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anybody w/ square d-shaft?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bhintz, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    I want to get a square d-shaft for the front does anybody know if anybody makes these since I cant weld me making my own wouldnt work, or anybody on here want to make me one for some $$$
     
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    You know, i saw that 4x4 show on satellite tv making 1 of them the other day,
    purty frikkin slick. :bow:
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    No one that I know of builds them for retail. Here is a pic of mine that I built using a baler PTO shaft.

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  4. original balzer

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    maybe its a stupid question but why square?

    balzer
     
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    they are easy to make and you dont have to worry about splines. square tube makes a very strong shaft
     
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    Do they not bind up?
     
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    No, The Only Thing You Have To Worry About Is The Front Shaft
    Clearing
     
  8. Mad-Dog

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    It's hip to be square...

    Keep in mind that they are designed for slow-speed only such as rock crawling..... :bow:
     
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    I'm glad someone through that in this post!!! Oh and they are super easy to fix on the trail!
     
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    so....no 7000rpm passes through a mud hole? :haha:
     
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    The only benifit is easy to fix and they are cheap and thats why they are easy to fix they aren't stronger and they do bind but its more like they round off inside then get stuck together. They make a really good spare because depending on the truck they will fit both shafts
     
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    Very true when done the redneck way (mine). Another option to look into is splined PTO shafts. They're a little harder to find but I think a better overall option. (also more $$$)

    Although I can't really badmouth my square shaft, it survived two red-line passes through a mudpit last night, and landed me in 3rd place in the 35" and up class. :D

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    I could make you one but shipping would prolly cost a arm and a leg. :crazy:
     
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    I think you forgot another big benefit, a lot longer slip travel. How do you figure they aren't stronger when your using thicker material? The one I have has never bound up and cost me about $20 to make.
     
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    hell, Im sure it wont be over a 100 and Ill throw how ever much cash you want, think the job is worth plus the material, let me know
     
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    Yes if you use way thick stock they are going to be stonger but is the tube size is comparable then its not. If that was the case then ever input shaft or output shaft would be square tubing.
     

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