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post #1 of 5 Old 08-14-2005, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Double cardan drive shafts?

I have a 2" lift.....this lift has caused some issues with my rear driveshaft angle. That being said....and yes....it really has caused some issues. I know, I was told that "you would have to be in a special club to have issues with a 2" lift and drive shaft angles"....well, I'm in a special club!
Now, I can either do a 1" t-case drop which would suck and I really don't want to do that..or...a friend mentioned the option of going with a double cardan drive shaft.
Anybody have any knowledge of these things? Will it help in my situation?
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-14-2005, 05:10 PM
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You'd also have to buy a SYE kit and adjustable length control arms for the rear axle to install a CV (double-Cardin) driveshaft which would be pretty expensive.

You're better off just installing a short t-case drop at this point. A half-inch of transfer case skidplate drop done with washers used as spacers around each of the six t-case skidplate bolts would do it for less than a buck.

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Thanks Jerry,
I have about 4 washers spaced in there now. :-) Maybe it's just not enough yet. I measured the drop at about 3/8". I'll add a couple of more and see how that goes.
I did notice a bit of an improvement though. Is it even possible that I acutally noticed an overall improvement in excelleration also?

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-15-2005, 08:20 AM
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If your driveshaft was binding before the additional drop, yes you would see an improvement in acceleration. Even if it wasn't binding, you might see a little bit of improvement just with the more efficient DS angle. You probably wouldn't notice that though. My acceleration varies about that much just with changes in the atmospheric pressure!

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As an alternative, you could always go with a 1" body lift and 1" motor mount lift.
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