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Rubicon Express CV Rear Driveshaft w/ NP231 Transfer Case w/ Slip Yoke Eliminator 16.5 In. (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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      Product Information

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


      • CV Rear Driveshaft
      • Steel
      • Pre-Balanced to Eliminate Driveline Vibrations
      • USA Made U-Joints
      • Fully Serviceable U-Joints with Grease Fittings
      • Rugged Steel Construction Can Withstand Extreme Use/Abuse
      • Slip Yolk Eliminator Prevents Driveline Bind on Lifted Jeeps
      • 16.5 Inches Long
      • 1 Rear CV Driveshaft3 Heavy Duty U-Joints
      • Works on Wranglers with a 3.5 - 6 Inch Lift
      • Designed for 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ with the NP231 Transfer Case


      Specs. Designed for lifted Wrangler TJ's, this 16.5 inch long Rubicon Express CV rear driveshaft has built-in slip yolk eliminator to allow enough operating angle to prevent driveline bind.

      Construction. This heavy duty steel CV driveshaft is pre-balanced to eliminate driveline vibrations. It also comes with heavy duty American made universal joints, which have grease fittings to allow for easy maintenance.

      Application. Fits 1997-2006 TJ Wranglers with the NP231 transfer case

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

      MPN# RE1860-165

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (3)

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      Ratings Summary

      3 out of 5 overall rating from 3 customers

      • February 15, 2020

        1 2002 Wrangler - Anonymous

        Went bad in 5 months!

        Purchased the driveshaft at the end of the summer. No issues until the CV seized causing u joint/yoke issues. Rubicon Express refused to provide any support. Local driveshaft company could not get it working either.

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      • December 13, 2017

        3 1998 Wrangler - Alex

        Not accurate

        Sturdy but Does not fit 98 TJ unless already have SYE on transfer case. No place to bolt this driveshaft on the factory transfer case. Had to order alloy USA SYE kit. Kind of misleading

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      • July 08, 2016

        5 2002 Wrangler - TJ200237x125

        Best DS on the market!!

        After looking around everywhere and having to potential spend a little under $1,000 not including installation of this, this was a steal. Install was straight forward and was a perfect fit. Eliminated a lot of the troubles from having my jeep lifted with some fattys.

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      Questions & Answers (8 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Will this eliminate the need to purchase a slip yoke elimination kit when installing a Rubicon Express 4.5 inch short arm lift on a 2001 tj 4.0 with a manual transmission?

      What size are the u joints on the pinion side and transfercase side? Also what is the calapsed length and extended length.?

      I just recently purchased my 2001 TJ it is a straight six with five speed manual transmission wondering if this kit will work for me? I will definitely be purchasing it along with the lift if it will not work please let me know. Either way I will still be purchasing the lift thankyou

      • As long as you have the NP231 transfer case and your lift is in between 3.5"-6" this will work.

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      Is this drive shaft compatible with the Crown RT24005 Slip Yoke Eliminator Kit for NP231?

      • The Rubicon Express CV Rear Driveshaft may be compatible with the slip yoke eliminator kit that you listed, however this will depend on a number of factors. it is recommended to measure for required driveshaft length due to variances in lift heights and load on the vehicle, which will effect required length.

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      does this come with a sye kit installed or do you have to buy a kit separate? if so what sye kit should i get?

      • The Rubicon Express CV Rear Driveshaft does not require additional parts.

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      3 More Questions
      I bought your rugged ridge sye to put in my auto trans 03 tj it has a 2in lift . Would this drive shaft be the one I should use? If not which one should I use? Preferably one that dosent cost 500$ I dont do any hardcore wheeling any more. 1 answer
      if I get this drive shaft is a CYE needed? 1 answer
      will this work with the rugged ridge heavy duty NP231 slip yoke eliminator kit? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Driveshaft

      Tech Specs

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