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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2003, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Driveline spacer question........

I was under my Zuk and noticed the front driveshaft splines seemed to be showing alot....I grabed hold of it and gave it a shake and noticed there is some play in it......So my question is how much of the spline needs to be showing so I will know what width driveline spacer to get??
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Re: Driveline spacer question........

That depends on the amount of lift you have. Jack up the rig and get the full drop of the axle to find the maximum length needed, then using a floor jack, compress it all the way too. If it extends too much and you jam the shaft, you could do some damage. You need to find 'middle ground' for both extension and compression. I had a 5.5" SPOA lift and 1" extended shackles and only needed a 3/4" spacer. Your setup may vary.
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Re: Driveline spacer question........

I installed a 4.5" Breeze lift and used a 3/4" spacer in my front driveline.

More importantly, make sure that you align your axle pieces properly as you reassemble or you will have bad vibrations and eventually will destroy one (or both) U-joints. There are marking dots on the end of the spline piece and on the edge of the socket piece just at the edge of the rubber boot to help with the alignment.
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