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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-26-2000, 01:44 AM
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Driveshaft spacers?

Ok, I installed my 31x10.50 BFG ATs that I had on the CJ. Sure was nice
having the same bolt pattern between the Samurai and the Jeep.

With good springs, 1" shackle lift, and a little minor hammer
persuasion, I am only getting minor rubbing during steering lock while
articulating (sway-bar and bumpstops removed).

Now I want to go to the next step in my suspension build. I'm going to
move the rear springs to the front (full length). I figure this will
move the axle forward by about 2". I'm going to beef the spring hangers
and move the mounting whole back an 1". That means the axle will only be
1" forward than stock. With the little lift and the axle relocating I
figure I need a 1" spacer.


Now the question......where to get one in a wrecking yard?

I've heard of a car you can get the spacer from, but can't remember
which one. What about making my own? I haven't looked at it yet, but
what would be involved and what will the problems be?

Thanks!

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Re: Driveshaft spacers?


We carry spacers, but I've never heard of any automotive application that came with spacers on the driveshafts. Doesn't make sense. A manufacturer would have just made the dravishaft to the proper length.

Also, you won't get a full 2" of forward axle movement by putting rears up front. You'll find its more like 1.25".

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Re: Driveshaft spacers?

Thanks Glenn!

Driveshaft spacers........you actually sell something I might be able to afford.........oh, hold on.......that will be like $100 Canadian.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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Re: Driveshaft spacers?

If you have access to a lathe, a mill or drill press,and you have the knowledge to use them,you can make a spacer yourself.If you choose
to make it out of aluminum the 4"diameter round stock you'll need will probably cost more than the price of a new spacer.If you make it out
steel count on twice the machine time.All told it's easier to buy one from a vender.Good luck.


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