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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2003, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Drive shaft too short?

In the latest round of mods, I extended my front drive shaft by around 6 inches. In two separate wheeling trips, I have worked my t-case loose and bent the long arm on it.

I have never had trouble with the case before, and its making me wonder, maybe I made the front shaft just a hair too long, and at full compression, it pushes on the t-case causing this problem.

Whatta ya think? I have the YJ/ML combo, SPOA with the axle pushed forward around 2 inches, and around an inch of compression left on the shaft at rest. Is it too long?

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Re: Drive shaft too short?

Do you have the stock mounting arms with that 4.8 t-case? That gear reduction will easily bend the stock arms.

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Re: Drive shaft too short?

Exactly why I went with Trail Tough's Mighty Kong transfer case arms/skid plate. Also, if you installed new TC rubber mounts; they will stretch much farther than the old and hard rubbers.
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