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Anyone running this driveline on their CJ5...

James' post on Driveline /'s got me thinking about mine. I'm getting ready to swap my T-150 with a T-18. So I was wondering if anyone is running the following set up and let me know what they did for their drive shafts

304/T-150 bellhousing/CJ T-18/D20/AMC20.

My long term plan is to also go SOA, so any thoughts there would be appreciated.

my thoughts are either do the SOA and T-18 at the same time and have Driveshaft work done One time as opposed to Once for tranny swap and again after SOA.

Any comments or suggestions appreciated...
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Re: Anyone running this driveline on their CJ5...

I had that set-up before. I did the SOA first and lengthed my drivelines to fit the lift. When I later swapped to the longer T18, I ended up going back to the stock driveline that was in the CJ5 when I had the 3 speed for the rear and went ahead and bought a new long slip one for the front to replace previously lengthened one.
If you can wait to do the swap and SOA at the same time I would way and have the driveline work done once.
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Re: Anyone running this driveline on their CJ5...

I just got off the phone a few minutes ago talking to a buddy who just did the same with his CJ7. as it ends up, he pulled a t-18 froma CJ5 and swapped his T-150 for it. so he was looking at going the opposite route as I am.... kinda works out good for both of us! he gets my T-150 CJ5 driveshafts and I get his Old T-18 CJ5 driveshafts from his parts jeep! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]

What I'm wondering about now is my rear driveshaft agnle after the SOA. It's gonna be pretty steep! From anyones experiences is a single Ujoint at each end gonna work for me, or would I be better off going double on the Tcase end and rotate the axle?

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Re: Anyone running this driveline on their CJ5...

I guess I forgot the interim cv driveline I had. When I swapped in the T18 I went with a cv shaft because of the angles. I had a lot of problems with the cv shaft (yes it was set-up correctly) and so I cut the perches off, rotated the axle down some (split the difference of pointed at the t-case and parallel) and used the stock CJ5 shaft. I didn't have any more failures, and had a little vibration around 35-45 mph, but since it wasn't a DD I just lived with the vibrations instead of failing cv shafts.
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