This section covers axles, differentials, and drive shafts.....perhaps some
of the most frequently broken components in your vehicle. Taking good care
of them is essential to getting home from the trail without doing your wrenching
on the trail. Lots of folks swap in after market axles from major axle
companies, such as Currie Enterprises. Other folks prefer to pick through
the remains at the local junk yards in hope of finding one suitable for putting
under their TJ. A double cardan drive shaft (commonly called a CV drive
shaft) is needed once your suspension lift exceeds about 3 inches. With it
comes the need for a SYE (slip yoke eliminator) which helps reduce the overall
length of the transfer case and thus allows for a longer driveshaft.
Lockers and limited slip differentials are very helpful upgrades and which one
is right for you depends greatly on where you live and what you intend to do
with your TJ.
Common Maintenance Info
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