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Rugged Ridge Rear Driveshaft for 2 to 6 Inch Lift (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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      Product Information

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


      • Rear Driveshaft
      • 18 Pounds
      • No Hardware is Included
      • Includes a 5-Year Limited Warranty
      • Works with 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Models


      Specs. If your Jeep has between 2 and 6 inches of lift, and you're looking to buy a rear driveshaft, this part by Rugged Ridge may be just what you're looking for. It's designed to be a direct fit, which means you won't need to drill or do any particular type of modification to get it installed. It's also a necessary piece when you're using the slip yoke eliminator kit on new process 231.

      Construction. This rear driveshaft is brought to you by one of the leaders in this industry, Rugged Ridge, who has introduced hundreds and hundreds of high quality Jeep parts into the market. They also cover this and most of their parts with an impressive 5-year limited warranty.

      Application. This rear driveshaft works with 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Models with 2 - 6 inches of lift, Excluding Rubicon.

      Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

      MPN# 16592.05

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (6)

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      Ratings Summary

      3.5 out of 5 overall rating from 6 customers

      • June 08, 2019

        1 2000 Wrangler - ToyotaKilla77

        Save your money!!

        Have been through 2 drive shafts, last one lasted roughly 4 months!

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      • May 30, 2018

        4 2001 Wrangler - HagarG

        Heavy duty

        I have a 2 inch Puck lift on my tj. This fits like a glove. Did an sye and got this drive shaft. It's heavy nice welds and balanced nicely. Took away all the vibrations I had when doing 70.

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      • December 13, 2017

        2 2003 Wrangler - YianniA

        Unusual experience

        Good part, strong and sturdy. Problem is, I installed a SYE kit, this shaft, and all 8 adjustable control arms. And the jeep felt like it was about to fall apart at 40 mph. The vibrations were unbearable. I took the shaft to a driveline shop near me, they inferred that it was incredibly out of balance. Not something I wanted to deal with AFTER paying $550 for the part. I'm getting the part back today, will update after reinstallation of driveshaft.

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      • June 23, 2017

        5 1999 Wrangler - WyattS

        Great product!

        Easy enough to install and works great. Just put a 6 inch lift on my 99 TJ and needed this as well as an SYE. Driveshaft has plenty of grease fittings and looks to be made very well. I'm very pleased with this product.

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      • February 12, 2016

        5 1998 - Brad247

        Nice heavy duty driveline

        Only had it for a day but it's definitely a nice heavy duty driveline, plenty of grease fitting too!

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      • May 26, 2014

        4 2001 - stonesteve75

        Extreme off-road parts

        Nothing will explain extreme strength like a Omix driveshaft with u joints and perfect fit and I can not wait to find mud.

        Helpful (13)

      Questions & Answers (4 answers)

      4 Top Rated Questions

      Will this work with the 97 Jeep wrangler automatic transmission with a 2.5" lift?

      • This rear driveshaft works with 1997 - 2006 TJ Wranglers with 2 - 6 inches of lift, except for the Rubicon edition.

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      What is the extended length and the collapsed length of the drive shaft?

      • The most compact this will go is 2 inches and the largest is 6 inches.

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      I have a 3.5 inch lift on a 2000 tj. Can this product be installed to eliminate the vibration when starting from a full stop without a sye?

      • Hello, It would be our recommendation that you go with an SYE kit or you would still see DL vibration.

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      Mega Short Sye w/speed sensor I have a 99tj wrangler with 3" lift. Which drive shaft do I need to go with Mega Short Sye w/speed sensor 18676.72 Thanks

      • Hello, if you have the Rugged Ridge Mega Short Slip Yoke Eliminator Kit w/ Speed Sensor (87-06 Wrangler YJ & TJ) then you can use the Rugged Ridge Rear CV Driveshaft For Mega Short Slip Yoke Eliminator 18676.72 w/ 3.5 in. thru 6 in. Lift (97-06 Wrangler TJ) which you can find here:

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Driveshaft

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