Your Jeep Driveshaft

Extended Front Driveshaft

Admittedly, Jeep off roading is not really driveshaft friendly, thus the reason why we need a drive shaft strong enough to bear the extra stress without overweighting our Jeep. Our driveshaft is the carrier of our torque, which makes them center stage for abuse and subject to torsion and shear stress.

Ground clearance and/or high pinion differentials are the only real options for protecting driveshaft’s. Keeping them out of harms way whenever possible is the safest bet. When you think of your Jeep’s driveshaft, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

The Extended Front Driveshaft shown above is a Custom extended driveshaft which are required with a 6″ suspension lift.

Written by Andrew

"You're telling me it's got four wheels, two seats and goes faster than the speed limit? Good, I'm driving."


  1. You ain’t just whistling Dixie! I replaced my original drive shaft twice before realizing that I needed a heavier one than I had for the type of driving that I do. I have pretty good ground clearance so I’ll be checking into high pinion differentials to see if it will help. I appreciate all of the tips you so tirelessly offer.


  2. I found out about this the first time I took my new Jeep off road. It looked like I had pretty good clearance but it didn’t take me long to figure out I need to make some modifications. I scraped the drive shaft pretty good but my mechanic told me it was pretty superficial so I didn’t have to worry about changing it. Next time out the upgrades should protect it.


  3. You can tell me about this, but I already know. I had to replace mine, but I took that opportunity to upgrade with a lift kit and larger tires too. I’ll be more careful now to make sure I have the clearance I need.


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