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post #1 of 8 Old 04-26-2008, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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How do you measure rear shaft length?

Cutting down an XJ shaft to go on the rear for a CV. How do you get the measurement to get the length right?


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post #2 of 8 Old 04-26-2008, 06:14 AM
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Try this link, http://www.dennysdriveshaft.com/html/f.html

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Thats a good link.^^^^

But, that is for a flange type t-case mount.

If the OP has a SYE 231 he'll need this one.

http://www.dennysdriveshaft.com/html/g.html

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If the OP has a SYE 231
60mxr,

I seen your other thread about a SYE. You need to get that installed before you measure for your shaft.

I would go with the shortest version you can get.

I haven't had a SYE'd 231 in a long time, but I know Novaks make some really nice products, and not at a bad price.

http://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/kit_231sye.htm

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Awesome Info!

Really great info Anyone even considering a lift needs this stuff! Thanks guys!!

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Before you start cutting it down, those are excellent ways to see how long it should end-up. Nice link!

Ensure you DO NOT have the shaft either fully collapsed, or fully lengthened when you do the cutting for the length after you know the measurement. You need to have a happy medium so the slip does it's job.
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Before you start cutting it down, those are excellent ways to see how long it should end-up. Nice link!

Ensure you DO NOT have the shaft either fully collapsed, or fully lengthened when you do the cutting for the length after you know the measurement. You need to have a happy medium so the slip does it's job.
Should I measure and mark with it half way extended? Man! That's a great piece of advise!!
Thanks!

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Should I measure and mark with it half way extended? Man! That's a great piece of advise!!
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That's the way the driveshaft shop measured mine. Extend it half of the movement of the slip yoke and cut accordingly.
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