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05-08-2004, 03:48 PM
Post: #31
 
That truck is so tall I don't even think it could be sucessful at mud bogging.

Front driveshaft? With 20" of lift I'm surprised he can even keep a REAR driveshaft in that thing!!!
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05-08-2004, 10:52 PM
Post: #32
 
Quote:On 2004-05-08 15:48, Tim wrote:
That truck is so tall I don't even think it could be sucessful at mud bogging.

Front driveshaft? With 20" of lift I'm surprised he can even keep a REAR driveshaft in that thing!!!
you guys act like its mission impossible to put driveshafts in a truck with that much lift. Rolling Eyes
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05-08-2004, 11:44 PM
Post: #33
 
I've got a shortbox truck and my driveshaft is 52" long with a 4 speed. Previously, when my truck was an automatic, it was in the 40" long range.

How you could keep a driveshaft in a truck with that much lift and that short wheelbase is beyond me.

It's obviously not used for anything hardcore, I guess that's how.

Even with only a 6" lift, my front shaft is at nearly a 30* angle. With 20" of suspension lift I'd think it'd be damn near impossible to keep a shaft in it under hard use.
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05-09-2004, 07:14 AM
Post: #34
 
a cornay cv joint will easily handle that angle.
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05-09-2004, 09:35 AM
Post: #35
 
According to the website it links to, that shaft can only be used at a 40* angle. A 1410 joint can operate at 37*. Neither of those is going to be enough to keep a front shaft in THAT truck sucessfully, especially at any kind of speed.
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05-10-2004, 03:03 AM
Post: #36
 
the euro lights make all the difference...
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05-10-2004, 01:42 PM
Post: #37
 
Quote:On 2004-05-08 23:44, Tim wrote:

How you could keep a driveshaft in a truck with that much lift and that short wheelbase is beyond me.
cut and turn the axles
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05-10-2004, 01:49 PM
Post: #38
 
they make pretty high angle shafts that'll run at damn near 80 degrees...

but, they have a lifespan of about 40-50 hours of use and cost $700+.
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05-10-2004, 01:54 PM
Post: #39
 
Quote:On 2004-05-09 09:35, Tim wrote:
According to the website it links to, that shaft can only be used at a 40* angle. A 1410 joint can operate at 37*. Neither of those is going to be enough to keep a front shaft in THAT truck sucessfully, especially at any kind of speed.

talk to steve over here http://www.arizonadriveline.com they make a bad boy drive shaft one that can take up to an 80 degree angle and the jr which can take up to 60 degree angle

with 18" total lift i ran a front shaft on my truck with no problems

here is the rear shaft
[Image: 90823.jpg]

the pic is not too clear but here is the bad boy jr front shaft
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05-10-2004, 01:57 PM
Post: #40
 
problem is you have to be careful cause you might end up doing this to the shaft

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Arizona Driveline sent me a brand new shaft with no questions asked but you do have to be careful none the less




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