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Another Divorced T-Case Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ARAMP1, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire Premium Member

    Sep 1, 2005
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    Memphis, TN
    I'm planning on swapping a Cummins Turbo Diesel and manual trans (either NV4500 or NV5600, depending on what I find) into my crew cab dually. So far, I've been looking for only 4wd trucks (that have been damaged and/or will make a good donor). But, I have been recently thinking about running a divorced case. Since it's a crew cab, I've got more than enough frame length, but my question is this; how long is too long for the front drive shaft? Anyone ever heard of running a carrier bearing and two shafts for the front?
  2. JanneB

    JanneB Registered Member Premium Member

    Dec 9, 2004
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    There is a max length for a driveshaft. I do not remember where the line goes but it is a thing to keep in mind.

    My truck has a two piece front driveshaft and a divorced 205.
    Starting from the engine, TH400, NP208, a really short middleshaft and finally the divorced NP205. The carrier bearing is bolted to the same custom crossmember wich is supporting the adapter between the TH400/NP208.

    Front output flange to center carrier 31 1/2" - center carrier to the u-joint at the frontaxle 28 ".

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