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Front drive shaft angles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wfo163, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. wfo163

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    Is it possible to shave some metal out of my front drive shafts CV joint so it can move a little more. It is really limiting my suspensions movement not because it is too short just the the joint doesnt let it drop more than a few inches.

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    yes quite a few people do it. make sure you only do what you need though
     
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    Is it possible to shave some metal out of my front drive shafts CV joint so it can move a little more. It is really limiting my suspensions movement not because it is too short just the the joint doesnt let it drop more than a few inches.

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    Absolutely. I had to do it just to hook up my driveshaft at ride height before I got my High Angle Driveline.
     
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    yes quite a few people do it. make sure you only do what you need though

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    Absolutely not. Do it until the centering ball is the new bind point. If you're going to do it, remove the stops entirely.
     
  5. wfo163

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    ONe more ?. Do I need to disassemble the cv joint to do this or can I just move the joint and grind what I need to?
     
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    Just move the joint and grind where you need to. Grind until the yokes that hold the u joints are no longer what will make it bind from too much angle.

    This will move the binding point to the centering ball and allow you maximum angle that you're going to get from the Saginaw CV.

    If still not sufficient, call Jesse. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    grind-away I had to get rid of quite a bit of the joint just to be able to drive at all. It's a very easy and quick fix.
     

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