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Shane, why yes sir....it sure is...LOL

Matt about 230$ so far. plus another 60$ to chop and balance....so 290$ total VS 480$ for a superlift driveshaft.
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$50
i win(i think)

Austin Drive Train could have made a new one for $300 with a reg joint or $350 with a cv.. if you ever need another one lol
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Got some work done to mine....tomorrow the gap will be measured and shaft will be dropped off for shortening and balancing.


THANKS!!!!!!! goes to my little brother......who spent some good quality time with this tapered everywhere adaptor!! Thanks lil bro!! I understand it was alot of fun due to no square surfaces to secure the piece with on the lathe or the milling machine.


Shaved the OD of the flange down so it would fit nice and flush in the tcase 'bucket' and drilled 4 extra holes....two existing holes in my 283288 adaptor were in correct positions. It fits PERFECT in the bucket on the trans...used m8 allen heads grade 12.9 i believe.

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very nice shane!
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Tools make all the difference. Great work.
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Shane, you have Bob's other driveshaft right? Same one that I got correct? I've checked on the net as far as measuring driveshaft length....your supposed to measure from the center of the unjoint to the center of the ujoint correct? Also with the truck on the ground. Anyone please chime in.....
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i want one! lol
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Shane, you have Bob's other driveshaft right? Same one that I got correct? I've checked on the net as far as measuring driveshaft length....your supposed to measure from the center of the unjoint to the center of the ujoint correct? Also with the truck on the ground. Anyone please chime in.....
that is correct.

on the stock diff you only need about an inch of travel in each direction.

you measure center of ujoint ot center of ujoint.
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talked to Brian at http://www.rockandrolloffroad.com/ about giving my driveshaft a cut and balance...cost is around 100$ so it might be more than OKC driveline, but it's closer to me and I'll make up for it in gas...LOL
so I'm taking mine down on Sat, and should have it before christmas....
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Shane, you have Bob's other driveshaft right? Same one that I got correct?
Yes, they are the same assembly, same part number.
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You're welcome Shane. That part was a total b!tch to set up and index. And those cap screws were Class 12.9 (a little stronger than Grade 8) :)
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Shane, you have Bob's other driveshaft right? Same one that I got correct? I've checked on the net as far as measuring driveshaft length....your supposed to measure from the center of the unjoint to the center of the ujoint correct? Also with the truck on the ground. Anyone please chime in.....
YEP! As soon as that ad popped up, i nabbed it from Bob. Felt a little bad if i stole it out from under ya..but i nabbed it. Thanks again Bob 'the man' Rwenzinger!

Yes...center of u-joint to center of u-joint. I don't remember off the top of my head, but it was like 26 and 7/8?? inches. lol. Honestly don't remember.



I just dropped it off today, it'll run me $88 to shorten and balance...said it'll be a 1 to 2 day turn around time. Oh the sweet sweet success of me winning this race with you Eric. lol.


Total part breakdown:

$150 for the shaft
$92 for the adaptor
$88 for shorten/balence
$330 total

Still alot better than trying to find the Superlift shaft for under $450.





GRANT!! THANKS AGAIN!!!!
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hahahaha shane...I didn't know we were racing! LMAO...also you didn't nab the driveshaft out from under me, I got the other one he had! and it's already in my possession.
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hahaha. lol. it's a race in my mind. lol. you are the one that kinda..umm...did my research for me. lol.
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Didn't someone tell you about that ad...hmm who was that again? hahaha
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can one of you guys get me a measurement before you cut it? from the center of its travel?

I have an issue with mine and my new setup. it needs to be longer. maybe we could work out a swap?
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can one of you guys get me a measurement before you cut it? from the center of its travel?

I have an issue with mine and my new setup. it needs to be longer. maybe we could work out a swap?
Eric Griggs, i hereby volunteer you to do this.


my shafts at the shop. lol.
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zach what measurement do you need? from where to where?
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shane...hahaha I don't mind doing some leg work especially when it can help someone else out in the same situation....

and thanks for the voulenteering LMAO (sp?)
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center the spline travel (rough estimate.

Then measure from one end to the other. (Ujoint to Ujoint)
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ok so the slip yoke roughly in the middle and a measurement from joint to ujoint?
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ok zach....here's what I got....and forgive me on how I measured it...I can't really tell what the "neutral center" of the slip yoke is, but I can give you fully collapsed which is 29 1/2 in roughly....and Full extension (which is as far as I could possibly pull it, just before the spline comes out of the shaft ) is 33 1/2 in. So basically 4 in difference. So your looking at 31 1/2 as the center right?
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yeah sounds right. let me measure tomorrow. But I think mine is actually longer than the longest measurement you gave.
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WELL....i'll have my shaft tomorrow(wednes). BUT....reports are saying a hard downpour of snow again tonight...so....

i went ahead and picked up a stock low mile shaft to get me by til i have my good shaft. Driving around the other day with just rear...REALLLLLY sucked. lol.
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hahahah yeah I had to put my stock spare one back in, we got ice bad last night....would have caught hell trying to get to work this morning in 2wd.
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