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Need to lengthen my Front Driveshaft, where to go

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by Silver84k5, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. Silver84k5

    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    only place i called so far was J & H, they want $135 to lengthen it about 3-4 inches,

    Any suggestions on where to go? Should i do it myself, or what?

    i know my chop saw doesnt cut perfectly straight so......
     
  2. shane74

    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    Give Six States a call.
     
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    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Or try a do it yourself square tube shaft................only use it for wheeling, right? Didn't one of our Seattle brethren do that? Need a welder tho..........
     
  4. Silver84k5

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    i got the welder. gettin kinda decent with it too... But.. i read that there can be problems with the Square driveshaft "Slip Yoke" and it can bind up... That wouldnt be good when Bumping up something, i.e. Broken adapter.. Plus i dont think it would be all that great at sand lake, when i have my foot on the floor :D

    i havent completly ruled it out yet.. Ill prolly make one just for the hell of it, and to atleast carry for a spare...
     
  5. kennyw

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    The square tube driveshaft is good up to about 20-25 mph before the vibrations will start tearing apart your front axle or tcase.
     
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    dubl_t 1/2 ton status

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    in the past I've taken 2 fronts to make one longer one, I've got a tubing cutter if you wanna try it. One was for a jeep w/a 401, and man, that would scream.
     
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    Thx for the offer, but Im gonna get hooked up for a pretty good price... :thumb:
     
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    I got my last driveline done at I-5 Driveline in Vancouver
    It turned out great and they were the cheapest i could find
     
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    Where & how much if I may ask ? I'm going to to need the same thing here soon....
     

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