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New lift + Dana 60 = driveshaft question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    Hola,
    As some of you know I have been installing a 4 inch lift and 1 tons this weekend as well as a few odds and ends. Well Roz and I got the lift in the the Front 60 in and the front is on the ground. Now the question I have (cause I am a dumbass and did not measure the old before I removed it) is this on my front driveshaft I only have about 1" of compression at ride height with all weight on the front axle. Is this enough? or do I need to have an inch taken out.

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    Ira
     
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    jk3078 1/2 ton status

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    When I swapped in my 60 I had to shorten the front shaft(about 1-2'' I think). You wont want to risk shoving the shaft back through the t-case when you flex out!
     
  3. sandawgk5

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    I know a lot of guys have done this and said no driveshaft changes were necesarry help me out. I just need to know how much slip is left on most peoples shafts (for compression) and I mean Driveshaft :D

    Ira
     
  4. sandawgk5

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    If I do have to get my front Driveshaft cut down how much do I need to have cut off? How much room should I have for compression of the springs. I have a 4" spring in front nothing special.

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    Ira
     
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    You can look at mine tomorrow. I cleared it with the wifey
     
  6. sandawgk5

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    kewl so did I:D. You have 6" but Driveshaft slip should be close to the same correct?

    Ira
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    If you want we can put my shaft in your truck just to check the length. Should only take a few minutes.

    What tools should I bring....then again, I will probably just bring my trail assortment so we don't have to wait to share tools.
    I plan on leaving Temecula around 1200. That will give me time to get new ATF and all that crap I will need to fix my 208. If I don't get to it at your place then at least I have the materials for later.

    Any favorite beer?? I will PM you my cell number so you can call me when you get home from work
     
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    Beer of choice would be cold:D. Roz has a pretty good assortment of tools and his driveway is big enough for 4 full size rigs with room to work on all of them:D. I gotta get Tranny and brake fluid as well as powersteering and the 2 bolts for the Dana 60:doah:.

    Ira
     
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    i have 9" with axle moved forward 1.5" and the stock shaft is long enough. the pinion is about 2" longer than a 10b, which worked out perfectly for me :-)
     
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    My problem is I think with only 4"lift and adding a Dana60 my front shaft is too long.:o

    Ira
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I didnt have to cut down my DL when I did a 60 swap and 4in lift. Bolted right up and went wheelin with no problems.
     
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    get zero-rates and move it out 1.5", then you'll be good for sure :D
     

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