Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
2008 Jeep Wrangler 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 15600 miles
I just recently purchased a used 2008 wrangler with a 4in lift. I took it in to my neighborhood mechanic and he said that my front drive shaft and rear yoke are binding as a result of my lift. How do I fix this?
Not trying to be "Dad" or anything, I raised my CJ 5, 1 inch (according to the specs) My Baby was squatting in the back terribly and the front was not wonderful either......So I did a spring lift, after talking to the manufacturer, he assured me that "Their" springs were heavier than stock and I would never have the squatting issue again (they did not offer heavier stock springs, just these--on up).............Dang, after what I had,..................this was like getting a 6" lift.....I am so happy!
I've heard and seen, bad things with extreme lifts, Safe Drivability, would be my main concern---followed by Extreme parts wear and damage
"STUPID PLEA", I know,................. Ease DOWN on your lift, not make it a lowrider, but nearer to stock.......I love my 2, they will be around a lot longer, if I continue to care for them!
It might be possible to "Wedge" your axles, at the springs which will "AIM" your differential yokes more toward the transfer case
This would relieve Bindage on the driveshaft at both "U" joint locations.
At low speed--crawling--etc, you might be fine
HOWEVER, With Highway driving, THIS IS GOING TO AFFECT OTHER STUFF, THAT WAS NOT ENGINEERED INTO YOUR RIG......AND THIS "STUFF" COULD BE DANGEROUS......IF COMPETENT PERSONNEL DO NOT ARRANGE IT CORRECTLY AND SAFELY.
What I am talking about now is the "CAMBER"----"CASTOR"---AND "TOE" of your front end............changing that angle will change all of the above.......A good alignment shop may be able to help with this...........some refuse to do it for liability reasons.
I do not have any idea, what effect the rear axle will have!
Please reply with results/ comments/ etc
"MR. JEEP" and "WILLY".........I've Had 7, Total, never had a car! NOTICE LIFTAGE ON BOTH!
This ones---33 YEARS OLD!
THIS ONE'S 64 YEARS OLD
December, 13, 2010 AT 2:35 PM
If your JK's an automatic then the stock driveshaft will rub against the trans oil pan on lifted vehicles causing the rubber boot on the CV joint to tear. Eventually you'll lose all the grease from the joint and it will fail. The solution is to go with an aftermarket driveshaft which is designed to clear this well-known obstacle on lifted automatics.
Also, the stock driveshafts don't handle the increase in pinion angle associated with lifts well, particularly the stock rear shafts on the SWB 2-doors. Again, the solution is to replace the shafts with aftermarket ones which are designed with lifts in mind. The stock shaftes are known to be weak and prone to twisting anyway, particularly if you're running big tires and do a lot of low-range rock crawling and mudding.