High Clearance HD Rear Driveshaft, 66-77 Bronco - Made in USA

Item #: 8581
These are our premium driveshafts. We use D.O.M. tubing and full length splines. This provides far more spline surface contact which makes the driveshaft last longer. Comes with #8582 Driveshaft Bolts.

Fits 66-77 Ford Bronco
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High Clearance HD Rear Driveshaft, 66-77 Bronco - Made in USA
Item #: 8581


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Description

Our premium, high clearance early Bronco driveshafts are a testament to our commitment to quality & performance. We use only domestically sourced DOM tubing and employ full-length splines, setting our driveshafts apart from the competition. This ensures maximum spline surface contact resulting in improved durability of our drivlines.

The longer slip yoke splines offer extended travel within the slip yoke, making these 66-77 Ford Bronco drive shafts ideal for use with our long-travel suspensions. The tubing on these drive lines has a narrower diameter and thicker wall, providing valuable clearance when navigating challenging trails.

How Do Our High Clearance Driveshafts Compare to Others?

  1. Enhanced U-Joint Design: Our 1310 series U-joints feature a grease fitting conveniently located in the bearing cap, simplifying maintenance—a feature not commonly found in other products.

  2. Custom Forged Slip Yokes: Our custom-forged slip yokes offer approximately twice the strength of OE yokes. They incorporate a solid plug to prevent contaminants from infiltrating & ensure proper grease distribution.

  3. Full Length Splines: Full length, forged steel splines with wear-resistant coating. The full-length splines provide double the contact area with the slip yoke for added lifespan.

  4. Premium DOM Tubing: We exclusively use domestically sourced DOM tubing, which nearly doubles the yield and tensile strength when compared to CREW (cold-rolled electric welded) tube, reinforcing the structural integrity of our driveshafts.

  5. Top-Quality CV Components: All CV components are sourced from reputable manufacturers like Spicer, Neapco, or their affiliated companies. These components are selected to offer exceptional flexibility without compromising on strength.

As an added bonus, every drive shaft purchase includes a service tool for greasing the center pivot point of the CV assembly. Each drive shaft is delivered fully assembled with U-joints and CV joint. They come balanced and ready to install. To ensure the perfect fit, select the appropriate running length. We offer this driveshaft in 33.5, 34.5 or 35.5 inch lengths measured from center joint to center joint on the transfer case and pinion yokes as the Bronco sits level. Also available for special order in custom lengths.

For precise measurements and additional considerations, please refer to the measurement instructions and other valuable information on the Driveshaft Category page. If you are running Cleveland style driveshafts, you will need to purchase a new Dana Spicer style transfer case yoke.

Product Reviews

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Bolt n' Play !
Mar 19, 2020  |  By Dax
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Kinda like plug n' play but more like bolt up and start playing, These shafts are awesome, look tough and built tough ! Bought the front and rear drive shafts.

Rear driveshaft
May 5, 2019  |  By Kevin
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Ordered a custom length rear HD driveshaft and it fit perfectly! Process was seamless as most of my WH purchases. The only negative was the chrome paint and it seems to have been packaged still wet, not a huge deal overall.

Rock solid drive line.
Apr 25, 2019  |  By Ivan wright
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This thing came in and fit perfectly, was tight and rock solid. I'm very impressed.

Extreme Duty Drive Shaft
Jan 8, 2018  |  By Daniel Rohrbaugh
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Once again awesome products from Wild Horses! I have always had great customer service and they deliver only the best parts! Thank you Wild Horses!

Extreme duty rear drive shaft.
Nov 7, 2017  |  By Ryan Boling
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Well built shaft! Looks and performs as promised. Package didn't fare to well during shipping and the grease zerts were knocked off 2 of the 3 cups. I had spares so no biggie to remove the broke ones and replace.

Bronconut73
Aug 26, 2017  |  By Steve Shull
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Tom Woods shaft comes with a great reputation. It is certainly much better than my worn out stocker, lol. Looking forward to putting it through hell.

Great product
Aug 14, 2017  |  By Randy
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It came well packaged fit perfectly. No issues at all.

Driveshaft
Apr 18, 2017  |  By Tammy Ennis
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Looks great, haven't had a chance to go and test it out yet. Bring on May Long weekend!!!!!

driveshaft
Jan 20, 2017  |  By Todd
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Looks good, would have liked the paint to stay on shaft instead of my hands.

Solid product!
Oct 11, 2016  |  By Steve S
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Easy installation, far greater than the old stock version. Beat trying to restore the old driveshaft.

Very nice
Jul 11, 2016  |  By Crawlerm4car
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Very good shaft!!! Mutch better than the old worn out twisted one that I removed

Extreme driveshaft
May 12, 2016  |  By Dclym
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This thing is beefy and built right. As always it showed up in time and in good shape.

Justin
Feb 20, 2016  |  By Ffch
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It's was great as it always is

Awesome
Oct 22, 2015  |  By Cradd97
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Driveshaft was shipped well and didn't take long. Very well packaged and all around a better driveshaft.

HD driveshaft
Aug 9, 2015  |  By bgduramax
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Very heavy duty. Anyone looking for a upgrade or replacement needs to get this. As always fast and friendly service.

Rybred
Jul 3, 2015  |  By Rybred
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awesome driveshaft-awesome customer support answering my questions prior to my order

Rear Extreme Driveshaft custom
Dec 3, 2014  |  By Anthony Mailman
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Excellent fit.

new woody
May 2, 2014  |  By rockcrawln71
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Nice that WH sells the best drive shafts, don't think i'll have to worry about breaking this one!

Extreme duty driveshafts best in the world
Apr 1, 2014  |  By H Durham
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Came as advertised and exceeds expectations. Last driveshaft my Bronco will ever need.

beefy driveshaft
Jun 3, 2013  |  By rockcrawln71
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Perfect fit, good price, very happy

This is a nice driveshaft.
Apr 21, 2013  |  By kb5ynf
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My stock driveshaft broke on me a few weeks ago. I ordered this one as a replacement after reading reviews on Classicbroncos.com. It was a perfect fit and so far has performed well. Shipping was quick and it was packaged very well.

Super Customer Service
May 7, 2011  |  By s w
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Ordered item # 8581 33.5 drive shaft. Upon arrival I inspected the item and found a problem. After dialing Wild Horses they answered the phone promptly with a live person and directed my call to sales. They were familiar with the item, sent a replacement right then. I am very pleased with the quality of their product and service.

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