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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2004, 06:01 PM
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cv driveshaft

im about to install my lift. i kno that soonner or later ill have to upgrade the rear axle. if i installed an SYE and CV driveshaft would i need a different length driveshaft for say a d44 or ford 8.8 than i would need for the stock d35? i wouldnt want to buy a cv driveshaft for my 35 then upgrade the axle and need another new driveshaft. i tried to search for this but nothing came up.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2004, 06:22 PM
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Re: cv driveshaft

I dont think it would be an issue as to the length.
When you do the SYE you will have to run a shaft with the slip built into it.
I would think this would make up for any minor lenght issues.
The other consideration will be the U-joint at the diferential, make sure to get your 44 set up to run the same as you have now.
Would also be a good time to set your pinion angle on the new 44 that is.
Worse comes to worse you can have youur new shaft modified...

Good luck, Don.
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Re: cv driveshaft

more then likely not..........the d44 has a pinion that "sticks" out farther then the d35 so you should be ok......if you order thru tommwoods or who ever then just tell them your plan and they will tell you what real lenght you need to go with..... [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]

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Re: cv driveshaft

If I remember right, the '30 uses the smaller U-joint journal, and the 44 uses the larger one.

Still no problem - use Spicer U-joint #5-134x - it's the one that has both the smaller and larger sizes.

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Re: cv driveshaft

I swapped out my AMC20 for a wagoneer dana 44 and am using the same driveshaft. The dana 30 front uses the same size joints. I don't know about the wranglers but I suspect the dana 35 uses the same size u-joint.
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the D35 and D44 use the same u-joint youll be ok

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