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Driveshaft Length

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by daleearnhardt01, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. daleearnhardt01

    daleearnhardt01 1/2 ton status

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    I know its been asked before but sometimes the search function pisses me off. Anyways who has run the stock slip yoke drive shaft with a 6" lift?
     
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    I'm running about a 6" lift (4" rear with a zerorate), 3* shims and a dropped transfercase, Still running the factory line
     
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    Anyways who has run the stock slip yoke drive shaft with a 6" lift?

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    I have, whats your question?
     
  4. daleearnhardt01

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    Just want to see if it will in fact work.. Seems like it will so Im happy.
     
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    The stock shaft usually works fine with the later model blazers when the t-case is dropped a little. I ran mine for a year or 2 and finally had a new custom shaft built because 1310 joints and seeing how far the slip yoke was slid out always kept me un easy when ever hooking to a trailer or offroad.
     
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    Yeh basically the only reason Im worried is because my 6" lift and 1 ton swap is gonna happen only 2 weeks before I go back to school so I didnt want to have to worry about dealing with that while tryin to get ready for school. After I get settled in Ill order one up tho..Thanks Bobby
     
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    1310 joints and seeing how far the slip yoke was slid out always kept me un easy when ever hooking to a trailer or offroad.

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    Those weren't 1310s, they were Saginaw S44 joints. Either way a 1350 is a good upgrade, that's what I run as well. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    well since you are swapping in a 14bff than I will share more with you...I noticed that the 14BFF lifted the rear another .5-1" or so over the 10B because of the larger tube and since I had a 10B it looked like it pulled the shaft out just a little further because a 14BFF pinion doesn't sit any further than a 10B pinion. If you have a 12b then it will help you out because a 12B pinion doesn't sit forward as far as a 14B.
     
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    Now what about front shaft? Where do I get a spacer that Ive heard about?
     

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