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Anyone running a 2 piece front driveshaft?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DPI, May 15, 2006.

  1. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    Due to the need for a shorter front drive shaft and more extreme driveline angles after the Atlas install, I think I will need a two piece front shaft.

    I think my 1350 HAD CV will work. It doesn't look like there will be interference with the 700R4 pan due to the way the Atlas is clocked up. I know there won't be interence if I can use a 2 piece shaft. Will there be an issue to use the CV with a 2 piece shaft? I know I can get more angle out of it than a standard 1350 joint...

    Does anyone have pictures or am I breaking new ground here?

    DP
     
  2. resurrected_jimmy

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    HMMWV's have em and I have seen it done on a jeep to clear an oil pan once but I don't have much firsthand experience building anything like that
     
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    I dont see how a 2 piece shaft will cure angle problems. its just going to make it that much worse for that second joint.
    You either need a 1410 CV if your 1350 one cant handle it or do what I am going to do and run a 1410 superflex joint at the t-case end (there good to 42*).
     
  4. DPI

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    The 1350 CV is good to 32* and just laying it out, the anlge looks more severe than that at the case. I won't know for sure until I get everything installed. I don't think there's enough room for a 1410 joint. My thoughts were adding another ujoint in the middle would help reduce the angle on the case side. Does this make since?
     
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    You might be able to decrease the angle at the case, but it will increase it at the pinion.
     
  6. goldwing2000

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    But the pinion can be rotated up (with a lot of work).
     
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    Yeah, I definitely wouldn't want to go through the troubles of turning my knuckles.
     
  8. nvrenuf

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    Give some thought to a single joint at the t-case. I ran a single 1350 on both ends of my front shaft on my last truck, it had 10" / 4spd / 205 / D60 so the front angle was pretty steep. I admit I did have to clearance the t-case yoke to allow enough droop but once done I never had any problems with u-joint breakage or binding.
     

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