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Old 08-15-2007
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Superlift driveshaft install...

well the SL DS came in today. I'm getting ready to install it but got to thinking. I know when I put the RCD in I had to index the DS. So, can I just slap the new SL DS in or so I need to figure out an "index" for it? Odd/silly question I suppose
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I know when we put mine in we just bolted it in.
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bolt it in. also what works best for me is to take the flange off the Double cardon unit, and bolt it to the transfer case. then bolt the rest of the driveshaft up.

its hard to get the adapter piece centered and tightened evenly with the whole driveshaft on.

also make sure you use the stock washer looking things. they are like a half circle.

here is a picture of that piece you should put on first. the new lookin piece.

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bolt it in. also what works best for me is to take the flange off the Double cardon unit, and bolt it to the transfer case. then bolt the rest of the driveshaft up.

its hard to get the adapter piece centered and tightened evenly with the whole driveshaft on.

also make sure you use the stock washer looking things. they are like a half circle.

here is a picture of that piece you should put on first. the new lookin piece.

too late LOL.....

What a PITA though. I had to lift the truck up onto jack stands to get the last 2 in. Then on top of take I had to use pliers to tighten down the bolts before going out them with the 6mm allen key.

But yeah jack stands.....then fun part of lift it, turn shaft so last 2 bolts are down, then engage 4x4 to lock the shaft......ugh. LOL I thought about doing what you suggested AFTER I was that far. I need to just get hex ratchet bits, probably would have been even easier. I just don't want to purchase all these tools since I'm in an apt and have no place to store the stuff.

Question......that's the double cardon exploder shaft and adapter. Should the unthinkable happen and the SL shaft craps out later down the road, how much does that adapter run? There's TONS of exploders at the JYs here. Need to snag one of those drive shafts are a backup, as well as EATC stuff and search for a manual BW1354.

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also make sure you use the stock washer looking things. they are like a half circle.
HUH?!
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well i dont have a picture of them but there are 3 of them. if you dont have them installed normally you cannot get the driveshaft tight enough to the transfer case. in which you get nasty sounds and horrible vibrations.

the reason i said install the shaft like that is because i had trouble with vibrations coming from the shaft.

if something happens to the superlift shaft, just take it to a driveline shop and they will take care of you. that adapter is 120 bucks.
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they are load distributors. spans the distance between two bolts and spreads the torque across the flange face more evenly.
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they are load distributors. spans the distance between two bolts and spreads the torque across the flange face more evenly.
I don't even remember seeing these when I took the DS off for the lift install! I do have a small (1/16inch or less) gap between the DS and the T-case flange. ??????
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I dont have a picture of them, Ill have to take one tomorrow.
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