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w/o a slip joint, how you gonna install it if it doesnt collapse to clear the yokes?


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Oh shnap, the mans got a point. I didn't think of that at all.
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yeah what gumby said! lol plus there is still movement in the front diff under acceleration.

Jeep driveshaft is way too long, needs to be 3" shorter at least... I couldnt even get it in there. :(

no 4wd for a few more weeks.
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I'll figure out my situation this weekend.
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Well, looks like my d-shaft will need shortened about 4".
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There's a shop near me that can make you anything you need d-shaft wise. They are really nice people & have awesome prices as well.

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thanks brenton we have a similar place up here too.
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well i stopped by the driveshaft place and the best they can do for me is having 1" compressed travel and 3.5" extended, this leave about 2" in the end of the shaft.

problem is i dont have exact measurements... I'm going to try to get better ones tonight but idk...

he wants 167 for new Ujoint and the new slip yoke then a balance...

its going to suck ***** if i have to get limit straps because that is the best he can do....

he said he can only get more travel if he goes to a bigger shaft which means new double cardon joint and special Ujoints... costing well over 400 im sure.

So does anyone know of other people that have done this and the standard amount of travel? I'm pretty well lost on this...

If i knew the ratio of drop to driveshaft length that would be sweet, but i dont...
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time to break out the fork truck. flex it out and measure, LOL

guess you could also pull the coils and measure, but thats boring...
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dang beard that sucks!
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well this is going to be interesting tonight... in the dark at work by myself trying to flex the truck...

btw i have not taken the fork truck safety course
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dont roll it over
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anyone? I ran out of time to flex it tonight... hopefully tomorrow.
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Zach I think the best way to do it would be to flex it.
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