Drive Shaft Loop - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
GM Standard IFS Trucks & SUV's All discussion of full sized IFS Trucks, SUV's to include Suburban

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2000, 10:12 PM
Posts: n/a
Drive Shaft Loop

What is a drive shaft loop? Just curious, I have a general idea but not too sure....

Sponsored Links
post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2000, 10:23 PM
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: South Western Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,490
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Drive Shaft Loop

A drive shaft loop is what it sounds like. Its a loop usually made out of steel rod or tubing that goes around the drive shaft and atatches to the cross member on the frame. What it does is prevents the drive shaft from flying out from under the truck in the case that you break a U-joint. You will see alot of drag cars and other high HP vehicals that have them. I know for a fact its manditory in Truck Pulling but not sure about in Mud Bogging. You would need a long loop if you have a flexy or long suspension travel in your lifted truck so that the drive shaft doesn't hit it at all.

Hope that helps...Ryan

RyanB is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2000, 10:33 PM
Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Paducah, KY
Posts: 6,656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Drive Shaft Loop

You would need to know how much your driveshaft moves around, and in which directions. That way you don't hit the driveshaft on the loop before you max out the suspension. Hope this helps.

1992 Blazer Sport, 350 TBI, Gibson 3" cat back, 4L60, K&N, Rancho 3" lift, 285/75R16's on 16x8 Bajas
AJMBLAZER is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome