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14 bolt with stock 10 bolt driveshaft question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Taylor, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor 1/2 ton status

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    ok I have a 14 bolt SF that I'm going to be swaping in, and I have a question about drive shaft length.
    Right now I have 4 inch rear springs w/ a 4 degree shim, and my transfer case is dropped 3/4 inch and my angles and drive shaft length are perfect.
    Now with the 14B I know the pinion is a little longer then my 10 bolt, so to compensate I'm planning on rasing the transfer case back up to the frame and adding a tappered zero rate to the rear springs which should put my rear at about 5 inches of lift. How do you think this will work out with the rear driveshaft length?
     
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    i'd do the swap and then measure. maybe you won't have to touch the t/c
     
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    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    4' to 5' of lift. How do you think this will work out with the rear driveshaft length?

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    you will have one helluva an angle /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  4. K5Dan

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    my bad i did'nt catch that.you could run some big tires on that wow!!!
     
  5. Taylor

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    ok, I changed it, you know I ment inches /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gifit happens
     
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    When I swapped in a SF I had to get the driveshaft shortened. It was so long it was bottomed out in the TC /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif. But then again its different for every truck, do the swap then measure it out.
     

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