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Have 08' Commander w/ 3.7L V6, 4WD, stock, no lift. Most likely will have to replace rear drive shaft. It has over 185,000 miles on it. Plan on putting a OME 2 to 3" lift within a year. So this seemed like a good time to go ahead and upgrade the drive shaft. Looking for recommendations on a drive shaft. Have read good things about Adams Driveshafts. Not sure if they make one for the Commander though.
 

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Puzzled why a drive shaft needs replacement because it has 185K on it. Generally folks just rebuild them with U-joints and new tranny spline if required. Unless it was hit / bent and such.
Just asking..
 

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Puzzled why a drive shaft needs replacement because it has 185K on it. Generally folks just rebuild them with U-joints and new tranny spline if required. Unless it was hit / bent and such.
Just asking..
The Commander does not have replaceable u-joints. The whole shaft has to be replaced.
 

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Have 08' Commander w/ 3.7L V6, 4WD, stock, no lift. Most likely will have to replace rear drive shaft. It has over 185,000 miles on it. Plan on putting a OME 2 to 3" lift within a year. So this seemed like a good time to go ahead and upgrade the drive shaft. Looking for recommendations on a drive shaft. Have read good things about Adams Driveshafts. Not sure if they make one for the Commander though.
Several members have bought driveshafts from Carolina Driveline and have spoken very highly about the driveshafts they have received.
Here is their website--->http://www.carolinadriveline.com/Default.aspx.


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Drive shaft replacement

At first, I was thinking that it would have to be replaced cause I was getting a loud high pitched noise while driving at speeds of 65 - 75 mph. Only while excellerating though. Letting off the gas, and it nearly goes away. Not so sure that's the problem now though. The only play or movement in the drive shaft is a 3/4" rotational twist.
 

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Check The front shaft they go bad before the rear. The Font has a CV joint where the rubber fails and water gets in causing the joint to fail.
 

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Jeep is currently in the shop. Trusted mechanic says the front CV joint needs replaced. Asked them to also check the rear ring and pinion and dif fluid levels. Sense I saw some leakage around the joint. Haven't heard back on the rear end yet.
 
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