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Drive shaft opinions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigCountryx, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a DIY4x4 Flip & Switch kit. (very nice btw) I've got the 6" shackles which should net about 5" of rear lift. I have ORD zero rates to relocate the axle, but I may not use it at first. I figure it's gonna take some tweaking before I've got the setup I'm planning to run. eventually I plan on HAD shaft and an SYE for my 241 but my funds are depleating rapidly (don't have an extra 800 buck laying around). Do ya'll think that I could run the stock shaft for a while w/o too much trouble? I'll need a conversion joint to make up to the 14ff, and hopefully I'll be OK 'till I decide exactly what to do. I've got 6" TC front springs on a D60 so I will likely have a severe saggy butt for a while, but that will be taken care of in due time. If I can get away with the stock shaft till my front spring settle, then I can determine how much lift I need to add to the rear to level it out and then do my permenant rear driveline work. Am I asking too much, or is this possible?

    Sorry for the rambling :crazy:

    Another thing is I have to reweld my rear perches. If I keep my rear shaft for a while, I'll have to run a way different pinion angle than with the 1 ton cv that HAD recomends. Would it be OK to make a minimal single pass weld to hold the perches in the desired position for the time being? Might make it easier when the time comes to roll them again.
     
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    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    bump ttt
     
  3. K5Chris

    K5Chris 1/2 ton status

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    i'm temporarily running my stock shaft with ~ 7" rear lift. it does alright with the tcase lowered. its a temporary setup, and it works, but i wouldnt trust it offroad.

    you could always run a tapered zero rate instead of rewelding your perches.
     
  4. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks, just needed the confirmation that someone had run this before. I don't intend to wheel it this way, I just need as little down time as possible.
     

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