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Icon4 Idea?

since no one makes upgraded cv shafts for our trucks
and im not supposed to have the RCD kit on my truck...


what are ya'lls thoughts on cutting the CV shaft in the middle, and making it 1/4" to 3/8" longer?
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Not a bad idea, but it may be hard balancing it out, or would that even matter?
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what are you not susposed to have the RCD on your truck?
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he wants a d30 with 37s
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why not find a 01+ and swap in those hubs and cvs...

as for your question i see no issue in it other than if you go higher speeds with the hubs locked, might get vibrations...
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what are you not susposed to have the RCD on your truck?
the only thing i *thought* was because it wasnt set up for PHV.. but i had manual hubs so problem solved right?
wrong...

the newer trucks have a 1/4" spacer between the hub and CV shaft, mine doesnt because of the plastic pos retaining clip that holds the cv shaft into the hub and there's no room for the spacer
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btw DBR makes custom CVs for our trucks...
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any driveline shop that handles CV axles can build custom length CV's for you.
Sean on ORR had 1/4" longer CV's on his RCD kit, before the "fix."

splicing a CV shaft can be done, but it takes alot of work and a good machinist to make a joint that will be strong enough. it would involve heating, freezing, tolerence fit dowels, and welding. splicing solid sucks.
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why not find a 01+ and swap in those hubs and cvs...

as for your question i see no issue in it other than if you go higher speeds with the hubs locked, might get vibrations...

im only going to do this if i cant scrape the money and parts together for the SAS because its going to get done in the Chassis Fab class(full machine shop, every kind of welder, lifts yada yada), and i like having manual hubs so im going to stick with this setup
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btw DBR makes custom CVs for our trucks...
wouldnt they be too long? and probably big bucks..

once i get the new drop bracket put in ill go test it, beat on it and see if i have the same problem.. then ill establish wether i need to fix it somehow

i never had a problem before i came up here so hopefully this will fix it


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any driveline shop that handles CV axles can build custom length CV's for you.
Sean on ORR had 1/4" longer CV's on his RCD kit, before the "fix."

splicing a CV shaft can be done, but it takes alot of work and a good machinist to make a joint that will be strong enough. it would involve heating, freezing, tolerence fit dowels, and welding. splicing solid sucks.

ill probably need to spend a few days in Denver for that, i doubt Laramie has any drivetrain shops
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i dont think you need to spend time anyplace. open the phone book and start callin shops. laramie, cheyenne, ft. collins, denver, wherever.
when you find the right shop you will know it. they will be able to look up the specs, order the parts, and build the center to the length you need.

all you should hafta do is go pick them up, and open your wallet.
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wouldnt they be too long? and probably big bucks..

once i get the new drop bracket put in ill go test it, beat on it and see if i have the same problem.. then ill establish wether i need to fix it somehow

i never had a problem before i came up here so hopefully this will fix it





ill probably need to spend a few days in Denver for that, i doubt Laramie has any drivetrain shops

jsut call them and tell them what you want, its not the same cvs as their long travel, they have some place make them to what the customer needs, just like gumby is saying.
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