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slip yoke cv driveshafts, who's running one?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88K5Jimmy, Jun 4, 2003.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

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    slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    After lifting the K5 and dropping the t-case it still vibrates horribly. So I decided to get a slip yoke cv shaft. I will probably order from high angle. Who has one and what do you think. This will be on my daily driver that gets driven on the highway.

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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    I have one and love it no vibs at all
    well worth the money
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    I just ordered one Monday. I'm tired of driving the granny van around.
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    Can you guys elaborate on this one?
    I understand the CV setup, but what does it cost?
    And, at what lift is the vibe becoming a problem.
    I've had two previous Chevys (one K5 and one K10 long bed) each w/ 6" lift but no vibes. On my latest K5 I'm gonna run around 7 1/2" suspension lift (4" springs 2.5 shakle flip and 1" zero rate add-a-leaves). When I say "gonna" I mean I already bought all the stuff, just waiting to slap it all together... do I new to include a CV rear to connect my 241 to the 14b in my budget?
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    I bought mine used for 200... it had a big fawking leak in it though... hard to explain...kinda got scrwed since the seller didnt mention it. but I've learned to live with it. if my T-case gets fried, screw it, I'll get a 208. But a double cardon aka cv shaft is definately the way to go and so is High Angle Driveline.
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    Ever heard of Tom Wood's Custom Driveshafts? They make a slip yoke CV. I know CaptCrunch used to run one, are they any good?
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    I talked with Tom wood and Driveline. I chose High Angle Driveline. Being a CK5 member I got a 10% discount from High Angle Driveline. Membership Pays!!!!!!!
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    I have one, had it built locally. It is very smooth, no vibes.
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    Yeah I looked into getting on made locally, they said such a thing didn't exist and couldn't be made /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    yeah, they give me the same line around here /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif and when I finally found a shop that said they could do it they wanted $500 for it /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif... I don't know what Jesse's shafts go for, but I'd sure as hell rather give him my hard earned money than these local clowns. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    his go for 495 - 49.50 ofr being a member
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one? *DELETED*

    Post deleted by TK5 for mis-information given over the net.

    Thanks
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    i got this e-mail from jess

    offer a 1350 1 ton c/v - slip yoke tyle should work with those lifts as long as your pinion is rolled to match the driveline- hope this helps- Its 449.00

    so i was wrong on price but still not 380
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    I got mine from arizona drivelines paid 295 to my door about a year old and abused every weekend no probs. at all
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

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    Ever heard of Tom Wood's Custom Driveshafts? They make a slip yoke CV. I know CaptCrunch used to run one, are they any good?

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    Well I have Tom woods driveshafts, I got them before I knew of this site.
    Before High angle driveline was known, I believe Tom WOODS was the ony guy on the racing scenes, but now there are plenty.
    I still think his work is great.
    I have yet to try anything from High Angle (Jessy) but I hear he does a great job, plus the 10% off, you can't beat that.
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    Who locally said they couldn't make one?

    John
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    My local driveline shop said they don't exist too /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    What that means in plain english is they don't want to mess with it. Any shop that can build a drive shaft can build a drive shaft with a CV in it. Generally the biggest difference in Tom Woods, High Angle, etc. will be the size and strength of the CV itself.
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

    It also depends on application. A slip yoke CV has a limited amount of slip, after that spline contact is comprimised. In low flex, low HP rigs they can work great and last a long time (as well as get rid of vibes), but in some cases of lots-o-flex and high HP, they aren't "recommended". Not to mention taco-ing a shaft and having the t-case leak the whole way home...

    If it works for you fine, but for anybody considering using one, you may want to access what you want to do with the rig first (and what is planned for the future). Spending a little more now, can save alot later if you are planning cetain changes down the road. FWIW.
     
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    Re: slip yoke cv driveshafts, who\'s running one?

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    It's a little spendy but it solved the vibration problem. I got it because it's gonna be a daily driver. I have a 14bff and upgraded the yoke to 1310 u-joint style for an extra $70 replacing the smaller original strap one. In the second picture the stock driveshaft has the original 14bff coversion u-joint on it.

    Mike

    PS. This is from Jesse at High Angle
     

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