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1 Ton Axle swap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mil_act02, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. mil_act02

    mil_act02 Registered Member

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    I just bought a D60 and 14FF for my Jimmy. Need to know what to do about driveshafts. Can I use the stock driveshafts? Do they have to be shortened? What else would be involved to make them work? Should I just wait until I can afford some custom driveshafts?
     
  2. aduff85k5

    aduff85k5 Registered Member

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    i put the 14 bolt ff in the rear and i think the drive shaft needs to be lengthened. i did put a lift on it. have you done a search yet
     
  3. Zeitler

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    somone said that it's better to have a lift because the yoke on the 14bff is longer than the old 10bolt , i dunno ...i measured and they seems to be the same length :what:

    havent checked the D60 yet
     
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    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    I put my 14BFF in along with 5 inches of lift. The stock driveshaft works fine, just needed a conversion u-joint from napa.
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    if you measure from the frt cover back to the tip of the yoke it will be a bigger distance to them on the 1 ton axles. and a small lift will be better and help alot . and like above a trick joint at the rear only for the drive shafts to bolt up. good luck.
     
  6. mil_act02

    mil_act02 Registered Member

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    Axle help

    I have a 6" lift already so I might just need the special u-joints. :)
     
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    garlicbreath 1/2 ton status

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    On my 71, the front bolted in, the rear was another story. Then again, the truck came with a 4 inch lift, so I have no idea if the shafts were stock or not.
     
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    mil_act02 Registered Member

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    axle swap

    Can you use that special u-joint for the front? Also what did it take to install the rear?
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    all frt joints should be 1310 at yoke unles some one has changed things.
     
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    mil_act02 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the help.
     
  11. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i went through a headache.
    i was 1/2 ton and put on my suspension lift. then had my driveshafts built.
    then i went 1 ton. I'll bet my 1410 rear yoke and 1350 front yoke have something to do with my issues.. my rear came up too long and i needed to use my 1" offset holes in my spring perches to make my driveshaft work. for the front, it was too long as well. i had to shorten it. yep after i legthened it a few years before for the lift. I'll bet the stock driveshaft woulda been perfect. :crazy:
     

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