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Drive shaft length...whats the proper way

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BowtieBlazer, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    When building or having a custom shaft built how do they find the proper length or what is the proper way to find the length of the shaft....fixed and slip yoke...

    This includes taking into account droop and compression...haven't seen this covered before
     
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    Talk to Jesse at High Angle driveline...................
     
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    Measure from center of yoke to center of yoke. They should figure the rest. Mine is 52" long IIRC
     
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    I plan on contacting him soon, I guess I should say I am more interested in the technical stuff considered behind selecting the right length, compression etc....seems like not many people know this hence why i am asking as i do not know but would like to be enlightened

    seems like the center yoke to center yoke would be simple but as a slip yoke do you extend the output shaft line imaginarily a few inches and take into acount the angle of the driveline or what?
     

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