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post #1 of 9 Old 06-05-2011, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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How much to lengthen a driveshaft?

Title says it all..

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Title says it all..
Somehow I'm thinking it doesn't.

But I'll take a shot here... I say lengthen it 10" and see what happens.

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it varies depending on the shop on how much they charge shop around. I got one done a year ago for $65 but I am friends with the guy.
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o sorry guys i meant how much money! my bad. Trying to weight the difference in cost of just lengthening it and keeping the t-case drop or getting a SYE/CV and getting rid of the drop. Money is major problem...

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I believe that entire driveshaft setup needs to be retired. You need a SYE and a cv driveshaft at this point. Are you planning an 8.8 swap in the future? If not, you just wasted time welding the perches on the 35 because you're not even close to where you need to be with your pinion angle. I don't mean to sound harsh, but SOA is dependent on having the funds to do it correctly. Now, unhook that beast and find yourself a SYE kit to ensure you don't lose all your ATF and drive it on the front axle while you save up to cut down a Cherokee shaft for what I hope is your 8.8 swap in the near future.
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I believe that entire driveshaft setup needs to be retired. You need a SYE and a cv driveshaft at this point. Are you planning an 8.8 swap in the future? If not, you just wasted time welding the perches on the 35 because you're not even close to where you need to be with your pinion angle. I don't mean to sound harsh, but SOA is dependent on having the funds to do it correctly. Now, unhook that beast and find yourself a SYE kit to ensure you don't lose all your ATF and drive it on the front axle while you save up to cut down a Cherokee shaft for what I hope is your 8.8 swap in the near future.
It is a super 35 btw, but I do plan on going dana 60s in the future
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It is a super 35 btw, but I do plan on going dana 60s in the future
I wasn't as concerned with the strength of the axle or size of tire, that's a completely different issue. I was just looking at the housing you have now and where the pinion angle was. I run 35's on my Dana 35 so I obviously have no room to be telling people what axle to run, I just didn't want to see anyone have to reweld perches just to set the pinion angle because of the driveshaft change.
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X2 on just saving your money and doing sye with cv driveshafts....especially since you seem to be aware of the weakness of the d35 and want to eventually go with a dana 60. Tom woods does a great job with driveshafts and also sells an sye kit. It's worth it...especially considering the piece of mind you get knowing you have a reliable setup!

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