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Adams Driveshaft Extreme Duty Series Front 1310 CV Driveshaft with Solid U-Joints (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Video Review & Installation

      Ryan: The Adams Driveshaft Extreme Duty Front 1310 Solid CV Driveshaft with Flange is for those of you that have a 2017 to 2018 JK that are looking to replace your front driveshaft because you need one that's longer or stronger or your factory one is worn out and as you may know, that isn't going to be completely serviceable for you. So, swapping it out with one like this will allow you to service it in the future. This is going to be a nice easy one out of three-wrench installation, especially because Adams does include this flange that you need on the transfer case side of the driveshaft, you have everything you need to get this installed. Very easy install and we'll talk you through it in just a second.So, like I said, the factory driveshaft on the front of your JK is not going to be serviceable. So, whether you didn't install an exhaust spacer and you melted the boot and that caused a problem or the U-joint itself started to wear out or whatever the case may be, if you need a replacement, this is going to be a very nice choice for you. This is very strong, very beefy, it's going to be longer, it's going to support up to six inches of lift. It is still going to be a CV or constant velocity driveshaft, that's going to be on this end here, we have a centering ball, and you have two different U-joints here. You're also going to have your U-joint down on this side as well. All of these U-joints are the non-serviceable type so they're not going to be greasable which is actually going to be a good thing if you're looking for strength because the U-joints aren't drilled through the center for the grease passages so these U-joints are actually going to be a little bit stronger. So, the U-joint itself isn't going to be serviceable, however, the driveshaft is serviceable because you have your normal style clips that will allow you to remove the U-joints and pop new ones in should you ever need to do so. That's the part that your factory driveshaft doesn't allow you to do. If you wanted to remove the factory U-joint and service that factory driveshaft, you actually have to drill out or mill out the clips that hold that driveshaft into place because it's not designed to be remote.So, this is going to provide you with a ton of strength, some additional length, it is going to allow you to swap out the U-joints if you need to. You shouldn't need to because these are really designed to last a very, very long time, they're sealed, they're non-greasable. The centering wall itself is greasable, however, which is a good thing. Then you have another Zerk fitting down here and that's going to allow you to put some grease in the driveshaft so that as it opens and closes or gets longer and shorter as the suspension travels, you're gonna be able to grease these splines here. So, a ton of strength here, really high-quality piece. This is really the go-to driveshaft if you're looking for a new front driveshaft for your JK and it's very affordably priced, very, very strong. Speaking of the price, this comes in at right around $500 which I think is a very good deal for the quality that you're going to get. So, I mentioned before it's gonna be a pretty easy installation for you, now let's show you how to do it.Man: Tools required for this installation are going to be a half-inch, 3/8, and quarter-inch drive, various extensions. This is an 8-millimeter socket, this is actually a 12.5/16 socket, 15 and a one-inch and 5/16 socket, followed up by a flathead screwdriver, pry bar, and a soft rubber mallet. Optional is going to be this air ratchet and impact. I strongly suggest using this Loctite.All right. To uninstall our front driveshaft for our Jeep JK, to start off, I have an 8-millimeter socket on the end of my quarter-inch drive and I'm going to remove all the bolts holding in our driveshaft to our transfer case itself. So, let's start removing these bolts. All right. So, I have my air ratchet, my quarter-inch air ratchet, I'm just going to start moving all these bolts. And you can see that there is a little horseshoe holding both of them in place like that. All right. Now, we're gonna be removing the four 15-millimeter bolts holding the front of the driveshaft into our differential. Now, I can just grab a wheel here, spin it, and that'll move my flange. You see there is a little thread lock in there. We are gonna be reusing this hardware so keep this to the side.All right. So, with all of our bolts removed out of our driveshaft front and rear flange, you can see that the only thing holding our driveshaft into the output shaft of our transfer case is a little bit of pressure and some tight clearances. I'm going to take a soft rubber mallet and just hit this part of the driveshaft here in hopes that I can get a little bit of clearance and then I can get a pry bar and separate it the rest of the way. Let's go ahead and hit it. There we go. Just saw it open up a little bit here, squeeze my pry bar in there. All right. There we go. You can see that that's free. And now we're gonna move to the front here. All right. So, to get this driveshaft out the rest of the way, I'm going to put a hand back here on the shaft that we just took off and then I'm going to use a pry bar and just pry this shaft which looks like it's already broken free, compress the shaft a little bit, and there we go. Shift and come out. And there is your old stock driveshaft.All right. Now, we're going to take an inch and 5/16 socket here and we're going to remove the nut holding this flange onto the output shaft of our transfer case. Make sure you hold onto this nut too. We are going to reuse it. All right so we have to remove this flange from our transfer case and what I have here again is my soft rubber mallet. I'm just going to hit all around the corners and try to open up a little spot for my flathead screwdriver so I can get between the flange and the transfer case itself. And then we can open it up even more. All right. So, now we're gonna give this couple more whacks. And you can see if you hit it in the right spot it will come right out. And then also inside of here is a large O-ring, we're gonna keep that as well.All right. So, what we're gonna do now is bring our new flange up. Insert our O-ring first. Make sure that's nice and seated in there. So, that's the way you want your O-ring seated on your new flange. And we're just going to make sure our splines slip right in and follow that up with our factory inch and 5/16 nut. I'm just gonna get a couple of these threads started here and then finish off with that socket. Make sure my socket can still get in there and it does. And you're going to make sure this is nice and tight. All right. And that'll do it.So, before we start bolting our new Adams Driveshaft driveshaft up to our Jeep, I wanna talk about a little bit about thread locker. Now Adams Driveshaft does include this little packet of red thread locker. Now, I'm not going to put it on because we are gonna take this driveshaft right back out and return it to stock, but I highly recommend that you do use this or use the thread locker or Loctite that you're used to at home because this is a spinning, moving, vibrating part. So, let's get that driveshaft in.All right. So, with our flange installed, now we're going to bring in our new driveshaft. I'm going to connect the output shaft of our transfer case first. I'm gonna make sure that this U-joint sits into that new flange just right. Just like that. Now, I'm going to start our new hardware. Spin this a little bit so I can get that other side in. Then I'm spin another 180 and start that other side. All right. You will notice that the head of this is a 12-point, that's a 12.5/16. Can start to tighten this up now. All right. You're gonna wanna make sure that these are tight all the way around. All right. Now, we're gonna move on to the front.All right. What we're gonna do now is attach the front of our driveshaft to our front differential. And I'm just going to start my stock factory hardware, with a few threads first. Again, there is some Blue Loctite left on here but I recommend freshening that up just a little bit. There's two of four, there's a third, and a fourth one on top. This is a 15-millimeter bolt. Go ahead and tighten all these up. I'm gonna go in a cross pattern.Hey, guys, that's gonna wrap up my install of the Adams Driveshaft Extreme Duty Front Driveshaft for your Jeep JK. And for all things Wrangler, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation

