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post #1 of 6 Old 04-17-2007, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Shortening Driveshaft

Well when I put the 8.8 in my jeep my rear d/s was too long, I got it to fit but there was no room for the d/s to move in or out of the T case. I'm having it cut and rebalanced tomorrow but I was wondering how much would be a safe amount to shorten it? It is into the t-case as far as it will go now so have it cut and inch 1 1/2 or more?
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-17-2007, 09:39 PM
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you should be able to just measure the distance between t-case and diff. yokes and tell the driveshaft guys, and they should know what to cut it to

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I'd say at lease 1.5" maybe 2. If you keep it like that you will surely crack your transfer case.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-18-2007, 08:54 PM
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take the yoke off the drive shaft. put it in the tcase half way so theres room to move in and out. measure from ujoint center to either ujoint center of flange. thats the length of ur driveshaft

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Well I had it shortened an inch & 1/2 it works fine now with no problems or vibrations.

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Well I had it shortened an inch & 1/2 it works fine now with no problems or vibrations.


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