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Drive Shaft (Prop Shaft) Heavy Duty - Front - GL-DC-ULTRA-EXT-600

28.00 LBS
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Drive Shaft (Prop Shaft) Heavy Duty - Front - GL-DC-ULTRA-EXT-600


These Double Cardan shafts have the slider on the double cardan end, the double cardan end goes up to the gearbox / transfer box, so the slider is out of the mud and water.
Fits straight onto a Defender or Discovery 1 style transfer box flange.  You will not require a Discovery 2 Transfer Box Flange to fit these, as you would a D2 shaft, which allows you to use a standard D1 or RRC shaft as a spare.

These EXTRA HEAVY DUTY Double Cardan wide angle propshafts are custom made for Gywn Lewis to their own specification. This version has the superior Italian joint unit.  Made to a very high standard, please don’t compare these to cheap import ones.

Please note these propshafts have heavy duty round flanges, when fitting make sure you clean up the diff and gearbox flange face as you may have taken a square type flange off and the new round one does not want to sit on top of rust and mud.

This propshaft has 3 fully greaseable UJs, and the slider is also grease-able.

Why Fit a Double Cardan propshaft?
A Double Cardan propshaft is used mainly to reduce propshaft vibrations on lifted vehicles where running angles have become steeper.
The Double Cardan end is fitted to the gearbox as this is normally the steepest angle.
Although these propshafts are 30/40 degree wide angle, no propshaft should be run with a steeper angle of 10 degree as this causes premature universal joint wear, especially when used on the road, as they over-heat.
By fitting a Double Cardan propshaft you have 2 universal joints at the Double Cardan end which reduces the joint angle by 1/2 making them last longer compared to a single joint on a normal propshaft.
Between the 2 joints there is a ball cup that holds the 2 joints together, again on big lifts these can wear out quicker.
There is no disadvantage in fitting a Double Cardan propshaft, its only that quality ones like these are double the price of a quality wide angle propshaft and re-building the double cardan end is not easy to do.

If you require a custom length, please contact us with measurements so we can get one made.


  •     Helps reduce propshaft vibrations on lifted vehicles, especially after caster correction.
  •     Slip joint is at the Double Cardan end out of the mud and water.
  •     30 degree wide angle to prevent the propshaft binding up on long travel suspension.
  •     40 degree wide angle on the Double Cardan end.
  •     Heavy Duty Round Flange Face (not the old square type), that bolts to gearbox and diff 79.4mm PCD.
  •     Superior Italian Double Cardon end with slip joint built into the D/C end.
  •     Higher torque capacity than a standard Land Rover propshaft, using 60mm heavy duty high torque tube.
  •     Discovery 2 transfer box flange is not required.
  •     Heavy duty 1310 series Universal Joints with nylon thrust washers and metal/rubber seals, the nylon thrust washers also has a cross in them to allow grease to get to each cup when greasing them.
  •     Rilsan coated spline for smother operation and helps eliminate vibrations.
  •     Upgraded involute spline configuration with 18 splines that is also greaseable.
  •     Internally plug welded to hold grease in the slider.
  •     Double seal arrangement on the slip assembly, with 110mm of movement and full spline contact on the male and female slider to help with long travel suspension.
  •     Phased when required to reduce vibrations.
  •     All prop shafts come with a tube of k48 grease.


Please note that drive shaft U.J.s on lifted vehicles are under more strain and require REGULAR GREASING to prolong their life. No drive shaft should be used for long periods of time with a running angle of more than 10 degree, anything above this angle used for long journeys will cause the UJs to over-heat and cause premature wear. This is always a problem on Land Rovers especially with suspension lifts above 2 inches, as once you lift the suspension the drive shaft angle steepens. Caster correction (using bent trailing arms) makes the prop shaft angle even steeper.


Range Rover Clasic (RRC) and Discovery 1 (D1) -- US models.
Discovery 2 (D2) -- US model -- if the front transfer case flange is changed to that of a D1 Transfer Case Flange (front) - D1 - STC3432.
Defender, depending upon model.

Working length of +/-637mm


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