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clocked 208/241, front driveshaft angle??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Those who have clocked there 208/241 t-case what kind of front driveshaft angles have yall had??? will grinding the stops off the DS be enough?? What kind of flex do yall have with your shaft??
    -Chris
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

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    with mine clocked all the way up and a 4" lift, with the stops ground as much as posible, i only had 2.5" of droop till it bound up.
     
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    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Yeah, you'll run out of deflection if you have any flex. The only reason I don't run out is because my shaft is 40" long and falls apart before it can bind.
     
  4. DougK20

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    Clocked t/c + lift + flex = driveshaft woes.

    My 208 is clocked flat and I have 6" of lift from 52's. My driveshaft angle is 25deg at ride height. No way a normal cv could handle this angle and the flex of 52's. So, I had to get THIS SHAFT.

    Here's a pic of the clocked t/c and shaft installed... Even though the pinion angle looks questionable, the offset "super flex" u-joint spins freely at full droop!

    [note: exhaust next on list... go easy :grin: ]

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  5. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    dod you find that that drievshaft was enough to solve your problems, since the 52's flex so much?? man seems like the driveshaft is the most expensive part of this mod :)
     
  6. DougK20

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    Yeah, it's like most things.....

    $50 part has $1,000 repercussion's :crazy:

    You can help the costs by not clocking all the way flat and keeping the lift low.
     

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