      Features

      • Driveshaft Heavy Duty Front 1310
      • Injects Durability Into Your Jeep for Serious Off-Roading
      • Fits Up to A 4.5-Inch Lift
      • Custom Made to Accommodate Your JK Jeep
      • Works with Up to 37 Inch Tall Tires
      • Made in the USA
      • Lifetime Structural Warranty
      • Easy Installation
      • Fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

      Description

      Sturdy Driveshaft. Enable Your Jeep JK to handle the off-road terrain with ease using the sturdiest front driveshaft on the market. The Adams Driveshaft Extreme Duty Front 1310 Solid CV Driveshaft with Flange is an excellent replacement for old OEM front driveshafts and offers improved durability over the stock unit for your off-road adventures.

      Quality and Driveshaft Ability. The front driveshaft is built to withstand serious off-road thrashing and delivers the strength it takes to handle a 4.5-inch lift with beefy tires. Each front driveshaft is custom built to a specific Jeep and works with anything up to a 37-inch tall tire. Every driveshaft is meticulously measured, built and welded for strength and durability here in the USA.

      Lifetime Structural Warranty. The front driveshaft comes with a lifetime structural warranty that covers breakage, material defects and poor workmanship. For the possible limitations of this warranty, please visit the manufacturer’s website.

      Easy Installation. Front driveshaft installation should take approximately 2 hours and requires only common tools for competition.

      Application. The Adams Driveshaft Extreme Duty Front 1310 Solid CV Driveshaft with Flange fits 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.

      Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

      Adams Driveshaft ASDJK-1310F-S

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Driveshaft
      • (1) Output Shaft Yoke
      • Set of Grade 10 CV Bolts
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