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sq tube vs PTO material driveline??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MNorby, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Dec 10, 2001
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    Powell, Wy
    I am about to move the front axle forward and clock my t-case and am going to have to build a new front drive line. I have been reading about making a SQ tube front but also can get 16 spline PTO material like they use on balers and ag equitment. Would I be better off making a fully slip PTO shaft or just use sq tube? I personally think the 16 spline would be better but would appreciate pros and cons
  2. gravdigr

    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

    Apr 15, 2003
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    Tyrone, PA
    If you have easy access to the splined stuff use that. Square tube can bind under high torque when the axle moves up and down causing transmission and transfer case failure.

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