TW has a really good reputation with other applications.

any thoughts?
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Old August 27th, 2004, 03:31 PM
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I like the Disco2 front driveshaft with greaseable u-joints installed into the CV end. Bill Davis @ GBR sells rebuilt Disco2 front shafts. I much prefer to a Six States or Tom Woods CV shaft.

Also, I think you're getting ahead of yourself. You might not even get vibes. try the lift first and see if you get vibes or not.
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Old August 27th, 2004, 04:18 PM
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Did you get a Disco2, Jack?

Rob
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Old August 27th, 2004, 08:47 PM
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you think?

i figured with that much lift front driveshaft was a must for d1.

maybe it's just piece of mind having a stronger unit down there period.
but i suppose if that's what i'm going for i should probably go ahead and get front AND rear.

opinions?
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Old August 27th, 2004, 10:03 PM
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Jack - the whole reason for going DC on the front is for better driveline angles...not extra strength. The durability is a plus, but this is likely negated by the extra u-joint.

John - I am not sure if I got my facts straight, but I believe Bill rebuilds his D2 shafts with a bigger DC on the output flange side. It is supposedly much more beefy than that stocker D2 DC. I could have my facts mixed up though. What I can tell you for sure is that I am running a stocker D2 DC front shaft and I get vibes at 26-30 and 50 MPH. I will likely put back on the stocker D1 shaft and see if it resolves as soon as I correct the radius arms.
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Old August 27th, 2004, 10:35 PM
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Bill has many different driveshafts, but he also sells rebuilt Disco2 front shafts (stocker Disco2 front shaft with greaseable U-joints in the transfer case end).

I don't like the CV rear driveshafts, as you have to point the pinion up very high to get the correct angle on the pinion end of the rear driveshaft. This can starve the pinion bearing and fry it. Also, the fill plug on the rear axle is very low and so if you fill the rear diff to the fill plug hole, the rear diff will be underfilled. An underfilled rear combined with a starved pinion bearing is not good.
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Old August 29th, 2004, 07:52 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johnlee
I don't like the CV rear driveshafts, as you have to point the pinion up very high to get the correct angle on the pinion end of the rear driveshaft


Not to mention the fact that the springs are seriously arched at this point. And you may have to raise your upper shock mounts or larger bump stops to prevent bottoming out the shocks.
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Old August 30th, 2004, 06:17 AM
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If the CV rear driveshaft is no good, what are people using? I don't think this will be a problem for me I'm just wondering.
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Old September 2nd, 2004, 04:29 PM
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I think CV's are fine. I was considering putting mine back on this winter. If I do, I am going to build some new spring perches so the spring doesn't look like a banana. Haven't made up my mind up yet. My setup works fine right now. My dad always used to say "If it's not broken, don't fix it."
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